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Rotterdam 2017 Review: SUPER DARK TIMES Is Super Well-Made

In Kevin Phillips' feature debut Super Dark Times the story plays like a reversed version of Rob Reiner's 1986 classic Stand By Me. In that film, a group of teenagers head out on a trip to find the dead body...

SUPER DARK TIMES: Check Out The Poster For Kevin Phillips' Stunning Debut

I'm going to be blunt. Doing what I do for a living - between this site, programming Fantastic Fest and other events, and production / sales work at XYZ Films - I often get to see things very early in...

Rotterdam 2017: Recommendations And Anticipations

This evening (or morning if you're West of the Atlantic), the International Film Festival Rotterdam starts. In the next ten days, Rotterdam venues will be filled with roughly 600 films, shorts and other events for film-lovers to attend. And as...

Rotterdam 2017: Trailer For SEXY DURGA Hints at the Darkness Within

Among the titles competing for the International Film Festival of Rotterdam's (IFFR) prestigious Tiger award is Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's Sexy Durga. The film recently won an award at India's NFDC Film Bazaar and Sasidharan's previous film, 2016's An Off-Day Game...

Rotterdam 2017 Reveals Its Complete Line-up And Schedule

As we all careen into the second half of January already, it means we won't have to wait long before this year's International Film Festival Rotterdam begins. And indeed, yesterday the festival revealed its entire schedule on-line. Ticket sales will...

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Alessio Rigo de Righi And Matteo Zoppis Discuss Their Refreshing Take On Documentaries

Both looking like very suave Italian directors, Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis certainly made an impression on the International Film Festival Rotterdam circuit. Their latest documentary is about an enigmatic Italian misanthrope who retreats from his village society...

Rotterdam 2016: 30 Recommendations And Anticipations

(UPDATE: Thirty schmirty, I added two more...) Next Wednesday, the 45th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam starts, the biggest fest of its kind in the Netherlands. This year, in its ten-day run there will be roughly 250...

Rotterdam 2016 Opens Next Week, Reveals Its Killer Line-up Today

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) always keeps a tight timeline with regards to revealing its huge programme. While plenty of hints are given from early December onward, it's only one week before the festival opens that the full line-up...

Watch These Tantalizing ANOTHER TRIP TO THE MOON Trailers

This first feature from director Ismail Basbeth is one of the big Indonesian films to look forward to this year. Another Trip To The Moon had its World Premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) where it competed for the...

Rotterdam 2015: Here Are The Winners

This weekend saw the end of the current edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and that means all award winners were announced as well. First and foremost among these are the Hivos Tiger Awards, encouragement prizes which can only...

Rotterdam 2015 Has Revealed Its Line-up And Schedules

Next week, the International Film Festival Rotterdam will open its doors for ten days, and this Friday it already opens its box office. Today, it opened up its catalog for viewing, as the festival's website has its entire line-up available...

LA LA LA AT ROCK BOTTOM: Trailer For New Film From Director Of LINDA LINDA LINDA

What's this? A trailer for the new movie from Linda Linda Linda director Yamashita Nobuhiro? You bet. Yamashita's new film La La La At Rock Bottom opens in Japan on Valentine's Day, February 14th. We have the trailer to share...

Rotterdam 2014: It's Awards Time!

This weekend saw the end of the 2014 edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and we can make a tally of all the awards. First and foremost among these are the Hivos Tiger Awards, given to directors only for...

Rotterdam 2014 Reveals Full Schedule

Next week, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) will start again, for ten days of movie madness. When measured in visitors and ticket-sales, it is the largest cultural event in The Netherlands. Films and filmmakers from all over the world...

Anup Singh's QISSA Will Open Rotterdam 2014

In just a few weeks, the largest of the Dutch film fests will start again: the International Film Festival Rotterdam, or IFFR for short. As always there will be films from all over the place, with a strong slant towards...

FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY Is Spreading Over The Globe

For those of you who wanted to see Richard Raaphorst's Nazi zombie cyborg feature Frankenstein's Army, but were not able to catch one of the screenings at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), here is some good news: Variety just...

IFFR 2013: It's Awards Time! MATTERHORN, WADJDA, and More Win

This weekend saw the closing of this year's International Film Festival Rotterdam, and this means all of its awards are now known. The three Hivos Tiger Awards for best film by a newcomer (only first and second features count) were...

Have Sex. Save The World.

Fresh off appearances at the Warsaw and Rotterdam film festivals and on its way to SXSW, Michal Marczak's documentary Fuck For Forest is sure to raise eyebrows for its racy subject matter.Berlin's Fuck For Forest is one of the world's...

Fabulous First Trailer For Rotterdam Opener THE RESURRECTION OF A BASTARD

I have no idea what's gotten into the water supply in the Netherlands, but I want some. Though Dutch cinema has long been dominated by pure arthouse offerings there is a new generation of Dutch talent rising who seemingly suckled...

First Teaser For Nakata's THE COMPLEX Heralds A Return To Form

Having triggered a wave of Japanese horror films with 1998's Ringu it seems like director Nakata Hideo needed a change. You can't blame him, really. After that initial success and later - and, in my opinion, superior - effort Dark...