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   

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   

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   

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: 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   

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   

Clearly Israel Has A Zombie Problem. David Lubetzky Enters The Fray With POISONED.

Something's going on in Israel. And it involves the undead.At the end of January we pointed the way to upcoming Israeli zombie picture Another World and now here comes director David Lubetzky with Poisoned. A fifty minute rom-zom-com produced in... More »
By Todd Brown   

Israel gets infected in 'Another World'

Not known for putting out genre cinema of this ilk Another World marks a first for the nation of Israel. This will be Israel's first ever zombie film. And it could be a stepping stone for other directors wanting to... More »

There's Something Terrible In The Forests Of Turkey. This Guy.

I have no idea at all what's happening through most of the trailer for upcoming Turkish comedy Gunah Kecisi but I do know that the upcoming feature from director Cenk Ozakinci puts a big smile on my face,Perhaps it's just... More »
By Todd Brown   

Trailer For Israeli Slasher RABIES

A nation with a significant history in producing character dramas, war related films and not a whole lot else, there are signs that Israel may be slowly coming around to the world of genre film. And they're diving in full... More »
By Todd Brown   

MIFF 2010, so many films, so little time

The MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) proceedings begins today. Even for non-members, all sessions are now open to purchase tickets for as screenings commence the 22nd and conclude August 8th. I thought it a prudent time to post my viewings (OK... More »

Watch Dan Sachar's Post-Apocalyptic Short WHEN IT WILL BE SILENT!

We see very little genre film emerge out of Israel but one of my favorite shorts in all of last year was a Tarkovsky-influenced piece from there titled When It Will Be Silent. A student film directed by Dan Sachar... More »
By Todd Brown   

First Footage From Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS!

Director Ari Folman set the animation world on its ear a couple years back with his stunning Waltz With Bashir, the animated documentary based on his recollections of the war in Lebanon. And while Waltz certainly triggered some debate as... More »
By Todd Brown   

"You Hold Gun Like Little Girl. Hold Gun Like Woman."

A former Bond girl in a female driven action film?  From Israel?  That's exactly what director Danny Lerner has delivered with Kirot.  Lerner's sophomore picture had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and stars former Bond girl... More »
By Todd Brown   

Trailer for Islam Punk doc 'Taqwacore'. Opens in Toronto October 16th!

Youth and the disenchanted will find their voice through whichever means they find themselves attracted to. A documentary about a punk music movement within the Islamic faith certainly sounds compelling. Taqwacore opens here in Toronto at the Royal Theatre on... More »
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