Our Favorite Faces Of Emma Stone

Last night, Emma Stone won the Academy Award for "Best Actress In A Leading Role", and good for her. Plenty of people dug La La Land and loved her performance in it. By all accounts she's a pretty nice person...

Rotterdam 2017 Review: THE WEDDING RING Allows A Beautiful Peek At A Different Culture

When we in the West think of the North African Sahel region, we tend to conjure up images of deserts, terrorism, war, famine, nauseating abuse of human rights... In short, the harshest environments and the nastiest works us humans are...

Rotterdam 2017 Review: WÙLU Shows A Thoughtful Rise To Criminal Power

In Malinese director Daouda Coulibaly's crime drama Wùlu, we follow the rise of Ladji, a bus driver in Mali's capital city Bamako, who decides to use his street-savvy for becoming a career criminal. Cheated out of a years-in-the-making promotion because...

Check This Prologue Clip For ALIEN: COVENANT

Well, that is new: 20th Century Fox has released a five minute prologue short for Ridley Scott's upcoming Alien Covenant on-line, and it plays like a big character introduction promo. We check the crew of a giant spaceship having a...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Theatrically Released Documentary Ever?

Theatrically released documentaries are a strange sub-class of film. Sometimes they can get away with not having a narrative or (other) technical merits, when the subject is interesting enough to just point a camera at. Sometimes, they take a mundane...

Our Favorite Faces Of Andy Lau

Last weekend, Zhang Yimou's fantasy epic The Great Wall premiered in North America, and while it's silly as hell, it is undeniably gorgeous-looking. While he did call it "nonsense", our J. Hurtado also said in his review that it's a...

Rotterdam 2017 Review: SISTER OF MINE Damns Your Eyes With Experience

In Pedro Aguilera's Sister of Mine we see Oliver, a jaded American filmmaker. One night he browses porn clips on the Internet, and discovers one which seems to feature his beautiful young Spanish half-sister Aurora, who he hasn't seen in...

Rotterdam 2017 Review: BAMSEOM PIRATES SEOUL INFERNO Challenges Our Sense Of Liberty

Documentaries tend to do well at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and each year several manage to get into the audience top-10. The 2017 edition has proven to be no exception, as there are three documentaries in the top-5 alone....

Have Your Say: IMDb Is About To Delete Its Message Boards

This weekend I was looking up something in the Internet Movie Database over on www.IMDb.com, and got distracted by a question in a message board. Intrigued and amused I started reading it, and as these things go I got even...

Our Favorite Faces Of Cary Elwes

Later this week, Predrag Antonijevic's Ghost of New Orleans will be released theatrically and on several other platforms like VOD and Digital HD. In it, two cops use an abandoned house as a stake-out location, only to be contacted by...

Rotterdam 2017 Review: IT HURTS SO MUCH Is A Gentle Documentary About Care

Let me start this review by stating for the non-Dutch people that Heleen van Royen is a bit of an icon in the Netherlands. She is a successful writer of novels, and as a columnist she is (in)famous for not...

Have Your Say: What Should The Next Lego Movie Be About?

This week we see the premiere of The Lego Batman Movie, and according to our James Marsh it's a whole load of fun. To be honest, that in itself ought not to be a surprise at this point. A few...

Our Favorite Faces Of Keanu Reeves

Later this week, most of us will be able to see Chad Stahelski's John Wick: Chapter 2, starring Keanu Reeves again as the world's most accomplished and determined assassin. The first John Wick was actually so well-liked, we've all warmed...

Review: RON GOOSSENS: LOW-BUDGET STUNTMAN Hits Its Mark

The sense of humor of Steffen Haars and Flip van der Kuil is not for everyone. The films they make are rude, shocking, incredibly insensitive and always cross at least one border too many (or outright break a taboo). Their...

Have Your Say: What's The Best Movie Shoot-out Ever?

Yesterday, Ben Wheatley's Free Fire played at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and a good time was had by all, especially when the director took the stage afterwards for a very funny Q&A session. I swear, I'd pay just to...

Our Favorite Faces Of John Hurt

Last week, Sir John Hurt died, aged 77, of pancreatic cancer. It ended the amazing career of one of the finest British actors ever. Back in 2014 he featured in our "Many Faces Of..." quiz, where we wrote the following:...

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...

This Clip Shows A Peek At Richard Raaphorst's Upcoming Project, THE PROFUNDIS

(I've played with Richard Raaphorst's tentacles... wait, let me rephrase that.) Eleven years ago, Richard Raaphorst became a bit of an overnight Internet sensation due to two proof-of-concept promos for a Nazi-zombie film called Worst Case Scenario. Both videos looked...

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...

Have Your Say: About Original Non-original Movie Poster Art...

When I buy DVD's or Blu-rays, the cover art normally doesn't concern me all that much... unless we're talking about a super-special edition, in which case I'll see if it warrants a Pretty Packaging article. Newly commissioned covers can be...