IMDb > Karyn Kusama > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

1-20 of 79 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


Fantastic Fest 2015 Adds ‘High Rise,’ ‘Green Room,’ ‘The Witch,’ and ‘The Martian’

26 August 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The lineup for this year’s Fantastic Fest looks incredible. The first wave of announcements included some really impressive recent festival faves such as Karyn Kusama‘s great movie The Invitation and the one-take thriller Victoria, and the premiere of the Kurt Russell film Bone Tomahawk. The second wave of Fantastic Fest 2015 programming, however, really kicks things into gear. There’s Jeremy […]

The post Fantastic Fest 2015 Adds ‘High Rise,’ ‘Green Room,’ ‘The Witch,’ and ‘The Martian’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

Permalink | Report a problem


Fantastic Fest Announces its First Wave of Glorious Entertainment

25 August 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Stare at the magnificent poster, and then read the official announcement of what the greatest film festival in the world is up to at the end of September.

Fantastic Fest announces the first wave programming lineup for its 11th annual celebration of exciting genre-bending films, including the World Premiere of Bone Tomahawk with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox in attendance, a retrospective of Turkish Genre Cinema, and a special Mondo Gallery event and programming series curated by filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn to celebrate the release of his new book Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing, which profiles Refn’s collection of vintage exploitation-era American movie posters. “We’re very excited about this year’s mix of premieres, unique events and a retrospective theme unlike any other featuring audacious and otherworldly Turkish remakes of classic Hollywood films,” said Fantastic Fest founder Tim League.

See the full list of first »

- Jeff Bayer

Permalink | Report a problem


Fantasia Review: 'Girlfight' Director Karyn Kusama's Tense, Single Setting Thriller 'The Invitation'

5 August 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Los Angeles, particularly neighborhoods that stand in the shadow of Hollywood, has proven to be a fertile ground for oddball lifestyle trends and new age quackery. For the most part, these nouveau methods of dealing with the various strains of modern life that afflict the affluent are mostly harmless, but occasionally they can be cult-ish and downright destructive. And in her first independent feature since her breakout film "Girlfight," filmmaker Karyn Kusama takes the backdrop of hippie dippy feel-goodery on the outskirts of Los Angeles to some nerve-jangling extremes with "The Invitation," a taut thriller that almost doesn't waste a single step. In fact, it's the opening scene that kicks off the film that feels perhaps a bit out of line with the rest of the picture, when Will (Logan Marshall-Green), driving with his girlfriend Kira (Emayatzy Corinealdi) to a party being thrown by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard), accidentally hits a coyote. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


Kurt Russell, Refn and An Impressive First Wave of Programming Coming to This Year’s Fantastic Fest!!

30 July 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Fantastic Fest is one hell of a film festival. Each year, the lineups are impressive and entertaining, the events are fun, and there’s just something wild and unpredictable about the Austin, TX-based Fest. Making sure that this year’s upcoming Ff (running from September 24 – October 1, 2015) isn’t going to disappoint whatsoever, the lineup and a small tease of some of the events have been announced, and whether it’s the appearance of Kurt Russell, Nicolas Winding Refn signing his hardcover book full of his exploitation movie posters, or a very impressive first wave of film programming, this year is going to be one for the books, and you can count on Icons of Fright being there, bringing you coverage of the whole festival!

 

One of the many highlights of today’s announcement is what was said to be “a special Mondo Gallery event and programming series curated by filmmaker »

- Jerry Smith

Permalink | Report a problem


Kurt Russell Western 'Bone Tomahawk' gets a world premiere at Fantastic Fest

30 July 2015 12:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fantastic Fest is touted as the largest genre film fest, from experience, I can tell you the Austin week-long event still feels like an intimate gathering, for fans who love of horror, sci-fi, experimental, foreign, action, animated and just straight-up gnarly film. The curtain has rolled back on this year's first wave of programming at the Alamo Drafthouse fest, held Sept. 24 through Oct. 1 at the South Lamar location. Highlights include the world premiere of Kurt Russell-starrer "Bone Tomahawk"; a retrospective of Turkish genre cinema; and a programming series from "Drive" and "Only God Forgives" director Nicolas Winding Refn, who will be supporting his new book "Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing." There are a few films that are crossing over with other major film fest lineups, like one-take flick "Victoria" which took home awards from Berlinale International. The initial film lineup for Fantastic Fest 2015 is below it's new poster, »

