SXSW 2014: Watch The Teaser For Midnighter STARRY EYES

All set to have its world premiere in less than a week at SXSW, midnighter horror film Starry Eyes is looking to wow audiences next Saturday in Austin. In anticipation of its debut, a teaser trailer has dropped to give... More »
  

Exclusive OTHER MONTHS Clip: The Rabbit in the Basement

Set to make its world premiere at SXSW this coming weekend, Nick Singer's Other Months tackles a familiar subject, but promises to shake things up a bit. Here's the description by the festival: Nash spends a year drawing into himself,... More »
  

OPEN WINDOWS: Black Leather, New Poster For Nacho Vigalondo Thriller

I had the opportunity to see Nacho Vigalondo's third feature Open Windows at the European Film Market in Berlin earlier this month. And while I can't tell you any details, I can say that it was pretty incredible: intelligent, innovative, brilliantly... More »
  

First Trailer For Mizui Maki's Abduction Drama KEPT

Due to have its world premiere at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival later this week, before playing in competition at Boston Underground Film Festival on 28 March, we get a first look at Kept, the debut feature from Mizui... More »
  

SXSW 2014: Trailer Debut for Suicide Dramedy SEQUOIA

One of the standout titles on the SXSW Narrative Spotlight lineup is Andy Landen's feature debut Sequoia. Starring Aly Michalka and Dustin Milligan alongside Todd Lowe, Demetri Martin, Sophi Bairley, and Joey Lauren Adams, Sequoia is the story of a... More »
  

Imagine 2014: First Trailer For Dutch Horror THE POOL

[Updated with subtitled trailer] A small pool in a forest may contain a bad secret or two, in the Dutch horror thriller The Pool (De Poel), directed by Chris W. Mitchell. He also co-wrote the script with starring actor Gijs... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Boston Underground's First Wave Includes THE CONGRESS, BLUE RUIN, More

The Boston Underground Film Festival (aka BUFF) has distinguished itself as one of the best regional genre exhibition fests in the country. The first wave of programming for the 16th annual fest hit today and it is already packed with... More »
  

First Trailer For Berlin Golden Bear Winner BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

Diao Yinan's Black Coal, Thin Ice, the biggest surprise of this year's Berlinale, finally gets its first Chinese-language trailer. The film basically came out of nowhere and won two major awards at the festival - Golden Bear for Best Film... More »
  

Crowdfund This! Get THE HEART MACHINE to SXSW

One of the must-sees on our SXSW 2014 forecast is Zachary Wigon's The Heart Machine. Starring John Gallagher Jr. and Kate Lyn Sheil, this romantic mystery/thriller looks like a tense exploration of modern love. But with the Austin premiere looming,... More »
  

Trailer For Sex-Fueled iPhone Movie HOOKED UP

Toronto-based outfit Raven Banner have acquired world sales rights to Hooked Up, the first feature film to be shot entirely on an iPhone. This is also the first feature film for the director, Pablo Larcuen. Prior to this feature debut, Larcuen... More »
  

Spanish Exorcism Horror ASMODEXIA Goes To Raven Banner

News out of Berlin today is that Toronto-based Raven Banner has acquired the international rights to Marc Carreté's debut feature, the exorcism horror film Asmodexia. Carreté has written and directed two short films prior to Asmodexia. He wrote this first feature... More »
  

Magnet Gets U.S. Rights For SXSW Midnighter STAGE FRIGHT For A Song

I feel a certain kinship with Jerome Sable's horror musical short The Legend of Beaver Dam. Apart from being made by a fellow Canadian, I was part of the jury that awarded his terrific short film with Best Horror Short... More »
  

Ben Wheatley Talks A FIELD IN ENGLAND, Destiny, And His Characters

I first became aware of Ben Wheatley when I was assigned to write an essay on his film Down Terrace (2009) for Magill's Cinema Annual. What struck me while watching it was how carefully balanced and powerful it was and... More »
  

SXSW 2014: Watch THE INFINITE MAN Trailer, Aussie Time Travel Rom-Com

The Australian time travel rom-com The Infinite Man will have its World Premiere at SXSW next month in Austin, Texas. It marks the feature film debut of Hugh Sullivan, who also wrote the flick. The film was produced by Kate Croser,... More »
  

PREMATURE Trailer Promises GROUNDHOG DAY With Orgasms

Announced yesterday as a selection of the SXSW film festival, Dan Beers' Premature is built on a very simple - and very funny - premise: It's Groundhog Day, in high school, with orgasms. Here's how the festival describes it:Rob is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Sundance 2014

Here's a special Sundance edition of Twitchvision, where I broadcast from the lobby of the Yarrow Hotel in Park City, Utah. The first segment has talk of the opening films, including The Overnighters, Adam Wingard's The Guest, and Michael Fassbender... More »
  

Rotterdam 2014 Review: Miike Takashi's THE MOLE SONG - UNDERCOVER AGENT REIJI

(Rest assured that people of the fashion police will leave the cinema in tears...) An International Film Festival Rotterdam without a Miike Takashi film is almost unthinkable. Ever since Audition screened, back in 1999, the eclectic director has sent a... More »
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Slamdance 2014: This Clip From ROVER Will Tell You How To "Tone It Down" In Space

Slamdance is known for being totally DIY. And this clip from Tony Blahd's Rover (or Beyond Human: The Venusian Future and the Return of the Next Level) backs that up wholeheartedly. A clueless film crew (who also happen to be... More »
  

Watch The Impressive Trailer For Berlin Selected Crime Drama THE INNOCENTS

Selected as part of the upcoming Berlinale, Oskar Sulowski's half hour crime drama The Innocents has released its first trailer and it's an impressive bit of work.While his mother is on the road as a drug courier from the Netherlands... More »
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Sundance 2014 Review: MEMPHIS Is A Truly Mesmerizing Meditation On The American South

Dusk. A blue summer day ending on a worn and warm boulevard. The pin prick glow of street lamps dazzle in the distance. A figure lumbers down the block. A hat tipped to one side, he is lost in thought.... More »
  
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