Lund 2014: THE GUEST, V/H/S: VIRAL And THE BABADOOK In First Wave

The Lund International Fantastic Film Festival will celebrate its twentieth anniversary this year! That is a lot of time giving the folks in Lund, Sweden a good dose of international fantastic cinema each year. It's once again time for Scandinavia's leading... More »
  

Review: THE CONGRESS, Ambitious And Mostly Successful

Loosely based on the sci-fi musings of Stanislav Lem, Ari Folman follows up his Oscar-nominated Waltz With Bashir with this ambitious and mostly successful exploration of celebrity, cinema and the subconscious. One of the biggest criticisms of Cinema, and Hollywood... More »
  

Review: THE NOTEBOOK, A Chilling Tale Of Creepy Twins In WWII Hungary

The idea of viewing wartime through the eyes of children has had its share of cinematic treatments over the years. Based on a prize winning novel of the same name, Hungarian director János Szász adds The Notebook/Le Grand Cahier to that... More »
  

Watch The Gorgeous Promo For Venice Selection THE POSTMAN'S WHITE NIGHTS

Other worldly. Out of time. Languid. Uncanny. Meditative. These are all fine and easy ways to describe the promo reel for veteran Russian-American director Andrei Konchalovsky's latest, The Postman's White Nights, which will be playing in competition at Venice early... More »
  

Now On Blu-ray: JACKPOT Strikes It Rich, Norwegian Style

Don't go to strip clubs, kids. Or, don't buy a lottery ticket with paroled criminals. Or, just sit back and enjoy Jackpot, (original title: Arme Riddere), a scintillating, Norwegian-style thriller, out now on Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. from Doppelganger Releasing. Based on a... More »
  

Watch A Teaser And Two Clips For Norwegian Post Apocalyptic Flick DAWN

We have a teaser and two clips to share with you from the Norwegian post-apocalyptic film Dawn, aka Morgenrøde, by filmmaker Anders Elsrud Hultgreen. The film stars Ingar Helge Gimle from Dead Snow 2. According to the official synopsis: Morgenrøde... More »
  

Vienna In September: Be Prepared To Hear Somebody Scream In A Cinema Near You

Again, going to a cinema in Vienna in September might turn out to be a pretty bloody and scary experience. Not only does the Slash Filmfestival with its never ending love for the excesses of fantastic cinema lure the inclined... More »
  

FrightFest 2014 Review: ALLELUIA, A Fire-Charged Thriller

The madness and obsession of love is a recurring theme in Fabrice de Welz's first two films Calvaire and Vinyan, and his latest, Alleluia, continues this trend. Taking on the infamous tale of the Honeymoon Killers (an American couple who conned... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Fritz Lang's FRAU IM MOND

In 1929, just two years after changing the face of cinematic science fiction with Metropolis, German filmmaker Fritz Lang returned to the genre with the infinitely more grounded and realistic Frau Im Mond (Woman In The Moon).Far less well-known than... More »
  

Pretty Packaging: Take A Look At HERZOG - THE COLLECTION Blu-ray Boxset

For Werner Herzog fans with a Blu-ray player, 2014 has turned into a remarkable year, as boxsets of his work are being released on both sides of the Atlantic. In the UK, the BFI released an 18-film boxset, while distributor... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Explore The WETLANDS With The Exclusive NSFW Clip

David Wnendt's adaptation of Charlotte Roche's cult novel Wetlands caused quite the stir at the Sundance film festival and not just for the reasons you might assume. It's a given, really, that any movie about a teen girl obsessed with her... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Shudder With This Exclusive Clip From Venice And Toronto Selection GOODNIGHT MOMMY (ICH SEH ICH SEH)

Do you have an issue with insects? If so it may be wise for you to steer clear of the exclusive clip we are about to share from the Ulrich Siedl produced Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh). Directed by... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

New Trailer For AUTOMATA Is Intense And Epic

Just a week after the first posters emerged, we now have a trailer for Gabe Ibáñez's new sci-fi film Automata. And it looks pretty great, if I do say so myself. It looks a lot like it takes after Isaac... More »
  

Eureka Announces Winter 2014 Slate: THIEF OF BAGDAD, LES MISERABLES, INTOLERANCE, BLACULA & More!

Eureka Entertainment unveiled its slate of upcoming titles for the fourth quarter of 2014 earlier today, and it's a magnificent selection of additions to their Masters of Cinema series, as well as a fang-tastic blaxploitation boxset to join their growing... More »
  

Overweight Jockey Turns To Crime In Norwegian Comedy CHASING BERLUSCONI

Norwegian director Ole Endresen knows what he likes. And what he likes are drily absurd comedies of fringe players in fringe sports driven to extremes as they are pushed ever farther to the fringes of polite society. Endresen had a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sex, Obsession And Violence In The Trailer For Fabrice du Welz's ALLELUIA

Belgian director Fabrice du Welz (Calvaire, Vinyan) won rave in Cannes with his latest descent into the darker folds of the human psyche and with the North American premiere of his Alleluia around the corner at the Toronto International Film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

New Trailer For Nacho Vigalondo's OPEN WINDOWS Thrills And Disturbs

Nacho Vigalondo's ingenious and manic third feature Open Windows has been making the festival rounds this season, and is due for release in the US (October 2 on VOD, November 7 theatrically) and the UK on October 17. The first... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: F.W. Murnau's FAUST - A GERMAN FOLK LEGEND

In today's cinematic marketplace, audiences have grown increasingly used to Hollywood fare dominating both domestic and international box offices. In the last few years we have even seen studios steer their biggest blockbusters increasingly towards overseas markets, with particular focus... More »
  

Review: THE TRIP TO ITALY, Very Funny, Yet Overly Familiar

Michael Winterbottom's The Trip was an enormously pleasant surprise. The 2010 UK TV series -- also cut into feature form for the international market -- was built on what appeared to be the flimsiest of premises, featuring British comics Rob... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: RAGNAROK, Monstrous Family Fun, Norwegian Style

Curse you, Indiana Jones! The bullwhip-toting, fedora-wearing, hard-loving professor created unrealistic expectations for all cinematic archaeologists who have followed in his footsteps. Thus, the gentle, mild, soft-spoken Sigurd, a tall and slender family man who is still coping with the... More »
  
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