Berlin Film Festival 2013: Twitch Previews the Panorama And Forum Programs

If there was one thing that our Berlin Competition Preview lacked, it was smiles. I mean, just get a load of all the glum, tortured faces from stills! The only character who's not miserable is the girl in the Hong... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY Is Spreading Over The Globe

For those of you who wanted to see Richard Raaphorst's Nazi zombie cyborg feature Frankenstein's Army, but were not able to catch one of the screenings at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), here is some good news: Variety just... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Berlin Film Festival 2013: Twitch Previews the Competition

Moving right along from Sundance and Rotterdam, here comes Berlinale! Starting Thursday, we'll be bringing you updates from the festival, but before the cold-weather movie marathon begins, lets take a look at some films that stood out in the lineup.... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Wong Kar Wai Cuts THE GRAND MASTER Further For Berlin

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai has excised a further 15 minutes out of his new martial arts epic The Grand Master, ahead of its international debut at the Berlin International Film Festival this coming... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Haunting First Trailer For Berlin And Slamdance Selected Thriller FYNBOS

Selected for both the Berlin and Slamdance film festivals following a world premiere in Durban, award winning commercial director Harry Patramanis has crafted a unique and haunting dramatic thriller with his debut feature, Fynbos.A real estate developer, on the brink... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full Berlinale Panorama Fiction Program Includes Double the James Franco

The Berlin Film Festival has now announced its entire fiction slate for the always fascinating Panorama program. Yes, the first thing that sticks out is that James Franco has two films playing, including his riff on the cut footage from... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Review: TABU is a Glorious Celebration of Cinema and Crocodiles

Tabu calls to mind the oft-repeated comparison between film directors and magicians. Indeed, how else but with magic could Portuguese director Miguel Gomes have created such a joyful, enthralling film from this wild mix of historical adventure, deadpan humor, romance,... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

"I Don't Think Film Can Give Answers": Nina Hoss Talks BARBARA

In Barbara, her fifth collaboration with director Christian Petzold, Nina Hoss stars as a doctor in East Germany circa 1980, who, after several repeated attempts to escape to the west, is banished to a rural pediatric hospital. Her continued plans of... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Gus Van Sant, Ulrich Seidl Included in First Berlin Film Festival Competition Announcement

The Berlin Film Festival has just announced six of its competition films as well as a special world premiere of Christian Rost and  Claus Strigel's new documentary Redemption Impossible. The initial lineup includes heavy hitters from around the world, including... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Review: HINDSIGHT

There's a terrific story lost somewhere inside Lee Hyun-Seung's Hindsight. That's part of the problem, really - there's enough different ideas for an epic, even a miniseries. An amiable jopok enforcer trying to go straight. A hotly contested last will... More »
By Matthew Lee   
  

Berlin 2012 Wrap: Space Nazis, Women in Septic Tanks and More

It's tempting to begin festival wrap-ups with some sort of blanket-statement about the festival as a whole, assessing the overall quality, trends, failings and so on. But I don't feel qualified to do anything of the sort. Berlinale's program is... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

EURO BEAT: The Neverending 2012 Berlinale Awards

Here's an interesting fact about the Berlin Film Festival: Almost everybody gets an award. Seriously, besides the well-known jury awards, there are approximately 1,867 other awards given about by various organizations, from the international film organizations of the Protestant... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Berlin 2012 Review: Álex de la Iglesia's AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT

In his follow up to The Last Circus, As Luck Would Have It (La Chispa de la Vida), Álex De La Iglesia moves out from under the literal big top and sets his sites on the mass media --... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Berlin 2012 Review: TABU is a Glorious Celebration of Cinema and Crocodiles

Tabu calls to mind the oft-repeated comparison between film directors and magicians. Indeed, how else but with magic could Portuguese director Miguel Gomes have created such a joyful, enthralling film from this wild mix of historical adventure, deadpan humor,... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

RAVEN BANNER ACTIVATES MANBORG FOR DISTRO + NEW TRAILER!

While Twitch Film's favorite canuxsploitation-outfit Astron-6 has been enjoying a bevy of accolades from genre aficionados for their delirious splatter-fest Father's Day, currently playing a limited run in the US through Troma, the fate of their other feature and festival... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Berlin 2012 Review: JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR

Despite the impressive cast and generally positive word of mouth, I still sat down to Billy Bob Thornton's Jayne Mansfield's Car wondering, "Does anybody really need another nostalgic family comedy/drama? What could Thornton possibly have to add to this well-worn... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Berlin 2012 Review: LOVE

MONGA director Doze Niu's new film LOVE is like a very sweet dessert. It has been made with both natural sugars (the charming cast and stories) and artificial sweeteners (certain plots and dialogues). While it may be too sweet... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Berlin 2012 Review: CAPTIVE

Brilliante Mendoza's Captive is not quite the blunt, relentless kidnapping drama you may expect from the man who shocked audiences at Cannes 2009 with the feel-awful neo-noir Kinatay. This time, Mendoza casts the net considerably wider. Though the film rarely... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Berlin 2012 Review: BEYOND THE HILL (Tepenin Ardi)

On the surface, Beyond the Hill is a fairly straight-forward slow-burn psychological thriller about an unseen enemy. However, within this structure, Director Emin Alper weaves in pointed political and cultural allegory along with elements of (deep breath...) dark comedy, revisionist-westerns,... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Berlin 2012 Review: IRON SKY

I'm torn about how to review Iron Sky. Is it really fair to criticize a movie about Nazis from the dark side of the moon invading the earth for being too goofy? Hell, is it really fair to criticize that... More »
By Brian Clark   
  
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