Tag: filmfestival

Melbourne 2019 Review: MATTHIAS ET MAXIME, Xavier Dolan's Intimate Epic

French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan (there is no other word to describe him) has had a busy year. He has two films releasing in 2019, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan with a top-billed cast, and this far more...

Japan Cuts 2019 Interview: DEMOLITION GIRL Director Matsugami Genta, Star Kitai Aya Talk Teenage Crushing

Demolition Girl places a coming-of-age story against the backdrop of the sketchy world of fetish videos.  At Japan Cuts 2019, LMD had an exclusive chat with director Matsugami Genta and actress Kitai Aya, who has a standout performance as the...

Japan Cuts 2019 Preview: Dance the Summer Away With Great New Films

"New York, New York, a helluva town!" So declare the lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, set to music by Leonard Bernstein, in On the Town (1944), and it applies equally well today to the city that will host...

Arrow Video FrightFest Announces 20th Year Line-up

Big, bold, horror, fantasy, Dario Argento. What's not to love about the 20th year line-up of Arrow Video FrightFest? Sure, there are higher-profile titles that will open in the U.S. this year, including Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark...

Popcorn Frights 2019: Second Wave Aims to Scare Florida in August

It's hot. It's sticky. And it promises to scare. Yes, it's this year's edition of the Popcorn Frights Film Festival, which is headed to Florida in August with a full head of frightening steam. The second wave of titles has...

Fantasia 2019: Final Wave of Films and Events Includes SADAKO, VIVARIUM, Joe Bob Briggs, And More!

We are less than a month away from the Fantasia International Film Festival and the full lineup of this year's edition has just been announced. The festival has been reaching out to all corners or the world and international genre...

Melbourne 2019: Premiere Funded Australian Films Break Records

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is changing hands this year. No longer will long-standing Artistic Director Michelle Carey be steering the ship (into Francophile waters), instead Al Cossar (former festival programmer) presents a no-doubt well curated program with,...

Edinburgh 2019: Once Upon a Time in Spain

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019 (19 - 30 June) will include a special focus on Spanish cinema, featuring a retrospective celebration of modern Spanish cinema, an in-depth look at the work of acclaimed filmmaker Icíar Bollaín, and topped off with...

Night Visions 2019: Springtime for Horror in Finland

Our friends in Finland have prepared a springtime feast that promises to be quite horrible. And that's a good thing! Night Visions is the name of the festival, and it describes itself as "the biggest festival in Scandinavia focusing on...

Los Angeles Asian Pacific 2019: YELLOW ROSE to Open Festival

I live in Texas, so when I see the words 'yellow rose,' I immediately think of the famed folk song "The Yellow Rose of Texas." This is a film site, of course, not a music site, and so we're talking...

Udine 2019: Anthony Wong to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 21st Far East Film Festival

Hong Kong favourite Anthony Wong Chau Sang is to be honoured with the Golden Mulberry Award for Outstanding Achievement at this year’s Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy.   The controversial performer has been a ubiquitous presence in the...

Boston SciFi Film Festival: Short Film Program Announced

The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival officially announced its lineup of short films the other day. Of nearly 300 films submitted, the festival programmers have whittled those down to a collection of a mere 45.    The lineup has been...

Night Visions 2018: November Edition Brings CLIMAX, KNIFE + HEART, KEEP AN EYE OUT, More

Supported by enthusiastic genre fans throughout the land, the Night Visions International Film Festival will celebrate its November 2018 edition by bringing a sizzling selection of highly-touted films to Helsinki, Finland. Gasper Noe's Climax, Yann Gonzalez's Knife + Heart, and...

A SIBLING MYSTERY Trailer: Comedy and Suspense Ensue in Madcap Indie

Written as an ode to classic madcap mysteries like Manhattan Murder Mystery, Dan Erickson and Rachel Wortell's new film A Sibling Mystery features witty dialog and the kind of deftly assembled cast you'd expect from such a film. The film's...

Toronto 2018 Review: THE ACCUSED Offers Compelling Character Study and Little Else

The Accused is first and foremost a character study, one surrounded by a hazy stasis of implication and culpability, a mystery on hold. The last person to see her best friend alive is also the number one suspect for her...

Melbourne 2018 Review: HOLIDAY Will Get Under your Skin

Holiday is an extremely unpleasant film, and yet it is stunningly bright, vibrant and set in a Riviera. This strange contradiction is also reflected in young mob moll Sascha (Victoria Carmen Sonne). Its opening stretch emphasizes the sun-soaked surroundings, but...

Neuchatel 2018 Announces Major Retrospective of New Zealand Fantasy and Genre Cinema

The Neuchatel International Fantastric Film Festival (NIFFF) has announced that its 18th edition will see a long-held ambition come to fruition; a major retrospective of New Zealand genre cinema. 'What We Do in New Zealand', is being carried out in...

Night Visions: First Wave for Finland's Springtime Genre Fest Spotlights Sundance Plus Cult Classics

A cool and pleasant chill will likely be in the air in Helsinki, Finland next month. Not just in the fresh breezes that blow in off the water in April, capable of chilling visitors to the bone, however, but on...

DOC NYC 2017: Six Must-See Selections

DOC NYC, the largest documentary featival in the US, returns for its 8th edition, running from November 9-16, and screening at IFC Center, SVA Theatre, and Cinepolis Chelsea. This year's slate includes well over 100 features, and includes new works...

Trailer Premiere for Laura Hypponen's "Quadraturin"

A first Trailer just dropped for Laura Hypponen's "Quadraturin" starring Jeff Fahey (Lost, Miami Vice, Machete), Branko Tomovic (24: Live Another Day, Fury, Red), Olga Fedori (Wolfman, Skins, Holby City), Neil Bell (Dead Man’s Shoes, Peaky Blinders) and Edward Franklin...