THE MACHINE: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Caradog James' Sci-Fi Flick

With the Blu-ray/DVD release just around the corner (June 17th) it is time to whet your appetite for Caradog James' sci-fi flick The Machine. We have an exclusive clip to share with you.Set in the near-future Britain, two computer programmers... More »
  

Review: BORGMAN Fiendishly Recounts The Time The Devil Went Up To Holland

The titular character of Alex van Warmerdam's Borgman does not have horns, nor does he command grotesque demons spawned from hellfire. Emaciated, clothed in rags with long hair and a beard, he actually looks a lot like Jesus at first.... More »
  

Now On Blu-ray: BLACK OUT Continues To Sparkle Like A Dirty Diamond

Arne Toonen's Black Out holds up as a darkly comic crime movie. And I'm not saying that just because I'm quoted on the back cover of the new Region A Blu-ray from Doppelganger Releasing. In the blitzkrieg of films I... More »
  

Gorgeous New Trailer For DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI Re-Release

Those wonderful people at Eureka Entertainment have today announced the release date for both their UK and Eire theatrical re-release and dual format Blu-ray/DVD release of Robert Wiene's masterpiece of German Expressionist horror, Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari.Billed as "the... More »
  

Watch The Gorgeous Second Teaser For Indie SciFi Short SUNDAYS

They say that good things come to those who wait and that very much appears to be the case with Mischa Rozema's scifi short Sundays. We first wrote about the film two full years ago - back in June of... More »
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THE MACHINE: Win A Blu-ray And Poster Signed By Caity Lotz

One of the standout titles from my visit to Fantasia last year was Caradog James' sci fi flick The Machine, not only for its ambition, but for what James was able to achieve visually on such a meager budget. Xlrator... More »
  

This Fresh BORGMAN Clip Is Just Sink, No Swim, And All Awesome

Much praise has been heaped upon Alex van Warmerdam's Borgman, which bowed at Cannes last year, and where our own Brian Clark had this to say:Many will likely make comparisons between Borgman and another off-kilter descent into insulated evil, Dogtooth.... More »
  

Brooklyn Film Festival 2014 Transcends Formula To Deliver Fascinating Films From Around The World

The Brooklyn Film Festival, the largest and longest running competitive, international film festival in Brooklyn, will run its 17th annual edition from May 30 through June 8 in Williamsburg, at indieScreen and Windmill Studios NYC. Don't let the festival's title... More »
  

Opening: ELENA, An Impressionistic Tribute To Memories

It's a difficult job to create a film with a subject that is so close to its maker without coming across as a little too precious. Indeed, there are many moments in Elena that could be regarded as self-indulgent. But... More »
  

Opening: WE ARE THE BEST! Showcases Adorable Pre-teen Angst Set In The 80s

Two 13-year old tomboys, Bobo and Klara listen to punk, hate their sports loving classmates and think their parents are super lame. After seeing some rude old geezers practicing yucky rock songs at a local youth center (thank goodness for... More »
  

Preview: Transylvania 2014 Unites Absorbing Features By A Flock Of Fresh Filmmakers

The Transylvania International Film Festival (May 30 - June 8) takes place in the second biggest Romanian city after Bucharest, and the unofficial capital of the historical province of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca. The fest will screen 12 daring features by six... More »
  

Euro Beat: Cannes Unveils Slew of Exciting European Films On The Horizon

Also in today's Euro Beat: The Jean Luc-Godard video/collage/letter/whats-it that you must watch, Transylvania becomes a haven for Czech and Slovak Cinema and the latest European box office news!... More »
  

Crowdfund This: FONOTUNE - AN ELECTRIC FAIRYTALE From The Creators Of YELLOW

Regular readers may remember we showcased the teaser for sci-fi road movie Fonotune - An Electric Fairytale last year. The team has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to pull together the remaining funds necessary to complete their location shoot in,... More »
  

Seasonal Ruminations: Melbourne Cinematheque And The Powerful Complexity Of Liv Ullmann

One of the most complex and powerful women in cinema, Liv Ullmann is a force of nature channeled both on and off-screen as Ingmar Bergman's muse, actress and at a later date independent director. Melbourne Cinematheque is a sublime curated mix... More »
  

Be Charmed By Full Trailer For Darkly Whimsical Hungarian Fantasy-Romance LIZA, THE FOX FAIRY

If you detect just a touch of Jean Pierre Jeunet's Amelie in the DNA of Hungarian romantic fantasy Liza, The Fox Fairy I do believe that director Károly Ujj Mészáros would be just fine with that. Fox-Fairies are evil demons... More »
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Van Damme Wraps POUND OF FLESH In China

Principal photography has just wrapped on Jean Claude Van Damme's latest martial arts thriller, Pound of Flesh, which was filming at ACE Studios in Nanhai, China under the direction of regular collaborator Ernie Barbarash (6 Bullets, Assassination Games). JCVD stars alongside... More »
  

Watch The Beautifully Simple Teaser For Finnish Horror BODOM

Sometimes - most times, really - the simplest approach is the best one. And that's a principal firmly embraced by the Finnish creators of proposed horror film Bodom. Aiming for a 2016 release they've created a proof of concept trailer... More »
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Watch The Intense U.S. Trailer For Katrin Gebbe's NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN

Take a moment to watch the brand new U.S. trailer for Katrin Gebbe's horror/drama Nothing Bad Can Happen. Drafthouse Films will release the film in U.S. cinemas on June 27th (which means a Canadian stop here in Toronto at tiff... More »
  

Cannes 2014 Review: THE BLUE ROOM, A Surreal And Engaging Noir Thriller

While most film audiences outside France will recognize Mathieu Amalric as the villain from Quantum of Solace, he's been directing films in addition to his great acting work for more than twenty years in his native country. HIs last feature,... More »
  

Review: CHINESE PUZZLE, Love And Life, Still So Complicated

The path to true happiness is strewn with thorns, and hedged in by emotions and personalities that often spiral out of control. That appears to be the overriding theme of the three films that Cédric Klapisch has made revolving around... More »
  
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