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JUNE: Meet Her Former Foster Parents The Dwyers

L Gustavo Cooper's coming of rage flick June will be available on DVD and digital release on Tuesday, October 6th. Over the next couple of days we will share a couple of interview clips with former foster parent families where June... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto After Dark 2015: Camping, Woodland Creatures And The Supernatural Lead Second Wave Of Titles

We are only a couple weeks away from the tenth annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival. On Friday the festival announced the second half of titles for this year's lineup as well as the Canadian and International shorts. Leading the second... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Trailer: Kurt Russell Goes Cannibal Huntin' In BONE TOMAHAWK

Bone Tomahawk, directed by S. Craig Zahler, just bowed at Fantastic Fest with word on the street ranging from "A Kurt Russell cannibal western? Awesome!" to "A Kurt Russell cannibal western?"Ahead of its day-and-date stateside release on October 23rd, we've... More »
By Ben Umstead   

New York 2015 Interview: Miguel Gomes On The Epic ARABIAN NIGHTS

It was 3 years ago when I first met Miguel Gomes in a cramped office of New York's Film Forum. His third feature Tabu was a big international success and I was just discovering his fantastic films. But it was... More »
By Dustin Chang   

RETURN TO SENDER: Win A Copy Of This Rosamund Pike Thriller

The thriller Return To Sender, starring Rosamund Pike, came out on Blu-ray and DVD this past Tuesday. We are a bit late to the game but when it comes to free Rosamund Pike we did not think any of you... More »
By Andrew Mack   

TOKYO TRIBE: The NSFW Clip, Redder Than Most Red Band Clips

If you have had up to here with trying to assembleyour latest purchase from IKEA then perhaps you need to take a page from the home decorating catalog of Nkoi from Sono Sion's hip hop musical Tokyo Tribe. Nkoi (Kubozuka Yosuke)... More »
By Andrew Mack   

BONE TOMAHAWK: Listen To An Exclusive Track From The Score To The Kurt Russell Western

Kurt Russell stars in upcoming S Craig Zahler directed western Bone Tomahawk and with the film due to have its world premiere tonight at Fantastic Fest we've got an exclusive piece of he original score by Jeff Herriott and S... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch: Short Film TIME Takes A Different Look At Prison

When the words 'prison film' are thrown around we often have certain expectations about what that's going to be like: intense, violent, certainly uncomfortable, perhaps introspective and humanistic. This pendulum often swings hard to the left (The Shawshank Redemption) or... More »
By Ben Umstead   

FUCKKKYOUUU: Watch This Bizarre, Gorgeous, NSFW Trailer For Eddie Alcazar's Flying Lotus Short Film

Director Eddie Alcazar has teamed up with musical maverick Flying Lotus for his latest effort Fuckkkyouuu and with the film screening now at Fantastic Fest the first trailer has arrived online. And it is gorgeous, disturbing, and NSFW stuff.With the... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: GRIDLOCKED Kicks Ass And Takes No Prisoners

If you're looking for a movie with hyper-violence, well-choreographed ass kickings, and a lot of bloodshed, Gridlocked is your Huckleberry. Not to be confused with the great 1997 crime film Gridlock'd starring Tim Roth and the late Tupac Shakur, Gridlocked... More »
By Chase Whale   

Fantastic Fest 2015: Canfield Talks THE INVITATION With Director Karyn Kusama And Writer Phil Hay

Director Karyn Kusama and her husband and co-writer Phil Hay have constructed a masterful horror suspense film in The Invitation. The curious thing is that the woman behind the camera is so much less interested in genre than the film would... More »
By Dave Canfield   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: MAN VS. SNAKE, Cheering For The Champion Of An Unknown Game

What the heck is Nibbler? The opening scene of Man Vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler, a new documentary by Andy Seklir and Tim Kinzy, asks that question, which is pertinent because the movie is about several... More »
By Peter Martin   

BEEBA BOYS: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Deepa Mehta's Gangster Film

Deepa Mehta - the Oscar nominated director of Water and Midnight's Children - takes a turn into very different territory with her upcoming Beeba Boys, an often violent look at crime within the Indian community on Canada's west coast.Deepa Mehta... More »
By Todd Brown   

Festival Diary: Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Brings The Best Of Park City To Asia

Sundance is without doubt one of the best film festivals in the US right now, but for us over here in far-flung Asia, it is also one of the most frustrating. Due to the overwhelming number of smaller indie films... More »
By James Marsh   

Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Review: Only A Mother Could Love JAMES WHITE

The debut feature from Josh Mond, producer of Simon Killer and Martha Marcy May Marlene, is a tough coming-of-age tale featuring a couple of top-notch showboating performances. However, the desperate circumstances alone do not make for an engaging drama, and... More »
By James Marsh   

Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Review: SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME, Good With Reservations

The debut feature from Beijing-born Chloe Zhao focuses on the unlikely subject matter of adolescent Lakota indians in South Dakota. Beautifully photographed and confidently directed, Songs My Brothers Taught Me is a notable first film, marred only by a rather... More »
By James Marsh   

CAMINO: Check Out Jay Shaw's Poster Art For The Zoe Bell Starring Action Flick

Fresh from its world premiere at Fantastic Fest yesterday Twitch is happy to present the (typically) fantastic Jay Shaw created poster art for Josh Waller's Camino, with Zoe Bell and Nacho Vigalondo. Here's how I pitched the film in the... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2015: Nicolas Winding Refn's THE ACT OF SEEING On View

"The cycle jungle of hot steel and raw flesh!""Lovers caught in a dark tide of sinister TERROR!""Everything you might imagine is shown in this motion picture!"Loglines such as these recall the mostly lowbrow films of wildly varying quality which played... More »

Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Review: ADVANTAGEOUS, Underachieving Sci-Fi For Tiger Mums

Jennifer Phang's ambitious sci-fi drama presents some intriguing ideas about identity and sacrifice in a uniquely female context, but she invests her budget into the wrong elements, and is unable to fashion her final film into anything particularly engaging.In the... More »
By James Marsh   

Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Review: THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT Wields Significant Power

The events that went down at Jordan Hall in August 1971 have been recounted numerous times and inspired at least two films already - Oliver Hirschbiegel's excellent Das Experiment (2001) starring Moritz Bleibtreu and Paul Scheuring's American remake from 2010, starring... More »
By James Marsh   
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