Todd Brown
Founder and Editor; Toronto, Canada

Todd founded Twitch in September of 2004 under the assumption that nobody in particular would care. Some people did, so he kept going. Todd is also Director of International Programming at Fantastic Fest, a partner at XYZ Films and father to a remarkably geeky child.

Full PARASYTE Trailer Plays Like MEN IN BLACK With Added Decapitations

I suppose it would have been foolish for anyone familiar with Yamazaki Takashi's previous work to have hoped that the helmer of the Always series, a director who has consistently gunned for the broadest possible audience, would have taken a... More »
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Darkly Elegant Trailer For Venice And Toronto Selected Gangster Drama BLACK SOULS (ANIME NERE)

Italian director Francesco Munzi pulled off the difficult feat of being selected at both the Venice and Toronto film festivals - one of only a handful to do so this year - with his latest offering Black Souls (Anime Nere)... More »
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Head To Soviet Russia With The Online Premiere Of Impressive Aussie Short Film FACTORY293

You could say that writer-director Roderick MacKay, producer Justin McArdle and their talented team set themselves an unlikely goal - if not an impossible one - with their latest short film FACTORY293. How so? Well, they were attempting the very... More »
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Watch The Exclusive Teaser For Raucous Australian Zombie Film WYRMWOOD

Though the Roache-Turner Brothers' Wyrmwood won't mark the first time that the undead have sauntered through Fantastic Fest we're willing to bet that this rowdy Australian effort will leave quite a mark when it arrives. Hugely stylish while adding a... More »
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Toronto 2014 Review: '71 Is A Remarkably Assured, Emotionally Powerful Debut

Yann Demange is very clearly a filmmaker who knows what sort of stories he wants to tell and how he wants to tell them. The sort who clearly knows his own skill set, how to best put it to use,... More »
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Toronto 2014 Review: SONG OF THE SEA Is A Timeless Delight For All Ages

Irish animator Tomm Moore made - to put it mildly - a very large impression with his 2009 feature debut The Secret Of Kells, a gorgeous piece of work with rich storytelling high in adventure and genuine emotion that earned... More »
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Watch An Exclusive Clip From The Ford Brothers' THE DEAD 2

They unleashed hordes of the undead on continental Africa with The Dead and now brother act Jon and Howard Ford are doing the same in India with the sequel to their indie hit, The Dead 2. A ship docks fresh... More »
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Busan 2014 Preview: Window on Asian Cinema Provides Powerhouse Line-up

The 19th Busan International Film Festival hits South Korea early next month, and it brings with it a sharper focus and a dynamic program that still remains faithful to the diverse offerings from niche Asian regions.The gallery below lists the... More »
  

Watch A Clip From Joe Dante's Rom-Zom-Com BURYING THE EX

What's this? A clip from a new Joe Dante horror comedy? Well, yes please, though it should be said that I'm somewhat of two minds on Burying The Ex. On the one hand, it's new Joe Dante and any new... More »
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Striking New International Trailer For Farsi Language Vampire Picture A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT

Things have been fairly quiet where Ana Lily Amirpour's Farsi language vampire picture A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is concerned since its premiere in Sundance but with international releases for the picture gearing up we should see that... More »
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Toronto 2014 Review: Miike's OVER YOUR DEAD BODY Fuses Both Sides Of The Maverick Director Into A Stunning Whole

Through his early years Japanese cult auteur Miike Takashi built himself a very well earned reputation as a sort of patron saint of the id, the feverish imaginings of his subconscious spilling out in wild and unpredictable gusts of blood,... More »
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From The Schoolyard To The Science Lab. Check Out The First Image From THE DIRTIES' Creators OPERATION AVALANCHE

It was back in 2013 that writer-director-star Matt Johnson and a team of super talented collaborators sent shock waves through the indie film scene with The Dirties. A largely improvised feature shot on an absolute shoestring of a budget The... More »
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Kim Ki-duk Talks MOEBIUS

Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk's Moebius hit limited release and VOD platforms across the US on Friday and in connection with the release we had the chance to ask the director a small handful of questions. Curious why there's no dialogue... More »
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Dream Trip Turns Bad In Vietnamese Horror THE LOST TOUR

Sure, there are a lot of reasons to suggest that we're beyond the point of viewer fatigue with found footage horror at this point, that people are just plain tired of the format. There's certainly a vocal segment of the... More »
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Watch The Trailer For Dark Crime Thriller WASTE LAND

Belgian director Pieter Van Hees is a slippery one. He made his feature debut with The Left Bank, a dark supernaturally charged thriller before moving on to clever action-comedy Dirty Mind. The tonal shift between the films was dramatic -... More »
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Exclusive Trailer Premiere For Toronto Selection MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW

Soon to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Shonali Bose's Margarita, With A Straw promises to offer a little something different than we normally see from Indian film - even within the blossoming indie scene. A realistic, female focused... More »
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Park Chan-wook's Next Will Be Korean Adaptation Of English Novel FINGERSMITH

After making a foray into English language features with Stoker, Oldboy director Park Chan-wook is headed back to Korea for his next feature though he's bringing a little bit of England with him.Producers have confirmed that Park's next film will... More »
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BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW Soundtrack Hits Vinyl. Buy It. Play It. Turn It Up.

As those who know me will tell you, when not busy being a movie geek I spend rather a lot of time being a music geek. And from time to time these two interests intersect, which makes Todd a happy... More »
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Delectably Dark And Drily Hilarious Trailer For Roy Andersson's A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE

Confession time: I have never seen a film by Roy Andersson. And clearly this needs to change because if his work is anything at all like the drily hysterical trailer for his Venice and Toronto selection A Pigeon Sat On... More »
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Watch The Trailer For Edgy South African Thriller IMPUNITY

We've been saying for quite some time now to keep an eye on South Africa, where there seems to be no end to interesting young talent bubbling beneath the surface, and Jyoti Mistry's Impunity provides another case in point.Sharing a... More »
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