The second annual Brooklyn Film Festival is gearing up to kick off October 12 – 15 with their first wave of films being announced today. While I’m interested in checking out literally all of the films announced so far,
As the title of Bill Waterson’s comedy Dave Made a Maze suggests, Dave does indeed make a maze — and what a maze it is. Exploding with creativity, this quirky film about a slacker who creates a cardboard labyrinth in his apartment and subsequently gets himself and his friends lost inside is a ridiculously fun and absurd romp that had me chomping at the bit to uncover each and every unique room and passageway.
The Toronto International Film Festival announced 38 new titles that will be screening as part of their Galas and Special Presentations lineup at this year’s fest. Some notable entries in this round of films include Sean Baker‘s The Florida Project, Louis C.K.‘s
The Toronto International Film Festival is gearing up to kick off September 7th, and today the lineup for their Platform program has been announced. Some highlights from this section of the festival include Mike White‘s upcoming dramatic comedy Brad’s Status, Xavier Legrand‘s Custody,
With the Toronto International Film Festival just around the corner, three new program lineups have been announced today- Midnight Madness, Tiff Docs, and International Short Cuts.
Tiff announced today that the opening film of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival will be Janus Metz‘s Borg/McEnroe, which tells the story of the famous rivalry between tennis legends Björn Borg and John McEnroe. The film stars Sverrir Gudnason and Shia LaBeouf as the
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Woody Allen‘s upcoming Wonder Wheel will close the 55th New York Film Festival, taking place from September 28 – October 15. The film takes place in Coney Island in the ’50s and
The galas and special presentations sections of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival have been announced, and it should come to no surprise that this is an absolutely stacked list including films from Darren Aronofsky (mother!), David Gordon Green (Stronger), Alexander Payne
A new poster has been revealed for Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani‘s (Amer, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears) latest, Let The Corpses Tan (Laissez Bronzer Les Cadavres) ahead of its world premiere at this year’s Locarno Film Festival on August 4th.
This year’s New York Asian Film Festival has officially wrapped, and with the the award winners have been announced. Nattawut Poonpiriya’s Bad Genius won the Best Feature Award with honorable mentions going to Yoshiyuki Kishi‘s A Double Life and Le Binh Giang‘s Kfc. Naoko
Methodical in its formal approach and more twisted than the salacious details of the crimes it combs over, Kei Ishikawa's Traces of Sin probes ingenuously into the various connecting threads of a murder case, not for the sake of pointing fingers, but more for a want of a full picture.
The concern over the utter aimlessness and disaffection of Japan's youth has proven to be a topic of abundance for the country's transgressive cinema. Whether we are talking the carefree Sun Tribe films of 1950s, the politically charged student activist films of ’60s and ’70s, or the nihilistic films that followed the burst of the economic bubble in the late ’80s, the nation's cinema was always worried about its future working force maturing in the wrong ways.
Aside from its goofy title and uniquely strange villain, Alan Lo’s Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight plays out like numerous other zombie comedies that we’ve seen over the last decade or so, making for a slightly enjoyable, yet familiar, experience despite some of the ideas on display.