Ricardo Darin Reunites With CHINESE TAKEAWAY Director For Thriller KOBLIC

We were big, big fans of Sebastián Borensztein's comedy drama Chinese Takeaway in these parts and now the Argentine helmer has reunited with leading man Ricardo Darin for what promises to be a riveting true life thriller.The year is 1977... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SEX & CRIME: German Comic Thriller Offers Plenty Of Both

A one night dalliance goes very wrong, indeed, in Paul Müller's German crime comedy Sex & Crime. When Valentin receives a late night phone call from his best friend Theo he may not have been entirely surprised to hear that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TRAPPED: Kormakur's Icelandic Crime Series Gets An English Friendly Trailer

Iceland's Baltasar Kormakur maintains something of a split personality ... at home he's the acclaimed director of a string of arthouse dramas and thrillers acclaimed around the globe while in Hollywood he aims for bigger, blockbuster fare like Contraband, Two... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Vicky Zhao To Direct Animated Version Of MY FAIR PRINCESS

Variety reported yesterday that Chinese actress Vicky Zhao will be directing an animated version of, My Fair Princess, a very popular television drama she starred in back in the 90s (pictured left). Zhao was a star of the program about... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

PANDEMIC: Exclusive Key Art Premiere For John Suits' Sci-fi Actioner

John Suits, director of graphic novel adaptation The Scribbler is back with the sci-fi action flick Pandemic. XLrator Media is releasing the film in cinemas on April 1st then on VOD and iTunes the following Tuesday, April 4th. Twitchfilm has your... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

New Samurai Short From THE RAID Director Gareth Evans

While we all wait patiently (or maybe not) for The Raid 3, director Gareth Evans has not been idle. Indeed, after not having picked up a camera for a while, he decided to make a short when his colleagues Cecep... More »
  

Innaritu And Reygadas Join Forces To Back Emiliano Rocha Minter's WE ARE THE FLESH, Check Out The Poster And Exclusive Images!

Carlos Reygadas co-produces new post-apocalyptic feature We Are The Flesh with The Revenant helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu also signing on to help promote the film around the globe and with a world premiere coming soon in Rotterdam we've got a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: DARK NIGHT, Scenes From The New American Apocalypse

Close your eyes. Picture the scenes:

You gotta keep your head down. She runs hers hands through your hair; it must feel like walking barefoot on freshly cut grass, it's so short. The burnt orange dye bleeds into your scalp. You... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

SENSORIA: Out Now In Canada And U.S. On VOD And Digital Platforms

Christian Hallman's psychological thriller Sensoria was released on Friday on VOD and multiple digital platforms. We have the full list below so you may pick your poison and take in this Swedish delight. And now a few thoughts about the film itself. Hallman's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch The Exclusive Trailer For Sci-fi Feature EMBERS

Finding deeply thoughtful and rich Sci-fi for the big and small screen always seems like an up hill battle. Even with more adult fare like Ex Machina finding audiences, this kind of work is once in a blue moon.Enter: Embers,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: NEWTOWN, A Simple Tale Of Universal Grief

The horror of what took place on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook elementary school captured the world's attention. A young man, armed with an assault rifle, handgun and plenty of ammunition, walked through his old school and butchered... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Slamdance 2016 Review: DRIFTWOOD, On The Strange Life Of Objects

Against the onslaught of the crashing surf we arise into a world of soft, foaming white. From a distance, we can make out an approaching figure. Soon we see it's a she, a young woman, soaked to the bone, shivering... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: CHRISTINE, A Report On The Art Of Self-Destruction

Performance>Perfection>Breakdown.

No. That's not right. Run the film again. What do we see: A woman in her late twenties, dark hair, big eyes, tall; walking down the halls of a TV station. Take the splicer to the footage. Chop it in... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

TORO: Watch The Action Packed Trailer For Spanish Thriller

Spain might be very well-known for its fantasy and horror films, but it has also proven that it can master thrillers. In 2014, Alberto Rodríguez' Marshland was (almost) everyone's favorite after its premiere at the San Sebastián Film Festival and... More »
  

Sundance 2016 Review: OPERATION AVALANCHE, For The Love Of Cinema

There is a lure to the film camera that is almost primal. It draws you in, ever closer, a potent combo of machine and magic. Pressed against your ear, your cheek, the click-whir miracle of celluloid is god calling you... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

It's Alpine Undead Carnage In The Official ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES Trailer

We've been keeping an eye on Austrian director Dominik Hartl's upcoming horror comedy Attack Of The Lederhosen Zombies for some time now, having premiered the first images and proof of concept teasers for the film back in the spring.And with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rotterdam 2016: 30 Recommendations And Anticipations

(UPDATE: Thirty schmirty, I added two more...) Next Wednesday, the 45th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam starts, the biggest fest of its kind in the Netherlands. This year, in its ten-day run there will be roughly 250... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Slamdance 2016 Review: MAD Finds The Humor In Sadness

Robert G. Putka has built up a smart and sharp filmography of shorts over the last half decade, emphasizing rich, rude and raw performances, deriving his drama and comedy with character first. MAD, his feature debut, is as charming as... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Forgotten Thai Gems Come To Vesoul 2016!

The Vesoul Asian Film Festival in France has emerged as a highlight of the international festival circuit for Asian film films and this year looks to be no different. From the juried competition - with jury headed by acclaimed Korean... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Jet Li

We do have scoops now and then, and the news that Jet Li would be joining the third xXx film (re-starring Vin Diesel) was one of those occasions. That news has now been corroborated, so with Jet Li in mind,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
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