Brace Yourselves For The World's First Arab SciFi Comedy Musical

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Topaz Duo. Lounge singers and Quantum Exorcists they battle evil intergalactic forces with their customized musical weaponry and - of course - love.The first screen battle for these would-be saviors of Earth - or... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NYC Happenings: Hong Sang-soo At MoMI And Asghar Farhadi At FSLC

In addition to some of the films playing this year's New Directors/New Films -- running March 21st - April 1st at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA (keep an eye out for Twitch's coverage) -- springtime in NYC... More »
  

US Trailer For Iranian Director Jafar Panahi's THIS IS NOT A FILM

Director Jafar Panahi is a key figure in Iranian cinema, having made some amazing films during his career like THE WHITE BALLOON and THE CIRCLE. Sadly he was banned from making films for 20 years and placed under house arrest... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Watch The Sales Trailer For Tobe Hooper's DJINN

Just days after the first images from Tobe Hooper's Djinn first surfaced along with rumors that the film was being buried at the behest of the royal family of the United Arab Emirates - rumors since denied by producers Imagenation... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Trailer For Turkish Action Picture KAOS

You want gun play, car chases and explosions? Then Turkey's Cem Gul is your man.No stranger to these parts, Gul is a veteran special effects man in Turkey who has had his hands in a number of films from the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Troubled Rumors Swirl Around Tobe Hooper's DJINN As First Images Surface

Enjoy these images from Tobe Hooper's Djinn because if a report out of Italy is correct they may be all you ever see of the latest from the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist.Reportedly completed in October,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full Trailer For Turkish Historical Epic FETIH 1453

When posting the teaser for Faruk Aksoy's massive Turkish period epic Fetih 1453 yesterday I noted that the full trailer would likely be coming soon. And wouldn't you know it: Here it is.Aksoy tells the story of the Fall of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Destruction On A Massive Scale In Turkish Period War Epic FETIH 1453

Director Faruk Aksoy is bringing history to the big screen on a massive scale with the upcoming Fetih 1453. Simultaneously enormously bloody and incredibly handsome with what appears to be a literal cast of thousands, Aksoy's picture captures the Fall... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Israel Explores Its Dark Side With Psychological Thriller GOLDBERG & EISENBERG

There is a growing wave of genre film in Israel, a trend we first noticed thanks to the short films of Dan Sachar that built into a pair of zombie projects produced in the country over the past year. The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Kevin MacDonald's LIFE IN A DAY for FREE!

One of the most ambitious and successful documentaries of the year, LIFE IN A DAY is a beautiful collage of people, places, emotions and lives taking place over the course of a single day. Devised and compiled by Academy-Award Winning... More »
  

Someone Has Stolen This Dog's Fish.

Paul is having a bad day. A dog living in a human world someone has broken into his apartment and stolen his microwave. And his fish. And nobody will take him seriously.A short film blending stop motion animation - anything... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Canada's MONSIEUR LAZHAR And 62 Other Hopefuls Complete Oscar Foreign Language List

It's no secret that Philippe Falardeau's film about an Algerian immigrant who is hired to replace an elementary school teacher is Canada's submission for the category of Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Oscars. I only tout it out... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE: RABIES Directors Reveal SATAN LIVES WITHIN As Second Film

Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are currently riding a tidal wave of praise and success as their debut feature, RABIES, proves to be delighting and terrifying audiences in equal measure at festivals all over the world. Not only is the... More »
  

MIFF 2011 - The Festival Guide insight

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF 2011) is just around the corner; it is celebrating 60 years and is one of the oldest festivals in the world. I have chosen 60 (edit 60+) films and would like to share some... More »
  

MIFF Channels World Cinema With New Promos!

The Melbourne International Film Festival is gearing up for its 60th anniversary -- already announcing a teaser program which includes 25 Cannes features including Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive as its closer. No doubt the 60 years milestone will see MIFF bring... More »
  

Cannes 2011: THE TREE OF LIFE Wins Palme d'Or

Well here we are, already at the end of Cannes, and Terrence Malick's The Tree Of Life has been bestowed with the festival's top honor. And one wouldn't have thought it possible at a fest like Cannes, but Nicolas Winding... More »
  

Cannes 2011: Trailer For Ceylan's ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA

Turkey's preeminent arthouse director, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, returns to Cannes this year with the dark drama Once Upon A Time In Anatolia. Any picture with 'Once Upon A Time' in the title now carries a certain amount of heft to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Israeli PA Flick 'ANOTHER WORLD'. Another Poster. Images. Site Revamp. And Blood!

With all of the news lately about other genre projects in Israel we did a bit of catching up with Eitan Reuven and his project Another World. So he gave us a never seen before poster, some images from the film... More »
  

Dan Sachar Returns To The End Of The World With OVERTURE

There's something brewing in Israel right now, a new generation of filmmakers bringing a more commercial sensibility and love for genre film than that country has seen in the past. Audiences at Tribeca are getting a taste of that right... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SFIFF54: Press Releases

[Our thanks to Michael Hawley for reviewing SFIFF54's press releases.] While the full line-up for the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF54) won't be made public until next Tuesday, the press releases announcing this year's awards, special events and... More »
  
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