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 »


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 »

TIFF 2012 Review: THE BITTER ASH is Pulled Out of Canadian Vault

[In light of its recent screening in the Cinematheque sidebar at TIFF, we pull out this review from our own archives as a part of a series on the cinema of underground/indie filmmaker Larry Kent:  the godfather of Indie Canadian... More »

UNDERGROUND Trailer Reveals Julian Assange As A Teenage Hacker

One of the unorthodox selections at the Toronto International Film Festival this year is Underground, as it's a made for TV movie that - if it wasn't for TIFF - would have had its world premiere on a major Australian commercial TV network... More »

The Apocalypse Comes Quietly In Belgium's THE FIFTH SEASON

Selected by both Venice and Toronto, Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodsworth's The Fifth Season presents a very quiet take on the apocalypse. One where the end comes simply because spring refuses to. TIFF describes the film like this:In a secluded... More »
By Todd Brown   

New Red Band SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS Trailer Is Great. Just Fucking Great.

The world premiere of Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths at the Toronto International Film Festival is just around the corner and you know what that means? A new trailer. One with more swearing! More violence! More Tom Waits!Written and Directed by... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE MASTER Has Found The Source Of All Creation

While major festivals have been less than happy about ongoing, early sneak peek screenings of PT Anderson's The Master effectively blowing up their much desired premiere status, the marketing campaign thus far has been nothing short of, ahem, masterful.Recognizing full... More »
By Todd Brown   

First Trailer For Robert Redford's THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

Robert Redford doesn't work a whole lot any more, neither in front of the camera - his last acting role was in 2007's Lions for Lambs - or behind it, and so any time Redford steps up as either actor... More »
By Todd Brown   

Intense Trailer For Dark Norwegian Drama ALL THAT MATTERS IS PAST

A woman wakes next to a river, battered and barely alive, with the bodies of two men prone next to her. So begins the trailer for Sara Johnsen's All That Matters Is Past (Uskyld).The director of Vinterkyss and Upperdog, Johnsen... More »
By Todd Brown   

Chris Is A Sensitive Lover. Watch The Trailer For Ben Wheatley's SIGHTSEERS!

Ah, Yorkshire. Land of love. Land of caravans. Land of murder.UK director Ben Wheatley turned heads around the globe with his stunning Kill List, a film that has quickly vaulted to the upper reaches of all time great UK genre... More »
By Todd Brown   

Newest Trailer For LAND OF HOPE Proves Sion Sono's Got Real Dramatic Chops

With Sion Sono's new film, Land of Hope, having its world premiere in a little over a week at the Toronto International Film Festival, it's time for more footage!This second trailer actually appeared on YouTube at the end of July,... More »
By J Hurtado   

Director Matthew Cooke Would Like To Teach You HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING DRUGS

Director Matthew Cooke has a lesson for you, a lesson in how you could go from being dirt poor in the streets to having a lucrative career in a growing industry. Yes, you too could be selling drugs. Sure to... More »
By Todd Brown   

Two Trailers For Kiyoshi Kurosawa's PENANCE

It's been four long years since director Kiyoshi Kurosawa last graced cinema screens but it's not like he's spent the time doing nothing. Earlier this year Kurosawa's latest work turned up on Japanese television, a miniseries titled simply Penance. And... More »
By Todd Brown   

Estonia's MUSHROOMING Trailer Starts Calm, Gets Weird Quick

Watching a passel of trailers for the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival reminded me of how difficult it is to convey properly the intended tone of a movie, but the trailer for Toomas Hussar's Mushrooming makes great use of music... More »

Trailer for Chen Kaige's Thriller CAUGHT IN THE WEB Takes on Cyber-Bullying

Chen Kaige's period action drama Sacrifice may have only reached theatres in the U.S. recently, but it came out in Asia back in 2010. In the meantime, the director has staked out new territory by making Caught in the Web,... More »
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