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Udine 2020: BETTER DAYS Scoops Golden Mulberry at 22nd Far East Film Festival

Derek Tsang’s celebrated youth drama Better Days claimed top honours over the weekend, as the 22nd Far East Film Festival awarded the Chinese film the Golden Mulberry Award, as voted for by their virtual audience.   Adapting to accommodate social...

Review: YOUNG AHMED, Good Performances, Good Intentions, A Missed Opportunity

The latest social-realist drama from Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, starring Idir Ben Addi, Othmane Moumen, and Myriem Akheddiou, is now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Review: In THE TRUTH, Kore-eda Hirokazu Goes French

Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, and Ethan Hawke star in Kore-eda Hirokazu's first film shot outside Japan and in a non-Japanese language, with an international cast.

Exclusive BEYOND DRIVEN: THE STORY OF LEILA LOMBARDI Clip: First Emirati Female Racers

The very first Emirati female racers in history are featured in our exclusive clip from Beyond Driven: The Story of Leila Lombardi, out today. Amna Al Qubaisi and Hamda Al Qubaisi speak with great enthusiasm about the thrill of driving...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's Revealing BETTY BLUE

Fair warning... In the interest of taking a more meaningful look, this critique contains references (non-specific) to the ending and various story points of Betty Blue and other films. The central extremism of the Freudian Madonna (mother)/whore dichotomy can, in theory, be...

Arrow Video Shows Us The Way This September With Fukasaku, Miike, MALLRATS, Llansó, and IVANSXTC

September will be another banner month for Arrow Video! This fall sees a 25th anniversary edition of Kevin Smith's slacker classic, Mallrats (US/CAN), a box set of both Fukasaku Kinji and Takashi Miike's versions of Graveyard of Honor (US/CAN/UK), a...

Miskatonic Institute Launches Archival Footage, Plus New Co-Directors in Los Angeles

Just because we have to keep up with social distancing (which we do so please wear a mask when not at home, don't touch your face, wash your hands often, and keep 2 metres away from others), doesn't mean we...

Now On Demand: Meet The Danes

Poor, poor, pitiful people who reside in the U.S. Readers of this site and a few others aside, relatively few genre fans here in this country are familiar with the beauty, the glory, the humor, and the raw originality of...

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Trailer: More Like, Waiting For Something to Happen

Big stars, big story, big production values, and a trailer that is so restrained it feels lifeless. Sorry, I don't mean to be unkind, but I've watched the new Waiting for the Barbarians trailer twice now, and I'm not sure...

CHERNOBYL: ABYSS Trailer: Russian Disaster Drama Zeroes in on The Human Toll

The Chernobyl disaster gets the dramatic disaster film treatment from the motherland this year. Danila Kozlovsky directs himself and an all-star cast in his sophomore feature film Chernobyl: Abyss. The trailer came out today, which you will find below. It...

The Universe Is A Very Strange Place In Manuel Arija's ULTRAINNOCENCE

It's been a little while since we've heard from Spanish oddball auteur Manuel Arija but - yes, oh, yes - it's been worth the wait. Arija has been quiet since first making waves here and on the international festival circuit...

Now on Blu-ray: AND THEN WE DANCED, The Story Behind the Story

Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili and Ana Javakishvili star in the drama from Georgia, directed by Levan Akin.

SUPERDEEP: New Trailer For Russian Sci-fi Horror. We Promise It'll Be Around For a While. We Think.

Off the hop, we have been told that this new trailer for the Russian sci-fi horror flick Superdeep will not get pulled this time.    You may recall, back in the Spring, a trailer appeared for Superdeep (Kolskaya sverhglubokaya) a...

RUSSIAN RAID: Full-on Action in Trailer For Denis Kryuchkov's Debut

Denis Kryuchkov's debut feature film, the action flick Russian Raid, was supposed to come out in the Spring but the release was delayed because of the pandemic and the closing of cinemas in Russia. Now Kruchkov and his star, stuntman...

Neuchâtel 2020: The Swiss Genre Fest Adapts With A Strong, Focused Online Program

One of the most prestigious events on the genre film festival calendar is Switzerland's Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival each July. With the world still attempting to adjust to our new pandemic related reality, festivals have had to make some...

Review: 7500 Delivers a Story Unworthy of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Talents

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in director Patrick Vollrath's thriller, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Now Streaming: RED SUN, Three International Stars Ride Into the Old West

Charles Bronson, Mifune Toshiro, and Alain Delon star in director Terence Young's Western picture, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Frontières 2020: Full Co-Production Lineup Announced For The July Event

We're a few long weeks away from the lucky 13th edition of the Frontières co-production market. Taking place at the end of July twenty groups from all over the globe will present their projects virtually this year.    The first...

Win KILL MODE on DVD From RLJE Films

RLJE Films is releasing Thijs Meuwese's indie sci fi action flick Kill Mode on Blu-ray and DVD today, June 16th. We meant to jump on this earlier but we have two (2) copies of Kill Mode on DVD to give...

Coming Soon on Criterion: BEAU TRAVAIL and THE ELEPHANT MAN Lead Packed Lineup

Also: 'Christ Stopped at Eboli,' two Jules Dassin noir classics, plus six new titles in Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project No. 3 all headed to release in September 2020.