OJUJU Director Takes A Trip to O-TOWN

Nigerian helmer CJ 'Fiery' Obasi came on to the radar here at TwitchFilm last year with his feature film, Ojuju. Nigeria's first zombie film, Ojuju was pieced together under incredibly difficult circumstances with minimal resources and yet the film has... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FIRES ON THE PLAIN: Watch The Trailer For Tsukamoto's War Picture

Tetsuo The Iron Man director Tsukamoto Shinya takes a turn into some very different material with Fires On The Plain, his adaptation of Ooka Shohei's novel chronicling the last, desperate days of Japanese soldiers stationed in the Philippines in World... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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   
  

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 »
  

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 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   
  

THE STRANGER: New Trailer, Poster, US Release Date

"A vampire film that doesn't scream that it's a vampire film," is how our own Michele "Izzy" Galgana began her review of The Stranger, which screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, last fall. Poised for release by IFC Midnight... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE THIEVES Director Delivers More High Gloss Action With ASSASSINATION Trailer

South Korea's Choi Dong-hun has arguably become the nation's most reliable purveyor of big time, high gloss popcorn cinema with just enough depth to keep even critics happy. Choi has delivered a string of big time hits in Korea -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS: Take A Trip To The Hotel California In This Exclusive Clip

Kris Elgstrand's TIFF-selected musical comedy Songs She Wrote About People She Knows begins the Toronto leg of its public release tomorrow night at the Carlton Cinemas - with the director hosting an evening of alcohol fueled, audience participation songs they... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Byron Mann Lays A Beating In This Clip From Steven Seagal's ABSOLUTION

Steven Seagal returns to screens alongside Vinnie Jones in the upcoming Absolution and while the action veteran is not to be seen in this new, exclusive clip from the film have no fear: co-star Byron Mann's pretty damn good at... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This: JIÀOLIÀN [COACH], An Inside Look At Basketball In China

It's rare on 'Crowdfund This' to feature a campaign for a documentary, which makes today an intriguing one on the outset. But wait until you take a closer look at just what Esteban Argüello's Jiàoliàn [Coach] has in store. Jiàoliàn... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Review: WELCOME TO ME, Comedy That Bleeds Into Trauma

Kristen Wiig has been enjoying a lengthy run of success since leaving Saturday Night Live in 2012. Her humor is punctuated by awkward, uncomfortable stares, or lines delivered with more weight -- loneliness, sadness, regret -- than they seem to... More »
By Teresa Nieman   
  

Review: THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED, Savagely Amusing

For all of us who feel Robert Zemeckis's Forrest Gump is a sentimental, condescending, apple pie enema to cinema lovers, and David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button somehow missed the mark, we finally have an entry in 'the man... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Review: FAR FROM MEN, A Western In Algeria

(How can you be Far From Men when Viggo is around?) An Algeria-based western might seem like an odd idea on paper, but David Oelhoffen's Far From Men (Loin des Hommes), starring Viggo Mortensen, turns out to be a pretty... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

In This LEGEND Teaser, Check Tom Hardy... And Tom Hardy!

Several films have already been made about the Kray brothers, two notorious career criminals who ran a veritable gangster empire in London. This September we'll get another adaptation of their story: Legend, written and directed by Brian Helgeland, and starring... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Watch The New Teaser For SOME KIND OF HATE

The world premiere of Some Kind of Hate will take place at the Stanley Film Festival on May 2 at 1:30 p.m. [Note corrected time] --- just days away. Adam Egypt Mortimer's feature will focus on dead high school girl... More »
  

Review: IRIS, Albert Maysles' Last Solo Film

Meet Iris. The most precious 91-year-old on Earth. Now meet Iris, the most charming documentary about the most darling 91-year-old on Earth. (Note: Iris is now 93, which means this cover girl is still en vogue.)  Iris is directed by... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

"There Are No Chicks With Dicks" In The New Red Band TED 2 Trailer

Say what you like about Seth MacFarlane, Ted was funny, and made a huge amount of money all over the world. Like US$550 million. That's Fast & Furious big. For a comedy, about Marky Mark and a CGI bear with... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Love And Robots In Finland With LOVEMILLA

It's just another young romance in Teemu Nikki's Lovemilla except that, you know, Milla's alcoholic parents have turned into zombies and her boyfriend has spent all the money they were saving to move out to have himself robotically augmented. And... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Trailer For Van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX

Following the international success of his most recent effort, Borgman, expectations are running high for Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam's upcoming Schneider vs Bax. the veteran helmer has fused arthouse impulses with a wickedly dark sense of humor throughout his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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