Meeting The Criterion: TIME BANDITS On Blu-ray

Time Bandits (1981) is often called Terry Gilliam's most accessible film, which has always seemed like a back-handed compliment to me. Is there a more neutral term than accessible? Gilliam's work is characterized by anything but neutrality. It's a narrative resume... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Faster, AMERICAN SNIPER! Kill! Kill!

Warning: Spoilers for American Sniper below. If Twitter is anything to go by, the liberal side of the population is never even going to attempt to understand why American Sniper cleared a gargantuan $107M over the Martin Luther King weekend,... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Tatiana Maslany And Rooney Mara Testing For STAR WARS Standalone

Although the first Star Wars standalone film may have lost its first writer it is still chugging along and looking for its female lead. Ophan Black star Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara, star of David Fincher's version of The Girl With... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Amazon 2015 Pilot Season: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Stands Out

Fresh off winning two Golden Globes for the comedy/drama (aka "dramedy") Transparent, Amazon's annual pilot season is in full bloom, with 13 new pilot episodes debuting in the past few days. Of those, six are aimed at children, so I... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

The Many Faces Of Nicole Kidman

This week, UK-based children's icon Paddington gets his film released in the US. Our Jim Tudor saw it and was, to his own surprise, rather charmed by it. And the "comically unrelenting villain" (Jim's words) of the piece is played... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

SUICIDE SQUAD Just Got Less Purdy. Tom Hardy Drops Out. (UPDATED. