MILE 22: Ronda Rousey And Iko Uwais In Peter Berg`s Action Film

There you were on Saturday night and you hardly had time to blink before MMA fighter and rising action star Ronda Rousey retained her bantamweight title. And it got you thinking, "Heck. I wonder what I have to do to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

French Film Festival 2015 Review: ELLE L'ADORE Keeps You Guessing, Until It Doesn't

Elle L'Adore is a curious first feature from former actress Jeanne Henry. It wastes no time getting into the grisly proceedings of an accidental homicide, but after the groundwork is laid out, the film practically crawls to a halt.Muriel (Sandrine... More »
  

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE`s Sullivan Stapleton To Star In Luc Besson's THE LAKE

Luc Besson has found his new action star according to a report over at Deadline. Sullivan Stapleton, the lucky bastard who went a couple rounds, some more exciting than others, with Eva Green in 300: Rise of an Empire has been... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Film Comment Selects 2015 Review: PHOENIX, A Masterful, Lean Film Noir

Christian Petzold (Ghosts, Barbara), perhaps one of the most gifted storytellers working in cinema today, strikes gold again with Phoenix, a Hitchcockian, postwar noir revenge flick. Clocking in at a very lean 98 minutes, the film revolves around a concentration camp survivor named... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Osaka 2015 Preview: Most Anticipated Movies

Beginning life in 2005 as the Korea Entertainment Film Festival, the Osaka Asian Film Festival broadened its outlook in its sophomore year to cover all East Asian cinema, quickly rising to become Japan's premier festival solely covering Asian film. Based... More »
  

Korean Box Office: British Invasion Shuts Out Local Films

Following the busy Lunar New Year holiday, admissions fell to 1.97 million over the weekend but the main victims were local films, which saw their market share plummet to 18.5%. In a surprise turn of events, it was the United... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Review: THE DEAL, A Serviceable But Generic Korean Revenge Thriller

Korea delivers yet another serviceable revenge thriller with The Deal, a well-oiled but overly familiar addition to the longstanding local genre staple. With young women violently murdered during downpours and Kim Sang-kyung once again playing a hapless detective at his... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Review: WILD CANARIES, An Effervescent Comic Murder Mystery, Both Retro And Modern

One of the most interesting forms of music sampling is what's known as the "mash-up." In some of the best and most creative examples of this practice - e.g. Danger Mouse's Grey Album (Jay Z's Black Album/Beatles' White Album) or... More »
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's A FERPECT CRIME!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a March 3rd screening of his A... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs Wants To Make STOLEN

When we at TwitchFilm were all making our 2014 year-end lists, I put an item in mine about Rhymes for Young Ghouls, and in particular about its lead actress Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs. About her, I wrote:"...the story introduces Aila, played... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

China Lion To Bring Andy Lau's LOST AND LOVE To N. America, Watch The Trailer

China Lion Film Distribution will release the Andy Lau drama Lost And Love in North America, Australia and New Zealand day-and-date with mainland China next month. Tackling the en vogue theme of child abduction, and based on real events, Lost... More »
By James Marsh   
  

TOKYO TRIBE Gets Gorgeous New Quad Poster, Trailer, Gallery For UK Release

Eureka! Entertainment is bringing Sono Sion's deliriously infectious rap battle epic Tokyo Tribe to screens across the UK and Eire on 8 May, and to support the release they have just unveiled a brand new quad poster for the film,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

FrightFest Glasgow 2015 Review: 88, Two Women, One Body

In British bingo, if the number 88 comes up, the caller will shout, "Two fat ladies!", as a conventional code for the two figures' pictographic appearance. Similarly the title of April Mullen's 88 represents a conundrum in need of decoding:... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ Trailer Secures Its Position As Most Controversial Film Of SXSW

A beautiful young actress dies and a group of drunken young men can't resist the chance to see the corpse of a woman they've idolized in the morgue and ... yep. It goes there. Selected as part of the Midnighters... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Nightmarish Vision Of Impending Parenthood In Özkan Aksular's MUNAFIK Teaser

A simple concept very well executed is what you get in the teaser for Özkan Aksular's upcoming Turkish horror film Munafik (Hypocrites). While it's hard to get too specific with English language information on the film - the never reliable... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Biplanes Battle In Turkey's SON MEKTUP

Biplanes swoop and spin, cannons pound away on war ships, guns blaze, heroes weep, and things are just generally epic sized in the teaser for Özhan Eren's upcoming Turkish war picture Son Mektup. Set during the Battle of Gallipoli in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AMERICAN SERIAL KILLER IN MANILA Teaser Will Have You Gushing For More

The title alone will have you stop whatever you're doing. The Philippines, for all its reputation for criminality and mayhem, has never been a haven for a particular sort of criminal, the serial killer. This specific fact seems to be... More »
By Oggs Cruz   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See 12 GOLDEN DUCKS In Cinemas!

Sandra Ng's Golden Chickensss was the top local film at last year's Chinese New Year box office in Hong Kong. This year, she reteams with director Matt Chow for another outrageous comedy - 12 Golden Ducks. Thanks to its distributor Magnum Films, we have... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Watch The Trailer For Creepy HKIFF Closer PORT OF CALL

Yesterday the full line-up for the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival was announced, and this year's closing film is a director's cut of Philip Yung's Port Of Call. The director's last film, May We Chat, was an impressive look... More »
By James Marsh   
  

BRAQEURS: Production Underway On Julien Leclercq's Crime Thriller

Production began earlier this month in France on Julien Leclercq's latest film, Braqeurs. It is his fourth film since his debut Chrysalis caught our eye back in 2007. Since Chrysalis he also directed The Assault and The Informant. Leclercq reunited with... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
 
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