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.

Sundance 2016: Wrap It Up

Sundance is all wrapped up and we've links to all of our reviews and features below plus some wrap up style questions. Check it out below. As many of you know, the Sundance 2016 experience will be remembered by the... More »
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Sundance 2016: New Frontier VR Round-Up

There is no doubt that we are right on the doorstep of the era of Virtual Reality. But VR has been a mainstay of the Sundance Film Festival for a number of years now. In particular, the New Frontier section... More »
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Sundance 2016 Review: GLEASON Is An Emotional Triumph

Clay Tweel has been involved in some of the most entertaining documentaries in recent years including his producing role in The King of Kong, right up through his directing turn on both Print the Legend and last year's brilliantly witty... More »
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Sundance 2016 Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, An Adventure Worth Taking

Taika Waititi can do no wrong. From his wonderful short films to his features, and through his work on the hilarious TV show Flight of the Conchords, all of his efforts have been pitch perfect. Yet because of his last... More »
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Sundance 2016 Review: THE GREASY STRANGLER, Absolutely Disgusting, Yet Strangely Funny

The weird and disgusting genre has always had a home in the midnight film lineup. Enter Jim Hosking and his go at taking over the throne as weirdest and most disgusting midnighter with The Greasy Strangler. Well, good work, Mr.... More »
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Sundance 2016 Preview: Premieres, Spotlight & More

Get thee to Park City! The Sundance Film Festival kicks off tonight. So far we've previewed the US Narrative, World Narrative, and NEXT competitions, taken a tour of the US Docu, World Docu and Docu Premieres, and checked in on... More »
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Sundance 2016 Preview: Every Film Playing At Midnight

You asked for it, now you get it. It's Sundance Film Festival time again and we're here to take you through each and every film playing in the Midnight section. Don't forget to check out our earlier preview of the... More »
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Sundance 2016 Preview: A Documentary Tour

It's time once again for the Sundance Film Festival which starts Thursday in Park City. Yesterday we brought you a look at the the US Narrative, World Narrative, and NEXT competitions. Today we turn to the documentaries on offer at... More »
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Sundance 2016 Preview: Narrative Competitions On Tap

You hear that sound? It's the quickly accelerating buzz of the indie film world as it descends on the little ski village of Park City for the annual mecca of film sales and shwag that is the Sundance Film Festival.... More »
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TwitchFilm's Top 10 Movies Of 2015

Here at TwitchFilm, we are pleased to feature contributions from dozens of people located all over the world, writing about the movies that intrigue, confound, anger, and delight them. While that makes us a distinctive site, it also makes it... More »
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Sundance Announces 2016 Slate For Competitions & Next

It's a big day on the indie film calendar when the full list of films in the competitions sections for the Sundance Film Fest hits the net. We won't waste too much time now parsing this but a few of... More »
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Review: LEGEND, The Full Package, Including Two Killer Roles For Tom Hardy

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 the most bankable and most well respected actors working today. So what could be... More »
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AFI Fest 2015: Top Prizes To LAND AND SHORE, MUSTANG, JAMES WHITE, MA, And LANDFILL HARMONIC

The 2015 edition of AFI Fest wraps up tonight with the gala premiere of The Big Short. But before things get swept up at Hollywood & Highland, the festival has announced its Jury and Audience Awards for this year's fest.... More »
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AFI Fest 2015: VR Tech Showcase Takes Place This Weekend

There's no doubt that "Virtual Reality" and "Immersive Storytelling" are buzzworthy terms in media these days. With consumer-ready VR setups just around the corner and first-person narratives (like Hardcore) already arriving, it feels like we are right on the precipice... More »
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AFI Fest 2015 Preview: Twitch Picks 10 Top Films

AFI Fest is descending on Hollywood once again and thankfully, Audi is back on board to make all of the screenings FREE (if you can scoop up tix). The fest starts Thursday 11/5 and runs through 11/12. But what to... More »
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New York Korean Film Fest Gets Its Own Cool Trailer

As you may have seen from our lineup announcement a little while back, the New York Korean Film Fest is coming to town November 6 and they've put together a killer program. Now they've got their own awesome trailer culled... More »
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Twitch Readers! Go See ROOM For Free

One of the knockout hits on this Fall's festival circuit has been Lenny Abrahamson's Brie Larson-starring Room. With a seemingly bleak premise, the film succeeds wildly at capturing an incredible perspective and doing it in an emotional and uplifting way.... More »
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Poster Debut For Apocalyptic Love Story EMBERS

We are excited to get a look at the feature debut from by Claire Carré Embers which made its world premiere at the Oldenburg Film Fest last month and gets its North American bow tomorrow at the Chicago International Film... More »
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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 »
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