THE ASSASSIN Leads Asian Film Awards With 9 Nominations

Nominations for the 10th Asian Film Awards were announced today in Hong Kong, and Hou Hsiao Hsien's wuxia drama The Assassin unsurprisingly leads the pack with 9 nominations. Appearing in the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Elizabeth Banks To Play Villain In POWER RANGERS Movie

Heh. This could be fun. THR's Heat Vision Blog is reporting that Elizabeth Banks will play the villain, Rita Repulsa, in the upcoming Power Rangers movie. She was originally portrayed by Japanese actress Soga Machiko in the Japanese series that found... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Kickstart This: An Urban Art Style Takes To The High Seas In PAINTED OCEANS

There are a lot of things that I love about this Kickstarter project, Painted Oceans. Visit the campaign page and have a look for yourself.One, I have always been a massive fan of graffiti and street art since I was... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: BEYOND SLEEP

One of the tasks Dutch high-school boys and girls need to conquer is finishing the dreaded Dutch "literature list", meaning they need to have read a certain number of famous Dutch books. One of the more often-used titles to put... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Raise Your Glass To The Theatrical Poster For AVA'S POSSESSIONS

Ava's Possessions comes out in cinemas and on VOD on March 4th. The theatrical poster was released yesterday, have a look. Ava Dobkins (Louisa Krause, Martha Marcy May Marlene) is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3 In Cinemas!

Hong Kong director Wong Jing has teamed up with Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau and Charles Heung from the original God Of Gamblers movies for the latest film in his popular From Vegas To Macau franchise. Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Springbok Cinema Review: THE ACTOR Transcends Its Existential Demons

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth."  - Oscar WildeThe Actor made my Springbok Cinema list for 2015, putting it among the very best South African... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Full Trailer For Stephen Chow's THE MERMAID Is Weirdly Serious ... And Not Very Good.

Whenever Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle director Stephen Chow releases a new film it's something of an event. One of the most beloved entertainers on the face of the planet, Chow has an enviable selection of truly great films... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Fantastic Proof Of Concept For French SciFi ICKERMAN

Remember the names of Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard, a French duo who work professionally under the name of Seth Ickerman. For while you may not know them know the talent the pair display is so overwhelmingly obvious that you're... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE ARDENNES: Watch The Trailer For Robin Pront's Striking Debut

Though it arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival with little fanfare, Belgian director Robin Pront's striking debut feature The Ardennes left as a major favorite for many of those lucky enough to catch it there, myself included. The story... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Meet THE LION WOMAN In First Trailer

Director Vibeke Idsøe delivers what appears to be a handsomely realized and very unusual period drama with The Lion Woman, which is exactly what it sounds like: The tale of a girl born with her body covered in hair.THE LION... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Lion On The Loose In Amsterdam! Check Out The First Images From Dick Maas' PREY

Dick Maas - the director of cult hits Amsterdamned, The Lift and Sint - is once again wreaking havoc on Amsterdam with his latest feature, Prey, and we've got the first images to share. No killer Santa or cursed elevators... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE AMBASSADOR Director Returns With True Crime Doc COLD CASE HAMMARSKJOLD

After building a name for himself as a documentary prankster par excellence with his features The Red Chapel - in which he posed as an experimental theater director to gain access to North Korea - and The Ambassador - in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: IL SOLENGO Speaks To The Heart Of Italian Culture

There is a side to Italian culture which, given the importance it has, receives far too little attention. Beyond the cop vs. mafia gun battles and the eccentric lives of Italian dilettantes, there lurks a mysterious, timeless figure: the contadino.... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Sundance 2016 Award Winners Announced

As Park City experiences its first substantial snowfall all week, The 2016 Sundance Film Festival comes to its penultimate day, capping off a morning and afternoon of movie watching with an awards ceremony for some of those very movies.Winners tonight... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: THE FITS, Or Maybe All Girls Are Magic

What makes a black girl fly? Is it her magic-- the frightful inheritance of her sex? Or is it illusory? (the shape of their hips in blue and gold sequins...) What makes a black girl fly? Is it her fear... More »
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: HISTORY'S FUTURE, A Shower Of Innumerable Atoms

There are few film festivals that manage to be as bold a stage for daring types of film as International Film Festival Rotterdam, and sometimes it almost feels as if there's something hard-wired into that city's forward-looking architecture that compels... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: LOWLIFE LOVE Is Crafty, Filthy And Bitter

In Uchida Eiji's new film Lowlife Love, we get a nasty peek at the underbelly of the Japanese independent film scene. These are not the indies with a low budget, these are the indies with no budget, often made by... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Hey, Toronto! Seijun Suzuki Retrospective Kicks Off Tomorrow With STORY OF A PROSTITUTE At The TIFF Bell Lightbox

Hey, Toronto! It's time to get your Suzuki on with twelve film retrospective Action, Anarchy And Audicity kicking off tomorrow at the TIFF Bell Lightbox with a screening of his Story Of A Prostitute.One of the true madmen of world... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer: Pawan Kumar Follows Up LUCIA By Making A U TURN

Indian filmmaker Pawan Kumar made a name for himself back in 2013 when he made the nation's first crowdfunded feature. That film, the Kannada language Lucia, was a trippy thriller about an insomniac who turns to a mysterious street drug... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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