Slamdance 2015 Review: YOSEMITE Beautifully Captures The Fearful Majesty Of Boyhood

What is it about childhood that makes us adults so wary of who we once were? Perhaps it is that great fear of the unknown, a shadow, a whisper of adulthood that scares us as children into submission of these... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Dallas Gets Its Own South Asian Film Festival

Texas is not just for cowboys anymore. The first Dallas-Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival (DFW SAFF) is coming next month. Described as the "first-ever festival of South Asian independent cinema in North Texas," the event will be held at... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: AS THE GODS WILL Leaves You Gasping For More

(Putting the Fear of God into someone was never taken as literally as here...) Miike Takashi must, by now, be the most experienced director in the world in several genres, especially if those genres are vaguely defined as "gory and... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

CHASUKE'S JOURNEY: Check The First Images From Sabu's Berlin-Selected Latest

Prolific Japanese director Sabu teams up with Kitano Takeshi's Office Kitano for his latest effort, an adaptation of his own novel Ten No Chasuke - known simply in English as Chasuke's Journey.In the afterlife, busy playwrights are writing scenarios for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE BUNKER: Poster Debut And First Clip For Nikias Chryssos' Berlin Selected Dark Satire

Young German director Nikias Chryssos first appeared in these pages way back in 2009 with his acclaimed short film Tower Block and he now returns with his debut feature film - the dark satire The Bunker. A young student is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance 2015 Review: THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE, DIY Terror At Its Very Best

It begins in the dark hollows of your mind. But you can feel it in your heart. Pumping through your veins. The notion that something is wrong. That the world is wrong. That reality is not what it seems. That... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: THE OVERNIGHT Goes There

It's so incredibly tempting to reveal all the bizarre places Patrick Brice's new film, The Overnight, takes its audiences, who, if they're anything like this viewer, will likely watch the film with mouths gleefully agape.The film opens in the bedroom... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Slamdance 2015 Review: CONCRETE LOVE, An Intimate, Immaculate Look At A Family Of Architects

We all wish to be immortalized in some way. To be remembered for something extraordinary or meaningful. Most of us will be remembered by the way we loved, who we loved and how we loved. It is what we do... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2015 Exclusive Clip: Enter The Beguiling World Of ALPHA

TwitchFilm is proud to present an exclusive clip from Stathis Athanasiou's Alpha, which had its North American premiere at Slamdance this week, with a second screening today at 3:30pm at Treasure Mountain Inn.Alpha is a beguiling blend of science fiction... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

COP CAR: Focus World Nabs U.S. Rights For Amblin-esque Midnighter

THR reports that Focus World, the 'alternative arm' of Focus Features, bought the U.S. rights for John Watts' Sundance midnighter Cop Car. They plan to share Kevin Bacon's mustache in cinemas and on VOD simultaneously.The film has been praised for... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TURBO KID: In This Clip, The Fate Of The World In His Hands

So you missed the World Premiere of Turbo Kid at Sundance Monday night. Then there was another screening on Tuesday night but, BUT! do not fret, there are still two more screenings on Thursday and Saturday! There is a wait list for Thursday... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: H. Explores The Strange Dissonance Of Coupling

There's something strange in the waters of Troy, New York. Something life-changing in the skies. Some of us can see it, some of us can hear it. Some of us will wander into the woods to find it, leaving our... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: HELLIONS, A Monstrous Misstep

Hellions, Journeyman director Bruce McDonald's first foray into horror since 2008's slow-cooker Pontypool, is a maelstorm of horror traditions and tropes, good and bad alike. While the film is never boring for its constant barrage of evocative imagery, cacophonous score... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: GERMAN ANGST Is Not For The Squeamish

(An Anthology with a capital A for Abuse, Antisocials and Addiction...) This year, the International Film Festival Rotterdam has dedicated a section of its programme to surrealism, and questioning reality in cinema. The horror anthology German Angst is part of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

TURBO KID: Apple Finds A New Friend In New Clip

As the dust settles from last night's world premiere of Turbo Kid and we await word from all those lucky enough to be in the house at Sundance, there is another clip for you to watch. It looks like it is the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TURBO KID: The First Teaser Trailer Shows A Grim Future In 1997

A cult classic in the waiting, Turbo Kid, from the film collective RKSS is only hours away from its World Premiere at Sundance. Earlier this week we got our first look in a funny and gory clip. And thanks to Deadline... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Slamdance 2015 Review: BIRDS OF NEPTUNE, Of Malady And Mysticism

Cinema has a way of acting like an echo chamber. it locks us into a space where we are asked to face up to ourselves through the guise of others: Our own doubts, and fears projected on the screen, looking... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT And The Closeness Of The Great Divide

Director Rodrigo García's minimalist Christ-centered parable on fathers and sons pivots the holy man as everyman and observer. It's an approach that feels of merit: one that ultimately doesn't see earth-bound humanity and a more intangible sense of spirituality as... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: THE END OF THE TOUR Beautifully Explores Our Creative Intellects

Can you call it a bromance if there is no comedic intent? If not, then what's the best way to label a burgeoning platonic relationship between two men connecting over previously unexplored similarities and interests? Maybe it's just friendship, relationship,... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, The Man Behind The Music And The Mania

I'll admit upfront I'm no fan of either Kurt Cobain or the music he made with Nirvana. The band hit just at that age when I was finding out for the first time about albums like The Who's Quadropenia or... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  
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