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Rooftop Films 2016 Review: "This is What We Mean By Short Films," A Wealth of Miniature Gems

Rooftop Films Summer Series 2016 got off to a great start with their opening night presentation, “This is What We Mean By Short Films,” an eclectic and incredibly accomplished selection of shorts, some of which had their New York premieres... More »
  

Review: THE ONES BELOW, Beware The Kindness Of Neighbors

Properly moody, The Ones Below brews up a strong cup of neighborly paranoia. It's a familiar story. Kate (Clémence Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) live in a lovely flat in a lovely building in a lovely London suburb. Kate... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Fantaspoa 2016 Interview: Brian Trenchard-Smith On TURKEY SHOOT And DEAD END DRIVE-IN

Fantaspoa’s tradition of paying homage to living legends of genre cinema, such as Lloyd Kaufman, Richard Stanley and Fabio Frizzi, continues in 2016 with a mini retrospective dedicated to fearless filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith, key figure of the so-called Ozploitation subgenre.... More »
  

Exclusive Trailer for THE LIGHTHOUSE: The Sea And The Madness

I love horror films that are set in the past, before mobile phones, internet, even before cars; the more isolated, the better, without the distraction of modern life interrupting what makes us truly afraid. When all you have is other... More »
  

Hey Australia! Win MURDER: THE COMPLETE SERIES On DVD!

To celebrate the Australian release of BBC’s BAFTA-winning series, Murder: The Complete Series on home video, RLJ Entertainment is giving local readers the chance to win one of FIVE copies of the series on DVD!   Here’s a description of... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Exclusive Clip: THE ONES BELOW - Watch The Baby And I'll Watch You

Never has breastfeeding looked so sinister. In our exclusive clip from The Ones Below, exhausted new mother Clémence Poésy asks her downstairs neighbor Laura Birn to watch her infant son. But it turns out that the new mother is more... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

BUSTER KEATON - THE COMPLETE SHORT FILMS: Full Specs, Clip From Upcoming Masters Of Cinema Blu-ray Set

Eureka! Entertainment will be bringing 32 Buster Keaton shorts to Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK, when its four-disc Buster Keaton - The Complete Short Films 1917 - 1923 comes to the Masters Of Cinema on 18... More »
By James Marsh   
  

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: SUNSET SONG, An Impeccable Masterpiece From Director Terence Davies

A sweeping tale of changing times in Scotland in the early 20th century, Terence Davies's new film Sunset Song centers around a farm girl Chris Guthrie (Agyness Deyn) in the fictional rural town of Kinraddie near Aberdeen. Chris is a thoroughly... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Interview: Terence Davies Talks SUNSET SONG, A QUIET PASSION, Women Protagonists, Poetry And Digital Filmmaking

Terence Davies, regarded as one of the greatest living British directors, doesn't make films too often. So when he does, it's a monumental event every time. With his long delayed passion project Sunset Song finally coming out in theaters this... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Review: HIGH-RISE, A Provocation To Disengage

As audience empathy tests go, killing the dog is perhaps the most capital of movie-crimes. Here it is gleefully committed in the opening minutes; a bellwether for the casually curious to beware.    Several other canine-murders are peppered throughout the... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

TICKLED Trailer Gently Teases Strangeness

One of the strange delights on the documentary festival circuit at the moment is David Farrier and Dylan Reeves' investigative rabbit-hole of a film, Tickled. Magnolia pictures, who are distributing the film, have the difficult challenge of advertising a film... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

TANK 432: Check The Trailer And Poster For Wheatley Produced Thriller

Kill List and High Rise director Ben Wheatley takes on an executive producer role for upcoming UK thriller Tank 432 from director Nick Gillespie. Gillespie and Wheatley's relationship is a long one with Gillespie having served as part of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: Kurosawa's RAN, 4K Restoration DVD/Blu-ray Release

One morning, several years ago, I finished an interview with a documentary filmmaker at a little café within the cavernous underground of the Tokyo train station. The political nature of the film, combined with the fact the station was on... More »
  

Hot Docs 2016 Review: TICKLED, A Tale From Which It Is Difficult To Squirm Away

Tickled is a documentary about power when one is the 'tickler'. Tickled is a documentary about the sudden whiplash from silly to terror when one is the 'ticklee'. Tickled is David Farrier's investigative reporting magnum opus, a deeply engaging ride-along... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Moody, Atmospheric Trailer For Ivan Sen's Outback Crime Thriller GOLDSTONE

Australia's Ivan Sen made quite a splash around the world with his 2013 crime thriller Mystery Road - an artfully executed tale of aboriginal detective Jay Swan working on the fringes of 'civilized' society - and he reunites that team... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Australia! Win Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE On DVD!

To celebrate the Australian release of BBC One series And Then There Were None on home video, RLJ Entertainment is giving local readers the chance to win one of FIVE copies of the series on DVD!   Here’s a description of... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

BAD DAY FOR THE CUT: Revenge Thriller Begins Shoot In Northern Ireland

It's been four years now since I first came across the work of Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin, a Belfast based writer-director-producer duo who at the time we launching a horror short film titled Boys From County Hell which I... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out Exclusive Images For Australian Noir THE BURNING KISS And Crowdfund It

The Burning Kiss is an exciting new Australian noir that stylistically draws inspiration from Pop Art, the French New Wave and Southern Gothic. Our regular readers will remember seeing its teaser, poster and stills here exclusively over the past couple... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Stranger With My Face 2016: Festival Announces New Mentoring Initiative THE ATTIC LAB

Tremendous things happen in the world of fantastic/genre cinema. Not only do the weird and wonderful, the frightening and inspiring, and the sick and depraved co-exist but I do not believe that any other film genre (grouping all of this... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
 
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