Interview: Félix de Givry And Sven Hansen-Løve On Discovering EDEN

French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve's new film Eden, an ambitious survey of the hedonistic 90s French club music scene, as well as poignant observation on life and time passing, was one of my favorite films I saw last year. To promote... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Review: THE TRIBE Pushes 'Show Don't Tell' Into Brutal New Extremes

Not one word of dialogue is spoken in director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's The Tribe, a stark Ukrainian drama that mixes gang thriller with boarding school intrigue, and pushes the maxim 'show don't tell' into brutal new extremes. The film presents a... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

SPRING, TURBO KID, DEATHGASM And More At Neuchâtel IFFF 2015

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival has quickly become one of the biggest and best in Europe, in no small part due to amazing programming, and 2015 looks to be no exception. I'm very honoured and excited to be on the... More »
  

LA Film Fest Review: I AM THALENTE, Skating On Passion, Finding Purpose

We all know the sound. That clack-scrape-whoosh of a skateboard on the sidewalk. For many of us it is as close to the sport as we get. When we hear that sound some of us move out of the way... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Beware The Coming Of The Zombie-roo! Australian Short WATERBORNE Online Now!

We've been keeping an eye on Australian horror short Waterborne in these pages for quite some time now. We backed the crowd funding campaign to help bring the film's zombie kangaroo to unlife and then watched as the finished picture... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Have Your Say: What Is Your Favorite Studio Ghibli Film?

This week (yesterday on June 15th to be precise) it was exactly 30 years ago that Studio Ghibli was founded, and work on its first film started. Which was not Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, as many people... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Latin Beat: DESASTRES NATURALES And ABZURDAH, Alternatives To Hollywood

Big-budget productions from major Hollywood studios dominate the mid-year movie season throughout most of the world, but local, independently-produced films are still alive and well, even if they're a bit more challenging to discover. Here are a couple of suggestions.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

GERNIKA: Behind The Scenes Of The Spanish Civil War Drama

Director Koldo Serra greets me with a plate of cookies. This is the first indication that the set of Gernika is not perhaps typical of the usual Spanish Civil War dramas. But this isn't surprising; Serra's first feature film The Backwoods... More »
  

(THE HOLY HELL UPDATE!!!) Hey Toronto! Win A Pair Of Tickets For WYRMWOOD At Sinister Cinema!

(As if getting in to a movie for free were not enough. One of the three of you who win a double pass will also go home with this new poster. SIGNED by directors Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner)The Ozploitation zombie... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

FANTASTIC BEASTS: Katherine Waterson Lands A Lead Role Opposite Eddie Redmayne

Variety is reporting that Inherit Vice actress Katherine Waterson has landed one of the lead female roles in J.K. Rowlings' Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. She will star in the Harry Potter spinoff movie opposite Eddie Redmayne who... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

STAR WARS ROGUE ONE: Forest Whitaker In Talks To Join Anthology Film

Variety is reporting that Forest Whitaker is in talks to join Gareth Edwards' Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One. He would join Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn. I've imagined him as the rebel leader that will send... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA - Check Out The Key Art Premiere

Set your eyes on the the orange and blue fury of the new key art for the Swiss viking action film Northmen: A Viking Saga! Claudio Fäh's film comes to American cinemas and digital HD on July 31st followed by... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Now On Blu-ray: TOKYO TRIBE, A Late-Night Mainstay In The Making

Sono Sion has always had an eclectic style of filmmaking, but in recent years he has really hit his stride, both in terms of artistry and quantity of his output. Sono is more prolific now than ever before - he... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Watch The First Teaser For ...IN THE DARK, A New Independent Horror Feature By David Spaltro

...In the Dark is a new, independently produced horror film by writer-director David Spaltro (...Around and the multi-award winning Things I Don't Understand) in collaboration with Seven Oaks Films and Intimation Productions. It stars Grace Folsom and Lynn Justinger (both... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Blu-ray Review: THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MISS OSBOURNE, A Twisted Tale Of Sex And Violence

Hot on the heels of Arrow Video's incredible (and incredibly sold out) Walerian Borowczyk Box set from last autumn, the company has dug deeper into the director's idiosyncratic oeuvre to deliver what is likely his most straight ahead horror feature,... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Film4's BEVERLY HILLS COP Promo Is Brilliant

We all agree that marketing is evil. Necessary, but evil. Sometimes, however, it hits the spot so perfectly that we have to concede it deserves genuine praise. Take British TV channel Film4. They are screening Eddie Murphy's iconic 80s action... More »
By James Marsh   
  

L'Immagine Ritrovata Asia Opens For Business In Hong Kong

Fans of classic cinema may be familiar with L'Immagine Ritrovata, one of the world's leading film restoration and preservation laboratories, based in Bologna, Italy. Well, yesterday saw the organisation spread its wings further afield, as L'Immagine Ritrovata Asia opened for business right... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Trailer: Beware The Bumbling Bombers Of BANGISTAN!

There is a real cinematic upheaval going on in India under the world's noses. In the late '50s, the world was shocked and awed by the French New Wave, a bunch of film critics who decided that they could do... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

LA Film Fest Exclusive Clip: I AM THALENTE Doc Visits The Skateboarding Youth Of Durban

When documentarian Natalie Johns and her team returned to her home country of South Africa, they weren't quite expecting the story they found on the streets of Durban.Thalente Biyela is a 17-year old who is homeless and illiterate. And he... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Now On Blu-ray: Third Window Films Does HAN GONG-JU Right

Lee Su-jin's Han Gong-ju was a surprise critical hit when it premiered at the Busan International Film Festival back in 2013. In the intervening time, the film has managed to make the festival circuit and gather an impressive load of... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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