NY Indian Film Fest 2016 Review: PARCHED Pleads For Peace And Equality In The Face Of Violence

It is dangerous to be a woman in India these days. While I sincerely hate to paint an entire country with such broad strokes, this is the story I'm told over and over again by the news of deadly gang... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

TICKLED Trailer Gently Teases Strangeness

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 »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

108 Media And SENSORIA's Christian Hallman Launch New Genre Label

Distribution label 108 Media and Swedish director Christian Hallman have combined their powers for good. They announced last week that they have started up a new genre label, 108 MadCap. 108 Madcap will encompass films from across the sci-fi, horror,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

NY Indian Film Fest 2016 Review: KOTHANODI, A Quartet Of Dark Fables From The Rivers Of Assam

Far from the hustle and bustle of India's big film industries in Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad is the western state of Assam. This state borders China to the north, and stretches almost all the way to Myanmar in the west.... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Dances With Films Presents Their 2016 Narrative Lineup

Veteran DIY Fest Dances With Films shuffles out on the stage today the full narrative feature and short film lineup for their 19th edition, which bows June 2 - 12 at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. This year's theme... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

EL GIGANTE: Have A Look At The Japanese Fan Comic

When your fans are awesome, they are pretty damned awesome. When they show up on your front yard? Not so much.   Thank goodness for those crazy kids at Luchagore Productions some of their craziest fans of their short film... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Cannes 2016: Anurag Kashyap's RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 Gets A Dark Domestic Trailer

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 »
By J Hurtado   
  

Exclusive: Poster Debut For Kurando Mitsutake's KARATE KILL From The Dude Designs

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 »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: HERE ALONE, Having Loved And Lost In Time Of The Apocalypse

Two of the most mis-quoted lines in Lord Tennyson’s poem ‘In Memoriam’ are… 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all. These lines are often taken out of their context (the author’s mourning the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

RADIO DREAMS Interview: Babak Jalali On Absurdity and Working with Lars Ulrich

Iran-born writer/director Babak Jalali will enter the history books of the International Film Festival Rotterdam as the first winner in the revamped main competition where instead of honoring three emerging filmmakers, the award goes to only one. Jalali debuted with... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

BIG SHORT's Adam McKay To Direct Comic Book Movie IRREDEEMABLE, Adapted By DEAD SNOW's Tommy Wirkola

This is an interesting combination. Deadline reported yesterday that The Big Short director Adam McKay will be directing an adaptation of the Boom! Comics comic book Irredeemable. Further adding to the intrigue, Dead Snow writer and director Tommy Wirkola is... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: ELSTREE 1976 Presents The Human Side Behind A Space Opera

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 »
  

Crowdfund This: THE ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY, An R Rated Animated Movie From UGLY AMERICANS Creators

Well, glory to God in the highest, He's about to appear in an R-Rated cartoon from the same folks that brought us Ugly Americans, Superjail, Wonder Showzen, Golan the Insatiable, Golden Age, and The Jellies. We couldn't be happier to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE HEXECUTIONERS Coming To The UK Later This Month

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 »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: BELLADONNA OF SADNESS, A Spellbinding Work Of Carnal Beauty

Yamamoto Eiichi's long forgotten work of erotic fantasy, 1973's Belladonna of Sadness, is an unforgettable cinematic experience that has no equal, even all these years later. This project, the last film in a trilogy produced by manga legend Tezuka Osamu... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

HUNTING THE LEGEND PART II Heads Into Production With A New Angle

Justin Steeley is returning to the backwoods of Alabama to look for Sasquatches. The multi-hyphenate filmmaker wrote us to say that he is prepping the followup to his 2014 found footage flick Hunting the Legend. According to the footage from... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hot Docs 2016 Review: HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE Beautifully Mixes Craft And Emotion

The famous Serenity Prayer of american theologian Reinhold Niebuhr is as follows:  "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Jay... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Exclusive Poster Debut: Michel Gondry's MICROBE & GASOLINE

If you ask me, every road-trip movie should have a poster as gorgeous as this one for Microbe & Gasoline. We're pleased to present its exclusive debut. Here's the brilliantly brief official description: Written and directed by Michel Gondry, this... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE STYLIST Debuts Teaser & Poster

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 »
  

Frontières@Cannes: Announces Goes To Cannes Work-In-Progress Line-up

As the Frontières Global Domination Tour of 2016 carries on, having already conquered Brussels once again, market director Lindsay Peters and her team are preparing to invade Cannes in a couple weeks. Frontières recently announced a new partnership with the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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