Peter Martin
Managing Editor; Dallas, Texas, USA

Peter began contributing to the site in October 2005 and became Managing Editor in December 2011. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he lived in New York for more than a decade and currently lives in Dallas, Texas, where he is a proud member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association. He is on Twitter.

Oh Boy, SPACE JAM 2 Coming With Justin Lin At The Helm

With Star Trek Beyond heading for theatrical release on July 22, director Justin Lin is looking ahead, and he's decided that a sequel to Space Jam lies in his future (possibly). It's not a done deal yet, but Lin is... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Now On Blu-ray: Pablo Larraín's THE CLUB, Stomach-Churning Drama By The Sea

A suffocating drama, Pablo Larraín's The Club (El Club) feels like an painful attack by a swarm of mosquitoes. It's not, by the way, to be mistaken for Pablo Trapero's film titled El Clan,/b>, which also came out last year.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

70s Rewind: THE NICE GUYS 70s Retro Trailer Compared With Real 70s Trailers

The new 70s retro trailer for Shane Black's The Nice Guys is a lovely bit of patchwork fakery that made me instantly nostalgic. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling star. The plot doesn't matter as much as the mood and music... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive KILL ZONE 2 Clip: I Need A Translator

We've all had this happen to us, I'm sure. Picture this: you're sitting comfortably in your jail cell when a guard bursts in and demands that you translate a phone call from Thai into Cantonese. Now! Sheesh. Prison guards are... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive SACRIFICE Clip: Run, Radha Mitchell, Run!

If she wants to live, Radha Mitchell must run. Set to open in New York at IFC Center this coming Friday, April 29 -- which is also when it will be available On Demand and via all digital platforms --... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive Clip: In CODE OF HONOR, Steven Seagal Sits Calmly And Exudes Menace

What would it be like to sit across the table from Steven Seagal while he glowers at you? In our exclusive clip from Code of Honor, we get a sense of the experience. FBI agent Craig Sheffer enters a night... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

LA Asian Pacific 2016: THE UNBIDDEN, Ambitious And Unnerving Frights

A woman sleeps alone at night. Her bed sheets begin to move, awakening her. Is she imagining things? Or is she under attack by a supernatural creature? Quentin Lee's ambitiously unnerving The Unbidden refuses to play by the rules for... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Hey Australia! Win THE IP MAN Trilogy On DVD!

To celebrate the release of Ip Man 3 on DVD and blu-ray in Australia, we are giving three lucky Twitch readers that chance to win a limited edition Ip Man trilogy DVD pack, thanks to Madman Entertainment. The complete Donnie... More »
  

Dallas 2016 Review: SPAGHETTIMAN, How Superheroes Get Paid

Who else but an indie filmmaker would look at a bowl of spaghetti and a paper bag and think, 'I can make a superhero movie out of that!' A fun, imaginative, daringly low-budget affair, Spaghettiman is propelled by enthusiasm and... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Criterion In July: From THE IN-LAWS To A TOUCH OF ZEN And More

Ah, Criterion! I love it when the company expands the parameters of what many people consider to be "classic cinema" and anoints the likes of The In-Laws, the 1979 comedy that remains a personal favorite. It may be very broad... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: WEDDING DOLL, A Smile That Speaks Volumes

When Hagit smiles, it's unabashed. Her face lights up. Her countenance is contagious. How could you not love a smile like that? Here's the thing: when children smile like that, we're touched. When adults smile like that, we wonder what's... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

LA PUNTA DEL ICEBERG Trailer: In Spain, Suicide Is Not Painless

David Cánovas has made a series of short films in Spain and now his feature debut, La punta del iceberg (The Tip of the Iceberg) is about to open in theaters. (Note: the headline includes an obscure reference to the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE NEON DEMON First Trailer: Are You Kidding Me?

The first trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon looks freaking amazing. (Full disclosure: This is a personal reaction based on less than two minutes of artfully arranged footage, tied together with haunting music.) Just announced for the Cannes... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Udine 2016: Far East Film Festival Lineup Roars, Starting With THE TIGER

In a small town in Italy, a very special film festival is preparing to unfold under the sign of the tiger. The 18th edition of the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, will open on Friday, April 22 with... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Nordic Genre Industry Days Kicks Off 2016 Edition

Last year I was present for the first edition of Nordic Genre Industry Days in Helsinki, Finland and this year our own Todd Brown is living it up behind closed doors. (Photo above: Jongsuk Thomas Nam, Todd Brown, Rodney Perkins,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

First SCHERZO DIABOLICO Trailer: The Accountant Strikes Back

The latest horror outing from director Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil, Late Phases, Cold Sweat and Penumbra) will soon be haunting the U.S. and the first trailer has been released. Set for release on May 3 via a... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Tribeca 2016 Preview: US & Int'l Narrative Comps

The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off its 2016 edition Wednesday and we've got a few previews for you throughout the week. We start things off with what is undoubtedly the most notable change to this year's festival. The good folks... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Exclusive: RIO, I LOVE YOU App - What, Or Who, Do You Love?

As we swing into the weekend, it's a good time for fun, films, and film apps. Rio, I Love You is "the third in the 'Cities of Love' trilogy," per official verbiage, "following Paris, Je T'Aime and New York, I... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Tribeca 2016: Exclusive Clip From THE BOMB Explodes

Set to explode at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, The Bomb is described as "a groundbreaking multimedia installation that immerses you in the strange, compelling, and unsettling reality of nuclear weapons." Created by Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser, The Bomb... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: In HUSH, A Deaf Woman Is Stalked By A Silent, Murderous Man

Exciting, tense, and stylish, Hush plays like the extended third act of an 80s slasher movie. That's both good and bad. On the good side, the nostalgia factor is strong with this one. The setup is simple: a deaf woman... More »
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