Margaret Mead Film Festival 2014 Offers Provocative, Moving Global Documentaries

The 2014 edition of the Margaret Mead Film Festival, a great annual documentary fest which screens at the American Museum of Natural History and runs this year from October 23-26, has as this year's theme "Past Forward." According to the festival,... More »
  

Morbido 2014: Check The Gorgeous Poster Art

The Morbido Festival - one of the premiere genre film events in all of Latin America - is just around the corner and they clearly know a thing or two about how to make an impression with their poster art.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Opening: (Tour de) FORCE MAJEURE

There is a certain kind of Scandinavian black humor that when done well, is just about the funniest comedy around. This was on prime display in Morten Tyldum's Headhunters from a few years back. That film took a crime thriller... More »
  

First Teaser For Tzang Merwyn Tong's FAERYVILLE

It's been a long time coming for Singapore's Tzang Merwyn Tong and long in the works passion project Faeryville. Tzang's feature debut after a string of highly acclaimed shorts Faeryville has been eight years in the making, its story of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Interview: Men Versus The Avalanche - Director Ruben Östlund On FORCE MAJEURE

Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund's new film Force Majeure, a wickedly funny jab at modern masculinity, garnered a lot of buzz as it made the rounds on festival circuit. It has earned its fair share of love from the Twitch community... More »
  

Can Evrenol's Terrifying BASKIN Expanding To Feature Length

It was all the way back in 2009 that Twitch first wrote about Turkish filmmaker Can Evrenol. The occasion at the time was his short film The Chest, a micro budgeted affair with some technical limitations as a result which,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Super Creepy New DELIVER US FROM EVIL Teaser

The Satanic Panic hits store shelves on October 28th with the DVD and VOD release of Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us From Evil, a film based on the non-fiction accounts of former NYPD sergeant Ralph Sarchie in his 2001 book Beware... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tokyo 2014 Review: BIG HERO 6, Sentimental Fun for Gamer Kids

As the opener of the Tokyo International Film Festival, the world premiere of Disney Animation Studio's adaptation of Marvel property Big Hero 6 couldn't be more fitting. Set in a world of technological innovation and a city directly inspired by this... More »
  

Review: JOHN WICK, Make Him Mad, Suffer The Consequences

When you're an elite assassin, you don't need to clean up the bloody scenes of carnage you create. Thus, hit man John Wick (Keanu Reeves), retired for four years, can draw upon his ample financial resources to hire an ultra-discreet... More »
  

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Gets Epic New Trailer For BFI Re-Release

There are good sci-fi movies and there are great ones. And then there is Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, unequivocally the greatest work of science fiction ever committed to celluloid. As part of the BFI's three-month Things To Come: Science... More »
  

Review: ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB Is An Apocalyptic Assault On Good Taste

Joe Chien's follow-up to the bafflingly tasteless and salacious Zombie 108 delivers a generous second helping of the same Z-grade trash and splatter. Andy On and Jessica C are the attractive, if helpless, leads who - eventually - find themselves... More »
  

Warsaw 2014 Interview: Documentarian Adam Bardach Talks The Chutzpah Needed To Fool Nazis

Filmmaker Adam Bardach attended the 30th edition of Warsaw International Festival to premiere his new documentary Dancing Before the Enemy: How a Teenage Boy Fooled Nazis and Lived. The film is a portrait of his father, Gene Gutowski, who survived... More »
  

Check Out The Lineup And Trailers For NYC's 11th South Asian International Film Festival

I've had the privilege of covering New York City's South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) since 2010, shortly after I came on board at Twitch. Each of those five years has brought at least a couple of films that have made... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

AFI Fest Announces Full 2014 Lineup

If you're an Angelino like myself then chances are you covet early November as that time to catch up on all the buzz-worthy film festival faves that come roaring into town courtesy of AFI Fest. This year, of course, is... More »
  

First Trailer For AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Officially Drops

The teaser trailer for Joss Whedon's superhero all-star sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron was supposed to premiere next Tuesday during an episode of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Today, a lo-res version got leaked, putting the internet in more of a... More »
  

Hey, NYC! Wanna See NIGHTCRAWLER Early And For Free?

That answer should be a big 'ol yes.Los Angeles denizen Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) survives by scavenging and petty theft. He stumbles into a new career as a cameraman and -- armed with a camcorder and police scanner -- begins... More »
  

Witness THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOMMY CHAOS AND STACEY DANGER

We do love ourselves a good genre mash up here at Twitch and Michael Lukk Litwak's The Life And Death Of Tommy Chaos And Stacey Danger certainly qualifies. Created as a film school thesis project with over a hundred students... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Have A Taste Of Haitian Martial Art Tire Machet With The Teaser For PAPA MACHETE

There are a small number of martial arts born out of slavery around the world. Brazil's capoeira - taught and transmitted for generations as a dance to avoid notice by the slave masters - is the most famous of these... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Interview: FORCE MAJEURE Actor Johannes Bah Kuhnke on Being A Coward

Johannes Bah Kuhnke, the hunky lead in Ruben Östlund's biting Swedish comedy Force Majeure, was in town to promote the film along with his director. I had a chance to chat briefly with the actor who plays a character carrying... More »
  

The Flame Of Cinema: The Viennale 2014

Oh well, the highlight of world-wide cinephilia is about to begin: The Viennale 2014, running from October 23 to November 6. It is - as every inhabitant of Austria's capital and surely many film enthusiasts around the globe will tell... More »
  
 
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