After the long four-year wait, today is the day for a new World Cup to kick off. It's a very particular edition for football's major event, as the world's top champion, Brazil, is the host country for the first time since... More »
Also in today's jam-packed Euro Beat: Ingmar Bergman week resurrects Scenes from a Marriage, extreme film-exhibition in Iceland, the VOD numbers for Abel Ferrara's Welcome to New York, rare Alain Resnais short films, European box office and more. Read on!... More »
Evrim Ersoy and Alex Kidd have been conducting the Duke Mitchell Film Club for six years now, showing obscure trailers, bizarre shorts, mind-boggling music videos and strange features to a captive audience. Now, they've expanded it to the first ever... More »
For the month of May, Twitch commemorates what would have been the great Orson Welles' 99th birthday by putting his career under the spotlight. In Full Disclosure, we take the filmography of a revered filmmaker each month and then select... More »
While most film audiences outside France will recognize Mathieu Amalric as the villain from Quantum of Solace, he's been directing films in addition to his great acting work for more than twenty years in his native country. HIs last feature,... More »
One of the reasons I love genre film is that is gives opportunity to explore the human condition with strange metaphors, allowing the spectator perhaps a deeper and richer understanding than when trying to represent something directly. Such is the... More »
Kristian Levring's new feature film The Salvation is headed to Cannes shortly in the Out of Competition section, as part of the Midnight screenings. That last bit suggests there's going to be a fair amount of violence and bloodshed, which... More »
Euro Beat is back! We'll be posting bi-weekly on Wednesday instead of Tuesday from now on, but the saga of European film news and box office stats will continue as before. In today's edition: Jean-Paul Belmondo will recount his life... More »
With the festival a little more than two weeks away, Cannes has announced the remaining eight members of the jury. This year's jury president, Jane Campion, will be joined by Carole Bouquet, Sofia Coppola, Leila Hatami, Jeon Do-yeon, Willem Dafoe,... More »
In 2014, Full Disclosure is turning its focus on the filmography of a different celebrated filmmaker each month, and challenging our writers to seek out something new to watch and consider from their sizeable oeuvres. This month welcomes the first... More »
Director Jaume Balagueró was on hand today at the Sitges Film Festival press conference, to present the first trailer for the last film in the [REC] franchise. [REC]4: Apocalypse is set to open the festival, which will run October 3rd -... More »
Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's brilliant vampire book The Strain will be coming to television via FX this summer. A new short teaser was just released, showing the impending, dooming darkness about to befall New York City and the world. I'm... More »
Teenagers can be quite nasty, especially to those they perceive as weak or whom they think they can attack without fear of retribution. Such is the case in the new film Cruel Summer. Shot in South Wales during the incredible... More »
Romantic comedies have hit a bit of a slump in recent years, at least ones from big Hollywood and UK studios. The same patterns, cliched images, characters, and formulas have become predictable and dull. And in many ways, Cuban Fury... More »
So much so, that they've made a competition! While last year, a select group of filmmakers were invited to make short idents "encouraging" patrons to turn off their phones (and it was an amazing set of idents), this year they're... More »
Love them -- for honoring the ostensible best-made movies -- or hate them -- for reducing an art form to an insufferably smug horse race -- the Academy Awards can inspire and provoke discussion about movies like nothing else. And... More »
One of the greatest film directors of the 20th century, Alain Resnais died yesterday at the age of 91, it was announced by his long-time producer, Jean-Louis Livi. Just a few weeks ago, I saw what has turned out to... More »
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 »
Set to premiere at SXSW next month before its TV debut in May, the new Showcase series Penny Dreadful has a new trailer. And it's pretty creepy, with plenty of blood, mystery, sex and overall macabre-ness to appeal to the... More »
Romantic comedies have hit a bit of a slump in recent years, at least ones from big Hollywood and UK studios. The same patterns, cliched images, characters, and formulas have become predictable and dull. And in many ways, Cuban Fury doesn't... More »
My time as an attendee of the Toronto International Film Festival has nicely overlapped the transition from Festival Then to Festival Now, which I'd argue has taken place over just about exactly the last fifteen years, the same period for which I've been a regular festival-goer. Oh sure, I got...
Another Toronto International Film Festival wraps up, and we look at some of the award winning films, such as The Imitation Game and Felix & Meira, and talk about the remarkable documentary The Look Of SilenceVideo embedded below...
Welcome to a new edition of our column on Latin American cinema! Why is Chile's Valdivia Film Festival considered to be "the best in South America"? What makes Secreto Matusita such an intriguing found-footage thriller, especially for those in Peru? What connection is there between Mexico and Nordic Cinema? And what thrills...
This week sees the release of Michaël Roskam's The Drop, known once upon a time as Animal Rescue. However, it will in all probability also be known as "The Last Movie With James Gandolfini In It", as the late beloved actor (who died more than a year ago already -...
This past Monday, L'Etrange Festival brought together Sono Sion and 500 hyped up fans for an absolutely electric screening of Tokyo Tribe. Though the French speaking audience learned at the last minute the print would only have English subtitles, it didn't dampen their enthusiasm or, from what I could tell,...