SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, OPEN WINDOWS, THE SIGNAL And More At Film4 FrightFest 2014!

Attention UK genre film lovers! Film4 FrightFest has announced its feature film line-up for 2014, and by jove if it isn't pretty magnificent. Full disclosure, I am a shorts programmer for the festival, so I admit to a bit of... More »
  

SNOWPIERCER: Tilda Swinton Delivers An Inspirational Speech In New Clip

Tilda Swinton's got a little something going on in this new clip from Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, a wee bit of righteous indignation as she informs Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and the rest of the lower class insurgents in this post-apocalyptic... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Álex de la Iglesia's Docufiction On Footballer MESSI Gets A Trailer

"Thank God that (Lionel) Messi exists", says legendary Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff at the end of the first trailer for Messi, Álex de la Iglesia's documentary/dramatization dedicated to the current Argentina national football squad and FC Barcelona leader. The Spanish filmmaker... More »
  

Review: BELOVED SISTERS Breaks With Its Own Illusion

It's curious that the poster of Dominik Graf's Beloved Sisters shows a man, namely the poet Friedrich Schiller, in the foreground while putting the two women who the movie actually focuses on into the background. This alignment is quite misleading... More »
  

Mayhem in Switzerland! Neuchatel Announces Full Festival Line-up

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival heads into its 14th edition this July, and unlike any of us, it is gliding into adolescence with remarkable style. We've already reported that festival Guest of Honor will be former Beauty and... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Review: YVES SAINT LAURENT Is Saved by Lead Performance

There are two biopics out this year on Yves Saint Laurent, the iconic French women's fashion designer. Considering his importance in French fashion culture, this is probably not surprising (at least that there might be more than one film about... More »
  

Dario Argento Hurt In Fall, Confined To Weeks Of Home Care

Iconic Italian director Dario Argento has reportedly suffered a number of injuries in a fall and been confined to home care until the end of July. According to manager Paolo Zaleti, Argento has sustained injuries to his head, back, neck... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Red Band Trailer For Dark Norwegian Crime Comedy JACKPOT

Hugely popular Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbo (Headhunters) takes his first stab at an original screenplay with Jackpot, a darkly humorous effort from director Magnus Martens that pits four friends against one another when they strike it rich. And with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Interview: Art Film Fest's Artistic Director On The Current Creative State Of European Filmmaking

The biggest Slovak film festival, Art Film Fest, will soon open its gates (21-27 June) in the scenic spa town of Trenčianske Teplice. The films from prestigious festivals such as Venice, Sundance and Cannes will be concentrated on screens... More »
  

RAGNAROK: US Trailer For Norwegian Adventure Shows Off Creature Action

Norwegian Amblin-style adventure Ragnarok will soon be coming to US screens from Magnet Releasing and with the release impending a new trailer has hit the scene to promote the release. And while somewhat marred by attempts to mask that it's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BAMcinemaFest 2014 Brings An Impressively Diverse Slate To Brooklyn

The sixth edition of BAMcinemaFest, screening at BAM Rose Cinemas and the Steinberg Screen at BAM Harvey Theater from June 18 through June 29, brings a typically diverse and eclectic selection of features, shorts, and retrospective screenings to downtown Brooklyn.... More »
  

NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN: Check A Selection Of New Images From The Acclaimed Thriller

Bad things very definitely can happen in Katrin Gebbe's ironically titled based in real events thriller Nothing Bad Can Happen and for a hint at what actually does we've got a freshly released collection of nine images from the film.Inspired... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Interview: Nae Caranfil Talks Romanian Film Industry, Storytelling And CLOSER TO THE MOON

During the Transylvania International Film Festival, Twitch sat down with a major figure in Romanian cinema, Nae Caranfil, whose films are zealously expected events in Romania. The director's latest film, Closer to the Moon, was part of the Romanian Days... More »
  

Criterion To Release ERASERHEAD, THE INNOCENTS, And More In September

The Criterion Collection announced yesterday their September new releases, consisting of four brand-new titles and one Blu-ray update. American artist David Lynch finally joins the collection, as many film aficionados have been hoping for years. Lynch's debut feature, Eraserhead, is... More »
  

Transylvania International Film Festival: Dispatch Three

The festival has successfully wrapped up its 13th edition. Over 200 films paraded onto the silver screens around the main square in Cluj-Napoca. This year, the festival organisers omitted multiplexes from their cinematic marathon, opting for the small cinemas... More »
  

Descend To The Depths With Lovecraft Inspired FEED THE LIGHT

Armed with a tiny budget and a whole lot of talent, Swedish director Henrik Moller has made himself quite a splash with his debut feature, winning Best Film at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival. Sara takes a job as a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

KINO! 2014 Revamped Festival Continues to Showcase New German Cinema in NYC

After its previous 35-year relationship with the Museum of Modern Art, the 2014 edition of the KINO! Festival of German Films in New York reboots in new locations, but still continues its mission of bringing notable recent German films to... More »
  

Review: Emmanuelle Devos Shines in Biopic VIOLETTE

Ever since her breakout role as a deaf office worker, Carla, in Jacques Audiard's audacious caper flick Read My Lips, Emmanuelle Devos has risen to become one of the top French actresses of our time, working with auteur filmmakers such... More »
  

Euro Beat: Chinese Exhibition Bans Portuguese Film Last Minute, Controversy Ensues

Also in today's jam-packed Euro Beat: Ingmar Bergman week resurrects Scenes from a Marriage, extreme film-exhibition in Iceland, the VOD numbers for Abel Ferrara's Welcome to New York, rare Alain Resnais short films, European box office and more. Read on!... More »
  

Watch The Official UK Trailer For Nordic Noir THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES

Having blown the doors off the Danish box office - where it set multiple records - and with the sequel already deep into the production process, Mikkel Norgaard's big screen adaptation of Jussi Adler Olsen's crime thriller The Keeper Of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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