Boy, I wanted to love this movie. Really, I did. I mean, the first shot of the film is a delight: a woman is passively driving in a car. She gets out, windshield wipers still flailing away, and pulls out... More »
As audience empathy tests go, killing the dog is perhaps the most capital of movie-crimes. Here it is gleefully committed in the opening minutes; a bellwether for the casually curious to beware. Several other canine-murders are peppered throughout the... More »
Indian actress Radhika Apte has been all over the place as of late. From her head-turning performances in films like Parched to her critically acclaimed and award winning role in international omnibus Madly (directed in part by Anurag Kashyap), she... More »
One of the strange delights on the documentary festival circuit at the moment is David Farrier and Dylan Reeves' investigative rabbit-hole of a film, Tickled. Magnolia pictures, who are distributing the film, have the difficult challenge of advertising a film... More »
The first domestic trailer for Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0 has appeared online ahead of its June 24th Indian cinema release. The film is Kashyap's third to appear in the Cannes Director's Fortnight and the first since 2013's Ugly. Raman... More »
Back in 2009, I caught a little movie called Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf at a beer-soaked midnight screening at the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. I was tipsy, but I was also blown away by this super fun slice... More »
Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a madly prolific filmmaker, completing some 40 features, plus three short films, plus more than one television series, plus two dozen plays and more and more, all in less than 15 years. Fassbinder was also an... More »
Some concepts pretty much sell themselves and Mark Fehse's Sky Sharks is very much one of those. Picture, if you will, Nazi zombies riding jet propelled sharks through the skies in a revived reign of terror. Now imagine dropping cult... More »
A couple of months ago, we brought you the trailer for Fabien Dubois' new short film Here We Are. A gorgeous visual and psychological peek into strange happenings in remotest Iceland, Dubois has now made the film available for viewing... More »
An admission up front: I am a huge fan of Tamil film superstar Suriya. If I were to compare him to a similar performer in Hollywood, I’d say he’s kind of like the Gerard Butler of Kollywood. He’s a buff... More »
Ahead of its premiere this month at the Cannes Film Festival, Na Hong-jin's The Wailing, his follow-up to The Chaser and The Yellow Sea, has been picked up for North American distribution by Well Go USA, which just launched the... More »
Take a look at your new scruffy-looking nerf herder. Alden Ehrenreich is in final negotiations to play the young Han Solo in Disney's standalone origin story, according to multiple sources across the Internet this morning. Ehrenreich, the 26-year-old California native... More »
Hundreds of actors work on a film production but only a phenomenon as huge and unique as Star Wars really make fans interested in basically every single one of them, including the extras and the masked performers. This real fascination... More »
Studio Canal is releasing Jesse Thomas Cook's rural horror film The Hexecutioners in the UK later this month. Given the island nation’s running history with rural horror flick we believe this is right up the UK’s alley. We would like... More »
Elegantly mounted and gorgeously shot, Phantom of the Theatre is a stuffy ghost story from China that fails to be as haunting as its premise. Borrowing elements from Phantom of the Opera, the new film is set in Shanghai in... More »
It begins with chaos: shouting voices calling out in alarm, a cacophony of sound, and a flourish of a camera moving through a thick crowd. It ends with similar sounds and a similar shot, one far less sinister and disconcerting.... More »
We've already seen a few promos for Park Chan-wook's Cannes-bound The Handmaiden but this new international trailer really delivers the goods. Hypnotic, weird and gorgeous, the film looks to offer what we love about the flimmaker's style in spades, but... More »
Creepy! Our exclusive clip from Phantom of the Theatre reminds me of Nietzsche's witticism: "If you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." Or, perhaps more to the point, the warning in Candyman about... More »
Korea's Yeon Sang-ho burst on to the world cinema scene back in 2011 with his Director's Fortnight selected animated feature King Of Pigs. And Yeon turned heads not just for the fact that he was directing animation in Korea -... More »
Jill "Sixx Tape" Gevargizian's fifth short film (following Grammy, Call Girl and the Soska Blood Drive PSAs The Luhrmanns and Police Brutality) The Sylist stars Najarra Townsend (Contracted, Substance) and Jennifer Plas (The unReal Housewives of Kansas City). They say... More »
This week, we can all return to Wonderland in James Bobin's Alice Through the Looking Glass, though Peter Martin doesn't really much recommend that in his review. Still, one familiar face, or rather voice, is there to greet us: Alan Rickman's. One of many celebrities we've lost this year to...
Fantaspoa’s tradition of paying homage to living legends of genre cinema, such as Lloyd Kaufman, Richard Stanley and Fabio Frizzi, continues in 2016 with a mini retrospective dedicated to fearless filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith, key figure of the so-called Ozploitation subgenre. In part thanks to the likes of Mark Hartley, director...
We're nearing that time of the year again, at the end of May, when we get to celebrate the birthdays of three of the biggest legends horror cinema has ever known. I'm talking of course about Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Had they all still lived, Peter would...
This week sees the wide release of Shane Black's The Nice Guys, and as Jason Gorber says in his review it stars a great Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. But in a supporting role, it also stars Kim Basinger! Now well into her sixties, Kim Basinger is still the remarkable...
Well, here we are again (inasmuch as the word "again" can be applied to a problem that never went away, and which we've all known about for as many as twenty years). The subject of a blistering indictment penned by Ronan Farrow (plus one jaw-dislocatingly savage jab in an opening...