Slamdance 2014 Review: COPENHAGEN, A Heartfelt Ode To The City, To Sorrow, And To Change

William is a twenty-something American traveling in Europe. Except he's Canadian 'cause "that's still a thing right?" He's obnoxious, rude, a veritable asshole, putting anything he's got left (a potent mix of self-loathing, male ego and hormones) into drinking and... More »
  

Slamdance 2014 Review: LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON Finds Forgivness In Darkness Alight

I've never been one to articulate very well my stance on documentaries as a storytelling medium. Ironic perhaps given my standing here at Twitch, but I can count on own my two hands the number of docs I've reviewed (though... More »
  

THE BABADOOK: Story Time Turns To Terror In Brilliant First Trailer For Sundance Selected Horror

Wow. Just wow. The first trailer for Jennifer Kent's Sundance selected horror film The Babadook has arrived online and in a lineup jammed with high profile familiar faces it appears that Kent may very well be the dark horse that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2014: Exclusive Teaser Trailer For LIAR'S DICE

It is just the tiniest taste, but this teaser trailer for the Sundance World Dramatic Competition film Liar's Dice has whet our appetite for more. Directed by Geetu Mohandas, this tale of an Indian woman venturing to find her... More »
  

Exclusive: LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON Poster Debut

We are pleased to present the exclusive debut of the poster for Little Hope Was Arson, a documentary directed by Theo Love that will screen at the Slamdance Film Festival next week. January 2010: In the buckle of the Bible... More »
  

Fresh Trailer For The Mo Brothers' KILLERS

Set to have its world premiere in Sundance prior to a February 6th theatrical release in Indonesia, a new trailer has been released for The Mo Brothers' sophomore feature, Killers. Here's how Sundance describes the film:Mr. Nomura is an eerily... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

International Trailer For Corbijn's A MOST WANTED MAN Promises Classy Thrills

Soon to premiere in Sundance, director Anton Corbijn tackles John Le Carre with A Most Wanted Man, featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright in key roles. Here's how the festival describes it:Anton Corbijn's adaptation of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Zambia Heads For The Moon In AFRONAUTS

While most of the attention around the Sundance lineup has gone to the feature programs there are - as always - a number of fascinating titles to be found among the short film selections, among them Frances Bodomo's Afronauts.July 1969.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

KILLERS: Check The Bloody, Japanese Red Band Teaser For The Mo Brothers' Sundance Selected Thriller

Imagine, if you will, that Sono Sion had packed up and headed to Korea to create an intense and bloody psychological thriller. That fusion of influences is what drives Killers, the sophomore effort by Indonesian directing duo The Mo Brothers... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

CALVARY: Watch The Trailer For John Michael McDonagh's Sundance Selected Follow Up To THE GUARD

When writer-director John Michael McDonagh teamed up with star Brendan Gleeson for The Guard the result was a little bit of magic, one of the funniest black comedies I'd come across in quite some time bolstered by some truly remarkable... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Valdivia 2013 Review: NAOMI CAMPBEL, An Experience Of Intercultural And Transsexual Life

It's common practice in the Valdivia Film Festival to have at least one Chilean film in the International Film Competition that they have, as opposed to the Chilean Film Competition. But this year it was different, it wasn't only two Chilean... More »
  

AFM 2013: Indiecan Gets Some MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH For Canada

The Mold knows, Canada. The Mold knows. As Don Thacker's Motivational Growth continues to pick up awards on the festival circuit, it certainly caught the eye of Indican Entertainment when it played here in Toronto at After Dark. So much so,... More »
  

Submissions Open For First Frontières International Co-Production Market In Brussels

Having already enjoyed two successful years at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal the Market Director of Frontières International Co-Production Market, Stephanie Trepanier, is taking her show on the road (really, I just think she was looking for an... More »
  

Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL To Open Berlin

The headline says it all, really ...The Berlin film festival has announced the opening night presentation for their 2014 edition and that honor goes to Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, which makes the third time that Anderson has presented... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Camera Japan 2013 Review: BURNING BUDDHA MAN Puts Paper On Fire

(Just when you thought Japanese films couldn't get any crazier...) This year, the Camera Japan Festival in Rotterdam had a particularly nice anime section, and the film Burning Buddha Man was part of it. However, a case can be made... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Trailer & Release Date for Wonderful SXSW Docu MAIDENTRIP

Sometimes it just warms your heart to see a film finally getting the attention it deserves. It has just been announced that the wonderful SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary Maidentrip will be setting sail from First Run Features in New York... More »
  

Valdivia 2013 Review: CICHONGA, Classic Grindhouse Imitation Going Slightly Wrong

In the first days of the Valdivia film festival here in Chile, the talk of the town was the world premiere of Cichonga, which is weird for a festival where the main focus is art house cinema from around the... More »
  

TADFF 2013: SOLO Left Me Feeling... Stranded.

[Solo screens tonight at 9:30pm at the Scotiabank Cinema as part of Toronto After Dark's lineup. Tonight is Double Scene Points Night so if you buy your ticket you earn... double... your Scene points. Odd Thomas also screens at 7:00pm.... More »
  

TADFF 2013 Review: STALLED Does Not Poop On The Zombie Comedy Genre!

(Stalled plays as part of Toronto After Dark's Zombie Appreciation Night. It screens this Saturday, October 19th at 7:00pm at the Scotiabank Theatre) You may think to yourself "can an entire film play out within the confines of a workplace bathroom and... More »
  

Watch The Red-band Trailer for HERE COMES THE DEVIL

It came, it saw, and it left with all the major horror awards, along with lots of major accolades. We're talking about Mexican horror film Here Comes the Devil, written and directed by Adrián García Bogliano of Cold Sweat fame.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
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