It's A Good, Old Fashioned STARE DOWN

Since we last heard from Australian YouTube prankster Michael Shanks, the young talent has been hired on to direct music videos for Guy Pearce - really, see one here - but happily his time spent singing movie stars has not... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Keshales And Papushado To Remake Johnnie To's VENGEANCE

The Big Bad Wolves boys are coming to Hollywood, word breaking today that Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado - the Israeli duo behind Rabies and Big Bad Wolves - have signed on to direct a remake of Johnnie To's Vengeance.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Warsaw 2014 Review: DISCONCERTO, An Uninspired and Lengthy Sequel To A Charming Odd-Couple Comedy

Centering on the adventures of Japan's original odd couple, Omori Tatsushi's 2011 comedy-drama Tada's Do-It-All House proved to be a hit in its home country, winning the heart of Japanese audiences thanks to an imaginative story of Tada (Eita), the... More »
  

Review: HOUSEBOUND Merrily Chops Its Way Through Horror-Movie Tropes

If looks could kill, Kylie would be on death row. In Gerard Johnstone's deadpan, diabolical, and haunted thriller Housebound, Kylie (Morgana O'Reilly) is an angry, insolent young woman, full of piss and vinegar, so when she's convicted of a crime... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: Peter Chan's DEAREST Devastates

Based on multiple true story accounts of child abduction in mainland China, Peter Chan's latest film Dearest is definitely not an easy watch. It follows a divorced couple in Shenzhen, the father Tian Wenjun (comedic actor Huang Bo) and mother... More »
  

Remember to Turn Off Your Phone Before Entering THE MANSION

When we last heard from Portuguese director Jeronimo Rocha it was on the heels of his scifi horror short film Dedalo, a project which initially grew out of a film festival ident spot and continues to grow with Rocha currently... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, Delightful For Children And Adults Alike

Director Takahata Isao's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a 10th century Japanese folk story which, despite some minor changes and an added love interest, is followed faithfully here. An old bamboo cutter, Okina is walking in the woods... More »
  

Review: CAMP X-RAY, Kristen Stewart Provides The Right Mix

I was busy processing the ending of Camp X-Ray, a film about a soldier relating to prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, when I saw the credit "Executive Produced by David Gordon Green." It's hard to say just what effect this great... More »
  

Chris O'Dowd's MOONE BOY To Be Adapted For U.S. Network Television

U.S. television network ABC will work with Chris O'Dowd to adapt his Irish television show Moone Boy for an American audience, according to The Hollywood Reporter. O'Dowd will not star in the show but will pen the script and serve... More »
  

The Stack: HALLOWEEN Deluxe Blu-Ray Box, Two From Drafthouse Films, And Synapse's CURTAINS

Welcome back to The Stack. It's me, Dave Canfield, throwing some Halloween coverage at ya. This year has seen some amazing releases. In addition to what is mentioned in the headline, I recommend the Universal Classic Monsters 30 Film DVD Box... More »
  

Man, Maiden, Monster. Watch Cameron Macgowan's Ghastly Love Story LIEBE Now

Ah, true love. There's just no telling where it will strike, a fact played to great comedic effect by director Cameron Macgowan in his short film Liebe. After a hugely successful festival run that saw the film screen at dozens... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, Filmmakers! Montreal's Fantasia Festival Is Accepting Submissions For Their 2015 Festival Now!

You a filmmaker looking for a leg up? Want to get your latest opus in front of an audience? Montreal's mammoth Fantasia Festival is now accepting submissions for their 2015 edition! Get yourself in there and start training your arteries... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hypnotic Danish Fantasy DARK SAMURAI To Premiere At Camerimage, Take A Look At These Gorgeous Images

It's been a long road for Sidney Lexy Plaut and his debut feature Dark Samurai. A hypnotic, experimental piece of work revolving around the folklore surrounding legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi produced with the help of Valhalla Rising producer Lene Borglum... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The DC Cinematic Universe Ramps Up

Are you ready for a whole lotta DC Comics characters cavorting around on the big screen? Well, regardless if you are, they're coming. In droves. And in pretty fast succession. After years of questioning when and how DC Comics would... More »
  

Hey, NYC! Wanna See JOHN WICK Early And For Free?

If you're a regular Twitch reader then the answer should be a resounding god damn YES.Now, while I have yet to see this Keanu Reeves starring actioner from stuntmen turned directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, everyone I spoke with... More »
  

Vancouver 2014 Review: MAN ON HIGH HEELS, Crime Genre As Transgender Study

Man On High Heels, a Korean gangster-cop flick of another color, navigates gender politics as shakily as its strangely-worded (or translated) title would suggest. Cha Seung-won stars as Ji-wook, the eponymous man: a specimen of ideal masculinity who spends his... More »
  

Full Trailer For Jean Dujardin Starring Crime Thriller LA FRENCH (THE CONNECTION)

Jean Dujardin anchors the cast of Cedric Jimenez' classy Gallic crime thriller La French. Based on the same true events that provided the basis for The French Connection, the film is known in these parts simply as The Connection and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Warsaw 2014 Review: THE COFFIN IN THE MOUNTAIN, An Entertaining And Cleverly Written Black Comedy

To make effective use of multi-perspective narrative is never an easy task, but first-time helmer Xin Yukun has found a perfectly workable way of implementing the risky technique within a story of a peaceful, rural Chinese village forcefully awakened from... More »
  

Camera Japan Review: SHORT PEACE Has Great Shorts But No Peace

(Otomo Katsuhiro once again searches for beauty in violence and destruction, and this time he has brought some friends...) Seeing anime on a big screen is always a special affair in the Netherlands, and there are only a few... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

New York 2014 Review: BIRDMAN, A Visual and Comedic Feast For The Eyes and Mind

This year's New York Film Festival came to a satisfying conclusion with one of its best selections, Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), the oddly titled (and punctuated) fifth feature by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Returning in... More »
  
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