Cairo 2014 Review: SILVERED WATER, SYRIA SELF PORTRAIT Will Break Your Heart

We often see fleeting images of war and its victims, or brief scenes of torture on the news, but these are often presented in a sensational way, or sometimes sanitized, or more than often, ignored if they are happening in... More »
  

Third I 2014 Review: MEET THE PATELS Mixes Modern Love And Timeworn Tradition

Ravi Patel is an actor. He's one of those guys. You know, that guy. The guy who plays a doctor or a lawyer on TV, typical Indian American jobs. He's not setting the world on fire, but he makes a... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

BLADE OF THE MAIDEN: Check The Teaser For Filipino Martial Arts Fantasy

The Philippines' Cinema One Originals program continues to support a broad range of talent across more genres than you can shake a stick at with their annual funding grants - unlike most nations Filipino festivals actually commission and pay for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Turkish Horror Helmer Steps Into English Language With First MAGI Teaser

Prolific Turkish horror director Hasan Karacadag has been a familiar face in these parts since bursting on the scene with D@bbe in 2006. And with a handful of titles under his belt since then, Karacadag is making the step into... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DARK SAMURAI: Watch The First Teaser Now

We have been keeping a close eye on the development of Sidney Lexi Plaut's Dark Samurai for some time now, drawn in by the gorgeous imagery and the presence of Valhalla Rising producer Lene Borglum on the production team of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cairo 2014 Review: A CINEMA OF DISCONTENT Deftly Explores Censorship

I'm sure many cinephiles are familiar with the Motion Picture Production Code, used by Hollywood in the mid-20th century to govern 'morality' in films. A self-imposed censorship, it banned any sexual acts beyond kissing, excessive violence, profanity, and many other... More »
  

Cairo 2014 Review: THE BOY AND THE WORLD, Wonderous Animation and Storytelling

Within the first few frames, it's easy to see why The Boy and The World won both Best Feature and the audience award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival, considered to be the most important of its kind. This is... More »
  

Morbido Fest 2014, Dispatch 1: FEED THE LIGHT, EL INCIDENTE, And TEKUANI Explore Limits Of The Human Psyche

"We're under the volcano," said filmmaker Richard Stanley, referring to the novel by Malcolm Lowry, adapted for the screen by John Huston in 1984, and the location of the Morbido Film Festival in 2014. The tops of volcanoes were enshrouded... More »
  

Preview: The Foreign Oscar Contenders Meet At Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival

It used to be that the big late season festival stop was the Viennale in Austria, where the important titles of the year were collected in the exquisite programming. However, a festival wolf has started howling in Estonia and gets... More »
  

Cairo 2014 Review: QUEEN AND COUNTRY, Funny and Heartfelt Nostalgia

John Boorman's 1987 film Hope and Glory, about the London Blitz seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy, is a favourite in the Rowan-Legg household (seriously, we can all quote it almost verbatim to the point of annoying guests).... More »
  

Los Cabos 2014 Review: FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK: THE STORY OF RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Salutes The Mexican Guitar Duo

For Those About to Rock: The Story of Rodrigo y Gabriela is a straight celebration of Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo and Gabriela, going from their origins in Mexico City to their eventual worldwide success. Mexican journalist and the documentary's director... More »
  

DOC NYC 2014 Boasts An Expanded, Impressively Diverse Slate

DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in the U.S., which runs this year from November 13-20, gets even bigger with its fifth edition, with well over 150 films, panels, masterclasses, and tributes, spanning across three venues: the IFC Center, the... More »
  

Park Chan-wook To Direct Sci-fi Thriller SECOND BORN

Park Chan-wook, Korean director of the much lauded Vengeance Trilogy - Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance - has been attached to an upcoming sci-fi thriller Second Born, reports Variety. This will be his second English... More »
  

Morbido 2014 Dispatch 0: How To Establish A Macabre And Playful Tone For Your Festival

I've been in Puebla, Mexico less than 12 hours and already it seems like the Morbido Film Festival owns this bustling city. That would be quite a remarkable feat, considering that the metropolitan area contains more than two and a half... More »
  

Hey, Mexico City! Win Tickets For The TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 40th Anniversary Version Premiere

The new remastered version of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that celebrates its 40th anniversary is set to open at Mexican cinemas on Thursday, November 20. Cine Caníbal is the company handling the distribution and they are having a very... More »
  

Aussie ZomWrestling Opus FROM PARTS UNKNOWN: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL Drops New Teaser Trailer

Just a few weeks after premiering its first full-length trailer, Australian zombie wrestling movie From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl continues to roll towards its world premiere on January 10th with a brand new teaser trailer, featuring music from... More »
  

ROBOT OVERLORDS Drops The Bass In New Trailer

Grabbers director Jon Wright is bringing Robot Overloads to the UK this March (no North American date yet). Starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, and teen hero/chosen one with lots of powers (yay) Callan McAuliffe, this new trailer drops the bass like the next great... More »
  

Review: Kurosawa's SEVENTH CODE, More Complex And Thrilling Than It First Appears

Those expecting another genre bending, bone-chilling spectacle from J-horror master helmer Kurosawa Kiyoshi may be a little disappointed with his low-budget, brisk, slow-moving 2013 feature Seventh Code. Without explaining anything, Kurosawa throws the viewer into a story that at... More »
  

New RE:BORN Training Video Gives Sakaguchi Tak Ninja Skills

It is with no small amount of enthusiasm that we have been following the development of Re:Born, the comeback, and potentially final, action film for Japanese martial arts star Sakaguchi Tak. The latest in a series of videos has surfaced,... More »
  

Los Cabos 2014: Twitch Picks 10 Must See Films

Kicking off tonight with the Latin American premiere of Wild, the latest from Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée, the third edition of Mexico's Los Cabos International Film Festival (CIFF) promises to be a fantastic way to end the year... More »
  
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