TIFF 2013: Violent First Trailer for Russian Crime Thriller BREAK LOOSE (Now With English Subs)

It's Russian government billy clubs-a-plenty in the first trailer for the latest from The Edge director Alexey Uchitel. From its opening scene featuring a gritty, take-no-prisoners gang brawl inside a hot and sweaty Russian nightclub, Alexey Uchitel's new crime... More »
  

Watch A Second Teaser For Kim Ki-duk's Controversial MOEBIUS

Kim Ki-duk's latest has been stirring up controversy for weeks now and with Moebius soon to unspool in both Venice and Toronto it won't take long before we know what all the fuss has been about. And, heck, if you... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Trailer For Kim Ki-duk's MOEBIUS

South korean director Kim Ki-duk has never been a stranger to controversy but even by his standards Moebius has had a difficult trip to the screen. Effectively banned in Korea, the original version of the picture has undergone significant changes... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TIFF 2013 Exclusive: Debut Trailer for Greek Thriller STANDING ASIDE, WATCHING (NSFW)

The Toronto International Film Fest is coming up like a speeding freight train and this year the festival's "City To City" program will focus on Athens, Greece. With a new wave of recent Greek films breaking through such as... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Alexey Uchitel's Cop Thriller BREAK LOOSE

One of Russia's most consistently high quality directors, Alexey Uchitel has won acclaim around the world for his edgy yet entertaining far and he makes an appearance in this year's Toronto International Film Festival with his latest offering - crime... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Stylish Action From South Africa In iNUMBER NUMBER Trailer

Director Donovan Marsh has hit these pages before thanks to his coming of age comedy Spud - which features John Cleese in a supporting role - but he's mining entirely different ground with his Toronto selected action film iNumber Number.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch A Town Be Shattered By Violence In Trailer For Sean Durkin's SOUTHCLIFFE

As lines continue to blur between high end television and film, with directors and actors moving more frequently between the two and television showing an increased willingness to experiment with format, it's clear that the days of film festivals being... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Director Of DAYTIME DRINKING Returns With Pitch Dark Comedy INTRUDERS

Director Noh Young-seok turned a lot of heads around the world with his 2008 debut, Daytime Drinking. A tiny budget indie that saw Noh doing virtually everything himself - he's credited as writer, director, producer, actor, cinematographer, editor, composer, production... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Is LIFE'S A BREEZE The Next FULL MONTY Or WAKING NED DEVINE? The Trailer Says Yes ...

When did we become too cynical for a feel good comedy? It doesn't seem like that long ago, really, that quirky indies - largely hailing from the UK - celebrated blue collar roots with simple, funny stories of regular people... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Pick Up Your Guns And Prepare For A BRAZILIAN WESTERN

Just announced as part of the Contemporary World Cinema program at the Toronto International Film Festival, Rene Sampaio's Brazilian Western (Faroeste Caboclo) looks to be a stylish bit of cultural appropriation with American western elements fused to a very local... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TIFF 2013: Dreamy, Intoxicating Clip From RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS

Native Canadian filmmaker Jeff Barnaby, who found his footing as a maker of short films, has completed his debut feature and it's heading to Toronto next month. The dreamy, intoxicating first clip from Rhymes From Young Ghouls highlights, in the... More »
  

KING OF PIGS Director Returns With Equally Grim Animation THE FAKE

Anyone who has ever though dismissively that animation is 'just for kids' has clearly never been exposed to the work of director Yeon Sang-ho. Putting aside the multiple other levels in which that 'just for kids' dismissal is wrong -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Trailer For Midnight Madness Selected Austrian Creature Feature THE STATION

A selection of the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival, Rammbock director Marvin Kren returns with mountain set creature feature The Station (Blutgletscher).Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the Alps. He... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Blood-Filled Trailer for TIFF 2013 Midnighter ALMOST HUMAN

"I don't think that's Mark!" It's blood, tension, and more blood in the first trailer for Joe Begos's feature debut thriller Almost Human. Premiering as part of ther just announced Toronto Midnight Madness lineup, the film stars Graham Skipper,... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Previews TIFF 2013

A rare mid-week Twitchvision, but today's one of those exciting days, when we hear about the films that are coming to TIFF come September. This will be my 17th year covering the festival with accreditation, and it promises to be... More »
  

TIFF 2012: SATELLITE BOY Charms In New Trailer

For a country that has so many disputes about land embedded into its culture, it should be no surprise there is an entire subgenre of Australian movies that deals with underdog characters faced with the threat of big business developers coming and... More »
  

COME OUT AND PLAY Director Makinov Delivers A Perplexing Manifesto

There are many things that Come Out And Play director Makinov doesn't want you to know. Who he is, for one thing. He claims to be Belorussian but given that he never appears without wearing a mask - which he... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Angola Never Looked Sexier Than In THE GREAT KILAPY Trailer!

Effectively blending history and politics with a darkly humorous crime thriller, Angolan director Zeze Gamboa's second feature looks to be suave, sexy and oozing with cool. Set in the mid-1970s, on the eve of Angola's independence from Portugual, O... More »
  

Well Go USA Picks Up Hur Jin-ho's DANGEROUS LIAISONS For U.S. Distribution

In advance of its North American premiere this Monday night at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the Hollywood Reporter reports that Dangerous Liaisons, Korean director Hur Jin-ho's Chinese-language adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' classic French novel, has been picked... More »
  

TIFF 2012: STORM SURFERS 3D Trailer

Set your clocks. In just under 24 hours, adventure documentary Storm Surfers 3D will have it's North American premiere in Toronto, and if early reports from cinema screenings around Australia are any judge, TIFF audiences are in for an epic... More »
  
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