Karlovy Vary Review: ‘To the Night’ is an Unrelenting Showcase for Caleb Landry Jones

If you, as I, are the type to presume that a “dramaturgical assistant” is some form of midlevel job in a hospital’s oncology department you might be startled to see that none other than the great ...

Goodnight Mommy: hello chilly Austrian matricide horror - Venice review

The debut film by Veronika Franz - the wife of Ulrich Seidl - is the Haneke-esque story of a woman swathed in bandages and her potentially vengeful twin sons Veronika Franz, the journalist and wife ...

Scifi London 2011: Zenith movie review

Year: 2011 Directors: Vladan Nikolic Writers: Vladan Nikolic IMDb: link Trailer: link Review by: Ben Austwick Rating: 2 out of 10 There.s nothing wrong with being pretentious if you.ve got the ...

30 day horror challenge strikes back! Day 7: Favorite villain (human)

What's your favorite scary movie, a deep unfamiliar voice questions on the other end of the phone in the Scream series. What's scarier then supernatural terrors? People just like you and me that one ...

Pusher Remake Finds A Cast

Pusher Remake Finds A Cast Some directors react angrily to remakes of their films, particular when it’s the title that helped launch their career. Others – such as Funny Games’ Michael Haneke – go so far as to tackle the remake ...

'The Perfect Host' trailer: Do not accept wine from Niles Crane

'The Perfect Host' trailer: Do not accept wine from Niles Crane Based on its trailer, The Perfect Host appears to be one part Funny Games, one part Weekend at Bernie’s, and one part Frasier. And if that description isn’t enough to pull you in, watch the teaser ...

Take Three: Michael Pitt

Craig here with Take Three. Today: Michael Pitt Take One: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) Pitt’s weedy teenage wannabe rock imp Tommy Gnosis (The Jesus freak army brat formerly known as Tommy Speck ...

Movie Posters of the Week: "Auto-Remakes"

There is a terrific series titled ”Auto-Remakes” starting today at Anthology Film Archives in New York. The series, which runs through March 31, pairs films made and remade by the same director (in ...

This Week In Trailers: Kidnapped (Secuestrados), The Tree, In der Welt habt ihr Angst, The Green Wave, Spooner, Potiche (Trophy Wife)

This Week In Trailers: Kidnapped (Secuestrados), The Tree, In der Welt habt ihr Angst, The Green Wave, Spooner, Potiche (Trophy Wife) Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, ...

Online Movie Service for Indie Films Launches

Online Movie Service for Indie Films Launches A new online movie service specializing in independent and international films launches today. For $10 a month, Fandor gives members unlimited access to movies they can stream at any time. The company ...

Flashback To 1994 – “Surviving The Game” (Ernest Dickerson Directs Ice-t)

I should first say, for those of you just joining us, that my “Flashback” posts are not necessarily recommendations of each film; usually my intent is to point out something specific about each film, ...

David Thomson on Naomi Watts

If Naomi Watts had only done Mulholland Drive she would be secure in movie history. She deserves a lot of camera time Who ever heard a bad word about Naomi Watts? And don't expect to read one here. ...

James Marsden and Patrick Wilson go for Loft

James Marsden and Patrick Wilson go for Loft James Marsden and Patrick Wilson are both currently in talks to star in a dark indie thriller entitled Loft. Based on Erik Van Looy’s disturbing 2008 Belgian film, the plot follows five men who hold ...

James Marsden and Patrick Wilson rent themselves a Loft

So yet another not very old foreign film is getting the remake treatment. And much like, say, Funny Games, it's getting remade by its original director. The film is called Loft, a remake of a 2008 ...

Patrick Wilson Renting A Loft

Patrick Wilson Renting A Loft How well do you know your friends? It’s a subject tackled by tricky Belgian thriller Loft, and now Patrick Wilson and James Marsden are putting the idea to the test, signing on to star in the American ...

"Tyrannosaur," Reviewed

Reviewed at the Sundance Film Festival 2011. There are bleak films and then there's "Tyrannosaur," a movie so dark it's like a cinematic black hole, a film from which no light escapes. Just how dark ...

‘Burning Palms’ Red Band Trailer With Zoe Saldana, Jamie Chung and Others

‘Burning Palms’ Red Band Trailer With Zoe Saldana, Jamie Chung and Others "Five tales that will mess you up for life." That's the tagline for Burning Palms, which opens in limited release on January 14. Written and directed by Christopher B. Landon (who wrote Disturbia, ...

Michael Haneke Changes Title of Upcoming Film

While his sure to be rip-roaring tale of elderly decay was set to be titled These Two, writer and director Michael Haneke (or someone higher up) has apparently decided that the title doesn’t quite ...

Choose The 1998 Academy Award Winners!

I love that a heated discussion over Titanic’s infamous Oscar sweep of 1998 has already begun over at Laurent’s excellent retrospective. I guess it’s just the nature of this particular film. There is ...

Selma Blair and Rachel Miner Cast in The Replicas Home Invasion Feature

If you enjoy a good old fashioned home invasion flick then 'The Replicas' is the bad boy for you! It's the first feature from music and commercial director Jeremy Regimbal and will be hoping to grab ...

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