Review: MISTRESS AMERICA, Easy, Breezy Comedy With A Point

After falling into a depressing, dour pit with 2010's Greenberg, director Noah Baumbach rebounded with the far more lighthearted and sprightly Frances Ha, which he co-wrote with Greta Gerwig. Their collaboration continued on a successful note with last year's While... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

VAMPIR: Watch The Atmospheric Teaser For Anya Beyersdorf's Latest

Acclaimed Australian writer-director Anya Beyersdorf (Gayby) returns to screens with her new short, Vampir, which we last heard of back in March when she was running a crowd funding campaign to source the final bit of their budget for the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BANG BANG BABY: High School, Rock And Roll, And Mutants In The Trailer For Canadian Oddity

Evil Dead star Jane Levy takes the lead opposite Justin Chatwin in Jeffrey St Jules' award winning Canadian oddity Bang Bang Baby. How odd? Picture an early 1960's sock hop musical featuring a lonely high school girl, a rock and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Portland 2015: Festival Announces Lineup And The SonuvaZombiefilmmaker!

The third annual Portland Film Festival happens from September 1st through 7th this year. With a program featuring 80 narrative and documentary feature films and 134 short films the festival announced their feature film competition programs, opening and closing screenings, music... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: ONE & TWO, Emotionally Rich And Surprisingly Mystical

Isolation can be a killer. For the children who are the heart and soul of One and Two, that's especially so, given that they have been raised in isolation, surrounded by a giant wall. Eva (Kiernan Shipka, Mad Men) and... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS, A Lovely, Comforting Film

People, Places, Things is a dry, almost forgettable title that refers to a film much better than those adjectives strung together by commas. It's a quotidian moniker for a film that's kind of exceptional, celebrated not only because of its... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

PORTAL TO HELL: Roddy Piper Battles Cthulhu In Teaser For Wrestling Icon's Final Film

The Great Old One is being summoned into the basement of a disused apartment building and the only man who can stop Cthulhu's arrival is wrestling great Rowdy Roddy Piper. That's the basic hook on Portal To Hell!!! (yes, the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive Stills From US-Italy Slasher THE MUSK

The son of Italian farmers, one of which was Italian actor Tony Di Mitri, director George Nevada grew up in the US. When he's not helming his Boston restaurant, he's making films in Italy, such as the forthcoming slasher The... More »
  

Christopher Nolan Presents THE QUAY BROTHERS IN 35MM Tour, Trailer, And Blu-Ray

Massive news today for fans of creepy, old-school animators, The Quay Brothers, who've influenced at least one whole generation of other creepy filmmakers and storytellers, including Christoper Nolan.Partnering with Zeitgeist Films and Syncopy, Nolan and the Quays are embarking on... More »
  

Now On DVD: Mondo Macabro's Grexploitation Duo TANGO OF PERVERSION And THE WIFE KILLER

Mondo Macabro opens their new Greek Exploitation Collection with a pair of sleazy crime films from '70s director Dacosta Carayan. The releases, 1974's Tango of Perversion and 1976's The Wife Killer, both bring light to a little known and even... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

THE BALLAD OF IMMORTAL JOE: Because What The World Needs Is More Rhyming Cowboy Animation. Really.

If you, like me, find inherent wonder in the existence of an animated short film about cowboys who speak only in rhyme while managing to work both bourbon and rye into the conversation, well hey. Hector Herrera's The Ballad Of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: AMNESIAC, Michael Polish's Refreshing Take On A Hostage Thriller

Twin filmmakers Michael and Mark Polish occupy a special spot in the American indie landscape. Since their strong debut Twin Falls Idaho, a weird little movie about conjoined twins, the brothers have been chugging along surviving in Hollywood, acting and... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Interview: Michael Polish Talks AMNESIAC And Exploring Heaven And Hell

Amnesiac is the second solo outing by Michael Polish (one of the identical twin filmmakers, the Polish brothers) after his Jack Keruac adaptation Big Sur (which is great and everyone should see it). The thriller stars his wife Kate Bosworth... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Now On Blu-ray: Cult Filmmakers Strike Back In BURYING THE EX And LOST SOUL

Today we've got a brief look at a pair of home video releases that spotlight cult filmmakers who deserve a little moment to shine. While these films are very different in tone and subject, and the filmmakers themselves are also... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Crowdfund This! Rollin-inspired BLOOD OF THE TRIBADES Lusts For '70s Vampire Kink

Award-winning indie filmmakers Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein (Magnetic, Ten) have launched their latest Kickstarter to fun their third feature, Blood of the Tribades. Described as a Hammer- and Jean Rollin-inspired, '70s lesbian vampire film, Cacciola and Epstein namecheck... More »
  

Exclusive: Gravitas Ventures Moves In With THE INHABITANTS For North American Release

It's August. The last vestiges of summer are upon us. But for those of us that revel in crisp, fall leaves crunching beneath our shoes, Halloween, and pumpkin-flavored anything, we can look forward to several horror film releases coming... More »
  

WRECKER: It Nearly Killer Her, In This Exclusive Theatrical Key Art

Michael Bafaro's action thriller Wrecker is coming to cinemas and on demand in November. TwitchFilm has your first look at the key art! It stars Anna Hutchison (The Cabin in the Woods) and Drea Whitburn.Best friends Emily and Lesley decide to take... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

I'M YOU, DICKHEAD: Watch The Time Looping Comedy Short

Men will do ridiculous things to get laid, a fact that Australia's Lucas Testro plays to great effect in his hilarious scifi comedy short film, I'm You, Dickhead. Having trouble getting some in the present? No problem, just travel back... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

O NEGATIVE: Watch The Striking Trailer For Toronto Selected Short

You have to wear a lot of hats when making a short film and it appears that writer-director-actor Steven McCarthy is wearing all of his very well, indeed, based on the trailer for his Toronto selected short film O Negative.A... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LOUDER THAN BOMBS: Watch The Teaser For Jochim Trier's Latest

Having taken the arthouse world by storm with his first two pictures - Reprise and Oslo, 31 August - Norwegian helmer Joachim Trier makes the move into English language fare with his third effort while very much maintaining his signature... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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