Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

It starts with the soothing sounds of 10cc's "I'm Not In Love". Waves of reverb crash over the Rhodes electric piano riff, a building crescendo vocal harmonies that lead to the plaintive lead vocal line. Thus begins our look at... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Interview: Talking THE MIDNIGHT SWIM And Emotional POV With Sarah Adina Smith

After directing a number of short films, The Midnight Swim is the first feature of young director Sarah Adina Smith. I detected a note of exhaustion and overwhelmed frazzle still lingering from the generous reception of the film the previous... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: CYBERNATURAL

Man, I hate Facebook.Sure, it's what the cool kids have been using these days, at least until Snapchat started taking over as the dominant way of communicating without your mom seeing. While for us old people it's a great way... More »
  

LA Film Fans! Win Tix to THE GUEST at Sundance Next Fest

If you've been biding your time, waiting for a chance to see Adam Wingard's raucous You're Next follow-up The Guest ahead of its September 17 theatrical release from Picturehouse, then we've got some good news for you. Twitch is giving... More »
  

The DEAD HEARTS Keep Beating In Trailer For Whimsical Horror Short

Ah, to be young, a mortician and in love. Such is the case in writer-director Stephen W. Martin's short film Dead Hearts and it would appear he's got quite the charmer on his hands.Dead Hearts is a whimsical, gothic bedtime... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE, A Silly Story In Which Every Moment Is Outlandish

Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct and Thunder Levin returns to write another outrageous chapter of cult phenomenon Sharknado, with Sharknado 2: The Second One. Fans of the first one will be pleased to know they do not diverge much... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Docu Lineup Announced

Finishing off a big day for the Toronto International Film Fest that included announcements of the fest's Midnight, Vanguard, and Masters slates, the good folks at TIFF also let us know what will be coming up in the Documentaries program... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: Indonesian Action Flick GUARDIAN Frustrates

Marysa is getting pretty sick and tired of her mom, Sarah, haranguing her about her martial arts studies. She just wants to be a normal teenage girl and hang out with her best friend. But Sarah is insistent on these lessons,... More »
  

Winterbottom, Godard, Hong Sang-soo Anchor Toronto 2014 Masters Lineup

Along with today's Vanguard, Midnight, and Docs announcements, the Toronto International Film Festival also dropped word on their Masters program for the 2014 fest that kicks off September 4. There are some Twitch faves on the nine-film list. We'll get... More »
  

Fear & Loathing At Comic-Con, Part 3: Reptilian Rape Culture

CHAPTER 6: SELL IT TO ME, BABY!Uzi is adamant that we get dinner immediately after finishing our session with the Landmark Forum. "What are you in the mood for, Greg? I could go for some Mexican. Scratch that, I NEED some... More »
  

Archie Kao And Anita Yuen Visit THE DEATHDAY PARTY

You just know from the title that whatever Archie Kao and Anita Yuen find at The Deathday Party they're probably not going to like it very much. But they're going anyway, whether they want to or not, and we've got... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Dave McKean, Moorhead / Benson, Strickland, Miike And Du Welz Head Toronto's Vanguard

Like a bit of art with your weird? Then get yourself to the Vanguard program at the Toronto International Film Festival, home to the edgy stuff with emotional heft. And what will you find there? Resolution duo Aaron Moorhead and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NY's Totally Free Wassaic Project Film Fest Kicks Off This Friday

The hamlet of Wassaic, New York has long been a hub for the artist communities in the Hudson Valley. And for another year, the arts org known as the Wassaic Project is putting on its own film festival. This mini-fest... More »
  

Sono, Smith And Balaguero Anchor Toronto's Midnight Madness Lineup

Looking for the latest doses of cinematic insanity from Sono Sion, Kevin Smith and Jaume Balaguero? Anxious for the return of Rare Exports director Jalmari Helander? Lusting after Not Quite Hollywood director Mark Hartley's return to documentary? Well, get yourself... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: WAR STORY, A Devastating Study Of Conflict, From Within

Mark Jackson did not so much as burst forth onto the independent film scene in 2011 with his brilliant first feature Without. Rather he made a careful set of imprints and impressions, distinct and measured, over the entire year on... More »
  

Michael Jai White Ain't Your Regular Tourist In Kick-Ass FALCON RISING Trailer

Director Ernie Barbarash recently wrapped on Pound Of Flesh in China with Jean Calude Van Damme, but before that hits our screens, take a look at his Brazil-set martial arts revenge thriller Falcon Rising (formerly titled Favella) starring Michael Jai White.The... More »
  

PiFan 2014: Three Awards For DEAD SNOW 2 As THE DARK VALLEY Takes Top Prize

Team Twitch is very sad that PiFan is over for this year as it was another terrific edition featuring a great lineup. However, not everyone could win come closing night and in the end it was the Austrian western The... More »
  

Review: Cool KUNDO: AGE OF THE RAMPANT Has Some Swagger In Its Step

With big stars and a hefty budget, Kundo: Age Of The Rampant marches into theaters with confidence and tongue planted firmly in cheek. This hybrid period film owes more to spaghetti westerns than the history of its Joseon Era setting... More »
  

PiFan 2014 Review: ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB Loves Shooting Ass Way More Than Kicking It

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 »
  

PiFan 2014 Review: Silat Drama YASMINE Fights From The Heart

An earnest and heartfelt coming-of-age story hailing from the tiny South-East Asian sovereign state of Brunei, Siti Kamaluddin's debut feature has attracted widespread attention thanks to its spirited use of en vogue martial art silat. While Yasmine trades the visceral... More »
  
 
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