Tribeca 2014 Review: DER SAMURAI Giveth (Head) and It Taketh (Head) Away

Der Samurai is the type of film I live for: well made and weird. I count myself lucky if I come across a film like this once every festival or so (unless that festival happens to be Fantastic Fest, in... 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   
  

TIFF Kids Talk Film: RUSTY KNIGHT, An Animated Recycling Comedy

Willem and Miranda are back with another short video review from the TIFF Kids film festival. This time it is the German animated 'recycling' comedy Rusty Knight. While it may be a tad simpler and more obvious than your Pixars or... More »
  

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   
  

TIFF Kids Talk Film: THE HOUSE OF MAGIC Review

Twitch's tiniest film reviewers will be doing tiny reviews for the TIFFKids film festival currently happening at Toronto's Lightbox Cinema.  Willem (Age 11) and Miranda (Age 9) kick off these video micro-reviews with the French/Belgian animated 3D CGI film The... 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   
  

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 »
  

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   
  

Review: THE TENDER WAVES (Nežné vlny) Delivers Retro Maudlinism

Czech filmmaker Jiří Vejdělek has acquired the status of a successful commercial filmmaker with several domestic romantic comedies, Men in Temptation and Women in Temptation. His latest film, The Tender Waves, also falls under the niche of romantic comedy. (After a... More »
  

Tribeca 2014: Watch The Pulse Pounding Trailer For Midnighter THE CANAL

As we ramp up for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC this April 16 - 27, more and more material on the films that will be playing the fest come pouring in. Today we've discovered that the festival page... More »
  

WARSAW STORIES Trailer: An Omnibus Film Dedicated To Poland's Sprawling Capital

Most important cities in the world have their own anthology films. Whether related or not, various stories presented in such specific features tend to reveal a lot about a given place and its citizens, often attempting to evoke a realistic... More »
  

Giveaway: EVIL IN THE TIME OF HEROES, Billy Zane, Zombies, Action, Comedy, Horror, Promo Codes!

Not your average Greek art house drama, Evil in the Time of Heroes stars the inimitable Billy Zane in a tale of zombies featuring the apocalypse and Greek mythology. (?!) We have promo codes to give away to five lucky... More »
  

Holland Gets CURSED

Watch out Amsterdam, there's something evil in your future.Dutch production house Pellicola - part of the production team on Frankenstein's Army - are deep in development on a new television series titled Cursed, a project they describe as a mix... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: BLOOD TIES Knots Up 1970s New York

To call Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties a love letter to the 1970s is a bit of an understatement. The Clive Owen, Billy Crudup brothers-on-opposite-sides-of-the-law drama absolutely oozes with 1970s nostalgia, from its impeccable costume and production design to its almost... More »
  

Give Jesus Your Money! The FIST OF JESUS Punching Its Way To Feature Length!

Jesus is coming and he's spreading carnage wherever he goes.Imagine, if you will, that a young Alex de la Iglesia were to remake Monty Python's The Life Of Brian. This is, in essence, what Spanish directors David Munoz and Adrian... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Imagine Film Festival 2014 Reveals Whopping Line-up

On the 9th of April this year, the Amsterdam-based Imagine Film Festival will start, opening with Christophe Gans' Beauty And The Beast. And now that the festival's site reveals its entire program, it turns out that its opener is not... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
 
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