Benedict Cumberbatch And Martin Freeman Shooting Victorian Era SHERLOCK Special For BBC

The BBC is cooking up something special for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson that should please fans of their monster hit modern-day series Sherlock and Conan Doyle purists who prefer their crime fighting rooted firmly in 19th Century... More »
By James Marsh   
  

STUNG: Giant Mutant Wasps Wreak Havoc In The International Trailer!

Audiences at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival best be watching the skies and keeping an ear open for any suspicious buzzing sounds because that's where Benni Diez's mutant wasp creature feature Stung will be making its debut and we've got... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Indonesian Haunted House Tale WEWE Brings Classy Chills

Though educated as an architect, Indonesian helmer Rizal Montovani has become one of the nation's most prolific directors. Despite clearly missing several titles - including this one - the IMDB has 19 directorial entries for Montovani since 1999 and judging... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TORO LOCO: Check Out An Exclusive Clip From HIDDEN IN THE WOODS' Director's Latest

Chilean helmer Patricio Valladares won notoriety around the globe with his 2012 shocker Hidden In The Woods - since remade in English with Michael Biehn - and having spent the past several years with his backwoods shocker he now moves... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: GHOUL Feeds on Tried-and-Trusted Formulas

Horror films form a very niche and minor part of Czech cinema. Despite boasting a small list of interesting horror films, such as Juraj Herz famous The Cremator or his gothic tale Morgiana, contemporary endeavours failed to please audiences and... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Indonesian Folk Tale Creature Arrives In The Full TUYUL Trailer

Childbirth has been a fertile source of horrific imagery around the globe for centuries, fears of a woman's body ceasing to be entirely her own fueling all manner of grotesque stories from virtually every culture imaginable. One such tale is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Pretty Packaging: SPACE DANDY Brings Artwork Rather Than Bling, Baby!

Scottish distributor Anime Limited (a.k.a. All The Anime) was on a roll in 2014, making good on most of their promises with many spectacular announcements and releases. Pretty early on they had made it known they had secured the rights... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Crowdfund This! British Sci-Fi Buddy Comedy UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS

British filmmaking collective Project Trident met while working together at an arts cinema, and began making short films and screening them for each other. Over the past seven years they have accumulated a filmography of over 100 shorts, which have... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: THE PRICE WE PAY, An Outstanding Doc On Offshore Economies

It's not often that something as dry as tax theory can result in an engrossing night at the movies, but credit Harold Crooks and his team for providing an exceptional articulation about the vagaries of "off shoring" in an... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

SXSW 2015 Review: MOONWALKERS, Low Ambition Helps A Loony Comedy

What if you wanted to fake a moon landing in 1969, and could get Stanley Kubrick to do it? The idea is so silly that it lends itself easily to comedy, and Moonwalkers milks it furiously, spinning into a very... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Osaka 2015: Taiwan's MEETING DR. SUN Wins Asian Film Festival Grand Prix

Taiwanese film Meeting Dr. Sun proved popular with audiences and jury members alike at Osaka Asian Film Festival, receiving the Audience Award and the festival's Grand Prix. Director Yee Chih-yen and stars Zhan Huai-yuan and Matthew Wei were present to... More »
  

SXSW 2015 Review: WESTERN, A New American Marvel

The Ross Brothers' 2012 film Tchoupitoulas showcased Bill and Turner's proclivity for visually arresting imagery, compelling yet dreamlike narrative flow, and a keen eye for the undercurrents that run below the more obvious stories that have flooded from post-Katrina... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT Trailer Dives Into An Addict's Own Personal Hell

Winner of the top prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2014, Josh and Benny Safdie's latest film, Heaven Knows What, is based on Arielle Holmes' unpublished memoirs about her days as a heroin addict on the streets of... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Quartz 2015: The Swiss Awards Celebrate Docu-drama DER KREIS

Since 1998, the Swiss Film Awards -- the Quartz -- have been celebrating the Swiss film industry. The 18th ceremony took place in Geneva on the Friday 13th, with awards in 11 different categories. Stefan Haupt was certainly the big... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Li Bingbing

Last week saw the premiere of Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal in China. Our editor of Asian Affairs James Marsh saw it, and had plenty of good to say about it, especially concerning lead actress Li Bingbing.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

SXSW 2015 Review: THE ECSTASY OF WILKO JOHNSON, How To Live When You're Going To Die

This movie may have saved my life. Let me explain. Not too long ago, Wilko Johnson was told he would die. The musician, a co-founder of pioneering British pub-rock band Dr. Feelgood, received a diagnosis of inoperable, terminal pancreatic cancer.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SXSW 2015: Trouble Abounds In BABY Trailer & Poster

Samuel Aaron Bennett's narrative short debut Baby, starring Renée Felice Smith (NCIS:Los Angeles), has its world premiere this weekend at SXSW. Today we've got a trailer and that nifty poster art for the acerbic and existential comedy. As trailers for... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

An Oscar Winner Returns With Quirky Action Rom Com THE SURPRISE

It was all the way back in 1997 that Dutch director Mike van Diem won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar with his debut feature, Character. This is, of course, the sort of event that is typically looked at as... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LA Happenings: Celebrate Kurosawa's Birthday With Screenings At The Crest

World-renowned filmmaker Kurosawa Akira was born March 23, 1910. To celebrate what would have been his 105th birthday (he passed away in 1998), The Crest Westwood movie palace are hosting Sunday screenings of some bonafide classics. Coming up this Sunday,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Now On Blu-ray: UN BIANCO VESTITO PER MARIALE And COME CANI ARRABBIATI From Camera Obscura

As the physical media hording masses of the world look to Blu-ray as their next best option, it's only a matter of time before our favorite distributors do the same. This time around it's the underappreciated German label, Camera Obscura.... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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