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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 peak of his fame will no doubt have helped making...
If the Marvel Netflix properties this year have demonstrated anything, it's that the movie series' perceived lack of bench-strength in the villain department might not be a matter of character, but rather of format. People like to pick on Lee Pace's Ronan the Accuser in situations like this, but I'll...
(No points for mentioning the piece of shit I'm using for an example...) Ah, villains! What would heroes be without them? More boring, for starters? Oftentimes, the villains have better character arcs, and are far more interesting than the good people who fight them. They intrigue, or are even sympathetic....
This week, the grand finale of The Hunger Games trilo-whoops-quadrilogy arrives in cinemas, with the adventures of reluctant heroine Katniss Everdeen coming to a close. Pierce Conran saw the ending and quite liked it, as he stated in his review. Katniss' target is the evil President Snow, as played by...
As we approach the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I've been noodling the idea of writing some sort of defense of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. If stirring up the comments section is an objective of any "think piece" on the internet in 2015, standing up and saying...