Get Your Slurp On With Short Film THE RAMENS

In a world of many tastes and lifestyles, there are few things that bring us together like a good ol' cup of noodles. From an undergrad basking in the halls of no sleep, to that underemployed 30 something with six... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Slamdance 2016 Announces Feature Doc And Narrative Competition Lineup

It's the same everywhere, with everything: The end of one calendar year brings about news of next year's events, goings on, happenings... film festivals. Oh. Hey now... Today, the full feature documentary and narrative competition lineup for the 22nd Annual... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Black Nights 2015 Review: DAWN, A Surreal Image Of Soviet Life

Tales of mythic figures, particularly those whose myth is perpetuated by governments, are ripe fodder for film. This can be especially interesting if someone like myself is ignorant of said mythic figure. Such is the case with Dawn, Laila Pakalnina's... More »

Do You Have Dreams? Exclusive Clip From THE WORLD OF KANAKO

Drafthouse Films is releasing The World Of Kanako, the latest film from one of our favorite Japanese directors, ever, Nakashima Tetsuya (Confessions and Kamikaze Girls), this Friday, December 4th. An uncompromising revenge thriller of operatic scope, The World of Kanako is... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Black Nights 2015 Review: THE AUTOMATIC HATE, Blood Is Not Thicker Than Water

Not all families are good or well-adjusted; there are often rifts (reasonable or not) between parents and children, siblings, cousins. Some of us might find out about skeletons in a closet, and sometimes those skeletons are best left undisturbed. In Justin... More »

Black Nights 2015 Review: LOEV, Lovers In A Dangerous Time

Same-sex activity is illegal in India, punishable by imprisonment. The release there of Deepa Mehta's film Fire, about a love affair between two women, incited violent protests in 1998. So the fact that Sudhanshu Saria's debut feature Loev was made... More »

Get An Exclusive First Look At The New Teaser For THE BURNING KISS

A new teaser for upcoming Australian feature film The Burning Kiss has been released and it showcases the film's surreal hybrid style and offbeat narration about finding an unusual sea creature that has been washed ashore.  "The film has a... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Hey Australia! Win One Of Five IRIS And WOMEN IN THIS TOWN Prize Packs!

To celebrate the Australian release of Iris on home video, Madman is giving you the chance to win one of FIVE copies of the film on DVD! Iris is the story of Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old New York... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Black Nights 2015 Review: THANK YOU FOR BOMBING Shines a Critical Light on War Reporting

War correspondants can be mythic figures, something of romantic heroes. They go to dangerous places in order to bring us the truth. It's been said that it was the reporter's stories that helped begin protests against the Vietnam War; although... More »

Black Nights 2015 Review: BODY, The Connection Between Flesh and Spirit

Malgorzata Szumowska's previous films (Elles, In the Name Of) have looked at the conflict between mind and body, in a darkly serious tone. In her latest film Body (which won the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlinale), she again... More »

Five Flavours 2015 Review: CROCODILE Drifts Through Arresting Yet Ponderous Poverty

Fable and reality mingle in Francis Xavier Pasion's Crocodile, a film riddled with beautiful imagery and terrible poverty. Based on real events and bookended by documentary footage of the story's real protagonists, the unique, swampy landscape of the Agusan Marsh... More »
By Pierce Conran   

The Many Faces Of Bruce Lee

On the 27th of November 1940, Bruce Lee was born. Which means that today, he would have become 75 years old, had he not died from cerebral edema at the young age of 32. His extremely untimely death at the... More »
By Ard Vijn   

First Shots Of Jim Carrey In Polish Set Crime Thriller TRUE CRIMES

Jim Carrey is taking a turn into dark territory with his next feature, the famed comedian currently in Krakow shooting Alexandros (Miss Violence) Avranas' thriller True Crimes. Based on a David Grann article from the New Yorker in 2008 the... More »
By Todd Brown   

Possibly The Most Low Risk, Low Reward Heist Film Ever In Dutch Comedy HALLO BUNGALOW

It would appear the protagonists of Anne de Clercq's upcoming Dutch comedy Hallo Bungalow believe in managing expectations. Having grown up in the trailer park - technically a vacation bungalow complex, but it's the local equivalent - where they now... More »
By Todd Brown   

Kudo Kankuro Rocks Out In Hell But Is TOO YOUNG TO DIE!

Writer-director-actor Kudo Kankuro is an enormous favorite here at Twitch, the prodigious talent delivering a seemingly non stop string of high end oddity throughout his career. As a writer he's delivered the screenplays for cult hits Go, Ping Pong, Zebraman... More »
By Todd Brown   

LUTHER Returns With Trailer For New Episodes!

All due apologies to The Wire - which in this case amounts to none - but if you've not yet experienced Luther then you've not yet experienced Idris Elba at his peak powers. The UK crime series is simply one... More »
By Todd Brown   

Discover What Awaits In Fabulous South African Short Film THE PARCEL

South African filmmaking duo Hayden Phipps and Brett Williams may have facetiously labelled their production company One Trick Pony Films but their most recent effort, The Parcel, makes it abundantly clear that they've got far more to offer than just... More »
By Todd Brown   

The Makers Of 100 BLOODY ACRES Unleash Their SCARE CAMPAIGN

Australia's Cairnes Brothers won a lot of love with their debut feature, the horror comedy 100 Bloody Acres. And while their sophomore effort may not have quite so sanguine a title there's still clearly plenty of the red stuff in... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch Award Winning Short BENEATH WATER

Having completed a very lengthy festival run, Charlie Manton's award winning short film Beneath Water is now available for viewing online and is very much worth your time. Starring Call The Widwife and Wolfblood's Louisa Connolly-Burnham, this is one of... More »
By Todd Brown   

Plastic Surgery Goes Wrong And Comes Back From The Dead In The Trailer For Victor Vu's SCANDAL 2

In his 2012 hit Scandal, Vietnamese helmer Victor Vu played the jealousies of celebrity for thrills with the story of a rivalry between actresses run way out of control. His 'anything for success' tale proved a big hit with local... More »
By Todd Brown   
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