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Hot Docs 2017: Priests o' Plenty Ward Off Satan in Trailer For LIBERA NOS (DELIVER US)

It would appear that Satan is pulling double shifts over in Italy as the demand for exorcisms is on the rise. Bad news for him is that he has crappy taste in choosing a location to do it in as...

Paul Verhoeven to Direct Lesbian Nun Story BLESSED VIRGIN

You can never have too many lesbian nun movies.  Paul Verhoeven will direct Blessed Virgin (Sainte Vierge), starring Virginie Efiria. The two previously worked together on Elle, which was the director's first French-language film and proved to be quite the...

Pre-Order LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN Right Now From Spectacular Optical

Jean Rollin is one of long unsung heroes of European art cinema. His career, which spanned five decades from the late '60s through the early '00s, saw him tackling horror, sexuality, and violence from a unique point of view that...

Mysterious THE MIST AND THE MAIDEN Teaser

Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, The Mist and the Maiden (La niebla y la doncella) investigates the mystery of a young man whose corpse is found in a forest. As the synopsis explains, the forest is located "on...

THE KING IN YELLOW INTERLUDES, Resurrected Nightmares Bound in Flesh And Blood

We have to go back almost ten years ago when we first wrote about an Italian production called The King in Yellow: Interludes. We were directed to a trailer from the micro budget production, a multimedia project inspired by the...

Tribeca 2017: Ten Notable Fest Selections

The Tribeca Film Festival returns for its 16th edition, running at various venues through April 30. As usual, it doesn't lack for boldface names and big events, opening with Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, a documentary about the legendary...

Art of the Real 2017: Series Preview

Art of the Real, a nonfiction filmmaking showcase at Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, celebrates its fourth year with 27 films in the lineup, continuing the exploration of cinematic possibilities of the film/digital medium. This year, the...

Imagine 2017 Review: MOLLY Wins You Over With Perseverance And Ingenuity

Dutch science fiction films are few and far between, so when the Imagine Film Festival announced the world premiere of Molly, I was intrigued to say the least. And indeed, Colinda Bongers and Thijs Meuwese have managed to create a...

Neuchatel Announces Epic Seijun Suzuki Retrospective

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival - NIFFF - has long been a favourite European genre celebration round these parts, and is warming up for its 17th edition, scheduled to run from 30 June - 8 July in the picturesque Swiss...

Criterion in July 2017: Albert Brooks' LOST IN AMERICA, Rossellini's War Trilogy, Tarkovsky's STALKER, Bresson's L'ARGENT

The Criterion Collection's slate for July 2017 sells itself, to be honest. Albert Brook's Lost in America is one of my personal, all-time favorites. Others may prefer Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy, or Robert Bresson's final film L'argent....

Now on Blu-ray: THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is a Fresh Take on the Undead

Director Colm McCarthy's The Girl With All the Gifts is one of the best zombie films ever made, and this Blu-ray release from Lionsgate is a solid treatment for this relatively low-budget marvel. The zombie film has become one of...

Watch Chrzu's Wild Comedy Short THE CONTRACT Before Its Sequel Premieres

We are pleased to present the internet premiere of The Contract, a short comedy written and directed by Finnish filmmaker CHRZU. His short film Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom first caught our attention back in 2014 and he's been...

Imagine 2017 Review: GUARDIANS

(As the editor-in-chief of Preview Magazine exclaimed when introducing this screening: "Criticize it all you like, but it has a bear with a minigun!") If you've seen its trailers (and why shouldn't you have), you know exactly what to expect...

Tribeca 2017: SON OF SOFIA, Watch an Exclusive, Intriguing Clip

Set for its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Son of Sofia appears to be a coming of age story that is told from a refreshing angle. Here's a synopsis: After her celebrated debut, The Eternal Return of Antonis...

Review: In Katell Quillévéré's HEAL THE LIVING, Heart Wins Over Brain

Quillévéré understands those connections and implies in Heal the Living in a cinematic way. Every movement in the film has to do with being alive. Every stillness implies death. She understands that death is part of life. We lose somebody close and feel like time is standing still- the camera movement becomes static. But we go on living again- and the camera moves again.

Interview: Katell Quillévéré on HEAL THE LIVING and Always Challenging Herself

Katell Quillévéré is a rising star writer/director in French cinema. With only three feature films under her belt, she's gaining quite a bit of critical acclaim ever since her coming-of-age debut film Love Like Poison in 2010. Her second film...

Interview: Terence Davies on A QUIET PASSION and His Love of Poetry

"I just knew she'd be right. And when we were talking, she said she had grown up with listening to the disc of Julie Harris reading her poetry. She knew her poetry and more importantly, she could read poetry as well. I just knew she was right. It's as vague as that. And god bless her! She stayed there for four and a half years. I don't know what I would have done if she said no. I'd have no idea who to cast."

I REMEMBER YOU: Watch The Trailer For BLACK'S GAME Director's Horror Thriller

It was back in 2012 that Icelandic director Oskar Thor Axelsson burst on to the scene with crime thriller Black's Game. Boasting Nicolas Winding Refn as a producer Black's Game seemed to herald the arrival of a major new talent...

ALENA Trailer: Just Your Average Cutthroat Lesbian Schoolgirl Romance

Why do you do it? If you're rich and in power, why don't you just enjoy your privileged position and leave the rest of us alone? Nope. That's not good enough for you. You've got to make the less privileged...

The Devil Appears At Cesar Velasco Broca's NEW ALTAR

Rejoice, children, for Spanish cinematic madman Velasco Broca has returned and we have the first look at his upcoming short film New Altar. We first came across the director thanks to his utterly bizarre trio of science fiction shorts -...