DYKE HARD Trailer Delivers Cult Weirdness

What's that? Your day hasn't been quite weird enough yet? Well, here's the cure for that. It seems safe to say that Bitte Andersson's Dyke Hard is not what we've come to expect from the normally rather staid Swedish film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Road Trip In Reverse With The Teaser For Icelandic Comedy BACK

Icelandic production house Mystery Island had a bona fide international hit on their hands with their previous feature - the dark drama Metalhead - and while the tone of their latest effort could not possibly be more different I imagine... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's COMMON WEALTH!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a February 21st screening of his Common... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Behold The DICKFACE

Back in 2011 Norway's Thomas Seeberg Torjussen and Eric Vogel rolled into Fantastic Fest with their animated short Dickface. It is, as you may have surmised, a short animation about a man with a penis for a nose, a situation... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Handsome Spanish Horror Short DON'T LOOK THERE

Yes, I know the title of Daniel Romero's short film says that you shouldn't look there but you really should. A selection of more film festivals than you'd care to shake a stick at - it's possible, but your arm... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Beware The Arrival Of The ALIEN TAMPON

Yes, there is something immensely juvenile about upcoming German horror-comedy short Alien Tampon. And I do suspect that is rather the point. Created by a small team of Cologne based filmmakers with Jan Zenkner directing, the first teaser for this... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

UK Trailer For BIG GAME Is In Love With Explosions

Jalmari Helander's big budget follow-up to Rare Exports is brash and loud and a whole lot of fun. After a rousing screening in the Midnight Madness program at TIFF, Big Game is starting to roll out to commercial audiences. Considering... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

First REGRESSION Trailer: Alejandro Amenábar Returns To His Dark Roots

It's been six years since his decline-of-the-Roman-Empire film Agora, but Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar is finally back with a new feature, Regression, due out this summer. And it looks like after his forays into biopics (with the Oscar-winning The Sea... More »
  

Berlinale 2015 Review: KNIGHT OF CUPS Sees Malick Repurposed

Rejoice ye fans of Malick - your wily transcendentalist has emerged again! And though the film doesn't equal (ahem... transcend) his previous highs, Knight Of Cups at least finds the idiosyncratic auteur trying something new. Malick's style remains the same;... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Berlinale 2015 Review: AS WE WERE DREAMING Dreams About Lost Emotions But Never Really Touches

Andreas Dresen's As We Were Dreaming, an adaptation of a German bestselling novel by Clemens Meyer, tries to change our perception of what happened in East Germany in the time after the collapse of the Berlin wall. Instead of presenting... More »
  

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects Of Desire: Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects of Desire (or Drafthouse FOOD if you must) is a new regular column assessing the home cinema releases from the Austin-based distributor.Ari Folman's follow-up to his animated Oscar-nominated documentary, Waltz With Bashir, is a loose adaptation... More »
By James Marsh   
  

VOICE FROM THE STONE First Look: Emilia Clarke Stars In Supernatural Thriller

Here is your first look at Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke looking quite beguiling in Eric D. Howell's supernatural thriller, a period piece set in 1950s Italy, Voice From The Stone. The films also stars Marton Csokas (The Equilizer) and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Max Porcelijn To Present THE GLORIOUS WORKS OF G.F. ZWAEN

Well, now, here's a bit of news that brightens our souls on a cold winter day.Dutch helmer Max Porcelijn - pictured above getting drunk before writing a review of his own movie at Fantastic Fest - won a lot of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Berlinale 2015 Review: NOBODY WANTS THE NIGHT: A Beautiful But Flawed Epic

Spanish auteur Isabel Coixet (Elegy, My Life Without Me) opened Berlinale with her latest and most ambitious film to date, Nobody Wants the Night. Based on real life persons (though it was unclear whether the events actually occurred), it is... More »
  

HIGH RISE: Our First Look At Tom Hiddleston In Ben Wheatley's Thriller

Empire has your first look at Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing in Ben Wheatley's upcoming thriller High Rise. We are very excited for anything coming out of Wheatley's camp because he always brings us something different with every film.... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: 2015 Oscar Nominated Short Films, An Eclectic, Globe-Trotting Selection

As much talk as there's been about the lack of diversity among this year's Academy Award nominees, there is at least one section where diversity, and an illuminating look at world cultures, can be found. That place is the in... More »
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: WAR BOOK Makes For A Compelling Chamber Piece

(Thankfully a nuclear war isn't our biggest fear any more these days... or is it?) This year, the opening film of the International Film Festival Rotterdam was Tom Harper's War Book, a British drama about a governmental brainstorm session. It... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

IT CAME FROM THE DESERT Trailer Debut! Beware The Giant Ant!

Something crawly this way comes, and it comes to us courtesy of Iron Sky producer Tero Kaukomaa who is filling an executive producer role on a Finnish backed, English language big screen adaptation of classic 1980s giant bug video game... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Poster Premiere For Sam de Jong's PRINCE

The Netherlands has been producing a remarkable amount of impressive young talent over the past few years and it would appear that now is the time to add Sam de Jong's name to that list. de Jong makes his feature... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Frontières 2015: The Brussels Market Lineup And Montreal Submissions Now Open

The Frontières International Co-Production Market makes the first of two stops this year at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. The European edition of the market takes place during the festival from April 9th through the 11th. Frontières previously announced the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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