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Now on Blu-ray: R.W. Fassbinder's BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ Gets An HD Upgrade

There are a number of masterpieces in the impressive oeuvre of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the enfant terrible of the New German Cinema movement in the '70s, but it is undoubtedly his fifteen hour adaptation of Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz that casts...

Rotterdam 2018 Review: KOKO-DI KOKO-DA, Sophomore La-Di-Da

Swedish filmmaker Johannes Nyholm jumped into the limelight of the international arthouse circuit with both feet, sweeping audiences and awards with his feature debut The Giant. It was a touching dramedy, absolved of sentimentality, about an autistic boy separated from...

Blu-ray Review: In LA VERITÉ, Brigitte Bardot and Henri-Georges Clouzot Take Aim At Institutional Misogyny

A prisoner enters a courtroom, charged with the murder of her boyfriend. She and her attorneys will argue that the death was not premeditated, but rather occured in a moment of personal anguish -- and that the intended victim was,...

Upcoming Criterion: BLUE VELVET, FUNNY GAMES, HOUSE OF GAMES

Also: Denis' 'Let the Sunshine In,' Varda's 'One Sings, The Other Doesn't,' Wyler's 'The Heiress.'

ILL: A New Extreme Body Horror Anthology is Coming From TRAUMA, A TASTE OF PHOBIA and SCARS OF XAVIER Directors

A new extreme body horror anthology called Ill was announced the other day. We caught wind of it when my friend Lucio A. Rojas, director of last year's extreme horror offering Trauma, sent me the announcement. After I harranged him...

Rotterdam 2019 Review: MONUMENT Builds Up To Something Memorable

During her intro at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Polish director Jagoda Szelc stated that in her new feature film Monument, she doesn't try to tell a story. She asked the audience to watch the film with the idea that...

LEAVING AFGHANISTAN: Watch The Trailer For Russian War Time Action Flick

Bratstvo (Brotherhood) is an upcoming war time film from Pavel Lungin (Tsar, Queen of Spades). Elsewhere in the world we will find on the international market as the rather blunt Leaving Afghanistan.    A trailer has been released for Lungin's...

We Are The Weirdos 2019: The Final Girls UK Film Collective Announces Short Film Tour Dates

If you live in the UK and are looking for more ways to support female filmmakers, especially female genre filmmakers, then you need to check out We Are The Weirdos, a film program created by the feminist film collective The...

CLIMAX: Check Out The Canadian Theatrical Trailer And Poster

Last week we shared the announcement of the schedule for the Canadian theatrical release of Gasper Noe's Climax. Screen Anarchy has the first look at the kind of new theatrical trailer and poster for the flick.     Culminating with...

Rotterdam 2019 Review: TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE Takes Different Route Than Usual Eastern European Arthouse Fare

The feature debut of Bosnian-bornm Amsterdam-based Ena Sendijarević goes against the conventions of Eastern European dramas.

Rotterdam 2019 Review: TRANSNISTRA, Intimate, Dreamy Portrait of Youth Stuck in Time and Space

There is an ethereal, evanescent beauty to Anna Eborn's feature-length documentary Transnistra. Six teenagers casually frolic by the river banks in the heat of summer, skipping stones across the water, their silhouettes cast in the pinkish evening glow of the setting...

Sundance 2019 Interview: PARADISE HILLS Director Alice Waddington Talks About Her Wonderland

As a curator for Slamdance’s Department of Anarchy, I make a point of seeking out weird and wonderful films from around the world. One of my favorites from 2016 was Alice Waddington’s Disco Inferno. Even by our high standards, the...

Gasper Noe's CLIMAX: Raven Banner Announces Canadian Theatrical Dates And Cinemas

Climax, the latest film from the notorious Gasper Noé is making it's way back to Canadian cinemas starting on March 1st. If you missed any of its festival appearances our friends at Raven Banner Entertaiment pretty much have the country...

THE CLEANER Exclusive: New Concept Art Emerges Ahead of EFM

Back in 2017 one of my favorite pitches from the Frontieres coproduction market was for Jan van Gorkum's horror comedy The Cleaner.    In the Dutch production The Cleaner, a dark comedy and horror flick, the central character Barry, a...

Rotterdam 2019 Review: SONS OF DENMARK, The Front Row of Extremism Collides in Neo-Noir Thriller

Emerging Danish director Ulaa Salim debuts with a Scandi neo-noir thriller on the verge of political and social issues.

Preview: Film Comment Selects 2019

In its 19th edition, Film Comment Selects provides a showcase for various films from around the world, their contribution to cinema deemed important and vital by Film Comment Magazine's esteemed editors. This year's lineup includes Steven Soderbergh's High Flying Bird,...

THE MORNING AFTER: Horror Icon Tom Savini Joins Swedish Zom-Com

Two years ago American Burger's Bonita Drake and Johan Bromander pitched the idea of a Swedish Zom-Com at the Frontieres Coproduction Market. Armed with just an idea and a lot of nerves, they made their case to the audience of...

FUCK YOU IMMORTALITY: Check This Teaser Trailer For The Indie Black Comedy

Sure. We could have censored the title and chosen the censored version of the poster, but where is the fun in that?    A teaser trailer arrived for an indie black comedy called Fuck You Immortality, the debut film from...

ATRAPA A UN LADRÓN: Spanish Language Version of Hitchcock's TO CATCH A THIEF to go to Series Format

A new Spanish language co-production between Europe and Latin America is adapting Hitchcock's 1955 film To Catch a Thief into a series format, titled Atrapa a un Ladron.   It is always of some interest to see how international productions...

Frontières 2019: Cannes Buyers Showcase And Frontières@Fantasia Open For Submissions

The call went out before this past weekend, Frontières' co-production market and buyers showcase are now accepting submissions.    The Buyers Showcase, a presentation of works-in-progress films, happens during the Cannes Film Festival in France. The always popular co-production market,...