Review: WILD CANARIES, An Effervescent Comic Murder Mystery, Both Retro And Modern

One of the most interesting forms of music sampling is what's known as the "mash-up." In some of the best and most creative examples of this practice - e.g. Danger Mouse's Grey Album (Jay Z's Black Album/Beatles' White Album) or... More »
  

Crowdfund This! Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs Wants To Make STOLEN

When we at TwitchFilm were all making our 2014 year-end lists, I put an item in mine about Rhymes for Young Ghouls, and in particular about its lead actress Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs. About her, I wrote:"...the story introduces Aila, played... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

China Lion To Bring Andy Lau's LOST AND LOVE To N. America, Watch The Trailer

China Lion Film Distribution will release the Andy Lau drama Lost And Love in North America, Australia and New Zealand day-and-date with mainland China next month. Tackling the en vogue theme of child abduction, and based on real events, Lost... More »
By James Marsh   
  

FrightFest Glasgow 2015 Review: 88, Two Women, One Body

In British bingo, if the number 88 comes up, the caller will shout, "Two fat ladies!", as a conventional code for the two figures' pictographic appearance. Similarly the title of April Mullen's 88 represents a conundrum in need of decoding:... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

Review: MAPS TO THE STARS, Cold, Dreary, And Dull

This doesn't bode well. For the second film in a row, David Cronenberg has made a stinker. Yes, there were some bits in Cosmopolis that didn't suck, but it was hardly vintage DC. As I mentioned in my review for... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

GOOD KILL: A Game of Drones, Latest Trailer for Andrew Niccol's Tense Thriller

Will Andrew Niccol's latest feature capture the imagination of the movie going public in a similar fashion to American Sniper? On the surface, both films share a number of commonalities, not the least of which are soldiers having to kill... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Spokane 2015 Review: DRYLAND Combines Demolition Derbies And The Waning Of Wheat Farmers In Washington

O beautiful for spacious skies. For amber waves of grain. The Palouse region of the inland northwest is one of the wheat breadbaskets of the world. I recently relocated to this area and frequently commute from my small town of... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

First REGRESSION Trailer: Alejandro Amenábar Returns To His Dark Roots

It's been six years since his decline-of-the-Roman-Empire film Agora, but Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar is finally back with a new feature, Regression, due out this summer. And it looks like after his forays into biopics (with the Oscar-winning The Sea... More »
  

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects Of Desire: Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects of Desire (or Drafthouse FOOD if you must) is a new regular column assessing the home cinema releases from the Austin-based distributor.Ari Folman's follow-up to his animated Oscar-nominated documentary, Waltz With Bashir, is a loose adaptation... More »
By James Marsh   
  

NYC Happenings: "Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents In New York, 1968-1986" Uncovers An Overlooked Yet Richly Creative Period

Of the many cultural events occasioned by Black History Month, without a doubt one of the most rewarding, and indeed revelatory, is "Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986," the Film Society of Lincoln Center's series.... More »
  

Hey, New York City! Win Tickets To WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD, An Awesome Aussie Apocalypse

As a former resident of New York City, I feel your pain, and I have some relief. (It's called Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, and it's from Australia, and it's mighty enjoyable, and we have had tickets to give away,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

POLTERGEIST Remake: First Trailer Offers Homage And Jump Scares

The way a horror movie is constructed and paced has changed a lot from 1982 to 2015. Much like the 2013 Carrie remake, it all comes down to whether the pace of editing and easy reliance on jump-scares can replace the... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

LOVE AND TERROR ON THE HOWLING PLAINS OF NOWHERE: Out Now On VOD And iTunes

Disappointed in the muddled fizzle-out of the Serial podcast few weeks ago and looking for another taste of unfathomable True Crime mystery to hold you over until Season 2 of True Detective? Enter Love and Terror On The Howling Plains of Nowhere, a wonderfully... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

GODDESS OF LOVE: Trailer Premiere For Jon Knautz's Erotic Psycho Sexual Thriller

After making his debut with horror-comedy hybrid Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer director Jon Knautz heads into much darker territory with his third feature, the erotic thriller Goddess Of Love.Says Knautz about this tale of a dancer turning on her lover... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

With Albert Shin's IN HER PLACE Has The Next Great Korean Drama Come From ... Canada? Watch The Theatrical Trailer Now!

A selection of the Toronto International Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival, Albert Shin's In Her Place feels very much like a film dislocated in both time in place - and fascinatingly so. A Canadian production now up... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TURBO KID: In This Clip, The Fate Of The World In His Hands

So you missed the World Premiere of Turbo Kid at Sundance Monday night. Then there was another screening on Tuesday night but, BUT! do not fret, there are still two more screenings on Thursday and Saturday! There is a wait list for Thursday... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TURBO KID: Apple Finds A New Friend In New Clip

As the dust settles from last night's world premiere of Turbo Kid and we await word from all those lucky enough to be in the house at Sundance, there is another clip for you to watch. It looks like it is the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TURBO KID: The First Teaser Trailer Shows A Grim Future In 1997

A cult classic in the waiting, Turbo Kid, from the film collective RKSS is only hours away from its World Premiere at Sundance. Earlier this week we got our first look in a funny and gory clip. And thanks to Deadline... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Stanley Donen's TWO FOR THE ROAD

Smart, stylish, insightful and brimming with technical inventiveness, Stanley Donen's Two For The Road is a wonderful examination of the modern marriage whose influence can still be felt in Hollywood cinema today, nearly 50 years after it was originally released.Inspired... More »
By James Marsh   
  

KNOCK KNOCK: Watch The Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth's Sundance Entry

Eli Roth released a Sundance teaser for his upcoming film Knock Knock on his Facebook page last night. Have a look. Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) is living the dream. Just look at his beautiful, successful wife, his two wonderful kids, and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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