Fantasia 2014: Impressions From The Frontières Pitch Sessions

As great Canadian bards of the 20th century once wrote into one of their lyrics, "If I had a million dollars, I would buy you a monkey. Haven't you always wanted a monkey?" Yesterday morning we "industry-types" gathered together for the... More »
  

Check Out Three Alternate Posters For Fabrice du Welz's COLT 45

Fabrice du Welz is having himself quite a year with his Alleluia premiering in Cannes and his dark action film Colt 45 gearing up for French theatrical release. And while things are relatively quiet on the Alleluia front we've gotten... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Choi Min-sik

This week, Luc Besson's new science-fiction-slash-action thriller Lucy premieres, starring Scarlett Johansson as a human who becomes a divine being. Ouch, go easy on the typecasting there, people! Speaking of which, there is an intense evil Asian dude in the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: A MOST WANTED MAN, All Cloak, No Dagger

The stakes are surprisingly low in Anton Corbijn's latest effort A Most Wanted Man; a skewed take of the war on terror and the complexities of institutions and stateless beings. The film, set in the wintry German city of Hamburg, purposely... More »
  

Venice Unveils Their 2014 Lineup

Okay, folks, it's now time to get into the ever so serious fall festival season. Toronto made their first announcements just the other day and now it is time for the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia to... More »
  

Review: LE CHEF Serves Up French Comfort Food

Served up by the smiling Jean Reno and the persnickety Michael Youn, Le Chef (originally, Comme un chef) is French comfort food in the traditional sense. It may not be particularly good for you, nutrition-wise, but it sure is tasty.... More »
  

Review: LUCY, Scarlett Johansson Goes Feral, And It's Glorious

Luc Besson's new movie cloaks itself in scientific literacy, but make no mistake: Lucy is a b-movie through and through, a gloriously nutty concoction that would be risible if it ever took itself seriously. Happily, it never does. Featuring an... More »
  

Trailer For Icelandic Horror Film GRAVES AND BONES

The good thing about the Icelandic film industry is how close knitted it is, which means it's fairly easy to get well known actors or seasoned talent to help you out on a project if the money isn't that great.Such... More »
By Swarez   
  

Watch The Trailer For Hasan Karacadag's POISON X

Turkey's most prolific purveyor of things that go bump in the night is back and doing what he does best with the upcoming Poison X. Produced by J-Plan in association with Taff Pictures, Project X again taps into regional folklore... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Spanish Actor Alex Angulo Dead At 61

I hope someone in Madrid is dimming the lights on the Schweppes sign; that would be a fitting tribute to one of its best actors. Álex Angulo, star of films such as The Day of the Beast, Live Flesh, and... More »
  

Karlovy Vary 2014 Review: CORN ISLAND, A Poetic Contemplation On Humanism

The flourishing festival runs of the coming of age drama In Bloom, directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß, and Levan Koguashvili´s comedy drama Blind Dates hint at a brighter future for Georgian cinema. The recently premiered second feature by... More »
  

Karlovy Vary 2014 Review: FREE FALL, A Remarkable Cinematic Tapestry From The Director Of TAXIDERMIA

Gyorgy Palfi is one of the most interesting Hungarian filmmakers of the present day cinema. Starting with the experimental Hukkle, full recognition for Pálfi came with Taxidermia, a generational family drama on obsession, which impressively carved that story into... More »
  

Review: MOOD INDIGO (European Version) Exhilarates And Exhausts In Equal Measure

Michel Gondry is back. And he's going no holds barred. After slumming it as studio hired-gun and inner-city auteur (in 2011's The Green Hornet and 2012's The We and the I, respectively), the French director is back in small-batch surrealist... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Neuchatel 2014: HOUSEBOUND And IT FOLLOWS Win Big

The Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival came to a close last Saturday, and top honors went the Kiwi horror-comedy Housebound. Gerard Johnstone's ferociously inventive update on the haunted house genre won the hearts of Neuchatel jurors and Twitch's own Peter Martin,... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Mathieu Kassovitz Puts On A New Face In French Thriller UN ILLUSTRE INCONNU (AN ILLUSTRIOUS UNKNOWN)

When was the last time there was a high end thriller based on disguise? I honestly can't recall the last time someone went down this road but French director Matthieu Delaporte has done so with leading man Mathieu Kassovitz in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trip Out With The US Trailer For Neo-Giallo THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS

American theaters are going to be exposed to a blast of hyper-stylized oddity on August 29th. That would be when Strand Releasing will begin the theatrical run of Amer duo Bruno Frozani and Helene Cattet's sophomore film The Strange Color... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Tourists Are Coming In New VIKING VAMPIRES Teaser

The tourists are headed to Norway and so are the Viking Vampires and who will survive the bloody conflict? Hint: The Vikings are already dead so there's really not much that tourists can do to them other than be annoying.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Dispatch: West Meets East For The 49th Time

The famous Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary hosted for the 49th time, the well known international film festival, which caters especially to Central and Eastern European cinema. But that's not all, as the fest hosts plenty of world and... More »
  

Drily Hilarious Trailer For Polish Black Comedy KEBAB & HOROSCOPE

When you think of Polish cinema chances are that comedy is not the first thing that comes to your mind. But writer-director Grzegorz Jaroszuk has hoping to change that with his debut feature, the Karlovy Vary selected black comedy Kebab... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TAXIDERMIA Director Returns With More Brilliant Tales Of The Bizarre. Watch Palfi's FREE FALL Trailer Now!

Hungary's Gyorgy Palfi is back to being weird. After turning heads around the world with the astounding Taxidermia Palfi's career - as with most everyone in Hungary - spent a few years on hold as the local funding system essentially... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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