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Joseph Losey’s The Criminal (1960) and Accident (1967)

“Both films benefit immensely from Losey’s outsider perspective on the class hierarchies and other institutions that structure British society.” Read my reviewof both titles, out on superlative new Blu-ray discs from Kino Lorber, over at Slant Magazine.
Tags: Movies, Film, Movie Reviews, Harold Pinter, Kino Lorber, Stanley Baker, Losey, Dirk Bogarde, Joseph Losey

Kino Lorber Nabs U.S., Canadian Rights for Hubert Sauper Cuba Doc ‘Epicentro’

Kino Lorber has picked up U.S. and English-speaking Canadian distribution rights for Hubert Sauper’s award-winning documentary “Epicentro.” Described as an “immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial Cuba,” the pic won the World Documentary Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Sauper previously directed the 2006 Oscar-nominated “Darwin’s Nightmare” and 2014’s “We Come as […]
Tags: Global, Markets & Festivals, Cuba, Darwin, Kino Lorber, Epicentro, Hubert Sauper, Sauper

Brazilians Fight Back in Official US Trailer for Genre-Bending 'Bacurau'

"This isn't supposed to happen around here." Kino Lorber has unveiled a thrilling new official US trailer for the Brazilian film Bacurau, which initially premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year and won the Jury Prize during the fest. The film is the follow-up to Brazilian filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho's award-winning 2012 feature Aquarius. "Described as a mixture of western, adventure and sci-fi, Bacurau is set in a small town in the Brazilian backlands that disappears from the map...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Cannes film festival, Indies, Kino Lorber, To Watch, Foreign Film, Kleber Mendonca Filho, Karine Teles, Bacurau

New on Blu-ray: ‘Parasite’, ‘Roma’, ‘Doctor Sleep’, ‘Shutter Island’, ‘The House that Jack Built’, and More

Brace yourselves, my friends – this week’s Blu-ray column is packed. There are so many movies here that you probably want to block out your entire day just to read this. Go ahead, clear your calendar. Call in sick from work. Lock all your doors, draw the blinds, and feast your eyes. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week. Parasite Fresh off its triumphant run at the Oscars, Parasite is now available on Blu-ray, and it’s just as special as you’ve heard it is. I...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Mexico, New York City, Kodak, Features, Netflix, House, Alfonso Cuarón, Leonardo Dicaprio, Stanley Kubrick, Lars von Trier, Spike Lee, Scorsese, Kubrick, Jack

2020 Sundance Movies Sold Include ‘Spree’, ‘Shirley’ and Many More [Continuously Updated]

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival is underway, and we’ve already seen a lot of great movies in the mountains of Park City, Utah. But this year, studios and distributors are being a little more cautious when it comes to picking up any of the buzzed about movies playing at the festival. Last year saw some big deals result in disappointing box office returns, and without many big movies garnering loads of attention, the Sundance market is moving at a slower pace than usual. But even so, there are al...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Lionsgate, Indonesia, Mexico, New York City, Features, Netflix, United States, Malaysia, Aclu

New US Trailer for Jia Zhangke's Shangahi History Doc 'I Wish I Knew'

"Wondrous yet rueful." Kino Lorber has unveiled a brand new trailer for Jia Zhangke's documentary film I Wish I Knew, which originally premiered in 2010 at the Cannes Film Festival but was never properly released. While there is a new "Director's Cut" (it premiered at Göteborg Film Festival last year), this release seems to specifically celebrate the films 10th anniversary - and this is the first time it will actually show in theaters in the US. I Wish I Knew (also known as Legend on the Sea...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Shanghai, Documentaries, Kino Lorber, Goteborg Film Festival, To Watch, Jia Zhangke, Shangahi History Doc

Trafficking Tale ‘Buoyancy’ Heads For North American Release at Kino Lorber

“Buoyancy,” the Australian-made story that has gathered momentum as a powerhouse depiction of human trafficking, is set to be released in North American theaters. Rights were acquired by specialty distributor Kino Lorber, which will give it a cinema opening in Spring 2020 ahead of video on demand and home video outings. The rights sale was […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Global, Thailand, Kino, Kino Lorber, Rodd Rathjen, Buoyancy

Domesticity Marks a Deeply Fraught Terrain in Ida Lupino Films

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Tags: Feature, Music, Kino Lorber, Ida Lupino, Film feature, Pmpick

Trailer for Doc 'Chichinette: The Accidental Spy' About Marthe Cohn

"Nobody spoke about the war. So I didn't either." Kino Lorber has unveiled the official trailer for an indie documentary titled Chichinette: The Accidental Spy, made by German doc filmmaker/cinematographer Nicolas Hens. She tells the story of how Marthe Cohn, a 99 year old Jewish woman born in France, became a spy in Nazi Germany. For decades after the war ended she never spoke about the experience, but now she travels the globe to share her story as "The Accidental Spy". This truly seems li...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, France, Germany, Documentaries, Agnes Varda, Kino Lorber, To Watch, Doc Chichinette, Marthe Cohn, Nicolas Hens She

New on Blu-ray: ‘Hobbs and Shaw’, ‘Kundun’, ‘Popstar’, ‘Road Games’, ‘Dracula’

It’s that time again! Time to revel in a new assortment of physical media. I know there are approximately ten bajillion streaming services right now, but that doesn’t mean you should give up on physical media. Streaming content can come and go like the tide. Physical media lasts forever. Unless you lose it. Or your house burns down. Anyway, these are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week! Hobbs and Shaw I am one of the very few people who aren’t enamored with the Fast ...
Tags: England, Movies, Australia, Dwayne Johnson, China, Disney, Broadway, Hobbs, Brian, Idris Elba, Scorsese, Johnson, Jason Statham, Helen Mirren, Chris Morgan, Universal Pictures

Gabriela Cartol in US Trailer for Lila Avilés' Film 'The Chambermaid'

"Eve, do you copy?" Kino Lorber has debuted an official trailer for the indie drama The Chambermaid, the feature directorial debut of Mexican filmmaker Lila Avilés who comes from the theater world. Not to be confused with Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden or that Vietnamese ghost film The Housemaid, this film is set in Mexico City and is about a chambermaid working at one of the city's most luxurious hotels. "As with Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, set in the same city, The Chambermaid salutes the invi...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Mexico City, Alfonso Cuarón, Toronto Film Festival, Roma, Indies, Kino Lorber, To Watch, Lila Avilés, Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sánchez

Official US Trailer for 'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch' Documentary

"It is such a fundamental change in the way the Earth is behaving that we need to communicate that as powerfully as possible." Kino Lorber has debuted the first US trailer for the documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, which has been playing at every major film festival since it premiered at TIFF last fall. It has also played at Sundance, Berlinale, Vancouver, Calgary, Santa Barbara, Boulder, Portland, Hong Kong, CPH:DOX, and the Seattle Film Festival most recently. Three experienced doc...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Earth, Documentaries, Kino Lorber, To Watch, Anthropocene Epoch, Holocene Epoch

Kino Lorber Nabs North America to Berlin Winner ‘Synonyms’

Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Nadav Lapid’s feature drama “Synonyms,” which had its world premiere at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year and won the top prize Golden Bear for best film. “Synonyms,” co-produced by director Maren Ade (“Toni Erdmann”) amongst others, is loosely based on Lapid’s own experience […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Global, North America, Lapid, Kino, Kino Lorber, Nadav Lapid, Synonyms, Maren Ade Toni Erdmann

Carloto Cotta is Diamantino in US Trailer for Wacky 'Diamantino' Film

"Something magical happened when I played." Kino Lorber has debuted an official US trailer for the wacky, brilliant, one-of-a-kind "high camp" indie comedy Diamantino, from directors Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt. This Portuguese film premiered in the Critics' Week sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival last year, and stopped by a bunch of major film festivals throughout the film. "Tabu's Carloto Cotta gives the finest comic performance in recent memory as the dimwitted Portuguese soccer su...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Eu, Secret Service, Cannes film festival, Indies, Christiano Ronaldo, Kino Lorber, To Watch, Gabriel Abrantes Daniel Schmidt, Carloto Cotta, Chico Chapas

Kino Lorber Takes North America on ‘Disappearance of My Mother’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Kino Lorber, in association with blockchain-powered TVOD platform Breaker, has acquired North American rights to Beniamino Barrese’s documentary “The Disappearance of My Mother,” which had its world premiere at the Sundance Festival earlier this year, Variety has learned exclusively. The deal was announced Monday at the Hot Docs Canadian Intl. Documentary Film Festival. It was negotiated by […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, North America, Kino Lorber, Hot Docs, Beniamino Barrese, The Disappearance of My Mother