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Berlinale 2018 Unveils First Titles, Weimar Cinema, Body Politics and Latin America Make the Cut

Berlinale 2018 unveils the latest crop in its 68th line-up

HAVE A NICE DAY: Watch A Clip From The Berlin Selected, Chinese Noir Animation

Fans of international animation will do well to keep a close eye on Berlin this week, where Chinese director Liu Jian's animated neo-noir Have A Nice Day is slated to have its premiere February 17th. A hard rain is about...

SPOOR: Small Town Crime Gets Grisly In Fabulous Trailer For Agnieszka Holland's Latest

With the world premiere of Agnieszka Holland's Spoor just around the corner at the Berlin Film Festival the first trailer for what promises to be a fabulously dank thriller has just arrived. Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in...

Watch The Trailer For Canadian Sci-fi Flick PRISON X

Those guys at Raven Banner Entertainment just keep chugging along. Good thing they are in Berlin at EFM, one of the great epicenters of fermented liquid consumption. But I also mean chugging along like a train as they have announced that...

VICTORIA: The One-Take Wonder Of 2015 Gets A U.S. Trailer

Since its premiere at Berlin in February, Sebastian Schipper's kinetic Victoria continues to make waves everywhere it goes. And now we've got a U.S. trailer ahead of its October 9th release from Adopt Films.The big reason that the film is...

LA Film Fest 2015 Review: VICTORIA, A Poem In Action

"You just had to be there" In a post-FOMO (fear of missing out) age this phrase is tantamount to death. "You just had to be there." It's what I said to ScreenAnarchy Editor Ben Umstead as we walked out of...

PRINCE: Check The Full Trailer For Sam de Jong's Ultra Stylish Coming Of Age Film

Sam de Jong's ultra stylish debut film, Prince, is a strange beast in a host of fascinating ways. A teen coming of age film as filtered through Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, Prince has the distinction of being the only film...

Review: UNFINISHED BUSINESS, Tepid Fun, Fun, Fun On The Autobahn

I can't imagine that the world has been longing for yet another Vince Vaughn comedy, but apparently Hollywood considered the niche unfinished business. Unfinished Business, the title of this very forgettable if also not unpleasant corporate travel shenanigans movie, might also...

YOU'RE UGLY TOO: Watch Aidan Gillen In The Trailer For Berlin Hit

Game of Thrones actor Aidan Gillen has built quite a name for himself playing morally conflicted characters - people who clearly do more than their share of bad stuff but are still somehow not without hope - and he finds...

Berlinale 2015 Review: QUEEN OF EARTH Proves How Great Faces Look On Film

Alex Ross Perry is a more than promising young director. He courageously combines intimacy, humor and a sense for cinematic language and form. Nevertheless, his latest, Queen of Earth, is a step back for the young director in terms of maturity...

Berlinale 2015 Review: MAR Fails To Capitalize On Its Great Actors And Their Improvisational Skills

Chilean cinema, more than in any other year in the history of the Berlin Film Festival, is present and with the greatest odds to win one or two awards once the fest comes to an end. There are new films by...

Rotterdam 2015 Review: GERMAN ANGST Is Not For The Squeamish

(An Anthology with a capital A for Abuse, Antisocials and Addiction...) This year, the International Film Festival Rotterdam has dedicated a section of its programme to surrealism, and questioning reality in cinema. The horror anthology German Angst is part of...

Gripping First Trailer For Acclaimed UK Action Film '71

Whatever else you may say about the Berlin International Film Festival it is not an event particularly known for embracing genre oriented film. Sensitive dramas, yes. Arthouse experimentation, absolutely. And yet it was a heart pounding action thriller that emerged...

Udine 2014 Review: BLACK COAL, THIN ICE Is A Cold, Compelling Crime Drama

This year's surprise Golden Bear winner at Berlin is a bleak, yet engrossing whodunnit set in the wintry climes of Northern China.For his third feature film, writer-director Diao Yinan (Uniform, Night Train) evokes both Hollywood procedurals and European arthouse cinema...

Berlin Announces First Batch Of Films

Because February really isn't that far away, the 2014 edition of the Berlin International Film Festival announced 28 films, 19 of which will be playing in their Panorama section, 5 in competition, and 4 in the Berlinale Special section which...

Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL To Open Berlin

The headline says it all, really ...The Berlin film festival has announced the opening night presentation for their 2014 edition and that honor goes to Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, which makes the third time that Anderson has presented...

TIFF 2013 Preview: 13 Flicks That Have Lit Up Previous Festivals

Part six (you exhausted yet?) of our massive Toronto International Film Fest preview series is here. The festival kicks off tomorrow and we've got a quick refresher on a few of the big films that have premiered at other...

IFFR 2013 Review: F*CK FOR FOREST Tries To Spread Love And Peace!

(It's a documentary about f*cking hippies... No, I'm not being reactionary! They're really hippies and they're really f*cking!) This year there were several feature documentaries at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, but few had a subject (or a title) as...