Berlinale 2016 Review: YOU'LL NEVER BE ALONE, A Smart Chilean Debut

There perhaps hasn't been that many films to blow your socks off at Berlinale so far this year, but Alex Anwandter's You'll Never Be Alone could well be the first. Definitely proving to be yet another example of how great contemporary South... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Berlinale 2016 Review: First, SOY NERO Dazzles, Then It Disappoints

How important is a single shot? Not a sequence, nor an edit. Can a solitary, unbroken shot make or break a film? Can it upend one's total reception of a work? Because there is a shot at the very beginning... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Review: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, A Spiritual Quest With A Political Regret

Inspired by Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes, the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Embrace of the Serpent is a spiritual quest with a political regret. We follow two stories of German explorers (one of them is Jan Bijvoet... More »
  

BLACKHEARTS: Watch The Official Trailer For The Black Metal Pilgrimage Doc

We brought you a clip of a satanic ceremony. We let you know how you could support the doc. And now we are the first to share with you the trailer for the black metal odyssey Blackhearts! The documentary Blackhearts follows... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

ZAMBO DENDE Rises! Watch Marko Zaror As The Colombian Comic Book Hero In Live Action Adaptation!

As regular patrons of Fantastic Fest have known for years, Chilean martial arts star Marko Zaror is a little bit larger than life. I mean that both literally in that he's not at all a small man, and also figuratively... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

WE ARE THE FLESH: Dark, Disturbing Trailer For Minter's Apocalyptic Vision Debuts

You've got to have some kind of special debut film to enlist the likes of Battle In Heaven helmer Carlos Reygadas and The Revenent's Alejandro Innaritu to your cause and the fact that both have gotten involved with Emiliano Rocha... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Official Poster For ATROZ Hints At The Film's Gruesome Layers

To say that watching Lex Ortega's brutal horror flick Atroz was a memorable experience is a tad bit of an understatement. There are still things from his film that I cannot 'un-see' in the short three months since I saw... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Ricardo Darin Reunites With CHINESE TAKEAWAY Director For Thriller KOBLIC

We were big, big fans of Sebastián Borensztein's comedy drama Chinese Takeaway in these parts and now the Argentine helmer has reunited with leading man Ricardo Darin for what promises to be a riveting true life thriller.The year is 1977... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Innaritu And Reygadas Join Forces To Back Emiliano Rocha Minter's WE ARE THE FLESH, Check Out The Poster And Exclusive Images!

Carlos Reygadas co-produces new post-apocalyptic feature We Are The Flesh with The Revenant helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu also signing on to help promote the film around the globe and with a world premiere coming soon in Rotterdam we've got a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Canada! Here's Where To Watch Oscar Contender EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

If you are one of those people who try to catch all the Oscar contenders before the ceremony next month then we have good news for you if you are trying to complete the list of nominees for Best Foreign... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Interview: Alê Abreu Talks About His BOY AND THE WORLD

Alê Abreu's Boy and the World is an enchanting, infectious and at times somber experience. There is no real dialogue in his film to drive the story forward, instead he uses gorgeous visual expressions and minor guttural utterances. You do not have to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Neuchâtel 2016: Festival Debuts Poster And Announces Latin American Retrospective Program

One of Europe's premiere destinations on the film festival circuit the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival unveiled their festival poster today and announced two programs for this year's edition. Billed as the 'Swiss event for Fantastic Film, Asian Cinema and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: BLEAK STREET, True Crime Turned Into A Visually Striking Dark Carnival

Bleak Street, the very appropriately named new film from veteran Mexican director Arturo Ripstein, is ripped from the headlines, much like the TV show "Law and Order." Inspired by the double murder of two dwarf men who were popular luchadores... More »
  

FRANCESCA: New Poster For Argentinian Giallo Flick

Francesca, the Argentinian Giallo-inspired thriller by the Onetti brothers, director Luciano and producer Nicolás, is still stalking the cinematic world looking for new victims. The film has found distribution in Germany and Spain and is still looking for North American... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

2 RABBITS Clip: Edgar Has A Plan, But First, Video Games And Porn

Afonzo Poyart's 2012 Brazilian crime film 2 Rabbits will be released on VOD and iTunes by XLrator Media on January 19th. We have been given an exclusive clip to share with you. In the clip, Edgar (Fernando Alves Pinto), who has... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

First Look 2016: Six Must-See Selections

The Museum of the Moving Image's First Look Festival, screening through January 24, is a wonderfully eclectic and eye-opening selection of films that transcend the boundaries of fiction, documentary, and experimental films. You can read Dustin Chang's overview of the... More »
  

Now On Blu-ray: SICARIO, TRUE DETECTIVE S2, THE GREEN INFERNO, LOVE And More

The new year in Blu-ray begins with one, maybe two, clear winners. Sicario: A top 10 pick of the year, per our writers (including myself), this is a pulse-pounding thriller that should look spectacular on Blu-ray, thanks to Roger Deakins'... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

The 10 Best Chilean Films Of 2015

2015 was definitively an interesting year for Chilean cinema. It was present at most of the major festivals in the world, and it generated some buzz regarding its good moments once again, something that has been the talk of the... More »
  

TwitchFilm's Top 10 Movies Of 2015

Here at TwitchFilm, we are pleased to feature contributions from dozens of people located all over the world, writing about the movies that intrigue, confound, anger, and delight them. While that makes us a distinctive site, it also makes it... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive: JIRON Poster For Mexico City Debut This Week

Last year I was very happy to see Jirón (Shred), a new documentary by Christian Cueva about Mexican filmmaker Carlos Enrique Taboada. It tells the story of his final film, which disappeared before anyone had a chance to see it.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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