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 »
  

STARRY EYES: New Poster And Stills Revealed

The team behind Starry Eyes, the forthcoming, throwback horror film, has released new poster art and stills. Helmed by directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch and produced by genre rockstar Travis Stevens (American Muscle, Jodorowsky's Dune, Cheap Thrills), Starry Eyes is a cautionary tale... More »
  

Watch The Riveting Trailer For Andreas Koefoed's Documentary THE ARMS DROP

You'll want to tear your eyes away from the screen while watching the trailer for Andreas Koefoed's documentary The Arms Drop. But you won't be able to. The true story of arms smuggling on a massive scale this is riveting... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Marvel vs. DC Could End The Moviegoing World

Here's why I worry about megafranchises: what's bigger than a megafranchise? As much as I admire what Marvel is doing - stacking their product horizontally as well as vertically for added tensile strength, creating therefor the proverbial Brick Shithouse of... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks FURY, BOOK OF LIFE, TU DORS NICOLE, And More

This week sees Brad Pitt and company blow stuff up real good in Fury, Guillermo del Toro help bring Day of the Dead celebrations to the fore in kids film The Book of Life, a charming, foggy film from Quebec... More »
  

Patrick Stewart Joins Jeremy Saulnier's THE GREEN ROOM As White Supremacist

So, how do you follow up on of the more acclaimed indies of recent years? Very stealthily, apparently, and with a fantastic cast.Blue Ruin writer-director Jeremy Saulnier is already well into principal photography on follow up The Green Room and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
  
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