Peter Martin
Managing Editor; Dallas, Texas

After writing about things other than movies for many years, Peter began contributing to Twitch in October 2005 and became Managing Editor in December 2011. He is a contributing writer for Movies.com, Fandango, and other print and online publications. He is a proud member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association. His current addictions include horror movies, the pre-code era, baseball, and Twitter.

New AMIRA AND SAM Trailer Sparkles, Plus Military Date Night Offer

In a new trailer for Amira and Sam, Martin Starr and Dina Shihabi sparkle as a very unexpected romantic couple. Here's the official synopsis: Rousing, smart, and sweet, Amira and Sam is a confident feature debut from writer-director Sean Mullin,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Dallas Gets Its Own South Asian Film Festival

Texas is not just for cowboys anymore. The first Dallas-Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival (DFW SAFF) is coming next month. Described as the "first-ever festival of South Asian independent cinema in North Texas," the event will be held at... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: AMIRA AND SAM, A Rare, Smart And Funny Love Story

A man and a woman meet cute. Opposites attract. Hostility melts and attraction grows. New York City. While all these standard romantic-comedy elements are present in Amira and Sam, they share time and space with the specter of the war... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: PROJECT ALMANAC, A Cautionary Time-Travel Thriller For Teens

Something funny happened on the way to delivering a found-footage time-travel movie for teenagers: it grew a heart and developed a conscience. Project Almanac (formerly titled Welcome to Yesterday) features science nerds, unrequited crushes, and an extended concert sequence. All... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

The Many Faces Of Joaquin Phoenix

Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice is doing its rounds West of the Atlantic, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam has scheduled the international premiere of the film for today. Dustin reviewed the film and enjoyed it lots, so what an... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Exclusive: TORO LOCO: BLOODTHIRSTY New Poster And Stills

We shared the first image from Patricio Valladares' Toro Loco: Bloodthirsty (aka Toro Loco: Sangriento) last summer, and now we've got the first look at a beautiful new poster by Alan Robinson (illustrator of V-Wars, published by IDW) as well... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Giveaway: Win 1 Of 3 DVDs Of William H. Macy's RUDDERLESS

The directorial debut of the great actor William H. Macy, Rudderless, is available today on DVD, and we have three copies to give away. Read on to learn how. (Spoiler: it's easy!) The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Films That Haunt: HORSEHEAD, A Potent Mix Of Dreams And Reality

Do movies haunt your consciousness? I'm not thinking so much about straight horror flicks, per se, but movies that enter your mind and continue to percolate long after you've seen them. In particular, I've been thinking about Horsehead (aka Fievre)... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Amazon 2015 Pilot Season: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Stands Out

Fresh off winning two Golden Globes for the comedy/drama (aka "dramedy") Transparent, Amazon's annual pilot season is in full bloom, with 13 new pilot episodes debuting in the past few days. Of those, six are aimed at children, so I... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: VICE, Sexism Is Only Its First Offense

By featuring two scenes of repulsive violence against women in its early going, Vice digs itself into a deep hole. Theoretically, it's possible that Vice, an ostensible action vehicle driven by Thomas Jane -- with Bruce Willis sitting quietly in... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Opening: AMERICAN SNIPER Takes Fire

Director Clint Eastwood aims for stoic, heroic grandeur in American Sniper, an adaptation of a bestselling book about Chris Kyle, subtitled "The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History." Eastwood's film, however, misses the target entirely for... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Sundance 2015: New Photos From Rodney Ascher's THE NIGHTMARE Keeps Things Creepy

Set to enjoy its world premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, The Nightmare, directed by Rodney Ascher (Room 237), explores "sleep paralysis." Here's the official description: What if you knew that every night when you went to sleep, you... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

ENTER THE DANGEROUS MIND Trailer: How To Deal With Horrors No One Else Has Seen

Psychological-horror thriller Enter the Dangerous Mind is heading to iTunes and select U.S. theaters on Friday, February 6, and a new trailer provides good reason to check it out. Jake Hoffman stars as Jim, "a quiet, unassuming, hesitant, and incredibly... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive: WATER & POWER Clip, Bull Meets Pen As Cops Talk Darkly Funny Shop

In a powerful, darkly comic new clip from Water & Power, available today via a variety of digital platforms, we get an insider's look at a police department bull pen, where the cops talk shop, and outsiders wonder what the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Giveaway: MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN - Win 1 Of 3 Blu-rays; Grand Prize Gets The Original Book

Jason Reitman's latest foray into social commentary, Men, Women & Children is available today on Blu-ray and DVD, and we have three Blu-rays -- and one book -- to give away. When the film debuted at the Toronto International Film... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: PREDESTINATION, Tripping Through Time With Haunting Passion

A guy walks into a bar and tells a spellbinding story that has nothing to do with time travel. It's haunting, it's poignant, and it takes up the first big chunk of Predestination, a new movie from the Spierig Brothers... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: DARK SUMMER, Chilly, Ghostly, Housebound Chills

Sentenced to house arrest for cyber-stalking a classmate, what is teenage Daniel to do? As Dark Summer gets underway, parole officer Stokes (Peter Stormare) explains to Daniel (Keir Gilchrist) what is and isn't allowed. Daniel immediately violates the terms of... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

[REC] 4: APOCALYPSE Video: Zombies Walk The Streets Of Hong Kong

Action flick [REC] 4: Apocalypse opens in Hong Kong theaters on Thursday, January 8, and to mark the occasion a new promotional video has been released, documenting a zombie attack on the streets of Hong Kong. OK, it's only two... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Latin Beat: Upcoming In Mexico, HEROES In Chile, PAPELES In Argentina

We begin the new year with an extended look at what's coming to Mexican theaters in 2015, courtesy of our correspondent Eric Ortiz Garcia. We also have a trailer for Heroes, a lighthearted new film that's opening in its native... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Giveaway: BOYHOOD; Win A Blu-ray Of 2014's Best Film

Landing the top spot in Twitch Film's Top 10 Movies of 2014 poll among our writers, Richard Linklater's Boyhood tells a concise story over a period of 12 years: a boy grows up. And now you can win one of... More »
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