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New Trailer, Poster and Clip for LAMB, Starring Noomi Rapace

The Icelandic chiller comes to UK/ROI cinemas in December. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Horror, World cinema, Poster, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, Noomi Rapace


Lost in translation? The one-inch truth about Netflix’s subtitle problem

Subtitling is an essential art form. So why, as the streaming giant scores more global hits with shows like Squid Game and Call My Agent, isn’t it trying harder to find the right words?“Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” So said the director Bong Joon-ho, as he accepted his best picture Oscar for Parasite in 2020, in a not-so-subtle dig at the dominance of English language content. The success of Netflix’s Korean serie...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Europe, Science, Television, Media, Film, France, Russia, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Language, US television, TV streaming


The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmāo review – sisters fight the pain of patriarchy

This gorgeous and moving melodrama finds two women in 1950s Rio under suffocating family expectations – and sees what happens when they are defied‘What do you want from life?” a husband drunkenly yells at his wife in Karim Aïnouz’s gorgeous and very moving melodrama set in 1950s Rio de Janeiro. The man’s wife is Euridice (Julia Stockler) and what she wants is to be a classical pianist. Her husband is angry and hurt: why can’t she just be happy in the kitchen? Adapted from a novel by Martha Batal...
Tags: Greece, Film, Americas, World news, Culture, Vienna, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, World cinema, Rio, Guida, Karim Ainouz, Euridice, Martha Batalha, Drama films, Euridice Julia Stockler


Brusque cops and femmes fatales: discovering Gilles Grangier’s forgotten noir gem

Le Désordre et la Nuit, shown as part of a retrospective for the great thriller director at Lyon’s Lumière film festival, is a well-crafted treat for fans of the genreA big feature, and an even bigger pleasure, of this year’s Lumière film festival in Lyon is the retrospective for the French master of policiers and crime, Gilles Grangier, a director who enjoyed great commercial success in movies and later in TV from the 1950s to the 80s, working with actors such as Jean Gabin and Lino Ventura and...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Berlin, Culture, Paris, Festivals, World cinema, Hitler, Lyon, Audiard, Jean Pierre Melville, Jean Gabin, Bertrand Tavernier, Lino Ventura, Michel Audiard, Crime films


New Trailer for Arrow Video’s Yokai Monsters Collection

Arrow have released a new trailer for their upcoming Japanese boxset. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Video, Movies, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


My Little Sister review – fierce and fraught family drama

Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger give finely acted performances as they play twins brought back together through illness – but who is saving who?Fine performances are at the heart of this film from Swiss writer-directors Véronique Reymond and Stéphanie Chuat, which rather resembles a classy television drama that might, in British terrestrial terms, be spread over three successive Sundays.Nina Hoss plays Lisa, an author and dramatist suffering from an emotional and professional block. Her life is on h...
Tags: Europe, Film, Berlin, World news, Culture, Switzerland, World cinema, Lisa, Brahms, Sven, Nina Hoss, Lars Eidinger, Drama films, Veronique Reymond, Schwesterlein, Sven Lars Eidinger


The Maid review – a giddy, gory satire that sticks it to the super-wealthy

Shadowy figures lurk in Lee Thongkham’s stylised horror, which wrongfoots the audience with jump scares aplentyThai writer-director Lee Thongkham’s horror feature is a giddy, gory little treat. Unfortunately, it’s hard to explain exactly what’s so fab about it without spoilers, so just take our word for it as long as you have the stomach for lots of fake blood and jump scares. Suffice to say that Thongkham is nimble when it comes to wrongfooting the viewer, and there’s some pleasingly pointed sa...
Tags: Film, World news, Culture, Thailand, Asia Pacific, World cinema, Joy, Horror Films, Uma, Lee Thongkham, Thongkham, Savika Chaiyadej


New Trailer and Poster for Malaysian Folk Horror ROH

New trailer for Malaysia's Oscar entry. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Video, Movies, Horror, Malaysia, World cinema, Poster, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


First Look Review - WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY

Anthology of three tales revolving around chance encounters. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, First Look, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis


New to MUBI - PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME

A neuro-surgeon takes a job at a hospital to be near the man she loves, who fails to acknowledge her. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, Mubi, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis


New Trailer and Poster for Taiwanese Horror DETENTION

New trailer for the Asian horror hit. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Video, Movies, Horror, World cinema, Poster, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


New Release Review [VOD] - GAIA

A park ranger stumbles across a father and son living in a woods alongside sinister creatures. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, Horror, World cinema, Vod, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis


Shudder Release Trailer For Vampire Thriller DEAD AND BEAUTIFUL

The thriller comes to Shudder in November. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Video, Movies, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


New Trailer and Poster for French Thriller THE LODGER

The Gallic thriller comes to UK/ROI VOD/DVD in October. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Images, Video, UK, Movies, Horror, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


First Trailer for Irish Oscar Entry FOSCADH

First look at Ireland's selection for the 2022 Oscars. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Video, Movies, Ireland, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


