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Refn Completes Horror Remake Trilogy With Giallo Film WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?

With the confirmation of Maniac Cop moving forward and the addition of Witchfinder General Danish filmmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn has added the final piece to a trio of horror film remakes.   Deadline reports that Refn has added the 1972... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: GRADUATION Fails To Engage

Cristian Mungiu's film Four Months, Three Weeks, 2 Days heralded the Romanian New Wave when it won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2007. His other features have since played at the festival, and his latest, Graduation, is in competition,... More »
  

Pretty Packaging: A LETTER TO MOMO Dresses Modest But Nice

Okiura Hiroyuki's A Letter To Momo is a fine piece of anime, released in 2012 in its home country of Japan, and the Sitges festival had it even earlier. But despite critical and general acclaim, it had so far not... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

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 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   
  

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 »
  

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   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: RAW, A Terrifying and Gripping Evisceration

It's hard to maintain one's identity when university begins; or perhaps more to the point, find your identity under enormous pressure to do well in school, adapt to life without constant parental supervision, not to mentions the pressures of the... More »
  

PREY Teaser: People Of Amsterdam, Run! The Lion Is Loose

Dick Maas (Sint, Amsterdamned, The Lift) has released the first teaser for his lion-loose-in-Amsterdam movie, Prey. And it looks super fun! Do you need to know more than that? The teaser teases that the lion has already run 26 miles... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

BLACK CIRCLE: Adrian Garcia Bogliano Takes His Horror To Sweden With Christina Lindberg

With his latest, deviously disturbing horror film, Scherzo Diabolico, now infecting VOD platforms everywhere, writer/director Adrian Garcia Bogliano is plotting his next move. And it's taking him to Sweden. Christina Lindberg -- yes, that Christina Lindberg, the one who memorably... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Frontières@Fantasia: Fantasia Alumni Return, First Wave Of Market Titles Announced

The countdown is on as the Fantasia International Film Festival approaches this July and the Frontieres Co-production Market is always a highlight for us at TwitchFilm. As the co-production market continues to grow in size and it’s influence can be... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: FYNBOS, Brilliantly Anti-Cathartic Cinema

A young white woman in high heels walks down a street in a black working-class neighborhood. Though clearly on edge, she walks with a purpose. She pauses at a row of trash cans. Clothes billow in the wind, threaded on... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Crowdfund This: ROBODOC: The Creation of Robocop Documentary. Would You Buy This For A Dollar?

Has it been nearly 30 years since Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-violent action pic Robocop sprayed copious amounts of guts and blood across screens around the World? The action flick riddled with bullets and social commentary, some of which would seem prophetic... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Buscemi, Tambor, Palin And More Join Armando Iannucci's THE DEATH OF STALIN

If anyone in the World can take the piss out of the death of a Russian dictator and live to see the day it is British satirist Armando Iannucci. The man behind In The Loop and Veep has been adapting... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT, A Wandering Christ Parable

Director Rodrigo García's minimalist Christ-centered parable on fathers and sons pivots the holy man as everyman and observer. It's an approach that feels of merit: one that ultimately doesn't see earth-bound humanity and a more intangible sense of spirituality as... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Review: WHAT WE BECOME, The Noir-ish Horror Of A Family Being Torn Apart

An extremely well-made horror film from Denmark, What We Become (original title: Sorgenfri) examines the churning emotional dynamics of a nuclear family when they are placed under extreme -- some might even call it apocalyptic -- stress. Mother Pernille (Mille... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: THE LOBSTER Loses Its Way

Boy, I wanted to love this movie. Really, I did. I mean, the first shot of the film is a delight: a woman is passively driving in a car. She gets out, windshield wipers still flailing away, and pulls out... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  
 
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