Film Festivals News - SXSW, SITGES, TIFF

BASKIN: Watch The Deeply Disturbing Trailer For Can Evrenol's Feature Debut

Turkish helmer Can Evrenol feels very much like one of our own here at Twitch. We've been covering his work since back in 2009 when he first came to our attention with his sophomore short film The Chest, and we've... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Toronto 2015: Meghna Gulzar's TALVAR Trailer Opens Old Wounds

Among the films listed in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival is Meghna Gulzar's third directorial effort, Talvar (Guilty is the English title, though not a translation). This film explores one of India's most notorious... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Erik Matti, Alex Van Warmerdam, Sono Sion And Cesc Gay And More Added To TIFF With Contemporary World Cinema Announcement

Filipino helmer Erik Matti's latest crime thriller Honor Thy Father (pictured above), Sono's arthouse scifi offering The Whispering Star, Cesc Gay's Truman,  and Alex Van Warmerdam's dark hitman comedy Schneider Vs Bax are among the latest additions to the Toronto... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Marcin Wrona's DEMON Trailer Taps Into The Eerie

There has been a surge in high end, boundary blurring, artistic horror out of Europe in recent years with pictures like Let The Right One In representing the beginning of a wave that has carried through in the intervening years... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

PORTAL TO HELL: Roddy Piper Battles Cthulhu In Teaser For Wrestling Icon's Final Film

The Great Old One is being summoned into the basement of a disused apartment building and the only man who can stop Cthulhu's arrival is wrestling great Rowdy Roddy Piper. That's the basic hook on Portal To Hell!!! (yes, the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MY BIG NIGHT: Watch The Trailer For De La Iglesia's Latest!

Spain's manic cinematic master, Alex de la Iglesia, returns with what promises to be an anarchic, madcap comedy in My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) and with the film freshly announced to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE BALLAD OF IMMORTAL JOE: Because What The World Needs Is More Rhyming Cowboy Animation. Really.

If you, like me, find inherent wonder in the existence of an animated short film about cowboys who speak only in rhyme while managing to work both bourbon and rye into the conversation, well hey. Hector Herrera's The Ballad Of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

COLLECTIVE INVENTION: Meet The Sad Fish Man In Trailer For Korean Oddity

Yep. That dude's a fish. And something of a media celebrity. Welcome to the very odd world of Kwon Oh-kwang's TIFF selected comedy Collective Invention.Young and unemployed Gu is desperate to make some money and participates in a clinical trial... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Weerasethakul, Wenders, Kore-eda, Hong And Hou All Part Of The Toronto 2015 Masters Program!

Do not make the mistake in thinking that the TIFF Masters program is all stuffed shirts and curled pinky-fingers. This years program features wuxia, curious sleeping-sickness, ex-con hotdog vendors, midget-wrestler murders, and of course, James Franco.11 Minutes (11 Minut) Jerzy... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fish Man, Shooting Man And Sexin' Man All Part Of The TIFF 2015 Vanguard Program!

Gaspar Noe will be splashing body fluids across the screen at the Toronto International Film Festival with his latest effort, the 3D erotic film Love, selected as part of the Vanguard program. And what's he bringing with him? A fish... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Saulnier, Miike And Byrne Anchor Toronto Midnight Madness Lineup Stacked With World Premieres

The Toronto International Film Festival has unleashed a wave of programming announcements today, among them the Midnight Madness selections and there are some doozies in there. Looking for the returns of Miike Takashi, Jeremy Saulnier, Tony Jaa and The Loved... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

O NEGATIVE: Watch The Striking Trailer For Toronto Selected Short

You have to wear a lot of hats when making a short film and it appears that writer-director-actor Steven McCarthy is wearing all of his very well, indeed, based on the trailer for his Toronto selected short film O Negative.A... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Deepa Mehta Turns To Guns And Crime In First Trailer For Her BEEBA BOYS

Guns and drugs and blood may not be the first things that spring to mind when thinking of acclaimed Canadian director Deepa Mehta but she's setting out to change that with her upcoming effort Beeba Boys. A crime story revolving... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Toronto 2015: First Wave Of Films Arrive, Vallée's DEMOLITION To Open

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival is just around the corner (September 10 - 20), so with that our first wave of films arrives today. Leading the pack in Galas is Jean-Marc Vallée's latest Demolition, with screening spots for Ridley... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

TIFF Kids Talk Film: WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

TwitchFilm's tiniest film reviewers continue their coverage of TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently wrapping up at Toronto's Lightbox Cinema. Willem (age 12) and Miranda (age 10) break down this 'new era' of Studio Ghibli film now that Miyazaki and Takahata have... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

TIFF Kids Talk Film: SHAUN THE SHEEP

TwitchFilm's tiniest film reviewers continue their coverage of TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently happening at Toronto's Lightbox Cinema. Willem (age 12) and Miranda (age 10) delight in the slapstick sheep spectacle spinoff Shaun The Sheep, from the masters of claymation at... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Interview: Jemaine Clement Talks WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

Jemaine Clement is just as lovely in person as you'd expect. He's quiet, well mannered, and only occasionally displays the acerbic nature we've come to expect from his characters. While many grew to know him as an integral part of... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

BIG GAME: The Finnish Action Film Has A Big Trailer

The makers of Rare Exports, the Finish Christmas movie that should be an annual event for everybody over the holiday season right about now, have a new movie out. Big Game premiered at TIFF last year and our own Jason... More »
By Swarez   
  

Toronto 2014: Twitch Wraps It Up With All Our Reviews And Top Films

The Toronto Film Fest is all said and done for 2014 and again the Twitch team pumped out the reviews. You can find all our reviews here for your perusal and check out our top picks and misses in the... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: CUB, A Campfire Story That Fizzles Out

Cub is another of those genre films that has a terrific premise, some really nice moments, but overall comes across as pretty flat and uninteresting. The story begins when a group of cub scouts are led out into the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  
 
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