San Cristóbal De Las Casas 2015 Dispatch: Award Winners Announced

The first edition of the San Cristóbal De Las Casas festival has reached its end. It was a nice way to begin the year and a second edition seems to be a given, as pretty much each and every screening... More »
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: LA LA LA AT ROCK BOTTOM Sings A Cute Tune

(How a thug's head sometimes contains both rock and a hard place...) If director Nobuhiro Yamashita is going to be remembered for something, it will be his ability to keep things real, to tone down craziness to an acceptable level,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Slamdance 2015 Review: FEMALE PERVERT Cuts Cute With Gender Roles

Sex. We wouldn't be here without it. And we sure do like it. But who wants to talk about it? Especially all those particulars...Filmmaker Jiyoung Lee is ready to though, and her intelligent, equally charming and cheeky examination on female... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: THE WITCH Will Leave You Haunted And Impressed

Dark, brooding, and mysterious, The Witch is more parts drama than horror. But genre elements and a solid grounding in period source material will keep audiences engaged throughout the film's thrilling conclusion. Set in New England circa 1630 (well before... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Slamdance 2015 Review: RATTER, A New High Mark In Cyber-Suspense

Since the very beginning of the medium, cinema has been inextricably linked to voyeurism.For to see, we have to look. And sometimes that's in wrong or uncomfortable places. We are, as an audience -- at home, in the theater, sitting... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: Z FOR ZACHARIAH, A Deeply Affecting Near-Future Parable

The premise is beautiful in its elegant simplicity - a woman is left alone in a world that has befallen a catastrophe. Her solitude is interrupted when a man appears, unsettling her life and making radical changes to her... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: LISTEN TO ME MARLON, The Brando Doc Speaks Eloquently

In one of the more iconic moments in cinema history, Colonel Kurtz, played by Marlon Brando, is conversing with his would be assassin, played by Martin Sheen. They speak of life and betrayal, of duty and ideology. We see Brando... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Watch Shimizu's Complete NIGHTCRY Short And Support The Video Game!

It was about three weeks ago that we first wrote about NightCry, a new video game project from Clock Tower creator Kono Hifumi with The Grudge director Shimizu Takashi on board as a creative producer while also directing a short... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance 2015 Review: TIRED MOONLIGHT, An Effervescent, Enchanting Debut

Britni West's debut feature is sure to be the most enchanting feature at this year's Slamdance. An ode to small town America, every moment in West's film is is one of effervescent discovery, culling childhood wonder and adult wanderlust with... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: TANGERINE Pops With Verve And Vérité

On the streets of Los Angeles sunlight seems to move differently than in most places. It blazes, arching across the sky, like a banshee spreading its wings. From behind the wheel of your car, inching forward in the hellion-marked traffic... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

KNOCK KNOCK: Watch The Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth's Sundance Entry

Eli Roth released a Sundance teaser for his upcoming film Knock Knock on his Facebook page last night. Have a look. Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) is living the dream. Just look at his beautiful, successful wife, his two wonderful kids, and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

HANUMAN: YEAR OF THE MONKEY: Looking To Put Cambodia On The Action Cinema Map

Looking to make a name for itself on the international action scene the Cambodian action film Hanuman: Year of the Monkey opens in local cinemas on February 13th. And we would like to share with you the teaser, trailer and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

The Many Faces Of Joaquin Phoenix

Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice is doing its rounds West of the Atlantic, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam has scheduled the international premiere of the film for today. Dustin reviewed the film and enjoyed it lots, so what an... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE Is Flocking Marvelous

Aardman Studios return to the big screen in cracking form with another rip-roaring roller coaster of action, smart humour and lovable characters. Shaun The Sheep Movie promises to delight fans of all ages, and long-time aficionados of the studio's signature... More »
By James Marsh   
  

TURBO KID: You Know What This Clip Needs? Blades. And Fire!

As the Turbo Kid crew prepare to unleash their post-apocalyptic tale upon the audience at Sundance on Monday, January 26th, IGN released a clip from the film.  It shows Michael Ironside, as Zues, chewing up the scene and one of the writers/directors... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Kasey Lansdale Has POSTPARTUM, Watch The Teaser Now

For those arching an eyebrow at the name, yes. Kasey Lansdale is indeed the daughter of acclaimed author Joe R Lansdale and she takes a starring in role in Postpartum - the fourth short film directed by Izzy Lee in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

ANOTHER WORLD: Check Out The Trailer For The Israeli Zombie Film

We've been keeping our eye on Israeli director Eitan Reuven and his zombie apocalypse film Another World for quite some time now and with the film now complete and through its festival run a new poster and theatrical trailer have... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Kino Lorber to Give US Viewers A HARD DAY

One of last year's best Korean films, the thriller A Hard Day is finally going to find its way to American theaters after being picked up by Kino Lorber. The film will be released this summer before hitting the home... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

DEEP WEB: Watch The Trailer For Alex Winter's Cyber Documentary

As we have seen over the past couple months the internet is a wonderful thing. Somebody is hacking somebody else, making e-mails public, taking over web sites, shutting down entire networks. Yep, it is truly a wonderful place. All the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

GENTLE: Watch Dustin Nguyen In Vietnamese Dostoyevsky Adaptation

A selection of the 2014 Busan International Film Festival, Dustin Nguyen plays the lead in Le Van Kiet's Gentle - an adaptation of the Dostoyevsky short story of the same name. A dark drama revolving around a pawn shop owner... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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