- Katie Hasty

Permalink | Report a problem


Mayhem 2015: Aaaaaaaah! And The Invitation First Films On Fest Lineup

30 July 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Steve Oram's Aaaaaaaah! and Karyn Kusama's The Invitation are the first two films announced for this year's line-up of the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, England. The festival will take place between October 15th and 18th. "We're really pleased to be screening both Aaaaaaaah! and The Invitation - two great films which really reflect the diversity of our programme, ranging from surreal dark comedy to atmospheric, unsettling tension", explains Mayhem's Co-Director's Steven Sheil. "We're also really excited to be welcoming Steve Oram back to Mayhem, after Sightseers - his collaboration with Ben Wheatley and Alice Lowe - proved such a hit with our audience in 2012." The festival also announced that Kusama's film will close the festival and that Oram will be in attendance during...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]

»

Permalink | Report a problem


First Wave of Fantastic Fest 2015 Is Here!

30 July 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

The day has come. The reminder that Autumn is nearing and the best genre film festival in the Magnited States of America is nigh! We got the poster and the first wave of films listed below. Nicolas Winding Refn comes back and curates some obscure films and motherfuckin’ Kurt F’n Russell is coming with his new film, Bone Tomahawk! Read below and prepare for our coverage of this year’s Fantastic Fest!!!!

From the Press Release:

Austin, TX – Thursday, July 30, 2015 – Fantastic Fest announces the first wave programming lineup for its 11th annual celebration of exciting genre-bending films, including the World Premiere of Bone Tomahawk with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox in attendance, a retrospective of Turkish Genre Cinema, and a special Mondo Gallery event and programming series curated by filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn to celebrate the release of his new book Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing, »

- Andy Triefenbach

Permalink | Report a problem


The first wave of films for the 2015 Fantastic Fest have been announced

30 July 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As genre cinema has found more fans around the world, their place in film festivals have also grown, with genre getting its dedicated sections in acclaimed festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness section. The demand, however, has grown now to allow for festivals dedicated to genre cinema, and one of the more notable stops in the latter group is Fantastic Fest. Running for a decade now, the 2015 incarnation of Fantastic Fest will be held once again in Austin, Texas, running from September 24th to October 1st. The first wave of films that will play at the festival have now been announced.

The Festival’s closing night film will be S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk, which will be making its World Premiere. Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox, who star in the feature, will also be in attendance at the festival. The 2015 Festival will also have »

- Deepayan Sengupta

Permalink | Report a problem


Fantastic Fest 2015 First Wave Includes Bone Tomahawk, The Invitation

30 July 2015 11:19 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, and more star in the horror Western Bone Tomahawk, the closing film of Fantastic Fest 2015. Karyn Kusama's The Invitation is also included in the first wave of programming for the Austin-based festival that kicks off September 24th.

Press Release: "Austin, TX - Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Fantastic Fest announces the first wave programming lineup for its 11th annual celebration of exciting genre-bending films, including the World Premiere of Bone Tomahawk with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox in attendance, a retrospective of Turkish Genre Cinema, and a special Mondo Gallery event and programming series curated by filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn to celebrate the release of his new book Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing, which profiles Refn's collection of vintage exploitation-era American movie posters. "We're very excited about this year's mix of premieres, unique events and a retrospective theme unlike any other featuring audacious and »

- Derek Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem


Motelx 2015: First Wave Includes The Visit, Cop Car, And Howl

22 July 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The west side of the Iberian peninsula will soon be drowning in some of the best new genre films, courtesy of Motelx festival in Lisbon. The announcement of the first wave of films landed today, and there are some pretty impressive highlights.Jeremy Saulnier's much-lauded Green Room will have its Portuguese debut, as will Karyn Kusama's The Invitation (these are definitely must-see films for genre fans). As well, M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit, Paul Hyett's Howl, the wonderfully gory and fun Turbo Kid, and  Miike's Yakuza Apocalypse. There will also be a showcase of the latest Portuguese horror short films, and Big Bad Wolf, a section dedicated to genre cinema for kids (we need more of these).In addition, Lisbon audiences will get to see guest of...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]

