Hey London! The Miskatonic Institute Opens Next Month! Horror for All!

Horror film fans tend to be more interested in the how and why of their films, and now fans in London can take advantage of even more knowledge coming their way. The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, founded first in... More »
  

Book Review: Miyazaki Hayao's PRINCESS MONONOKE: THE FIRST STORY

This year, the legendary animation director Miyazaki Hayao got an honorary Academy Award for his stellar work in film. For the past thirty years he has been responsible for a string of films which range from very great to awesome,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Final Trailer For CS Amudhan's RENDAVATHU PADAM Sets The Scene For Insanity

This may be one of the longest gaps between a teaser being posted and a final trailer in the history of Twitch.Back in 2011 we posted the teaser for CS Amudhan's Rendavathu Padam. The literal English translation for Rendavathu Padam... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

SAIFF 2014 Review: DUKHTAR Exposes The Deadly Binds That Tie Together Tribal Pakistan

South Asian cinema has come to the point at which the international community has begun to take closer notice. Films, the vast majority of which hail from India's burgeoning Hindi independent cinema, are appearing on international film festival rosters at... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Johnnie To Is BOUNDLESS In Trailer For New Documentary

Hong Kong action maestro Johnnie To has long been a great favorite in these pages and now the director finds himself on the other side of the camera as the subject of Ferris Lin's upcoming documentary Boundless.As Hong Kong's foremost... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

This week, the third film in the Hunger Games franchise is released in cinemas, subtitled Mockingjay Part 1. Pierce has seen it and had some issues with it, as shared in his review (link). Good or bad, The Hunger Games... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Brazil's Urban Legends Come To Life With THE FOSTERING (O DIABO MORA AQUI)

We first came across Brazilian directing duo Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini in these parts when the talented pair submitted their short M Is For Mailbox as part of the ABCs Of Death 2 26th director contest. And now there... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

I Swear, E.L. Katz. YOU'LL BE THE DEATH OF ME!

See what I did there? Clever. E.L. Katz, director of the breakout hit Cheap Thrills, will direct a comedy thriller You'll Be The Death Of Me for Lionsgate. According to a report at THR Katz will direct a script written by... More »
  

The Stack: Canfield Talks SPACE STATION 76, Animated RICK AND MORTY, Vintage William Castle, And More

Welcome back to The Stack. This is the final episode before I kick off our Holiday Gift Guide this Tuesday November 25. This is also the beginning of a new, shorter format. But The Stack is still packed with home entertainment... More »
  

Don't Move When LANDMINE GOES CLICK

Coming soon from Georgian director Levan Bakhia (247F) is Landmine Goes Click, an English language thriller starring Spencer Locke and Sterling Night along with a distressingly plausible premise. Imagine you're a tourist in an unknown and formerly war torn land.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Things Get Heavy In The Trailer For DEATH METAL ANGOLA

Christopher Bourne first brought Death Metal Angola to our attention in his coverage of DOC NYC 2013. Following its successful festival run, the film is currently in consideration for a Best Documentary Oscar nomination, and will be unleashed in the... More »
  

Karel Roden Kisses Asses in New Trailer for THE PHOTOGRAPH

Czech actor Karel Roden - who can be seen as Grigori Rasputin in del Toro´s Hellboy or as Viktor in Frankenstein´s Army - becomes infamous Czech photographer Jan Saudek in a film inspired by his life, The Photograph. Saudek´s... More »
  

Anthony Scott Burns Lands Debut Film, Sci-fi Thriller ALPHA.

To say that we are fans of Canadian filmmaker Anthony Scott Burns is a gross understatement. We have been championing this man's work for some time now. From the opening titles he helped create for Styleframes NYC, his tribute to sci-fi... More »
  

I DECLARE WAR Director To Tackle Philip K Dick's THE CRAWLERS

Intriguing news for fans of iconic scifi author Philip K Dick with word that I Declare War director Jason Lapeyre has been attached to direct an adaptation of Dick's short story The Crawlers for producers Edward Pressman and Isa Dick... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Interview: Director Braden Croft Talks FEED THE GODS

Braden Croft's sophomore effort Feed The Gods, will be available on VOD on November 25th followed by a DVD release in the new year on January 27th. I spoke with the Canadian writer/director about his Bigfoot film.Twitch - Where did... More »
  

GREEN ROOM: Check Out Patrick Stewart In First Look At Saulnier's Latest

Things are well under way on Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier's upcoming Green Room and star Patrick Stewart has done fans hungry for a taste a little favor by tweeting out the first official image from the film in which... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE SHAMER'S DAUGHTER: Watch The First Trailer For Danish Young Adult Fantasy

Much anticipated throughout Scandinavia thanks to the enormous popularity of Lene Kaaberbol's series of novels, the Anders Thomas Jensen scripted adaptation of young adult fantasy series The Shamer's Daughter has arrived online.The Shamer's daughter, Dina, has unwillingly inherited her mother's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MELBOURNE, THE BOY AND THE WORLD Win at Cairo 2014

The Iranian film Melbourne was awarded the Golden Pyramid for Best Picture at the Cairo International Film Festival this past Tuesday. I was lucky enough to attend the festival for this first time this year; besides having an excellent programming... More »
  

Opening: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1, Super-Sized But Far From Filling

With two global smashes that have banked $1.5 billion between them, the Hunger Games series has captured the imagination of spectators around the world with a well-balanced combination of spectacle and emotional depth. Mockingjay - Part 1, the first part... More »
  

Review: LATE PHASES Aims To Be More Than A Werewolf Movie

A friend of mine is fond of applying the phrase "a wolf in sheep's clothing" to genre films. The theory goes that a good genre flick should have a tried and true "A" genre suit of sheep's clothing, and a... More »
  
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