R100 ╳ Hitoshi Matsumoto

Comedic auteur Hitoshi Matsumoto (BIG MAN JAPAN, SYMBOL) delivers his latest dark humored feature film R100. The plot revolves around one man’s admission to an exclusive S&M club, where privacy is exposed and “pleasure” becomes unexpectedly injected into his daily life. More info after the jump.

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Nobody’s Daughter Hae-Won // 누구의 딸도 아닌 해원 ╳ Hong Sang-Soo

Prolific South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-Soo (previously mentioned for his work THE DAY HE ARRIVES) is at it again with his latest feature entitled Nobody’s Daughter Hae-Won // 누구의 딸도 아닌 해원. His films may always comprise of the same story elements, but the overall sum of the parts reflect a refreshing approach to his…

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Frances Ha ╳ Noah Baumbach

The exploration of an adult reaching adulthood, in drama-comedy Frances Ha, transposes the coming-of-age tale into contemporary times. The latest directorial effort from Noah Baumbach, with co-writing credits to the star of the feature Greta Gerwig. Check it out after the jump.

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It’s Such a Beautiful Day

It’s Such a Beautiful Day closes Don Hertzfeldt‘s animated trilogy about a man named Bill, and his self-contemplative battles with a debilitating mental illness and the accompanying struggles of his daily life. The three-part (now a mashed together feature length film) story consists of EVERYTHING WILL BE OK, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU, and…

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Nothing Special

Not only does writer / director Helena Brooks know how to conduct humor in her work, she can also do it while telling a very good story. Her latest efforts in the short Nothing Special, is another contributor to her aforementioned talent.

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Juan of the Dead // Juan de los Muertos

The undead-apocalypse comedy Juan of the Dead // Juan de los Muertos marks Cuba’s first ever zombie film of its kind. Director Alejandro Brugués not only relishes the humor ingrained into the gory chemistry of his characters’ plight, but also blasts satirical and politically-charged overtones that one-up its already unique intentions.

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The Fourth Dimension

So I know it’s not very fresh news to be posting about work done by the same person, but what can I say, I’m a sucker when it comes to Harmony Korine (check out his posted shorts Umshini Wam and Snowballs) and omnibuses (invigoratingly deadly combination). His latest efforts in The Fourth Dimension are joined…

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Mr. Foley

Mr. Foley awakens in a hospital bed only to find that his own ability to make sound has been replaced by a group of foley artists and musicians. A funny and sharply executed short by Team D.A.D.D.Y.

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Where Do We Go Now?

Nadine Labaki‘s 2011 Where Do We Go Now? (Et Maintenant, On Va Où) centers on a village of Lebanese women who utilize indirect / unorthodox methods to ease the constant fighting between their Christian and Muslim brothers.

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