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.

Review: CANOPY, An Interesting Experiment, But Less Than It Could Have Been

It was back in the early 2000's, shortly after the release of O Brother, Where Art Thou, that word began to circulate that the Coen Brothers intended to shoot a film adaptation of James Dickey's novel To The White Sea.... More »
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PATEMA INVERTED: Watch An Exclusive Clip And Check Out An Alternate Poster For The SciFi Anime

Starting its US theatrical run August 29th at New York City's IFC Center before rolling out to additional markets, scifi anime Patema Inverted is the latest from writer-director Yoshiura Yasuhiro (Time Of Eve) and confirms his reputation as one of... More »
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RUROUNI KENSHIN: THE LEGEND ENDS. Watch The Stellar New Trailer For The Epic Finale.

The live action adaptations of hugely popular manga and anime series Rurouni Kenshin have been positively tearing up the Japanese box office charts and it's not hard at all to see why. Ohtomo Keishi's first installment - released in 2012... More »
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Watch The Gorgeous Trailer For Gothic Puppet Horror THE MILL AT CALDER'S END

Don't call Kevin McTurk an animator. Because he's not. No, he doesn't work with live actors and, yes, his characters are crafted and manipulated by hand, but that's where the similarity to stop motion animation ends. McTurk is not an... More »
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Explore The WETLANDS With The Exclusive NSFW Clip

David Wnendt's adaptation of Charlotte Roche's cult novel Wetlands caused quite the stir at the Sundance film festival and not just for the reasons you might assume. It's a given, really, that any movie about a teen girl obsessed with her... More »
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Watch An Exclusive Clip From Kim Ki-duk's MOEBIUS

Acclaimed and controversial Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk returns to American shores with RAM Releasing launching its limited theatrical run for Kim's Moebius at Chicago's Facets Cinema today and we've got an exclusive clip to share.Consumed with hatred against her husband... More »
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Shudder With This Exclusive Clip From Venice And Toronto Selection GOODNIGHT MOMMY (ICH SEH ICH SEH)

Do you have an issue with insects? If so it may be wise for you to steer clear of the exclusive clip we are about to share from the Ulrich Siedl produced Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh). Directed by... More »
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Film4 FrightFest 2014 Is Under Way! Watch The Day One Video Diary!

UK genre fans are off to the races with the 2014 edition of the Film4 FrightFest under way and, once again, erstwhile video bloggers Chris And Phil are there chronicling the event with daily video diaries. Day One's subject? Most... More »
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Exclusive Stills From Nick Cave Documentary 20 000 DAYS ON EARTH

A strange and beautiful beast of a film, I had the chance to catch Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard's 20 000 Days On Earth while attending the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa last month. The one non-African viewing I... More »
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Win A Prize Pack From Pierce Brosnan Starring Spy Thriller THE NOVEMBER MAN

You just can't keep a good spy down and Pierce Brosnan is back in the international espionage game with the upcoming thriller The November Man. Code named 'The November Man'; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly... More »
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Watch An Exclusive Red Band Clip From Techno Thriller CAM2CAM

You never really know who may be on the other side of that email address or social media account and you certainly never know what they really want from you. That simple premise forms the basis of indie thriller CAM2CAM... More »
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First Look At Paul Rudd In ANT-MAN

Production began just yesterday on the Peyton Reed directed Ant-Man and what's this today? Why, yes, it's the first shot of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. We've got the image for you below and remember you can click to enlarge.SAN... More »
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Irie Yu's HIBI ROCK Trailer Will Set Your Hair On Fire

One of the brightest lights of the young generation of Japanese directors, Irie Yu burst on to the international scene five years ago with the release of his 2009 super low budget indie 8000 Miles. A scrappy and energetic chronicle... More »
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Gripping First Trailer For Acclaimed UK Action Film '71

Whatever else you may say about the Berlin International Film Festival it is not an event particularly known for embracing genre oriented film. Sensitive dramas, yes. Arthouse experimentation, absolutely. And yet it was a heart pounding action thriller that emerged... More »
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Overweight Jockey Turns To Crime In Norwegian Comedy CHASING BERLUSCONI

Norwegian director Ole Endresen knows what he likes. And what he likes are drily absurd comedies of fringe players in fringe sports driven to extremes as they are pushed ever farther to the fringes of polite society. Endresen had a... More »
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Cornetto No More, But Pegg And Wright Brewing Up A New Script

How do you bounce back after walking away from your shot at a superhero franchise you'd spent years and years developing? If you're Edgar Wright you get busy. Very, very busy. Wright's got a handful of projects bubbling at the... More »
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Watch The Opening Scene From Gritty UK Cop Thriller HYENA

You like your cop thrillers boiled harder than hard? Then if advance word is to be believed, Gerard Johnson's Hyena is one for you. Boasting a stellar cast of quality character actors - Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire, This Is England),... More »
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Sex, Obsession And Violence In The Trailer For Fabrice du Welz's ALLELUIA

Belgian director Fabrice du Welz (Calvaire, Vinyan) won rave in Cannes with his latest descent into the darker folds of the human psyche and with the North American premiere of his Alleluia around the corner at the Toronto International Film... More »
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The Creator Of Indie Scifi Hit INK Returns With THE FRAME

Denver based writer-director Jamin Winans created quite the stir with his 2009 indie scifi effort Ink. Winans' debut film had ambitions worlds beyond its budget and talent to match, winning love around the world thanks to its impressive visual style... More »
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Review: THE TRIP TO ITALY, Very Funny, Yet Overly Familiar

Michael Winterbottom's The Trip was an enormously pleasant surprise. The 2010 UK TV series -- also cut into feature form for the international market -- was built on what appeared to be the flimsiest of premises, featuring British comics Rob... More »
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