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New KLOWN FOREVER Trailer Blows Through The Bounds Of Good Taste

Danish comics Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam struck comic gold with Klown, a sort of running commentary of every negative impulse of maleness laid bare to hilarious results over the span of a six series television series and pair of...

GANTZ:O Trailer Arrives!

Gantz:O - the latest adaptation of Oku Hiroya's popular manga - will soon have its world premiere in Venice leading up to its JApanese theatrical release and anxious fans awaiting a taste of the upcoming feature film have just got...

Lost Episode Festival: The 2016 Lineup Includes THE GREASY STRANGLER And UNDER THE SHADOW

Often we talk about Toronto's embrassment of riches when it comes to film festivals and specialized screenings. You would be hard pressed to throw a Timbit in the air and not hit a festival screening. And local hero Johnny Larocque...

Beware The Fearsome Power Of THE BOURNE WIPE

We've been big fans of Australian writer-director-vfx whiz Michael Shanks for some time now - check out his short film Time Trap here for an example of why - and he just dropped another little gem over on his YouTube...

MOGWAI, CANNIBAL GRANNY, HYPNOTIZE THE JURY Win Big at NAFF

Three days of intense meetings and project pitches ended in a ceremony presentation of awards last night for the NAFF, Asia's premiere gathering for genre film projects. 24 different film projects were pitched to several companies, with over 500 meetings...

Criterion Roundup: PHOENIX, FANTASTIC PLANET and THE IN-LAWS

Suspense, belly-laughs and a jaw-dropping bit of adult oriented animation round this series of Criterion Collection reviews. I highly recommend them all.   In April the label released an edition of Phoenix (2014) a film which was nominated for, and...

BiFan 2016: Local Hits THE WAILING and KARAOKE CRAZIES Lead Award Winners

The winners have just been announced at the 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea, with Na Hong-jin's fantastic thriller The Wailing scooping The Best of Bucheon award in the Bucheon Choice competition, as well as the NH...

XLrator Media Winds up North American Rights For THE WINDMILL

Ahead of its world premiere at FrightFest next month XLrator Media has gotten ahead of the pack and secured the North American rights for Nick Jongerius' horror flick The Windmill. The distributor plans to release the film in October.   ...

Be Baffled By The Trailer For Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL

What is the strangest thing on display in the new trailer for Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall? Is it the fact that Chinese forces building and occupying one of the greatest feats of engineering in human history apparently need to...

Review: INTO THE FOREST Focuses on Individuals to Superb Effect

What will we all do when the lights turn off? Wait impatiently for them to come back on, trying to maintain a normal existence and the planned future? Begin raiding other people's homes? Go off in search of some semblance...

MAY GOD SAVE US (QUE DIOS NOS PERDONE): Watch The Trailer For San Sebastian Selected Serial Killer Flick

Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen will soon be making an appearance at the San Sebastian Film Festival with his upcoming May God Save Us (Que Dios Nos Perdone) set to premiere in competition. A television veteran with literally hundreds of episodes worth...

Amirpour, Kim, Gibson, Chazelle, Seidl Among Highlights As Venice Announces Complete Lineup

With the sidebars having already announced their selections and the Toronto International Film Festival having rolled out their first big block of titles earlier this week the Venice International Film Festival got into the act earlier today rolling out the...

Frontières@Fantasia Celebrates Massive Eighth Edition

On Monday morning in Montreal you would not have guessed that a few hundred industry professionals (and some guy with a pen and a notepad) had their way with the city that weekend. But by Monday evening it was even...

WARRIOR'S GATE Trailer: Why Aren't We Talking About this Luc Besson Fantasy?

Warrior's Gate is essentially The Last Starfighter re-imagined as an epic Chinese fantasy. In it, a teenager is magically transported to China where he learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior. While that's...

Japan Cuts 2016 Interview: One Hitoshi on the Mysterious World of Mangaka with BAKUMAN

After his exuberant hit Love Strikes excited the 2012 festival, director One Hitoshi visited Japan Cuts with Bakuman, his rousing and heartfelt take on the mysterious, misunderstood world of the manga artist.  One spoke with me about CG battles and...

COLONEL PANICS: Watch The Full Trailer For The Japanese Cult Film

It was back in April that we shared the first teaser for Cho Jinseok's Japanese cyberpunk thriller Colonel Panics. Blessed with an array of high profile talent behind the scenes talent from the Japanese cult movie and video game scene...

The Lucky Stars Series - with Pom Poms thrown in for the hell of it

I had recently watched the latest Sammo Hung film, My Beloved Bodyguard (2016). The film opened to some unfavourable reviews and made me realise how out of touch I am with what modern audiences look for in a film. Because...

BEYOND THE WALLS Trailer: Space and Time Get Warped in Haunted French Mini-Series

The first trailer has appeared for Hereve Hadmar's mysterious French mini-series, Beyond the Walls ("Au-Dela des Murs" in its native country). It looks like a lush and spooky affair that aims to take the haunted house genre to a new place...

BiFan 2016 Review: EVA DOESN'T SLEEP Spins a Elliptical and Thought-Provoking Tale

Few politician's wives have been as mythologized as Eva Peron. The wife of the President of Argentina in the late 1940s, she reached iconic status during her life, as a poor girl from the countryside who married well, rose to...

BLONDIE (A Loira do Banheiro): Watch This Short Film From The Makers of THE FOSTERING

There I was last night chatting with Dante Vescio, one half of the duo from the Brazilian horror flick The Fostering, and he tells me that they made a short, Blondie, that won the horror section of the online competition My...