Tokyo FILMeX 2014: CROCODILE Snaps Top Prize

Tokyo FILMeX 2014 ended today with a lineup devoted to Canadian master David Cronenberg. The director's two earliest films, 1969's Stereo and 1970's Crimes of the Future, were shown before his latest, Maps To The Stars, closed the festival. Before... More »
  

Feratum In Mexico City: Lineup Revealed, Includes MEXICO BARBARO

Cinépolis Diana, a movie theater located in downtown Mexico City, will screen in December some of the films that were part of Feratum Film Fest 2014 (celebrated back in October). The selection includes Alejandro Alegre's Paciente 27 and the Chilean zombie... More »
  

Review: WOMEN WHO FLIRT Sees Pang Score North Of The Border

After dipping his toe into China with his 2012 sequel Love In The Buff, Hong Kong auteur Pang Ho Cheung embraces the inevitable and presents his first full-blown mainland production, Women Who Flirt. Zhou Xun and Huang Xiaoming play the... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Zhou Xun

This week, Pang Ho Cheung's Chinese film Women Who Flirt will be released in the US. James saw the film and liked it a lot, as you can read in his review (this is a link). It is a modern... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

SHOAH, GANJA & HESS, THE OFFENCE And More Joining Masters Of Cinema And Eureka! Classics In 2015

Eureka! Entertainment let fly with a volley of announcements earlier today, unveiling their slate for the first quarter of 2015 on both their Masters of Cinema and Eureka! Classics labels.New to Masters of Cinema will be Stanley Donen's Two For... More »
  

Review: THE BABADOOK Plays Havoc With The Ideals Of Family Life

Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent makes a promising debut with The Babadook, a dramatic horror film that plays havoc with the ideals of family life and the love of a mother for her child. Amelia has not had it easy. Once... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE IMITATION GAME Cannot Live Up To Its Inherent Drama

From a British nation that has had its fair share of scientific geniuses, it's perhaps no surprise that the life and work of Alan Turing has spawned its fair share of dramatic works. There have been TV versions, drama/docs, and... More »
  

Check These Insane Studio Ghibli Releases From Madman

(OK, that title was meant as a pun of sorts, as these are some of the sanest editions I've ever seen...) Is there any film studio in the world who can match Studio Ghibli's stellar track record? Maybe not,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE: Anchor Bay Investigates Demonic Possession

Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing Chris Sparling's directorial debut The Atticus Institute on DVD and Blu-ray on January 20th, 2015. Sparling wrote the Ryan-Reynolds-in-a-box horror film Buried. Dubiously billed as 'The Only Case of Demonic Possession Recognized by the U.S... More »
  

Five Flavours 2014 Review: SHADOW DAYS, A Bold Critique Of China's Notorious One-Child Policy

Zhao Dayong's meaningful and compelling drama Shadow Days offers an unflinching commentary on pressing social and cultural issues pertinent to contemporary China. The documentary maker's second foray into fiction, it revolves around an ordinary young couple who move into an... More »
  

Mayhem Film Festival Presents THE CREATED WOMAN Program In December!

If you happen to find yourself in Nottingham, England during the weekend of December 5th through 7th then you should take some time out to attend the Mayhem Film Festival's program The Created Woman. Presented in partnership with Film Hub Central East... More »
  

Five Flavours 2014 Review: IN THE DARK, A Ridiculous Mess Of A Horror Film

If there's one thing that may help the viewers at least partially understand why In The Dark is such a poorly executed and totally un-scary horror (or rather an accidental comedy masquerading as a supernatural horror), it's the following story:... More »
  

Iranian Martial Arts Star Ramin Sohrab Kicks His Way Through The MALEK Promo

What's that? An Iranian martial arts star seems like an unlikely sort of thing to you? Well, I'd wager very few people were wondering where the next Iranian vampire story would come from before A Girl Walks Home Alone At... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Episode One - Canfield Talks SQUIRM, Vincent Price, Werner Herzog, And More

Happy Holidays from The Stack! I'm kicking off this year's massive holiday gift guide with a look at every single Scream Factory 2014 release. But do not worry I've got a ton of fun box sets and SE's to make the... More »
  

Trailer for JURASSIC WORLD Offers More of the Same (Dinosaurs)

Can Star Lord (Chris Pratt) carry another Big Studio franchise title without Mixtape #1? If said franchise is heavy with dinosaurs, chase sequences and life finding a way, he may not have to carry much; only look up and grimace... More »
  

Review: DEATH METAL ANGOLA Rocks Our World

Angola is the very definition of a war-torn African nation. The country endured almost constant war for the forty years prior to 2002. A lasting peace accord was finally reached, but four decades of violence have decimated Angola's cultural legacy,... More »
  

Crowdfund This: Aussie Scifi SUBJECT 14 Asks Who Is Contacting Us From The Future?

The producers of writer-director Seth Larney's science fiction project Subject 14 have set an ambitious goal for themselves, aiming to raise a hundred thousand Australian dollars in a crowd funding campaign to get the project off the ground. But given... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Latin Beat: Mexican Film Community United For Ayotzinapa's 43 Missing Students

As I write this, the aftershock of a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer for shooting and killing a man in Ferguson, Missouri, is dominating the news here in the U.S. Of course, angry protests are not... More »
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Kwak Jae-young's MEET MISS ANXIETY In Cinemas!

South Korean director Kwak Jae-young is best known for his classic romantic comedy My Sassy Girl (2001). His latest film Meet Miss Anxiety has a predominatly Chinese cast that includes Zhou Xun, Tong Dawei, Wallace Chung and Zhang Zilin. It is... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Blu-ray Review: STREET FIGHTER ASSASSINS FIST Is Fueled By Passion

Made on a relatively shoe-string budget with thanks to Kickstarter, this reimagined Street Fighter origin tale Assassins Fist came to fruition as brief twelve minute webisodes; ten in total. After its success on YouTube, the show was then turned... More »
  
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