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OUTLAW KING: Chris Pine is Robert The Bruce in Trailer For TIFF Opening Night Film

The trailer for David Mackenzie's period action drama Outlaw King debuted this morning. Chris Pine plays Robert the Bruce, the disgraced nobleman turned king who led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independance.    Yep, this is the same...

Melbourne 2018 Review: TRANSIT Disorients and Compels as Unique Wartime Noir

Director Christian Petzold’s (Phoenix) unique adaptation of the same name brilliantly twists the time and place of World War II events. The decision to depict a War narrative in this way disorients the viewer as there is no exposition to...

Locarno 2018 Review: M Exposes a Harrowing Spiral of Abuse With a Touching Personal Story

Director Yoalnde Zauberman investigates a shocking, albeit rampant issue in a cloistered community of Orthodox Jews in her latest documentary.

Friday One Sheet: Gaspar Noe's CLIMAX

One thing you are guaranteed with a Gaspar Noe film is a good poster. Whether or not you like his aggressively immersive and highly sexualized cinema, the key art is always distinct, original, and magnificent. Today we have the first...

Toronto 2018: THE MAN WHO FEELS NO PAIN Trailer Promises Kickass Martial Arts Fun From Director Vasan Bala

It's hard to hide my excitement about Vasan Bala's upcoming action film, The Man Who Feels No Pain (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota). Recently selected as the first Indian film ever to earn a spot in TIFF's venerable Midnight Madness...

Watch This Stirring Teaser Trailer For Alfonso Cuarón's ROMA

A new teaser trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma has arrived and if you are looking to watch a master at work then look no further. Few trailers have stirred me emotionally as this one just has. That hug that Sofia...

Review: THE SPY GONE NORTH, Bold and Sumptuous Espionage Yarn Eschews Action for Geopolitical Intrigue

Following his period action blockbuster Kundo: The Age of the Rampant in 2014, Yoon Jong-bin is back in the summer season lineup with his 90s-set espionage drama The Spy Gone North, which bowed earlier this year as part of the...

Locarno 2018 Review: HOTEL BY THE RIVER, A Wonderfully Performed New Drama from Hong Sangsoo

Six months after the premiere of Grass at the Berlinale, prolific auteur Hong Sangsoo is back with another black and white drama which once again reunites him with his leading actress Kim Min-hee. Having just debuted at the Locarno International...

Locarno 2018 Review: DIANE, Humane and Melancholic Drama About Aging and Mortality

Kent Jones, an American documentary filmmaker and director of the New York Film Festival, who is also behind the bio-doc Hitchcock/Truffaut and the documentary A Letter to Elia, which he co-directed with Martin Scorcese, makes a move to fiction filmmaking. Diane, executive...

Lima 2018 Review: ROBAR A RODIN, Trolling People Like A Boss

In July 2005, a valuable sculpture by Auguste Rodin was stolen from an exhibition in the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago. Robar a Rodin (Stealing Rodin), a documentary from Cristóbal Valenzuela Berríos, chronicles the events as the...

Toronto 2018 Announces Midnight Madness Slate Including THE PREDATOR, THE WIND, HALLOWEEN

You know that TIFF is really drawing near when the Midnight Madness slate drops out of the heavens. Today's announcement includes news that the opening night will delight Toronto audiences with the world premiere of Shane Black's "reinvented" The Predator....

Review: SUMMER OF '84 Has An Interesting Dialogue With THE 'BURBS

Be it in big cities or small towns, people have spied on their neighbours, and assumed the worst about them, since we traded a nomadic hunter-gatherer society for permanent houses. It was, however, Alfred Hitchcock (and screenwriter John Michael Hayes)...

Interview: RKSS Talk Childhood, Serial Killers and SUMMER OF '84

On the afternoon prior to their sophomore feature film playing to the home-town crowd at Fantasia, I had an all too brief chat with the Quebecois director trio known as Road Kill Super Stars (RKSS) about Summer of '84. Sitting...

Melbourne 2018 Review: GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY, Yang Mingming's Biting Dysfunctional Family Film Debut

Girls Always Happy proves anything but in Yang Mingming’s feature film debut. She both directs and stars as Wu, the troubled daughter and one-half of the powerfully dysfunctional family dynamic that anchors the film. The other half is her mother...

Lima 2018 Review: LA EDUCACIÓN DEL REY, A Solid, No-Frills Festival Breather

There are certain things you expect from movies playing at a festival. Most of the time, it's more auteur-driven films, experimental, low-key works, a more personal style of filmmaking, movies unconcerned with their commercial prospects, and so on; this is...

Locarno 2018 Review: ALICE T., Romanian Cinema in Reinvention

Contemporary Romanian cinema has established its steady presence in world cinema after the new wave boom. New talent emerged this year at Berlinale, where Ioana Uricaru introduced Lemonade, while experienced filmmaker Radu Jude netted the top honor at this year's...

Lima 2018 Review: Father And Son Bond Over One HUNTING SEASON

Despondent and lashing out after the recent death of his mother, teenager Nahuel (Lautaro Bettoni) is sent to stay for a while with his estranged biological father, Ernesto (Germán Palacios), who lives and works as a hunting guide in the...

Fantasia 2018: It's a Wrap on Montreal's Wonderful Summer Camp for Genre Fans

The 22nd Fantasia International Film Festival has come to a close. Hats off to anyone with the stamina to make it from the early July beginning to curtain closes in August. We know a few folks who do the three...

Fantasia 2018 Review: BROTHERS' NEST, A Dark Family Plot Goes Sour

A pair of hapless brothers plot to ensure their inheritance stays in the family in Brothers' Nest, the latest film from director Clayton Jacobson. Jeff (Clayton Jacobson) and Terry (Shane Jacobson) are middle-aged brothers who have come up with a...

Fantasia 2018 Review: ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE, Toe-Tapping Teens Fight Yuletide Frights In This Zombie Musical

What do you get when you mash up High School Musical, Shaun of the Dead, and The Nightmare Before Christmas? The answer is director John McPhail's brilliant new Christmastime zombie musical, Anna and the Apocalypse, one of the most joyful...