Blu-ray Review: Bill Forsyth's THAT SINKING FEELING From The BFI

Before creating such classics of modern British Cinema as Gregory's Girl and Local Hero, Glaswegian filmmaker Bill Forsyth's debut feature was the 1979 gem That Sinking Feeling, about a gang of young chancers who look to make a quick buck... More »
  

First Shots From Ghibli's Upcoming WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

[Fourth UPDATE: Quad poster and third image added.]Studio Ghibli have released the first image from Yonebayashi Hiromasa's (The Secret World of Arriety) upcoming big screen adaptation of of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and it sure... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Teaser For Animated MONKEY KING RELOADED

Media Asia is producing its first English-language 3D animated film, called Monkey King Reloaded. Directed by Felix Ip and Paul Wang of Hong Kong-based Unicorn Studios, the former production team of the now-defunct Imagi Animation Studios that previously brought us... More »
By Al Young   
  

Miyazaki's CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO To Get Digitally Remastered Release

A new digitally remastered edition of The Castle of Cagliostro, famously as the first feature film to be directed by Studio Ghibli maestro Miyazaki Hayao, will be released on Japanese cinema screens on May 9th. This new transfer has been three... More »
  

Seasonal Ruminations: Melbourne Cinematheque And The Significant Magnificent Luis Bunuel

The original enfant terrible, Luis Buñuel, together with Salvador Dalí and poet Federico García Lorca formed the nucleus of the Spanish-Surrealist avant-garde, hoping to shock and insult the intellectual bourgeoisie.Melbourne Cinematheque is a sublime curated mix of auteur and period... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: Slinging Potatoes And Pills BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY

People have been trying to escape small towns since the existence of small towns. In fact, you could argue that The Garden of Eden, as perfect as it was, was the first small town, and Adam and Eve subconsciously wanted... More »
  

Poster And Trailer For UK Indie SciFi BEYOND

Due to have its world premiere as part of the SciFi London Festival later this week, the official poster and trailer for Tom Large and Joseph Baker's Beyond has arrived online.For a brief moment in history, the world stood still.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NYC Happenings: Mizoguchi Kenji Retro At MoMI Will Feature All His 30 Surviving Films

Museum of Moving Image will host the massive 30 films retrospective of Mizoguchi Kenji, one of the Big Three of Japanese cinema (along with Kurosawa Akira and and Ozu Yasujiro). Simply titled Mizoguchi, the retro will feature every surviving film... More »
  

Gritty Second Teaser For Icelandic Thriller CITY STATE 2

Icelandic director Olaf De Fleur returns to the scene of the crime with City State 2, the sequel to the surprise Icelandic hit which is currently slated to be remade in the US by James Mangold. The first was a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: HARDKOR DISKO Hides Shallow Critique Behind Luscious Visuals

"Be intense or be nothing", says one of the characters in Marcin Skonieczny's dazzling yet ultimately flavorless debut feature Hardkor Disko. Generalizations aside, it's merely a statement that aspires to characterize the youngest generation and its relation to the overpowering... More »
  

First Footage For Kitamura's LUPIN THE THIRD Unveiled!

Versus and Azumi director Kitamura Ryuhei's live action adaptation of the popular manga and anime series Lupin The Third is now in post-production. Filming took place in Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines and Hong Kong. The film tells the story of Lupin,... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Exclusive Trailer And Poster Premiere For Indie SciFi Horror EJECTA

There are reasons to fear the things that go bump in the night in Ejecta, the latest offering from indie Canadian genre film outfit Foresight Features (Septic Man, Exit Humanity, Monster Brawl). As with Septic Man the script here comes... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Mickle, Takahata and du Welz Headline Director's Fortnight Lineup

Sundance hits Whiplash and Cold In July along with Melbourne winner These Final Hours feature prominently in the lineup for this year's Director's Fortnight sidebar in Cannes, a selection that also includes the latest from Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata Isao... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey London! Zipangu Fest Returns With FRANK CHICKENS, GOOD WIFE And More!

Arguably the most unique and eclectic of film festivals in the UK to throw its focus on Japanese cinema, Zipangu Fest returns this 1st June, for an evening of weird and wonderful cinematic delights, curated and hosted by acclaimed Japanese... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Interview: Noah Buschel's GLASS CHIN

As the music starts and the first scene opens up in Noah Buschel's Glass Chin, you may think you're about to watch the newest version of Rocky what with the running boxer at dawn, dramatic theme score and all. The story,... More »
  

Yuasa Masaaki Directs ADVENTURE TIME!

Here are a couple of awesome worlds colliding: Mind Game director Yuasa Masaaki has directed an episode of Adventure Time and the results are every bit as odd as you might expect. Finn and Jake learn about the food chain... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Images From Kim Ki-duk 'Trauma Film' ONE ON ONE

When writing about Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk's upcoming One On One recently HanCinema referred to the picture as a 'trauma film'. And while I can't be certain whether they're quoting the director himself on that front or if they picked... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! BRAINGASM And ASMR

Who doesn't want a pleasurable tingling sensation to light up their brain?  The term "autonomous sensory meridian response" (ASMR) is marked by a pleasurable tingling sensation - a micro-platonic-orgasm - often felt in the head. This can be triggered by... More »
  

Check Out The Trailer For BEYOND: The First Horror Film Ever From Kyrgyzstan

Who's up for a bit of horror from Central Asia? Well, you've got it with the first trailer for Beyond (По ту сторону), the first ever horror film from Kyrgyzstan. As has been the case with first horror efforts from... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Small Country, Good Films. HOFF, The Genre Festival In Estonia, Announces Lineup

On the 24th of April, this year, the only genre film festival in the Baltic countries, Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HOFF) will start, opening with Adam Wingard's You're Next. Now, when the small festival has revealed it's line-up,... More »
  
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