Morbido 2015: Watch Gigi Saul Guerrero's Opening Ceremony Video PALOMA

Okay. So Morbido came to a close last night and I am already back home in Toronto and dipping into the varieties of Mezcal I brought back with me. Hint. They vary by the numbers of worms at the bottom of... More »
By Andrew Mack   

ANOMALISA Trailer Considers The Human Condition

Easily one of the cinematic highlights of the year, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's animated drama Anomalisa was one of the big sales at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, and for good reason. The first trailer for the film has... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Donnie Yen Insists You Don't Disturb Ip Man While He's Training

As Pegasus Motion Pictures revs up its marketing campaign for Ip Man 3, which reunites Donnie Yen and director Wilson Yip, pitting him against Mike Tyson and Max Zhang, this amusing little PSA is doing the round in Hong Kong... More »
By James Marsh   

KRYPTONITA: Watch The Trailer For Nicanor Loreti's Hyper Stylized Super Villain Film

While Hollywood will soon be unleashing Suicide Squad upon the world, Argentinean director Nicanor Loreti is beating the studios to the punch with his own tale of super villainy with Kryptonita. Adapted from the novel by Leo Oyola Kryptonita revolves... More »
By Todd Brown   

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   

Warsaw 2015 Review: THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER, A Doc With Strong Storytelling And Wild Ideas

Chad Gracia's documentary boasts a title that could be misleadingly attributed to a newly devised coital constellation or a daunting and supposedly nasty mob technique. Neither of the two is a close call, as The Russian Woodpecker refers to a... More »
By Martin Kudlac   

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   

Bullets, Explosions, And A Bald Kitano In Theatrical Trailer For MOZU

The iconic Kitano Takeshi gives some bald headed bad guy in Assassination Classroom, Wild 7 and Umizaru director Hasumi Eiichiro's Mozu. The feature film continuation of the popular and critically acclaimed television series of the same name - a series... 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   

THE WORLD OF KANAKO: Watch The Full Trailer For Nakashima's Latest

With the US release of Nakashima Tetsuya's The World Of Kanako coming up on December 4th from Drafthouse Films a full theatrical trailer and poster are freshly arrived on the scene.An uncompromising revenge thriller of operatic scope, The World of... More »
By Todd Brown   

Check Out The First Teaser For South African Serial Killer Thriller THE AWAKENING (DIE ONTWAKING)

Adapted from Chris Karsten's South African crime novel The Skin Collector, Afrikaans language serial killer thriller The Awakening (Die Ontwaking) has released its first teaser in advance of a February theatrical release.The directorial debut from production designer Johnny Breedt (Hotel... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch The Teaser For Mitani Koki's Box Office Topping SciFi Comedy GALAXY TURNPIKE

We are long time fans of Japanese writer-director Mitani Koki around these parts thanks to a long run of incredibly high end comedies, films that jump through multiple genres while maintaining Mitani's distinct voice and a comedy style that borrows... More »
By Todd Brown   

Prison Life Ain't Pretty In Grimy Polish Drama GIT

Prison dramas have a long and rich history in cinema ranging from classic mainstream escape films (The Shawshank Redemption, Escape From Alcatraz) to more gritty indie dramaslike recent critical faves Bronson and Starred Up. And it would appear that Kamil... More »
By Todd Brown   

New York Korean Film Fest Gets Its Own Cool Trailer

As you may have seen from our lineup announcement a little while back, the New York Korean Film Fest is coming to town November 6 and they've put together a killer program. Now they've got their own awesome trailer culled... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Crowdfund This: Keep Brooklyn's Spectacle Theater In The Picture

Please note, the author of this article is Christopher Bell, former contributor to The Playlist and director of feature film The Winds That Scatter -- BUWalking around Brooklyn's biggest punchline of a neighborhood ain't what it used to be. In... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Korean Exorcists Battle Evil In THE PRIESTS

Given the strong presence of Christianity in South Korea along with that nation'shistory of horror film it's really quite surprising that there haven't been more angels and demons popping up in K-horror offerings over the years. But that looks to... More »
By Todd Brown   

70s Rewind: FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE, In Praise Of Modest Frights

As a huge fan of 1970s cinema, it's always tempting to overpraise modestly entertaining movies. For comparison's sake to another decade, witness last week's effusive nostalgia for 1985's Back to the Future II, surely one of the most ghastly, sour... More »
By Peter Martin   

THE SIMILARS (LOS PARECIDOS): Watch The Trailer For Isaac Ezban's Serling-Influenced Latest!

Fresh from its world premiere at Fantastic Fest and European launch in Sitges, Isaac Ezban's sophomore film The Similars (Los Parecidos) is headed home to takes its bow in the helmer's native Mexico as part of the Morbido Festival and... More »
By Todd Brown   

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Cornel Wilde's THE NAKED PREY

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, The Naked Prey remains the only film directed by Cornel Wilde to be widely available, a situation that based on this example, is a lamentable state of affairs indeed. An incredibly physical actor, who was... More »
By James Marsh   

DEFINITION OF FEAR: Jacqueline Fernandez Horror Flick To Open Delhi Film Fest

Word to the wise. If you go to the cabin for a weekend away and someone in your group whips out a Ouija board, make that person sleep IN the car. Nothing good ever comes from Ouija boards in cinema!... More »
By Andrew Mack   
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