Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E05, ALPINE SHEPHERD BOY (Or, Need A Will? Call McGill!)

More than any episode of Better Call Saul so far, "Alpine Shepherd Boy" questions whether Chuck's condition is something physical that he's really suffering from, or more of a psychological affliction. It's to the show's credit that this has been... More »
By Simon Cocks   
  

THE NIGHT WATCHMEN: Director Of HOLY GHOST PEOPLE Is Back With A New Horror Comedy

Mitchell Altieri, one half of The Butcher Brothers (The Violent Kind and The Hamiltons) and director of Holy Ghost People, has started on his next film, a horror comedy called The Night Watchmen. The story and screenplay were written by... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: WILD CANARIES, An Effervescent Comic Murder Mystery, Both Retro And Modern

One of the most interesting forms of music sampling is what's known as the "mash-up." In some of the best and most creative examples of this practice - e.g. Danger Mouse's Grey Album (Jay Z's Black Album/Beatles' White Album) or... More »
  

Crowdfund This! Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs Wants To Make STOLEN

When we at TwitchFilm were all making our 2014 year-end lists, I put an item in mine about Rhymes for Young Ghouls, and in particular about its lead actress Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs. About her, I wrote:"...the story introduces Aila, played... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

China Lion To Bring Andy Lau's LOST AND LOVE To N. America, Watch The Trailer

China Lion Film Distribution will release the Andy Lau drama Lost And Love in North America, Australia and New Zealand day-and-date with mainland China next month. Tackling the en vogue theme of child abduction, and based on real events, Lost... More »
By James Marsh   
  

FrightFest Glasgow 2015 Review: 88, Two Women, One Body

In British bingo, if the number 88 comes up, the caller will shout, "Two fat ladies!", as a conventional code for the two figures' pictographic appearance. Similarly the title of April Mullen's 88 represents a conundrum in need of decoding:... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

Review: MAPS TO THE STARS, Cold, Dreary, And Dull

This doesn't bode well. For the second film in a row, David Cronenberg has made a stinker. Yes, there were some bits in Cosmopolis that didn't suck, but it was hardly vintage DC. As I mentioned in my review for... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Interview: MINE Co-Director Fabio Guaglione Talks Armie Hammer & Italian Genre Film

The Italian co-directing and writing team of Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro, whose short film Afterville won the Melies d'Argent at Sitges in 2008, are hard at work in post-production on their first feature directing job, Mine. (True Love, which... More »
  

GOOD KILL: A Game of Drones, Latest Trailer for Andrew Niccol's Tense Thriller

Will Andrew Niccol's latest feature capture the imagination of the movie going public in a similar fashion to American Sniper? On the surface, both films share a number of commonalities, not the least of which are soldiers having to kill... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E04, HERO (Or, The Plan Comes Together)

With its fourth impressive episode so far, we can now confidently say that Better Call Saul knows what its doing and is doing it well. It's a worthy successor to Breaking Bad, not because it slavishly mimics what that show... More »
By Simon Cocks   
  

BIRDMAN Soars At Independent Spirit Awards, NIGHTCRAWLER Also Scores

Birdman continued its run of awards wins last night, taking top honours at the Independent Spirit Awards on the eve of Oscar night. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's manic comedy was named Best Film, Michael Keaton won the Best Actor award, and... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Get Your First Look At Jason Momoa As DC's Aquaman

Zack Snyder just tweeted this tasty little tease for his upcoming DC Universe flick, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, giving fans their first look at Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry...better known as Aquaman.Momoa is signed on to star in... More »
By James Marsh   
  

CineCoup 2015: Now Accepting Submissions

CineCoup is starting up its financing initiative for 2015. The program that was responsible for last year's Canadian werewolf movie Wolfcop is looking for a filmmaker with a tip top fantastic film idea. CineCoup will provide financing and a theatrical... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E03, NACHO (Or, The Perils Of Trying To Do The Right Thing)

For an episode called "Nacho", this includes very little of the man himself. It's more about Jimmy's perception of Nacho (Michael Mando) and what he might do, rather than what he's really done. Jimmy is scared of him, but he's... More »
By Simon Cocks   
  

Spokane 2015 Review: DRYLAND Combines Demolition Derbies And The Waning Of Wheat Farmers In Washington

O beautiful for spacious skies. For amber waves of grain. The Palouse region of the inland northwest is one of the wheat breadbaskets of the world. I recently relocated to this area and frequently commute from my small town of... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Berlinale 2015 Review: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, Not That Terrible

Not wanting to be a snob, I attempted to read Fifty Shades of Grey, the bestseller inspired by the Twilight books (which I also haven't read). It's quite badly written, but hey, it was popular, so maybe I was missing... More »
  

First REGRESSION Trailer: Alejandro Amenábar Returns To His Dark Roots

It's been six years since his decline-of-the-Roman-Empire film Agora, but Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar is finally back with a new feature, Regression, due out this summer. And it looks like after his forays into biopics (with the Oscar-winning The Sea... More »
  

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E02, MIJO (Or, Talking Your Way Out Of Being Held At Gunpoint)

Better Call Saul deserves to be talked about for its own merits, so I'm going to put the Breaking Bad comparisons to one side this time around. Saul's second episode, "Mijo", throws Jimmy into a dangerous and seemingly deadly situation, but... More »
By Simon Cocks   
  

David Koepp To Adapt Canadian Sci-Fi Novel THE THEMIS FILES For Sony

Deadline is reporting that David Koepp has been hired by Sony to adapt the Sci-fi novel The Themis Files by author Sylvain Neuvel for the big screen. Sony bought the rights for the novel last October which will be published by... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

ELI ROTH PRESENTS THE STRANGER: Raven Banner Acquires The Canadian Rights

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment will not leave Berlin empty handed after the EFM shuts down. They have acquired the Canadian rights for Guillermo Amoedo's Chilean English-language flick The Stranger, from this day on known as Eli Roth Presents... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
 
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