Tag: crime

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...

Faith, Sex And Death In The Trailer For Mariusz Gawryś' Polish Thriller SERVANT OF GOD

Poland has been the source of a surprising number of slickly produced, commercially minded crime thrillers in recent years and that string looks to continue with the imminent arrival of Mariusz Gawryś' Servant Of God (Sługi boże). Just the second...

New York Asian 2016 Interview: TWISTED JUSTICE Director Shiraishi Kazuya Talks Corrupt Cops and Comedy

With an attraction to capturing the seamier side of life, director Shiraishi Kazuya came to the New York Asian Film Festival with his darkly comic tale of a corrupt cop, Twisted Justice.  Director Shiraishi spoke with me about his star,...

THREE: Trailer For Johnnie To's Latest Captures A Master In Fine Form

When it comes to shooting stuff up, there are very few in the world who are better than Johnnie To. While To has always paid his bills with populist romantic comedies and the like - the films he is best...

INTERCHANGE: First Stills From Dain Said's Supernatural Noir

Malaysian genre auteur Dain Said (Bunohan) returns with his latest effort - the supernaturally tinged crime noir Interchange - and with Cannes just around the corner we've got the first stills from the film to share. And these are some...

PHANTOM DETECTIVE: Watch The Super Stylish Teaser For The Korean Thriller

It would appear that Korean director Jo Sung-hee has learned a thing or two from the world of comic books in his life. After making a splash with indie scifi End Of Animal back in 2010 Jo moved more towards...

TRIVISA: Watch The New Trailer For Johnnie To Produced Crime Thriller

Hong Kong's reigning king of crime cinema, Johnnie To, returns to the big screen in a producing role with the upcoming Trivisa. Frank Hui, Vicky Wong and Jevons Au direct the three part crime saga and after its selection to...

THE ARDENNES: Watch The Trailer For Robin Pront's Striking Debut

[Updated with English subtitled version.] Though it arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival with little fanfare, Belgian director Robin Pront's striking debut feature The Ardennes left as a major favorite for many of those lucky enough to catch it...

Super Stylish Trailer For Polish Crime Noir GEISHA

A night club lends its name to the title of upcoming Polish thriller Geisha (Gejsza), a steamy concoction of sex and violence revolving around a bouncer (Konrad Eleryk) drawn into a sordid underworld. Writer-director Radislaw Markiewicz shows off a fusion...