Review: In VISARANAI, The Truth Will Never Set You Free

In 2012, two mob movies came out of India that really made me stand up and take notice. One was Anurag Kashyap's five hour, seventy year epic Gangs of Wasseypur, a Cannes favorite that went on to worldwide critical success.... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

RIVER: Watch The New And Intense Trailer For Jamie M. Dagg's Thriller

Elevation Pictures will be releasing Jamie M. Dagg's Laos set thriller River on March 4th. They have just released the full trailer for the flick and it gives just a taste of the intensity this film has.In the south of... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Have Your Say: If You Were Getting One Film-related Tattoo, What Would It Be?

Ah, tattoos. Some are ugly, some are gobsmackingly beautiful. Me, I don't have any. Mother nature has seen fit to adorn the canvas which covers me with a wide variety of birthmarks, lumps and hairs, and frankly I'm worried about... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: TOO YOUNG TO DIE! Is One Hell Of A Load Of Fun

(...and no Jamiroquai in sight...) The Japanese writer-director Kudô Kankurô has his heart in a quirky place, and has proven that already several times over. As a scriptwriter he wrote Zebraman for director Miike Takashi, The Apology King for director... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Giveaway: Win A Copy Of BADGE OF HONOR On DVD

Agustin's crime drama Badge of Honor came out on DVD last week and we have three DVDs to giveaway. On  her  first  day of  the  job,  brand  new Internal  Affairs  detective,  Jessica  Dawson (Mena Suvari),  gets  caught  up  in  the  aftermath... 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   
  

Giveaway: Win A Copy Of PAINKILLERS On DVD

Peter Winther's Painkillers has been out on DVD in the U.S. for a couple weeks now and if you have not picked up a copy yet we have two to give away this week. And because we are late to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Interview: Scott Schirmer And Brian K. Williams On Getting Wet In HARVEST LAKE

A screener for a strange indie film called Harvest Lake landed in my inbox recently, and instead of a straight review, I decided to interview the filmmakers to get more details on their bizarro opus. Harvest Lake follows four friends who go to a... More »
  

70s Rewind: THE LAST DETAIL, Jack Nicholson At His Finest

What's extraordinary about The Last Detail is how ordinary it is. Three sailors on a road trip. In an era replete with road trips. And a time when military characters in movies were most often objects of ridicule or pity.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: RADIO DREAMS And Waiting for Metallica

Despite being brought up and educated in London, Iranian filmmaker Babak Jalali shot his sophomore feature Radio Dreams in the Bay Area of San Francisco. His stylistic preferences and personal signature aesthetics began to take bolder shape in his... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: Personal Docupic 5 OCTOBER Tackles Modern Man And Transcendentalism

The already-established Slovakian photographer Martin Kollár flips between the lenses of photography and cinematography regularly and 5 October, unveiled in the festival section "As Long As It Takes", has the best of both worlds. As a cinematographer, he has lensed... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

New Trailer For THE LOBSTER On Eve Of USA Release

After a long lap around the festival circuit, from Cannes to TIFF and a commercial release in most of Europe at this point, The Lobster, the latest bit of satiric weirdness from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, ALPS) nears its domestic release... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: WILD Brings Out The Inner Wolf

The Rotterdam International Film Festival had many, many world premieres this year, and some almost-world premieres as well, like German director Nicolette Krebitz' new film Wild, which had its first-ever screening mere days earlier at Sundance. Which made it a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016: Full Lineup Announced

The Osaka Asian Film Festival returns for its 11th year with an eclectic lineup of films brought together from across the length and breadth of the Asian continent. This year's edition picks out films from Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong... More »
  

Interview: Grímur Hákonarson Reflects On RAMS And His Un Certain Regard Success

Grímur Hákonarson's Rams was one of the best films at 2015's (sometimes underwhelming) Cannes Film Festival, and is well worth seeing if you're a big fan of Scandinavian films. It tells the story of two brothers who live like two... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: Royalty Hightower And Anna Rose Holmer On THE FITS

Getting dressed for my interview with the director and star of The Fits, one thought kept crossing my mind, "This isn't how one dresses for Royalty." Royalty, in this case, being the 10 year old breakout star of The Fits.... More »
  

Twitchvision: Sundance 2016 - THE BIRTH OF A NATION, SWISS ARMY MAN, OPERATION AVALANCHE, And More

A few days after the end of the Sundance Film Festival, but here at last are the latest Twitchvision posts, talking Swiss Army Man, Operation Avalanche, Manchester By the Sea, Birth Of A Nation and more.... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 Hits The UK

Now in its thirteenth edition, London's Japan Foundation has returned with another fine selection of contemporary Japanese film titles with which to tour the UK. This year the choices are based around the theme, 'Ikiru: The Highs and Lows of Life... More »
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Uchida Eiji, Director Of LOWLIFE LOVE And GREATFUL DEAD

Last week at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Lowlife Love had its first screening outside of Japan. The film shows a very sordid look at the Japanese no-budget film industry, in which all people who are hopeful of a cinematic... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: DEADPOOL, A Marvellous Meta Movie With A Mouth

Although it is cut from the same cloth as other superhero origin stories before it, both in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and X-Men world, Deadpool prefers its material vibrant, filled with polka dots and stained with blood. Ryan Reynolds plays... More »
  
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