You'll Never Look At DEVIL MAY CRY The Same Way Again

I would say that the voice over in the trailer for Bonsam Besu - what I can only assume is a completely unauthorized Ghanaian film version of Devil May Cry - is the best part but that would overlook the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Ghana Is Infested With Terminators And Predators In 2016.

Ladies and gentlemen, Ghana makes movies. Movies with action. Movies with adventure. Movies with special effects. Movies with famous characters from much better funded movies used in flagrant violation of international copyright law.You love The Terminator? Fond of Predator? So... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Mads Brügger's THE AMBASSADOR opens IDFA festival (and starts a row...)

This week the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam starts with a bang: the opening film is Mads Brügger's "The Ambassador". Made up almost exclusively of hidden-camera footage, the film shows Mads acquiring a diplomatic passport and travelling to the Central... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Watch Kevin MacDonald's LIFE IN A DAY for FREE!

One of the most ambitious and successful documentaries of the year, LIFE IN A DAY is a beautiful collage of people, places, emotions and lives taking place over the course of a single day. Devised and compiled by Academy-Award Winning... More »
  

TIFF 2011: Trailer For South African Crime Drama MAN ON GROUND

There's no denying at this point that African cinema is undergoing a major change and audiences around the world can expect to see a lot more projects from the continent in coming years. And if there's a face to the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

South Africa's Charlie Vundla Will Teach You HOW TO STEAL 2 MILLION

Might it be that Viva Riva was just the beginning of a new wave of stylish African action films? If the trailer for South African effort How To Steal 2 Million is any indication then the answer is hell, yes.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MIFF 2011 - The Festival Guide insight

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF 2011) is just around the corner; it is celebrating 60 years and is one of the oldest festivals in the world. I have chosen 60 (edit 60+) films and would like to share some... More »
  

MIFF Channels World Cinema With New Promos!

The Melbourne International Film Festival is gearing up for its 60th anniversary -- already announcing a teaser program which includes 25 Cannes features including Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive as its closer. No doubt the 60 years milestone will see MIFF bring... More »
  

SFF 2011 Day 6 - Trailer of the Day is AFRICA UNITED

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the delightful AFRICA UNITED. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Three Rwandan kids hit the road to soccer's World Cup in this energetic and... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Blu Ray Review: BLUE CRUSH 2

I suspect that despite the lack of clamor for a sequel to moderately successful 2002 surfer-girl drama, Blue Crush, its direct-to-video sequel might go over well with the tween and teen girls that movie appears to be targeting. It's a... More »
  

Hey NY, LA & Portland - Go See VIVA RIVA this Weekend!

We've been loving on Djo Munga's Congolese crime thriller Viva Riva! for months and months now and it's finally coming out in limited release this weekend! I had a chance to see it this week and completely agree with James... More »
  

Trailer For Acclaimed Congolese Action Drama VIVA RIVA!

Djo Tunda Wa Munga's Viva Riva! has been turning heads on the international festival circuit and putting a new, commercially accessible face on African film in the process. And fresh off of basically sweeping the African Film Awards - where... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The End Of The World Arrives In The 1950s. Fantastic Trailer For South African SciFi SWEETHEART

Is it an alien invasion or the Rapture? And is there any real difference between the two? That seems to be the tension driving Michael Matthews' Sweetheart, a half hour long South African short film produced on a tiny budget.District... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Die Antwoord In Harmony Korine's UMSHINI WAM

Yes, it is every bit as strange as you think it's going to be.Yolandi Visser and Ninja from frequently bizarre South African rap act Die Antwoord star in Umshini Wam, a new short film from director Harmony Korine. Korine, in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

South African industrial metal + werewolves = horror you can tap your feet to

The association with metal music and horror film has been a long standing one. Bands have been drawing inspiration from horror films for as long as Metal has been around. Case in point, the South African industrial metal band Terminatryx. Inspired... More »
  

From The Makers of WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX Comes Uganda's Action Madness THE RETURN OF UNCLE BENON

Hold on to your seat and brace yourself for the thrill ride of your life! Ramon film productions, Uganda's leading film making company that unexpectedly took the action world by storm back in July when they unleashed the trailer to... More »
By Al Young   
  

Pierre Laffargue's BLACK on BLU (in the UK)

I cannot bring myself to post up the painfully generic Blu-Ray cover of Pierre Laffargue's wonderfully oddball neo-blaxploitation action-fantasy starring French rapper McJean Gab'1 as an on-the-lam Parisian bank robber down in Senegal for a diamond heist.  The best way to... More »
  

John Cleese Stars In South African Comedy SPUD

It's hard to find a nation on the globe whose box office is not being dominated by either Harry Potter or Tangled right now, but there are a few. In Japan it's Space Battleship Yamato topping the chart. And Finland... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

What Is Neill Blomkamp's AGM HEARTLAND?

Here's an intriguing mystery for fans of District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. Included in the iPad edition of the current issue of Wired is a one minute teaser titled AGM Heartland, a teaser that arrives with no explanation and no... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer For 1978 South African Grindhouse Picture DEATH OF A SNOWMAN, Now On DVD!

Freshly released on DVD by the good folk at Synapse is 1978 South African grindhouse picture Death Of A Snowman. Also known as Soul Patrol and Black Trash this one is a reminder of why so many of the current... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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