Joblo report: We've heard lots of good things about RABIES, which is evidently Israel's first horror film, a claim I still find somewhat hard to believe but(I'll take the marketing department's word for it). The film played to good notices at the Tribeca 2011 Film Festival and the Fantasia 2011 Film Fest, and now it's getting... Continue Reading →
Indiewire has an article on new Kenyan superhero movie Leo: Directed by Jinna Mutune, Leo, as Bunmi at A Bombastic Element succinctly puts it, is “a film about a Kenyan boy dreaming of becoming a comic book superhero… Though the boy ends up realizing he is a different kind hero.” The film’s website has this as an official synopsis: ... a charming... Continue Reading →
The Traveler's Steampunk Blog has posted an interview with Luca Cerlini, director of the Italian steampunk movie The Technician. How did you come up with the idea for The Technician, is there a particular work or works that inspired you? The idea for The Technician wasn’t mine, at least not the core idea, which came... Continue Reading →
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame [Tribeca film Festival] [Wikipedia] has been described as "an exquisitely realized steampunk version of ancient China": On the eve of her coronation as China's first female ruler, Wu Zetian's colossal Buddha statue is nearing completion when a series of mysterious events threaten to derail the empress'... Continue Reading →
Thought we'd take off early this week, and what better way than with some very astute commentary - which is also a hell of a lot of fun! - on some the problems of producing genre works in places where they are not, traditionally, appreciated...
From the BBC: Blood-spattered, flesh-eating monsters have been roaming the Cuban capital, Havana, in recent months - all part of filming for the country's first zombie movie. Bearing a similar title to Britain's 2004 comedy horror Shaun Of The Dead, Juan Of The Dead's plot is actually closer to the 1984 ghoul classic Ghostbusters. In... Continue Reading →
Let's start the week with a movie! And what better than Africa's latest SF offering, the Nigerian movie Kajola? Kajola is the Yoruba word for commonwealth. In the year 2059, Nigeria becomes a totalitarian state. After a second civil war, the rich relocate to the Island areas of Lagos state and turn it into an... Continue Reading →
Well, we've come to the end of Movie Week - did you enjoy it? Is it something you'd like to see again? As always, comments welcome! We're closing the week with the charmingly surreal Russian aninmated film, Switchcraft, directed by Konstantin Bronzit.
Today's feature is the science fiction film Oasis, written and directed by Colombian Ruben Fernandez. ETA: And here's part two!
Today on MOVIE WEEK we have a Bunker, short film by French director Paul Douchet. French, with English subtitles.