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I AM A MONK Trailer: Discover The Secret Life Of A Young Japanese Abbot

I Am A Monk follows the trials and tribulations of Koen Shirakata, a 24-year-old man who becomes Abbot of Eifukuji temple, 57th of the 88 temples on Japan's notorious Shikoku Pilgrimage route. Based on actual events, the story is taken... More »

Bong Joon-ho Nabs Jake Gyllenhaal And More For New Monster Feature

Returning to the creature feature well after 2006's The Host, ace Korean director Bong Joon-ho's next film Okja (no English title as of yet) is gearing up for production early next year and a cast of big names is starting... More »
By Pierce Conran   

RIP Chantal Akerman, Pioneer Of Avant-Garde And Feminist Cinema

Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman has reportedly passed away in her home in Paris at the age of 65, according to multiple news sources. Akerman was at the forefront of the avant-garde film movement in Europe in the 1970s, pushing the... More »

Aruba 2015 Preview: Twitch's Top 10 Picks From One Happy Film Festival

The nickname for the island nation of Aruba is "One Happy Island". So one would think that that the folks behind the 2015 Aruba International Film Festival would want to follow suite and create what'd be considered One Happy Film... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Busan 2015 Review: BAD GUYS ALWAYS DIE Suffers A Slow Death

One of the more high profile among the many China-Korea collaborations being made these days, Bad Guys Always Die teams Taiwanese star Chen Bolin with top Korean actress Son Ye-jin in an action-comedy (leaning more towards the later) set on... More »
By Pierce Conran   

JUNE: Just Who Is The Goddess Aer?

L Gustavo Cooper's coming of rage flick June will be available on DVD and digital release tomorrow, October 6th. Over the past couple days we met two of the foster families who took June into their homes. But just who is this... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Reykjavik 2015 Review: SPARROWS Soars

Coming-of-age movies, like most easy-to-pigeonhole narrative genres, are tough things to get right. The structure is fraught with danger in the form of maudlin stereotypes that make the whole thing feel trite - the child-into-a-man tale that may be... More »
By Jason Gorber   

Busan 2015 Review: ALONE Winds Its Mystery Through The Backstreets Of Seoul

Four years after his experimental 3D shaman mystery Fish, Park Hong-min returns to BIFF with another singular work that offers one of the most compelling examinations of gentrification in Seoul. Alone follows a single character as he hops from one... More »
By Pierce Conran   

New York 2015 Review: MIA MADRE Is An Elegant And Deeply Personal Film

Nanni Moretti's latest film, Mia Madre, is elegant, understated, and discreetly moving. A personal, if not autobiographical film, Mia Madre chronicles the slow death of a filmmaker's mother as the director struggles to complete her movie. Moretti experienced the hospitalization... More »
By Teresa Nieman   

JUNE: Now It Is Time To Meet Former Foster Parents The Patels

L Gustavo Cooper's coming of rage flick June will be available on DVD and digital release on Tuesday, October 6th.  Yesterday we meet the Dywers, former foster parents who took June into their home. Today we meet another pair of foster parents,... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Busan 2015 Review: STEEL FLOWER Offers Wilted View Of Korean Youth

A year after Wild Flowers, Park Suk-young returns to the Busan International Film Festival with Steel Flower. Gritty, intimate and centering around a young girl lost in a harsh urban world, Park's latest kicks off on the same foot as... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Busan 2015 Review: REACH FOR THE SKY Goes There And Beyond

The last few BIFFs have each afforded us one great documentary (Non-Fiction Diary, Factory Complex), and 2015 proves to be no exception with the discovery of the timely Reach for the SKY, a compelling look at a common but disastrous... More »
By Pierce Conran   

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   

This Is Arrow Video's Happening, Man, And It Freaks Me Out! BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS Coming To Blu-ray

Arrow Video continues to bring the thunder with the astonishing announcement of a UK only Blu-ray release of Russ Meyer's big studio opus, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls!The UK distributor announced their January releases this morning, and while the... More »
By J Hurtado   

Film4 FrightFest Announces Their Halloween Event Lineup!

Hey London genre freaks! Do you need a jump start to the week leading up to Halloween? Well boy howdy do the folks at Film4 FrightFest have an event for you. The Film4 FrightFest Halloween Event happens on Friday, October 24th... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Busan 2015 Review: ORDINARY PEOPLE Offers Tired Gags In Familiar Situations

Three years after his debut Over and Over Again, director Kim Byung-june returns to Busan with a much livelier effort that strives to mixes social realism and situational crime comedy. Aping the lowbrow comic efforts of Korea's commercial realm, Ordinary... More »
By Pierce Conran   

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   
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