Zach Gayne
Toronto

Twitch's Top 10 Movies Of 2014

And that's the end of that chapter. 2014 is running on fumes and all eyes are already looking to awards season and the behemoths of next year that threaten to decimate the box office. The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star... More »
  

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK at Jason Reitman's Live Read

George Lucas' refusal to let sleeping dogs lie has confused the essence of Star Wars since the film's 20th anniversary in 1997, when Lucas re-released the trilogy with his first installment of effects revisionism. Now, one can't even watch... More »
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Interview: Robert Downey Sr. On Truth, Soul, And Cinefamily

Like most young artists in the early 60s, Robert Downey Sr.'s mind was blown wide open by the French New Wave and its freewheelin' reinvention of cinema. There were certainly great artists bending the medium in the half century leading up... More »
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Interview: Lloyd Kaufman, Decades Deep Into The American Film Market

The name Lloyd Kaufman and his widely beloved cult production house, Troma, stirs many wonderfully sordid images - toxic avengers, killer condoms, singing cannibals, and on. The man himself is one of the great unsung heroes of independent cinema. Like Roger... More »
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American Film Market Pre-Sale Round-up

Another year at The American Film Market has come and gone, setting the stage for a healthy batch of films to be released in the upcoming months. The majority of films circulating the market are completed titles, looking for a... More »
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AFI Fest 2014 Review: 10,000 KM And The Space Between

10,000 KM is a film that knows exactly what it means to be in a long distance relationship. Having lived through one himself, director Carlos Marques-Marcet ingeniously communicates the experience through a minimalism that tugs at the heartstrings far... More »
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Neil Berkeley Interview: Everybody Hurts in HARMONTOWN

Harmontown is far more than your run of the mill tour documentary. Whether or not you're a fan of Community, the show that finally made a name for writer Dan Harmon after years of pitching pilots and struggling to break... More »
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Interview: Alex Ross Perry & Jason Schwartzman Talk LISTEN UP PHILIP And The Paradox Of Success

Alex Ross Perry makes no attempt to mask that the Philip of his new film Listen Up Philip, played to perfection by Jason Schwartzman, at least partly takes his inspiration from the daunted body of work of author, Philip Roth.... More »
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New York 2014 Review: THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT Tells A Fiery Tale Of Words

Where to start reviewing a film like The 50 Year Argument? It's a question of approach that surely plagued Martin Scorsese when founding editor Robert B. Silvers first pitched him to tackle the subject of The New York Review of... More »
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New York 2014: ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA And The Importance of Preservation

Post-production wiz, Walter Murch, in his book, In The Blink of An Eye, devotes a chapter to what he refers to as a film's DNA. He essentially says that a film can only be what it was meant to be,... More »
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Toronto 2014: Twitch Wraps It Up With All Our Reviews And Top Films

The Toronto Film Fest is all said and done for 2014 and again the Twitch team pumped out the reviews. You can find all our reviews here for your perusal and check out our top picks and misses in the... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: WHILE WE'RE YOUNG Is Too Proud Of Being Old

It pains me to give a Noah Baumbach film anything less than a glowing review, especially considering there is so much that works about his new film, While We're Young. The premise is his most appealing to date, which, at a glance,... More »
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Fan Expo 2014: Sheryl Lee And The Grady Twins Talk TWIN PEAKS, THE SHINING, And Being Dead Girls

The brief scenes in which Danny Torrence encounters The Grady Sisters haunting the halls of the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, are not only considered some of the scariest moments in that film, but some of the most... More »
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Toronto 2014 Preview: Discovery, Masters, & More

The Toronto International Film Fest 2014 kicks off today! We've got one final preview for you taking a tour through the programs we have yet to cover. If you've been paying attention, we've already discussed Galas & Special Presentations, Midnight... More »
  

FanExpo 2014 Interview: TWIN PEAKS' Ray Wise On Playing Leland Palmer

The annual Fan Expo returns to Toronto this weekend to offer cultists a rare glimpse of larger than life figures from favorite movies, TV shows, comic books and other emblems of pulp fiction. To many cult aficionados, in the... More »
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BOYHOOD Interview: Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane on 12 Years of Filmmaking

The morning after Boyhood had its Austin premiere at SXSW, I found myself with about 10 other journalists, all eagerly awaiting the arrival of writer/director Richard Linklater and star/former-boy Ellar Coltrane for a roundtable discussion of their respective life's... More »
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Get A Taste Of The Summer Movie Season With Our Video Mashup

For those of us not blessed with living in a year-round summer climate, I think we can all agree that this last winter has been a merciless horror show of sub-zero doom. But though there seemed to be no end... More »
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Interview: Alejandro Jodorowsky Talks Life, Art, And THE DANCE OF REALITY

I cannot think of an artist with more integrity than Alejandro Jodorowsky, the man who made cinematic history by inadvertently creating the midnight movie via El Topo. It's an otherworldly film that came out of nowhere for American audiences, many of... More »
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Review: CHEF Cooks Up Profound Retrospect

I've been waiting 15 years to give Jon Favreau the glowing review he's earned in spades with his return-to-roots film Chef. He has no doubt had a very interesting career since his initial indie splash Swingers back in 1996, but... More »
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Interview: James Moll Talks FARMLAND

I think it's safe to say that the average person doesn't spend an exorbitant amount of time considering the source of their food supply. Speaking personally, I can't even say my own knowledge of the farming industry extends beyond my... More »
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