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   
  

Hot Docs 2015 Review: DRONE And The Terror Of "Point And Click" Warfare

Here in the 21st century, we find ourselves sliding down the slipperiest of slopes. As the paradigm of warfare undergoes yet another significant metamorphosis, one of remote assassinations, or as one drone pilot succinctly puts it, "just point and click."Tonje... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

FORBIDDEN EMPIRE: Watch The Trailer For Fantasy Flick

It has been some time since Russian director Oleg Stepchenko sat in the director's chair but he has returned after a long absence with the fantasy film Forbidden Empire. It's been a long (by which we mean loooooooooooooong) and winding... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Udine 2015: TwitchFilm's Most Anticipated Picks

We've been waiting for this moment for a whole year now: Thursday, April 23rd marks the grand opening of the 17th Udine Far East Film Festival, without a doubt one of the world's most important cultural events dedicated exclusively to... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

"Me And The Editor Had This Theory...": THE FALLING Director Carol Morley Tells All

There is a stereotype in England that people from the north are generally more friendly. Carol Morley certainly makes a convincing argument for believing that to be true. The somewhat uneasy atmosphere of any fifteen-minute interview is immediately diffused when... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Imagine 2015: What The Audiences Liked Best

All good things must come to an end. And even though, at eleven days long, the 31st Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam was longer than ever, this weekend it still ended. Last Friday saw the awards ceremony, where Liza, the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Win An Arrow Video USA Prize Pack! DAY OF ANGER, MARK OF THE DEVIL, And MASSACRE GUN

Over the last five years, the UK's Arrow Video has grown to be the envy of cult home video specialist around the world. From their modest beginnings as the genre wing of the venerable Arrow Films specializing in Italian horror... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Cannes 2015: A Series Of Startling Images From Garrone's TALE OF TALES

A few days ago we brought you the trailer, and today we have a series of eye-opening images from Matteo Garrone's Cannes competitor Tale of Tales. The fantasy epic, cast with a collection of American, French and Italian stars, feels... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Miike, Saulnier and Van Dormael Anchor Directors' Fortnight Selections

There's a fuzzy green frog headed for Cannes with word that Miike Takashi's Yakuza Apocalypse - poster art featured above - is headed to the massive French fest as part of the official Directors' Fortnight selection along with Jeremy Saulnier's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EXCLUSIVE! Watch A Clip From DIRECTOR'S COMMENTARY: TERROR OF FRANKENSTEIN - From The Creators Of ROOM 237

Fans of Room 237, Rodney Ascher's fantastic documentary on the hidden conspiracy theories that may or may not lurk beneath the surface of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, will no doubt already be chomping at the bit to get a look... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Cannes 2015: Critics' Week Selection Rich In French Flair

The Cannes Film Festival is just weeks away, and as April winds its way towards May things are really picking up steam. Last week heralded both the Official Competition and the Un Certain Regard lineups, and today we saw... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Imagine 2015 Review: LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY Magnificently Kills With Kindness

This weekend, Liza, the Fox-Fairy won the Silver Méliès Award at the Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam. It was hardly the first award it won either: a few weeks earlier at Fantasporto, it won awards for Best Film and Best Special... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Night Visions 2015: Inaugural 'Nordic Genre Industry Days' - The Nordic Challenge

Held in conjunction with the Night Visions film festival in Helsinki, Finland, the inaugural edition of Nordic Genre Industry Days presented panel discussions and pitch sessions for projects that are currently in development. As might be imagined from the title,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Night Visions 2015 Review: AMERICAN BURGER Serves Up Cross-Cultural Beef

Watching an English-language splatter comedy, made in Sweden by a married British / Swedish couple, at a film festival in Helsinki, Finland, in a bar converted into a screening room, certainly ranks among my top 10 most unusual cross-cultural experiences... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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