»

Permalink | Report a problem


Neuchatel 2015: Green Room, The Invitation Win

13 July 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival wrapped this past Saturday with an awards ceremony that saw Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room win a whopping three awards: the Hr Giger Narcisse Award for Best Feature Film, the Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award, and the Rts Audience Award. The International Competition Jury, headed by Zoë Bell, stated that the film is "a powerful and stylish thriller ... gritty without ever celebrating its violence; and contrasts youthful rebellious naïveté with the harshness of real life villains. It is an unstoppable and irresistibly dark coming-of-age survival, and a punk rock killer machine of a story."I was lucky to serve on the International Critics Jury, and we awarded our prize to Karyn Kusama's The Invitation. For my jury, "The Invitation is a seering and...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]

»

Permalink | Report a problem


Jeremy Saunier’s 'Green Room' wins at Neuchatel

13 July 2015 7:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Also… Chris Carter reopens The X-Files and Sion Sono discusses his Fukushima-set sci-fi.

The all-woman jury at the 15th Nifff’s (Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival) has awarded the festival’s main prize, the H.R. Giger “Narcisse” award for best picture, to Jeremy Saunier’s Green Room.

The jury led by Zoe Bell (Death Proof) called Saunier’s film “an unstoppable and irresistibly dark coming-of-age survival, and a punk rock killer machine of a story”.

With the Narcisse award, Saunier also wins a cash prize of 10,000 Swiss francs (approx $10,650) from the city of Neuchâtel.

Another of the festival’s main awards, the Méliès d’argent for best European feature, went to Anders Thomas Jensen’s Men & Chickens.

Meanwhile, Nifff’s international critics’ award went to Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation.

The fast-growing film festival, which has a budget of €1.7m and is now one of the major movie events in Switzerland, reported more than »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

Permalink | Report a problem


Snowfort Pictures hires three to boost production

13 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Production company behind Cheap Thrills and Oscar shortlisted Jodorowsky’s Dune hires three.

Snowfort Pictures is expanding its team with an eye to increasing its production capabilities in 2016.

Stephanie Trepanier joins as director of development to manage creative and business affairs, while David Lawson Jr. will be head of production handling the company’s in-house production details.

Trepanier is a long-time contributor of the Fantasia International Film Festival and launched its co-production market Frontières in 2012, as well as founding distribution-turned-consultancy company Evokative Films in 2008 which will stay in operation and handle potential Canadian co-productions.

Lawson Jr. recently produced the award-winning genre outings Resolution and Spring, and is currently in production on Ricky Bates Jr.’s Trash Fire.

They will be joined by Alessandro Pulisci as conventions coordinator to increase the company’s presence within the film community.

Founded by CEO Travis Stevens in 2010 and ran solely by him since, Snowfort Pictures has produced 13 features including critically acclaimed »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

Permalink | Report a problem


Fantasia 2015’s 2nd Titles Wave Includes We Are Still Here, The Invitation

11 June 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 19th Fantasia International Film Festival is right around the corner. Though the full lineup for the festival won't be unveiled until early next month, the second wave of Fantasia titles have been revealed and horror fans have a lot to look forward to.

Press Release: "Montreal, June 11, 2015 – The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival, presented by Ubisoft and Anchor Bay, will soon be stunning Montreal with three weeks of cinematic ingenuity from July 14 until August 4, 2015.

Fantasia's complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed on July 7th. To tide you over until then, we're thrilled to announce an incredible Second Wave of titles!

The International Premiere Of Takeshi Kitano’S Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen

Coming immediately after his Outrage saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (In The Realm Of The Senses) as a retired yakuza who realizes »

- Derek Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem


Fantasia Fest’S 2015 Line-up Will Melt Your Brain

11 June 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival, presented by Ubisoft and Anchor Bay, will soon be stunning Montreal with three weeks of cinematic ingenuity from July 14 until August 4, 2015.

