Biplanes Battle In Turkey's SON MEKTUP

Biplanes swoop and spin, cannons pound away on war ships, guns blaze, heroes weep, and things are just generally epic sized in the teaser for Özhan Eren's upcoming Turkish war picture Son Mektup. Set during the Battle of Gallipoli in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AMERICAN SERIAL KILLER IN MANILA Teaser Will Have You Gushing For More

The title alone will have you stop whatever you're doing. The Philippines, for all its reputation for criminality and mayhem, has never been a haven for a particular sort of criminal, the serial killer. This specific fact seems to be... More »
By Oggs Cruz   
  

Watch The Trailer For Creepy HKIFF Closer PORT OF CALL

Yesterday the full line-up for the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival was announced, and this year's closing film is a director's cut of Philip Yung's Port Of Call. The director's last film, May We Chat, was an impressive look... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Watch A Trio Of Clips From Sabu's CHASUKE'S JOURNEY

Single named Japanese writer-director Sabu has long been a favorite around these parts thanks to his clever and highly literate tweakings of genre conventions. Sabu is clearly someone who knows and loves conventional genre film while also being the sort... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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   
  

SHINJUKU SWAN: Watch The Teaser For Yet Another Now Sono Sion Film

There are American directors for whom six feature films represents a lifetime of work. For Japan's Sono Sion, six pictures will reportedly be his output for 2015 alone. Prolific? Oh, yes, on a scale that's going to make it very... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM Trailer Promises A Glossy Oddity

Matsui Yusei's manga Assassination Classroom is every bit as odd as the premise suggests. The story of a bright yellow, octopus-like alien creature that arrives on Earth after having destroyed most of the moon and announces he will soon do... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: OUT OF THE DARK, Strong And Persuasive Suspense In South America

Attention, white people: Why do you keep going where you're not wanted? At first blush, Out of the Dark falls easily into the category of horror films in which white people -- usually Americans -- trespass into unknown territories, leading... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: '71, A Remarkably Assured, Emotionally Powerful Debut

Yann Demange is very clearly a filmmaker who knows what sort of stories he wants to tell and how he wants to tell them, the sort who clearly knows his own skill set, how to best put it to use,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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   
  

Review: MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN, Awkward And Thoroughly Intriguing

Note to filmmakers: If you capture the legendary Alejandro Jodorowsky in conversation with another filmmaker and he turns to the camera to ask you a question, be sure to lead with that. Wisely, that's what first-time filmmaker Liv Corfixen does... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: THE SALVATION, A Hell Of A Lot Of Fun

It's no longer really much of a bold move to call Mads Mikkelsen one of the finest actors working in the world today. A consummate thespian, his performances are always intoxicating to watch, be they in silly pulp-populism when playing... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

CATCH ME DADDY: Watch The Teaser For The UK Thriller

Prolific music video director Daniel Wolfe made the sort of splash with his debut feature, Catch Me Daddy, that most can only dream of. Following a premiere in Cannes the film went on to a lengthy festival run that included... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Trailer For Matt Lucas' POMPIDOU Will Make You Want To Stab Out Your Eyes

Hands up everyone who remembers when Matt Lucas was funny. And I don't just mean a little bit funny ... during the first couple seasons of Little Britain, Lucas was arguably one of the funniest men on the planet. But... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Four Friends, Twenty Two Kilos Of Coke. Check Out The Trailer For HOMIES.

Dutch helmer Jon Karthaus makes his feature debut with Homies, an action comedy that opened strong in the Netherlands late in January. Love Eternal star Robert de Hoog takes the lead as Timo, one of a group of friends swept... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Discover HOW TO AVOID EVERYTHING In Subtitled Trailer For Dutch Award Winner

The latest project from the team behind The Deflowering Of Eva Van End, Michiel ten Horn's How To Avoid Everything (Aanmodderfakker) has swept a handful of Dutch film awards including Golden Calves for Best Film, Best Script and Best Actor... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

HARUKO'S PARANORMAL LABORATORY Teaser Is Every Bit As Odd As You Might Hope

When Lisa Takeba's sophomore feature, Haruko's Paranormal Laboratory, premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam you may have thought to yourself, "That movie with the TV-headed guy looks like it might be a little bit odd." You would be correct.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EL CLAN: First Teaser For Trapero's Next Introduces Real Life Crime Family

Throughout the 1980s Argentina's Puccio family operated a highly lucrative - albeit violent - family business. Behind the veneer of high society and general acclaim, with one of the clan's children a member of national rugby team, the Puccio clan... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Queen Of Spades Claims Souls In Russian Horror SPECULUM

With the Blumhouse style of horror dominating the American scene - low cost shockers emphasizing atmosphere over gore - it seems only a matter of time before the rest of the world takes notice and works the formula with their... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer Alert: Navdeep Singh's NH10 Looks Like A Proper Road Thriller

One of the many highlights of my Badlapur screening last night was the opportunity to see the new trailer for Navdeep Singh's upcoming thriller NH10. The film, co-produced by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramarditya Motwane's (Lootera) Phantom FIlms and actress Anushka Sharma's... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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