First Time Fest 2014: Awards and Festival Reflections

First Time Fest, a film festival that celebrates and supports first time filmmakers, wrapped up its second edition on April 7 with a closing night awards ceremony held at 42West nightclub. During the festival, besides Josephine Decker's psychological horror film... More »
  

Hong Kong 2014 Review: THAT DEMON WITHIN Has Problems Throughout

Hong Kong's reigning champion of pyrotechnic mayhem continues to move outside of his comfort zone with the psychological crime drama That Demon Within, but the results fail to hit the mark as poor plotting, loose direction and an increasingly preposterous... More »
  

Imagine 2014: Twitch Recommendations And Heads-Ups

Europe has many fine genre film festivals, and Amsterdam's Imagine Film Festival, which starts this week, can proudly call itself a member of that group. The line-up for this year's edition is particularly impressive. There is anime and other animation,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

First Time Fest 2014 Review: BUTTER ON THE LATCH, A Fascinating, Elliptical Psychological Horror Tale

First Time Fest, beyond all its star-studded packaging, is at its core about showcasing new filmmaking talent, and perhaps the most fascinating and fully-formed talent featured this year is director, actress, and performance artist Josephine Decker, who now has two... More »
  

Dallas 2014 Review: WORDS AND PICTURES, A Rivalry In Search Of A Romance

In my youth, a cigarette company advertised their product with the tagline, "What do you want, good grammar or good taste?" It was a false analogy, of course -- the correct answer is, "Why can't I have both?" -- yet... More »
  

R100, THE SACRAMENT, STARRY EYES, DOC OF THE DEAD, Miike Lead Strong Line-Up For 2nd Annual Stanley Film Fest

This rarely happens. Almost never do you look at a festival lineup and think, "I want to see (or already saw and loved) every single film that's playing." So kudos to the programming team at the Stanley Film Fest... More »
  

Black Fawn Distribution Brings The Boogie And Blood Of DISCOPATH On DVD

If you are like me and sometimes lament that slasher films are not funky enough, or do not bring the boogie, then lament no more. Black Fawn Distro is bringing disco back to Canada. They will be releasing Renaud Gauthier's... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Fantastic Market Is Now Open. Submit!

Submissions are now open for the second annual Fantastic Market/Mercado Fantastico at Fantastic Fest this September. The market will run for the first three days of the festival, September 18th through 20th. If you have a Work in Progress or... More »
  

Okinawa 2014 Review: FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS

Fujita Yosuke's bittersweet comedy Fuku-Chan of Fukufuku Flats reflects on themes of loneliness and love but never loses sight of its comedy heart, thanks to a wonderful central performance from Oshima Miyuki.Fukuda Tatsuo, 'Fuku-chan' to his many friends, paints buildings... More »
  

Dallas 2014 Preview: Twitch Picks 12 Must See Films

The indomitable Dallas International Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night with the gala premiere of Fred Schepisi's Words and Pictures. Twitch will have (cowboy) boots on the ground with plenty of coverage from across the city. To jump start our... More »
  

NYIFF 2014 Will Open With Anurag Kashyap's UGLY, Plus More Films Unveiled

The 14th annual New York Indian Film Festival has announced its first few titles and they are, as expected, pretty damned fantastic. The festival will open with Anurag Kashyap's Ugly, a film that debuted at Cannes 2013 and has devastated audiences... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Rotterdam 2014 Review: TAMAKO IN MORATORIUM Pleasantly Idles Along

(Now I feel tempted to not write a review for a year...) Director Yamashita Nobuhiro is probably best known for his 2007 film Linda Linda Linda, which managed to wring a lot of enjoyment out of a pretty mundane subject.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

NYC Happenings: First Time Fest Celebrates and Supports Debut Filmmakers

One of the great things about living in New York City is its rich, eclectic and diverse film culture. One of the results of this is that you can't swing your arms without hitting a film festival of one kind... More »
  

Okinawa 2014: ONE THIRD Wins The Golden SHISA

Last Monday night saw the closing of the 6th Okinawa International Movie Festival. Before the event officially closed with a fireworks display over its beach-side setting, the winners of this year's awards were announced.The jury, headed by veteran director, screenwriter... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: Last Call For Submissions To Frontières Market

Just a quick reminder to all you budding and veteran feature filmmakers out there that the deadline for submissions to this year's Frontières Internation Film Market at the Fantasia Film Festival is April 19! That is just three weeks away!From... More »
  

New Directors/New Films 2014 Review: SHE'S LOST CONTROL Gets Intimate

Professional intimacy takes center stage in Anja Marquardt's She's Lost Control. 'She' in this case is Ronah (Brooke Bloom), a thirty something, confident, determined woman pursuing a masters degree who makes living as a sexual surrogate - arranged by her... More »
  

Tribeca 2014: Watch The Pulse Pounding Trailer For Midnighter THE CANAL

As we ramp up for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC this April 16 - 27, more and more material on the films that will be playing the fest come pouring in. Today we've discovered that the festival page... More »
  

Toronto Japanese Film Festival Announces Lineup, Featuring Miike, Sono and Mizuta

The Toronto Japanese Film Festival will announce the lineup of films for their third annual festival this Thursday, March 27 at their monthly screening (the Japanese Unforgiven remake starring Ken Watanabe). However, they have allowed us to scoop their own announcement... More »
  

Hong Kong 2014 Review: ABERDEEN Is Pang Ho Cheung's Most Mature Work Yet

Pang Ho Cheung delivers a beautifully observed portrait of a modern Hong Kong family that fuses social commentary with fantastical imagery and his trademark cheeky humour to wonderful effect.In a notable shift in tone from his recent successes, Hong Kong... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Leftovers: Top 5 Anecdotes & Asides From Linklater, Rodriguez, And More

Like an avalanche of awesomeness, the 2014 edition of SXSW has washed over its attendees, leaving cinephiles to sift through the rubble and pick up the pieces of our lives. One of the inherent detriments of a film festival as... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  
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