MELBOURNE, THE BOY AND THE WORLD Win at Cairo 2014

The Iranian film Melbourne was awarded the Golden Pyramid for Best Picture at the Cairo International Film Festival this past Tuesday. I was lucky enough to attend the festival for this first time this year; besides having an excellent programming... More »
  

Review: V/H/S VIRAL Delivers Another Mixed Bag Of Horror

V/H/S brought us stories from Ti West, Adam Wingard, Glen McQuaid, and Joe Swanberg, among others. V/H/S 2 gave us far superior films from Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto, Gregg Hale and Eduardo Sanchez, Jason Eisener, Simon Barrett, and Adam... More »
  

Fabulous Full Trailer For Vietnamese Horror CHUNG CU

Back when the first teaser for Van M Pham's Chung Cu arrived in October we commented on how the director had managed what felt like a sort of throwback to the wave of top tier Asian horror that included Ringu,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS: Watch Trailer, See Poster, Note Release Dates

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a documentary that gives us a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the famed animation house Studio Ghibli. There is a new trailer for the upcoming theatrical and VOD release, as well as... More »
  

Cairo 2014 Review: MELBOURNE, An Intense Domestic Suspense

One of the most gripping films I've seen in ages, Nima Javidi's fiction feature debut Melbourne just won the Golden Pyramid for Best Film at the Cairo International Film Festival, and deservedly so. It proves that you don't need an... More »
  

Character Posters For Live Action ATTACK ON TITAN

After keeping Attack On Titan fans eagerly anticipating in the dark for months since word on Shinji Higuchi's upcoming live action film adaptation first broke out, Toho has finally announced the cast line-up to the Japanese media, along with revealing... More »
By Al Young   
  

SON OF A GUN: First Trailer For The Gritty Ewan McGregor Heist Picture Looks Flat Out Fantastic

Given the early success of Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave it's really somewhat surprising that star Ewan McGregor has largely stayed away from like minded criminal fare through his career. There have been blips here and there, sure, but it's a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

What Remake? More Of The Original LUTHER On The Way ...

Never say never, right? Ever since the most recent episodes of Idris Elba starring UK crime drama Luther aired on the BBC official word has been consistent: There may be a Luther feature, there may be a spinoff devoted to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NYC Happenings: The New York Korean Film Festival 2014 Makes a Welcome Return

The great folks at Subway Cinema, besides bringing us the New York Asian Film Festival each summer, do a great job showcasing the best of classic and contemporary Asian cinemas throughout the year, from special screenings of new films... More »
  

Cairo 2014 Review: JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING, The Poetry of Work

While many factory jobs have moved to countries like Mexico or China, Canada still has its fair share of manufacturing. Most of us probably don't think about where many of our goods come from, or the difficult and often... More »
  

The Stack: Canfield Talks OBVIOUS CHILD, 70s Horror JENNIFER And Dark, Daffy LFO

Welcome back to The Stack! Dave Canfield here comin' at ya with more home entertainment goodness. First up from the good folks at Kino Lorber is the nearly forgotten Carrie (1976) knock-off Jennifer (1978), which even used the tag line, "...makes... More »
  

Morbido Fest 2014 Review: TEKUANI THE GOLDEN GOD, A Psychological Drama With Supernatural Overtones

In the Mexican film Tekuani: The Golden God (aka Tekuani, The Guardian) three friends who work together as independent rescue workers are having a rough go of it. They help people who are trapped underground or in remote regions of... More »
  

Third I 2014 Review: TITLI Watches The Ugly Caterpillar Emerge From Its Cocoon

Titli. In Hindi it means butterfly. A feminine sounding word, Titli is also the name of the lead character in director Kanu Behl's debut feature film, and an appropriate name it is. Titli is the story of a man struggling to... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

First Trailer For THE CROSSING: PART 1, John Woo's Romantic Epic

Director John Woo returns in true Titanic fashion with his most ambitious film project since the war epic Red Cliff in 2008. Judging by the first trailer for the two-part period drama The Crossing, it seems he spared no expense to bring his... More »
By Al Young   
  

New US Trailer For GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Rocks Out

Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur exploded onto the international film scene with a Cannes 2012 premiere that garnered a cascade of superlatives and wound its way around the Earth to finally land a proper US release beginning on January 16,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Los Cabos 2014 Review: THULETUVALU Showcases The Consequences Of Global Warming

The documentary ThuleTuvalu is here to connect the Pacific Ocean island Tuvalu with the small town of Thule in northern Greenland. Never as visceral as the doc Leviathan, though still quite graphic, Matthias von Gunten's effort firstly exposes the world... More »
  

MONSTER Director To Remake Norwegian Film JACKPOT

Patty Jenkins, best known as the writer and director of the Charlize Theron-led film Monster, will helm the English-language remake of the Norwegian action-comedy Jackpot. According to THR, the script is being written by David Callaham, who wrote the first Expendables film, as... More »
  

Disaster Strikes In Teaser For Roar Uthaug's THE WAVE

If the idea of a tsunami causing destruction in a Norwegian fjord seems outlandish to you ... well, it's happened before. It was in 1934 that a massive wave spread destruction along the Tafjord after a massive landslide triggered a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fox Developing US Remake Of BBC Cop Drama LUTHER, But Who Will Play The Title Role?

Can there really be Luther without Idris Elba? That's the only question that really matters in response to word that Fox is developing a remake of the hit BBC cop thriller with series creator Neil Cross currently writing a US... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AFRIFF 2014 Review: COZ OV MONI 2 Is A Ridiculously Good Time

Several days on from screening Ghanaian musical duo FOKN Bois' Coz Ov Moni 2: Fokn Revenge - a film they bill as "the world's second first pidgen musical" - I am left with one certainty and one question. The certainty?... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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