Fantasia 2010: EVANGELION 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE Review

[With the latest Evangelion feature taking a bow at Fantasia today now seems a good time to revisit my earlier review from Sitges.]When the five feature revisioning / relaunch of Hideaki Anno's seminal anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion was announced... More »
By Todd Brown   

CROPSEY Gets Theatrical Release, New Teaser

The fascinatingly creepy documentary Cropsey is hitting the road for series of theatrical dates after a successful festival run in 2009. The film's theatrical run kicks off on June 4th, 2010 with a screening on the grounds of Willowbrook Mental... More »
By Rodney Perkins   

Action Fest 2010: VALHALLA RISING Review

[My review of Valhalla Rising originally ran when the film premiered in Toronto but with it now screening at Action Fest I hereby present it to you again.]You could say that the mark of a good film maker is that... More »
By Todd Brown   

ICHI Review

[This review originally ran as part of our coverage of Sitges 08, but I revisit it now on the occasion of its BluRay release in the UK.] Freshly off a screening of Fumihiko Sori's Ichi - a partial re-envisioning,... More »
By Todd Brown   

First Footage Arrives From Philip Ridley´s HEARTLESS!

Philip Ridley won himself a lot of love many years back with a little vampire film titled The Reflecting Skin - a picture that stars a young Viggo Mortensen and an exploding frog - and has asked for a lot... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sitges 09: SUMMER WARS Review

When director Mamoru Hosoda appeared on the scene with 2006's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time the cries went out immediately hailing him as the heir apparent to legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki.  The comparison was an obvious one.  Not only... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sitges 09: SAMURAI PRINCESS Review

The new flesh returns in Samurai Princess - the latest directorial effort from Kengo Kaji, who co-wrote Tokyo Gore Police with effects master Yoshihiro Nishimura/  Nishimura, for his part, returns the favor by filling Samurai Princess with breast grenades, chainsaw... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sitges 09: HAEUNDAE Review

I don't know whether, as William Penn suggested, popularity is truly plagued by many snares and offers no real benefit, but it surely can be an interesting beast. Particularly so when applied to Korean cinema.You look at the numbers and,... More »
By X   


Nemo Nobody is dying.  Nemo Nobody is in love.  Nemo Nobody is old and infirm.  Nemo Nobody is a wide-eyed child.  Nemo Nobody is rich and successful.  Nemo Nobody is a wild-haired bum sleeping on a park bench.  Are any... More »
By Todd Brown   

'Creature Clip' From SPLICE

Coming hot on the heels of its Sitges premiere, aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes has the first footage available of the film for us not in Spain.    The scene involves young geneticists Elsa (Sarah Polley) and Clive (Adrian Brody) and... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Sitges 2009: Death Has A Taste In The Teaser For AMER

Of all the films screening in the Sitges Festival - now up and running thought the lady-friend and I won't arrive and gear up coverage until later in the week - the one I am personally most looking forward to... More »
By Todd Brown   
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