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   
  

Sex, Booze And Accordions Make For A Riotous Coming Of Age In Russia's RAG UNION

Writer-director Mikhail Mestetskiy looks to inject some life into the typical coming of age story with his upcoming Rag Union, the story of a young man whose chance encounter with a group of hard drinking, hard playing, accordion wielding quasi-anarchists... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Fiona Tan On The Intersection Of Her Art, Film And HISTORY'S FUTURE

Originally from Australia, but now a born-again European, Fiona Tan is a very experimental visual artist who is deeply invested in exploring and pushing the boundaries of cinema. That is certainly something which her first step into feature filmmaking has... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Review: REGRESSION, Beyond Disappointing

Back in the 1990s, Alejandro Amenábar was part of the incredible new wave of Spanish fantastic cinema. His first feature, Thesis, was a Hitchcock-style thriller about snuff films that was creepy and sexy; his second, Open Your Eyes, a subtle sci-fi thriller... More »
  

PINEAPPLE CALAMARI: Watch The Brilliant Stop-Motion Short Now!

Stop whatever it is you are doing and give over the next nine minutes of your life to watching Kasia Nalewajka's wonderful stop motion animation Pineapple Calamari, and I promise that you will thank me for it. On the one... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Now On Blu-ray: The Goetz Brothers' MARTYRS Is A Pale Shadow Of Its Inspiration

I know we just posted a review of the Goetz brothers' American remake of Martyrs a few days ago, so I will attempt to restrict my comments to the disc as much as possible. However, suffice it to say that... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

John Carpenter Announces Tour

John Carpenter, cult figure, master of horror, and electro-synth icon, has announced his first tour dates to promote his new album Lost Themes II, it was reported by EW today. Lost Themes II will be released on April 15th, so you'll have something... More »
  

ANGELICA: Gothic Horror Picked For Worldwide Sales By Spotlight Pictures

It has been quite some time since we have had the opportunity to talk about Teeth director Mitchell Lichtenstein. Some eight years later and we have news about his latest film, the Gothic horror flick, Angelica. A year after its premiere in Berlin the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Masters Of Cinema Acquires JOURNEY TO THE SHORE, Unveils MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA, THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR And 1900 For April

Eureka Entertainment's Master of Cinema series announced today that they will be releasing Kurosawa Kiyoshi's Journey To The Shore on the boutique label later this year, following a theatrical run at the Glasgow Film Festival. April's slate of titles was... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Hey, Fight Fans! Win An Amazing IP MAN 3 Prize Pack!

Hey, martial arts fans! Wilson Yip's acclaimed Ip Man 3 is out in US theaters now and to celebrate the fine folk at WellGo USA are offering up one hell of a quality Ip Man 3 prize pack to a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SKIPTRACE: Jackie Chan And Johnny Knoxville Take The Long Way To Hong Kong In New Trailer

Jackie Chan has been trying to break into the Hollywood mainstream for decades, with wavering results. The best efforts always come when he partners up with an American co-star, with Chris Tucker and Owen Wilson fulfilling those duties in the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

THE ASSASSIN Leads Asian Film Awards With 9 Nominations

Nominations for the 10th Asian Film Awards were announced today in Hong Kong, and Hou Hsiao Hsien's wuxia drama The Assassin unsurprisingly leads the pack with 9 nominations. Appearing in the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Elizabeth Banks To Play Villain In POWER RANGERS Movie

Heh. This could be fun. THR's Heat Vision Blog is reporting that Elizabeth Banks will play the villain, Rita Repulsa, in the upcoming Power Rangers movie. She was originally portrayed by Japanese actress Soga Machiko in the Japanese series that found... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Kickstart This: An Urban Art Style Takes To The High Seas In PAINTED OCEANS

There are a lot of things that I love about this Kickstarter project, Painted Oceans. Visit the campaign page and have a look for yourself.One, I have always been a massive fan of graffiti and street art since I was... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: BEYOND SLEEP

One of the tasks Dutch high-school boys and girls need to conquer is finishing the dreaded Dutch "literature list", meaning they need to have read a certain number of famous Dutch books. One of the more often-used titles to put... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Raise Your Glass To The Theatrical Poster For AVA'S POSSESSIONS

Ava's Possessions comes out in cinemas and on VOD on March 4th. The theatrical poster was released yesterday, have a look. Ava Dobkins (Louisa Krause, Martha Marcy May Marlene) is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3 In Cinemas!

Hong Kong director Wong Jing has teamed up with Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau and Charles Heung from the original God Of Gamblers movies for the latest film in his popular From Vegas To Macau franchise. Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  
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