Cannes 2015 Review: MY GOLDEN DAYS, Nicotine-Fuelled, Incredibly French and Incredibly Good

Those allergic to French film clichés should consider running in terror from My Golden Days. The hits are all there in director Arnaud Desplechin's latest, a pseudo-prequel to his even more comically cliché-titled My Sex Life... or How I... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Interview: Francois Ozon And Romain Duris Talk THE NEW GIRLFRIEND As "A Political Film"

Ahead of the UK release of The New Girlfriend, Francois Ozon and Romain Duris made the trip to London to discuss their latest film. Now bearded, Duris was clearly back on the masculine side of the spectrum, but both were... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Cannes 2015 Review: SON OF SAUL, A Wrenching, Riveting Holocaust Tale

Son of Saul has two obvious strikes against it. It's a handheld, close POV movie, usually the sign of filmmakers too austere to pick up a tripod, eschewing good framing in favour of shakycam "grit." Then there's the subject... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

EDEN Trailer: A Sprawling, Musical Look Back At The 90s

Ah, the 1990s, when the world turned upside down and nothing would ever be the same again! But enough about me, what about the French electronic dance music scene? Mia Hansen-Løve's Eden is "a sprawling and epic look back" at that... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: Téchiné's IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER, Another Strong Outing From The Master Of Psychological Dramas

Based on the memoir of Renée Le Roux about the disappearance of her daughter Agnes, André Téchiné, the French master of subtle psychological dramas, tackles real life intrigue with In the Name of My Daughter. The Le Roux case held... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Review: DARK STAR: H.R. GIGER'S WORLD, An Intimate Look At H. R. Giger, Channeling Dark Side Of The Human Soul

Hans Ruedi Giger, the artist known for his nightmarish vision, passed away in 2014 at the age of 74. Luckily for us, Swiss documentarian Belinda Sallin has made a comprehensive, yet intimate portrayal of the artist just before his passing.... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Review: THE CONNECTION, An Entirely Redundant Tale

The Connection (titled La French in its native county) has the makings of a great film, which is what makes the final product such a disappointment. Drawing upon the same case that was the basis for the William Friedkin... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

They Should've Just Paid The Man. Check Out The International Trailer For Julien Seri's NIGHT FARE

Call it the four-wheeled version of the dine-and-dash, that sudden impulse to simply hop out of a taxi and bolt without paying. What's the driver going to do, right? He can't very well just abandon his car, can he? It's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Anne Hathaway To Star In Nacho Vigalondo's COLOSSAL

Several weeks ago, in the dark basement of a music club in Madrid, Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo whispered a name in my ear, the person he hoped would be the star of his latest film, and then he quickly swore... More »
  

Four Minutes Of Madness And Arterial Spray In The SKY SHARKS Promo! Help Make The Ultimate Zombies Riding Flying Sharks Movie!

I am often suspicious of claims made in marketing materials. Because, you know, those guys get paid to lie on a regular basis. But when the creators of Sky Sharks describe their film as 'The Ultimate Zombies Riding Flying Sharks... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BLOOD RED SKY: Slick Promo Promises DIE HARD On A Plane With Vampires

Well, hello there!While it seems like well nigh everyone has got a proof of concept reel floating around for the film they want to make - many of which mostly provide arguments about why they shouldn't - the simple fact... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

KLOWN FOREVER: A List Of Cameos And Who Is Going To Sell It!

We shared with you back in October that Frank and Casper were returning for more misadventures of manhood with the sequel to their film Klown, Klown Forever. Production must be close to wrapping up by now and Screen Daily reported today... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Cannes 2015 Preview: Get To Know Your Palme d'Or Contenders

It's that time of year again, boys and girls. The 2015 Cannes Film Festival begins next week and you can rest easy knowing TwitchFilm has got you covered from beginning to end.   Our coverage (and you can expect a lot... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

HOSTILE: The Next Wave Of French Horror Film May Have A Curfew

I'm not saying that I am having a midlife crisis right now but directors like Nathan Ambrosioni from France are probably going to help that along. We often praise youthful directors here at TwitchFilm. Either for accomplishing so much in a relatively... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: Wicked And Witty INSIDE NO.9 Brings Innovation to Television Comedy

The apocalyptic prophecies about the impending doom of television did not materialise and serialized (television) fiction blossoms thanks to alternative distribution channels. Apart from the technological upgrade to hybrid television and the enhancement of consumer´s interactivity and transmediality, the... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Review: SAINT LAURENT, Drinking, Screwing Around, And Smoking Like A Chimney

The gilded life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent has received the big screen treatment twice in recent times. The first was the paint by the numbers biopic Yves Saint Laurent, a gentle, actor's film made with the full collaboration... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

ROAD GAMES: Check The First Teaser And Posters For Taut Euro Thriller

Andrew Simpson, Josephine de la Baume, Frederic Pierrot and Barbara Crampton anchor the cast of Abner Pastoll's dark thriller Road Games. And with the film now complete and about to be presented to buyers at the Cannes Marche du Film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Udine 2015 Review: THE END OF THE WORLD AND THE CAT'S DISAPPEARANCE, A Quirky Little Sci-Fi Film

Takeuchi Michihiro's The End of the World and the Cat's Disappearance, a zany, modestly packaged apocalyptic sci-fi film revolving around Itsuko (Izukoneko aka Mari), a vlogger-cum-J-pop-idol who attempts to singlehandedly save the world from a gigantic meteor, but ends up... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

THE LOBSTER: First Posters From Lanthimos' Latest

Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos heads to Cannes with his English language debut, The Lobster, and the first posters have arrived online in advance of the big fest.THE LOBSTER is the highly anticipated English language debut of internationally acclaimed Greek director... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bad Things Happen In The SICCIN 2 Trailer. Many, Many Bad Things.

Look at that baby. Look at it. Does that look like a happy baby? No it does not. Not even a little bit. And this is the sort of thing that happens - and happens a lot - in Turkish... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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