Sundance 2016 Preview: Every Film Playing At Midnight

You asked for it, now you get it. It's Sundance Film Festival time again and we're here to take you through each and every film playing in the Midnight section. Don't forget to check out our earlier preview of the... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Slamdance 2016 Preview: Meet The Filmmakers, Part 2

On Monday, we introduced you to a slew of first-time feature filmmakers from the 22nd Slamdance Film Festival, taking place in Park City, Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn, January 22nd-28th,We continue today with a fresh batch of filmmaker Q&As... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Opens Next Week, Reveals Its Killer Line-up Today

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) always keeps a tight timeline with regards to revealing its huge programme. While plenty of hints are given from early December onward, it's only one week before the festival opens that the full line-up... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Sundance 2016 Preview: A Documentary Tour

It's time once again for the Sundance Film Festival which starts Thursday in Park City. Yesterday we brought you a look at the the US Narrative, World Narrative, and NEXT competitions. Today we turn to the documentaries on offer at... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Sundance 2016 Preview: Narrative Competitions On Tap

You hear that sound? It's the quickly accelerating buzz of the indie film world as it descends on the little ski village of Park City for the annual mecca of film sales and shwag that is the Sundance Film Festival.... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Slamdance 2016 Preview: Meet The Filmmakers, Part 1

The reason I consider the Slamdance Film Festival a high priority on the fest circuit can be summed up in one word: Discovery.While most press mention fest alumni like Christopher Nolan, The Russo Brothers and Lena Dunham, I'd like to... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Natalie Dormer's THE FOREST Leads Killer Lineup For Frightfest Glasgow

Attention Glasgow, Scotland. If you need something to get all that saccharin aftertaste of Valentine's Day out of your system then Frightfest has the solution. At the end of February they have put together a great lineup of current horror... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Slamdance 2016: DEAD HANDS DIG DEEP Trailer Explores Madness And Music

As per usual, anyone headed to Slamdance 2016 film festival will have a dizzying array of truly independent features and shorts from which to choose. This includes documentaries on odd subjects, such as Dead Hands Dig Deep, which explores the... More »
  

First Look 2016: Six Must-See Selections

The Museum of the Moving Image's First Look Festival, screening through January 24, is a wonderfully eclectic and eye-opening selection of films that transcend the boundaries of fiction, documentary, and experimental films. You can read Dustin Chang's overview of the... More »
  

PREACHER, PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY And More To Premiere At SXSW 2016

SXSW fans, hold on to your hats, there are some weird and hopefully wonderful films coming your way this March. Preacher, Seth Rogan's adaptation of the cult graphic novel of a priest (Dominic Cooper) trying to rid the world of... More »
  

Slamdance 2016 Exclusive: FURSONAS Clip Answers The Question 'Who Are We?'

Set to enjoy its world premiere at the upcoming Slamdance Film Festival, Fursonas is a documentary about enthusiasts who get dressed up in animal costumes. Yet they are far more than mascots who might be sighted at a sporting event.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

NYC Happenings: Get Your New Year's Cinephilia On With MoMI's First Look 2016

Starting this Friday and running for three consecutive weekends (1/8-1/24), in their beautiful state of the art theater in Queens, Astoria, the Museum of Moving Image's First Look Film Festival is fast becoming a new New York institution for many... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

HAIL, CAESAR! To Open Berlinale 2016, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL And WHERE TO INVADE NEXT Premiering

Berlinale 2016 will open with what looks to be a hilarious bang with Hail, Caesar! The new film from Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, a hilarious spoof of the old Hollywood studio days, will premiere on February 11th, kicking off... More »
  

Sundance 2016 Unveil Spotlight, Premieres And More

And there ya have it, friends and neighbors. The 2016 Sundance Film Festival has released the rest of their feature film lineup today with the programs for Spotlight, Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Sundance Kids and Special Events. Barring any surprises, we... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hey, Filmmakers! Stranger With My Face 2016 Is Now Open For Submissions!

Tasmania might bring to mind the image of a former violent penal colony or crazy cartoon characters, but it is also the home of Stranger With My Face International Film Festival. A home for horror and fantastic films with an emphasis... More »
  

Sundance Announces 2016 Slate For Competitions & Next

It's a big day on the indie film calendar when the full list of films in the competitions sections for the Sundance Film Fest hits the net. We won't waste too much time now parsing this but a few of... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Black Nights 2015 Review: DAWN, A Surreal Image Of Soviet Life

Tales of mythic figures, particularly those whose myth is perpetuated by governments, are ripe fodder for film. This can be especially interesting if someone like myself is ignorant of said mythic figure. Such is the case with Dawn, Laila Pakalnina's... More »
  

Black Nights 2015 Review: THE AUTOMATIC HATE, Blood Is Not Thicker Than Water

Not all families are good or well-adjusted; there are often rifts (reasonable or not) between parents and children, siblings, cousins. Some of us might find out about skeletons in a closet, and sometimes those skeletons are best left undisturbed. In Justin... More »
  

Black Nights 2015 Review: LOEV, Lovers In A Dangerous Time

Same-sex activity is illegal in India, punishable by imprisonment. The release there of Deepa Mehta's film Fire, about a love affair between two women, incited violent protests in 1998. So the fact that Sudhanshu Saria's debut feature Loev was made... More »
  

Black Nights 2015 Review: THANK YOU FOR BOMBING Shines a Critical Light on War Reporting

War correspondants can be mythic figures, something of romantic heroes. They go to dangerous places in order to bring us the truth. It's been said that it was the reporter's stories that helped begin protests against the Vietnam War; although... More »
  
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