Offscreen Brussels 2015: Line-up And Recommendations

Next week the Offscreen Festival in Brussels will start, providing an eclectic mix of films and events from the 4th of March till the 22nd of March. Most of the content can be considered "genre", as the festival has... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Hou Hsiao-hsien's MILLENNIUM MAMBO!

While we've been rather fixated on the Alex de la Iglesia retrospective running at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox right now - as we should be, being that we're presenting it - there's plenty of other good stuff going on there,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

CATCH ME DADDY: Watch The Teaser For The UK Thriller

Prolific music video director Daniel Wolfe made the sort of splash with his debut feature, Catch Me Daddy, that most can only dream of. Following a premiere in Cannes the film went on to a lengthy festival run that included... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E04, HERO (Or, The Plan Comes Together)

With its fourth impressive episode so far, we can now confidently say that Better Call Saul knows what its doing and is doing it well. It's a worthy successor to Breaking Bad, not because it slavishly mimics what that show... More »
By Simon Cocks   
  

Dick Maas' Killer Lion Will PREY On Amsterdam

He's brought us a possessed elevator with The Lift. He unleashed Christmas horrors with Sint. And now veteran Dutch helmer Dick Maas is poised to release a hungry lion on the streets of Amsterdam with his next feature, Prey, now... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Yubari 2015: MAKEUP ROOM Takes Top Award In Fantastic Off Theatre Competition

Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival wrapped up its snow-set celebration of genre madness after announcing winners at the Closing Ceremony. Five of the eight films in the Fantastic Off Theatre Competition received prizes but it was former adult video director... More »
  

Verhoeven's ELLE Promises Parisian Perversion

Dutch helmer Paul Verhoeven is back in the saddle with Elle, just the fourth directorial effort from the prolific auteur since the turn of the millennium and his first ever in the French language. But while the language may be... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Trailer For Matt Lucas' POMPIDOU Will Make You Want To Stab Out Your Eyes

Hands up everyone who remembers when Matt Lucas was funny. And I don't just mean a little bit funny ... during the first couple seasons of Little Britain, Lucas was arguably one of the funniest men on the planet. But... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Giveaway: Win This Zombie Survival Pack And Poster From ZOMBIEWORLD

Hey, fans of free swag, our next big giveaway is a whopper. We have ten (TEN!!!) zombie survival packs and posters to give away for the upcoming "Zomnibus" film Zombieworld. Zombieworld is being released on DVD and digital download tomorrow,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Four Friends, Twenty Two Kilos Of Coke. Check Out The Trailer For HOMIES.

Dutch helmer Jon Karthaus makes his feature debut with Homies, an action comedy that opened strong in the Netherlands late in January. Love Eternal star Robert de Hoog takes the lead as Timo, one of a group of friends swept... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Discover HOW TO AVOID EVERYTHING In Subtitled Trailer For Dutch Award Winner

The latest project from the team behind The Deflowering Of Eva Van End, Michiel ten Horn's How To Avoid Everything (Aanmodderfakker) has swept a handful of Dutch film awards including Golden Calves for Best Film, Best Script and Best Actor... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

HARUKO'S PARANORMAL LABORATORY Teaser Is Every Bit As Odd As You Might Hope

When Lisa Takeba's sophomore feature, Haruko's Paranormal Laboratory, premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam you may have thought to yourself, "That movie with the TV-headed guy looks like it might be a little bit odd." You would be correct.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Korean Box Office: Detectives and Spies Lead Lunar New Year Weekend

Business shot up 70% over last week, as 3.88 million holiday spectators flooded the theaters, however that figure was over a million lower than last year's Lunar New Year weekend. Granted it's not exactly as fair comparison as LNY itself... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Review: JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING, An Unusually Mature And Assured Feature Debut

First-time helmer Sugita Masakazu made a splash at the Berlin International Film Festival last year with Joy of Man's Desiring, a quietly devastating and deeply lyrical picture paying tribute to all the children who have lost loved ones as a... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Berlinale 2015 Review: DYKE HARD's Zany Queer Musical Rock and Roll Extravaganza Worships The Best Of Trash

The Berlinale belongs in the triumvirate of most followed film festivals, eagerly pushing its fingers on the pulse of world cinema. As such, it brings a vast variety of oeuvres from all over the globe dubbed as arthouse films. Many... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: VIDEOPHILIA (AND OTHER VIRAL SYNDROMES) Lust and Loathing in Viral Lima

The emerging director Juan Daniel F. Molero premiered his second film Videophilia (And Other Viral Syndromes) in the shrine of progressive audiovisual endeavours: Rotterdam. This rising star -- and somewhat young renaissance man -- is currently fiercely multitasking as director,... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Alex da la Iglesia Kicking Off MY BIG NIGHT With Segura, Silva, Casas And More!

Rejoice, fans of Alex de la Iglesia, for the Spanish madman shows no signs of slowing down. The Accion Mutante director kicks off his latest production next week with a cast sure to keep fans old and new very happy.Single... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EL CLAN: First Teaser For Trapero's Next Introduces Real Life Crime Family

Throughout the 1980s Argentina's Puccio family operated a highly lucrative - albeit violent - family business. Behind the veneer of high society and general acclaim, with one of the clan's children a member of national rugby team, the Puccio clan... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Thailand International Film Destination Festival 2015 Brings Stars To Bangkok

The third annual Thailand International Film Destination Festival wound up last week with the glittering pantheon of the Thailand's A list actors and actresses gliding along the red carpet to celebrate their lustrous, beautiful selves - and of course their... More »
  

The Queen Of Spades Claims Souls In Russian Horror SPECULUM

With the Blumhouse style of horror dominating the American scene - low cost shockers emphasizing atmosphere over gore - it seems only a matter of time before the rest of the world takes notice and works the formula with their... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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