THE RED TURTLE: Watch The First Trailer For The Ghibli Produced Animated Film

Fresh from its premiere in Cannes - you can read Ryland Aldrich's review of the film here - the first trailer for Dudok de Wit's The Red Turtle has arrived online and it's not hard at all to see why... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: THE NEON DEMON, A Dark, Seductive Symphony

If beauty is fleeting, is there anything more precious than protecting it while it lasts? If all you have going for yourself is the outer shell, to what lengths would you go to in order to keep your specialness? Does... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: THE RED TURTLE Sublimely Tugs Our Strings

Human emotions can be fragile, unpredictable things. However, they can sometimes also be pretty damned predictable. Show someone a kitten and they'll feel an emotional pang. Show a human going through the stages of life from youth to life's logical... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Exclusive Clip: THE ONES BELOW - Watch The Baby And I'll Watch You

Never has breastfeeding looked so sinister. In our exclusive clip from The Ones Below, exhausted new mother Clémence Poésy asks her downstairs neighbor Laura Birn to watch her infant son. But it turns out that the new mother is more... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT 2: This Clip Strikes While The Iron Is Hot

Legless Corpse Films will release Anthony Brownrigg's Don't Look In The Basement 2 on a 2 disc special edition Blu-Ray and regular edition DVD on May 24th. We have a searing hot clip to share with you to give you... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: KAILI BLUES, The Most Impressive Debut In Years

A country doctor's search for his nephew becomes an unforgettable existential road trip in Kaili Blues, directed by a 26-year old Chinese filmmaker, Bi Gan. It's an ambitious, mesmerizing film that you'd never think it is the work of a first... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Review: MARGARITA WITH A STRAW, Masterfully Directed And Extremely Clever

Premiering in 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival, Margarita With A Straw received standing ovations at each of its three sold-out screenings, and it is not hard to understand why.  Dismissing any cliché or heavy handed sentiments, director Shonali... More »
  

Hosoda Mamoru And Iwai Shunji Headed For Tokyo International Film Festival

Early news has arrived from Tokyo International Film festival as they announce major retrospectives from two of the country’s most compelling filmmakers. Animation maestro Hosoda Mamoru’s star has been on the rise for some time now. From 2006’s The Girl... More »
  

Third Window Unveils KEMONO MICHI, Rapid Eye Partnership, Twitch Discount

At the weekend I visited the HQ of excellent UK based distribution outfit Third Window Films where managing director Adam Torel was frantically drumming up cash to support his latest film project. Third Window will once again be teaming up... More »
  

NY Indian Film Fest 2016 Review: KHOYA, A Drama About Displacement, Loss, And The Dangerous Nature Of Truth

Being a film writer has its ups and downs. We are constantly inundated by wannabe filmmakers looking to make their mark on the world. Like any other aspirational pursuit, the vast majority of the output from these cold calls is... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Cannes 2016: Anurag Kashyap's Upcoming Horror GIDDY Part Of New Blumhouse Partnership

It was reported several months ago that US horror specialist Blumhouse Productions was branching out into local language productions. The first of these partnerships to be announced is with Phantom Films in India, the director's production house founded by Anurag... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

NY Indian Film Fest 2016 Review: CRIME IS PUNISHMENT, The Tamil New Wave Rolls On

M. Manikandan is one of a small group of filmmakers from Tamil Nadu who are a hair's breath away from making a huge international splash. Two years ago his film Kaaka Muttai (The Crow's Egg) wowed Toronto IFF audiences with... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Nic Winding Refn And Rupert Preston To Remake WITCHFINDER GENERAL

More news about Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn this morning. The director announced that he is reuniting with the UK based distributor that helped get Refn's Pusher out into the World. We are all indebted to this man, Rupert Preston. ... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Wild Bunch And Vendian Enter Production Pact With Nic Winding Refn. First Up, MANIAC COP

Deadline is reporting that production companies Wild Bunch and Vendian Entertainment have entered into a first-look deal with Danish director auteur Nicolas Winding Refn. This gives the two companies the first chance over anyone else to finance projects with Refn's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Cannes 2016: Nordic Genre Cinema Celebrated With Viking Helmets

Sure, the Cannes Film Festival sounds like an ultra-serious consideration of the latest and greatest in world cinema. But who knew it included the wearing of viking helmets? We've been provided with three photos from the (scandalous?) Nordic Genre Party... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: JULIETA, Beauty Without Substance

Alfred Hitchcock once said, 'Drama is life with the dull bits cut out'. To twist that a bit, Pedro Almodóvar's new feature film Julieta is a slice of life with the drama cut out. The story of one woman's journey... More »
  

BUSTER KEATON - THE COMPLETE SHORT FILMS: Full Specs, Clip From Upcoming Masters Of Cinema Blu-ray Set

Eureka! Entertainment will be bringing 32 Buster Keaton shorts to Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK, when its four-disc Buster Keaton - The Complete Short Films 1917 - 1923 comes to the Masters Of Cinema on 18... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Introducing The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Now Taking Submissions For Inaugural Fest

If you live in Philadelphia or anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. and are looking for a genre film festival to get your kicks at then may we direct you towards the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival?  PUFF is... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Raven Banner Entertainment Lands Worldwide Sales Rights For Finland's First Superhero Flick, RENDEL

News out of the market at Cannes is that local lads Raven Banner Entertainment have landed the worldwide sales rights for Finland's first superhero movie. Rendel. The trailer has been out for a while and you may have a look... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Horror Heavy Lineup For 2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival

Watching something grow into what you always believed it could be is joyful stuff. I've had my experience doing just that with events before. The communal aspect of events makes them different than writing, which is normally pretty solitary, even... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  
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