[With Elite Squad 2 now screening in Berlin it seems time to revisit Ryland Aldrich's earlier review.] Jose Padilha's 2007 hit Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite) turned heads by winning the Golden Bear at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival -... More »
[With Q's Gandu now screening in Berlin it seems a good time to revisit my previous review.]Bold, energetic and by turns both deliberately vulgar and sharply incisive, Kolkata based director Q is sure to turn heads with Gandu - a... More »
[With Werner Herzog's Cave Of Forgotten Dreams now screening in Berlin it seems a good time to revisit Dustin Chang's previous review.]This History Channel funded Werner Herzog's foray into 3D filmmaking is a pretty straightforward documentary. Only it's in 3D.... More »
[With Dante Lam's Stool Pigeon screening in Berlin, now seems a good time to revisit James Marsh's earlier review.]Dante Lam returns to the mean streets of Kowloon once more for a gritty police thriller centred on a particularly troubled cop... More »
Ben Wheatley won a stack of awards with his debut feature Down Terrace over the past year or so and now he's back to up the ante a bit with his sophomore feature Kill List. Freshly announced to premiere at... More »
Due to have its world premiere at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival at the end of February, the first artwork has arrived for Tak Sakaguchi and Yudai Yamaguchi's cult action title Yakuza Weapon. Note that the official synopsis below... More »
Fresh from the film's successful debut in Rotterdam, Sushi Typhoon have come to the European Film Market armed with fresh artwork for Noboru Iguchi's Karate Robo Zaborgar. And there it is, chock full or karate robot action.... More »
I should say right off the top that I am automatically skeptical of any film that aims to be cutting edge in terms of technology and the way kids are using it today. The reason is simple enough. Technology changes.... More »
[Updated with English subtitled trailer]Soon to have it's international premiere in Berlin, Ole Giæver's intimate drama The Mountain (Fjellet) is sure to draw attention for its stunning landscapes as much as anything else.The story of a grief stricken pair of... More »
With the Berlinale just around the corner the remaining titles from the competition lineup have been announced, among them Michel Ocelot's Les Contes De La Nuit - the feature adaptation of his television series Dragons And Princesses. Find the complete... More »
Only a few days after we posted about Park Chan-Wook's short film shot with an iPhone, a trailer popped up on Youtube, but it was only brought to my attention at this moment, so I pass it on to... More »
The complete lineup for the Forum program at the 2011 Berlinale has been announced and it's an interesting mix of newcomers and familiar names. On the familiar side Richard Ayoade's Submarine, Dante Lam's The Stool Pigeon and Jeff Nichols' Take... More »
If you're wondering when you're going to be able to see either of Canadian director Justin McConnell's most recent films, The Collapsed and Skull World, hopefully it will be soon as both films have been picked up by local outfit... More »
Vishal Bhardwaj and Priyanka Chopra's new black widow thriller 7 Khoon Maaf keeps getting more and more intriguing. I posted the trailer here a week or so ago, and just a couple of days ago the official website went live... More »
Soon to premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival is Michael Roskam's Bullhead (Rundskop), a dark drama set in the world of illegal agricultural hormone trading. Shot by frequent Koen (Ex Drummer) Mortier collaborator Nicolas Karakatsanis there... More »
Though it slipped past us somehow the 2011 Berlin Film Festival released the first block of titles from their Panorama section yesterday and there are some very familiar names in there, among them Ryoo Seung-Wan's The Unjust, Jorge Padilha's Elite... More »
It's all been a bit quiet from Griff the Invisible since the Aussie boutique superhero film had its world premiere at Toronto in September, with the filmmakers biding their time before its homeland release early next year.Now they've come out full guns blazing,... More »
To say that the early buzz around the Coen Brothers remake of True Grit is positive is a bit of an understatement. The reality is that people - lots of them - are saying that this is one of the... More »
Reha Erdem's brilliant Kosmos is strange in a way few films beyond experimental cinema ever manage to be. The story of a visitor to a lonely, insular Turkish city and how the people there react to him, it's not... More »
Following a delirious prologue featuring alien poachers locked in deadly combat with a bad-ass entity of pure fire, Koji Masunari's animated feature Welcome to the Space Show innocently begins with a group of children being dropped off at rural summer camp. It... More »
CHAPTER 6: THERE'S NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN A PURPLE BEACH SMOTHERED IN MELTING TROMMETTES DURING A CRIMSON TINGED SUNSET ON THE FRENCH RIVERIA, HOLY SHIT I'M TRIPPING MY FUCKING FACE OFF.It's night. When the fuck did it become night? I'm naked. Where the fuck did my clothes go? I'm on...
They can remember it for you wholesale, and they do. At some point, we licensed our pop cultural nostalgia to a handful of multinational conglomerates (well, to be fair, they always owned the licenses) and now they're selling them back to us - though, I guess, not at wholesale, but...
Ken Jeong may often play a lunatic on both big and small screen, but in person it's quite disarming to see just how calm and considerate he comes across. While he got his big screen start in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up, Jeong's real breakthrough was taking a small-on-paper role...
I cut the cable cord last year, but I'm not always happy about it. I had to wait a year before seeing Season 2 of Game of Thrones, for example, and will have to wait to see Season 3 until next year. I only have to wait to see Mad...
Another Twitchvision chat with Scott Laurie, this time me gushing about J.J.'s latest Star Trek film, which I unabashedly loved.Also talked about he fabbo Mud, and the less fabbo The Iceman, both with Michael Shannon doing his thing.Video embedded below.Update: Was asked to come in today and pick a few...