Giveaway: IDA - Win 1 Of 5 Codes To Download Critically-Acclaimed Film

(Note: the giveaway is now closed.) Pawel Pawlikowski's movie about a young nun in the 1960s who makes a shocking discovery that changes her life, Ida has won near-unanimous praise from critics and audiences alike, and we have a chance... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS Is Lovingly Reverent Of The Ridiculous

Mark Hartley's unofficial biography of Cannon Films impresarios Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus is equal parts reverent and dumbfounded in its depiction of these maverick Hollywood outsiders. Bottling the same level of ravenous reportage for Cannon's bountiful output as Hartley... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: RUN Finds Thrilling Drama In Fractured Character Study

Ivorian Philippe Lacôte's film Run is a brash fiction debut for this documentarian. The film begins with an off-camera assassination, and through a series of concentric flashback's we're told the story of Run. Part gangster and part activist, Run... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: Kevin Smith's TUSK Gleefully Plays By Its Own Rules

"Why don't you ask him if he's going to stay? Why don't you ask him if he's going away? Why don't you tell me what's going on?" - TUSK, Fleetwood Mac Kevin Smith is many things to many people... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: Winterbottom's THE FACE OF AN ANGEL Is A Meta-Narrative Thriller That Works

It's a dangerous thing to make a movie about making a movie. It's even more dangerous when the movie is about the writing process for the very movie the audience is watching. Not only is the meta-narrative difficult to pull... More »
  

NYC Happenings: "Also Like Life: The Films Of Hou Hsiao-hsien" Celebrates A Taiwanese Master

In a key scene of Hou Hsiao-hsien's 1993 masterwork The Puppetmaster, in which the titular figure Li Tien-lu (who appeared in small roles in Hou's previous films) takes center stage to tell his story, Li explains why he named his... More »
  

Check Out The Teaser For ENAKKUL ORUVAN Featuring Siddharth

Last year Kannada filmmaker Pawan Kumar made a huge splash in the Indian independent feature world by successfully crowdfunding his second feature film, Lucia. The film made a big impression on the international festival circuit, and is commonly recognized as... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Watch The Gloriously Trippy Sci-Fi Short APHELION POINT

Anyone in attendance at last month's Film4 FrightFest in London would have been treated to a bevvy of brilliant short films (programmed by our very own Shelagh Rowan-Legg no less) in addition to a fantastic array of international horror flicks. Not... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: THE WORLD OF KANAKO, Gloriously Irresponsible Filmmaking

The first two minutes of Nakashima Tetsuya's violent and unrelenting The World of Kanako are a litmus test on whether one should proceed. A frenetic orgy of editing non-sequitors, both assaulting and attention grabbing, occurs right before slamming into a stylized... More »
  

THE SCRIBBLER: Watch This Exclusive Clip And See Our Exclusive Stills Gallery

With John Suit's adaptation of Dan Schaffer's graphic novel The Scribbler preparing to bow in cinemas and on iTunes and VOD on September 19, it is time for the promotions to roll out. We have been given an exclusive clip as well... More »
  

PLASTIC: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Julian Gilbey's Latest

Plastic is the latest offering from Julian Gilbey, the director of Twitch Film fave A Lonely Place to Die, as well as a segment in the upcoming ABCs of Death 2. You will be able to find his next action-oriented film... More »
  

Toronto 2014: Music Video For SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS - "I'm Sick Of Everyone"

Even though I am a resident of the State of Texas in the United States, I feel a strange kinship with my friends in the Frozen North (i.e. Canada), especially this week, when the Toronto International Film Festival is dominating... More »
  

Celluloid Screams 2014: More Of Those Creepy Kiwis, A Monster Romance, And Retro Royalty Highlight Full Roster

Boy oh boy, did the final weekend of October just get a whole lot cooler for the residents of Sheffield, England! We announced that The Editor, from members of Canadian outfit Astron-6, would be opening the festival. Well, they just... More »
  

SPACE CAT HOB: Be Amazed And Delighted By The Full Animated Short Film

At the beginning of the year we let you in on a small project by Paris-based animator Loïc Bramoullé called Space Cat Hob. The full six-minute short is now available and you can watch it below! Loïc spent two years making... More »
  

Bell Media's The Innoversity Summit Pitch Competition Begins

Your head is buzzing. Buzzing, I say! You have ideas about the movie you want to make, and you could really use some free stuff to help make it happen. Well, we have good news for you! Bell Media's The Innoversity... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: CHARLIE'S COUNTRY, Wild Vistas, Remarkable Performances, And Assured Direction

When I saw Rolf de Heer's Bad Boy Bubby in an arthouse theatre back in the mid-90s, I was totally unprepared for such raw and nihilistic filmmaking. A violent and dark film, it was clear from that one film... More »
  

Watch One Tough Granny In Clip From Brian Trenchard Smith's DRIVE HARD

We have a clip to share with you from Drive Hard, the latest from Ozploitation great Brian Trenchard-Smith. In the clip, stars John Cusack and Thomas Jane cross paths with a justice seeking granny. Former race car driver Peter Roberts (Thomas Jane)... More »
  

Raven Banner To Distribute TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL: THE END OF THE END Animated Feature

Fans of the television show Todd & The Book of Pure Evil already know that there will be an animated feature film to wrap up any unanswered questions after the second season. They rallied behind the show and supported an... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: SPRING Is No Sophomore Slump

"You saw me all fucked up and I am still here." So says Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) to his Italian girlfriend, Louise (Nadia Hilker), after discovering that her 'little secret' is well outside his comfort zone. It is this moment, well... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: SONG OF THE SEA Is A Timeless Delight For All Ages

Irish animator Tomm Moore made - to put it mildly - a very large impression with his 2009 feature debut The Secret Of Kells, a gorgeous piece of work with rich storytelling high in adventure and genuine emotion that earned... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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