Rest In Peace, Suzuki Seijun

Cult Japanese filmmaker Suzuki Seijun has died at the age of 93. Best known for avant-garde yakuza masterpiece Branded to Kill, the director made his name turning out features for Nikkatsu studio throughout the 1960's. Starting his career at Shochiku,...

Osaka Asian Film Festival Announces Full 2017 Lineup

Set to kick off on March 3, there's now less than a month to go before Osaka throws open the doors on its annual celebration of Asian cinema. As previously announced, Hong Kong/Malaysian action effort Mrs K is set to...

Blood and Geezers: JAWBONE Trailer Packs A Punch

Inspired by the world of amateur boxing, Jawbone tells the story of a former youth champion attempting to fight his way up from rock bottom. The directorial debut of Thomas Napper (who worked as Second Unit Director on the likes...

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2017: Opening and Closing Films Announced

Taking place within one of Japan's most colorful and vibrant cities, Osaka Asian Film Festival acts as a showcase for the best new cinema from across the region. Now in its 12th year,  a wide variety of Asian films will...

Dublin International Film Festival Announces Lineup Featuring MAUDIE, FREE FIRE, IN LOCO PARENTIS and More

Dublin international Film Festival announced its full lineup today with the Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke starring folk artist biopic Maudie set to open proceedings on February 16. Along with a sizable selection of International films and guests, there'll be...

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017 Brings Another Stellar Lineup of Japanese Cinema to UK

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns this February with another fantastically diverse lineup of (mostly) recent films under the heading, Odd Obsessions - Desires, Hopes and Impulses in Japanese Cinema. The theme of the programme is described as follows:...

Alice Lowe's PREVENGE: New Poster And UK Q&A Preview Tour Announced

Alice Lowe, co-writer and star of Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers and a familiar face from some of Britain’s best comedies of the past few years, is almost ready for the UK release of her debut directorial feature. Prevenge premiered at Venice...

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...