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   
  

Věra Chytilová, The First Lady Of Czech Cinema, Has Passed

Czech New Wave director Věra Chytilová passed away earlier this week, on March 12, according to the Prague Post. She was 85 years old. Chytilová is best known to international cinephiles as the master mind behind Daisies, the rambunctious, undefinable... More »
  

Watch The Impressive Trailer For French Scifi Short ENTITY

Just beginning what will surely be a long and successful festival run, Andrew Desmond's Entity is one seriously ambitious - and from the looks of the trailer, seriously gorgeous - scifi short. Alias Hilsum plays an astronaut ejected into space... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cast Out The Devil With The International Trailer For Marc Carrete's ASMODEXIA

Marc Carrete's Spanish horror film Asmodexia is just putting the final buff and polish on its post production before rolling out to the international festival circuit and one of the consequences of its impending completion is the arrival of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rotterdam 2014 Review: SORROW AND JOY Could Not Be More Aptly Named

(Ever loved something you expected to hate? THIS FILM!) This year, the International Film Festival Rotterdam dedicated a whole section of its "Signals" program to Danish director Nils Malmros. As I was not really aware of his work, this event... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

SXSW 2014 Review: AMONG THE LIVING, A Horrifying Case of Boys Will Be Boys

For many horror fans it feels like a lot of the most exciting contributions to the genre these days are coming from France.  This is, at least in part, thanks to Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury's 2007 shocker Inside, a... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Take To The Skies With The Trailer For DOCTOR PROCTOR'S FART POWDER!

Yes, Arild Frohlich's adaptation of Jo Nesbo's hugely popular children's book Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder hits Norwegian screens very soon and after a mock ad for the good Doctor's marquee product and a string of images from production the full... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Producers Of TROLLHUNTER Return With Road Racing Comedy BORNING

There have been a flood of fast car movies releasing around the globe in recent years for one very simple reason: The Fast And The Furious. The blockbuster franchise has been a huge hit all around the globe, leading local... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: STONES FOR THE RAMPART Is A Serviceable Ode To Young War Heroes

There are two conflicting perspectives on how to approach Robert Glinski's Stones for the Rampart (Kamienie na szaniec). The first, and the more advisable one, makes the viewing experience increasingly pleasurable. It's based on an assumption that the forenamed film... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: OPEN WINDOWS Never Shuts Down Its Thrill Ride

Early on in Open Windows, Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo invites easy comparisons to Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, but then, pardon the expression, he throws them out the window. What begins as an homage quickly morphs into a thriller with its... More »
  

Producer Louise Vesth: "I Am The Management Behind Lars' Brand". An Interview With The NYMPHOMANIAC Producer

Nymphomaniac was easily one of the most anticipated films of 2014, a new creation by Danish master provocateur Lars Von Trier whose path to the big screen was paved with sometimes cryptic and sometimes funny promotional campaign teasing the... More »
  
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