Crowdfund This! JADE WARRIOR Director Tackles Ben Dunn's WARRIOR NUN!

Fans of Finnish helmer AJ Annila wondering when he might return to the martial arts influences of his debut feature, Jade Warrior, your question has just been answered. Annila and producer Dean English have just launched a crowd funding campaign... More »
By Todd Brown   

PASSAGE: Watch The Striking Teaser For Dutch Crime Thriller

It's not all that often that we get all hot and bothered about a brief teaser for a short film around these parts but we're making an exception for the new teaser for Victor Ponten's Dutch crime film Passage for... More »
By Todd Brown   

Review: VICTORIA, The Year's Most Immersive Film

"You just had to be there." In a post-FOMO (fear of missing out) age this phrase is tantamount to death. "You just had to be there." It's what I said to Twitch Editor Ben Umstead as we walked out of... More »

Fists Fly In Bondarchuk Produced WARRIOR (Воин) Remake

There's not much in the film world that Russia's Fedor Bondarchuk doesn't do and do very well. One of the nation's most popular actors he is also a hugely acclaimed director (Stalingrad, Inhabited Island, 9th Company)while his Art Pictures Studio... More »
By Todd Brown   

Morbido 2015: Second Wave Of Titles And Guests At The Fest

Morbido is coming in less than three weeks and we have a new batch of titles and the first list of guests to share with you.As far as Latin American titles go Isaac Ezban's The Similars is on the list.... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Hamburg 2015 Review: THE TREASURE, Or, How To Love An Illusion

Corneliu Porumboiu, the Éric Rohmer of Romania's Nouvelle Vague, is Europe's answer to Hong Sang-soo. Where to go from such a first sentence? We will see. What about The Treasure, his latest exercise in time? We talk about the time... More »

Review: REGRESSION, How the Mighty Have Fallen

Back in the 1990s, Alejandro Amenábar was part of the incredible new wave of Spanish fantastic cinema. His first feature, Thesis, was a Hitchcock-style thriller about snuff films that was creepy and sexy; his second, Open Your Eyes, a subtle sci-fi... More »

RIP Chantal Akerman, Pioneer Of Avant-Garde And Feminist Cinema

Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman has reportedly passed away in her home in Paris at the age of 65, according to multiple news sources. Akerman was at the forefront of the avant-garde film movement in Europe in the 1970s, pushing the... More »

Reykjavik 2015 Review: SPARROWS Soars

Coming-of-age movies, like most easy-to-pigeonhole narrative genres, are tough things to get right. The structure is fraught with danger in the form of maudlin stereotypes that make the whole thing feel trite - the child-into-a-man tale that may be... More »
By Jason Gorber   

New York 2015 Review: MIA MADRE Is An Elegant And Deeply Personal Film

Nanni Moretti's latest film, Mia Madre, is elegant, understated, and discreetly moving. A personal, if not autobiographical film, Mia Madre chronicles the slow death of a filmmaker's mother as the director struggles to complete her movie. Moretti experienced the hospitalization... More »
By Teresa Nieman   

New York 2015 Interview: Miguel Gomes On The Epic ARABIAN NIGHTS

It was 3 years ago when I first met Miguel Gomes in a cramped office of New York's Film Forum. His third feature Tabu was a big international success and I was just discovering his fantastic films. But it was... More »
By Dustin Chang   

This Is Arrow Video's Happening, Man, And It Freaks Me Out! BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS Coming To Blu-ray

Arrow Video continues to bring the thunder with the astonishing announcement of a UK only Blu-ray release of Russ Meyer's big studio opus, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls!The UK distributor announced their January releases this morning, and while the... More »
By J Hurtado   

Film4 FrightFest Announces Their Halloween Event Lineup!

Hey London genre freaks! Do you need a jump start to the week leading up to Halloween? Well boy howdy do the folks at Film4 FrightFest have an event for you. The Film4 FrightFest Halloween Event happens on Friday, October 24th... More »
By Andrew Mack   

New York 2015 Review: Miguel Gomes' ARABIAN NIGHTS, Cinematic Highlight Of The Year

The last time I talked with Miguel Gomes, the subject of our conversation was not about his latest film, Tabu, but almost exclusively about the impact of the devastating austerity measure by the Portuguese government on the Portuguese film community... More »
By Dustin Chang   

THE RETURNED Season 2 Trailer Arrives

The Fabrice Gobert created supernatural show The Returned was a big favorite around these parts when it premiered a few years back. A slow cooker, with atmosphere and WTF moments aplenty, the show revolved around the residents of a provincial... More »
By Ben Umstead   

New York 2015 Review: LES COWBOYS, Wild West Tensions In Modern France

Thomas Bidegain's film, Les Cowboys, begins in a strange key, with a nuclear French family spending the day at an American Western-themed rodeo (not that there's any other real kind). It's clearly no casual affair for them, but a practiced... More »
By Teresa Nieman   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: DEMON, When Ghosts Refuse To Be Silenced

Anything you try to bury will come back to haunt you. And as many times as you bury it, it will come back, and no doubt hurt those you least want to see hurt. The past can never be escaped,... More »

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: WHAT WE BECOME, Quiet Horror Invades The Nuclear Family

An extremely well-made horror film from Denmark, What We Become (original title: Sorgenfri) examines the churning emotional dynamics of a nuclear family when they are placed under extreme -- some might even call it apocalyptic -- stress. Mother Pernille (Mille... More »
By Peter Martin   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: MEN AND CHICKEN Doesn't Give A Cluck

Anders Thomas Jensen has reunited with long-time collaborator Mads Mikkelsen for Men And Chicken, an utterly strange, absurdist film that revels in Dr. Moreau-type conventions and the awkwardness of long-lost family, as well as the family that can seem more like... More »

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: KLOWN FOREVER, Still Funny, Still Raunchy

Tragedy is easy. Comedy is hard. And making a comedy sequel is impossible Four years ago, Klown (original Danish title: Klovn) blew into worldwide cinematic consciousness as a wickedly funny, perversely smutty, and utterly original comedy. Born on a television... More »
By Peter Martin   
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