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   
  

Stanley Film Fest 2015 Review: COOTIES Is Icky, Side-Splitting Fun

After a taxing day of travel, my fellow festival brethen and I were already exhausted, but looking for some big flick fun. The Stanley's opening night film, Cooties sold out. Thankfully, there was a press screening and the opening night... More »
  

Fantaspoa Reveals Full 2015 Lineup

Fantaspoa, the largest genre cinema celebration in Latin America, revealed the (amazing) full lineup for its upcoming eleventh edition, to be celebrated in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil from May 15 to 31. Fantaspoa's main competition, the international one,... More »
  

New York African Film Festival 2015: Youthful Optimism From All Corners of The African Continent And Beyond

Scanning through the list of this year's New York African Film Festival, I am again astonished by the breadth and scope of African diaspora in the 21st century transnational society. The countries represented in this year's festival, excluding the ones... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

BAAHUBALI's Second Poster Reveals Prabhas As Shivudu

The marketing team behind S.S. Rajamouli's (Eega) Baahubali have really begun to turn up the heat, and after nearly 2 years in production we're starting to get solid looks at some of the amazing imagery the film has to offer.... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Simon Pegg! Monty Python! Robin Williams! It's The Trailer For Terry Jones' ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!

Terry Jones has gone and gotten the Monty Python gang back together - along with a couple of notable outside additions- for his latest directorial effort and after a long wait the first trailer for his Absolutely Anything has finally... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Sidney Lumet's THE OFFENCE

It is no secret that Sean Connery grew to hate James Bond long before he stopped playing the character. In fact, he was so reluctant to return as 007 for Diamonds Are Forever, after George Lazenby walked away from the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

SUICIDE SQUAD: Here's Will Smith As Deadshot

One of the immediate questions that came up from the cast of Suicide Squad in costume shot released earlier this evening was if that was the complete costume of Will Smith as Deadshot. Where was his cybernetic eye, asked the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SUICIDE SQUAD: Here Is The First Pic Of The Cast In Costume

Here you go. The first pic of the cast of Suicide Squad in costume. Director David Ayer tweeted the pic around an hour ago with the caption, "Task Force X assembled and ready."LtoR: Adam Beech as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Capt. Boomerang,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: A FOOL, A Stark Reminder That In China Nice Guys Finish Last

Based on Hu Xuewen's novel Running Moonlight, actor Chen Jianbin's directorial debut is a harsh reminder of humanity's predatory nature, as an honest farmer's efforts to help a young homeless man set of a chain of calamitous events.Chen Jianbin was... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Review: SUN CHOKE Brings Ambiguous Back

Writer-director Ben Cresciman's second feature, Sun Choke, premiered at the Stanley Film Festival this weekend. It's a film that's not easy to describe: imagine a fever dream sprung from the mind of an unreliable narrator that is both a murderer,... More »
  

Raven Banner Bringing SKY SHARKS To Cannes

Because what could be more terrifying than Nazi zombies flying jet powered sharks through the sky? Right? Right? With the Cannes Marche du Film just around the corner word has arrived that Toronto based Raven Banner entertainment will be representing... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EL ESLABON PODRIDO (THE ROTTEN LINK): Watch The Trailer For Diment's Next Now

Argentina's Valentin Javier Diment won himself a lot of love in these pages with his La Memoria Del Muerto (Memory of the Dead), his deliriously strange 2011 effort that played like the bastard love child of Sam Raimi and Dario... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Viggo Mortensen

This week, David Oelhoffen's African western Far From Men has been released West of the Atlantic. In my review, I called it a great film, and this has in no small measure to do with its lead actor Viggo Mortensen.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Udine 2015 Review: Political Thriller HELIOS Aims High But Misfires

Following Cold War, an interesting and surprisingly bureaucratic action film, Sunny Luk and Longman Leung strive for bigger and louder with Helios, an overambitious and convoluted thriller that had its international premiere at the 17th Udine Far East Film Festival.... More »
  

Malaysian Thriller FULL THROTTLE Bags FURIOUS 7 DP Stephen Windon To Direct

Stephen Windon, the Australian cinematographer best known for his work on the Fast & Furious franchise, has been announced as the director of Full Throttle, a Malaysian-based action thriller produced by DragonSlate Media.This will mark the directorial debut for Windon,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

THE NIGHTMARE: Watch The Trailer, You May Never Want To Sleep Again

The buzz after its world premiere at Sundance was that Rodney Ascher's new documentary The Nightmare was that it is a very, very scary film. And if this new trailer is anything to go by that buzz may very well... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Josh Trank No Longer Directing Second STAR WARS Anthology Film

THR is reporting that Josh Trank will not direct the second Stars Wars anthology film. "After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

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   
  

X MEN APOCALYPSE: First Look At Jean Grey And Jubilee

As production moves along on X Men Apocalypse director Brian Singer teased our first look at Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Jubilee through his Instagram account. Game of Thrones' Turner and newcomer Lana Condor mug for a candid shot, in costume.... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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