Criterion In August 2016: MCCABE & MRS. MILLER Leads A Strong Slate

Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller marked a turning point in cinema. Arriving after the commercial success of MASH and the bizarre noodling of Brewster McCloud, Altman's 1971 classic elevated muffled dialogue and the dirty authenticity of Vilmos Zsigmond's photography... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Now On Blu-ray: KRAMPUS And THE WITCH, Two Very Different Takes On Folk Horror

Over the last few weeks a pair of very different films that both center around folk stories have arrived on Blu-ray in the US. Michael Dougherty's long awaited follow-up to his suprise cult hit Trick 'R Treat is another holiday... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Hosoda Mamoru And Iwai Shunji Headed For Tokyo International Film Festival

Early news has arrived from Tokyo International Film festival as they announce major retrospectives from two of the country’s most compelling filmmakers. Animation maestro Hosoda Mamoru’s star has been on the rise for some time now. From 2006’s The Girl... More »
  

Third Window Unveils KEMONO MICHI, Rapid Eye Partnership, Twitch Discount

At the weekend I visited the HQ of excellent UK based distribution outfit Third Window Films where managing director Adam Torel was frantically drumming up cash to support his latest film project. Third Window will once again be teaming up... More »
  

Cannes 2016: Anurag Kashyap's Upcoming Horror GIDDY Part Of New Blumhouse Partnership

It was reported several months ago that US horror specialist Blumhouse Productions was branching out into local language productions. The first of these partnerships to be announced is with Phantom Films in India, the director's production house founded by Anurag... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Nic Winding Refn And Rupert Preston To Remake WITCHFINDER GENERAL

More news about Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn this morning. The director announced that he is reuniting with the UK based distributor that helped get Refn's Pusher out into the World. We are all indebted to this man, Rupert Preston. ... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Wild Bunch And Vendian Enter Production Pact With Nic Winding Refn. First Up, MANIAC COP

Deadline is reporting that production companies Wild Bunch and Vendian Entertainment have entered into a first-look deal with Danish director auteur Nicolas Winding Refn. This gives the two companies the first chance over anyone else to finance projects with Refn's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Exclusive DIVINE ACCESS Clip: Being Replaced Doesn't Feel Too Good

Nobody likes the idea of being replaced, which perhaps explains why Gary Cole is none too happy in our exclusive clip from Divine Access. As it happens, Cole is one of my personal favorite actors, the kind of supporting player... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Cannes 2016: Nordic Genre Cinema Celebrated With Viking Helmets

Sure, the Cannes Film Festival sounds like an ultra-serious consideration of the latest and greatest in world cinema. But who knew it included the wearing of viking helmets? We've been provided with three photos from the (scandalous?) Nordic Genre Party... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

BUSTER KEATON - THE COMPLETE SHORT FILMS: Full Specs, Clip From Upcoming Masters Of Cinema Blu-ray Set

Eureka! Entertainment will be bringing 32 Buster Keaton shorts to Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK, when its four-disc Buster Keaton - The Complete Short Films 1917 - 1923 comes to the Masters Of Cinema on 18... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Introducing The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Now Taking Submissions For Inaugural Fest

If you live in Philadelphia or anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. and are looking for a genre film festival to get your kicks at then may we direct you towards the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival?  PUFF is... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Raven Banner Entertainment Lands Worldwide Sales Rights For Finland's First Superhero Flick, RENDEL

News out of the market at Cannes is that local lads Raven Banner Entertainment have landed the worldwide sales rights for Finland's first superhero movie. Rendel. The trailer has been out for a while and you may have a look... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Crowdfund This: ORIENT CITY, A Hand Drawn Samurai-Western Animation

There is just something about the combinations of the western and samurai film genres that can produce some real movie magic. They have complemented each other over the decades and history is rife with great examples of influences (Seven Samurai... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Now On DVD/VOD: SCHERZO DIABOLICO, Deviously Disturbing Horror Thrills

An initially intriguing thriller setup leads to something quite honestly disturbing in Adrián García Bogliano's Scherzo Diabolico, now available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms (and on DVD, too!). Opening with helicopter-style overhead shots, following a car as... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Melbourne 2016: World Premiere THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM To Open MIFF

The Melbourne International Film Festival is weeks away, but the excitement is already growing for this year's event. Hopefully to set the tone, MIFF have announced key sponsor Grey Goose Vodka as well as some information on the fun genre-blender... More »
  

Win A Copy Of SCREAM Season One Signed By The Cast

The first season of the television version of Scream was released on DVD last week in time for any last minute binging before the second season begins on May 30th.. If you need a copy, or, are a avid fan... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Win A REGRESSION Blu-ray From Anchor Bay And Dimension

Alejandro Amenábar's (The Others, The Sea Inside) latest psychological thriller Regression arrived on May 10 on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films, and Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital. If you have not already... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

NYC Happenings: Rooftop Films Summer Series Celebrates 20th Edition With More Screenings And Live Music Than Ever

One of the best things about summer in New York City is the bonanza of outdoor cultural activities on offer every day of the week. Specifically, it's a great time for outdoor film screenings and live concerts. One of the... More »
  

NYC Happenings: BAMcinemaFest, NYC's Premier Independent Film Showcase, Returns With a Wide-Ranging Slate

BAMcinemaFest, New York's premier independent film showcase, returns for its eighth edition with a typically eclectic, wide-ranging slate presenting some of the most interesting, challenging, and acclaimed American independent films to play the festival circuit. Screening from June 15 through... More »
  

INTERCHANGE: The Colors And Feathers Dazzle In First Trailer For Dain Said's Supernatural Noir

It was only the beginning of the month that we shared some stills from Dain Said's upcoming supernatural noir Interchange. Lo and behold the film is at the market in Cannes and we have a teaser trailer to share with... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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