Review: BLOOD TIES Knots Up 1970s New York

To call Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties a love letter to the 1970s is a bit of an understatement. The Clive Owen, Billy Crudup brothers-on-opposite-sides-of-the-law drama absolutely oozes with 1970s nostalgia, from its impeccable costume and production design to its almost... More »
  

Give Jesus Your Money! The FIST OF JESUS Punching Its Way To Feature Length!

Jesus is coming and he's spreading carnage wherever he goes.Imagine, if you will, that a young Alex de la Iglesia were to remake Monty Python's The Life Of Brian. This is, in essence, what Spanish directors David Munoz and Adrian... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Imagine Film Festival 2014 Reveals Whopping Line-up

On the 9th of April this year, the Amsterdam-based Imagine Film Festival will start, opening with Christophe Gans' Beauty And The Beast. And now that the festival's site reveals its entire program, it turns out that its opener is not... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Věra Chytilová, The First Lady Of Czech Cinema, Has Passed

Czech New Wave director Věra Chytilová passed away earlier this week, on March 12, according to the Prague Post. She was 85 years old. Chytilová is best known to international cinephiles as the master mind behind Daisies, the rambunctious, undefinable... More »
  

Watch The Impressive Trailer For French Scifi Short ENTITY

Just beginning what will surely be a long and successful festival run, Andrew Desmond's Entity is one seriously ambitious - and from the looks of the trailer, seriously gorgeous - scifi short. Alias Hilsum plays an astronaut ejected into space... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cast Out The Devil With The International Trailer For Marc Carrete's ASMODEXIA

Marc Carrete's Spanish horror film Asmodexia is just putting the final buff and polish on its post production before rolling out to the international festival circuit and one of the consequences of its impending completion is the arrival of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Take To The Skies With The Trailer For DOCTOR PROCTOR'S FART POWDER!

Yes, Arild Frohlich's adaptation of Jo Nesbo's hugely popular children's book Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder hits Norwegian screens very soon and after a mock ad for the good Doctor's marquee product and a string of images from production the full... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Producers Of TROLLHUNTER Return With Road Racing Comedy BORNING

There have been a flood of fast car movies releasing around the globe in recent years for one very simple reason: The Fast And The Furious. The blockbuster franchise has been a huge hit all around the globe, leading local... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer: Highly Anticipated Polish Blockbuster WARSAW 44

Warsaw Uprising was one of the most crucial World War II operations by the Polish resistance Home Army. It was a desperate attempt at liberating Warsaw from the Nazi occupation, and one that was doomed from the start. Though after... More »
  

Film4 FrightFest Really, Really Wants You to Turn Your Bloody Phone Off!

So much so, that they've made a competition! While last year, a select group of filmmakers were invited to make short idents "encouraging" patrons to turn off their phones (and it was an amazing set of idents), this year they're... More »
  

The Undead Arrive In Denmark! Watch The ZOMBIEHAGEN Teaser!

Not even good social services can save you from the undead. That appears to be the unwritten message behind Jonas Ussing's Danish short film Zombiehagen. A 25 minute short film set in Denmark's capitol, Ussing has just released the first... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: IN FEAR Takes A White-Knuckle Ride On A Dark Night

New couple Tom and Lucy are on their way to a music festival, to meet up with friends, camp, and explore their new relationship, when things go terribly awry. In Fear opens with Lucy in the loo of a pub,... More »
  

Review: HONEY, A Beautifully Nuanced Directorial Debut From Actress Valeria Golino

Irene (Jasmine Trinca) lives alone by the ocean and has a peculiar job -- assisting deaths in terminally ill patients and their families by observing and providing poison used in putting down sick pets. Assisted suicide is a taboo subject... More »
  

Watch The Pitch Trailer For Icelandic Miniseries GRILLINGUR

Icelandic filmmaker Logi Hilmarsson first popped up on our radar when his short film Þygdarafl (Gravity) played at the Tribeca Film Festival. Hilmarsson has just sent word that he has a new project in the works, a television miniseries called... More »
  

Review: STALINGRAD Offers Massive Visual Spectacle But Little Else

Its US release coming on the heels of the just-wrapped Sochi Olympics, where Russia presented a noble image of itself for both domestic and international consumption, the Russian war film Stalingrad seeks to do much the same in cinematic terms. It... More »
  

Trailer: Polish Psychological Thriller THE WORD

How far would you go to make up for mistakes that ruined your relationship? Through mixing elements of coming-of-age drama and psychological thriller, Anna Kazejak (Flying Pigs) delves into painful and difficult issues of young love, infidelity, and emotional manipulation. Three... More »
  

Belgian Black Comedy HALFWEG Puts A Different Spin On Haunting

Geoffrey Enthoven and the rest of the creative team behind European hit Come As You Are move into rather different territory with their latest effort, Halfweg. Freshly on Belgian screens this week the film is a black comedy with a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Totally Manic Trailer For Turkish Horror AMMAR Evokes Old School Raimi

As the saying goes, talent borrows while genius steals. And while stealing certainly isn't enough to make you a genius if you're going to steal you should steal from the best and Ammar director Özgür Bakar - to say nothing... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Turkish Boogeyman Lurks In The Woods Of GULYABANI

Dear women of Turkey, or at least women of Orçun Benli's Gulyabani: If you happen to find yourself alone in the remote woods when you stumble upon a sealed well in the middle of nowhere, just leave it sealed. Don't... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

OPEN WINDOWS: Black Leather, New Poster For Nacho Vigalondo Thriller

I had the opportunity to see Nacho Vigalondo's third feature Open Windows at the European Film Market in Berlin earlier this month. And while I can't tell you any details, I can say that it was pretty incredible: intelligent, innovative, brilliantly... More »
  
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