THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ Trailer Secures Its Position As Most Controversial Film Of SXSW

A beautiful young actress dies and a group of drunken young men can't resist the chance to see the corpse of a woman they've idolized in the morgue and ... yep. It goes there. Selected as part of the Midnighters... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Nightmarish Vision Of Impending Parenthood In Özkan Aksular's MUNAFIK Teaser

A simple concept very well executed is what you get in the teaser for Özkan Aksular's upcoming Turkish horror film Munafik (Hypocrites). While it's hard to get too specific with English language information on the film - the never reliable... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Biplanes Battle In Turkey's SON MEKTUP

Biplanes swoop and spin, cannons pound away on war ships, guns blaze, heroes weep, and things are just generally epic sized in the teaser for Özhan Eren's upcoming Turkish war picture Son Mektup. Set during the Battle of Gallipoli in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN, Awkward And Thoroughly Intriguing

Note to filmmakers: If you capture the legendary Alejandro Jodorowsky in conversation with another filmmaker and he turns to the camera to ask you a question, be sure to lead with that. Wisely, that's what first-time filmmaker Liv Corfixen does... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: THE SALVATION, A Hell Of A Lot Of Fun

It's no longer really much of a bold move to call Mads Mikkelsen one of the finest actors working in the world today. A consummate thespian, his performances are always intoxicating to watch, be they in silly pulp-populism when playing... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

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   
  

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   
  

Anders W Berthelsen Stages COMEBACK In Natasha Arthy's Latest

When last we heard from Danish director Natasha Arthy the occasion was her stellar 2007 martial arts coming of age story Fighter, a film that neatly balances out character drama with tightly choreographed martial arts and which was a selection... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! Fantasy Short THE FAUN OF HEALWOOD Promises Monsters From A Female Perspective

After his sci-fi short Exsequi V - which was selected for numerous festivals - French director Stéphane Artus is now working on The Faun Of Healwood, an ambitious fantasy project in which a bride takes on a creature to save her... More »
  

Aliens! Explosions! Menstruation! It's The Full ALIEN TAMPON Trailer!

Yep, some things just sort of speak for themselves and I'm sure that the creators of Alien Tampon are very much hoping that this is one of those things. Very much a deliberate cult project out of Germany, a first... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check The Trailer For Single Take Action Film VICTORIA

Given the huge scope of its program and the competing interests between press and buyers torn between arthouse and commercial instincts, Berlin tends not to be the 'buzziest' of the big festivals. Eyes are just pulled in too many directions... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Master Returns With The Trailer For Bent Hamer's 1001 GRAMS

It's been five years now since Norwegian helmer Bent Hamer was last on screens with 2010 effort Home For Christmas so fans of his smart and quirky fare have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of latest effort 1001 Grams. Selected... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DYKE HARD Trailer Delivers Cult Weirdness

What's that? Your day hasn't been quite weird enough yet? Well, here's the cure for that. It seems safe to say that Bitte Andersson's Dyke Hard is not what we've come to expect from the normally rather staid Swedish film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Road Trip In Reverse With The Teaser For Icelandic Comedy BACK

Icelandic production house Mystery Island had a bona fide international hit on their hands with their previous feature - the dark drama Metalhead - and while the tone of their latest effort could not possibly be more different I imagine... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Behold The DICKFACE

Back in 2011 Norway's Thomas Seeberg Torjussen and Eric Vogel rolled into Fantastic Fest with their animated short Dickface. It is, as you may have surmised, a short animation about a man with a penis for a nose, a situation... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Handsome Spanish Horror Short DON'T LOOK THERE

Yes, I know the title of Daniel Romero's short film says that you shouldn't look there but you really should. A selection of more film festivals than you'd care to shake a stick at - it's possible, but your arm... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

UK Trailer For BIG GAME Is In Love With Explosions

Jalmari Helander's big budget follow-up to Rare Exports is brash and loud and a whole lot of fun. After a rousing screening in the Midnight Madness program at TIFF, Big Game is starting to roll out to commercial audiences. Considering... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

First REGRESSION Trailer: Alejandro Amenábar Returns To His Dark Roots

It's been six years since his decline-of-the-Roman-Empire film Agora, but Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar is finally back with a new feature, Regression, due out this summer. And it looks like after his forays into biopics (with the Oscar-winning The Sea... More »
  

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects Of Desire: Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects of Desire (or Drafthouse FOOD if you must) is a new regular column assessing the home cinema releases from the Austin-based distributor.Ari Folman's follow-up to his animated Oscar-nominated documentary, Waltz With Bashir, is a loose adaptation... More »
By James Marsh   
  
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