Interview: Talking About Hitchcock, Showers, And Melons with 78/52 Director Alexandre O. Philippe

I met 78/52 director Alexander Philippe at the rooftop bar at our hotel in Puebla the night before the opening ceremony of Morbido. As festivals go if you do not know who someone is you ask if they have a... More »
By Andrew Mack   


To celebrate the Australian release of Spooks: The Greater Good on home video, Madman is giving you the chance to win one of FIVE copies of the film on DVD!When charismatic terrorist Adem Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Werner Herzog Announces First German Rogue Film School

Everyone's favorite cinematic curmudgeon, Werner Herzog, has announced that he's bringing his rogue film school teachings to Munich. Lucky attendees can learn what that means if they are one of the selected few; 65 students maximum will be admitted. And... More »

Black Nights 2015 Review: UNDER THE SUN, A Peek At North Korean Propaganda

For much of the world, North Korea is an enigma. What little we know of it comes either from those who have escaped (who do not tend to paint a pretty picture) or what little information comes from the country... More »

A(R)MEN: Watch The New Short Film From DEAD SNOW Effects Supervisor

Though you may not know Steinar Kaarstein by name there's a fighting chance you're familiar with his work if you've been keeping tabs on the recent wave of Scandinavian genre film. The VFX supervisor for both Dead Snow films, Kaarstein... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE LURE Trailer Delivers Mermaids And Strippers In 1980s Warsaw

Well, now. If director Agnieszka Smoczyńska is to be believed it would appear that things in 1980s Warsaw were a fair bit more colorful and a whole lot stranger than we might have expected looking in from the outside.Smoczyńska's feature... More »
By Todd Brown   

"Nobuhiko Obayashi: A Retrospective": 5 Highlights From a Fantastic Oeuvre

"Nobuhiko Obayashi: A Retrospective," screening at Japan Society through December 5, offers a long-overdue (re)introduction to a fascinating and innovative filmmaker, one of the few of his generation still active. He's best known for his 1977 cult classic House, but... More »

Kevin Smith And Rob Zombie Headline Sundance Midnight Lineup

Sundance have announced the nine films that will make up their Midnight At Park City lineup at the 2016 edition of the festival, a US-centric list that mixes established names such as Kevin Smith and Rob Zombie, with young up... More »
By Todd Brown   

Review: KEEPER OF DARKNESS Exorcises Nick Cheung's Directorial Demons

While remaining committed to the horror genre, Nick Cheung's second outing as director is a huge improvement on 2013's Hungry Ghost Ritual. Again casting himself in the lead, Cheung this time leaves writing duties to Yeung Sin Ling (Inner Senses,... More »
By James Marsh   

Black Nights 2015 Review: GHOST MOUNTAINEER, The Scariest Stories Are True

Growing up in Canada, you develop a healthy respect for the cold, when you could die just from being caught outside, not to mention activities that could have you buried under snow, or trapped in places with no civilization for... More »

Five Flavours 2015 Review: THE LIGHT SHINES ONLY THERE Finds Hope In The Darkness

Sleepy Hokkaido sets the stage for an unusual friendship in The Light Shines Only There, in which a stoic young man holding on to a secret pain befriends a yellow-toothed, happy-go-lucky wastrel on parol. Destitution, emotional turmoil abound, yet this... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Black Nights 2015 Review: MA, A Mesmerizing Study In Movement And Myth

Celia Rowlson-Hall studied choreography and dance, but has turned her considerable talents in those areas to film and video, and her first feature-length film Ma is a experimental wonder, a strange retelling of the Virgin Mary, which becomes a pilgrimage... More »

Black Nights 2015 Review: NIGHT SHIFT, Iranian Drama Meets Hitchcock

Niki Karimi has had a stellar career in Iranian cinema, first beginning as an actor, and moving into writing and directing in the past decade. Her most recent feature, Night Shift, is a serious and unusual blend of domestic drama... More »

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING In Cinemas!

Thanks to Australian distributor Icon Film Distribution, we have FIVE double passes for Absolutely Anything to give away to our readers. This outrageous comedy is directed by Terry Jones (Life of Brian) and stars Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley,... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

IP MAN 3 Hong Kong Trailer: "Ip Man's Wing Chun Isn't The Real Thing"

Director Wilson Yip and action superstar Donnie Yen's latest collaboration, Ip Man 3, will be released in its native Hong Kong in just over a month's time. Fans living in UK, Australia and New Zealand will also get to see... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Black Nights 2015 Review: THE BRIDE, Love In The Ruins

Federico García Lorca's play Blood Wedding has been popular for over 80 years, for its level of drama akin to Greek tragedy, blood feuds between families, and one woman caught between two men she loves. In The Bride, Paula Ortiz... More »

Black Nights 2015 Review: GRANDMA, Lily Tomlin At Her Finest

Lily Tomlin is having a renaissance, and we should all be thankful for that. A consummate performer and comedian, she has aged not only gracefully, but in strength as an actor. And her skills are on full display in Grandma.... More »

New York Korean 2015 Interview: Director Shin Su-won On MADONNA's Disturbing Real-Life Inspirations

Director Shin Su-won's Madonna is a stark and disturbing parable of extreme class inequality, rich versus poor, and society's increasing lack of value for human life.  At the New York Korean Film Festival, Director Shin explained how the sight of... More »
By Diva Vélez   

Disaster Strikes The CREW

While recent events are certainly going to pose challenges when it comes to selling an air disaster film in Russia it certainly appears as though director Nikolay Lebedev has delivered a high quality one with his upcoming Crew.A young pilot... More »
By Todd Brown   

New York Korean 2015 Interview: Ryoo Seung-wan On VETERAN's International Success And The Possibilities Of Leaving The Action Genre

Little did we know when we spoke with director Ryoo Seung-wan over the phone for the Los Angeles premiere of his Korean blockbuster, Veteran, that he would be here in the flesh as part of the New York Korean Film... More »
By Diva Vélez   
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