Tag: crime

Blu-ray Review: LE SAMOURAÏ Examines A Solitary Life Lived In Gunmetal Grey

It's a bit intimidating to be the one tasked with delivering an opinion on one the most beloved gangster fims ever made. The legendary Jean-Pierre Melville is one of French cinema's most revered filmmakers, and with good reason. Working adjacent...

Trailer Time: Amit Kumar's MONSOON SHOOTOUT Gets a Unique Interactive Trailer

Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, it's been a long road to Indian cinema screens for Amit Kumar's Monsoon Shootout. The film, which stars Vijay Varma as a rookie cop making a fateful decision, has...

Belgium's BLACK Duo Return With Hyper Stylized GANGSTA

If you were to draft up a list of qualities of typically 'Belgian' films, you likely would end up with the description of something an entire world away from Adil El Arbi and Bilal Fallah's international breakout hit Black, which...

Vancouver 2017 Review: GUKOROKU: TRACES OF SIN, a Haunting Debut

Gukoroku: Traces of Sin, a moody Japanese mystery based on Nukui Tokuro's novel, feels like a pristine, preserved relic from the golden age of Japanese horror (think late 1990's, early 2000's). A self-assured and masterfully shot feature-length debut, the film...

CHASING THE DRAGON: Andy Lau Pursues Donnie Yen And His 1970's Hair In First Explosive Trailer

Hong Kong superstars Andy Lau and Donnie Yen face off in director Wong Jing's upcoming 1970's set crime thriller Chasing The Dragon. And, yes, if the trailer is to be believed then fans of both stars should be very, very...

NANG: The Best Film Magazine You're Not Reading

The printed word is dead. That’s what we have been told. It’s too expensive, cumbersome and environmentally unfriendly, especially when we have the internet, with its limitless word counts and instantaneous editing functions. Film criticism is dead too. Nobody wants...

BRIGHT Trailer: Netflix's $100 Million Blockbuster Shines

Humans, Orcs, Elves... everybody is just trying to get along in Netflix's $100 million original film Bright, based on the Max Landis script that caused something of a bidding war when it was passed around. The film about "racial" tension...

Exclusive Clip: THE PERSIAN CONNECTION, A Man, A Woman, A Nightclub

A man enters a nightclub. He is late for an appointment. A woman greets him. They sit down for a moment. It becomes obvious that they share a shady past. What secrets wait to be revealed? Reza Sixo Safai, Helena...

Interview: Director Walter Hill on THE ASSIGNMENT, Star Quality, and the Late Bill Paxton

With a career that started early as Steve McQueen’s screenwriter, Walter Hill has more than made his mark on American cinema.  The writer of The Getaway and Alien, and director of Hard Times, The Warriors, 48 Hours, Streets of Fire, Wild...

Black Nights 2016 Review: ANATOMY OF VIOLENCE, The Pain of a Terrible Crime

In 2012, a young medical student, Jyoti Singh, was gang-raped and brutally beaten by six men on a bus in New Delhi, later dying of her injuries. This sparked a nation-wide protest, with thousands calling on the government, and Indian...

AnarchyVision: Talking MOONLIGHT, THE HANDMAIDEN and More

In this weekend at the movies chat, I talk about the fantastic Moonlight, Park Chan-Wook's terrific The Handmaiden, the great music doc Oasis: Supersonic and, uh, Inferno....

BFI Brings Early Scorsese, THE CRYING GAME, Lino Brocka and More to Blu-ray

On Friday the British Film Institute unveiled their upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release slate, and it promises to be a wealth of riches, including the early Scorsese classics Who's That Knocking at my Door? and Oscar winner Alice Doesn't Live...

SMALL TOWN KILLERS: Watch A Clip From Bornedal's Latest

Denamrk's Ole Bornedal is a long time favorite in these parts, a maverick of worts who was crafting dark genre films in his homeland long before the whole Nordic Noir movement made it somehow okay to be a Dane who...

Exclusive GREEN IS GOLD Clip: Here Is Your Business License, Mr. Marijuana Dealer

I am old enough to admit that the idea of legal marijuana dealers in the U.S. is a strange and bewildering thought. In the new film Green Is Gold, writer/director Ryon Baxter -- who also stars -- accepts that idea...

MonsterFest 2016: A Gunfight, Deadly Relatives and an Autopsy Lead First Wave of Titles

MonsterFest is coming! Prepare yourselves, Melbourne, Australia, for your fill of fantastic film delights at the end of November. The first wave of titles was announced today and there are heaps of goodness coming to Melbs.    Attendees will see...

ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS Trailer Delivers Noir Thrills

Korean noir takes a dark and violent turn in Kim Sung-su's Asura: The City Of Madness and following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival - you can read Pierce's review here - the film has released a theatrical...

Gritty South African Drama In VAYA Trailer

South Africa's Akin Omotoso is on something of a hot streak. Already a well known and respected actor seen in titles such as Blood Diamond, Shake Hands With The Devil and Lord Of War, Omotoso came to international attention as...

GODSPEED: Drug Deal Goes Violently Wrong In Trailer For Pitch Black Taiwanese Crime Comedy

While it may be a stretch to label Chung Mong-Hong's Taiwanese crime story Godspeed a comedy there's something bleakly hilarious in its set up of a blustering drug mule whose day goes horribly wrong when he gets into the wrong...

COCK AND BULL: Watch The Slick Trailer For Liu Ye Anchored Crime Comedy

Chinese superstar Liu Ye anchors the cast of Baoping Cao's upcoming crime comedy Cock And Bull. And true to the title this one appears to be a fairly silly affair, the sort of dark comedy that wouldn't be entirely out...

THE FURY OF A PATIENT MAN Delivers A 70's Style Revenge Trailer

Spanish cinema has been enjoying a wave of 70's influenced, character driven crime pictures in recent days and it would appear that Raúl Arévalo's upcoming effort The Fury Of A Patient Man falls very much into that category. And does...