International: Europe

Fantastic Fest 2021 Review: THE TRIP, Have a Bloody Good Time

Noomi Rapace and Aksel Hennie star in an action thriller, directed by Tommy Wirkola.

Fantastic Fest 2021 Review: CANNON ARM AND THE ARCADE QUEST, With Friends Like These

Director Mads Hedegaard documents an endearing Danish superhero and his friends.

New York 2021 Review: THE TSUGUA DIARIES, Coping with Covid Lockdown

Wryly reflecting the nature of 'expect the unexpected' in both life and filmmaking, Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel Gomes create a delightful little summer movie.

FilmSharks Finds International Homes For LatAm Titles VIRTUAL REALITY And MACABRE

Variety reported a couple days ago that our friends at FilmSharks in Buenos Aires continued their winning ways this week, selling more rights for Latin American genre titles to more territories.    On top of selling the rights for Ghosting...

Fantastic Fest 2021 Review: NR. 10, Sly and Brilliant

Alex van Warmerdam ('Borgman') directs a new film. It's very, very good.

L'Etrange Festival Announces 2021 Award Winners, THE INNOCENTS And MAD GOD Take Top Prizes

  The 27th edition of the L'Etrange Festival came to a close last weekend in Paris, France. For twelve days more than twenty-two thousand attendees took in a diverse program made up of feature length and short films.    With...

New York 2021 Review: BERGMAN ISLAND, A Meta-Contemplation on an Artist's Creative Process

Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska and Vicky Krieps star in a new film by Mia Hansen-Løve.

FIN Atlantic 2021 Review: TITANE, Extreme Body Pleasure and Pain

Carrie Fisher once described her body as a bag to carry her brain around. There's a book about women's health entitled 'Our Bodies, Ourselves'. We often talk about of our bodies as being separate from us, and yet they are...

Review: THE AUSCHWITZ REPORT, Timely Holocaust Escape Drama

True events of an escape from Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp are in the center of the pulse-racing Holocaust thriller.

Review: LITTLE VAMPIRE (PETIT VAMPIRE), Monsters Are People Too

French filmmaker and comic book artist Joann Sfar adapts his own graphic novel series into an animated adventure.

Karlovy Vary 2021 Review: In BENEDETTA, Paul Verhoeven Marries Prestige Satire to Camp Drama

Too much fun, frontal nudity and orgasms in a biopic drama enclosed behind the walls of a Renaissance convent.

Now Streaming: COME FROM AWAY, THE DONUT KING, THE RABBI'S CAT

Singular visions from Canada (via Broadway), Cambodia (via U.S.) and Algeria (via France) explore terrorism, immigration and a talking cat.

Sitges 2021: Sitges Online Pitchbox Announces Selected Projects

One of the more exclusive co-production markets on the circuit is Sitges' Pitchbox. Exclusive in the sense that only a very small number of projects, six, are invited to participate in the feature film program. Pitchbox runs during Sitges and...

LA PASAJERA (THE PASSENGER): Teaser For The Spanish Rideshare Horror is Here

A shared van in which a man and three women travel runs over a tourist who is walking in the dark on a secondary road. After putting her in the vehicle to take her to the nearest hospital, they begin...

Toronto 2021 Review: YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER, Folklore Monsters and Modern Horrors

I remember a story, in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, that made a lot of news headlines: a young mother killed her three children and then herself. A long magazine article about it was (at least for me)...

Karlovy Vary 2021 Review: German Acid-Laced Tragicomedy NÖ Hilariously Anatomizes the Anxieties of a Millennial Relationship and Parenthood

German director Dietrich Brüggemann marries Simon Rich whimsical comedy with Roy Andersson´s formalism in surreal farce.

Karlovy Vary 2021 Review: Gaspar Noé Enters the Void in VORTEX

Françoise Lebrun of Jean Eustache and Marguerite Duras films and Italian Giallo maestro Dario Argento star in the drama of the twilight age veiled as a civilization horror in a race to disintegration.

Toronto 2021 Review: THE MIDDLE MAN, A Deadpan Comedy about Life

The small midwestern town of Karmack is dying. Figuratively, as its principal industry, a rail-yard, have been lost to the vagaries of globalization. Also, quite literally, as there has been a lengthy string of fatal accidents that prompts the town...

Toronto 2021 Review: AS IN HEAVEN, Where Childbirth Is Dark and Full of Terrors

The opening images of pastoral horror, As In Heaven, sees the almost stock imagery of a young beautiful thing, dressed in white, caressing the golden wheat with her fingertips, as she walks through a field of golden harvest. You know...

THE INNOCENTS: IFC Midnight Pick up North American Rights For Supernatural Drama

Eskil Vogt's supernatural drama, The Innocents, was an early buzz title at Cannes this year. That buzz came not just for it's killer poster but it turned out to be rather devisive among those who saw it during the festival....