Check Out The Chilling Theatrical Trailer For OBSERVANCE

Observance is a suspenseful, edge of the seat chiller shot by filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett (Bad Behaviour) in 11 days with a very limited budget. It had a successful World Premiere at the Fantasia Festival last July, and will be having... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SHINY: Spencer Susser And Daniel Campos Deliver A Brilliant, Charming Stop Motion Short

What happens when the director of Hesher and I Love Sarah Jane teams up with acclaimed dancer Daniel 'Cloud' Campos? Shiny happens, a TropFest winning stop motion animated short film heavy both on the action and the charm. A damsel... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: King Hu's A TOUCH OF ZEN

Heralded as possibly the greatest martial arts film ever made, King Hu's A Touch Of Zen stands apart from most other films in the wuxia genre. For one thing it runs over three hours long, a rarity among its peers... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: NINA FOREVER, Blood And Sex In A Droll Relationship Drama

I had a university professor (English literature) who was fond of saying, "Nobody walks away happy from a threeway." I wonder what he would have to say about the Blaine Brothers' Nina Forever, a dark but droll relationship drama that... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Hey London! Check Out The Incredible Asia House Film Festival Line-Up

If you crave something more eclectic and intellectually stimulating from Asian Cinema than the star-driven commercial fare that occasionally makes its way out of the region, get yourselves to Asia House in London for the Asia House Film Festival, taking... More »
By James Marsh   
  

HOSTAGE TO THE DEVIL: Who Is The Devil Really After?

Depending on your school of thought the idea of Satan is a load of hokum, or, he is very real. Take that one step further and he is your best friend, or, your worst enemy. I imagine that Jesuit priest... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

HIGH RISE: Watch The Full Theatrical Trailer For Wheatley's Latest

Tom Hiddleston and Luke Evans anchor the cast of High Rise, the Ben Wheatley adaptation of JG Ballard's novel. And while the cast may have gotten much higher profile than the norm for Wheatley the filmmakers underlying anarchic spirit remains... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

PINEAPPLE CALAMARI: Watch The Brilliant Stop-Motion Short Now!

Stop whatever it is you are doing and give over the next nine minutes of your life to watching Kasia Nalewajka's wonderful stop motion animation Pineapple Calamari, and I promise that you will thank me for it. On the one... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Kickstart This: An Urban Art Style Takes To The High Seas In PAINTED OCEANS

There are a lot of things that I love about this Kickstarter project, Painted Oceans. Visit the campaign page and have a look for yourself.One, I have always been a massive fan of graffiti and street art since I was... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

WIZARDS OF AUS: Watch The Complete Cult Series Now!

It was back in mid-December that we first shared the trailer for Wizards Of Aus, the very very very tongue in cheek comedy fantasy series from writer-director-star Michael Shanks. Having started life as a web series concept Wizards was quickly... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Stephen Graham And Michael Smiley Star In Gritty UK Drama ORTHODOX

Director David Leon dives into the intersection of the UK's Orthodox Jewish community and the criminal underworld with his upcoming Orthodox and it's more than just the surprising clash of world's that makes this one interesting.Anchoring the cast are Stephen... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

New HIGH-RISE Trailer Reaches New Heights Of Anxious Angst

What I love about director Ben Wheatley is that he continues to take on challenges that are new and different than what he's already done. High-Rise is the latest example. Based on a novel by J.G. Ballard, the film stars Tom... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: PARTISAN, A Chilling Take On Coming Of Age

Under the diligent guidance of institutions like Screen Australia, Australia seems to have become a very promising country for new emerging directors, and Ariel Kleiman is no exception. Within seconds of his uncompromising first feature's opening, it soon becomes apparent... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Ariel Kleiman Talks PARTISAN: "I Find Mystery And Cinema A Magical Combination"

Vincent Cassel stars in Partisan as the charismatic leader of a commune sequestered on the outskirts of a small town. That makes him a formidable figure to his son, Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel), who from outward appearances is just like any... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Listen To Radiohead's Rejected Bond Theme SPECTRE

Thom Yorke, frontman of British rock outfit Radiohead, shared a Christmas treat via Twitter yesterday. Confirming rumours that the Oxford-based band had indeed been working on their own theme song to Sam Mendes' latest James Bond film, Spectre, Yorke shared... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Terry The Shark Says Hello To The First WIZARDS OF AUS Trailer

So, you're a wizard in a fantasy land and you want to leave your life of magical adventure and settle someplace a little bit more stable. What happens next? Well, you end up in Melbourne with an anthropomorphic shark-man as... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Trailer Debut: Creatures Run Amok In New York

In other franchise news, the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them debuted today. David Yeats, who directed the last four of the Harry Potter films, is back in the main chair, and he is joined in... More »
  

Ever Wanted Something More? Watch Ben Wheatley's First HIGH RISE Trailer

Ben Wheatley's adaptation of JG Ballard's High Rise alternately confused and delighted audiences on the festival circuit with - in broad strokes - those who turned up looking forward to the new Tom Hiddleston / Luke Evans film left wondering... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Impressive SciFi Short ENTITY

It was back in March of 2014 that we first caught wind of Andrew Desmond's scifi short film Entity, a picture that was just out on its festival run at the time and winning raves wherever it went. Well, that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: King Hu's DRAGON INN

Considered by many to be the architect of wuxia cinema, King Hu was to martial arts was John Ford was to the western. Beginning with his 1966 Shaw Brothers adventure Come Drink With Me, Hu took a pulp genre associated... More »
By James Marsh   
  
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