Review: SAINT LAURENT, Drinking, Screwing Around, And Smoking Like A Chimney

The gilded life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent has received the big screen treatment twice in recent times. The first was the paint by the numbers biopic Yves Saint Laurent, a gentle, actor's film made with the full collaboration... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

ROAD GAMES: Check The First Teaser And Posters For Taut Euro Thriller

Andrew Simpson, Josephine de la Baume, Frederic Pierrot and Barbara Crampton anchor the cast of Abner Pastoll's dark thriller Road Games. And with the film now complete and about to be presented to buyers at the Cannes Marche du Film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Udine 2015 Review: THE END OF THE WORLD AND THE CAT'S DISAPPEARANCE, A Quirky Little Sci-Fi Film

Takeuchi Michihiro's The End of the World and the Cat's Disappearance, a zany, modestly packaged apocalyptic sci-fi film revolving around Itsuko (Izukoneko aka Mari), a vlogger-cum-J-pop-idol who attempts to singlehandedly save the world from a gigantic meteor, but ends up... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

THE LOBSTER: First Posters From Lanthimos' Latest

Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos heads to Cannes with his English language debut, The Lobster, and the first posters have arrived online in advance of the big fest.THE LOBSTER is the highly anticipated English language debut of internationally acclaimed Greek director... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bad Things Happen In The SICCIN 2 Trailer. Many, Many Bad Things.

Look at that baby. Look at it. Does that look like a happy baby? No it does not. Not even a little bit. And this is the sort of thing that happens - and happens a lot - in Turkish... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Udine 2015 Review: FORGET ME NOT, A Touching Mixture Of Fantasy, Mystery, And Teen Romance

One of the most affecting and enigmatic teen-targeted Japanese films of the last few years, Horie Kei's Forget Me Not (not to be mistaken with Hirayama Hideyuki's 2010 drama that bears the same English title) defies easy categorization, veering confidently... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

TRAPPED: First Trailer For Kormakur's TV Series

Contraband and 2 Guns director Baltasar Kormakur heads to the small screen in his native Iceland as both producer and director of upcoming crime series Trapped. Set in a small town in the north of Iceland - cue obvious joke... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Udine 2015 Review: PORT OF CALL Proves Philip Yung's Most Ambitious And Polished Film To Date

A decidedly bleak yet surprisingly meditative exploration of the lower depths of contemporary Hong Kong, Philip Yung's Port of Call clearly articulates its genre-bending aspirations and effectively taps into the generational anxieties of youth today. Based on a case that... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Raven Banner Bringing SKY SHARKS To Cannes

Because what could be more terrifying than Nazi zombies flying jet powered sharks through the sky? Right? Right? With the Cannes Marche du Film just around the corner word has arrived that Toronto based Raven Banner entertainment will be representing... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Udine 2015 Review: THE WICKED, An Effectively Thrilling Exercise In Low-Budget Filmmaking

Bolstered and braced by a wonderfully sinister performance from the relatively unknown young South Korean actress Park Ju-hui, Yoo Young-sun's The Wicked is a slow-paced but nicely modulated and effectively gripping exercise in low-budget indie filmmaking. Shot in a mere... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Interview: "THE TRIBE Won 37 Awards" Success And Corruption With Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's first feature, The Tribe, was one of the surefire successes of 2014, with wins at festivals right across the globe. It was also one of those few films that were a hit with audiences and critics alike, and... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Udine 2015 Review: MAKEUP ROOM Makes Perfect Use Of Its Very Limited Location

Genuinely funny, touching, and cleverly realized, Morikawa Kei's Makeup Room (メイクルーム) plays like a modest but deft combination between a chamber-like dramedy and well-observed ensemble piece that derives most of its energy from a wealth of enthusiastic performances and witty... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Review: Quentin Dupieux's REALITY, Not Just Another Headscratcher

French DJ-cum-filmmaker Quentin Dupieux, aka Mr.Oizo, invaded the cinema landscape rather abruptly through his Dadaistic effort Rubber, following a killing tire in a twisted slasher formula. The comic element aside, Dupieux knew what he was up to since the first minute,... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Review: FAR FROM MEN, A Western In Algeria

(How can you be Far From Men when Viggo is around?) An Algeria-based western might seem like an odd idea on paper, but David Oelhoffen's Far From Men (Loin des Hommes), starring Viggo Mortensen, turns out to be a pretty... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Love And Robots In Finland With LOVEMILLA

It's just another young romance in Teemu Nikki's Lovemilla except that, you know, Milla's alcoholic parents have turned into zombies and her boyfriend has spent all the money they were saving to move out to have himself robotically augmented. And... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Trailer For Van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX

Following the international success of his most recent effort, Borgman, expectations are running high for Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam's upcoming Schneider vs Bax. the veteran helmer has fused arthouse impulses with a wickedly dark sense of humor throughout his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Studio Ghibli Co-Producing Dudok de Wit's THE RED TURTLE

While famed Japanese production house Studio Ghibli is in the midst of a major transition period with nobody seeming to be sure what - if anything - will be the studio's next steps in Japan following the retirement of co-founder... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE WAVE: Disaster Crashes In With The Full Trailer For Roar Uthaug's Latest

It was back in 1934 that one of the more peculiar inland disasters of recent times struck the small Norwegian community of Tafjord, a massive landslide triggering a tsunami that raced along the neighboring fjord - the narrow walls of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SWEET HOME: Check Out The Trailer For Filmax's Latest Slick Shocker

You just know that when the company responsible for the [REC] franchise titles their latest effort Sweet Home that the home in question will be anything other than sweet. Because, sure, while Spanish production house Filmax may not be just... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

PRINCE: Check The Full Trailer For Sam de Jong's Ultra Stylish Coming Of Age Film

Sam de Jong's ultra stylish debut film, Prince, is a strange beast in a host of fascinating ways. A teen coming of age film as filtered through Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, Prince has the distinction of being the only film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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