Review: PALI ROAD, An Intriguing Thriller That Doesn't Quite Go The Distance

Pali Road, the romantic mystery thriller directed by Jonathan Lim, derives its title from an actual road on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, where the film is set. This road is said to be haunted, with many mysterious and unexplainable... More »
  

Nagai Go's Android Hero Returns In CUTIE HONEY: TEARS

Last on the big screen with Neon Genesis Evangelion director Anno Hideaki's live action adaptation in 2004, Nagai Go's hugely popular manga hero Cutie Honey returns with a new adaptation from director Asai Takeshi titled Cutie Honey: Tears. The story... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: SING STREET Tunes Into 1980s Pop Music

“Any guy who says he started playing guitar for any other reason than meeting girls is lying.” That's not an exact quote, but it's the gist of what some rock star once said. I was thinking it was either John... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

STRIKE A POSE: Watch The Trailer For Madonna Dancer Documentary

Directors Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaans hit something of a gold mine with the subject matter for their documentary Strike A Pose. The Dutch duo gained access to all of the surviving dancers who backed up Madonna nightly on her... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: SACRIFICE Treads Familiar Ground

Bodies of mutilated women, children in peril, distraught mothers and mysterious sects are ripe fodder for horror films, and are tropes that writer and directors return to frequently. As such, with this ground being tred frequently, it's hard to come... More »
  

Moody, Atmospheric Trailer For Ivan Sen's Outback Crime Thriller GOLDSTONE

Australia's Ivan Sen made quite a splash around the world with his 2013 crime thriller Mystery Road - an artfully executed tale of aboriginal detective Jay Swan working on the fringes of 'civilized' society - and he reunites that team... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sadako And Kayako Invite You To Enjoy A Tasty Snack While Turning Off Your Phone

Full marks to the marketing team handling upcoming J-horror ghost versus ghost team up film Sadako vs Kayako - in which the villainous apparitions from the Ring and Grudge franchises go head to head. They've got an inherently goofy premise... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Imagine 2016 Review: Oshii Mamoru Takes NOWHERE GIRL To His Familiar Places

(The movie which can be summed up as "Stay awake, stay awake, stay awake, WHOA!!!) One cannot help but wonder what would happen if Japanese director Oshii Mamuro would ever decide to make a straightforward action film. Whether he is... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Interview: SON OF SAUL Production Designer László Rajk Talks About Recreating Auschwitz And Working With Béla Tarr

One of the discoveries of the last year was László Nemes' feature debut Son of Saul (read Jason Gorber's review), an immersive Holocaust drama chronicling the daily proceedings of Sonderkommando. Nemes brought home more than 45 awards to Budapest, including... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

GoEast 2016 Review: In Polish Anthology NEW WORLD, An Immigrant's Life Is A Dilemma-Ridden Conundrum

The year 2015 was a pretty turbulent and tough one for the Old Continent. It seems that Europe landed under the sign of nomad. The socio-ethnographic locomotion of the magnitude displayed in previous years and hastily ham-fisted decisions sprung from... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Exclusive KILL ZONE 2 Clip: I Need A Translator

We've all had this happen to us, I'm sure. Picture this: you're sitting comfortably in your jail cell when a guard bursts in and demands that you translate a phone call from Thai into Cantonese. Now! Sheesh. Prison guards are... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Tribeca 2016 Review: ICAROS: A VISION Creates A Palpable Sense Of Place

Icaros: A Vision is about a white, American woman who -- confronted with a terminal illness -- embarks on a trip for a seemingly indefinite stay at a Shamanistic resort in the jungles of Peru. With a synopsis like this,... More »
By Teresa Nieman   
  

Exclusive SACRIFICE Clip: Run, Radha Mitchell, Run!

If she wants to live, Radha Mitchell must run. Set to open in New York at IFC Center this coming Friday, April 29 -- which is also when it will be available On Demand and via all digital platforms --... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

BLACK MOUNTAIN SIDE: Available Now In Its Native Canada, Watch The New Trailer

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment are releasing Nick Szostakiwskyj's Canadian horror flick Black Mountain Side this week. We have a new trailer and the release cover art to share with you. "Canada's remote wilderness becomes a chilly catalyst for... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See FINDING MR. RIGHT 2

Wu Xiubo and Tang Wei’s 2013 comedy drama Finding Mr. Right was a major box office hit in China. Its sequel, Finding Mr. Right 2, sees the pair “rekindle their romance and head to new and exotic locations in the... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Hey Australia! Win Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE On DVD!

To celebrate the Australian release of BBC One series And Then There Were None on home video, RLJ Entertainment is giving local readers the chance to win one of FIVE copies of the series on DVD!   Here’s a description of... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

CASH ONLY: Your First Look At The Trailer For The Indie Crime Thriller

Malik Bader’s gritty indie crime thriller Cash Only is hitting cinemas and VOD in the U.S. on May 13th through FilmBuff. TwitchFilm has your first look at the trailer for the flick which you will find below.   Elvis Martini... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Now On Blu-ray: DEATH WALKS TWICE, RAGE OF HONOR, BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA From Arrow Video

Let's take a look at some of the latest April 2016 releases from Arrow Video USA!... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: THE DRIFTLESS AREA, A Metaphysical Marvel

We humans often like to think of ourselves as creatures of habit. It helps to compartmentalize our world, making order out of chaos. As someone who operates quite often from his head, habits are important. Writing movie reviews, attempting to... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Tribeca 2016 Review: KICKS, Announcing An Exciting New Talent

Kicks, a film about a hapless teenager who finds himself launched into the Bay Area's violent underbelly after being jumped for his new sneakers, bristles with immediacy, excitement and urgency. It's a remarkably assured, confident movie for a debut feature... More »
By Teresa Nieman   
  
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