Brian Clark
Editor-at-Large; Los Angeles

Team TwitchFilm On AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

(Who is this?! Team TwitchFilm, assemble!) Unless you've been living under a rock, a Wifi-less one no less, you will have been made aware of the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the last ten days, Avengers:... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of Arnold Schwarzenegger

This week sees the wide release of Henry Hobson's debut film Maggie, a zombie drama. The big eye-catcher here is that it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, cast against type as a father trying to cope with the impending death of his... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Team TwitchFilm: On EX MACHINA

(What is on display here: intelligence, artificial intelligence, or just artifice?) Last week Ex Machina got a wide release in the United States. The previous two weeks it had been in a hugely successful limited release already, scoring the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of Sigourney Weaver

This week sees the release of Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, starring an eclectic mix of actors, non-actors and special effects. Loïc saw the film and had mixed feelings. Among the cast members is Sigourney Weaver though, and that is always worth... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of J. K. Simmons

Last weekend was Academy Award weekend, and a lot of it was predictable, uninteresting, and often both. However, I do not think anybody had a problem with the Oscar for best Supporting Actor going to J. K. Simmons, for his... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Twitch's Top 10 Movies Of 2014

And that's the end of that chapter. 2014 is running on fumes and all eyes are already looking to awards season and the behemoths of next year that threaten to decimate the box office. The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star... More »
By James Marsh   
  

New HORSEHEAD (FIEVRE) Clip Suggests Terrible Things To Come

Here's an ominous new clip from the Fantastic Fest selection Horsehead (Fievre), Romain Basset's art-horror tale of family secrets and lucid dreams. Or rather, lucid nightmares, if this clip and the previously released trailer are any indication. In this scene, a girl... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Now Playing In Mexico: Denis Côté's VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR

This one is for those looking for the odd, arthouse cinema. While it premiered way back in early 2013, at the Berlinale, Denis Côté's Vic + Flow Saw a Bear finally opened in Mexico City last weekend. Our own European editor,... More »
  

Exclusive Posters For WORDS WITH GODS Tease New Work By Alex De La Iglesia, Mira Nair and More!

Here's an intriguing project: An omnibus of short films with Alex de la Iglesia, Hideo Nakata, Amos Gitai, Guillermo Arriaga, Mira Nair and others tackling the subject of faith. The film is called Words with Gods and it premieres this... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

LA Film Fest 2014: Twitch Picks 15 Can't Miss Films

LA Film Fest kicks off tonight with the North American premiere of Snowpiercer (yes, finally). And while that film is old news to much of the world, there are quite a few brand spanking new films from this year's crop... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Euro Beat: Chinese Exhibition Bans Portuguese Film Last Minute, Controversy Ensues

Also in today's jam-packed Euro Beat: Ingmar Bergman week resurrects Scenes from a Marriage, extreme film-exhibition in Iceland, the VOD numbers for Abel Ferrara's Welcome to New York, rare Alain Resnais short films, European box office and more. Read on!... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Review: BORGMAN Fiendishly Recounts The Time The Devil Went Up To Holland

The titular character of Alex van Warmerdam's Borgman does not have horns, nor does he command grotesque demons spawned from hellfire. Emaciated, clothed in rags with long hair and a beard, he actually looks a lot like Jesus at first.... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Euro Beat: Cannes Unveils Slew of Exciting European Films On The Horizon

Also in today's Euro Beat: The Jean Luc-Godard video/collage/letter/whats-it that you must watch, Transylvania becomes a haven for Czech and Slovak Cinema and the latest European box office news!... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Review: THE DANCE OF REALITY, Jodorowsky Finds Magic In Reality

When we first meet the young-boy version of Alejandro Jodorowsky in his new "imaginary autobiography" The Dance with Reality (aka La Danza de la Realidad), he is wearing a long blond wig and watching in terror as his dad brawls... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

WILD IN BLUE Promises Perverse Thrills In NSFW Trailer

Out of the Cannes marketplace comes the disturbing, intriguing trailer for Matthew Berkowitz's Wild in Blue, which, at the very least looks as though it won't be shying away from the more explicit aspects of its sociopath-with-a-movie-camera love story.... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Review: THE IMMIGRANT, Coming To America Is Gorgeous, But Slow Business

While heralded by a dedicated group of cinephiles in the U.S. (as well as most critics in France), director James Gray has always been more talked-about for his sure hand with actors and drama than for his visual style. Not... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Euro Beat: NSFW Trailer And Release News About Abel Ferrara's WELCOME TO NEW YORK

Also in today's Eurobeat: Project news from Ben Wheatly and Paolo Sorrentino, a closer look at Spain's new box-office juggernaut, and more!... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Euro Beat: The Star of BREATHLESS Will Tell His Story Now

Euro Beat is back! We'll be posting bi-weekly on Wednesday instead of Tuesday from now on, but the saga of European film news and box office stats will continue as before. In today's edition: Jean-Paul Belmondo will recount his life... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Review: BLUE RUIN, Or, Revenge Is A Pain In The Ass

Besides the fact that I doubt we'll see a more deft, thrilling genre film this year, I'm very pleased that Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin addresses a number of issues that revenge films have been overlooking for decades. For example, after... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Just In Time For Valentine's Day: A Family-Friendly NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME I Trailer!

"What are you rebelling against?" "Love."Yes, it's too bad that couples across the United States can't celebrate Valentine's Day huddled together in a theater, holding each other tight as Lars Von Trier guides them on an erotic cinema odyssey. But the... More »
By Brian Clark   
  
 
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