Ben Wheatley Talks A FIELD IN ENGLAND, Destiny, And His Characters

I first became aware of Ben Wheatley when I was assigned to write an essay on his film Down Terrace (2009) for Magill's Cinema Annual. What struck me while watching it was how carefully balanced and powerful it was and... More »
  

Interview: ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW With Director Randall Moore And Cinematographer Lucas Lee Graham

Like many, I never thought I'd have a chance to see Escape from Tomorrow, but I held out the faint hope that it would make some sort of other festival appearance after premiering to much controversy at Sundance for being... More »
  

Interview: Kirk Hammett Talks METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER

Talk to Metallica? Every once in a while I run into the great big geek in my head who gets honestly star struck at the thought of meeting someone. The chance to sit with Kirk Hammett  in support of ,... More »
  

Interview: Nicolas Winding Refn On Sci-Fi And The Genius Of JODOROWSKY'S DUNE

A few months ago I was lucky enough to spend a couple of hours talking with Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn. While the bulk of that interview was about his latest directorial effort, Only God Forgives, for another publication (which... More »
  

TIFF 2013 Interview: Twitch Talks R100 With Matsumoto Hitoshi

Thursday, September 12, 2013 proved to be one of those extraordinary festival days for me. I found myself closing the day with a trio of highly interesting films from Asia, the last two forming one of the most perfect... More »
  

FIRST BLOOD Director Ted Kotcheff Talks His Australian Classic WAKE IN FRIGHT

After cutting his teeth on TV in the sixties Ted Kotcheff broke out big time with Wake In Fright (1971) a devastatingly cinematic adaptation of Kenneth Cook's novel. It and L'avventura (1960) by Michelangelo Antonioni are the only films ever... More »
  

Joseph Gordon Levitt Talks Redemption, Art And LOOPER

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is like a poster child for what there is to admire about American cinema today. Between really entertaining ambitious films he's made any number of powerfully good small indies. I myself am a big fan of Mysterious Skin... More »
  

Rian Johnson Discusses The Ins And Outs Of LOOPER

I first became aware of Rian Johnson by accident. I stumbled into a screening room at the wrong time and didn't realize it until the word Brick was sitting in front of me. But if there is ever a right... More »
  

Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Laura Caro And Francisco Barreiro Talk Fantastic Fest Winner HERE COMES THE DEVIL

Here Comes the Devil, which just swept the Horror Features category at the Fantastic Fest 2012 awards is, without doubt,  an Adrian Garcia  Bogliano film. Full of beautiful women, eye popping compositions, and dread drenched suspense, Bogliano's creative ownership over... More »
  

Emily Blunt Talks LOOPER, Acting & Her Desire For 'An Obnoxious Number Of Guns'

Rian Johnson's Looper makes an appearance at Fantastic Fest today prior to its US theatrical release. Twitch had the opportunity to sit down with leading lady Emily Blunt in Toronto, as part of a roundtable interview following the film's world... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Stephen Fung Talks Finding The Next Generation For TAI CHI ZERO

Stephen Fung was on top of the world in 2005. The popular actor had made a successful transition to directing with both his debut feature, Enter The Phoenix, and sophomore effort, House Of Fury, embraced by fans and critics alike.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FANTASTIC FEST 2011: Nacho Vigalondo, Julian Villagran Extraterrestrial Interview Part One.

Nacho Vigalondo always rules Fantastic Fest both physically and in terms of what he brings to the table film-wise. He is funny, intense, often drunk, but also insightful and genuine. In short, he is an awfully lot of fun to... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2010: Interview with Roger & Julie Corman

It may well be two long months since the orgy of awesome that was Fantastic Fest 2010, but just this morning I stumbled across a long-thought-lost piece of audio from that momentous week in Austin, Texas. Namely, the conversation... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2010 - AGNOSIA Interview

Director Eugenio Mira, and his lead actor,  Eduardo Noriega (The Devil's Backbone, Tesis, open Your Eyes) were kind enough to sit down with us after the world premiere of their film Agnosia, and discuss this wondrous example of Magical... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2010: A conversation with Yuen Woo-ping

Absolutely thrilled beyond words to have the rare opportunity to sit down with a martial arts legend like Yuen Woo-ping during Fantastic Fest and have a conversation with him about his film True Legend and martial arts film in general. My... More »
  

THE PROGRAMMERS: Tim League (Fantastic Fest)

Twitch is proud to present the second entry in our current ongoing interview series. Titled The Programmers we'll be spending the next several weeks putting a series of questions to the people who decide what films make it - and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

An Interview with TOKYO GORE POLICE Director Yoshihiro Nishimura

In September 2008, Yoshihiro Nishimura visited Austin, Texas where his film Tokyo Gore Police (Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu) won the first place prize in the AMD Next Wave competition at Fantastic Fest. The following interview was conducted while Nishimura was in... More »
  

Zombie Girl: The Movie - A conversation with Aaron Marshall and Justin Johnson.

Following up the world premiere of their documentary Zombie Girl: The Movie at Fantastic Fest 2008 I caught up with 66% of the directing team of the film I called a 'candy store Heart of Darkness'. Aaron Marshall, Justin... More »
  

An Interview with DEADGIRL Writer Trent Haaga

The indie horror film Deadgirl emerged from nowhere to a world premiere as part of the Midnight Madness program at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival in mid-September. To say that the film, which plays like a mixture of... More »
  

Phil Mucci talks FAR OUT, THE LISTENING DEAD, and nunsploitation!

Phil Mucci may be a name unfamiliar in the world of fantastic cinema, but that should soon change. Mucci’s second short film, Far Out (reviewed here) will have its U.S. premier at the upcoming Fantastic Festival in Austin, Texas. Following... More »