International Movie News, Reviews, Interviews and Previews

Now On Blu-ray: Pablo Larraín's THE CLUB, Stomach-Churning Drama By The Sea

A suffocating drama, Pablo Larraín's The Club (El Club) feels like an painful attack by a swarm of mosquitoes. It's not, by the way, to be mistaken for Pablo Trapero's film titled El Clan,/b>, which also came out last year.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: RIO, I LOVE YOU, A Pretty But Unsatisfying Travel Package

Film franchises aren’t just for the multiplexes anymore, or for movies featuring the likes of Batman, Superman, and the Fast and the Furious road racing crew. The arthouse has them too, and one of the highest-profile ones is the “Cities... More »
  

Review: WE ARE THE FLESH, Lucifer Rising

The budding filmmaker Emiliano Rocha Minter, a 26-year old from Mexico, emerged with his feature debut at International Film Festival Rotterdam earlier this year, finished only a couple of days before landing in Netherlands. It wasn't his first visit to... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

WE ARE THE FLESH Interview: Emiliano Rocha Minter Discusses His Corporeal And Twisted Debut

Budding Mexican filmmaker Emiliano Rocha Minter shot a bit twisted, albeit daringly corporeal, feature debut We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la Carne) at the age of 26. Minter showed a promise in his shorts efforts, a promised that did not... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

XLrator Media Picks Up Isaac Ezban's THE SIMILARS For U.S.

Isaac Ezban's love letter to sci-fi films and television shows influenced by the post-war and cold-war eras, The Similars, has been picked up by XLrator Media for U.S. distribution. On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

First SCHERZO DIABOLICO Trailer: The Accountant Strikes Back

The latest horror outing from director Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil, Late Phases, Cold Sweat and Penumbra) will soon be haunting the U.S. and the first trailer has been released. Set for release on May 3 via a... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Interview: Brazilian Filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro Discusses His Work

The Brazilian artist Gabriel Mascaro, having one leg in the visual arts and the other in cinema, already has several notable works under his belt, and Film Society of Lincoln Center is celebrating him as arising international auteur by organizing... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Exclusive: RIO, I LOVE YOU App - What, Or Who, Do You Love?

As we swing into the weekend, it's a good time for fun, films, and film apps. Rio, I Love You is "the third in the 'Cities of Love' trilogy," per official verbiage, "following Paris, Je T'Aime and New York, I... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: Gabriel Mascaro's NEON BULL Mingles Naturalism And Sensuality In Brazil

Brazilian helmer Gabriel Mascaro is a keen observer of human behaviors. With his documentary work, such as Housemaids, High-rise, he demonstrated his anthropological tendencies and lent sharp insights into complex Brazilian society while being playful and adventurous with the cinema... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Stellar Trailer For Action Comedy COMPADRES Delivers The Good, The Bad, And The Gringo

Director Enrique Begne tweaks up the tried and true buddy cop / odd couple formula for his upcoming action comedy Compadres and judging by the just released trailer he's done such a good job of it that he could have... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Unearthed Films Picks Up Giallo Flick FRANCESCA For North America

Unearthed Films has picked up the U.S. rights for the Argentinian Giallo film Francesca. The indie distributor has a history of picking up extreme horror films and also distributes horror books and metal music as well.  A quick scanover of... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

DOWNHILL: Slick First Poster For Chilean Horror Flick

Chilean director Patricio Valladares is preparing to present his latest horror flick, Downhill, at Le Marché du Film at Cannes this year. He asked Twitchfilm to share with you the first poster for his flick. After his best friend dies... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

CROSSING POINT: Watch The Exclusive And Explosive Trailer

True story. In my final year of high school I went on a missions trip during spring break to Tijuana, Mexico. We went into the burroughs and we built a house for a family in need. You know. the good... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Exclusive Clip: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, "Now He Will Cure Us All!"

After a successful festival run last year, Embrace of the Serpent opened in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles last weekend. Our own Patrick Holzapfel wrote in part: "It is one of those films that rarely gets made,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Berlinale 2016 Review: YOU'LL NEVER BE ALONE, A Smart Chilean Debut

There perhaps hasn't been that many films to blow your socks off at Berlinale so far this year, but Alex Anwandter's You'll Never Be Alone could well be the first. Definitely proving to be yet another example of how great contemporary South... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Berlinale 2016 Review: First, SOY NERO Dazzles, Then It Disappoints

How important is a single shot? Not a sequence, nor an edit. Can a solitary, unbroken shot make or break a film? Can it upend one's total reception of a work? Because there is a shot at the very beginning... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Review: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, A Spiritual Quest With A Political Regret

Inspired by Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes, the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Embrace of the Serpent is a spiritual quest with a political regret. We follow two stories of German explorers (one of them is Jan Bijvoet... More »
  

BLACKHEARTS: Watch The Official Trailer For The Black Metal Pilgrimage Doc

We brought you a clip of a satanic ceremony. We let you know how you could support the doc. And now we are the first to share with you the trailer for the black metal odyssey Blackhearts! The documentary Blackhearts follows... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

ZAMBO DENDE Rises! Watch Marko Zaror As The Colombian Comic Book Hero In Live Action Adaptation!

As regular patrons of Fantastic Fest have known for years, Chilean martial arts star Marko Zaror is a little bit larger than life. I mean that both literally in that he's not at all a small man, and also figuratively... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

WE ARE THE FLESH: Dark, Disturbing Trailer For Minter's Apocalyptic Vision Debuts

You've got to have some kind of special debut film to enlist the likes of Battle In Heaven helmer Carlos Reygadas and The Revenent's Alejandro Innaritu to your cause and the fact that both have gotten involved with Emiliano Rocha... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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