ANOMALISA Trailer Considers The Human Condition

Easily one of the cinematic highlights of the year, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's animated drama Anomalisa was one of the big sales at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, and for good reason. The first trailer for the film has... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Warsaw 2015 Review: A SINNER IN MECCA, A Confessional Doc That Breaks Taboos

"How dare you call yourself A Muslim , while you have commented the biggest sin ever ?? if you are saying Im a muslim and i believe in the Holly koran , you must know there is no IF or... More »
By Martin Kudlac   

Warsaw 2015 Interview: "I Am A Bit Of A Troublemaker," Parvez Sharma On Shooting Forbidden Doc A SINNER IN MECCA

Three sold out screenings of A Sinner in Mecca, a documentary by New York-based, India-born activist and filmmaker Parvez Sharma, proved the importance of the film, even in a predominantly Catholic country, as we like to label Poland. The... More »
By Martin Kudlac   

Morbido 2015 Review: Is ATROZ This Year's Most Notorious Horror Film?

I have already said on a handful of occasions that Mexican filmmaker Lex Ortega gave me fair warning that his film Atroz was not going to be a walk in the park. I did not bring the vomit bags from... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Morbido 2015: Simon Boswell Rocks Morbido, Or, There Is A Mariachi Band Behind Me, Isn't There?

There are special moments when you are at film festivals, when the organizers pull out all the stops to ensure that you have not only a great time but memories that will last forever. My Simon Boswell memories first started... More »
By Andrew Mack   

The Many Faces Of Halloween

Today, instead of our regular thespian-of-the-week screenshots quiz, we are going to do something different. Today it is Halloween! First we thought about doing a Michael Myers gallery, like we did with Jason on a Friday the 13th, but... let's... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Morbido 2015: Pablo And Puebla, Or, The Old Gods Hate My Luggage

I was at Morbido back in 2012 and have been chomping at the bit for an opportunity to come back to Mexico, the festival and my extended Mexican family. I was so close a previous year but expired travel documents... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Warsaw 2015 Review: THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER, A Doc With Strong Storytelling And Wild Ideas

Chad Gracia's documentary boasts a title that could be misleadingly attributed to a newly devised coital constellation or a daunting and supposedly nasty mob technique. Neither of the two is a close call, as The Russian Woodpecker refers to a... More »
By Martin Kudlac   

Austin Film Fest Exclusive Clip: Meet Malorie In Darkly Comic HER COMPOSITION

Premiering in competition at the 22nd Austin Film Festival, Stephan Littger's debut feature Her Composition stars one of my favorite indie actors Joslyn Jensen (Without, Funny Bunny) as talented but socially awkward composition student Malorie, who starts visiting high-end escort... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Exclusive Clip From UNCANNY: "I Made Him"

Robots are all the rage right now, with multiple television shows exploring a near-future in which mechanical men and women are indistinguishable from flesh and blood human beings. Personally, as a long-time lover of all things robotic -- thank you,... More »
By Peter Martin   

DRAGON'S LAIR: THE MOVIE Starts Crowdfunding Campaign

The budget for a modern animated movie starts in the neighborhood of $75 million, so the crowdfunding campaign for a movie version of video arcade game Dragon's Lair is not intended to raise that kind of money. No, the intention... More »
By Peter Martin   

NINJA SCROLL: Watch Gary Shore's Proof Of Concept For The Feature That Never Was

Well, now. Here's an intriguing slice of 'what if' from director Gary Shore. It was back in 2009 that Shore first burst on to the scene with a dazzling proof of concept short titled Cup Of Tears, a hyper stylized... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch Complete Indie Horror JENNIFER HELP US Online For Free!

It was nearly a year ago that we first wrote about director Juan Ortiz and his feature film Jennifer Help Us. Shot entirely on an iPhone with very limited resources, Ortiz had just released a trailer for the film that... More »
By Todd Brown   

The Trailer For Jared Hess' DON VERDEAN Is Like Lucifer Farted In Your Brain

Napoleon Dynamite helmer Jared Hess returns to screens December 11th with his latest slice of oddity. Sam Rockwell stars as as the titular Don Verdean, a Biblical archaeologist hired by a small town church to bring ancient artefacts from the... More »
By Todd Brown   

Exclusive Clip: BLOODY KNUCKLES Plays With Fire. On Blu-ray Today!

Today on Blu-ray Artsploitation films is releasing Matt O.'s Bloody Knuckles. Bloody Knuckles is a bit of a left field choice from Artsploitation, who've made their name straddling the line between high-minded art films and genre films. This film, on... More »
By J Hurtado   

Crowdfund This: Keep Brooklyn's Spectacle Theater In The Picture

Please note, the author of this article is Christopher Bell, former contributor to The Playlist and director of feature film The Winds That Scatter -- BUWalking around Brooklyn's biggest punchline of a neighborhood ain't what it used to be. In... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Warsaw 2015 Interview: Director Sean Baker Talks TANGERINE, Social Awareness And Smartphone Filmmaking

The director of Tangerine (read Ben Umstead´s review) shot on a shoestring budget and entirely on an iPhone 5s, Sean Baker would probably not have guessed that his indie darling would end up in Oscars talks when he premiered the film... More »
By Martin Kudlac   

SIGHTSEERS Star Alice Lowe Begins Production On First Feature PREVENGE

Most genre film fans know British actress Alice Lowe from her amazing star turn in Ben Wheatley's Sightseers (which she also co-wrote), and also from parts in films such as Hot Fuzz and Paddington. After a successful festival run of... More »

THE VOID Starts Shooting In A Few Weeks

Fellow film site had some news from the American Film Market regarding The Void, a Lovecraftian horror thriller by Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie of Manborg fame. The film will commence shooting on November 17th, in Canada, and several... More »
By Ard Vijn   

THE SUBLET: Your First Look At The Poster For Canadian Horror Flick

TwitchFilm is pleased to give you the first look at the poster for John Ainslie's upcoming chamber piece, the psychological horror flick The Sublet. The film is about to start its tour on the festival circuit so it is time... More »
By Andrew Mack   
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