Warsaw Spring Film Festival Lineup Includes IDA, A TOUCH OF SIN, THE PAST, VENUS IN FUR, And More

The 20th annual Spring Film Festival (Wiosna Filmow) kicks off in Warsaw this Sunday and runs through April 13th. It's definitely one of the most interesting cultural events that the capital of Poland has to offer during springtime, and a... More »
  

Review: NYMPHOMANIAC VOLUME II Brings The Pain...

The day after I reviewed Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac Volume 1, as spoiler-free as possible, I ran back to the cinema for the premiere of Nymphomaniac Volume 2, and this leaves me in a rather uncomfortable spot for reviewing it.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Is The BBFC About To Kill Independent Home Video In The UK By Accident?

A few months ago in a home video review round up, I called Arrow Video the finest cult home video label in the world. Part of that declaration was due to their incredibly impressive curation of titles, part of it... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: THE WORD Explains The Mechanics Of Manipulative Revenge

From the very beginning a deep sense of an impending tragedy pervades The Word (Obietnica), Polish filmmaker Anna Kazejak's naturalistic and somber coming-of-age thriller, creating a strangely disturbing yet thoroughly intriguing aura of uneasiness around the two main characters. A... More »
  

Scarlett Johansson Faces Off With Choi Min-sik In First Trailer For Besson's LUCY

Luc Besson likes nothing better than making things go bang and he's back to his old tricks, taking the director's chair to oversee a high profile international cast for the upcoming Lucy. Scarlett Johansson plays the title character, a young... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE INHERITANCE 2 (Dědictví aneb kurvaseneříká) Packs A Social Satire In A Time Capsule

The year 2014 is certainly the year of sequels for Czech cinema. A beloved cult film, The Inheritance or Fuckoffguysgoodday, got a sequel (and several others are getting ready for a release), an event that only few would say will come true.... More »
  

Review: THE TENDER WAVES (Nežné vlny) Delivers Retro Maudlinism

Czech filmmaker Jiří Vejdělek has acquired the status of a successful commercial filmmaker with several domestic romantic comedies, Men in Temptation and Women in Temptation. His latest film, The Tender Waves, also falls under the niche of romantic comedy. (After a... More »
  

Tribeca 2014: Watch The Pulse Pounding Trailer For Midnighter THE CANAL

As we ramp up for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC this April 16 - 27, more and more material on the films that will be playing the fest come pouring in. Today we've discovered that the festival page... More »
  

WARSAW STORIES Trailer: An Omnibus Film Dedicated To Poland's Sprawling Capital

Most important cities in the world have their own anthology films. Whether related or not, various stories presented in such specific features tend to reveal a lot about a given place and its citizens, often attempting to evoke a realistic... More »
  

Giveaway: EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES, Billy Zane, Zombies, Action, Comedy, Horror, Promo Codes!

Not your average Greek art house drama, Evil in the Time of Heroes stars the inimitable Billy Zane in a tale of zombies featuring the apocalypse and Greek mythology. (?!) We have promo codes to give away to five lucky... More »
  

Seasonal Ruminations: Melbourne Cinematheque And Tarkovsky's Prose

Regarded as amongst the few true poets of the cinema and, in the West, one of the greatest Russian director of the post-World War II era. A truly unique and influential body of work that is visually breathtaking, elemental, lyrical... More »
  

New Directors/New Films 2014 Offers Promising New Talents and Unique Visions From Across the Globe

The 43rd edition of New Directors/New Films, screening at The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art through March 30, once again offers a strong slate of distinctive, emerging voices from around the globe. Click through... More »
  

Holland Gets CURSED

Watch out Amsterdam, there's something evil in your future.Dutch production house Pellicola - part of the production team on Frankenstein's Army - are deep in development on a new television series titled Cursed, a project they describe as a mix... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Stellan Skarsgård

This week, Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac will be released (or unleashed, perhaps a better word here) in the United States. In that film, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) tells a stranger the story of her life. The patient listener is Seligman, played... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: BLOOD TIES Knots Up 1970s New York

To call Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties a love letter to the 1970s is a bit of an understatement. The Clive Owen, Billy Crudup brothers-on-opposite-sides-of-the-law drama absolutely oozes with 1970s nostalgia, from its impeccable costume and production design to its almost... More »
  

Review: NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME I Teases And Entices

When discussing Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac within team Twitch, I suddenly realized a couple of things that surprised me. One, that I've never been disappointed yet by a Lars Von Trier film. Two, how few Lars Von Trier films I've... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Give Jesus Your Money! The FIST OF JESUS Punching Its Way To Feature Length!

Jesus is coming and he's spreading carnage wherever he goes.Imagine, if you will, that a young Alex de la Iglesia were to remake Monty Python's The Life Of Brian. This is, in essence, what Spanish directors David Munoz and Adrian... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

ND/NF 2014 Review: THE VANQUISHING OF THE WITCH BABA YAGA Is A Ravishing Meditation On Our Relationship With Nature

As a lover of old, rustic folktales and being married to a descendant of an eastern European Jew, Baba Yaga holds a special place in my heart. Creepier and more twisted than the Grimm Bros' tales, Baba Yaga tells a... More »
  

ND/NF 2014 Review: OF HORSES AND MEN Is A Delightfully Deadpan Comedy From Iceland

Iceland's most celebrated theater director, Benedikt Erlingsson, makes a film debut with Of Horses and Men, a wry, episodic tales of love and death in a small community all reflected on the eyes of the much coveted Icelandic horses. The... More »
  

Imagine Film Festival 2014 Reveals Whopping Line-up

On the 9th of April this year, the Amsterdam-based Imagine Film Festival will start, opening with Christophe Gans' Beauty And The Beast. And now that the festival's site reveals its entire program, it turns out that its opener is not... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
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