Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist Includes IDA, LEVIATHAN, FORCE MAJEURE And A Few Surprises

The Academy has released its shortlist of nine candidates still eligible for this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, which includes surprise inclusions from Estonia, Georgia and Venezuela, as well as more widely praised offerings from Argentina, Poland, Russia and... More »
  

Daniel Wu To Star In AMC's BADLANDS

Deadline is reporting that American-born Chinese superstar Daniel Wu (Overheard, That Demon Within, Don't Go Breaking My Heart) has signed on to star in and serve as executive producer on AMC's new drama series Badlands. Based loosely on the classic... More »
  

Review: LOCAL GOD, Surreal Horror Of The Creative Process

In his first feature film The Silent House, director Gustavo Hernández told a familiar haunted house story in a unfamiliar way, by shooting it in a single take. For his second feature, Local God, he again approaches a familiar... More »
  

Review: Rajkumar Hirani's PK Ticks All The Right Bollywood Boxes

It's been five years since Bollywood blockbuster specialist Rajkumar Hirani destroyed box office records and made international waves with 3 Idiots. That film, with the help of an endearing lead performance from 40 something Aamir Khan as a college student,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Scary Movies: Episode 6 Includes SHOCK WAVES, PROM NIGHT, And More

Welcome back to The Stack! While I'm doing gift guide episodes, I also need to do one or two regular episodes covering the other stuff that pours into ye olde office. But the truth is that all of this stuff... More »
  

THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE: Check Out The Key Art And Stills Gallery

The Atticus Institute will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on January 20th, 2015. We have the key art and a fresh batch of stills from the horror film to share with you, so you know what to keep an... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Robin Williams

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the releases of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and especially The Interview, you'd almost forget there are more films opening wide in the West. This week, A Night at the Museum: Secret of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Meeting The Criterion: Criterion Christmas #6 IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD MAD WORLD

It's a Criterion Christmas! I'll be using Meeting the Criterion as a convenient way of reminding you of many of the Criterion Collection's great releases from the past year. Whether your Criterion Collection is organized by spine number, title or... More »
  

Trailer Alert! Tsui Hark's THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN Opening In US On January 2

The Taking of Tiger Mountain, the latest film from the iconic Tsui Hark, has found distribution in the USA through Well Go USA. The deal, brokered within the last few days, puts the film on US screens in record time... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Our First Look At Jessica Chastain In Del Toro's CRIMSON PEAK

Why, hello there Jessica Chastain. What a lovely and dark dress you have on. It complements the creepy stairwell you are standing in wonderfully. According to a report over at Indiewire this is our first look at Chastain as Lady Lucille... More »
  

Malaysia's 3 DOORS OF HORRORS Returns With A Trio Of New Shorts!

James Lee is back at it, the prolific Malaysian director this time putting on his producers hat for the return of 3 Doors Of Horrors. This is the second go around for the concept, a collection of three microbudget horror... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Dear Everyone Piling On Sony For Cancelling THE INTERVIEW: The Problem Is Us

Right, this will be short and sweet:In the past day there has been much hand wringing and wailing over free speech being dictated to and curtailed by hackers and terrorists. How could Sony be so weak and cowardly, etc etc... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2015: Exclusive BOB AND THE TREES Clip

Set to enjoy its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the Next section, Bob and the Trees stars Bob Tarasuk in the title role, and we've got an exclusive clip to give a taste of what's to... More »
  

Review: NATURAL DISASTERS (Desastres Naturales), A Funny Political Film About Students And Teachers

It's not usual to find a director under the age of 25 who actually promises not only a style but also an attitude towards the filmmaking space that he inhabits. That is the case of Chilean director Bernardo Quesney, who with... More »
  

The I (ஐ) Trailer: Prepare For The Most Incredible Two Minutes Of Your Week

You've never seen anything like this.From the director of Robot comes I (ஐ), a love story wrapped in some of the most amazingly off the chart visuals I've ever seen.I don't speak Tamil, and I feel as though I've said... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Belgian Bikers Bash Heads In Trailer For BOWLING BALLS

Director Mark Punt delivers something a little bit different from Belgium with his brand new Bowling Balls: A slapstick biker action comedy. With Belgium an increasingly major player on the international arthouse circuit it's certainly not the sort of thing... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY: Peter Strickland's Latest Releases A Hypnotic Trailer

Director Peter Strickland turned heads amongst cult film circles with his Berberian Sound Studio, a lushly realized tip of the hat to the classic giallo styles of the 1970s that honored the past while also working in Strickland's own unique... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: WINTER SLEEP, What Does It Mean To Be 'Good'?

Nuri Bilge Ceylan trained as a photographer and has mined the expressive terrain of his native Anatolia to great effect throughout his career. As a director, he has used the landscape not simply as a backdrop, but often as an... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Review: MR. TURNER, A Film That Loses Its Focus

Mike Leigh's latest offering lustfully tackles the life, work and loves of Joseph Mallord William Turner, the legendary 19th Century British artist whose landscape paintings are revered around the world. Mr. Turner is a carefully constructed film, part performance piece... More »
  

JOSEPH'S REEL: Check The Gorgeous Teaser For The 35mm Short!

Fans of film shot on actual film - and those flummoxed as to what all the nostalgia is about - here's a little something to cast your eye on, a short film titled Joseph's Reel from director Michael Lavers and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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