Kickstart This! Support Social Causes And Good Ol' Fashion Gore In RETURN TO NUKE'M HIGH VOLUME 2

Purveyors of independent cinema and an American original, Troma Entertainment having been bringing their unique sense of cinematic spirit to festivals and screens around the world for over four decades now. And they are preparing to unleash their latest film,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE, A Melancholy Animated Mystery

Studio Ghibli and its catalogue of extraordinary animated films has been built on the back of two men: the creator of its most beloved characters and star of the studio, Miyazaki Hayao and the often over-looked, but no less talented,... More »
  

Review: ALOFT, The Tension Between Magic Realism And Harsh Reality

The sense of touch can be tricky to convey in film. A filmmaker must rely upon visually accurate information in order for the spectator to 'feel' the sensation. Touch is very prominent in director and writer Claudia Llosa's Aloft, how... More »
  

Cannes 2015 Review: Noé's LOVE Is Both Sticky and Sweet

Gaspar Noé. For some even the name sends shudders. Thoughts of the visually bombastic Enter the Void cause a kind of PTSD, and his Irreversable still haunts some 13 years on. The Argentine-born, France-based director occupies a unique and... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Cannes 2015 Review: Wrestling With THE ASSASSIN's Beautiful Nothing

The first thing that strikes you in The Assassin is the quiet. Hou Hsiao-Hsien's ruminative tone-poem, about a Tang Dynasty sell-sword tasked with killing kin, is a remarkably hushed affair. Be it dialogue, sound-effects or music, at no point does... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

SENSORIA: 108 Media Acquires Worldwide Rights For Swedish Chiller

ScreenDaily is reporting that the worldwide rights for Christian Hallman's Swedish chiller Sensoria have been acquired by Toronto-based outfit 108 Media. They are introducing the film to buyers at the Market in Cannes. After losing almost everything she cares for in... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Peter Sarsgaard In Talks To Take Villainous Lead

Variety is reporting that Peter Sarsgaard is in talks to take on the role of villain in Antonie Fuqua's interpretation of The Magnificent Seven. Sarsgaard will be joining Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Nofrio, Haley Bennett and Luke Grimes... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

COOTIES: Oh Look, Carnage, In First Trailer For The Horror Comedy

Having been reworked and beefed up after it's debut at Sundance last year, the current cut of the horror comedy Cooties most recently bowed at the Stanley Film Festival. Our Michele Galgana caught the 're-edited with added action at the end'... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Cannes 2015 Review: MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART Displays Creative Artistry But Flawed Vision

Director Jia Zhang-ke is a big fan of segmented narratives. His last film, A Touch of Sin, was an anthology of sorts tackling different stories surrounding the larger topic of the the modernization of Chinese culture. In his latest film,... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

COLOSSAL: Toho Breathes Fire Over Nacho Vigalondo - Anne Hathaway Lizard Pic

Legendary studio Toho, which has been bringing Godzilla to the big screen for decades, is suing Voltage Pictures over Colossal, citing infringement and a slew of other charges. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new film that would be directed... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: All We Have Are Our Bodies On FURY ROAD

In Mad Max: Fury Road, we get the great existentialist Western of our time. Save one character murmuring prayers in one shot to anyone who will listen, God is not in evidence. The movie is entirely bound up in human... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Cannes 2015 Market Report: THE MONK WHO FUCKED A LIMOUSINE AKA INDIA'S DAUGHTER, The Hideous Nature Of Bad Taste

The Cannes Film Market, or Marche du film, can be among the most vibrant and exciting part of the iconic festival's ancillary events. This is where filmmakers go to sell their wares, films are bought and sold for different territories,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Cannes 2015 Review: MADONNA, A Riveting Tale Of Sorrow And Redemption

Following her accomplished sophomore film, the absorbing high school revenge tale Pluto (2012), Shin Su-won returns in glorious fashion with the searing Madonna. Meticulous, layered and yet seemingly effortless, this rewarding tale of mingled sorrow and redemption should go a... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

BUNNY THE KILLER THING: Raven Banner Gets Worldwide Rights For NSFW Finnish Horror

There are times when you simply do not know what to say about a trailer. For instance, what can I say about the NSFW trailer for Finnish horror flick Bunny the Killer Thing? For chrissakes man! Don't watch this at work,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Latin Beat: PERLA And Pablo Larraín's EL CLUB, Watch Trailers For Upcoming Chilean Releases

Two local films will be opening in theaters in Chile over the next couple of weeks, according to Jaime Grijalba Gomez, our Santiago-based correspondent. Are they worthy of your time and attention? Let's take a closer look. ... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: DESAPARECER, A Jungle-Set Thriller That Raises The Bar

Desaparecer is Dorian Fernández-Moris' third film in two years. Moving away from the found footage horror format of his previous pictures, Cementerio General and Secreto Matusita, the director is now trying his hand at an action thriller, and despite some... More »
  

THE MIDNIGHT SWIM Trailer Emotes Unknown Fears

Sarah Adina Smith's debut feature, The Midnight Swim, is about the psychological ecosystem of three sisters during a visit to the family house on the lake. It subtly flirts with both the supernatural and the interpretation of captured (and being... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Cannes 2015 Review: MEDITERRANEA, A Humanist Masterclass On Society's Forgotten Few

Mediterranea is a powerful neorealist punch, so loaded with prescience, so relevant to our here and now, that it practically explodes off the screen. At one point in the film, a middle class family sits down to dinner and the father... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Q To Star As Satyajit Ray In Film Of PATHER PANCHALI Backstory

The Times of India today reported that Bengali filmmaker Q (Gandu, Tasher Desh) is preparing to play Satyajit Ray in a movie about the making of Ray's seminal work in Indian cinema, Pather Panchali. The film will center around Ray's struggle... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Have Your Say: What Is The Best Movie Car Ever?

Vehicular mayhem is very popular in the cinema again, with a new Mad Max film churning up clouds of dust. And that dust hardly had time to settle after Furious 7 passed by at great speed. Both films offer a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
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