New HIGH-RISE Trailer Reaches New Heights Of Anxious Angst

What I love about director Ben Wheatley is that he continues to take on challenges that are new and different than what he's already done. High-Rise is the latest example. Based on a novel by J.G. Ballard, the film stars Tom... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: PARTISAN, A Chilling Take On Coming Of Age

Under the diligent guidance of institutions like Screen Australia, Australia seems to have become a very promising country for new emerging directors, and Ariel Kleiman is no exception. Within seconds of his uncompromising first feature's opening, it soon becomes apparent... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Ariel Kleiman Talks PARTISAN: "I Find Mystery And Cinema A Magical Combination"

Vincent Cassel stars in Partisan as the charismatic leader of a commune sequestered on the outskirts of a small town. That makes him a formidable figure to his son, Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel), who from outward appearances is just like any... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Listen To Radiohead's Rejected Bond Theme SPECTRE

Thom Yorke, frontman of British rock outfit Radiohead, shared a Christmas treat via Twitter yesterday. Confirming rumours that the Oxford-based band had indeed been working on their own theme song to Sam Mendes' latest James Bond film, Spectre, Yorke shared... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Terry The Shark Says Hello To The First WIZARDS OF AUS Trailer

So, you're a wizard in a fantasy land and you want to leave your life of magical adventure and settle someplace a little bit more stable. What happens next? Well, you end up in Melbourne with an anthropomorphic shark-man as... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Trailer Debut: Creatures Run Amok In New York

In other franchise news, the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them debuted today. David Yeats, who directed the last four of the Harry Potter films, is back in the main chair, and he is joined in... More »
  

Ever Wanted Something More? Watch Ben Wheatley's First HIGH RISE Trailer

Ben Wheatley's adaptation of JG Ballard's High Rise alternately confused and delighted audiences on the festival circuit with - in broad strokes - those who turned up looking forward to the new Tom Hiddleston / Luke Evans film left wondering... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Impressive SciFi Short ENTITY

It was back in March of 2014 that we first caught wind of Andrew Desmond's scifi short film Entity, a picture that was just out on its festival run at the time and winning raves wherever it went. Well, that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: King Hu's DRAGON INN

Considered by many to be the architect of wuxia cinema, King Hu was to martial arts was John Ford was to the western. Beginning with his 1966 Shaw Brothers adventure Come Drink With Me, Hu took a pulp genre associated... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Get An Exclusive First Look At The New Teaser For THE BURNING KISS

A new teaser for upcoming Australian feature film The Burning Kiss has been released and it showcases the film's surreal hybrid style and offbeat narration about finding an unusual sea creature that has been washed ashore.  "The film has a... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

LUTHER Returns With Trailer For New Episodes!

All due apologies to The Wire - which in this case amounts to none - but if you've not yet experienced Luther then you've not yet experienced Idris Elba at his peak powers. The UK crime series is simply one... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Makers Of 100 BLOODY ACRES Unleash Their SCARE CAMPAIGN

Australia's Cairnes Brothers won a lot of love with their debut feature, the horror comedy 100 Bloody Acres. And while their sophomore effort may not have quite so sanguine a title there's still clearly plenty of the red stuff in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Award Winning Short BENEATH WATER

Having completed a very lengthy festival run, Charlie Manton's award winning short film Beneath Water is now available for viewing online and is very much worth your time. Starring Call The Widwife and Wolfblood's Louisa Connolly-Burnham, this is one of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Anya Beyersdorf's GAYBY

When we last highlighted the work of talented Australian director Anya Beyersdorf in these pages it was with the teaser for her upcoming short film Vampir, and if that happened to whet the appetite for more of Beyersdorf's work then... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Grab Your Board And Try To Beat The TRICK METER

Someone keep producer Travis Stevens - now sporting a surgically enhanced wrist thanks to a recent skateboarding mishap - far, far away from New Zealand writer-director Simeon Duncombe's Trick Meter. Because we like Travis and we'd like to keep him... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! Squeal Along With I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY

Ah, the boyband. We love to mock them but they are a cultural phenomenon not to be messed with and the Australian filmmaking team of Rita Walsh and Jessica Leski are heading deep into the heart of pre-teen darkness with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

New Trailer For CRUEL SUMMER Turns Up The Intensity

UK filmmakers have made a (deserved) reputation for films that delve into social realism, particularly ones that deal with the lives of the poor and working classes (see Kenneth Loach, Mike Leigh, and Andrea Arnold, to name a few). The... More »
  

STAR WARS Doc ELSTREE 1976 Gets A Gorgeous Trailer

After bowing at the BFI London Film Festival and Sitges, Jon Spira's Star Wars documentary is now readying for a theatrical release in the UK courtesy of The Works. Elstree 1976 talks to ten of the minor players involved in... More »
By James Marsh   
  

What Really Happens When Girls Pillow Fight.

Violence. Violence is what happens. Or so says this sketch from Australian comedy show Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am. Check it out below.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! EMO: THE MUSICAL Needs Your Money To Wipe Away Its Tears

Emos are sad. Emos in a high school musical about a conflict between doom rockers and ultra perky Christians, however, are hilarious. That's the premise of Neil Triffett's Emo: The Musical, a proposed feature film expansion of his Berlin selected... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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