Diagonale Review 2016: THE DREAMED ONES, A Film Of Gently Brutal Nuances

As fragile and trembling as it is delicately clear, Ruth Beckermann's The Dreamed Ones revolves around a young woman (musical artist Anja Plaschg) and a young man (Laurence Rupp) reading part of the nearly two decades lasting correspondence between the... More »
By Ioana Florescu   
  

BASKIN: Watch A Music Video For The Upcoming Soundtrack Release

Lakeshore Records will be releasing Ulaş Pakkan's score to Can Evrenol's Baskin to iTunes on March 25th - the same day the film hits US theatres and VOD platforms - with CD to follow shortly thereafter and we've got an... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Diagonale 2016: Austria Played Itself Again

Looking back at the festival that took place last week, one might easily be overwhelmed with a feeling of self-satisfaction caused by the impression of having seen a vast amount of a country's most recent film productions in less than... More »
By Ioana Florscu   
  

Miklós Jancsó's PRIVATE VICES, PUBLIC VIRTUES Blu-ray On The Way From Mondo Macabro

Coming soon from our friends at cult film specialists Mondo Macabro is the wonderfully bizarre erotic odyssey Private Vices, Public Virtues from Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó. The film comes from a time when exploring eroticism onscreen in all of its... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Jess Franco On Blu-ray: COUNT DRACULA From Severin Films

Back in 2012, I reviewed a Jess Franco film on Blu-ray from Redemption Films (Female Vampire) and marveled at the fact that this director, one of cinema's most enduring cult icons, was being rediscovered and given the HD treatment. At... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Adolescent In Spirit: Arnaud Desplechin Talks MY GOLDEN DAYS And More

Arnaud Desplechin's magnificent new film, My Golden Days, opens theatrically today at FSLC in New York. It was preceded by a week long 8-film retrospective. I was lucky enough to snag an interview on the eve of the film's theatrical... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Aussie Teaser FELICITY, Polanski's WHAT?, & THAT'S SEXPLOITATION! Coming To Blu-ray From Severin

Severin Films, friends of TwitchFilm and longtime champions of the seedier side of cinema, have announced a trio of exciting Blu-ray releases for the next two months in the form of Australian skin flick Felicity,  obscure Polanski weirdness, What?, and Frank Henenlotter's... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Crowdfund This! Serbian SciFi EDERLEZI RISING Must Complete Its Mission!

Featuring gorgeous retro-futurist production design that clearly nods  to the likes of Tarkovsky and other Soviet era science fiction films and featuring adult film star Stoya in her first non-porn role, Lazar Bodrozha's upcoming Ederlezi Rising is sure to turn... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: MY GOLDEN DAYS, Bittersweet Words And Lust For Life

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 Got... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Russia's DUELIST Delivers A Guns-Blazing Second Trailer

Russian helmer Alex Mizgiryov caught our attention back in December with the first teaser for his upcoming period set action film Duelist (Дуэлянт). Telling the tale of an 1800's roaming duelist-for-hire that first teaser was slick, stylish, and enormously entertaining... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Criterion in June: FANTASTIC PLANET, DR. STRANGELOVE, And More

Stanley Kubrick's dark comedy Dr. Strangelove and René Laloux's animated dazzler Fantastic Planet lead Criterion's pack of releases for June 2016. The former features Peter Sellers in multiple roles and is a stellar offering from the early 1960s. Released some... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SXSW 2016 Review: PET Stirs Up Emotions That Are Not Easily Caged

A woman is locked in a cage by a man who wants to change her. That's both a metaphor for too many modern relationships and the premise of a new film by director Carles Torrens (Apartment 143). Seth (Dominic Monaghan),... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SXSW 2016 Review: I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, He Doth Protest Too Much

"There is a savage beast in every man," wrote George R.R. Martin in A Storm of Swords, and American teenager John Wayne Cleaver has taken those words to heart. John (Max Records) lives in a small, cold town in the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SXSW 2016 Review: WAR ON EVERYONE, Glorious, Riotous Fun

Within its first 10 minutes, War on Everyone smashes at least two dozen stereotypes familiar to anyone who has ever watched a cop movie made by a Hollywood studio, doing so in a rollicking and hilarious fashion. It's a barrage... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: BELGICA Surprises, Except When It Doesn't

Belgian director Felix van Groeningen managed to make major waves internationally in the art-house circuit with his films The Misfortunates and especially The Broken Circle Breakdown, so I was quite happy when one of the surprise films of the International... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

THE TUNNEL: Watch The Trailer For TROLL HUNTER Director's New Short

Troll Hunter director Andre Ovredal has been busy over the past few years with a variety of feature film projects at various stages but, even so, he still managed to carve out time to direct a new short film titled... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Keanu Reeves Joins Peter Stormare In SWEDISH DICKS

While he does not appear to actually be a Swedish Dick, Keanu Reeves is certainly going to be spending rather a lot of time with a pair of them with word that the Canadian star has signed on to join... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo To Direct HAUNTED For DreamWorks

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, director of Intacto, 28 Weeks Later, and Intruders, has been selected to helm Haunted, a new adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, according to Deadline. This is apparently a passion project for Steven Spielberg,... More »
  

Review: PARISIENNE Reiterates The Changing Face Of France

There is no shortage of a-young-girl-coming-of-age films in French cinema. Danielle Arbid's Parisienne charts this common, seemingly familiar territory. But it's from a perspective of a foreigner, a Lebanese girl to be precise, in the 90s. Even though the film... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

First Images From Swiss Western SONS OF BITCHES

You've heard of the spaghetti western; how about the fondue western? Olivier Beguin (director of Chimeres) has been in the Neuchâtel area, producing what might be the first Swiss western short, Sons of Bitches. Directed by Arnaud Baur, the film... More »
  
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