PREY Teaser: People Of Amsterdam, Run! The Lion Is Loose

Dick Maas (Sint, Amsterdamned, The Lift) has released the first teaser for his lion-loose-in-Amsterdam movie, Prey. And it looks super fun! Do you need to know more than that? The teaser teases that the lion has already run 26 miles... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN, A Zombie Thrillride With Social Bite

For his live-action debut Train to Busan, indie animation director Yeon Sang-ho, whose films The King of Pigs and The Fake have drawn international acclaim, has taken the zombie thriller, stuck it into the claustrophobic confines of a train, and... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Review: KILL ZONE 2, A Delirious, Masterfully Staged Martial Arts Melodrama

Never fear the “2” in the title of Soi Cheang’s deliriously baroque, thrillingly action-packed extravaganza Kill Zone 2, better known in Asia (and to early film festival viewers) as SPL 2: A Time for Consequences.   This is a follow-up,... More »
  

Review: THE DARKNESS Inhabits The Creepy Edge Of Suburbia

For his latest adventure in suspense, director Greg McLean reins in the blood and guts to focus on a family under attack by forces both interior and exterior. McLean established his international reputation with the gruesome Wolf Creek more than... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: FYNBOS, Brilliantly Anti-Cathartic Cinema

A young white woman in high heels walks down a street in a black working-class neighborhood. Though clearly on edge, she walks with a purpose. She pauses at a row of trash cans. Clothes billow in the wind, threaded on... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Crowdfund This: ROBODOC: The Creation of Robocop Documentary. Would You Buy This For A Dollar?

Has it been nearly 30 years since Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-violent action pic Robocop sprayed copious amounts of guts and blood across screens around the World? The action flick riddled with bullets and social commentary, some of which would seem prophetic... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: I AM THALENTE Skates With Soul

We all know the sound. That clack-scrape-whoosh of a skateboard on the sidewalk. For many of us it is as close to the sport as we get. When we hear that sound most of us move out of the way... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Review: SUNSET SONG, An Impeccable Masterpiece From Director Terence Davies

A sweeping tale of changing times in Scotland in the early 20th century, Terence Davies's new film Sunset Song centers around a farm girl Chris Guthrie (Agyness Deyn) in the fictional rural town of Kinraddie near Aberdeen. Chris is a thoroughly... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Review: MONEY MONSTER Takes A Hostage With A Sense Of Humor

Pleasantly surprising, Jodie Foster's Money Monster is better than expected, in large part because it's not as straightforward as it initially appears. The setup, in fact, leads one to believe that the movie will be a deadly serious hostage thriller.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: Woody Allen Visits CAFÉ SOCIETY

You ever see the Woody Allen film about the older man who’s in love with a younger woman, only to have her torn between her affection for another nebbishy guy? Sure it’s fair to say that Allen’s treading on familiar... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Political Kidnap Thriller THE TRUTH BENEATH Gets Moody Trailer

Lee Kyoung-mi, director of the delightfully offbeat Crush and Blush, is back with her latest film, the political kidnap thriller The Truth Beneath this June. CJ Entertainment has dropped the first trailer, which promises a tense and dark story of... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition! Not Least Michael Fassbender In The ASSASSIN'S CREED Trailer

Michael Fassbender reteams with his Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard for the big screen adaptation of the hugely popular video game Assassin's Creed. Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, brought back from the dead by a futuristic iteration of... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: WHAT WE BECOME, The Noir-ish Horror Of A Family Being Torn Apart

An extremely well-made horror film from Denmark, What We Become (original title: Sorgenfri) examines the churning emotional dynamics of a nuclear family when they are placed under extreme -- some might even call it apocalyptic -- stress. Mother Pernille (Mille... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

CASH ONLY: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Detroit Based Crime Thriller

One of our favorite crime thrillers from the festival circuit, Cash Only, hits cinemas and VOD this Friday in the U.S. thanks to FilmBuff. To give you a taste of what is in store for you we have an exclusive clip!... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: THE LOBSTER Loses Its Way

Boy, I wanted to love this movie. Really, I did. I mean, the first shot of the film is a delight: a woman is passively driving in a car. She gets out, windshield wipers still flailing away, and pulls out... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Review: HIGH-RISE, A Provocation To Disengage

As audience empathy tests go, killing the dog is perhaps the most capital of movie-crimes. Here it is gleefully committed in the opening minutes; a bellwether for the casually curious to beware.    Several other canine-murders are peppered throughout the... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

PHOBIA Trailer: Radhika Apte Is Terrorized In Her Home

Indian actress Radhika Apte has been all over the place as of late. From her head-turning performances in films like Parched to her critically acclaimed and award winning role in international omnibus Madly (directed in part by Anurag Kashyap), she... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

TICKLED Trailer Gently Teases Strangeness

One of the strange delights on the documentary festival circuit at the moment is David Farrier and Dylan Reeves' investigative rabbit-hole of a film, Tickled. Magnolia pictures, who are distributing the film, have the difficult challenge of advertising a film... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Cannes 2016: Anurag Kashyap's RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 Gets A Dark Domestic Trailer

The first domestic trailer for Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0 has appeared online ahead of its June 24th Indian cinema release. The film is Kashyap's third to appear in the Cannes Director's Fortnight and the first since 2013's Ugly. Raman... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Exclusive: Poster Debut For Kurando Mitsutake's KARATE KILL From The Dude Designs

Back in 2009, I caught a little movie called Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf at a beer-soaked midnight screening at the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. I was tipsy, but I was also blown away by this super fun slice... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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