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Toronto 2015 Review: Van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX Delivers Deliciously Dark Comedy

Context may not be quite everything in life but it is almost always pretty damn important and so it should be noted that if I were to describe Alex Van Warmerdam's most recent feature film as a pleasant little diversion...

SCHNEIDER VS BAX: New Trailer Gives Fresh Look At BORGMAN Director's Latest

Dutch helmer Alex van Warmerdam has won a loyal audience around the globe with his delightfully dark creations and fans of the Borgman director will soon have a new treat to feast upon with his upcoming hitman comedy Schneider vs...

First Trailer For Van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX

Following the international success of his most recent effort, Borgman, expectations are running high for Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam's upcoming Schneider vs Bax. the veteran helmer has fused arthouse impulses with a wickedly dark sense of humor throughout his...

First Look At Alex van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX

Following up one of his greatest critical successes with Borgman is no simple take for Dutch helmer Alex van Warmerdam as that picture may very well prove to be his masterpiece but the Netherlands' reigning Crown Prince Of The Darkly...

The Stack: HALLOWEEN Deluxe Blu-Ray Box, Two From Drafthouse Films, And Synapse's CURTAINS

Welcome back to The Stack. It's me, Dave Canfield, throwing some Halloween coverage at ya. This year has seen some amazing releases. In addition to what is mentioned in the headline, I recommend the Universal Classic Monsters 30 Film DVD Box...

Cineteca Nacional's 34 Foro Lineup: NYMPHOMANIAC VOL. II, BORGMAN, And Much More

Films never stop arriving at Mexico City's Cineteca Nacional and now, the 34th edition of their second most important event is ready to kick off. Cineteca's 34 Foro Internacional (International Forum) is, just like their Muestra, a fine selection of the...

Win The Mondo Poster For Alex van Warmerdam's BORGMAN

Here's a little something for fans of the strange and unusual: With the theatrical run for Alex van Warmerdam's Borgman expanding on Friday the good folks at Drafthouse Films are giving away a copy of the limited edition Mondo poster...

Review: BORGMAN Fiendishly Recounts The Time The Devil Went Up To Holland

The titular character of Alex van Warmerdam's Borgman does not have horns, nor does he command grotesque demons spawned from hellfire. Emaciated, clothed in rags with long hair and a beard, he actually looks a lot like Jesus at first....

This Fresh BORGMAN Clip Is Just Sink, No Swim, And All Awesome

Much praise has been heaped upon Alex van Warmerdam's Borgman, which bowed at Cannes last year, and where our own Brian Clark had this to say:Many will likely make comparisons between Borgman and another off-kilter descent into insulated evil, Dogtooth....

Van Warmerdam's Dark Fable BORGMAN Gets A Suitably Dark US Trailer

Drafthouse Films are gearing up for a June release of Alex van Warmerdam's Cannes selected Borgman, a particular high point in a filmography filled with high points for the Dutch maverick.A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in...

Fantastic Fest Tour Set To Infect U.S. Nationwide In November

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into U.S. theaters, here comes the inaugural Fantastic Fest Tour to make it dangerous all over again. The tour will feature eight (8) outstanding, must-see titles from last month's Fantastic...

Lund 2013: THE BATTERY, CHEAP THRILLS, And BORGMAN Among Final Wave Of Titles

There are just two weeks to go until the 19th edition of the Lund International Fantastic Film Festival begins in Lund, Sweden. And with that comes news of the final films to complete this year's lineup. On top of that,...

Euro Beat: Art-Porn-Surrealism Master To Be Honored In Paris

Today's eclectic edition of Euro Beat features a spotlight on a singular adult filmmaker, a simple way to help save Portuguese cinema culture, a guide to watching Venice film festival premieres at home, European box office and more.   We'll...

Fantastic Fest 2013: First Wave Includes MAN OF TAI CHI, LFO, KID'S POLICE, BORGMAN, SHE WOLF, And More

You hear that high-pitched squealing, like a pig in heat? Just to warn you: that's the sound I make when I'm really, really excited. The first wave of titles for North America's biggest genre festival has now been unveiled, featuring...

BORGMAN Picked Up By Drafthouse Films

Speak of the devil! Alex van Warmerdam's film Borgman may not have won any of the big awards in Cannes, but it did score itself a distributor for North America. And that distributor is Drafthouse Films. Quoting Drafthouse Films founder...

Cannes 2013 Review: BORGMAN Fiendishly Recounts The Time The Devil Went Up To Holland

The titular character of Alex van Warmerdam's Borgman does not have horns, nor does he command grotesque demons spawned from hellfire. Emaciated, clothed in rags with long hair and a beard, he actually looks a lot like Jesus at first....

Cannes Selected BORGMAN Delivers A Dark And Twisted Teaser

The selection of Alex Van Warmerdam's Borgman as part of the competition program in Cannes marks the first time a Dutch film has vied for the top prizes on the Croisette in thirty eight years. And long time fans of...

London Film Festival 2009: THE LAST DAYS OF EMMA BLANK Review

For anyone who's ever had a relative ask something unreasonable of them under the guise of familial duty, this one's for you. Like Festen, that milestone of family dysfunction, this absurdist Dutch satire on family values sounded exactly like my...

TIFF 09: THE LAST DAYS OF EMMA BLANK Review

Emma Blank is dying.  And nobody seems particularly bothered, really.  Nobody except Emma herself, and for her part she's determined to milk every ounce of power she can out of her imminent demise.  She is cold, demanding, fickle.  She is...