Zach Gayne
Toronto

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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SXSW 2014 Leftovers: Top 5 Anecdotes & Asides From Linklater, Rodriguez, And More

Like an avalanche of awesomeness, the 2014 edition of SXSW has washed over its attendees, leaving cinephiles to sift through the rubble and pick up the pieces of our lives. One of the inherent detriments of a film festival as... More »
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12 Takeaways From SXSW 2014 - Plus All Twitch's Reviews & Features

Another SXSW has come and gone and the Twitch crew is just starting to recover from the exhaustion. We've got links to all our review, interviews, and features, plus some personal takeaways below. All the fun and great films seem... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Interview: THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE Director Tobe Hooper Talks His Legacy of Unspeakable Horror

Patton Oswalt once said, in a rant lashing out against generic non-descript movie titles like Something's Gotta Give or Feelin' Kinda Sorta, that the all time greatest movie title is three words long: Texas Chainsaw Massacre. [Actual original title: The... More »
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SXSW 2014 Review: SPACE STATION 76 Is A Retro Future Worthy Of Its Buzz

When I first heard the very far-out premise of Space Station 76, which the film's press release describes as "a comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970's-version of... More »
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SXSW 2014 Interview: OPEN WINDOWS' Director Nacho Vigalondo and Stars Sasha Grey & Elijah Wood Talk Privacy Invasion

Nacho Vigalondo, the man who brought us the mind-fucktastic Timecrimes (07), is back with the mystery thriller Open Windows, a film that twists, turns, and shocks, setting countless narrative precedents along the way (here is Peter's review). One flagrant innovation is... More »
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SXSW 2014 Interview: Talking to CREEP's Mark Duplass And Patrick Brice

In introducing the following interview with actor/writer Mark Duplass and actor/director Patrick Brice about their new film, Creep, it would probably be advantageous to offer readers some context in the way of plot.  But it would best serve the audience... More »
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SXSW 2014 Review: AMONG THE LIVING, A Horrifying Case of Boys Will Be Boys

For many horror fans it feels like a lot of the most exciting contributions to the genre these days are coming from France.  This is, at least in part, thanks to Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury's 2007 shocker Inside, a... More »
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