Sundance 2015 Award Winners

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival came to the penultimate moment tonight with this year's awards ceremony, which saw big wins for festival faves Me, Earl And The Dying Girl and The Witch. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's tale of teenage cinephiles won both... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: THINGS OF THE AIMLESS WANDERER, A World-Class Stunner

To be absolutely mesmerized by a film, totally transfixed, is a rare happening in cinema, but should be the norm, right? Rwanda director Kivu Ruhorahoza's Things Of The Aimless Wanderer is just such a film, spectacular and ambitious in all... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2015 Exclusive Clip: Share The Joy Of CONCRETE LOVE

TwitchFilm is proud to present an exclusive clip from the Slamdance selected Concrete Love, a documentary by Maurizius Staerkle Drux about the Böhms, a renowned family of German architects in their third generation. The film is a marvel of filmmaking,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: ANGELS OF REVOLUTION, Soviet Avant-gardists Unite

Ethno-omnibus The Celestial Wives of Meadow Mari by Russian filmmaker Aleksei Fedorchenko, a witty and original wanderlust throughout the folklore peculiarities of the Meadow Mari people, a group considered to be last pagans in Europe, was one of the... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

GODDESS OF LOVE: Trailer Premiere For Jon Knautz's Erotic Psycho Sexual Thriller

After making his debut with horror-comedy hybrid Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer director Jon Knautz heads into much darker territory with his third feature, the erotic thriller Goddess Of Love.Says Knautz about this tale of a dancer turning on her lover... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive First Look At Deepa Mehta's BEEBA BOYS

Long - and rightfully - regarded as one of Canada's absolute finest arthouse auteurs, Deepa Mehta is charting new ground with her latest effort. Basing her story around the real life criminal gang culture in second and third generation Indian... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check The Trailer For Borja Cobeaga's San Sebastian Winner NEGOCIADOR (NEGOTIATOR)

Basque writer-director Borja Cobeaga is having himself quite a year. First out of the gate he served as a co-writer on Spanish Affair, a little comedy that became the top grossing Spanish film of all time on its 2014 release.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Beware The SAMURAI OF THE DEAD!

Yes, Watanabe Kazushi's Samurai Of The Dead is exactly what it promises on the tin: Equal parts period samurai film and zombie hack and slash. Literally. It's kind of surprising this hasn't been done more often, really, as it seems... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE SHAMER'S DAUGHTER: Watch The Full Trailer For The Danish Fantasy

Highly anticipated Danish fantasy The Shamer's Daughter hits Nordic screens in March with a heap of expectations upon the Anders Thomas Jensen scripted adaptation of Lene Kaaberbol's hugely popular young adult fantasy novels. Will this be some sort of regional... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Shine Like A Diamond: GIRLHOOD Director Céline Sciamma Interview

With two very lovely coming of age films (Water Lilies and Tomboy) under her belt, Céline Sciamma charts a new, yet still familiar, territory with her most accomplished film to date, Girlhood. Unlike her previous films, Girlhood stars all black... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Review: CASA AMOR: EXCLUSIVE FOR LADIES, But Really Just A Man's World

Every so often, Korean cinema presents us with a new film, filled with the promise of titillating erotica. Invariably, these turn out to be rather chaste affairs and Casa Amor: Exclusive for Ladies (the original title of which is Working... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

All Aboard! SNOWPIERCER Sex Spoof Coming This Year

The most well known Korean film of the last few years is coming back to screens, reimagined as an erotic parody. Bong Man-dae, the director of Cinderella (2006) and Playboy Bong (2013), though most well known as a purveyor of... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2015 Opening And Closing Films Announced

The Osaka Asian Film Festival, which runs from March 6th through to the 15th, has announced its opening and closing films as Asleep and Ode to My Father. Receiving its World Premier, Japan's own Asleep comes from Hoshikageno Waltz and... More »
  

Sandra Ng Rings In The Lunar New Year In Saucy 12 GOLDEN DUCKS Trailer

Hong Kong's leading comedienne Sandra Ng re-teams with Golden Chicken writer-turned-director Matt Chow for the Lunar New Year comedy 12 Golden Ducks. Money and gold are always associated with this auspicious festival, while duck is Cantonese slang for male prostitute... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Slamdance 2015 Review: YOSEMITE Beautifully Captures The Fearful Majesty Of Boyhood

What is it about childhood that makes us adults so wary of who we once were? Perhaps it is that great fear of the unknown, a shadow, a whisper of adulthood that scares us as children into submission of these... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Dallas Gets Its Own South Asian Film Festival

Texas is not just for cowboys anymore. The first Dallas-Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival (DFW SAFF) is coming next month. Described as the "first-ever festival of South Asian independent cinema in North Texas," the event will be held at... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: HOURLY HUSBAND, A Low-Brow Comedy About Midlife Relationships

The Czech comedy Hourly Husband, a feature debut by Tomáš Svoboda, who comes from a theatre environment, falls into the niche of easy-going comedies designed after a rather folksy blueprint. Hourly Husband addresses the very particular issues of a very particular... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: AS THE GODS WILL Leaves You Gasping For More

(Putting the Fear of God into someone was never taken as literally as here...) Miike Takashi must, by now, be the most experienced director in the world in several genres, especially if those genres are vaguely defined as "gory and... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Teaser For French Fantasy CASSANDRA Promises Great Things

I've long been of the opinion that sword and sorcery type films are the absolute hardest to get right. Slip on the tone or the look just the tiniest little bit and things can go off the rails so very,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

CHASUKE'S JOURNEY: Check The First Images From Sabu's Berlin-Selected Latest

Prolific Japanese director Sabu teams up with Kitano Takeshi's Office Kitano for his latest effort, an adaptation of his own novel Ten No Chasuke - known simply in English as Chasuke's Journey.In the afterlife, busy playwrights are writing scenarios for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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