Review: BLEAK STREET, True Crime Turned Into A Visually Striking Dark Carnival

Bleak Street, the very appropriately named new film from veteran Mexican director Arturo Ripstein, is ripped from the headlines, much like the TV show "Law and Order." Inspired by the double murder of two dwarf men who were popular luchadores... More »
  

Podcast: Welcome To HumanSide - LADY SNOWBLOOD And Nicolas Winding Refn On THE ACT OF SEEING

HumanSide is a new bimonthly podcast on TwitchFilm dedicated to exploring the human side of popular culture. Our first episode explores the reasoning behind HumanSide, a look at the Criterion Collection's recent release of The Lady Snowblood Collection and an interview... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

First Trailer For Paul Verhoeven's ELLE: New Language, Old Tricks?

Paul Verhoeven's films can usually be divided into one of two camps: heavy-masculine sci-fi action (Total Recall, Starship Troopers), or heavy-feminine psychosexual thriller (Basic Instinct, Showgirls). He has returned after nearly a decade's absence, and his new film, Elle (based... More »
  

Vietnam Enters The Heist Game With Ham Tran's SIEU TROM (BITCOIN HEIST)

As the Vietnamese film industry continues to grow we're seeing constant steps forward in terms of scale and production value with the occasional injection of international style and subgenres into the nation's local fare and Journey From The Fall director... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Stephen Graham And Michael Smiley Star In Gritty UK Drama ORTHODOX

Director David Leon dives into the intersection of the UK's Orthodox Jewish community and the criminal underworld with his upcoming Orthodox and it's more than just the surprising clash of world's that makes this one interesting.Anchoring the cast are Stephen... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Til Schweiger Comes In Bullets Blazing In NICK: OFF DUTY

How big a star is Til Schweiger in his native Germany? Well, how's this for an indicator: After appearing in just four episodes of long running German cop show Tatort - a series that has been more or less in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bounty Hunters At The End Of The World In Bouli Lanners' Berlin Selected LES PREMIERS, LES DERNIERS

Civilization may be crumbling but Cochise and Gilou - the bounty hunters at the center of Boulie Lanners' Les Premiers, Les Derniers - still have a job to do. And someone out there has a stolen phone full of sensitive... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE WITCH: Watch An Intense And Disturbing New Trailer

As A24's February theatrical release of The Witch edges closer, they have cut a tight, dread-laced new trailer with an eye for showing off the "R" rated film's exceptional production design and commitment to period. It's disturbing in the way old... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

2 RABBITS Clip: Edgar Has A Plan, But First, Video Games And Porn

Afonzo Poyart's 2012 Brazilian crime film 2 Rabbits will be released on VOD and iTunes by XLrator Media on January 19th. We have been given an exclusive clip to share with you. In the clip, Edgar (Fernando Alves Pinto), who has... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

RIP David Bowie

It's been a terrible 24 hours. Exactly that many hours ago, I was sitting here at my desk writing about the death of Angus Scrimm. And I wrote about Lemmy a week ago, I think. And now I'm doing the same... More »
  

IRAIVI Teaser: Tamil Up And Comer Karthik Subbaraj Is Back With His Latest

Karthik Subbaraj is ready to jump back into the limelight with the first teaser for his upcoming film Iraivi (Goddess). Subbaraj is one of Tamil cinema's most exciting new talents and among the leaders of the current Tamil Cinema new... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Trailer For Baz Luhrmann's THE GET-DOWN Will Make You Want To Dance

While most of his films have a close connection to music, the last thing I would have expected from Baz Luhrmann (Stricly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!) was a television show about the birth of hip hop in 1970s... More »
  

Exclusive Clip: CHERRY TREE, A Startling Proposition To A 15 Year Old Girl

In an exclusive clip from Irish horror movie Cherry Tree, a woman makes a startling proposition to a teenage girl. Available today in select theaters and also via various Video On Demand platforms, Cherry Tree follows that surprised, desperate girl as... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

AYASHII KANOJO: Poster And Trailer For Japanese MISS GRANNY Remake

Korean box-office smash Miss Granny has been subject to a spate of remakes across Asia since its 2014 debut. Leste Chen's Chinese effort 20 Once Again was released back in January of last year before Sweet 20, the debut feature... More »
  

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: DIABLO, A Western That Makes Its Genre Generic

The Western film genre, a main staple of American movies decades ago, but nowadays much scarcer, is currently enjoying a mini-revival, spearheaded by the current 70mm roadshow release of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, in which Tarantino continues to marry... More »
  

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   
  

OPERATION KAKONGOLIRO! THE UGANDAN EXPENDABLES: Watch The New Trailer For Wakaliwood Action Flick

First off. Take a moment and bask in the glory of this image from Isaac Nabwana's (Who Killed Captain Alex) upcoming Ugandan action flick Operation Kakongoliro: The Ugandan Expendables! Bask I tells ya! After a successful kickstarter campaign Nabwana and his team... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Exclusive Clip: PAINKILLERS, Those Behind The Glass Want To Know What Happened

The Canadian sci-fi flick Painkillers comes out on VOD and DVD in the U.S. on January 12th, thanks to RLJ Entertainment. We have an exclusive clip to share with you featuring two of our country's better known exports in the genre... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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