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TANNA Trailer And Photos: Love Fights Tribalism On A South Pacific Island

A man and a woman from warring tribes fall in love on a small island in the South Pacific. What could possibly go wrong? According to Tanna, plenty. The film, directed by Martin Butler and Bentley Dean, will make its world...

Watch A Clip From Joe Dante's Rom-Zom-Com BURYING THE EX

What's this? A clip from a new Joe Dante horror comedy? Well, yes please, though it should be said that I'm somewhat of two minds on Burying The Ex. On the one hand, it's new Joe Dante and any new...

Delectably Dark And Drily Hilarious Trailer For Roy Andersson's A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE

Confession time: I have never seen a film by Roy Andersson. And clearly this needs to change because if his work is anything at all like the drily hysterical trailer for his Venice and Toronto selection A Pigeon Sat On...

Exclusive Posters For WORDS WITH GODS Tease New Work By Alex De La Iglesia, Mira Nair and More!

Here's an intriguing project: An omnibus of short films with Alex de la Iglesia, Hideo Nakata, Amos Gitai, Guillermo Arriaga, Mira Nair and others tackling the subject of faith. The film is called Words with Gods and it premieres this...

Shudder With This Exclusive Clip From Venice And Toronto Selection GOODNIGHT MOMMY (ICH SEH ICH SEH)

Do you have an issue with insects? If so it may be wise for you to steer clear of the exclusive clip we are about to share from the Ulrich Siedl produced Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh). Directed by...

Venice Unveils Their 2014 Lineup

Okay, folks, it's now time to get into the ever so serious fall festival season. Toronto made their first announcements just the other day and now it is time for the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia to...

Iñárritu's BIRDMAN To Open Venice

Italy, it would appear, will be ground zero in the resurrection of Michael Keaton's career. After a long period out of the spotlight the hyper-talented Keaton has been gradually re-entering the conversation over the past few years but it is...

Watch The Trailer For Venice Special Jury Prize Winner RUIN

When the hardware was handed out at the Venice International Film Festival just the other week the jury members behind the Orizzonti Special Jury Prize, headed by Paul Schrader (writer of such films as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and The...

Venice 2013 Dispatch, Last Days: Saying Goodbye To Tsai Ming-liang

The 70th Venice film festival will be over in 48 hours. With almost all of the competition films having screened, we still have no idea who could actually bring the awards home. On the contrary of the past editions, this...

Venice 2013 Dispatch, Day Four: Everybody Wants To Be (Or Do) Xavier Dolan. And Let's Piss Off Miyazaki Fans

Welcome back to the Venice Film Festival. We're exactly at half fest, and maybe, just maybe, some potential winners are starting to emerge from the main competition.....

Watch A Trio Of Clips From HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE 3D

It was just a couple days ago that Twitch was proud to present an exclusive clip from Aramaki Shinji's Venice selected animated feature Harlock: Space Pirate 3D - also known as Space Pirate Captain Harlock - and now that initial...

Venice 2013: Miyazaki Hayao Officially To Retire!

Studio Ghibli president Hoshino Koji just officially announced the retirement of master animation director Miyazaki Hayao, whose latest feature Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) is screening in competition at the Lido. The announcement was made today at the Venice Film...

Venice 2013: Watch An Exclusive Clip From HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE 3D

Appleseed director Arakamki Shinji debuts his adaptation of classic manga and anime series Space Pirate Captain Harlock - now dubbed Harlock: Space Pirate 3D for the English speaking world - on Tuesday as part of the Venice Film Festival and...

Venice 2013 Dispatch: DAY 1 - Sono Sion Is The God Of Cinema, And Alfonso Cuarón Is A Virtuoso Masturbator

Here's our first dispatch from the 70th Venice Film Festival and it's already a delirium of images and evocations....

Watch A Second Teaser For Kim Ki-duk's Controversial MOEBIUS

Kim Ki-duk's latest has been stirring up controversy for weeks now and with Moebius soon to unspool in both Venice and Toronto it won't take long before we know what all the fuss has been about. And, heck, if you...

Drafthouse Films Nabs North American Rights For Sono Sion's WHY DON'T YOU GO PLAY IN HELL?

With only a couple weeks to go before Sono Sion's latest film Why Don't You Go Play In Hell? starts to bow at international festivals around the world, including here in Toronto during the Midnight Madness program at TIFF, Drafthouse...

Watch Sion Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL For Free!

You want an example of how things have changed int he world of international film festivals? The festival world is now embracing digital technology as never before, with the Venice Film Festival this year embarking on a bold new venture...

Fresh Stills From Juno Mak's RIGOR MORTIS

What strange things hath Juno Mak wrought with his directorial debut Rigor Mortis? Audiences will find out in a couple months when the film premiere's but for a taste of what's to coming in this dark update of the Chinese...

A Trio Of Images From Ti West's THE SACRAMENT

The director of House Of The Devil and The Innkeepers, Ti West's latest will soon take a bow at both the Venice and Toronto film festivals and a trio of images from the film have arrived online.The latest film from...

Venice 2013: Full Lineup Includes Sono Sion & Miyazaki Hayao

The Venice Film Festival's complete lineup is here! Competing for the Leone D'Oro are such veteran auteurs like American documentarian Errol Morris (The Unknown Known), ex Monty Python-er Terry Gilliam (The Zero Theorum), Japanese sensei Miyazaki Hayao (The Wind Rises)...