Dark Czech Comedy KRASNO Taps Into A Coen Vibe

Though recent Czech comedies have generally been of the very light and crowd pleasing variety it appears that writer / director / star Ondrej Sokol has a little something else up his sleeve with Krasno, a dark comedy steeped in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Concept Art And Plot Details For VANISHING WAVES Duo's Upcoming EMERGENCE

It was back on Friday that we first brought word of Vanishing Waves directing duo Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper's upcoming science fiction film Emergence, with word that it had received development funding from their local film institute in Lithuania.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Seasonal Ruminations: Melbourne Cinematheque And The Significant Magnificent Luis Bunuel

The original enfant terrible, Luis Buñuel, together with Salvador Dalí and poet Federico García Lorca formed the nucleus of the Spanish-Surrealist avant-garde, hoping to shock and insult the intellectual bourgeoisie.Melbourne Cinematheque is a sublime curated mix of auteur and period... More »
  

Gritty Second Teaser For Icelandic Thriller CITY STATE 2

Icelandic director Olaf De Fleur returns to the scene of the crime with City State 2, the sequel to the surprise Icelandic hit which is currently slated to be remade in the US by James Mangold. The first was a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Small Country, Good Films. HOFF, The Genre Festival In Estonia, Announces Lineup

On the 24th of April, this year, the only genre film festival in the Baltic countries, Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HOFF) will start, opening with Adam Wingard's You're Next. Now, when the small festival has revealed it's line-up,... More »
  

VANISHING WAVES Duo Receives Development Funding For Upcoming EMERGENCE

What, exactly, is Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper's Emergence? Nobody is saying just yet but given the impact that the Lithuanian duo made with their previous effort, Vanishing Waves, expect something exceptional. All we have been able to garner thus... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MPI And Spectrevision Team To Bring Swedish Indie SciFi LFO To US Audiences

For the past couple years at Fantastic Fest I have taken to getting international directors drunk and making them review their own films. One such director to succumb to my boozie entreaties at the 2013 edition of the festival was... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cannes 2014: Competition Titles Announced, Including THE ROVER And MAPS TO THE STARS

In Paris this morning, festival President Gilles Jacob and Director Thierry Fremaux announced the full lineup for next month's Cannes Film Festival. The festival, considered by many to be (if not the most) important and prestigious in the world, will... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Crowdfund This! HP Lovecraft Adaptation THE DREAMLANDS!

Heads up, fans of HP Lovecraft! The team responsible for previous Lovecraft adaptation Die Farbe are back at it, this time tackling Lovecraft's Dream Cycle with The Dreamlands, and they're looking for your help.Roland, a troubled young orphan, is led... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Complete Udine Far East Film Festival Lineup Announced

A great favorite here at Twitch HQ thanks to their always stellar programming, beautiful cinema and amazing hospitality - I've attended once and have kicked myself (hard) every year since when other obligations have prevented my return - the Udine... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Time Fest 2014: Awards and Festival Reflections

First Time Fest, a film festival that celebrates and supports first time filmmakers, wrapped up its second edition on April 7 with a closing night awards ceremony held at 42West nightclub. During the festival, besides Josephine Decker's psychological horror film... More »
  

Return To Department Q With A Gorgeous Teaser For Mikkel Nørgaard's THE ABSENT ONE

Director Mikkel Nørgaard laid waste to the Danish box office - breaking a handful of records - with The Keeper Of Lost Causes, the first big screen adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q crime novels. And so anticipation has been... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Van Warmerdam's Dark Fable BORGMAN Gets A Suitably Dark US Trailer

Drafthouse Films are gearing up for a June release of Alex van Warmerdam's Cannes selected Borgman, a particular high point in a filmography filled with high points for the Dutch maverick.A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slick Trailers For Turkish Hitman Film PANZEHIR (ANTIDOTE)

Though Turkish cinema is perhaps best known abroad for their arthouse dramas while local audiences tend to flock to broad comedies there's a long history of action cinema from Turkey as well, a history that has perhaps bubbled beneath the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Get Ready For German Fight Club With Ultra Stylish Trailer For STEREO

Is director Maximilian Erlenwein aiming for a career as the German David Fincher? Dark moody visuals, a throbbing soundtrack, cold and clinical violence ... yep, his upcoming Stereo has more than a few points of contact with Fincher's signature style.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Explore The Roots Of Indonesian Action With GARUDA POWER

While Gareth Huw Evans may have reintroduced the world to Indonesian action with Merantau and The Raid, those films are not an introduction of the action genre to the SE Asian nation but, rather, a reinvigoration of a tradition that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SHREW'S NEST: Check Out The First Images From Iglesia Produced Horror

For what appears to be the first time in his long and acclaimed career Spanish genre icon Alex de la Iglesia is donning the producer's hat on a project he is not also directing with Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Warsaw Spring Film Festival Lineup Includes IDA, A TOUCH OF SIN, THE PAST, VENUS IN FUR, And More

The 20th annual Spring Film Festival (Wiosna Filmow) kicks off in Warsaw this Sunday and runs through April 13th. It's definitely one of the most interesting cultural events that the capital of Poland has to offer during springtime, and a... More »
  

Is The BBFC About To Kill Independent Home Video In The UK By Accident?

A few months ago in a home video review round up, I called Arrow Video the finest cult home video label in the world. Part of that declaration was due to their incredibly impressive curation of titles, part of it... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Scarlett Johansson Faces Off With Choi Min-sik In First Trailer For Besson's LUCY

Luc Besson likes nothing better than making things go bang and he's back to his old tricks, taking the director's chair to oversee a high profile international cast for the upcoming Lucy. Scarlett Johansson plays the title character, a young... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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