Mexican Drag Queens Make LONELY STARS. Watch The First Footage.

It was all the way back in 2007 that I first came across Mexican director Fernando Urdapilleta (center in the picture above). The cause was an utterly fantastic vagina dentata short film that he had directed while in film school... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS: Melt Your Brain With The Full Trailer For AMER Duo's Next

Brussels based directing duo Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet made quite a stir around the world with their debut feature Amer. A gorgeous re-imagining of giallo tropes and styles the film become a major buzz title on the festival circuit... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2013 Part One: Books! A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION, THE ART OF JUAN ORTIZ, And More

Welcome to the first part of The Stack Holiday Gift Guide! This segment covers books that any self respecting geek would be thrilled to find under the tree. Some of them are art books of the kind that inspire filmmakers... More »
  

The Stack: THE HOBBIT Extended Version, TANK GIRL, RUSSIAN ARK, And More

This episode brings us up to date with our releases through November 26. The mix of old and new is exhilarating. The absolutely breathtaking Russian Ark makes its Blu-ray debut. Hannah Arendt does as well, telling the story of the woman... More »
  

GOTHIC LOLITA BATTLE BEAR: Check The Full Trailer For Iguchi's Latest Oddity

Nobody does weird quite like Japanese cult director Iguchi Noboru. First rocketing to international attention with titles such as Machine Girl and Robo Geisha, and though he's been featured in some of the world's most prestigious festivals since - Karate... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Anthology Horror Reaches Perverse Extremes In NSFW Trailer for GERMAN ANGST

So, how do you up the ante in the current anthology horror movement? Getting Jörg Buttgereit, the director of the infamous Nekromantic to contribute is a hell of a start. But from the looks of this very NSFW trailer for... More »
  

The Stack: I DECLARE WAR, BODY BAGS, BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, And More

I took a week off to prep the Gift Guide, which is shaping up to be a doozy. So is this week's reminder episode of recent home entertainment releases, featuring The Beauty of the Devil (1950) from Rene Clair and (finally)... More »
  

Jason Schwartzman Crashes His Car In Wes Anderson's New 8-Minute Short CASTELLO CAVALCANTI

Wes Anderson regular Jason Schwatrzman is race car driver Jed Cavalcanti in Anderson's latest short Castello Cavalcanti. Jed finds himself in a spot of trouble when he crashes his race car in a small Italian town while participating in the... More »
  

AFM 2013: Indiecan Gets Some MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH For Canada

The Mold knows, Canada. The Mold knows. As Don Thacker's Motivational Growth continues to pick up awards on the festival circuit, it certainly caught the eye of Indican Entertainment when it played here in Toronto at After Dark. So much so,... More »
  

Spike Lee's OLDBOY: Get In Shape With Josh Brolin In This New Featurette

It just dawned on me that Spike Lee's version of Oldboy is set for release in the United States on November 27th, a day before Thanksgiving. Which I find to be kind of hilarious. And so I will say this... More »
  

Real Star Upendra Returns In BRAHMA, Expect The Unexpected

You've probably never heard of Real Star Upendra. This man is one of the most popular film stars in Karnataka, India, and puts out some of the most insane and outlandish features in mainstream Indian cinema, the latest being the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: THE VISITOR Defies Logic With Excitement, Awe, And Mystery

Holy cow, what a weird movie. Instantly earning a place in my personal "WTF Hall of Fame," The Visitor is a work of cracked genius. Or, it's a very bad motion picture with flashes of accidental inspiration. Either way, it's... More »
  

Camera Japan 2013 Review: BURNING BUDDHA MAN Puts Paper On Fire

(Just when you thought Japanese films couldn't get any crazier...) This year, the Camera Japan Festival in Rotterdam had a particularly nice anime section, and the film Burning Buddha Man was part of it. However, a case can be made... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fear The Horrors Of Lee Hardcastle's GHOST BURGER

Feeling hungry, kids? Because stop motion animator Lee Hardcastle has got a scary - and tasty - tale to tell with Ghost Burger. A sequel to Hardcastle's ABCs Of Death entry T Is For Toilet set twelve years later this... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Trailer For Jason Bognacki's Giallo Infused ANOTHER

After a string of giallo influenced short films writer-director Jason Bognacki is now wrapping up work on his debut feature Another. And while the classic influences are very certainly present the trailer promises that this is no mere string of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cult Hit Short FIST OF JESUS Feature Expansion Lands A Producer, Gunning For Production In 2014

The Messiah is coming and he brings a bloody fist with him. David Munoz and Adrian Cardona's short film Fist Of Jesus has proven to be something of a sensation online - where it's been viewed more than three million... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Giveaway: WILD STYLE 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition DVD Sets

No history of hip-hop is complete without mention of Wild Style, which marks its 30th Anniversary via a two-disc deluxe DVD release from Music Box Films. The film combines break dancing, the tagging of Lee Quinones, and the musical exploits... More »
  

The Stack: CHUCKY THE COMPLETE COLLECTION vs. THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION, Korean HORROR STORIES, IFC unleashes MANIAC on Blu and more...

Welcome back to The Stack! Is anyone else thinking about anything other than Halloween at this point? I am finding it more and more difficult to plan my annual Hallow's Eve Movie Marathon. New films like Horror Stories from Artsploitation,... More »
  

Indie Beat: Matt Johnson And The Unbearable Lightness Of Movies -- THE DIRTIES Director On Media And Obsession

Matt Johnson is the director, co-writer, co-editor and co-producer of The Dirties. That's a fair number of hats, to be sure, but in the world of micro-budget filmmaking this is more often than not the norm. What makes these roles... More »
  

Watch TRICK, The First Of Shock's Halloween Night Short Films.

Okay. You have two weeks left to get into the mood for Halloween. So why not take a moment for a Halloween quickie and watch the short Trick from Ritual director Mickey Keating. Shock Til You Drop begins this year's... More »
  
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