Destroy All Monsters: Consent And The Superhero In MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES

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... More »
By Matt Brown   

Have Your Say: Whose Fictional Death Have You Rooted For The Most?

(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... More »
By Ard Vijn   

"Nobuhiko Obayashi: A Retrospective": 5 Highlights From a Fantastic Oeuvre

"Nobuhiko Obayashi: A Retrospective," screening at Japan Society through December 5, offers a long-overdue (re)introduction to a fascinating and innovative filmmaker, one of the few of his generation still active. He's best known for his 1977 cult classic House, but... More »

The Many Faces Of Donald Sutherland

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.... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Night Visions 3015: Hell Up In Helsinki

Earlier this month I went to the future. I mean this somewhat literally, as my flight from Toronto to Helsinki, Finland put me 8 hours ahead, but also because I was attending the Night Visions Film Festival, a biannual celebration... More »
By Peter K.   

Destroy All Monsters: The STAR WARS Prequel Films Aren't The Worst Movies Ever Made, Just The Most Disappointing

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... More »
By Matt Brown   

Team TwitchFilm On: SPECTRE

(Bond may be back, but so is the nefarious organization known as Team TwitchFilm!) Last week, Sam Mendes' second Bond film Spectre got its wide release in the United States, and loads of other places as well. By sheer... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Los Cabos 2015 Dispatch: Liam Neeson Talks SILENCE, Taipei Earthquake, STAR WARS, And Reunites With Ewan McGregor

The first official look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's Silence reveals him in an agonized pose. But the actor was completely relaxed and charming during a press conference at the Los Cabos International Film Festival this past Saturday morning,... More »
By Peter Martin   

Pretty Packaging: LOVE, CHUNIBYO AND OTHER DELUSIONS Is Adorably Adorned

(Someone, really, really, REALLY liked this series!) When US distributor Sentai Filmworks gets the urge to go to town on their releases, they go full throttle apparently. When I posted pictures earlier this year of their lavish Knights of Sidonia... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Los Cabos 2015 Dispatch: Atom Egoyan Talks REMEMBER On A Day That Turned Very Dark

Early Friday morning, I awoke early on a glorious, sunny day to attend a press screening of Atom Egoyan's Remember at the Los Cabos International Film Festival in Baja California Sur, Mexico. By the time I returned to my hotel... More »
By Peter Martin   

Los Cabos 2015 Dispatch: QUEEN OF EARTH, SLEEPING GIANT, And CAROL, An Impressive Trio

It's gorgeous and sunny today but yesterday the weather was overcast at the Los Cabos International Film Festival, which made it just a tiny bit easier to ignore the beautiful surroundings and head inside to watch movies. Happily, the trio... More »
By Peter Martin   

Destroy All Monsters: THEEB vs. BONE TOMAHAWK (Film School In A Can)

Spoilers below for Bone Tomahawk and Theeb. Last week I caught up to S. Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk, which is being justly lauded as a terrific bit of under-the-radar genre storytelling well worth seeking out. I say "storytelling" instead of... More »
By Matt Brown   

The Many Faces Of Juliette Binoche

This week sees the premiere of The 33, Patricia Riggen's film about the true-life tale of 33 miners who became trapped for nearly 70 days. The film is a veritable who-is-who of Spanish and Latin American actors who are somewhat... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Los Cabos 2015 Preview: Mexico, Canada, And U.S. Get A New Spotlight

The fourth edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival kicks off tonight with the Mexican premiere of Demolition, which is part of a tribute to filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée. The festival is held in Cabo San Lucas, located at the... More »
By Peter Martin   

Have Your Say: In Science Fiction, Do You Prefer Science Or Fiction?

Now that James Bond has had his big premiere this year, the single biggest remaining event is, of course, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hopefully it will mean a glorious return of the franchise which made science fiction films a... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Destroy All Monsters: The James Bond Continuity Vortex Is Why You're Wrong About SPECTRE

"I've been here before" is the first line in Sam Smith's execrable title track for the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. (Read the Twitch review by Ard Vijn right here.) To a widely observed extent, that line could be the... More »
By Matt Brown   

The Many Faces Of Ralph Fiennes

This week, Spectre arrived in North American cinemas, and is expected to break all sorts of records. Whether the film deserves that is up for grabs: my personal opinion is that this is one of the weaker Bonds for reasons... More »
By Ard Vijn   

The Many Bios Of Our Halloween Quiz Solution

Last week on Friday, instead of doing a celebrity screenshot quiz as usual, we made a big quiz about horror directors. And at the end of the article, I promised to write mini-bios for each and every director in it.... More »
By Ard Vijn   

AFI Fest 2015 Preview: Twitch Picks 10 Top Films

AFI Fest is descending on Hollywood once again and thankfully, Audi is back on board to make all of the screenings FREE (if you can scoop up tix). The fest starts Thursday 11/5 and runs through 11/12. But what to... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Destroy All Monsters: Is THE FORCE AWAKENS The End Of The STAR WARS Action Figures?

With nothing going on at the movies or on TV over the weekend, I ticked another item off my to-do list and rewatched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I did this as a protective measure against... More »
By Matt Brown   
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