Edinburgh 2018 Interview: Director John McPhail on Christmas Zombie Musical ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE

Scottish director John McPhail finally got to bring his Christmas zombie musical home when he arrived at Edinburgh International Film Festival for the film’s UK Premiere. The film had already built positive festival buzz after triumphant screenings at Fantastic Fest...

Neuchatel 2018: Gaspar Noe's CLIMAX Takes Top Prize

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival drew its curtains on another year with its Closing Ceremony and the announcement of its awards. Legendary director David Cronenberg took the role of President of the Jury this year and so was able to...

Edinburgh 2018 Interview: THE PARTING GLASS, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Denis O'Hare Talk Mental Health and Budget Filmmaking

After working together on vampire drama series True Blood, actors Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Denis O’Hare banded together for the production of The Parting Glass. A moving ensemble drama concerning a family’s reaction to the death of their youngest...

Edinburgh 2018 Review: SAVING BRINTON Unearths Early Cinema Magic

“I like to save things, especially if it looks as if they’re too far gone,” says Michael Zars at the beginning of this documentary, and it’s soon apparent how true that statement is. Dogs, cats, plants, church steeples and ancient...

Edinburgh 2018: Scotland's Own CALIBRE Takes Top Prize

Atmospheric Scottish Highland-set thriller Calibre has taken the top prize at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival and there's good news for anyone who wants to watch the award-winning film: just a few days after it's World Premiere at the...

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival Announces Full Lineup For 2018

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) today announced a full programme of genre treats ahead of their July 6th start date. In addition to the previously announced world-first focus on genre films of New Zealand and the festival's highlighting of...

Neuchatel 2018: Shining a Spotlight on Swiss Fantasy

As the 6th July opening of the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival fast approaches, the festival continues to announce additions to its already promising programme. Shining a spotlight on local productions with an eye on finding a new generation of...

Edinburgh 2018: British Talent on Show in Opening and Closing Films

Edinburgh International Film Festival is set to return on 21 June, and with the opening and closing films now announced, it seems they're all set to shine a spotlight on British filmmaking. Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald stars in opening night...

Neuchatel 2018: The First 12 Films From the Official Selection

Ahead of the full programme announcement on June 21st, Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival have announced twelve films from their official selection. The titles cover all of the festivals' major strands with picks from the International Competition, New Cinema From Asia,...

Neuchatel 2018 Announces David Cronenberg as President of the Jury

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) impresses every year with its consistently exciting line-ups of stellar genre treats. In addition to the films on offer, an impressive array of guests has graced the festival’s stage over the years including John...

Neuchatel 2018 Announces Major Retrospective of New Zealand Fantasy and Genre Cinema

The Neuchatel International Fantastric Film Festival (NIFFF) has announced that its 18th edition will see a long-held ambition come to fruition; a major retrospective of New Zealand genre cinema. 'What We Do in New Zealand', is being carried out in...

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2018: Watch The Trailer For Opening Film ANARCHIST FROM COLONY

Gearing up for it's 13th edition, Osaka Asian Film Festival today announced it will kick off proceedings on March 9th with the Japanese Premiere of Korean film Anarchist from Colony. A sizeable hit in its native country when released last...

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018

Since 2004 the Japan Foundation has been bringing diverese lineups of finely programmed Japanese cinema to UK shores. Consisting mainly of contemporary works, with the odd anniversary screening and classic to enrichen the mix, this annual Touring Programme offers the...

NEWLY SINGLE Trailer and Poster Promise a Caustic Relationship Comedy

Writer-director Adam Christian Clark follows up his well-received first feature, Caroline and Jackie, with meta-dark-comedy Newly Single.   Clark himself plays the bitter and broken protagonist in a film that only came into being after the director saw his original...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: Sex, Lies and VIDAR THE VAMPIRE

Blood-sucking vampires have been invading cinema screens for nearly a century now so it’s increasingly rare to see something truly original come out of the genre. Enter Vidar. Not only is this unfortunate creature one of the sorriest excuses for...

Edinburgh 2017 Interview: DELICATE BALANCE (FRAGIL EQUILIBRIO) Director Guillermo García López Talks His Socially Conscious Doc

Guillermo García López’s debut feature Delicate Balance delivers an engaging discourse on the inequalities and ailments faced in modern society. Centered around an interview with Jose Pepe Mujica, the former President of Uruguay who earned global recognition for his words...

SUPER DARK TIMES Gets New Trailer Ahead of US Release

Anyone lucky enough to have caught Kevin Philips' debut feature at any of its film festival appearances can attest to what a phenomenal piece of work it is. A tragic tale centered on the relationship between two best friends and...

Neuchatel 2017: SUPER DARK TIMES, THE ENDLESS & EL BAR Awarded at Festival Closing Ceremony

After nearly two weeks of glorious sunshine and fantastic cinema in the beautiful Swiss town of Neuchatel, the heavens opened and the skies turned grey for their festival’s final day. The Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) ended with a...

Edinburgh 2017 Review: Love and Paganism In THE DARK MILE

Louise (Rebecca Calder), decked out in a heavy fisherman’s sweater and yellow raincoat, is ready to escape from the stress of city life and the recent sting of a failed attempt at IVF for a boating break in the Scottish...

Edinburgh 2017 Interview: Choose WONDER WOMAN, Choose T2 TRAINSPOTTING, Choose a Chat with Ewen Bremner

It was on Edinburgh’s Princes Street that most people got their first look at actor Ewen Bremner. In the role of loveable addict Spud, he was sighted running down the famous shopping street with best pal Renton in tow, stolen...