Latin Beat: Chile's FLYING FISH And RUIZ, Terror Fest Peru, Mexico's Triumph

What is happening in Latin America? We have mini-reports from three of our expert correspondents who live in Chile, Peru, and Mexico. First up, we have news on the two latest local films opening in Chile -- reviews for both are... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks TMNT, THE GIVER, EXPENDABLES 3 And More!

Loads of end-of-season flicks to talk about, including the truly egregious TMNT, the barely-better-than-the-last-one Expendables 3, YA dystopian romp The Giver, and a brief shout-out to Frank and Calvary.Video embedded below... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: F.W. Murnau's FAUST - A GERMAN FOLK LEGEND

In today's cinematic marketplace, audiences have grown increasingly used to Hollywood fare dominating both domestic and international box offices. In the last few years we have even seen studios steer their biggest blockbusters increasingly towards overseas markets, with particular focus... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Jeff Bridges

This week, the film adaptation of young-adult novel The Giver appears in cinemas, and the two elder people in it are played by Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. They've both had plenty of awesome moments in their careers and could... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Memories Of The Future: Chris Marker Retro With Newly Restored LEVEL FIVE At BAM

With the theatrical release of the digitally restored 1997 film Level 5, Brooklyn's own BAM Cinematek is hosting a rare retrospective of Chris Marker, one of the most singular voices in cinema history.Marker passed on in 2012. But as a... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Come Back, Damon Lindelof

On the day of the Great Departure, Damon Lindelof cancelled his Twitter account in mid-sentence, as befits the content of his new series, The Leftovers. None of us even got a chance to say goodbye. Nor were any of us,... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Remembering Robin Williams

Mork & Mindy, The Fisher King, Deconstructing Harry, Toys, Aladdin, The World According To Garp, Good Will Hunting: A small smattering of films and shows for which Robin Williams will be forever remembered. A Julliard-trained actor with a wild comedic... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Shark Week - JAWS And DEEP BLUE SEA

A minor diversion this week away from talk of turtles or tornadoes, in favour of talking about two of my favourite requisite caetusian creature features.Jaws needs little introduction, perhaps, but it's still well worth pointing out that this accidental masterpiece... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: Twitch Wraps It Up With Our Reviews And Top Picks

It was a banner year, the 18th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival. Yes, the festival is old enough to drink alcohol now in La Belle Province, and over the three weeks of cinema -- both cutting edge and... More »
  

Hooray For Hollywood! No, Hollywood STILL Did Not Steal Your Script

For the last few days, my various in-boxes have been overflowing with friends, associates and strangers alike wanting to know what I think about the latest apparent revelation courtesy of the interwebs. "Did you know Nic Pizzolatto was a plagiarist??"... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Helen Mirren

This week, Lasse Hallström's The Hundred-Foot Journey premieres in the US, a story about two restaurants making each other's existence miserable, until mutual respect and romance get the upper hand. But what caught my eye here was the actress playing... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Can You Make A Movie About The Han Solo Character, Or Not?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, five Han Solos walk into a bar. (Or a prison. And one of them is a tree, and quite a sweet one at that - not Han Solo-ish at all.) By the end of the... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks GUARDIANS, GET ON UP, And More

Another huge Marvel summer blockbuster has exploded at the box office, this one directed by Super's James Gunn. I never thought Guardians of the Galaxy would hit it off with audiences, but I'm pleased to see it doing as well as... More »
  

Guanajuato 2014: Roger Corman's Master Class (Recap And Photos)

B movie king Roger Corman was honored this year at the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF). A selection of both Corman-directed and produced films were screened during the festival, at such venues as the city's Teatro Juarez, the graveyard, and the... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: Bradley King And BP Cooper Talk Truth, Photography, And TIME LAPSE

There are some post-screening Q&A periods that are so well balanced, succinct and engaging that they do the job better than an lengthy one-on-one interview. The session with both of the Time Lapse writers, Bradley King (who also directed the film) and... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Brendan Gleeson

This week sees the North American release of John Michael McDonagh's Calvary, starring the fantastic Brendan Gleeson. While never the handsomest man on screen, Brendan's rough exterior lends him a great authenticity, and believable physical strength. Whether he plays a... More »
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Calling All Music Lovers! Sound + Vision 2014 Brings Various Sonic Delights to NYC

Sound + Vision Film Festival, a showcase of music documentaries from world over, celebrates its second outing at FSLC, here in NYC. This year's festival consists of eclectic mix of new films, retrospectives and musical performances and more. The lineup... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: All The World Is Waiting For You, Wonder Woman

What a difference a year makes. At last year's Comic Con, Wonder Woman was "tricky." At the 2014 event, she was the belle of the ball. Admittedly, it was a slow news year. Zack Snyder's reveal of Gal Gadot's costume... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Fear & Loathing At Comic-Con, Part 3: Reptilian Rape Culture

CHAPTER 6: SELL IT TO ME, BABY!Uzi is adamant that we get dinner immediately after finishing our session with the Sunshine Podium. "What are you in the mood for, Greg? I could go for some Mexican. Scratch that, I NEED some... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Ingmar Bergman

As most of the world suffers through the sweltering heat of summer, we head to the bleak and wintry climes of Sweden for this month's Full Disclosure. Each month, we focus on a different filmmaking force of world cinema and... More »
  
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