From The Official Press Release:

Fantasia’s complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed on July 7th. To tide you over until then, we’re thrilled to announce an incredible Second Wave of titles!

The International Premiere Of Takeshi Kitano’S Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen Coming immediately after his Outrage saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (In The Realm Of The Senses) as a retired yakuza who realizes that the only way to break the monotony of his daily life by reuniting with his old gang. This is a funny and heartfelt meditation on growing old that only the master of Japanese cinema could deliver. International Premiere

 A Special Screening »

- BJ Colangelo

Permalink | Report a problem


Fantasia Film Festival announces second wave of titles

11 June 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A little over one month away, the Fantasia Film Festival announced it’s second wave of titles this morning. Fantasia Film Festival holds a special place in the hearts of Sound on Sight and we could not be more excited for their upcoming edition which promises to be bigger and better than ever. Arguably the largest genre film festival in the world, Fantasia will run from July 14th to August 4th this year and feature a large number of world and international premieres. The full-lineup, including special events, will be announced on July 7th.

From the official press release, here are some titles we can now look forward to:

The International Premiere Of Takeshi Kitano’S Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen

Coming immediately after his Outrage saga, Takeshi Kitano’s hilarious crime story stars screen legend Tatsuya Fuji (In The Realm Of The Senses) as a retired yakuza who realizes »

- Justine Smith

Permalink | Report a problem


Fantasia announces second wave of titles

11 June 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Takeshi Kitano’s Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen, Sonny Mallhi’s Anguish, Ringo Lam’s Wild City and Miguel Angel Vivas’ Extinction among titles playing at Montreal’s genre film festival.

Fantasia International Film Festival has unveiled the second wave of titles for its upcoming 19th edition, taking place in Montreal from July 14-Aug 4.

Takeshi Kitano’s Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen will receive its international premiere at this year’s event, while the festival will also host the world premieres of Sonny Mallhi’s Anguish, David Keating’s Cherry Tree, Jacob Gentry’s Synchronicity, Victor Zarcoff’s Slumlord and Bite from Chad Archibald and the team behind Anti-Social.

The world premiere of Miguel Angel Vivas’ English language debut Extinction headlines a heightened focus on Spanish cinema at this year’s Fantasia, with other titles including Marshland and Shrew’s Nest.

Other notable titles in the second wave include Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s [link »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

Permalink | Report a problem


All Black Women Horror Anthology, 7 Magpies gets Rae Dawn Chong to Direct

29 May 2015 6:21 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The contemporary resurgence of the horror anthology has come under a bit of scrutiny in its lack of representation in filmmakers, which then led to the now in-production Xx, an all women-directed omnibus featuring Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama and more. Still, the black horror filmmaker, and often the black horror fan, can remain overlooked. Which…

The post All Black Women Horror Anthology, 7 Magpies gets Rae Dawn Chong to Direct appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

Permalink | Report a problem


[Sff ’15 Capsule Review] ‘The Invitation’ Is a Seething Slow Burn

8 May 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

While I really dug Karyn Kusama’s last film, the Diablo Cody scripted Jennifer’s Body, it seemed like a lot of people didn’t feel the same way solely because it was trendy to trash Megan Fox (it still is, isn’t it?). Either way, all bets are off six years later with Kusama’s latest film The Invitation […] »

- Patrick Cooper

Permalink | Report a problem


Stanley Film Festival 2015: Karyn Kusama Returns With The Invitation

2 May 2015 7:23 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I've missed Karyn Kusama. I adored her last film, the Diablo Cody scripted Jennifer's Body, and really feel like it was the victim of some ill-timed Megan Fox backlash. I felt like Kusama displayed a masterful control over that film's mixed tone and generally provided something I got a lot of entertainment out of (I've now seen it at least four times). Whether or not you liked that film is almost irrelevant in this case, since The Invitation is an entirely different matter altogether. Starring Michiel Huisman, Logan Marshall-Green and Tammy Blanchard, the film tells the increasingly tense story of a man invited to a dinner party in his former home. The script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi plays almost all of its cards right and shit, as they say, hits the fan. The Invitation played last night at the Concert Hall on the site of the Stanley Film »

- Evan Dickson

Permalink | Report a problem


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

1-20 of 79 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners