Mamoru Oshii and The Sky Crawlers

Mamoru Oshii and The Sky Crawlers

Iconic master of animation, Mamoru Oshii discusses his 2008 existential science fiction movie about the lives of clones, and war for entertainment. This is coupled with Kurt’s original review of the film.

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Trailer: When Marnie Was There

Trailer:  When Marnie Was There

A teasing (if familiar) look one of the upcoming features from Studio Ghibli

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Friday One Sheet: Tokyo Collage!

Friday One Sheet:  Tokyo Collage!

Sion Sono’s upcoming Tokyo Tribe gets a big colourful and dense piece of key art.

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Trailer: Jackpot

Trailer:  Jackpot

I managed to catch this Norwegian dark comedy two years ago at the Fantasia film festival (and I quite liked it). A cheeky disorganzied-crime adaptation of a Jo Nesbø (Headhunters) story that is derivative of all things Tarantino and Coen, but that’s all right. It is nothing deep, but it is a lot of fun. Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes...

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A very Magnificent Red Band Trailer for Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-Ho’s post-apocalyptic ‘society on a train’ action movie based on the French Graphic Novel (“Transperceneige”) has been released in pretty much every market except for USA/Canada at this point. There is even a uber-complete Blu-Ray in France if you have 40 Euros to spare. It is getting a proper (un-cut,...

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Teaser: [Rec]4

And speaking of one of the better found footage franchises, the presumably final entry into the Spanish [Rec] series of films has abandoned the Found Footage conceit altogether as it circles back to the protagonist of the first film, TV reporter Ángela Vidal, who is dragged into quarantine on an oil-rig. The director duo of the first two films split up with...

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Friday One Sheet: We Are The Best

While two films do not make a trend, the Scandinavian duo of ‘kids-punk’ Sons of Norway, and Sweden’s We Are The Best make for good times at the movies. The latter gets a classic graffiti poster with slight emphasis on the pink, after all this is an all girls affair. Directed by Lukas Moodysson who returns to his late 1990s coming of age story...

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MSPIFF 2014 Review: Gangs of Wasseypur (parts 1 & 2)

    Director: Anurag Kashyap Writers: Akhilesh Jaiswal, Anurag Kashyap, Sachin K. Ladia, Zeishan Quadri Producers: Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga, Sunil Bohra Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia, MPAA Rating: R Running time: 320 min. Country of Origin: India   Pulling back, deliberately and slowly, from a soap-opera on...

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Review: 7 Boxes

It’s a hot day in the capital city of Paraguay and the exchange rate for US Dollars is running as high as the mercury in Asunción’s bustling marketplace. Narrow rows of stalls glutted with people, consumer goods, and hanging animal meat, all of which is for sale, barter, hustle, or theft. Enter Victor, a young kid who wheel-barrow’s purchases,...

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Review: Big Bad Wolves

Aharon Keshales’ and Navot Papushado’s horror film Rabies was a solid success on the festival circuit, and considered the first of that genre made in their native Isreal, but the thrumming buzz coming off of their follow-up effort, the violent cops and child-killer fable, Big Bad Wolves has secured plaudits from the likes of Quentin Tarantino and...

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