Berlinale 2015 Review: DYKE HARD's Zany Queer Musical Rock and Roll Extravaganza Worships The Best Of Trash

The Berlinale belongs in the triumvirate of most followed film festivals, eagerly pushing its fingers on the pulse of world cinema. As such, it brings a vast variety of oeuvres from all over the globe dubbed as arthouse films. Many... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: VIDEOPHILIA (AND OTHER VIRAL SYNDROMES) Lust and Loathing in Viral Lima

The emerging director Juan Daniel F. Molero premiered his second film Videophilia (And Other Viral Syndromes) in the shrine of progressive audiovisual endeavours: Rotterdam. This rising star -- and somewhat young renaissance man -- is currently fiercely multitasking as director,... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Alex da la Iglesia Kicking Off MY BIG NIGHT With Segura, Silva, Casas And More!

Rejoice, fans of Alex de la Iglesia, for the Spanish madman shows no signs of slowing down. The Accion Mutante director kicks off his latest production next week with a cast sure to keep fans old and new very happy.Single... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Queen Of Spades Claims Souls In Russian Horror SPECULUM

With the Blumhouse style of horror dominating the American scene - low cost shockers emphasizing atmosphere over gore - it seems only a matter of time before the rest of the world takes notice and works the formula with their... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Césars 2015: TIMBUKTU Wins Big, LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT Revealed To Be A Hit

The 40th ceremony of French cinema awards took place last night at Théâtre du Châtelet, in Paris. Abderramane Sissako's Timbuktu was the winner of the lenghty event as it obtained a total of 7 Césars, among them Best Film, Best... More »
  

Anders W Berthelsen Stages COMEBACK In Natasha Arthy's Latest

When last we heard from Danish director Natasha Arthy the occasion was her stellar 2007 martial arts coming of age story Fighter, a film that neatly balances out character drama with tightly choreographed martial arts and which was a selection... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! Fantasy Short THE FAUN OF HEALWOOD Promises Monsters From A Female Perspective

After his sci-fi short Exsequi V - which was selected for numerous festivals - French director Stéphane Artus is now working on The Faun Of Healwood, an ambitious fantasy project in which a bride takes on a creature to save her... More »
  

Aliens! Explosions! Menstruation! It's The Full ALIEN TAMPON Trailer!

Yep, some things just sort of speak for themselves and I'm sure that the creators of Alien Tampon are very much hoping that this is one of those things. Very much a deliberate cult project out of Germany, a first... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Look At Alex van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX

Following up one of his greatest critical successes with Borgman is no simple take for Dutch helmer Alex van Warmerdam as that picture may very well prove to be his masterpiece but the Netherlands' reigning Crown Prince Of The Darkly... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check The Trailer For Single Take Action Film VICTORIA

Given the huge scope of its program and the competing interests between press and buyers torn between arthouse and commercial instincts, Berlin tends not to be the 'buzziest' of the big festivals. Eyes are just pulled in too many directions... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Master Returns With The Trailer For Bent Hamer's 1001 GRAMS

It's been five years now since Norwegian helmer Bent Hamer was last on screens with 2010 effort Home For Christmas so fans of his smart and quirky fare have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of latest effort 1001 Grams. Selected... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DYKE HARD Trailer Delivers Cult Weirdness

What's that? Your day hasn't been quite weird enough yet? Well, here's the cure for that. It seems safe to say that Bitte Andersson's Dyke Hard is not what we've come to expect from the normally rather staid Swedish film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Road Trip In Reverse With The Teaser For Icelandic Comedy BACK

Icelandic production house Mystery Island had a bona fide international hit on their hands with their previous feature - the dark drama Metalhead - and while the tone of their latest effort could not possibly be more different I imagine... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's COMMON WEALTH!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a February 21st screening of his Common... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Behold The DICKFACE

Back in 2011 Norway's Thomas Seeberg Torjussen and Eric Vogel rolled into Fantastic Fest with their animated short Dickface. It is, as you may have surmised, a short animation about a man with a penis for a nose, a situation... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Handsome Spanish Horror Short DON'T LOOK THERE

Yes, I know the title of Daniel Romero's short film says that you shouldn't look there but you really should. A selection of more film festivals than you'd care to shake a stick at - it's possible, but your arm... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Beware The Arrival Of The ALIEN TAMPON

Yes, there is something immensely juvenile about upcoming German horror-comedy short Alien Tampon. And I do suspect that is rather the point. Created by a small team of Cologne based filmmakers with Jan Zenkner directing, the first teaser for this... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

UK Trailer For BIG GAME Is In Love With Explosions

Jalmari Helander's big budget follow-up to Rare Exports is brash and loud and a whole lot of fun. After a rousing screening in the Midnight Madness program at TIFF, Big Game is starting to roll out to commercial audiences. Considering... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

First REGRESSION Trailer: Alejandro Amenábar Returns To His Dark Roots

It's been six years since his decline-of-the-Roman-Empire film Agora, but Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar is finally back with a new feature, Regression, due out this summer. And it looks like after his forays into biopics (with the Oscar-winning The Sea... More »
  

Berlinale 2015 Review: KNIGHT OF CUPS Sees Malick Repurposed

Rejoice ye fans of Malick - your wily transcendentalist has emerged again! And though the film doesn't equal (ahem... transcend) his previous highs, Knight Of Cups at least finds the idiosyncratic auteur trying something new. Malick's style remains the same;... More »
By Ben Croll   
  
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