The Many Faces Of Mifune Toshiro

This week sees the American premiere of Steven Okazaki's documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai, about probably the most famous Japanese actor of all time: Mifune Toshiro. In his review Patryk Czekaj calls it "...a perfectly informative and well-researched documentary that...

Cutting It: Paul Cartlich Talks a Career in Trailer Editing

Trailers. The announcement of a project is one thing, but it’s not until a trailer gives form to the fantasies in our heads that the anticipation and excitement really begins to take root. Once confined to the cinema screen, trailers...

Review: DESIERTO, Some of the Most Exciting Cinema This Year

Having learned a few tricks working on his father’s multi-award winning space thriller Gravity, Jonas Cuarón brings the action down to earth to craft a similarly intense tale of human survival. The idea of putting up a wall between Mexico...

L'Etrange 2016: Julia Ostertag Talks Fetish, Fantasy and Human Horse-play in DARK CIRCUS

When I meet director Julia Ostertag backstage at L’Etrange Festival she’s clutching a book by Alejandro Jodorowsky who’s due to appear on stage later in the day. Like her hero, Julia’s a student of The Tarot, and the divinatory cards...

L'Etrange 2016: Michael O'Shea Talks Vampires, Teen Movies and THE TRANSFIGURATION

After appearing in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes this year, director Michael O’Shea took to the festival circuit with his challenging vampire movie, The Transfiguration, before finally arriving here in Paris for L’Etrange. The film follows Milo, a...

L'Etrange 2016: Frank Henenlotter Discusses BASKET CASE And A Career In Exploitation

Through the ten year period between 1982 and 1992, Frank Henenlotter put his own stamp on the exploitation movie with a slew of twisted creations. Revelling in a world of freaks, gore and gratuitous nudity, Henenlotter crafted a midnight movie...

L'Etrange 2016: HEADSHOT and THEY CALL ME JEEG ROBOT Share Grand Prix

The 22nd edition of Paris’ premiere fantastic film festival L’Etrange closed today with the announcement of their ‘Palmare’ Awards and for the first time in the festival’s history, two films shared the top prize. Ahead of closing film The Marriage...

The Many Faces Of Winona Ryder

This week sees the theatrical release of Author: The JT LeRoy Story, a documentary by Jeff Feuerzeig about the famous troubled young writer, who, as it turned out, was a fictional character devised by writer Laura Albert and actress Savannah...

L'Etrange 2016: Special Focus and Homage - Imamura, Henenlotter and Zulawski

Paris’ premier fantastic festival L’Etrange is kicking off on Wednesday and on top of a huge Competition Section comprised of 22 features there’s a whole range of high profile events. Top of the must-watch list come three tantalising retrospectives from...

FrightFest 2016 Interview: Dominic Monaghan Talks Blood and Stalking in PET

Best known for playing a loveable hobbit, actor Dominic Monaghan goes defiantly against type to play the lead in Carles Torrens' new horror, Pet. Monaghan takes the role of Seth, a friendless loser who develops an obsession with a girl...

FrightFest 2016 Announce Their Selection of Shocking Shorts!

We’re just a few weeks away from London’s Horror Channel FrightFest and the lineup has today been bolstered by a captivating selection of shorts. Over three days a total of 26 of these films will play to the horror loving...

New Trailer for I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER Ahead of US Release

Prior to the film’s release at the end of the month here’s the latest, and most likely last, trailer for Billy O’Brien’s I Am Not A Serial Killer. The film stars Where The Wild Things Are’s Max Records as John,...

TRAINSPOTTING 2: Older But Still The Same, The Boys Are Back in First Trailer

The new Trainspotting 2 teaser copies its predecessor in the audio & visual departments, mimicking a scene from the original 1996 film. A train shuttles across its tracks to reveal our gang of city boys looking decidedly out of place...

FrightFest 2016: New Films, Events and More!

Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 is a little over a month away and excitement is rising as news of events, guests, movies and more continues to emerge. First up in the latest batch of event announcements is a fantastic lineup of...

Crowdfund This! THE RUMOUR MILL, Unique Animation From An Award-Winning Team

Award winning filmmakers Bexie Bush and Chris Hees have teamed up for an innovative new project and they’re looking for a little help to finish it off. Animation director Bush’s previous film, Mend and Make Do, used magical stop-motion animation...

Neuchâtel 2016 Review: Jonas Cuarón Crafts a Savage Manhunt in DESIERTO

Having learned a few tricks working on his father’s multi-award winning space thriller Gravity, Jonas Cuarón brings the action down to earth to craft a similarly intense tale of human survival. The idea of putting up a wall between Mexico...

Neuchâtel 2016 Review: SEOUL STATION, A Zombie Flick That's a Walker Not A Runner

Yeon Sang-ho’s take on the zombie apocalypse doesn't bring anything fresh to the undead table yet contains enough touches of the social commentary that marks the best works of the genre to stir some interest. An old man, sick and...

Neuchâtel 2016: Iranian Horror UNDER THE SHADOW Wins Grand Prize

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival ended tonight with the announcement of its prestigious awards winners. Having opened nine days ago with an orchestra-accompanied screening of 1922’s Haxan, an early exploration of witchcraft through the ages from Sweden, Park Chan-wook’s erotic thriller...

Edinburgh 2016: Kevin Smith Part Two - On Making Movies

In this second part of my interview with Kevin Smith I asked the director about how, after some difficult years, he seems to be having more fun with recent projects. At this point does he have the freedom to do...

Edinburgh 2016: Kevin & Harley Quinn Smith Part One - Cam-Girl Controversy!

Regardless of what you think of his movies, Kevin Smith makes one hell of a festival guest. Before I even sat down with him for this interview I'd seen the man put in several performances around Edinburgh; at his sold-out...