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First Look At KLOWN Duo In 80s Set Comedy DAN-DREAM

It was back in July that we first brought word of a new comedy written by and starring Klown duo Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen. At the time it was known only by the Danish title of De første danske...

KLOWN Writer Goes UNDERCOVER With New Danish Comedy

A huge star in his native Denmark and well known around the world for his work on the Klown films and television series, Danish comic Casper Christensen serves as the screenwriter of Nikolaj Peyk's Undercover - a new crime comedy...

Documentary filmmakers launch fundraising campaign for in-depth film on indigenous Amazonian communities

Documentary filmmakers, Adam Punzano and Joe Tucker, are seeking funds to complete their documentary on the indigenous peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $10,000 in order to take the documentary through editing and post-production, and...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: FAULTLESS, The Sting of a Woman

What do men know about women? According to Faultless (original title: Irréprochable), some women are beyond understanding. Directed by Sébastien Marnier, the film follows Constance (Marina Foïs) as she slinks back to her hometown in rural France after losing her...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE INVISIBLE GUEST (CONTRATIEMPO) Locks In Emotional Thrills

Locked-room mysteries don't get much more fiendish than the one at the heart of The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo), the new film by Spanish writer/director Oriol Paulo (The Body). Even better, that's just the starting point for an increasingly potent thriller....

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: BOYKA: UNDISPUTED Brings the Pain, In and Outside the Ring

Scott Adkins brings redeemed Russian MMA fighter Yuri Boyka back to the screen for the third time, delivering another helping of blistering bloody bouts of carefully choreographed carnage. Outside the ring, director Todor Chapkanov fails to complement the action with...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: The Unbearable Lightness of TONI ERDMANN

German filmmaker Maren Ade's third feature, Toni Erdmann, about an estranged father connecting with his adult daughter in increasingly unorthodox and aggravating ways, garnered glowing critical praise when it premiered in competition at Cannes this past spring. While there is...

Post-Apocalypse! Synthesizers! Watch NIGHTSATAN AND THE LOOPS OF DOOM Short Now!

We've been following the post-apocalyptic action adventure short Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom for some time because it's just a lot of fun. And now you can watch the complete short film, before it becomes a feature. Here's the...

The Future of Horror (won’t be found in the US)

While horror films have been dominated by American directors and films, most casual horror fans seem to forget that some of the most unique, frightening and innovative horror films spawned from countries other than the US. Italy of course played...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE YOUNG OFFENDERS Elevates a Comic Tale With Fresh Honesty

Rowdy, raucous, and rude, The Young Offenders is a blast of adolescence without angst, a juvenile movie that is surprisingly cheerful, even as its young heroes straddle the thin line between criminality and, well, not being a straight-up criminal. Conor...

Great movies i never want to see again.

Every movielover must have gone through a similar experience. You encounter a movie, it does not matter if you read or heard about it or that you just stumbled upon it, that has it all. But however when the ending...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE HIGH FRONTIER Tests the Borders of Tension

Baby, it's cold outside. The family at the heart of The High Frontier (original title: Na granicy) doesn't feel very warm toward each other, though. As the movie begins and a father and his two sons drive deeper and deeper...

Review: In BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Looks Aren't Everything

In the 21st century, how is one to present a fairy tale? There are stories ripe with opportunity to create great visual, frequently with lots of action, but the stereotyping, themes, and gender representation can be a bit tricky in...

Danish Animation RONAL THE BARBARIAN Getting a Chinese Live-Action

It is just so crazy it might work. Variety reported earlier today that Chinese studio Twinkie (yes) have bought the remake rights for the 2011 Danish animated feature Ronal the Barbarian.    “That’s totally awesome. I really hope they will...

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...

Warsaw 2016 Preview: Central and Eastern European Cinema and Beyond

Phoenix City will be hosting the 32nd edition of the Warsaw Film Festival, running from 7 until 16 October. The programmers have prepared a rich line-up, shining a light on productions from the Central and Eastern regions of Europe, while...

VIKING: Second Trailer For Russian Historical Epic Lays Waste While Laying Out The Story

Nearly a year ago - back in November of 2015 - we were smacked upside the head by the trailer for Andrey Kravchuk's Viking, a new historical epic from the producers of the international hit Night Watch movies. Thought that...

THE WINDMILL: Key Art For The Dutch Slasher, Coming This October

Nick Jongerius' slasher flick The Windmill just had it's World Premiere at Fright Fest London and it looks like it will make another stop at the equally famed Sitges film festival. Where it goes from there into the rest of...

Criterion in December 2016: THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL, THE ASPHALT JUNGLE, ROMA and HEART OF A DOG

What do cinephiles dream about during the holiday season? According to the Criteiron Collection, it's all about classic films, such as John Huston's galvanic The Asphalt Jungle and Luis Buñuel's eye-raising comedy The Exterminating Angel. And contemporary titles, like Heart...

Imagination Fuels INVASION DAY

Invasion Day is an impressive new sci-fi short from a troupe of French directors Vincent De Bellis, Milos Eratostene, Terence Guilpin, Léo Lefebvre, Raphael Leylavergne, Arthur Loiseau, Mohamed Oumoumad and Dimitri Trouvé. It was made as their graduation project for...