THE SAND STORM, A New Sci-fi Short Starring Chinese Artist And Political Activist Ai Wei Wei

Ai Wei Wei is China's most influential contemporary artist, active in numerous fields (sculpture, installation, architecture, photography, and more...), as well as a major political activist for democracy and human rights, making him one of the leading critical voices against... More »
By Uri Aviv   
  

Review: Lav Diaz's NORTE: THE END OF HISTORY is a Masterpiece That Tackles Human Strife

History is often written to objectify the past into a series of related events that lead to the present. As a result, it tends to glorify milestones to the point of neglecting the humanity that is the very soul... More »
By Oggs Cruz   
  

Tribeca 2014 Interview: Rory Culkin Shines Dark in Lou Howe's GABRIEL

Lou Howe's directorial debut follows Gabriel (Rory Culkin), a scared 20-something suffering from a non-specific mental illness slinging fault in every direction, including his own, after his father commits suicide prior to the film's start. To anyone who has experienced... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: Ivan Kavanagh Dumps All of His Fears into THE CANAL

Take one part Lynchian weirdness, one part Polanski paranoia, toss in a hefty dose of J-Horror, mix 'em and cook 'em in a pot like gumbo, as the noted American poet Ice Cube once said, add just a smidgen of... More »
  

Poster, Trailer And Images For Koike's LUPIN THE THIRD Anime

While Versus director Kitamura Ryuhei has been making headlines with his upcoming live action adaptation of hugely popular and long running manga and anime series Lupin The Third, his is not the only high profile new Lupin project in the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full Trailer For HENTAI KAMEN Director's Sentai Comedy JOSHI ZU

After releasing three features on Japanese screens  in 2013 Kids Police and Hentai Kamen director Fukuda Yuichi is showing no signs of slowing down in 2014 with another two films already scheduled for release in the first half of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

VANISHING WAVES Duo Receives Development Funding For Upcoming EMERGENCE

What, exactly, is Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper's Emergence? Nobody is saying just yet but given the impact that the Lithuanian duo made with their previous effort, Vanishing Waves, expect something exceptional. All we have been able to garner thus... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Is A Serviceable Sequel

The sequel to the Spider-Man reboot sees Marc Webb returning to the director's chair and, ultimately, using the same tone and a very similar structure to that of the original, even though there are more subplots to deal with in... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Cillian Murphy

This week, Wally Pfister's Transcendence is out in cinemas, and rather than focusing on its famous lead, I thought this to be a splendid opportunity to highlight Cillian Murphy, who plays Agent Buchanan in the film. Cillian Murphy is an... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Miike Takashi Going Back To His Roots With New Film YAKUZA APOCALYPSE

Miike Takashi has started shooting his new film Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld, reports Screen Daily. While the announcement of any new project by the prolific director automatically brings a great deal of anticipation, what he promises to... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Review: POSEIDON REX Has Teeth But No Bite

Jackson Slate is in deep with some small time thugs. He owes them a lot of money and he thinks that there is Mayan treasure buried deep in a blue hole off the shore of a secluded island off the... More »
  

Indie Horror DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN Hits Theaters And VOD In May

Brian Netto's POV horror film Delivery has received a fair bit of attention here at Twitch over the past couple years and curious horror fans will soon be able to see why with word that the film (with freshly extended... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MPI And Spectrevision Team To Bring Swedish Indie SciFi LFO To US Audiences

For the past couple years at Fantastic Fest I have taken to getting international directors drunk and making them review their own films. One such director to succumb to my boozie entreaties at the 2013 edition of the festival was... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

COLD IN JULY: Watch The Gritty US Trailer For Jim Mickle's Latest

Yeah, we've got a thing for Jim Mickle around these parts. That's because he's very, very good with a filmography that dives deep into the seedy underbelly of Americana. that Mickle hasn't really broken through to a mass audience yet... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: TRANSCENDENCE Tries Too Hard, Fails Utterly

Most of the ingredients are here for something special - a decent enough cast, the man behind the visuals of most of Christopher Nolan's works, and a high-concept sci-fi thriller that delves into such heady topics as "neo-ludites" and the... More »
  

Review: KILLING LOVE Kills Off Comic Potential Way Too Quickly

Polish mainstream comedy has been in a state of stagnation for quite some time now. The many recent attempts at reviving its former glory, unfortunately, almost always ended in -- more or less comical -- disaster. It seems that the country's... More »
  

Imagine 2014 Review: DEADLY VIRTUES: LOVE. HONOUR. OBEY Is Lean, Mean, And Surprising

(An alternative title could be "Home Invasion: Rope. Torture. Show.") One of the titles world premiering at the Imagine film Festival Amsterdam this year is Ate de Jong's Deadly Virtues: Love. Honour. Obey., his first film since the costly flop... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

KANE: Canada's Unstable Ground Options Douglas Borton's Horror Novel

Heh. I was just with these two fine people last night sharing a pre-screening drink. I caught wind of something in the conversations around the table last night, and here we are this morning announcing that Canadian production outfit Unstable... More »
  

Not for Those with Murophobia: Teasers for Guillermo del Toro's THE STRAIN

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's brilliant vampire book The Strain will be coming to television via FX this summer. A new short teaser was just released, showing the impending, dooming darkness about to befall New York City and the world. I'm... More »
  

Review: SOFT IN THE HEAD, A Drama That Hits Hard, Harder, Hardest

Filmmaker Nathan Silver's cinema is a cinema of people. Hard and foul and furious and loveable and resilient people.Now I know that may seem like a rather odd statement to make, when, after all cinema is full of people. But... More »
  
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