Tribeca 2014 Review: TIME IS ILLMATIC, An Illuminating Look Back at the Creation of a Hip-Hop Classic

This year's Tribeca Film Festival got off to a rousing start with the screening (and accompanying concert by its subject) of Time is Illmatic, a documentary by multimedia artist One9 about the making of Nas' immensely influential 1994 debut album... More »
  

A HARD DAY: Check The Subtitled Trailer For The Cannes Selected, Deliciously Dark Korean Thriller

Selected to screen as part of the Director's Fortnight sidebar in Cannes, director Kim Seoung-hun's ultra darkly comic thriller A Hard Day has released an English subtitled trailer and it's not hard at all to see what got the Fortnight... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: BLUE RUIN, Or, Revenge Is A Pain In The Ass

Besides the fact that I doubt we'll see a more deft, thrilling genre film this year, I'm very pleased that Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin addresses a number of issues that revenge films have been overlooking for decades. For example, after... More »
  

Battling Marxists, Feminists And Communist Ninjas To Keep The World Safe For Fascism! Check The CAPTAIN FALCON Trailer Now!

Fear not, faithful Fascists!In a world gone mad with opportunity for all and equal rights for women one man is standing up for you! The Captain is coming! Yes, Joao Leitao's action comedy Captain Falcon (Capitao Falcao) continues to wend... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: LOCKE, An Ingenious Thriller

British second time director Steven Knight brings an ingenious thriller of 84 minutes in length solely shot in one location; the inside of a car. Its name: Locke. Welsh construction manager Ivan Locke, played by Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight,... More »
  

Sitges 2014 to Open with [REC]4: APOCALYPSE: Watch The New Trailer!

Director Jaume Balagueró was on hand today at the Sitges Film Festival press conference, to present the first trailer for the last film in the [REC] franchise. [REC]4: Apocalypse is set to open the festival, which will run October 3rd -... More »
  

Dark Czech Comedy KRASNO Taps Into A Coen Vibe

Though recent Czech comedies have generally been of the very light and crowd pleasing variety it appears that writer / director / star Ondrej Sokol has a little something else up his sleeve with Krasno, a dark comedy steeped in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Blu-ray Review: BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL, A Pin-Up Girl As Feminist Icon

How is it possible that an American figure model who ended her career more than 50 years ago continues to be so influential upon today's popular culture? Mark Mori's Bettie Page Reveals All makes the case that the subject of... More »
  

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 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   
  

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   
  

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   
  

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   
  

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 »
  

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   
  

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 »
  

Check The Trailer For Korean POINT BLANK Remake THE TARGET

An official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, where it will screen in an out of competition slot, single named Korean helmer Chang remakes Fred Cavaye's French action flick Point Blank with The Target.Once a skilled mercenary, Yeo-hoon now leads... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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