International: Europe

Review: ENFORCEMENT (SHORTA), Police Brutality Smashes Lives

Jacob Lohmann and Simon Sears star in a nail-biting crime thriller from Denmark, directed by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid.

Udine 2021: Far East Film Festival Unveils Packed Hybrid 23rd Edition

To the delight of Asian Cinema fans the world over, the Far East Film Festival has announced a packed 23rd edition, which will take place in the beautiful Italian city of Udine in a hybrid format, with all films screening...

Blu-ray Review: The Flawed, Fascinating JUST A GIGOLO

Out on June 29th here in North America, Shout Factory releases --- to my knowledge --- a rarely-seen David Bowie film on Blu-ray, Just a Gigolo. Bowie stars as Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski, a Prussian solider whose been injured in...

Shudder Acquires Psycho-Thriller MOSQUITO STATE

Shudder has picked up the rights for the psycho-thriller Mosquito State, from Polish director Filip Jan Rymsza. Mosquito State premiered at Venice last year then went on to play in top genre festivals like Sitges and Tallin Black Nights.   ...

Review: UNDINE Reinvents the Mythical Water Creature Story

Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski star in an alluring tale of romance and betrayal, directed by Christian Petzold.

Interview: Christian Petzold on UNDINE

Melding this fantasy with the tumultuous history of the city of Berlin, Petzold concocts another beautifully written and gorgeously realized film that is at once seductive and thought provoking.

Blu-ray Review: Assayas's IRMA VEP Prowls the Criterion Collection

Maggie Chung portrays herself in Olivier Assayas's exploration of filmmaking in the 1990s.

ARROW's June SVOD Lineup Led by CHOPPING MALL, TWINS OF EVIL And ZOMBIE

The folks at Arrow Video continue to make a strong case for signing up for their ARROW streaming service. They consistently bring wonderful genre delights each month and June is proving to be no exception.    Next month subscribers to...

The Spice Flows Through Arrow Video: DUNE 4K UHD Leads A Busy August Lineup

Another year, another paycheck whisked away by Arrow Video's prodigious lineup. This August the cult home video juggernaut takes no pity on collector's with a robust slate that includes David Lynch's Dune (UK/US/CAN) in 4K UHD, Adam Rehmeier's Dinner in America...

Watch Now: SOUND FROM THE DEEP Unearths the Old Ones

Eldritch horror remains difficult to pull off. One reason for the patchy output is the fact that H. P. Lovecraft’s writings are in the public domain, allowing anyone to take a stab at his weird fiction. Some, like Benson and...

Fantasia 2021: Witches, Gamblers, Ghosts And Vampires. The First Wave Has That, And More.

Ah Summer. It's almost upon us. Nature is waking up from its Winter slumber, as do we, shedding layers of clothing and embracing the warm Spring air. Which means we can now turn our attention to the Summer festival schedule...

INTO THE DARKNESS Exclusive Clip: Anders Refn's Wartime Thriller in Cinemas And on VOD This Friday

Anders Refn's World War II thriller Into The Darkness is coming to U.S. cinemas and VOD on May 21st from Samuel Goldwyn Films.    Written by Refn and Flemming Quist Møller, this first film in a planned trilogy was the...

Coming Soon on Criterion: AFTER LIFE, BEASTS OF NO NATION and More Fine Titles

Also in August 2021: 'Ashes and Diamonds' and 'Company.'

Review: THE PRINCE'S VOYAGE, Monkey Crosses Sea, Discovers Strange New World

Directed by Jean-François Laguionie and Xavier Picard, the gorgeous animated tale from France is delightfully surprising and kindly philosophical.

HUNTED Blu-ray Giveaway: Win a Copy of Vincent Paronnaud's Horror Flick

We have three (3) Blu-ray copies available for a giveaway of the upcoming horror film Hunted which RLJE Films will release on DVD and Blu-ray on May 18th.   What started as a flirtatious encounter at a bar turns into...

Review: PROFILE, Making New Mythologies and Morality Tales

Director Timur Bekmambetov's mystery-thriller stars Valene Kane, Shazad Latif and Christine Adams.

Review: RIDERS OF JUSTICE, Mads Mikkelsen Leads the Charge

Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Andrea Heick Gadeberg star in an action-comedy/drama from director Anders Thomas Jensen.

Interview: Timur Bekmambetov Talks PROFILE and ScreenLife Filmmaking

Timur Bekmambetov, the prolific Kazakh director, screenwriter, and producer, knows what he wants and knows how to go about getting it.   He blew into Western genre awareness with a howl and a bang in the early aughts with his...

Friday One Sheet: BLESSED VIRGIN [BENEDETTA]

The new French poster for Paul Vehoeven's latest Cannes bowing film, Benedetta (aka Blessed Virgin), is all about tactility: The stitching on the hem of the habit, the ivory cloth, the texture of the skin around the eyes and face....

THE NANNY'S NIGHT: Upcoming Spanish Horror Comedy to Feature a Cameo From BRAINDEAD's Diana Peñalver

There has not been a lot of press about Spanish comedy horror flick The Nanny’s Night after the film finished shooting at the end of March. Cineuropa seems to be on top of it, and there is a great article here about it....