Kickstart This! Support Social Causes And Good Ol' Fashion Gore In RETURN TO NUKE'M HIGH VOLUME 2

Purveyors of independent cinema and an American original, Troma Entertainment having been bringing their unique sense of cinematic spirit to festivals and screens around the world for over four decades now. And they are preparing to unleash their latest film,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: ALOFT, The Tension Between Magic Realism And Harsh Reality

The sense of touch can be tricky to convey in film. A filmmaker must rely upon visually accurate information in order for the spectator to 'feel' the sensation. Touch is very prominent in director and writer Claudia Llosa's Aloft, how... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Peter Bogdanovich's PAPER MOON

Perhaps best known as the film for which a ten-year-old Tatum O'Neal won herself a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award, Peter Bogdanovich's Paper Moon is a beautifully constructed Depression-era caper brimming with heart and powered by a pair of flawless... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Cannes 2015 Review: GREEN ROOM Doesn't Pull A Single Punch

Some gigs really aren't worth taking. That's a maxim that the members of broke touring punk band Ain't Rights probably haven't heard of and certainly aren't going to adhere to when they get offered $350 to play a backwater skinhead... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

The Many Faces Of Charlize Theron

Mad Max: Fury Road is putting the pedal to the metal in cinemas worldwide, and two things have become apparent. One: reviews so far are almost ridiculously positive. Two: everyone agrees Charlize Theron is awesome. Thing number two shouldn't come... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: GOOD KILL Intelligently Examines Drone Warfare

"Keep compartmentalizing" is a piece of advice from a commanding officer to his ace pilot. This is darkly humourous, intelligent screenwriting because these drone-piloting soldiers spend 12 hours a day literally inside a box, albeit an air-conditioned one filled... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Cannes 2015 Review: SLEEPING GIANT, Provocative And Probing

Despite a seemingly endless number of tries, pulling off the 'coming-of-age' film well is miserably difficult. There's a balance between precociousness versus pandering that makes the balance extremely delicate, as complex and awkward as any pubescence. When it goes... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Interview: GOOD KILL, Director Andrew Niccol Discusses The View From Above

With the drone warfare drama, Good Kill, opening in Canada and the US this week, I had a chance to speak with director Andrew Niccol about the film briefly over the phone. But it was a very dense conversation that... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Frontières@Fantasia: First Wave Includes New Titles From People Behind TURBO KID, A SERBIAN FILM, And HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN

As the Fantasia International Film Festival ramps up for this year's festival so does the staff of the Frontières International Co-production Market. They have just announced the first projects to participate in this year's market. Those in attendance will look at... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Your First Look At Elle Fanning In Refn's THE NEON DEMON

With production about to wrap up on Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon in Los Angeles the first image of star Elle Fanning has been released along with a promo shot of her with Refn. You can click on each... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

DON'T KILL IT: Dolph Lundgren Hunts Demons In Next From BIG ASS SPIDER Director

At the beginning of the year Big Ass Spider director Mike Mendez posted a pic of himself having lunch with Dolph Lundgren and we all thought that was pretty cool. This is after all, the Dolph Lundgren. Mendez was mum... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

HIGH WIRE ACT: Jon Hamm Takes The Lead In Tony Gilroy Scripted Thriller

With Mad Men coming to a close later this month, viewers have been wondering what the man behind Don Draper will do next.  While I for one had hoped Jon Hamm would go all out and do a full-on, international... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hot Docs 2015 Review: The "Fuckery & Shenanigans" Of FINDERS KEEPERS

What would you do if you acquired a storage locker and all its random contents, only to discover one such item consisted of a barbecue containing a human foot? I guess the answer largely depends on who you are. If... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Shout! Factory Snatches Up THE EDITOR For North America, Plans Wide Attack

Canada's finest filmmaking collective, Astron 6, have finally found a North American home for their pitch perfect giallo send-up The Editor with Shout! Factory and its horror sub-label Scream Factory. The film, which premiered in TIFF's Midnight Madness section last... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

"There Are No Chicks With Dicks" In The New Red Band TED 2 Trailer

Say what you like about Seth MacFarlane, Ted was funny, and made a huge amount of money all over the world. Like US$550 million. That's Fast & Furious big. For a comedy, about Marky Mark and a CGI bear with... More »
By James Marsh   
  

DEATH NOTE: Adam Wingard Now Attached To English Version Of Japanese Manga

THR is reporting that Adam Wingard, director of festival favorites You're Next and The Guest, is now attached to the English language version of Death Note for Warner Bros. No word if longtime partner Simon Barrett is coming on board... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hot Docs 2015 Review: UNBRANDED, Wild, Wild Horses Couldn't Drag Us Away

Four Texas A&M University graduates choose one hell of a in-between-school-and-real-life adventure, opting to adopt a dozen or so wild mustangs, train them, and make a 3000 mile journey from the Arizona-Mexican border up the spine of former 'wild west'... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Hot Docs 2015 Review: DEEP WEB Examines Justice On The Electronic Frontier

The 21st century is a foreign country. If you had asked someone in the 1989 what the charming fantasy adventure The Princess Bride, and slacker time travel history lesson, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure had in common, you would likely have... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Tribeca 2015 Review: MAGGIE, An Elegant Zombie Melodrama

Geoff Gilmore, chief creative officer of the Tribeca Film Festival, in his introduction to the world premiere of Maggie, the first feature by Henry Hobson - starring some guy you may have heard of named Arnold Schwarzenegger - called the... More »
  

Miike, Saulnier and Van Dormael Anchor Directors' Fortnight Selections

There's a fuzzy green frog headed for Cannes with word that Miike Takashi's Yakuza Apocalypse - poster art featured above - is headed to the massive French fest as part of the official Directors' Fortnight selection along with Jeremy Saulnier's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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