New to Netflix - THE FAREWELL

A Chinese-American woman returns to China when her grandmother is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, a condition kept as a secret from the matriarch. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, China, Netflix, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Musanna Ahmed


New Release Review [Cinema/Curzon] - GAGARINE

A space-obsessed teenager refuses to leave his soon to be demolished tower block. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis, Curzon Home Cinema


New Trailer for the 4K Restoration of Marco Ferreri’s THE APE WOMAN

A new restoration of Ferreri's early work is coming in October. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Video, Movies, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, Ferreri, Marco Ferreri


New to MUBI - SWEAT

A fitness influencer begins to question her happiness. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, Mubi, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis


Mélanie Laurent on The Mad Women’s Ball: ‘It was like the doctors were playing with dolls’

The French actor has directed her first film, a historical drama about women experimented on at a psychiatric hospital in Paris. She talks about the shocking story – and its resonance for women todayTwelve years ago, Mélanie Laurent was shooting Inglourious Basterds, playing a Jewish fugitive on the run from diabolical Christoph Waltz. At the end of each day’s shooting, Quentin Tarantino played music on set. After one particularly arduous day, David Bowie’s Cat People boomed out of the speakers....
Tags: Film, France, Women, Mental Health, Culture, Paris, David Bowie, World cinema, Christoph Waltz, Quentin Tarantino, Melanie Laurent, Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, Peter Bradshaw, Laurent, Inglourious Basterds


Re-Release Review - MR. KLEIN

An art dealer profitting from the flight of Jews from wartime Paris finds himself mistaken for a Jewish man. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, Digital, Paris, World cinema, Dvd, Bluray, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis, Retro Reviews, MR KLEIN


New to MUBI - NEW ORDER

A Mexican society wedding takes a bloody turn. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, Mubi, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis


First Look Review - POWDER KEG

Dramatisation of the Copenhagen terrorist attacks of February 2015. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, Copenhagen, First Look, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis


La Caja review – mystery box of bones ignites brooding surrogate-father tale

The final instalment in Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas’s trilogy about fathers and sons takes on social issues as well as emotional onesTeenage Hatzin is on his way home with his father’s remains in a box when he looks out the window and sees a familiar face on the street. He jumps off the bus and the man turns around. If the box contains Esteban, then who’s this guy, Mario? And if Mario is his father, then who the hell’s in the box?Rest assured that these questions will be addressed and resp...
Tags: Film, Americas, World news, Culture, Mario, Venezuela, World cinema, Venice, Afar, Esteban, Lorenzo Vigas, Vigas, Drama films, La Caja


Jean-Paul Belmondo, star of Breathless, dies aged 88

Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 classic made Belmondo a major star and his craggy looks led to a stellar career in France and around the worldJean-Paul Belmondo: the beaten-up icon who made crime sexyA life in picturesJean-Paul Belmondo, the French actor who shot to international fame in Jean-Luc Godard’s revolutionary New Wave classic Breathless, has died aged 88. The actor’s lawyer confirmed the news to AFP.Belmondo – nicknamed Bébel by French audiences – became one of the country’s biggest box-office ...
Tags: Europe, Film, France, World news, Culture, World cinema, Jean Luc Godard, Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Paul Belmondo, Belmondo, Breathless (A Bout de Souffle, Alain Delon Like Delon Belmondo


New to Amazon Prime Video - THE CAPTAIN

At the end of WWII a German soldier's personality is transformed for the worse when he dons an officer's discarded uniform. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Amazon, Movies, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Benjamin Poole


New Trailer and Poster for Thai Horror THE MAID

The Thai thriller comes to UK/ROI VOD in October. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Images, Video, UK, Movies, Horror, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler


Parallel Mothers review – Almodóvar delivers Venice film festival a little bundle of joy

Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz open the festival with a boisterous, warm-bodied swapped-at-birth melodrama about two single women who meet in a maternity wardThe first day of the Venice film festival is an excitable, expectant affair. The staff wear medical masks, the cinemas have been sanitised and the guests mass at the door like anxious family members outside a maternity ward. Happily they are in good hands; Pedro Almodóvar is the midwife. He delivers an opening night picture that is posit...
Tags: Europe, Comedy, Film, Spain, World news, Culture, Festivals, World cinema, Pedro Almodóvar, Venice, Penélope Cruz, Venice Film Festival, Almodóvar, Drama films, Comedy films, Parallel Mothers


New to Arrow - JUMBO

A fun park cleaner falls in love with one of the rides. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, World cinema, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis, Arrow Video Channel


Visit, or Memories and Confessions review – Manoel de Oliveira’s remarkable testament

The Portuguese director’s stately cine-memoir about his singular life was shot nearly four decades ago but withheld at his request until his death, aged 106The remarkable Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, who died in 2015 at the age of 106 and made movies right until the very end, often seems to me a film-maker from a statelier, almost pre-cinematic era: an epistolary director or manuscript-culture director. Here is what could be called his testamentary film, a personal cine-memoir or cine...
Tags: Europe, UK, Film, World news, Culture, Portugal, World cinema, Manoel De Oliveira, Drama films