Review: ELSTREE 1976 Presents The Human Side Behind A Space Opera

Hundreds of actors work on a film production but only a phenomenon as huge and unique as Star Wars really make fans interested in basically every single one of them, including the extras and the masked performers. This real fascination... More »
  

Crowdfund This: THE ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY, An R Rated Animated Movie From UGLY AMERICANS Creators

Well, glory to God in the highest, He's about to appear in an R-Rated cartoon from the same folks that brought us Ugly Americans, Superjail, Wonder Showzen, Golan the Insatiable, Golden Age, and The Jellies. We couldn't be happier to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE HEXECUTIONERS Coming To The UK Later This Month

Studio Canal is releasing Jesse Thomas Cook's rural horror film The Hexecutioners in the UK later this month. Given the island nation’s running history with rural horror flick we believe this is right up the UK’s alley. We would like... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: PHANTOM OF THE THEATRE, A Movie Plagued By Ghosts

Elegantly mounted and gorgeously shot, Phantom of the Theatre is a stuffy ghost story from China that fails to be as haunting as its premise. Borrowing elements from Phantom of the Opera, the new film is set in Shanghai in... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: BELLADONNA OF SADNESS, A Spellbinding Work Of Carnal Beauty

Yamamoto Eiichi's long forgotten work of erotic fantasy, 1973's Belladonna of Sadness, is an unforgettable cinematic experience that has no equal, even all these years later. This project, the last film in a trilogy produced by manga legend Tezuka Osamu... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

HUNTING THE LEGEND PART II Heads Into Production With A New Angle

Justin Steeley is returning to the backwoods of Alabama to look for Sasquatches. The multi-hyphenate filmmaker wrote us to say that he is prepping the followup to his 2014 found footage flick Hunting the Legend. According to the footage from... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: DHEEPAN, Behind The Immigrant Experience, A Rich And Provocative Story

It begins with chaos: shouting voices calling out in alarm, a cacophony of sound, and a flourish of a camera moving through a thick crowd. It ends with similar sounds and a similar shot, one far less sinister and disconcerting.... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Hypnotic & Freaky International Trailer For Park Chan-wook's THE HANDMAIDEN

We've already seen a few promos for Park Chan-wook's Cannes-bound The Handmaiden but this new international trailer really delivers the goods. Hypnotic, weird and gorgeous, the film looks to offer what we love about the flimmaker's style in spades, but... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Exclusive PHANTOM OF THE THEATRE Clip: Mirrors Can Be Spooky

Creepy! Our exclusive clip from Phantom of the Theatre reminds me of Nietzsche's witticism: "If you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." Or, perhaps more to the point, the warning in Candyman about... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Hot Docs 2016 Review: HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE Beautifully Mixes Craft And Emotion

The famous Serenity Prayer of american theologian Reinhold Niebuhr is as follows:  "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Jay... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Seattle Int'l Film Fest Announces Massive 2016 Lineup

The Seattle International Film Fest is just about the biggest film festival around, with a whopping 421 films across the 25-day fest from May 19-June 21. The festival is so big they can't even list all of the movies in... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Hey Disney, We Need To Talk About The Shitty Experience Your Release Strategy Is Giving Your Customers

What I'll be describing today might genuinely deserve a spoiler warning, even though everything I'll mention is currently well within the public sphere, freely available for anyone who hasn't seen Captain America: Civil War to discover. That group includes me:... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Exclusive Poster Debut: Michel Gondry's MICROBE & GASOLINE

If you ask me, every road-trip movie should have a poster as gorgeous as this one for Microbe & Gasoline. We're pleased to present its exclusive debut. Here's the brilliantly brief official description: Written and directed by Michel Gondry, this... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Hey Australia! Win 1 Of 5 Double Passes For Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now

Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now is a new annual film festival in Australia that features a curated program of independent films, designed to showcase the past, present and future of independent cinema from the US.    The festival will showcase... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Pretty Packaging: Anime Ltd.'s TERROR IN RESONANCE Is Da Bomb

In its ten years of existence, the Noitamina slot in the Japanese television station Fuji Broadcasting's schedule has held many a great series. Aimed at older audiences, these series tend to differ from the regular commercial barrage of mecha, high-school... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Mass Panic On The TRAIN TO BUSAN! Check Out The Teaser For The KING OF PIGS Director's Live Action Debut!

Korea's Yeon Sang-ho burst on to the world cinema scene back in 2011 with his Director's Fortnight selected animated feature King Of Pigs. And Yeon turned heads not just for the fact that he was directing animation in Korea -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NYC Happenings: New York African Film Festival Celebrates Its 23rd Year!

Once again, highlighting the continent's best and the brightest, New York African Film Festival will present 25 feature-length films and 27 short films from 26 countries, bringing another thrilling and multifaceted selection of African films from the continent and the... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

THE STYLIST Debuts Teaser & Poster

Jill "Sixx Tape" Gevargizian's fifth short film (following Grammy, Call Girl and the Soska Blood Drive PSAs The Luhrmanns and Police Brutality) The Sylist stars Najarra Townsend (Contracted, Substance) and Jennifer Plas (The unReal Housewives of Kansas City). They say... More »
  

TANK 432: Check The Trailer And Poster For Wheatley Produced Thriller

Kill List and High Rise director Ben Wheatley takes on an executive producer role for upcoming UK thriller Tank 432 from director Nick Gillespie. Gillespie and Wheatley's relationship is a long one with Gillespie having served as part of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Frontières@Cannes: Announces Goes To Cannes Work-In-Progress Line-up

As the Frontières Global Domination Tour of 2016 carries on, having already conquered Brussels once again, market director Lindsay Peters and her team are preparing to invade Cannes in a couple weeks. Frontières recently announced a new partnership with the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
 
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