London Indian 2014: ANIMA STATE Is A Transient Trip Through Modern/Medieval Pakistan

Every country, every civilization, and every culture deals with its own set of crises of faith, crises of identity, and the clash between reactionaries and radicals. Pakistan's struggles are no different, although what exactly those struggles are will change depending... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO Releases Major Extended Preview Before International Premiere At Fantasia

An enormously popular manga comic and anime, Rurouni Kenshin is such a successful franchise, that it was hardly a surprise when someone made it into a live action film. What WAS a pleasant surprise though, was how good the film... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Poster Premiere For Frontieres Market Project TURBO KID

While we'll certainly be seeing many more projects successfully launched and driven through the production process via the Frontieres Co-Production Market at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal - with a second Frontieres event now also attached to the Brussels International... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

On TV: Chiller TV's 5 STATES OF FEAR, Touring America One Fear At A Time

Well. This is an unexpected surprise. Chiller TV's second Chilling Visions anthology 5 States of Fear, the follow-up to last year's 5 Senses of Fear, shows a remarkable improvement in the quality of filmmaking and storytelling. Any preconceived notions I... More »
  

Check Out The Half-Shells On These TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES One-Sheets!

While the world goes crazy over Michael Bay's fourth offering of toy robot-inspired global destruction, let us not forget that he has another dollop of kid-friendly action entertainment just around the corner. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, produced by Bay, and... More »
  

Mark Your Calendars, Canada! Screening Dates For DOC OF THE DEAD

Hey Canada! Mark your calendars because Alexandre O. Philippe's zombie documentary Doc of the Dead is hitting Canadians cinemas starting tomorrow night right here in Toronto. The doc will then shamble across this great nation of ours for walks (not... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: Final Wave Of Films Announced! Cannibals, Zombies, Assassins And Takei? Oh My.

You know, there is only - ever - one bad thing about reviewing the full lineup for the Fantasia International Film Festival. It is the sad, sad truth that you are not going to see everything you want because there... More »
  

Watch: Tom Berenger Kidnaps Girls In AMBER ALERT: TERROR ON THE HIGHWAY

Oh Tom. What have you done? Mr. Berenger is in a wee bit of trouble in Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway. He just wanted a car and what he got was a whole mess of trouble and two teenage... More »
  

Watch The Raw And Gritty US Trailer For Acclaimed Prison Drama STARRED UP

It seems that there are one or two films like David Mackenzie's Starred Up every year: Films that rack up an impressive array of festival selections - in this case Telluride, Toronto and Tribeca - and nearly universal critical acclaim... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Melbourne 2014: The Full Program Reveals A Full-Bodied Selection of Cinema

The Melbourne International Film Festival is now in full swing having revealed its program mid-week. Tickets have opened for members and media alike. The program itself is one of the more exciting and well-rounded ones in MIFF history. It consists... More »
  

Turkey's MUSKA (AMULET) Chills With First Trailer

Turkey appears to be riding something of a wave of genre cinema recently. We've covered multiple intriguing horror and action projects in these pages in recent months and delivering perhaps the strongest trailer of the lot of them is Özkan... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Now on Blu-ray: LE WEEK-END Captures The Pleasures And Pains Of A Relationship

This is a rare jewel of a movie. Le Week-End follows Nick and Meg, enacted brilliantly by Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan, a British couple whose longtime marriage faces a turning point during a weekend in Paris. Directed judiciously by... More »
  

The Spierig Brothers' PREDESTINATION Lands Itself Some Quality Poster Art

Following a successful World Premiere at SXSW the Spierig Brothers' heady science fiction outing Predestination is now poised to unspool for a home crowd for the first time at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the film's first proper poster... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Both Oshii Directed PATLABOR Feature Anime On The Big Screen!

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch presented Oshii Mamoru Techno / Human mini-retrospective runs for the next couple weeks and after giving away tickets to the onscreen interview with the man himself along with the Oshii-presented screening of Ghost In The Shell... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Mikkelsen Draws In Second Trailer For Gritty Western THE SALVATION

Very well received in its Cannes premiere, Kristian Levring's Mads Mikkelsen starring western The Salvation is gearing up for its release in French cinemas which can only mean one thing: A new trailer.Mads Mikkelsen plays John, a former soldier and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid Shifts Gears With Crime Comedy THE ADVENTURES OF AMIR & LOQMAN

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid has got himself a good thing going. The director has been packing audiences in to theaters en masse with his hugely popular series of 'Banana Village' horror comedies for a few years now, the films rough and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Guanajuato 2014: Roger Corman In Mexico, Plus Full Festival Lineup

The Guanajuato International Film Festival revealed yesterday all the details for its upcoming seventeenth edition, which is going to be celebrated from Friday, July 25 to Sunday, August 3. This is one of Mexico's top festivals and this year's lineup... More »
  

Gus Van Sant Taking The Helm Of Hollywood DEATH NOTE?

Well, here's a surprising pairing of director and material ...While it's been known for quite some time that there was a Hollywood adaptation of hugely popular Japanese manga Death Note - already adapted to the big screen in Japan -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AMBIANCÉ. The Longest. Film. Ever. (Watch The 72-minute Teaser)

43,200 minutes... 720 hours... 30 days... 1 month... Coming in 2020.Say what you will about experimental film, there can be no faulting Anders Weberg's ambition. He has completed the first 280 hours of his 720-hour long magnum opus, Ambiancé - "the... More »
  

Attention Horror Filmmakers! Monster Fest 2014 Is Now Taking Submissions

Australia's fastest growing genre film festival, Monster Fest, is now open for business for 2014, and this year it will be accepting both short and feature length submissions from around the globe. The festival, which has expanded exponentially since debuting... More »
  
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