Crowdfund This: Jan Švankmajer's Farewell Feature

Czech surrealist and legendary filmmaker Jan Švankmajer´s is bracing for Insects, a project that will be his last feature film. The project got stalled a bit being announced as in development as early as 2011 (with the premiere date set... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

GRIDLOCKED: Check Out The Red Band Teaser For Indie Action Flick

We were big fans of Allan Ungar's Gridlocked - a deliberate throwback to the pulpy DTV action films of the 90s starring Dominic Purcell, Stephen Lang, Trish Stratus, Danny Glover, Vinnie Jones and Saul Rubinek - back when it premiered... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: THE BFG Showcases Steven Spielberg's Infectious Sense Of Play

Once upon a time Steven Spielberg was the fabulist of our time. Looking at Close Encounters or E.T. or even Jurassic Park and A.I., you could see a sense of wonder and playfulness in his filmmaking, a childlike enthusiasm that... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

The Many Faces Of Alan Rickman

This week, we can all return to Wonderland in James Bobin's Alice Through the Looking Glass, though Peter Martin doesn't really much recommend that in his review. Still, one familiar face, or rather voice, is there to greet us: Alan... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: PATERSON, Jim Jarmusch's Latest Journey

A driver named Paterson in a town called Paterson played by a man named Driver - the rhyming seems almost too perfect. Yet Jim Jarmuch's latest, a delicate, poetic, often delightful musing on creativity and the art of listening is... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Transylvania Film Fest 2016 Preview: Beasts, Sono And No Limit

The 15th edition of Transylvania International Film Festival will kick-off May 27 in the second most populous city in Romania. The festival´s artistic director Mihai Chirilov programmed a thematic section called "#Animal". He explained: "The idea of a cine-zoo at... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Review: HOLY HELL, Inside A Cult Without Knowing It

From his perspective, Will Allen loved what he was seeing. A filmmaker from childhood, recent college graduate Allen was ordered to leave his family home after he came out to his mother as gay. In 1985, he fell in with... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: Jeff Nichols' LOVING Is A Minor Key Masterpiece

There may be no more subtle, beautiful and accomplished film this year than Jeff Nichols' Loving. There might also be no film more in need of help being championed, a work surely going to be stampeded in a year where... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Rooftop Films 2016 Review: "This is What We Mean By Short Films," A Wealth of Miniature Gems

Rooftop Films Summer Series 2016 got off to a great start with their opening night presentation, “This is What We Mean By Short Films,” an eclectic and incredibly accomplished selection of shorts, some of which had their New York premieres... More »
  

Fantasia 2016: First Wave of Titles Announced!

Celebrating its 20th year in Montreal Canada, the mammoth sized mecca for Martial Arts, Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction films that is the Fantasia International Film Festival runs from July 14 - August 2 this year. The festival has always... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Review: CHEVALIER, Men In Competition

Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari is seen as an important part of the current Greek "Weird Wave" of cinema. She produced several of Yorgos Lanthimos' films like Dogtooth, and he helped produce (and acted in) her previous film Attenberg. But... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: THE ONES BELOW, Beware The Kindness Of Neighbors

Properly moody, The Ones Below brews up a strong cup of neighborly paranoia. It's a familiar story. Kate (Clémence Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) live in a lovely flat in a lovely building in a lovely London suburb. Kate... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: ELLE, A Sordid, Provocative Masterwork

Paul Verhoeven is one of the more unique directors in cinema history. As perhaps the most famous Dutch auteur, he's gone from ribald little European films to the biggest of Hollywood bangs, incorporating his unique wit, visual sense and narrative... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Fantaspoa 2016 Interview: Brian Trenchard-Smith On TURKEY SHOOT And DEAD END DRIVE-IN

Fantaspoa’s tradition of paying homage to living legends of genre cinema, such as Lloyd Kaufman, Richard Stanley and Fabio Frizzi, continues in 2016 with a mini retrospective dedicated to fearless filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith, key figure of the so-called Ozploitation subgenre.... More »
  

Exclusive Trailer for THE LIGHTHOUSE: The Sea And The Madness

I love horror films that are set in the past, before mobile phones, internet, even before cars; the more isolated, the better, without the distraction of modern life interrupting what makes us truly afraid. When all you have is other... More »
  

Trailer: Salman Khan Wrestles With Fate In SULTAN

Salman Khan is back on the big screen this Eid with his new film Sultan. Sultan tells the story of a washed up wrestler fighting for redemption. It's the kind of comeback story that Hollywood has filmed a million times,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Upcoming Blu-ray Releases: Two More Kitano Classics By Third Window Films

Earlier this year, UK- distributor Third Window Films released three films by writer/actor/director Kitano Takeshi, and these turned out to be pretty awesome. For starters, each of these had distinctive yet aligned new cover art. Well, if you were a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

DÉDALO: Watch The Portuguese Sci-Fi Short, A Love Letter To 1979

Now that Jerónimo Rocha's sci-fi horror short film Dédalo has completed it's festival run (30 international festivals all over the world and broadcasted on national television on 3 different channels) it is time to share it with the masses. My... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Screamfest 2016: Festival Announces Dates And Names Lydia Hearst Festival Ambasador

International horror filmmakers, the day is drawing near for one of the premiere horror film festivals in the U.S. Screamfest is happening in L.A. in an excellent time slot, leading right up to Halloween. The festival is taking submissions up... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, Curiouser And Curiouser

Six years ago, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland caught the early wave of the modern 3D era and became a big financial success, fairly demanding that a sequel would be forthcoming. Now the generally darker sequel has arrived, based on... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
 
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