The Director Of THALE Delivers Fish Guns, Dead Cats And Special Cheese In MADE IN MOSJOEN

Norwegian director Aleksander Nordaas made waves around the world a couple years back with his low budget creature feature Thale and he's certainly looking likely to arch an eyebrow or two with his new webseries Made In Mosjoen.Nordaas has released... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch The Trailer For Quirky Argentine Comedy HORTENSIA

There's a little bit of Jared Hess and Wes Anderson in the DNA of Diego Lublinsky and Alvaro Urtizberea's quirky comedy Hortensia. The story of a shoe obsessed young woman looking to subsume her grief with a new boyfriend following... More »
By Todd Brown   

Peter Stormare Is A SWEDISH DICK

A healthy Twitch thumbs up to producer and showrunner Peter Settman who clearly knows his way around a title along with cult hero character actor Peter Stormare, who always seems to embrace the chance to be the butt of the... More »
By Todd Brown   

New York Korea 2015 Interview: THE SHAMELESS, Director Oh Seung-uk Talks 14 Years Of Waiting

Starting his cinematic life as a screenwriter for films like Green Fish and Christmas in August, Oh Seung-uk made his directorial debut in 2001 with Kilimanjaro, a tense story of crime and hidden identities. Fourteen years later, Oh steps behind... More »
By Diva Vélez   

Five Flavours 2015 Review: LAZY HAZY CRAZY, A Carnal And Vivacious HK Youth Film

Follies of youth, burgeoning passions and ephemeral connections form the backbone of Luk Yee-sum's sensational debut Lazy Hazy Crazy. Set in a Hong Kong that has seldom been seen on the big screen, here is a film that feels uniquely... More »
By Pierce Conran   

New York Korean 2015 Interview: OFFICE, Director Hong Won-chan Talks Tweaking Genres In His Debut Thriller

Having screenwritten hits like Confession of Murder, The Chaser and The Yellow Sea, Hong Won-chan makes his directorial debut, with the thriller, Office. Hong spoke with me about tweaking the genre to address larger societal issues and working with star... More »
By Diva Vélez   

"I'm Sort Of The Angry Man In The Corner." Director Saeed Taji Farouky Talks TELL SPRING NOT TO COME THIS YEAR

Director Saeed Taji Farouky has turned heads around the globe with his latest effort, the Afghan war themed documentary Tell Spring Not To Come This Year which saw the director and his crew at the front lines of the ongoing... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   

Los Cabos 2015 Dispatch: Liam Neeson Talks SILENCE, Taipei Earthquake, STAR WARS, And Reunites With Ewan McGregor

The first official look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's Silence reveals him in an agonized pose. But the actor was completely relaxed and charming during a press conference at the Los Cabos International Film Festival this past Saturday morning,... More »
By Peter Martin   

Criterion's THE GRADUATE, Plus Chaplin, Oshima, Troell, And More Coming In February

And here's to you, Criterion Collection! The home video company just announced its February 2016 slate of releases, topped by Mike Nichols' The Graduate. Dustin Hoffman's star-making performance as recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock, who begins an affair with spiky... More »
By Peter Martin   

Watch The Trailer For Sunny King's PREY

There's a cinematic revolution coming in Africa. That's been clear for a while ... Nigeria is the third most prolific film producing nation in the world and the sheer population numbers of sub-Saharan Africa truly make it a question of... More »
By Todd Brown   

NYC Happenings: "Nobuhiko Obayashi: A Retrospective," A Career-Spanning Showcase That Goes Far Beyond HOUSE

The Japanese filmmaker Obayashi Nobuhiko, now 77 and still quite active -- his most recent feature Seven Weeks screened at this year's Japan Cuts festival -- is best known in the U.S. for his 1977 debut feature House, his wild... More »

Watch Anya Beyersdorf's GAYBY

When we last highlighted the work of talented Australian director Anya Beyersdorf in these pages it was with the teaser for her upcoming short film Vampir, and if that happened to whet the appetite for more of Beyersdorf's work then... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE WINDMILL: Check The First Images From The Dutch Horror Film

It was all the way back in 2013 when we first caught wind of Nick Jongerius' horror film The Windmill. Back then the film was still known as The Windmill Massacre and existed only as a proof of concept but... More »
By Todd Brown   

Interview: Producer James Gay-Rees Discusses Chronicling A Fallen Star In AMY

Whether people like it or not, the documentary Amy does tread a very fine line. Arguably one of its key themes focuses on the star's despair at having her privacy and personal life invaded by the press, but nevertheless Amy... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   

Fantastic Short CROW HAND!!! Now Available For All to Enjoy

Brian Lonano's short CROW HAND!!! has been making the rounds at film festivals over the past year, including Film4 FrightFest, SXSW, Fantasia, Stanley Film Festival ... well, I could go on. And it goes to show that you can make... More »

Crowdfund This! Black Metal Doc BLACKHEARTS Offers Up Perks From The Titans Of The Genre!

It was earlier this month that Twitch shared an exclusive clip from upcoming documentary Blackhearts - one in which the members of Colombian black metal act Luciferian literally sell their souls to Satan in hopes of raising their chances of... More »
By Todd Brown   

Yuen Woo-ping And Tsui Hark Team Up For MIRACLE FIGHTERS Remake

A pair of Hong Kong film icons are teaming up for the first time in over a decade to bring a new version of an old classic to the big screen.Film Biz Asia report that Yuen Woo-ping will direct a... More »
By Todd Brown   

Thai Film Giant GMM Tai Hub Shutting Down, Dissolving Operations

In news that appears to have come as a shock even to industry watchers in Thailand, it was announced Friday that Thai production powerhouse GMM Tai Hub will dissolve and cease operations. The news comes as a surprise given that... More »
By Todd Brown   

A Legendary Battle Comes To The Big Screen With 28 PANFILOV

An iconic battle of World War II comes to the big screen with upcoming Russian effort 28 Panfilov, a new feature backed by game developer Gaijin and financed largely through a major crowd funding effort.The filmmakers are basing their work... More »
By Todd Brown   

Review: MUSTANG, An Impressive Debut Of A Turkish Woman Filmmaker, Deniz Gamze Ergüven

The school's out for the Summer, but for the 5 luminous protagonist orphan sisters, the indignity of being virgin brides in a 'wife factory' has just begun. After some innocent water splashing horseplay with the boys on the beach, they... More »
By Dustin Chang   
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