Fantasia 2015 Review: THE ARTI: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS, You Will Believe That Puppets Can Fight

The Arti: The Adventure Begins is the most impressive full length puppet feature I have seen since Strings. It also helps that it is equally a martial arts film, which is right up my alley. With its Wuxia themes of loyalty,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Japan Cuts 2015 Review: THIS COUNTRY'S SKY, Love And Coming of Age In A Time Of War

In the 70 years since the end of World War II - or, more precisely, what will be 70 years this August - there have been countless cinematic depictions of the war, covered from just about every possible angle. Some... More »
  

A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY: RLJ Entertainment Finds U.S. Rights In Their Stockings

We are a couple days away from the sold out World Premiere of the Canadian horror flick A Christmas Horror Story at the Fantasia Int'l Film Festival on July 20th. Word was just delivered by magic reindeer that the U.S. rights... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2015: WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX Is Coming For You!

The Canadian Premiere of Who Killed Captain Alex?: Uganda's First Action Movie is happening at Fantasia on Friday, July 17th. It will mark the first time one of Nabwana IGG's DIY commando cinema style films will screen outside of his home... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Japan Cuts 2015 Review: PIETA IN THE TOILET, A Cancer Story Told With Poetic Artistry

Pieta in the Toilet, the first fictional feature by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matsunaga Daishi, is a two-hour drama about a young man who's dying of cancer. But fortunately, this film proves to not be nearly as depressing as that description... More »
  

Premiering A PREFACE TO OBSERVANCE, The Making Of A New Aussie Thriller

Observance, the new thriller by Australian filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett (Bad Behaviour), will be having its World Premiere at the Fantasia Festival on July 19. Following that, there will be an encore screening on July 22. If you are a horror fan... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Fantasia 2015 Exclusive: THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE Trailer Terrifies

Fantasia is a big place, with some of the biggest genre movies of 2015 screening across its marathon four weeks.But as we know, films come in all shapes and sizes. And it is sometimes the smaller pictures, the intimate, low-budget... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Fantasia 2015: Trailer For THE INTERIOR Goes Into The Foggy Woods

Presented with a mix of economy and mood, the short teaser for Trevor Juras' feature film debut, The Interior, gives you everything you need to know without telling you anything. A man suffering from the malaise of his urban existence... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fantasia 2015: Everything Changes With A Single BITE

As Canadian horror film fans, we have a strange affinity for body horror films, owing much of course to our forefather Mr Cronenberg. As such, there is a crop of young Canadian horror filmmakers out there that just love making... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2015: ANTISOCIAL 2 To Premiere At Festival, Check Out The New Trailer

Antisocial 2, the sequel to the Canadian indie horror, will have its World Premiere at Fantasia on July 30th. Director Cody Calahan and writing partner Chad Archibald return with the next chapter in Sam's fight against the Redroom Virus. Antisocial cinematographer... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

New York Asian 2015 Review: IT'S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG, A Charming Romantic Travelogue

Here's the basic plotline of producer and now first-time writer-director Emily Ting's immensely charming romance It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, boiled down to its basic essence. A man and a woman meet, and (spoiler alert) fall in love over... More »
  

The Residents To Perform At L'Etrange 2015

There are giant eyeballs headed to Paris with word that iconic rock band The Residents will appear at the 2015 edition of the L'Etrange Festival.After Kenneth Anger in 2012, Jello Biafra in 2013 and The Pere Ubu Film Group in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

New York Asian 2015 Review: TAKSU, An Erotically Charged Island Sojourn

Taksu, the second feature by actress, producer, and now director Sugino Kiki, takes its title from the Balinese concept (often associated with dance) of artistry and charisma that taps into divine, spiritual power. And though it may be going too... More »
  

The New York Asian Film Festival Starts Tomorrow And It's Packed With Awesome! Check Out All The Program Trailers!

Yes, kids, the New York Asian Film Festival kicks off its latest edition tomorrow and - once again true to form - it is packed up fill to the brim with awesome. But don't take my word for it! They've... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer Premiere For Polanski-esque Australian Thriller OBSERVANCE

The new film by filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett (Bad Behaviour), Observance was shot in 11 days with a very limited budget in 2013 during the worst heatwave Sydney had ever experienced.  The film will be having its World Premiere at the... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks INSIDE OUT, DOPE And Many More

We've been posting our most recent Twitchvision segments on the TwitchFilm Facebook Page (make sure to like it!), but for those like me that aren't really FB types we'll try to regularly post the videos here on the site as... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

LA Film Fest Exclusive Clip: I AM THALENTE Doc Visits The Skateboarding Youth Of Durban

When documentarian Natalie Johns and her team returned to her home country of South Africa, they weren't quite expecting the story they found on the streets of Durban.Thalente Biyela is a 17-year old who is homeless and illiterate. And he... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Scandinavian 2015: The Rest Of The Fest Announced!

A multitude of press releases and social media announcements were made this week regarding the Australia-wide Scandinavian Film Festival. Included in the releases were; the key art featuring the radiant Ine Marie Wilmann from festival film Homesick, a great trailer... More »
  

Seattle 2015: Exclusive Clip & Poster Debut For A RISING TIDE

World premiering at the Seattle International Film Festival this weekend is Ben Hickernell's A Rising Tide. We have an exclusive clip and the poster debut for you in conjunction with the premiere. The film stars Hunter Parrish, Tim Daly, Ashley... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

MACBETH: Get A Glimpse Of Fassbender In Two Clips From Justin Kurzel's Film Adaptation

Fresh from the success of his debut feature, Snowtown, the world was - in many ways - director Justin Kurzel's oyster. The dark true crime drama left the Australian helmer poised to go in any one of several directions. The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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