Crowdfund This: The Short Film PRINCE ALI Will Embrace Cultural Perspective

The dramatic short film Prince Ali would mark quite the departure of style from what we would expect of director Kevin Hamedani and screenplay writer Max Borenstein. Hamedani wrote and directed the horror flick Zombies of Mass Destruction. Borenstein wrote Godzilla.... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: THE DEVIL IS A PART-TIMER Delivers Funny Anime-Fast-Food

(If you thought curly fries were the most twisted thing in fast food, think again...) This week, the hit anime The Devil is a Part-Timer will be released in Australia and New Zealand, courtesy of local distributor Siren Visual. Known... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Crowdfund This: THE ONE & THE MANY Documents A Prison Theater Troupe In Italy

While rehabilitation programs in prisons is nothing new it is the more creative ones that catch your eye. The rehabilitation program at the maximum security prison Volterra in Italy is one program that caught the eye of filmmaker Inaya Yusuf.... More »
  

Hey Toronto! Win Tickets To COHERENCE - But Only If You Dare!

Do you live in Toronto, Canada, and have a burning desire to see a mind-bending thriller entitled Coherence that you may or may not be wildly enthusiastic about? Of course you do! I must admit, I was positive about the... More »
  

Funimation To Release COWBOY BEBOP For First Time On Blu-ray In North America

Cowboy Bebop is widely considered one of the all time great anime series, ever. And Funimation will release the complete series, fully remastered on Blu-ray, on December 16! You can sign up over at Funimation and be among the first... More »
  

Festival Do Rio 2014: SPRING, TOKYO TRIBE And OVER YOUR DEAD BODY In Midnight Lineup

If you happen to find yourself at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival between September 24 and October 8, you might want to check out their Midnight lineup. It is chock -- chock I tells ya! -- full of... More »
  

ECHOES OF A RONIN: Watch The Impressive Danish Martial Arts Short

Late last year, we got a taste of the Danish martial arts short Echoes of a Ronin, in the form of a gallery of images. Now, the film is finished, and you can watch it in its entirety here, with... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: DOCTOR WHO S8E04, LISTEN (Or, The Doctor Has A Question, Clara Has A Date, Both Go To The End Of The Universe)

"Listen" is Doctor Who at its best. And its scariest. The show hasn't been this terrifying in a while, and Steven Moffat's episode manages to have a bit of everything you could possibly want. It's gripping, funny and tense, providing... More »
  

Pretty Packaging: Take A Look At The Walerian Borowczyk Collection

Earlier this year, UK distributor Arrow Films announced they were planning to release newly remastered editions of Walerian Borowczyk's films, both on Blu-ray and DVD, as part of their Arrow Academy label. These releases would include several of his longer... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Is A Film For The Ages

Since I saw it back at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act Of Killing has lived up to my early impression - that the work is truly one of the great films of all time,... More »
  

These New Posters For Shankar And Vikram's AI Are Out Of This World

I've been waiting for Tamil blockbuster machine Shankar to impress me for several years, following the (critical) disappointment of Nanban. While Shankar's international star saw a little bit of light following the West's discovery of 2010 insane-athon Enthiran (Robot), he... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: THE EDITOR Is Eager To Please

The directors of The Editor, Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy, along with the rest of their cohorts from VHS-obsessed Winnipeg film collective Astron-6, must have been mighty pissed when they caught wind of Berberian Sound Studio. Peter Strickland's 2012 film was... More »
  

CANTINFLAS Is Mexico's Submission For The Academy Awards, LA DICTADURA PERFECTA Goes For The Goya

After the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) revealed which films were going to be considered for the 2015 Academy and Goya Awards, I said the "clear favorites" were the Cantinflas biopic and the political satire La Dictadura... More »
  

Exclusive: THESE FINAL HOURS Poster Premiere Gets Apocalyptic

Apocalyptic Australian thriller These Final Hours opens in select theaters in Canada on October 17 and will also be available across Canada on iTunes® and On-Demand the same day. To celebrate, we are pleased to premiere the gorgeous, yet still... More »
  

Watch The Exclusive Teaser For Raucous Australian Zombie Film WYRMWOOD

Though the Roache-Turner Brothers' Wyrmwood won't mark the first time that the undead have sauntered through Fantastic Fest we're willing to bet that this rowdy Australian effort will leave quite a mark when it arrives. Hugely stylish while adding a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

L'Etrange 2014: Sono Sion Talks TOKYO TRIBE And All Things Etrange

This past Monday, L'Etrange Festival brought together Sono Sion and 500 hyped up fans for an absolutely electric screening of Tokyo Tribe. Though the French speaking audience learned at the last minute the print would only have English subtitles, it... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Behold The Gorgeous Poster For Lee Sang-woo's Uncompromising I AM TRASH

The line-up for this year's Fantastic Fest is awash with festival faves and complete unknowns, including a bevy of World Premieres of films audiences will likely know next to nothing about. Chief among those is Lee Sang-woo's I Am Trash, a... More »
  

DANGER 5 Things Hitler Didn't Count On In Season 2 - Watch The Trailer Now!

You can't go back in time without cheese. Danger 5 know this all too well as they continue their bonkers mission to kill Hitler, only this time it's personal!The trailer from Dinosaur has hit, promising the most insane two minutes... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: THE VOICES, Silly And Schizoid

It's days after I saw it, and I still haven't decided if Marjane Satrapi's The Voices is sublime or shit. I think, frankly, that it's an unholy combination of both, a mess of a film that still has moments... More »
  

Watch The First Promo For John Woo's Romantic Epic THE CROSSING

While better known internationally as an orchestrator of high-end violence and mayhem, Hong Kong director John Woo can also handle melodrama. Case in point, his upcoming two-part romantic epic The Crossing.Zhang Ziyi, Kaneshiro Takeshi, Song Hyekyo and Huang Xiaoming star... More »
By Al Young   
  
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