From The Editors

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See L.O.R.D: LEGEND OF THE RAVAGING DYNASTIES in Cinemas!

L.O.R.D: Legend of the Ravaging Dynasties is China's first motion-capture action fantasy film. It is written and directed by Guo Jingming (Tiny Times) and stars Fan Bingbing, Kris Wu, Chen Xuedong, William Chan, Amber Kuo and Yang Mi.    Thanks...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: DOWN UNDER, Not a Land of Racial Wonder, But Maybe It Should Be

The day after massive race riots in Sydney, Australia some 10 years ago, two carloads of impassioned and perplexed characters are moved to respond, calling upon deeply felt emotions that surge out of their bodies like cascading waves. What could...

Pretty Packaging: Arrow's THE HUMAN CONDITION Boxset Stays Serious

Distributor Arrow is no stranger when it comes to releasing Japanese classics, but their UK branch just brought a title on the market which made us raise our eyebrows: Kobayashi Masaki's The Human Condition, a nine-hours-long contemplation on life and...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: DEAREST SISTER, In Touch With Inner Demons

With only her second film as director, Mattie Do takes a big step forward, both for herself as an artist and for Laos as a filmmaking community. Do broke ground with Chantaly, her debut as a filmmaker and also the...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: FAULTLESS, The Sting of a Woman

What do men know about women? According to Faultless (original title: Irréprochable), some women are beyond understanding. Directed by Sébastien Marnier, the film follows Constance (Marina Foïs) as she slinks back to her hometown in rural France after losing her...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE INVISIBLE GUEST (CONTRATIEMPO) Locks In Emotional Thrills

Locked-room mysteries don't get much more fiendish than the one at the heart of The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo), the new film by Spanish writer/director Oriol Paulo (The Body). Even better, that's just the starting point for an increasingly potent thriller....

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters

A niche market for high-quality, limited-run movie posters has popped up in the last decade, with no signs of slowing down. If you're one of the fervent collectors of these beauties, you know the names Mondo, Skuzzles, Grey Matter Art, and...

Exclusive Interview: Talking THE HANDMAIDEN With Park Chan-Wook

For several decades now Park Chan-Wook has been at the forefront of Korean Cinema that’s finding International audiences. His films are often breathtaking and full of bravado, solidifying sensuality and revenge in equal measure to craft works that both thrill...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: RE: BORN Hails the Bloody Return of Tak Sukiguchi

Japanese action star Tak Sakiguchi makes a welcome return to the screen in this stripped-down action thriller that sees a deadly super soldier forced out of seclusion and back to his old ways of precision destruction. After a somewhat sluggish...

David Belle is Back with Brutal: Taste of Violence a new 10 Episode Series with some of the cast from Only God Forgives!

Actor, stuntman and founder of Parkour, David Belle, is back with a new hard hitting and gritty 10 episode fight series called Brutal: Taste of Violence (2016-). The television series stars David Belle as Axel Chen, an ex-special forces officer, who is working as a...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: BOYKA: UNDISPUTED Brings the Pain, In and Outside the Ring

Scott Adkins brings redeemed Russian MMA fighter Yuri Boyka back to the screen for the third time, delivering another helping of blistering bloody bouts of carefully choreographed carnage. Outside the ring, director Todor Chapkanov fails to complement the action with...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: The Unbearable Lightness of TONI ERDMANN

German filmmaker Maren Ade's third feature, Toni Erdmann, about an estranged father connecting with his adult daughter in increasingly unorthodox and aggravating ways, garnered glowing critical praise when it premiered in competition at Cannes this past spring. While there is...

Post-Apocalypse! Synthesizers! Watch NIGHTSATAN AND THE LOOPS OF DOOM Short Now!

We've been following the post-apocalyptic action adventure short Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom for some time because it's just a lot of fun. And now you can watch the complete short film, before it becomes a feature. Here's the...

The Future of Horror (won’t be found in the US)

While horror films has been dominated by American directors and films, most casual horror fans seem to forget that some of the most unique, frightening and innovative horror films spawned from countries other than the US. Italy of course played...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE YOUNG OFFENDERS Elevates a Comic Tale With Fresh Honesty

Rowdy, raucous, and rude, The Young Offenders is a blast of adolescence without angst, a juvenile movie that is surprisingly cheerful, even as its young heroes straddle the thin line between criminality and, well, not being a straight-up criminal. Conor...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: A DARK SONG: The Dark, Hard Labour of Forgiveness

All deaths are hard to deal with, but I would argue there is nothing worse than losing your child (after all, a parent is not supposed to outlive their children). Certainly, when we lose a loved one of any kind,...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: ZOOLOGY, How Natasha's Tail Set Her Free

Everyone hopes that they are special and unique in some way. Whether it's a subtle uniqueness that only presents itself in being exceptional within our own little circle, or the kind of superhuman abilities that we attribute to those who...

Watch the trailer for Lav Diaz's four-hour oeuvre 'The Woman Who Left'

A shift in the cinema of Filipino auteur Lav Diaz is manifest. This is, depending on who's talking, seems to have brought on by his 2013 Crime and Punishment-inspired epic Norte: The End Of History, which strikes a different chord from...

Richard Kadrey's SANDMAN SLIM Novels Picked up by Studio 8

Deadline is reporting that the Sandman Slim series of novels written by Richard Kadrey have been optioned by Studio 8. The series is already eight books strong; the most recent was released this Summer. There is a ninth on the...

Review: I.T., A High Tech Throwback

Since nowadays we can’t go two seconds without checking our cell phones and everyone seems to be spending enormous amounts of time online, cautionary tales about our overdependence on technology have suddenly become all the rage. I.T. is the latest,...