HOSTAGE TO THE DEVIL: Who Is The Devil Really After?

Depending on your school of thought the idea of Satan is a load of hokum, or, he is very real. Take that one step further and he is your best friend, or, your worst enemy. I imagine that Jesuit priest... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SXSW Announces Midnight Films, Shorts & More

The film component of SXSW just released its programs for midnight films, shorts, special events, and festival favorites. Among the films chosen, the 2016 SXSW Film Festival Mike Flanagan's Hush; Micky Keating's Carnage Park; Don Coscarelli's Phantasm: Remastered restoration ala J.J. Abrams... More »
  

Giveaway: Win Lucio Fulci's A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN On Blu-ray from Mondo Macabro And TwitchFilm

Today marks the release of Mondo Macabro's wonderful Blu-ray for Lucio Fulci's A Lizard in a Woman's Skin. Earlier today we posted a review, but the crux of it is that you want this disc if you're a horror or... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Manoj Bajpayee Gets Spiritual In The New Short Film TAANDAV

I'm a huge fan of both director Devashish Makhija and actor Manoj Bajpayee, so when I heard that they'd made a film together I rushed to find it. The resulting product, a short titled Taandav, is absolutely fantastic. While shorts... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Now on Blu-ray: A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN From Mondo Macabro

This week home video specialists Mondo Macabro release one of their highest profile Blu-ray titles yet, Lucio Fulci's 1971 giallo A Lizard in a Woman's Skin. The film has long been on collectors' most wanted lists for an HD upgrade,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

RIVER: Watch The New And Intense Trailer For Jamie M. Dagg's Thriller

Elevation Pictures will be releasing Jamie M. Dagg's Laos set thriller River on March 4th. They have just released the full trailer for the flick and it gives just a taste of the intensity this film has.In the south of... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: TOO YOUNG TO DIE! Is One Hell Of A Load Of Fun

(...and no Jamiroquai in sight...) The Japanese writer-director Kudô Kankurô has his heart in a quirky place, and has proven that already several times over. As a scriptwriter he wrote Zebraman for director Miike Takashi, The Apology King for director... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Giveaway: Win A Copy Of BADGE OF HONOR On DVD

Agustin's crime drama Badge of Honor came out on DVD last week and we have three DVDs to giveaway. On  her  first  day of  the  job,  brand  new Internal  Affairs  detective,  Jessica  Dawson (Mena Suvari),  gets  caught  up  in  the  aftermath... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

HIGH RISE: Watch The Full Theatrical Trailer For Wheatley's Latest

Tom Hiddleston and Luke Evans anchor the cast of High Rise, the Ben Wheatley adaptation of JG Ballard's novel. And while the cast may have gotten much higher profile than the norm for Wheatley the filmmakers underlying anarchic spirit remains... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Giveaway: Win A Copy Of PAINKILLERS On DVD

Peter Winther's Painkillers has been out on DVD in the U.S. for a couple weeks now and if you have not picked up a copy yet we have two to give away this week. And because we are late to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: RADIO DREAMS And Waiting for Metallica

Despite being brought up and educated in London, Iranian filmmaker Babak Jalali shot his sophomore feature Radio Dreams in the Bay Area of San Francisco. His stylistic preferences and personal signature aesthetics began to take bolder shape in his... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: Personal Docupic 5 OCTOBER Tackles Modern Man And Transcendentalism

The already-established Slovakian photographer Martin Kollár flips between the lenses of photography and cinematography regularly and 5 October, unveiled in the festival section "As Long As It Takes", has the best of both worlds. As a cinematographer, he has lensed... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

New Trailer For THE LOBSTER On Eve Of USA Release

After a long lap around the festival circuit, from Cannes to TIFF and a commercial release in most of Europe at this point, The Lobster, the latest bit of satiric weirdness from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, ALPS) nears its domestic release... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: WILD Brings Out The Inner Wolf

The Rotterdam International Film Festival had many, many world premieres this year, and some almost-world premieres as well, like German director Nicolette Krebitz' new film Wild, which had its first-ever screening mere days earlier at Sundance. Which made it a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016: Full Lineup Announced

The Osaka Asian Film Festival returns for its 11th year with an eclectic lineup of films brought together from across the length and breadth of the Asian continent. This year's edition picks out films from Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong... More »
  

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 Hits The UK

Now in its thirteenth edition, London's Japan Foundation has returned with another fine selection of contemporary Japanese film titles with which to tour the UK. This year the choices are based around the theme, 'Ikiru: The Highs and Lows of Life... More »
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Uchida Eiji, Director Of LOWLIFE LOVE And GREATFUL DEAD

Last week at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Lowlife Love had its first screening outside of Japan. The film shows a very sordid look at the Japanese no-budget film industry, in which all people who are hopeful of a cinematic... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: DEADPOOL, A Marvellous Meta Movie With A Mouth

Although it is cut from the same cloth as other superhero origin stories before it, both in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and X-Men world, Deadpool prefers its material vibrant, filled with polka dots and stained with blood. Ryan Reynolds plays... More »
  

Mamoru Hosada's THE BOY AND THE BEAST Graces Aust And NZ Screens This March

Anime on-screen is always something to celebrate, and with Hosada's latest likened to the works of Miyazaki it is time to get very excited indeed as The Boy And The Beast hits Australian and New Zealand cinemas thanks to Madman... More »
  

ZAMBO DENDE Rises! Watch Marko Zaror As The Colombian Comic Book Hero In Live Action Adaptation!

As regular patrons of Fantastic Fest have known for years, Chilean martial arts star Marko Zaror is a little bit larger than life. I mean that both literally in that he's not at all a small man, and also figuratively... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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