A long-gestated, provocative but somewhat disorganized diatribe against the technical abuses made to movies when they transfer to TV, vet Catalan helmer Carlos Benpar's "Filmmakers vs. Tycoons" reps both absorbing viewing for film purists and a slap on the wrist for those who believe that acquiring a movie means buying the right to modify it. Featuring an impressive assortment of witnesses for the prosecution both living (Berlanga, Donen, Forman, Pollack) and dead (Lancaster, Huston, Fellini), shamelessly partisan docu deserves exposure in fest sidebars and (if possible) on the very tube channels whose policies it's attacking.
The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed.
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
The Nomad is a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan. The film is a fictionalised account of the youth and coming-of-age of Ablai Khan, as he grows and fights to defend the fortress at Hazrat-e Turkestan from Dzungar invaders.
Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer. Through some of the deadliest war zones, Yuri struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals, even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators.
After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures.
Have you watched Cineastes contra magnats yet? What did you think about it?