Tag: drama

Melbourne 2017 Review: PERSON TO PERSON, A Wonderfully Expansive New York Narrative

Expanded from the quirky short of the same name, Person to Person is an effortless riff on a specific indie vibe. Crafted lovingly and naturally by director Dustin Guy Defa, Person to Person moves from his initial concept, following the quest...

Review: In Brendan Muldowney's PILGRIMAGE, Faith Is a Weapon

Ireland in the 13th century is an island divided by war and fraught with peril as close as the next turn. An isolated group of Benedictine monks are the keepers of a holy relic when the church in Rome calls...

Killer Versus Killer In Taut Trailer For Korean Thriller MEMOIR OF A MURDERER

If Korean cinema has taught the world one thing it's that there is no such thing as too much melodrama on the big screen and with upcoming thriller Memoir of a Murderer director Won Shin-yun has found an intriguing way...

Locarno 2017 Review: SCARY MOTHER, A Fever Dream of Emancipation

A bold feature debut by emerging Georgian filmmaker Ana Urushadze putting an original yet bleak spin on the process of emancipation

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...

Fantasia 2017: Ana Asensio on MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

On of the more intimate films that screened at Fantasia 2017 was Most Beautiful Island directed by Ana Asensio, who also wrote, produced, and starred in the film. It was a hit at SXSW and several other festivals before it finally screened...

Exclusive Clip: THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL, Look What You've Become

Westerns always have a welcome, distinctive flavor when they emerge from Australia, and The Legend of Ben Hall looks to be no exception, at least judging from our exclusive clip. Ben Hall has been on the run, and in the...

Masters of Cinema to Release Trio of Buster Keaton Classics, THE PARTY, THE VIKINGS Join Eureka Classics

Great news for fans of classic Hollywood as British distributor Eureka! Entertainment has announced a bevvy of new titles joining their Masters of Cinema series and Eureka Classics label. A trio of classic feature films from silent cinema legend Buster...

BiFan 2017 Review: GODSPEED Revs Up Violence and Humor in Artful Road Movie

Hong Kong comedy star Michael Hui returns after a long absence in the latest from Taiwanese filmmaker Chung Mong-hong. A road movie about a drug deal gone wrong, Godspeed may not appear special on the surface, but this mashup of...

Review: In SKOKAN, Czech Director Petr Václav Seals His Filmmaking Versatility

Czech helmer Petr Václav pushes the envelope of his filmmaking in an uplifting road movie with universal message

Fantasia 2017 Review: TILT, A Slowburn Thriller About Mental Health And The American Dream

When we first meet Joseph and Joanne, the young couple are returning from a trip to Hawaii.   Joseph is a documentary filmmaker and Joanne studies medicine. When Joanne is out, Joseph works away on a new documentary in his...

Hugh Jackman in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Trailer: It Doesn't Start Until the Bearded Lady Sings

Last seen as a grizzled, aging mutant in Logan, Hugh Jackman is reborn as P.T. Barnum -- yes, the circus guy -- in The Greatest Showman. Reportedly, it's a musical, though the first trailer hints around that, instead focusing on...

Toronto Japanese Fest 2017 Review: IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD

A young girl named Suzu who, in 1944, moves from neighbouring Hiroshima to the port city of Kure, the largest military base for the Imperial Navy and home to ships like the Yamamoto. She moves there to marry Shūsaku, a...

Review: MOKA, a Subtle Revenge Thriller on the Shores of Lake Geneva

Moka is a well acted, low-key but impactful revenge thriller for the fans of neo-noir.

Review: TRUMAN, A Well-Trod but Satisfying Journey

Catalan filmmaker Cesc Gay seems to have cornered the market for Spanish dramedies that can reach both national and international markets. With a wry and discerning eye on the professional and artistic classes in his native country, he assembles a...

Review: LITTLE HARBOUR Docks Coming-of-Age Adventure and Psychological Portrait

Iveta Grófová´s sophomore feature Little Harbour offers coming-of-age adventure for children and psychological drama for their parents

Osaka 2017 Interview: Mikhail Red Talks the Violence And Beauty in BIRDSHOT

Mikhail Red triumphed at Tokyo Film Festival at the back end of 2016 when he picked up the Asian Future Award for his sophmore effort, Birdshot. Mikhail, along with producing partner Pamela Reyes, has now returned to Japan, bringing his...

DEAREST SISTER: Watch A Clip From Mattie Do's Acclaimed Lao Horror Film!

Regular readers of this site need no introduction to Lao filmmaker Mattie Do. We've been covering her work from the early days of her debut feature, Chanthaly, while charting the progress of sophomore effort Dearest Sister from inception. So rather...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Goes Far With FEDERICO FELLINI'S ROMA

When it comes to Federico Fellini's Roma, it's difficult to determine what's more self-indulgent, the act of appropriating by name a vital, ancient city that's been on the global forefront of politics, religion and culture, or this entire film in...

Watch: Telugu Megastar Chiranjeevi Returns in KHAIDI NO 150, But Is It a Return Worth Making?

I know I'm going to get mountains to shit for this piece, but someone has to say it. India's Telugu language film industry, Tollywood, has one star who rises above all others. That star is Chiranjeevi, an unbeatable screen presence...