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XLrator Media And Industryworks Studios To Distribute Three Action/Thrillers Globally

XLrator Media continues to reach agreements with production studios to ensure a steady flow of genre cinema from all subgenres in the coming years. Previously they announced partnerships with RNR Entertainment to release action films and with New Artists Alliance... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TAXIDERMIA Director Prepping Stanislaw Lem's HIS MASTER'S VOICE

The world is about to get a little bit stranger and I could not be more excited. Taxidermia, Free Fall and Hukkle director Gyorgy Palfi has won an intensely loyal cadre of fans around the globe with his work to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

VIGILANTE DIARIES: Check Out This Gallery Of Images From The Action Flick

Christian Sesma's upcoming action flick Vigilante Diaries hits cinemas and iTunes on June 24th. It will be quickly followed up by On Demand, DVD and Blu-ray on July 5th.    We have been given a massive collection of key set... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Details on Jennifer Kent's Colonial Nightmare NIGHTINGALE

After rounding up award after award on the festival circuit, and a solid international commercial release, how is Jennifer Kent following up her hit horror picture, The Babadook?  According to a lovely interview done by Monica Tan at The Guardian,... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Palahniuk's LULLABY Headed To The Big Screen

Chuck Palahniuk´s Lullaby is poised to become his latest work to hit the big screen with a  crowd-funding campaign eyeing to raise at least $250 000 to see the world´s unlikeliest serial killer on the screen. Lullaby - written to... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Abhishek Chaubey's UDTA PUNJAB Refused Certification By Indian Censor Board

Abhishek Chaubey's (Ishquiya, Dedh Ishquiya) Udta Punjab has been refused certification by the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) in India, meaning it cannot be released to theaters as it now exists. The film is Chaubey's exploration of the out... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Kristina Klebe Anchors The International Cast Of Guilherme de Almeida Prado's ODRADEK

Over the past few years we've witnessed Brazil's Fantaspoa Festival move into the production film with increasing confidence and it appears very much as though their latest effort will propel them to an entirely new level. Partnering with Argentina's Boikot... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TEN: THE SECRET MISSION Turns Bikini Models Badass In New International Trailer

The fight against international terrorism has a new weapon in Helfi Kardit's Ten: The Secret Mission. Or, rather, it has ten of them in the form of the ten models recruited by a secret government organization to become an anti-terror... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

VINTAGE BLOOD: Watch Award-Winning Horror-Comedy Short

Oh, the vintage shop; place of untold treasures, unusual trinkets, and the occasional haunted ouija board that might make you attempt to commit murder. Abigail Blackmore's wonderfully clever and funny short Vintage Blood takes us inside just such a shop.... More »
  

NAFF It Project 2016 Official Selection Revealed In Record Year For Submissions

Today saw the announcement of this year’s NAFF It Project Official Selection, with a record 238 submissions from 27 countries vying for one of 16 places.   The Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) runs alongside the Bucheon International Fantastic... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Crowdfund This: Jan Švankmajer's Farewell Feature

Czech surrealist and legendary filmmaker Jan Švankmajer´s is bracing for Insects, a project that will be his last feature film. The project got stalled a bit being announced as in development as early as 2011 (with the premiere date set... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Transylvania Film Fest 2016 Preview: Beasts, Sono And No Limit

The 15th edition of Transylvania International Film Festival will kick-off May 27 in the second most populous city in Romania. The festival´s artistic director Mihai Chirilov programmed a thematic section called "#Animal". He explained: "The idea of a cine-zoo at... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Rooftop Films 2016 Review: "This is What We Mean By Short Films," A Wealth of Miniature Gems

Rooftop Films Summer Series 2016 got off to a great start with their opening night presentation, “This is What We Mean By Short Films,” an eclectic and incredibly accomplished selection of shorts, some of which had their New York premieres... More »
  

Review: CHEVALIER, Men In Competition

Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari is seen as an important part of the current Greek "Weird Wave" of cinema. She produced several of Yorgos Lanthimos' films like Dogtooth, and he helped produce (and acted in) her previous film Attenberg. But... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: THE ONES BELOW, Beware The Kindness Of Neighbors

Properly moody, The Ones Below brews up a strong cup of neighborly paranoia. It's a familiar story. Kate (Clémence Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) live in a lovely flat in a lovely building in a lovely London suburb. Kate... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: ELLE, A Sordid, Provocative Masterwork

Paul Verhoeven is one of the more unique directors in cinema history. As perhaps the most famous Dutch auteur, he's gone from ribald little European films to the biggest of Hollywood bangs, incorporating his unique wit, visual sense and narrative... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Fantaspoa 2016 Interview: Brian Trenchard-Smith On TURKEY SHOOT And DEAD END DRIVE-IN

Fantaspoa’s tradition of paying homage to living legends of genre cinema, such as Lloyd Kaufman, Richard Stanley and Fabio Frizzi, continues in 2016 with a mini retrospective dedicated to fearless filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith, key figure of the so-called Ozploitation subgenre.... More »
  

Exclusive Trailer for THE LIGHTHOUSE: The Sea And The Madness

I love horror films that are set in the past, before mobile phones, internet, even before cars; the more isolated, the better, without the distraction of modern life interrupting what makes us truly afraid. When all you have is other... More »
  

Trailer: Salman Khan Wrestles With Fate In SULTAN

Salman Khan is back on the big screen this Eid with his new film Sultan. Sultan tells the story of a washed up wrestler fighting for redemption. It's the kind of comeback story that Hollywood has filmed a million times,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Upcoming Blu-ray Releases: Two More Kitano Classics By Third Window Films

Earlier this year, UK- distributor Third Window Films released three films by writer/actor/director Kitano Takeshi, and these turned out to be pretty awesome. For starters, each of these had distinctive yet aligned new cover art. Well, if you were a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
 
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