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 2015 Shorts Lineup Unveiled

The Sundance Film Fest announcements keep coming with today's release of the plentiful short films playing at the fest. Check out the full list here:U.S. NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS Actresses / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeremy Hersh) -- The film follows... More »
  

Sundance 2015 Premieres Programs Announced

Last week brought us the announcements of the Midnight, Spotlight, and New Frontiers programs as well as the Competition slates. This week kicks off with word on the Sundance Film Festival's 2015 Premieres, Documentary Premieres, and Special Events lineups. As... More »
  

Kevin Bacon + Uzi = 4 Stills For Sundance Midnighter COP CAR

Kevin Bacon is about to get violent when the new film from Jon Watts, Cop Car, makes its world premiere in Midnight at next month's Sundance Film Fest. It's a pretty damn simple premise: Two 10-year-old boys steal an abandoned... More »
  

Keanu Gets Weird In 6 New Stills From Sundance Midnighter KNOCK KNOCK

Here's what we know about Knock Knock, the upcoming Eli Roth-directed film that will premiere in the Midnight section at January's Sundance Film Fest. Two beautiful young girls walk into a married man's life and turn a wild fantasy into... More »
  

Sundance 2015 Announcements Continue With Midnight, Spotlight, New Frontiers

Yesterday we brought you the Competition Announcements from the Sundance Film Fest. Today we return with word on the Midnight, Spotlight, and New Frontiers sections. The Park City at Midnight section features such potential gems as the Kevin Bacon-starring Cop... More »
  

Sundance 2015 Competition Slates Announced

One of the most exciting days on the indie film calendar is here at last. The competition slates for next month's Sundance Film Festival have just been announced, and there are plenty of interesting developments to pour through. The main... More »
  

Watch: Men In Funny Clothes In IT'S A DISASTER Director Todd Berger's World Premiere Music Video For Maxie Dean's Tornado

Nope it's not Kansas. It ain't Oz either. Instead it's LA's trendy Echo Park neighborhood that plays home for this brand new music video for the band Maxie Dean's hit song Tornado. The world premiere of this stylized vid comes... More »
  

Team Twitch: On INTERSTELLAR

(All In Good Time, or: just how stellar was Interstellar?) By now Christopher Nolan's Interstellar has been orbiting most of the world in wide release for a week, and it sure has left its mark. It's raking in money, although... More »
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LA's No Budget Film Fest Announces Lineup

The No Budget Film Festival will kick off its 5th annual event on LA's east side November 21 and the good folks at cARTel have just announced this year's lineup. Aside from a packed program of short films (listed below),... More »
  

AFI Fest 2014 Preview: Twitch's 10 Top Picks

It's AFI Fest time in Los Angeles once again as Hollywood's free exhibition of the year's best cinema unspools tonight with the world premiere of J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year. While there are a few other world premiere sprinkled... More »
  

Watch Giggle-Filled Keynotes By Tim League And Jill Soloway At Film Independent Forum

This weekend saw the 10th edition of the Film Independent Forum at Los Angeles's Directors Guild of America. Like in past years, indie filmmakers filled the auditoriums to hear speeches and panels from indie heavyweight producer, directors, and industry insiders.... More »
  

Watch This Exclusive Clip From US Indie DESERT CATHEDRAL

Making its international debut at Poland's American Film Fest, Travis Gutiérrez Senger's debut thriller Desert Cathedral has all the signs of a rather interesting American indie. We've got an exclusive clip from the film for you to check out below... More »
  

5 Reasons To Attend This Weekend's Film Independent Forum In LA

If you're like me, you often look at the list of filmmaker panels at film festivals and bemoan the fact that you just have to miss what might be a great conversation in order to go catch a movie. But... More »
  

Opening: (Tour de) FORCE MAJEURE

There is a certain kind of Scandinavian black humor that when done well, is just about the funniest comedy around. This was on prime display in Morten Tyldum's Headhunters from a few years back. That film took a crime thriller... More »
  

Watch Debut Short CARMELO From THE BOOK OF LIFE Director Jorge Gutierrez

Hitting theaters from Fox this Friday, The Book of Life is one of the most anticipated films of the Fall. While this stylized animated adventure is produced by Guillermo del Toro, its director is a relative unknown. That man is... More »
  

Review: WHIPLASH Taps A Confident Beat

It's a pretty quick turnaround to go from Sundance 2013 award-winning short film to Sundance 2014 opening nighter. But for 28-year-old director Damien Chazelle, when opportunity knocks, there's no need to bide your time. It's no surprise that Jason Blum... More »
  

Review: FISHING WITHOUT NETS Expertly Expands the Somali Pirate Story

You'd be excused for a slight case of déjà vu when reading the description of Cutter Hodierne's feature debut Fishing Without Nets. Somali pirates have been a hot topic lately with both Danish film A Hijacking and Paul Greengrass's Tom... More »
  

Stanley Film Fest Sets 2015 Dates, Submissions Now Open

If you followed our coverage of Stanley Film Fest 2014, then you likely know this little film fest in the Rocky Mountains is quickly becoming a "must go" on the genre film festival calendar. Filled with the year's best horror,... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Wrap: Over 70 Movies Reviewed + Our Top Picks!

Holy Toledo is that headline correct? Yes Twitch has reviews published for over 70 of the films that played at Fantastic Fest 2014! (There were 76 non-repertory films screened at Fantastic Fest 2014). So why were we slacking? Well... More »
  

Opening: Jason Reitman's MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

Jason Reitman is having an identity crisis. As one of the most prolific voices in his generation of filmmakers, Reitman has been a model of consistency, pumping out smart and snarky dramedies every two years from Thank You For Smoking... More »
  
 
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