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AFI Fest 2014 Review: 10,000 KM And The Space Between

10,000 KM is a film that knows exactly what it means to be in a long distance relationship. Having lived through one himself, director Carlos Marques-Marcet ingeniously communicates the experience through a minimalism that tugs at the heartstrings far... More »
By Zach Gayne   

AFI Fest 2014 Preview: Twitch's 10 Top Picks

It's AFI Fest time in Los Angeles once again as Hollywood's free exhibition of the year's best cinema unspools tonight with the world premiere of J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year. While there are a few other world premiere sprinkled... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

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 »
By Ben Umstead   

Watch The Intense U.S. Trailer For Katrin Gebbe's NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN

Take a moment to watch the brand new U.S. trailer for Katrin Gebbe's horror/drama Nothing Bad Can Happen. Drafthouse Films will release the film in U.S. cinemas on June 27th (which means a Canadian stop here in Toronto at tiff... More »
By Andrew Mack   

AFI Fest 2013 Includes Films From Ti West, Ari Folman, Kim Ki-duk, Plus BORGMAN!

The fine folks at the American Film Institute announced the rest of their line up for the 2013 edition of AFI Fest today and it's a mighty pretty looking bunch of 2013 festival faves from every corner of the globe.... More »
By Ben Umstead   

AFI 2012 Fest Review: ALL THE LIGHT IN THE SKY Shines on Love, Life, and the Wonders of Living in L.A.

There's a warm fire to Joe Swanberg's All the Light in the Sky. Co-written by and starring Jane Adams (Happiness, Hung), All the Light follows a few days in the life of a moderately successful actress, Marie (Adams). She... More »
By Chase Whale   

AFI Fest 2012 First Impression: HITCHCOCK Does The Legend Justice

AFI Fest 2012 got off to a rousing start last night with the packed world premiere of Hitchcock. Set amidst the director's filming of Psycho, the movie focuses on both his personal and professional challenges, painting an intimate portrait of... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFI Fest 2012 Preview: 10 to Watch - Midnight, New Auteurs, & Young Americans

If you've been counting down the days, then you know that AFI Fest 2012 begins tonight with the opening night gala screening of Hitchcock. We covered this and the other galas in part one of our 10 to Watch... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFI Fest 2012 Preview: 10 to Watch - World Cinema & Breakthrough

AFI Fest is rolling into Hollywood this Thursday, November 1. We took a look at the Gala and Special Screenings sections yesterday in part one of our 10 to Watch preview series. Now we turn our attention to the... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFI Fest 2012 Preview: 10 to Watch - Galas & Specials

Hollywood's big pre-Awards festival AFI Fest is set to kick off this Thursday, November 1 and Twitch has got you covered. We've got a three-part 10 to Watch preview series for you beginning now with a look at some... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFI Fest 2012 Review: Amy Seimetz' Feature Debut SUN DON'T SHINE Haunts and Thrives

There's a small scene in Sun Don't Shine that keeps playing over in my head. A woman is telling a story about the time she was making a pizza and almost burned her house down. She mixed her prescribed... More »
By Chase Whale   

AFI Fest 2012 Announces Midnight, World Cinema, Breakthrough, and Shorts Lineups

Los Angeles's big awards season festival, AFI Fest will kick off on November 1 and they've just announced the lion share of the rest of their film programming (see the announcement of Young Americans and New Auteurs from a... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFI Fest 2012 Announces Seimetz, Cronenberg, Lindholm in Young Americans and New Auteurs Programs

It's less than a month until the kickoff of Los Angeles's AFI Fest 2012 on November 1, and we have the first lineup bulletin for you out today. Announced so far are the Young Americans and New Auteurs sidebars featuring... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

THE COLLAPSED Gets U.S. And German Distro!

Congrats to local filmmaker Justin McConnell and his cast and crew of Canadian PA flick The Collapsed. Repped by the fine lads at Raven Banner Entertainment they sealed the deal at AFM2011 for American distribution, as well as more overseas... More »
By Andrew Mack   


AFI Fest 2011 wraps up tonight with the closing gala premiere of The Adventures of Tintin. Awards were handed out this morning to a crowded Roosevelt Ballroom which attendees were informed hosted the very first Academy Awards ceremony. There was... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFI Fest 2011: HAYWIRE Review

As Steven Soderbergh tells the story, he was up late one night after being fired from directing a major motion picture (it was Moneyball) when he flipped to a mixed martial arts fight on TV. Having never watched MMA, he... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

AFM 2011: Mark Hartley To Do The ELECTRIC BOOGALOO

The American Film Market is now winding down but not without word of one more fascinating project making the rounds first.Australian director Mark Hartley rose to international attention thanks to his documentaries Not Quite Hollywood and Machete Maidens Unleashed. And... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 2011: Paul Andrew Williams' SONG FOR MARION Goes To The Weinstein Company

Best known for darker fare such as London To Brighton, The Cottage and Cherry Tree Lane, UK director Paul Andrew Williams took a dramatic - you might even say risky - turn into more arthouse fare with his latest effort,... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 2011: MONSTER BRAWL And EXIT HUMANITY Land Multi-Territory Sales Deals

Canadian indie genre imprint Foresight Features are having themselves a quality time at the American Film Market, having just announced a fistful of international distribution deals for each of their films Monster Brawl and Exit Humanity.FORESIGHT FEATURES FLYING HIGH AT... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 2011: Elijah Wood Is Alex Aja's MANIAC

Frodo is getting a makeover in the Alexandre Aja produced remake of William Lustig's cult 1980 horror hit Maniac.Wood will be taking the lead role in the Franck Khalfoun (P2) directed remake scripted by Aja and his regular writing partner... More »
By Todd Brown   
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