Fernando Toste

New Poster Art For Brazilian Horror THE FOSTERING

Brazilian horror feature The Fostering (O Diabo Mora Aqui) is about to be unleashed upon the festival circuit in October at the Sitges Film Festival - where it was selected for the Brigadoon section. Directed by Dante Vescio and Rodrigo... More »
By Fernando Toste   

THE SECOND MOTHER Submitted By Brazil For Oscar Consideration

The Brazilian Ministry of Culture announced yesterday that The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?), Anna Muylaert's impressive fourth feature, will represent the country in the race for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Beautifully crafted and featuring... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Latin Beat: Watch KM SIN RETORNO Trailer, Plus THE HELL WITHIN Seeks Funding

We have details -- and trailers -- for two fascinating projects. The first is a sequel to a Mexican horror hit, while the other is a (potential) collaboration between a musician turned producer with more experienced Brazilian behind-the-scenes talent. Check... More »
By Peter Martin   

The Many Faces Of Sir Christopher Lee

It is strange how the death of someone we don't know personally can sometimes have the impact it has. When the news became known yesterday that Sir Christopher Lee has died last weekend, it shocked me, which is frankly a... More »
By Ard Vijn   

CASA GRANDE Trailer: Brazilian Teenage Angst, Opening This Week

Fellipe Barbosa's outstanding debut, Casa Grande, is finally getting its release in Brazil and that is definitely something to celebrate. A slow-burning, very personal and assured first feature, and a selection of the Rotterdam international film festival, Casa Grande pushes... More »
By Fernando Toste   

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   

Latin Beat: Chile's Valdivia Film Festival, Peru's SECRETO MATUSITA Trailer, Mexico's Nordic Cinema Program, Brazil's ISOLADOS Trailer

Welcome to a new edition of our column on Latin American cinema! Why is Chile's Valdivia Film Festival considered to be "the best in South America"? What makes Secreto Matusita such an intriguing found-footage thriller, especially for those in Peru? What connection... More »
By Peter Martin   

First Trailer For FAROESTE Brings Out The Big Guns

The first trailer for Abelardo de Carvalho's Faroeste (Western) might appear intriguing to some: a western shot in Brazil? Yes, it is quite unusual, but Carvalho's debut brings back to screens a genre that was quite popular in the country... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Eduardo Coutinho, Brazilian Master Of Documentary, Dies At 81

Brazil woke up to sad, tragic news today, as filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho, 81, was reported dead in his apartment after he and his wife were stabbed. The main suspect, according to the police, is their own son, a 41 year... More »
By Fernando Toste   

The Devil Brings Up The Past In The First Trailer For Brazilian Horror QUANDO EU ERA VIVO

Brazilian cinema finally seems to be waking up to genre films in 2014. Only a few weeks after the commercial release of Rodrigo Aragão's splatterfest Mar Negro, it's time for one of the most promising talents in Brazilian film to... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Mondo Gallery Presents Disney Themed Show EVERYTHING'S POSSIBLE At SXSW

Mondo has put up some of its most impressive gallery shows during SXSW in the last few years, including a Tyler Stout/Ken Taylor exhibit and another one entirely dedicated to HBO's Game of Thrones. It couldn't be different this year,... More »
By Fernando Toste   

13 Great Mondo Prints You Can Buy For Less Than $100

Every other Thursday it's the same thing: you try to clear a couple of hours of your schedule, pick up a big cup of coffee, sit in front of your computer and start refreshing the same page over and over... More »
By Fernando Toste   

The King Of Football Kicks Off! Check Out The First Image From PELÉ

Even if you're not much of a soccer fan, chances are you've probably heard the name Pelé before. And if you don't know his name or the incredible story of this Brazilian legend who holds some of the most impressive... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Mondo Unveils New Universal Monsters Prints

Fresh from his solo expo that took place in Austin last September, Canadian artist Jason Edmiston has some gorgeous new art pieces as limited screenprints from Mondo. coming up this Wednesday, October 15. Here's the press release: Over the course... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Latin America Presents Its Oscar Contenders

A total of ten Latin American countries have submitted entries to the 2014 Oscar race in the foreign language category. The list has some surprises and a few strong contenders, revealing a very diverse and fresh panorama of the region's... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Fantastic Fest's Fantastic Market Announces New Projects

Fantastic Fest has just announced the first projects selected for Fantastic Market / Mercado Fantastico, the international co-production market that debuts at this year's festival. Ten different countries are represented on the list and Twitch readers will certainly recognize most... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Mondo Presents New Art For THE GRANDMASTER (Plus Some Hitchcock)

Yahoo! Movies has the scoop on the two new Mondo posters for Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster and they sure look good. The art is by Vania Zouravliov, who collaborated with Mondo several times with prints for Lord of the... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Check Out Mondo's 22 Comic Con Posters and New Studio Ghibli Limited Edition Vinyl

The last weekend was a busy one for Mondo fans and collectors attending San Diego Comic Con. The famous Austin-based art boutique released just under two dozen different items during the Con, including Martin Ansin's gorgeous posters for Elysium (that... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Mondo Presents New ELYSIUM Limited Edition Prints

Mondo has put up some impressive stuff at this year's San Diego Comic Con, including these fantastic posters for Neill Blomkamp's upcoming Elysium. The design is by Uruguayan artist Martin Ansin, who seems to be on fire lately, bringing up... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Second Trailer For Brazilian Horror BLACK SEA Is No Fisherman's Tale

Brazilian splatter master Rodrigo Aragão released today a new trailer for Mar Negro (Black Sea), his third low budget gorefest in five years. It is his biggest production to date and it sure looks to follow the fun and mayhem... More »
By Fernando Toste   
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