Ryland Aldrich
Festivals Editor; Los Angeles, California

Ryland is a filmmaker and freelance writer based in sunny Los Angeles. He has been contributing to Twitch since 2009 and covering the festival beat as Festivals Editor since 2011. He writes on topics from sports to politics to tech at enderzero.net and spends the rest of his time on twitter at @RylandAldrich.

Fantastic Fest 2015 Wrap - All Our Reviews & TwitchFilm Awards

Wow. Fantastic Fest ended last Thursday but we are all still recovering from 8 (8!) days of magical mayhem. There were a ton of good movies and very few stinkers (not counting some of us on day 8). But it's... More »
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Festival Diary: Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Brings The Best Of Park City To Asia

Sundance is without doubt one of the best film festivals in the US right now, but for us over here in far-flung Asia, it is also one of the most frustrating. Due to the overwhelming number of smaller indie films... More »
By James Marsh   

World Premiere Poster For Marko Zaror Actioner THE GREEN GHOST

Marko Zaror has been a Fantastic Fest staple for a number of years, but there were a few people wondering just why Marko is here this year when he doesn't have a film in the fest. Now we know. Michael... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: FEBRUARY Has Enough Creeps For The Whole Year

Something creepy is happening at the Bramford Academy Catholic girls school. While it isn't exactly clear what is going on, it's very obvious that the snowy scenery isn't the only thing giving you chills in Osgood Perkins' icy thriller February.... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2015 Preview: 27 Fantastic Films Reviewed

It's here at last! Fantastic Fest jump starts to life this evening and we wrap up our preview series with links to all 27 of the films we've reviewed up to this point. Check them out in the gallery below... More »
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Toronto 2015 Wrap: All Our Reviews & Top TIFF Picks

Well TIFF is all wrapped up for another year and what a festival it was. We'll have a few more reviews rolling out over the coming days but already we've outdone ourselves. Here's a comprehensive list of everything written up... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2015 Preview: 16 Fantastic Picks From Around The Globe

If you were with us yesterday you saw our preview of the 16 films making their world premieres at this year's fest. Tomorrow we'll talk about the films we've already reviewed here at TwitchFilm. But before then we want to... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2015 Preview: A Look At All 16 World Premieres

It's Fantastic Fest time again and oh are we excited. Before the fest gets rolling on Thursday, we have a series of previews over the next few days to whet that appetite. We begin with a quick look at each... More »
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Aruba International Film Fest Announces 2015 Lineup

Anyone ready for a little fun in the sun with some great movies as well? If so the Aruba International Film Fest might be right up your alley. Taking place October 7-11, 2015, the AIFF lineup is no slouch. Highlights... More »
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Toronto 2015 Review: In LEGEND, Double The Tom Hardy Is Double The Fun

From his star-making role in Bronson to his box office busting turn in Mad Max: Fury Road, Tom Hardy has quickly established himself as one of both the most bankable and most well respected actors working today. So what could... More »
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Toronto 2015 Review: HARDCORE's Visceral Action Will Squeeze Your Balls Off

In some number of years from now when Virtual Reality is finally really here and we're all immersed in first person narratives, we'll look back at Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore and ask, "Were we all really so impressed by this film?"... More »
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Toronto 2015 Review: BASKIN Is Creepy, Weird And Amazing

When many people think of contemporary Turkish cinema, the first thing that comes to mind is the Palme d'Or-bait that is the films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Methodical (ahem, slow) dramas like Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Winter's... More »
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Toronto 2015 Preview: Masters, Discovery, Platform & More

It's time to wrap up our Toronto International Film Fest 2015 preview series with today's look at everything we haven't mentioned so far. Feel free to go back and check out our tours of the Special Presentations and Galas, the... More »
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Toronto 2015 Preview: TIFF Docs & Contemporary World Cinema

Welcome back for another round of Twitch previews ahead of the Toronto International Film Fest 2015 preview series. So far we've talked Special Presentations and Galas and Midnighters and Vanguard. Now we turn our attention to the gigantic sections of... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Toronto 2015 Preview: Midnight Madness & Vanguard

Welcome back to our Toronto International Film Fest 2015 preview series. Yesterday you got a taste of what's coming in the Special Presentations and Galas. Today it's a trip through the amazing Midnight Madness and Vanguard titles that have made... More »
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Toronto 2015 Preview: Galas & Special Presentations

It's time once again for the lead-up to the 11-day celebration of non-stop, high-quality cinema that is the Toronto International Film Fest! Twitch will have our normal array of reviewers spread out across the city bringing you the what's what... More »
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Toronto 2015: Poster Debut For Discovery Title BLACK

Love across rival gangs is a story as old as time. It's also the subject of Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah's Black, premiering in Discovery at TIFF next week. We've got the first look at the stylish poster for... More »
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Hey LA Genre Hounds! Check Out Beyond Fest 2015's Full Slate

With a stat like "the highest attended genre film festival in the US," Beyond Fest has every right to call itself LA's biggest Genre Festival. Well the good folks at all the wonderful organizations that put on Beyond Fest (that... More »
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First Ridiculously Visceral Trailer For THE WITCH

A24 was wise to snap up one of the most creepy and badass movies of the year when they bought Robert Eggers's The Witch at Sundance. Today they've released an incredibly visceral trailer for the film well ahead of its... More »
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Review: 6 YEARS Succeeds Wildly In Exploring A Precarious Relationship

Young love can be so damn difficult. This is the fertile soil tilled in Hannah Fidell's 6 Years, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut feature A Teacher. As in that film, Fidell employs a distinctly naturalistic filmmaking style to... More »
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