THE HANDMAIDEN, THE NEON DEMON, AMERICAN HONEY, CAFE SOCIETY And More At Cannes 2016

After a late start, the press conference for the Cannes Film Festival gave cinephiles a treasure-trove of amazing films to be screening at in the main festival next month. There are some familiar faces, such as The Dardenne Brothers, Woody... More »
  

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT: Jaco van Dormael Talks Surrealism, Charlie Hebdo, God, And More

It doesn’t take long, when you’re talking to Jaco van Dormael, to get a sense that he is a director or artist who sees the world in a pretty interesting and eccentric way. Full of gentle, innocuous humour and amusing... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Nordic Genre Industry Days Kicks Off 2016 Edition

Last year I was present for the first edition of Nordic Genre Industry Days in Helsinki, Finland and this year our own Todd Brown is living it up behind closed doors. (Photo above: Jongsuk Thomas Nam, Todd Brown, Rodney Perkins,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

WTF Is This? Turkey Goes Bollywood In BIR BABA HINDU

In my years following the cinema of India, from big budget blockbusters to no-budget crapfests, I've seen some weird shit. However, nothing from India has come close to preparing me for the mind-bending collision that is Turkey's Bollywood-style musical comedy... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Watch The First Trailer For French Horror Flick THERAPY

French filmmaker Nathan Ambrosioni created a bit of a stir when his debut feature film Hostile screened in Le Marché du Film at Cannes last year. You see, when the filmed screened at the Market the first time director was... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TIFF Kids 2016: The Kids Review LONG WAY NORTH

TwitchFilm's tiniest film critics return to cover the TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently running from April 8 - 24th in Toronto, the children's arm of the Toronto International Film Festival group.     Willem (age 13) and Miranda (age 11) take... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Essential Series: "Japan Sings! The Japanese Musical Film" Delights And Illuminates

It's a fact that's very easy to take for granted, especially if you've been living here for a long time, but New York is a city that offers nearly unlimited pleasures for movie fans, serious cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike.... More »
  

Review: Joachim Trier's LOUDER THAN BOMBS Goes Off Gently, Beautifully

I can't stress enough that watching Joachim Trier's films is like reading really good books, that he might be the most literary (not in a superficial sense) film director working today. With each new film, Trier and his writing partner... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Cannes And Fantasia's Frontières Join Forces Again. For Good, Possibly Evil

Our friends at the Frontières Int'l Co-production Market have just come off of a successful Spring market in Brussels and the good news just keeps on coming. Variety reported this morning that the Co-production market that started at the Fantasia... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

A Madsen And A Baldwin Go To Turkey And Things Go Badly In New Teaser For MAGI

Dabbe director Hasan Karacadag dips his toes into international waters with the upcoming Magi - or, rather, he brings the international to him in Turkey - and the results are all sorts of messed up according to the new teaser... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FAST 8: Iceland Is On Fire In BTS Pics!

Icelandic site Visir posted some behind the scenes shots from Fast 8 today. The film was shooting on a frozen lake yesterday and will move to Arkansas soon.  You got your Subaru, a decked out Charger, a Rally Fighter. And... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Criterion's BICYCLE THIEVES Steals The Show

Vittorio De Sica is widely regarded as a master in the realm of world cinema. As one of the Italian neorealism forerunners (in company with Roberto Rossellini and Luchino Visconti), De Sica concentrated on films that told stories about real... More »
  

Ulrich Thomsen And Nicolas Bro Are SMALL TOWN KILLERS

Once an anomaly in the Danish film industry for his love of genre oriented film, Nightwatch helmer Ole Bornedal's tastes have become far more mainstream not because he has changed himself but because the Scandinavian nation itselt has become far... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FRONTIÈRES@BRUSSELS: AMSTERDAM GOTHIC Strikes First Co-Production Deal Of The Market

As the Frontières Co-Production Market, Brussels Edition, wraps up tonight in Brussels the first co-production deal has been announced. Chris W. Mitchell, writer of Frankenstein's Army and the upcoming horror flick The Windmill Massacre, had a new project at the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Contest! Win A KILL YOUR FRIENDS Prize Pack From Well Go USA & TwitchFilm!

It's contest time again, and this one is quite impressive. We've partnered up with our friends at Well Go USA to present a chance to celebrate the theatrical release of Owen Harris's Kill Your Friends, starring Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max:... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

THE FORTRESS: Universal Picks Up New Project From GOODNIGHT MOMMY Duo

THR is reporting that Universal have picked up The Fortress, a pitch from the Goodnight Mommy duo, Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz.    Plot particulars are being kept under wraps but the report says that, "the story centers on a... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Jose Larraz's SYMPTOMS Limited Edition Blu-ray Is Up For Pre-Order Now

Cult film specialists, Mondo Macabro, have opened up pre-orders for their upcoming release of Jose Ramon Larraz's Symptoms. The film is a rare project from Larraz that has been unseen for decades, and Mondo Macabro has teamed up with the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Now On Blu-Ray: THE SINFUL DWARF Is Even Sleazier In 1080P

It was almost seven years ago that Severin Films reintroduced the cult film fans of the world to the truly disgusting oddity that is The Sinful Dwarf. This tale of a dwarf who kidnaps and imprisons nubile young women to... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Men In Fast Cars (And Speedos) In First BØRNING 2 Trailer

Norwegian cinematographer-turned-director Hallvard Bræin had one of the more intriguing success stories of 2014 with his road race comedy Børning. Denied production support by the nation's cultural funds - which provide the normal means of making the vast majority of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Perturbator's Sentient Video May Be The Greatest Retro Cyber Punk Video Game That Never Was

Full marks here to animator Valenberg who has created one hell of a compelling new pixel art animated music video for French synth pop artist Perturbator's new single Sentient. Got a love for classic cyberpunk and retro video games? Well,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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