NYC Happenings: First Look 2015 Offers A Thrillingly Eclectic Lineup

January at first glance may not seem to have that much to offer as far as moviegoing goes, other than mostly unpromising studio comedies and thrillers, and awards-season hopefuls if you're seeking better quality. Thankfully, there are alternatives available, especially... More »
  

NOBODY WANTS THE NIGHT to Open Berlinale '15

Spanish auteur Isabel Coixet's latest film, Nobody Wants the Night, will open the 65th edition of Berlinale, as well as being part of the official competition.Starring Juliette Binoche, Rinko Kukuchi, and Gabriel Byrne, little is known of the plot of... More »
  

SXSW 2015: Russell Brand Doc BRAND: A SECOND COMING To Open Festival

The South By Southwest Film Festival announced their opening film and a handful of other titles today. Brand: A Second Coming, a documentary about divisive British comedian Russell Brand will open the festival.From the report at Variety: "Firebrand Ondi Timoner's bold... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

James Franco To Close Slamdance 2015 With YOSEMITE

We all know the admittedly tired joke by now: James Franco is everywhere.The exception is that on January 29th, he'll specifically be somewhere. That'd be wrapping up the 21st Slamdance Film Festival in Park City with the world premiere of... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

San Cristóbal De Las Casas Reveals Full 2015 Lineup

The San Cristóbal De Las Casas International Film Festival revealed yesterday the full lineup for its very first edition, which kicks off next week (January 16). The definitive highlight is the Ukrainian silent film The Tribe, which for me is... More »
  

THE TRANSPARENT WOMAN: We Have The First Look At This Giallo Thriller!

We have your first look at the Italian Giallo film, The Transparent Woman, directed by Italian filmmaker Domiziano Cristopharo. It stars the Italian erotic and pornographic actress Roberta Gemma and Arian Levanael (Hunt Angels, Poe 3 : Pieces of Eldritch)Anna... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Bollywood Week Coming To Cancún, Mexico

The Mexican city of Cancún is set to host film productions from India in the near future and so it is organizing the first Bollywood Week outside of the United States in June. Cancún wants to let the Indian film... More »
  

BIG GAME: The Finnish Action Film Has A Big Trailer

The makers of Rare Exports, the Finish Christmas movie that should be an annual event for everybody over the holiday season right about now, have a new movie out. Big Game premiered at TIFF last year and our own Jason... More »
By Swarez   
  

Masacre En Xoco 2014 Review: MÉXICO BÁRBARO, A Horror Anthology That Could Have Been More Brutal

Mexico is barbaric, both historically and due to the violent present. Rather than making a clear reference to its main concept of exploring Mexican legends and traditions, horror anthology México Bárbaro kicks off as a straight exhibition of the violent... More »
  

Sundance 2015: Exclusive BOB AND THE TREES Clip

Set to enjoy its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the Next section, Bob and the Trees stars Bob Tarasuk in the title role, and we've got an exclusive clip to give a taste of what's to... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Hosting Mexico's Newest Film Festival

The Mexican film industry is celebrating the new year with a new film festival. Kicking off in mid January 2015, the San Cristóbal de Las Casas International Film Festival (FICSC) is set to be the first important event of the... More »
  

Mórbido Mérida 2014 Review: JIRON, How A Movie By A Major Filmmaker Disappeared

Full disclosure: I was completely ignorant of Mexican filmmaker Carlos Enrique Taboada before watching this movie. Thus, Jirón (Shred), a new documentary by Christian Cueva, proved to be educational, fascinating, and compelling, not only because it explores the disappearance of... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Sundance 2015 Shorts Lineup Unveiled

The Sundance Film Fest announcements keep coming with today's release of the plentiful short films playing at the fest. Check out the full list here:U.S. NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS Actresses / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeremy Hersh) -- The film follows... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Sundance 2015 Premieres Programs Announced

Last week brought us the announcements of the Midnight, Spotlight, and New Frontiers programs as well as the Competition slates. This week kicks off with word on the Sundance Film Festival's 2015 Premieres, Documentary Premieres, and Special Events lineups. As... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Japan Film Festival 2014 Review: TOKYO REFUGEES Clumsily Critiques Contemporary Japan

Director Kiyoshi Sasabe (My SO Has Depression) is no stranger to dark narratives, and his latest, Tokyo Refugees, could be his darkest yet. Based on the many seedy and sad things you may have heard about Tokyo, the film aims to... More »
  

Japan Film Festival 2014 Review: RUROUNI KENSHIN: THE LEGEND ENDS Caps An Explosive Trilogy

By this stage, the humble tale of the first film and the bombastic masterfully shot darkness of the second film should prepare you for what is in store in Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends. Namely, a lot of exposition, happenstance... More »
  

TURBO KID: A New Image So Exciting It Is Bursting From The Chest

With news today that Turbo Kid will be part of the Midnight lineup at the Sundance Film Festival at the end of January, EW unleashed a new image from the film. It contains so much bloody goodness that it can hardly contain... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Kevin Bacon + Uzi = 4 Stills For Sundance Midnighter COP CAR

Kevin Bacon is about to get violent when the new film from Jon Watts, Cop Car, makes its world premiere in Midnight at next month's Sundance Film Fest. It's a pretty damn simple premise: Two 10-year-old boys steal an abandoned... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Keanu Gets Weird In 6 New Stills From Sundance Midnighter KNOCK KNOCK

Here's what we know about Knock Knock, the upcoming Eli Roth-directed film that will premiere in the Midnight section at January's Sundance Film Fest. Two beautiful young girls walk into a married man's life and turn a wild fantasy into... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Sundance 2015 Announcements Continue With Midnight, Spotlight, New Frontiers

Yesterday we brought you the Competition Announcements from the Sundance Film Fest. Today we return with word on the Midnight, Spotlight, and New Frontiers sections. The Park City at Midnight section features such potential gems as the Kevin Bacon-starring Cop... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  
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