Second Trailer For Malaysian Scifi Dramedy NOVA (TERBAIK DARI LANGIT)

Nik Amir Mustapha's Malaysian scifi road comedy Nova (Terbaik Dari Langit) premieres October 28th at the Tokyo International Film Festival before a December 25th release at home and in the lead up to public release a second trailer for the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Morelia 2014 Review: THE BEGINNING OF TIME (EL COMIENZO DEL TIEMPO), An Overlong Portrait Of Aging

The famous Bette Davis quote "old age ain't no place for sissies" comes to mind when watching Bernardo Arellano's The Beginning of Time (El Comienzo del Tiempo), one of the Mexican titles in competition at this year's Morelia International Film... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: WOLVES Takes A Bite Out Of Pretty YA Fare

Cayden Richards had it all. He was the quarterback of his high school football team. He had a smoking hot girlfriend on his arm. Yep. Senior year was looking pretty good. But there was trouble stirring. Cayden kept having nightmares. On... More »
  

Meeting The Criterion: Creeping Up On Halloween With JUDEX, SCANNERS, ERASERHEAD, And More

Going through this year's releases to see if Criterion had something to offer for my Halloween viewing, I uncovered an embarrassment of riches. These awesome Blu-ray/DVD combos have not yet been covered here in the hallowed halls of Twitch and I'm... More »
  

Kyoto 2014: Yakusho Koji Takes The Newly-Established Mifune Toshiro Award

The new-look Kyoto International Film and Art Festival closed its doors last night with a ceremony featuring a look back into the golden age of Japanese cinema. The ceremony was highlighted by on-stage appearances from Mifune Shiro, son of the legendary... More »
  

Valdivia 2014 Review: BEAVERLAND Starts A Controversial Discussion

There are documentaries out there made to put forward a choice or a point of view, films made to make a statement on what we do as a society. Some of them even try to do something to change the... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: YOU (US) ME Finds Beauty In Deplorability

Max Sobol's début directorial feature You (Us) Me is a fast paced, funny, shocking, tragic and ultimately cogent view of dysfunctional relationships at their extreme.Edward is a serial killer, stalking the dark canals and abandoned parts of London to quickly... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: HELLMOUTH Is One Man's Existential Crisis

Ubiquitous character actor Stephen McHattie is always a pleasure to see up on the big screen. From supporting roles in Hollywood films like The Fountain, Watchmen and A History of Violence, to central performances in indie Canadian productions like the... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Iñárritu Talks BIRDMAN

Alejandro González Iñárritu took some days off from the filming of The Revenant - which is happening in Calgary, Canada - to present Birdman in Morelia. Unfortunately, none of the actors could make the trip due to several compromises, including... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Twitch Picks 10 Must See Films

The 12th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival kicked off this past Friday, with the Mexican premiere of Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. For the second year in a row, I'm in Morelia covering the fest for Twitch, so expect... More »
  

Marko Zaror To Play Colombian Superhero ZAMBO DENDE?

What next for Chilean martial arts star Marko Zaror? It would appear a move into the world of superheroes with a role in Colombian superhero effort Zambo Dende, with director Riccardo Gabrielli R tweeting out yesterday "@markozaror mañana nos vemos... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Book Review: MASAAKI YUASA SKETCHBOOK FOR ANIMATION PROJECTS

(Book titles don't get more truthfully descriptive than that...) One of the most distinctly unique talents working in animation, Japanese artist Yuasa Masaaki has had quite some coverage on the Twitch site. You can say we're big fans of his... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: DOCTOR WHO S8E09, FLATLINE (Or, Everything's Sideways)

As further proof this series is all about Clara, "Flatline" sees her become the Doctor while the man himself is stuck in a shrinking Tardis. The role reversal works fantastically, as putting Clara in the Doctor's shoes makes it clear... More »
  

Here Is The Moody RIVER OF EXPLODING DURIANS Trailer

Malaysian director Edmund Yeo is having a good year. Having had the world premier (as producer) of The Second Life Of Thieves at the Busan International Film Festival, he follows this up with his directorial debut feature River of Exploding Durians,... More »
  

Donnie Yen Returning To The US For English-Language NOODLE MAN

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Donnie Yen will be making a return to the US to star in a new English-language film titled 'Noodle Man'. He will play an ex-cop from China who now runs a noodle shop in New... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Raven Banner And Anchor Bay Get Canadian Rights For HOUSEBOUND!

Finally! Someone in Canada has secured distribution rights for Kiwi comedy horror Housebound! It was announced Thursday night to a sell out crowd at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival prior to its rousing Opening Gala screening but we waited... More »
  

Do You Get The MESSAGE MAN Trailer?

Here comes a new action movie shot largely in Indonesia from Australian director Corey Pearson and funded by new Asian film company Central Entertainment Group - an uber classic narrative and a little Indonesian "exoticsm" on top.A retired assassin lives... More »
  

Finally! THE GOLDEN CANE WARRIOR First Teaser Trailer!

They say that there was once a golden era of Indonesia comics - especially martial art comics - in the 70s, before I was born. Itt is kinda like a mythical thing. For me, Indonesian comics have been almost non-existent... More »
  

NYC Happenings: Two Must-See Films At Japan Society

If you're even just a little familiar with the music of John Zorn, the films he's curated for his monthly series, The Dark Side Of The Sun, at Japan Society, shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Alternately bold... More »
  

Wu Jing May Not Be Returning To Action Movies Due To Serious Leg Injuries

Chinese martial arts star Wu Jing has suffered from serious leg injuries and may not be able to return to action films, local media is reporting. Wu was recently admitted into hospital and had surgery on both of his legs.... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  
 
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