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BLOOD MACHINES: The Creators Of TURBO KILLER Return!

It was just back in February that we shared the dazzling retro futurist music video for French electronic musician Carpenter Brut's Turbo Killer labeling it at the time a piece of eye candy of the highest order. A collaboration between...

Interview: André Hedetoft and Emelia Hansson Talk ORIGIN, a Swedish Sci-Fi Thriller that Biohacks Beyond Human Limits

Where do you draw the line between ethics and scientific progress, and can one still break new ground without taking risks? Julia (Emelia Hansson) and Rebecca (Sandra Redlaff) hardly have time to ponder such questions. As young scientists with a...

Pretty Packaging: OUTLAW STAR Makes Itself Wanted

After Scottish distributor Anime Limited's veritable onslaught of special editions last month, I've become almost skittish to post even more articles about them for a while. Still, for a company aiming at a niche market in difficult times, they're doing...

WHEN THE TREES FALL First Trailer Teases an Ethereal Yet Tense Coming of Age Tale

The first trailer for When the Trees Fall (Koly Padayut Dereva) suggests that it's a coming-of-age movie with a striking edge. Directed by Marysia Nikitiuk in her feature debut, the film is a co-production (Ukraine/ Poland/ France/ Macedonia). Latido Films...

Slamdance 2017 Announces Narrative and Doc Competition Slate

The Slamdance Film Festival is revving up for its 23rd edition in Park City, Utah, running from January 20 through 26. The first titles out of the gate for 2017 are the full lineups for both Narrative and Documentary Feature Competition.

The Apocalypse Has Come To Russia! Time To Dance! DANCE TO DEATH!

In what can only be described as The Hunger Games meets Dance Dance Revolution, the full theatrical trailer has just arrived for Russian post apocalyptic thriller Танцы насмерть, aka Dance To Death. And, yes, it is exactly as described on...

THE COUNTERFEITERS Director Enters HELL With Trailer For New Serial Killer Thriller

[Updated with full trailer] Austria's Stefan Ruzowitzky took home a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for his 2007 effort The Counterfeiters and in a career already notable for taking some dark turns Ruzowitzky appears to be taking his darkest yet...

BLIND SPOT: Watch The Gripping Trailer For Belgian Crime Thriller

Over the past few years Belgium has very quietly put together a run of impressive crime thrillers that stand with the very best in the world and it would appear that the latest entry in that streak of excellence may...

Review: EVOLUTION, a Strange, Unsettling Tale of Body Horror

I'm a great believer in minimalism, particularly when it comes to body horror in film. Used carefully and deliberately, a few choice scenes can have far more weight in a story and a far more effective impact on the audience. ...

DARKLAND: Watch The Fantastic New Trailer For Danish Vigilante Film

The world may not look at Dar Salim quite the same way ever again. Though you may not know his name you certainly know Salim's face if you've been paying any attention at all to Danish cinema over the past...

WASTELAND: Quality Television Made in the Czech Republic

HBO Europe rolls out a bleak mystery miniseries Wasteland

Interview: Alex Helfrecht & Jörg Tittel Talk THE WHITE KING

Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel's new film The White King, which made its European debut at Black Nights festival last week, is an all-too-familiar look at a dystopian future, about a boy living in a totalitarian regime. In my review,...

STRANGLED: Things Get Grim In True Life Hungarian Serial Killer Film

Based on actual events, Hungarian director Arpad Sopsits has been turning heads with his dark crime thriller Strangled. Despite what the artwork to the left may indicate the story of a necrophilic serial killer actually drew a restrictive 18+ rating...

ATTRACTION: Loads Of New Footage In Latest Trailer For Russian SciFi

The marketing machine is in full swing for Fedor Bondarchuk's upcoming Russian scifi film Attraction with the second new trailer in two weeks arriving this morning and this one comes absolutely loaded with new footage for the film. The marketing...

Pretty Packaging: FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Ultimate Edition

(Anime Limited goes crazy pimping, part III...) Last week saw a veritable deluge in releases from Scottish distributor Anime Limited, three of which easily qualified for a "Pretty Packaging" article. So on Saturday we showed Miss Hokusai, yesterday we showed...

Interview: Lucile Hadzihalilovic On EVOLUTION

"It was not like, 'ok now I'm going to do the boys version'. Not at all. It was more of a small intimate story in the beginning between a boy and his mother in the hospital."

Pretty Packaging: The ESCAFLOWNE Ultimate Edition Is A Box Of Boxes

(Anime Limited goes crazy pimping, part II...) Glasgow-based distributor Anime Limited released three royally decorated Blu-ray boxes this week, and we're covering all of them. Yesterday saw the pretty wooden box of the Miss Hokusai release, tomorrow we'll look at...

Black Nights 2016 Review: THE WHITE KING, Dystopia Through A Child's Eyes

Dystopian film and literature has taken a turn from science fiction to possible current affairs, in our recent political climate. With the rise of right-wing political ideology and right-wing political control of influential countries, these stories are more important than...

Pretty Packaging: MISS HOKUSAI Brings The Art

(Anime Limited goes crazy pimping, part I...) It's not a secret that I'm a huge fan of Scottish distributor Anime Limited, one of several struggling UK companies trying to keep their heads above water in an increasingly hostile market, especially...

ATTRACTION: New Trailer For Russian SciFi Delivers Large Scale Spectacle

Fedor Bondarchuk's Russian scifi film Attraction is coming closer to its local theatrical release and the marketing machine is building up accordingly with a new trailer freshly on the scene. You want alien spaceships, military action and humanity fed up...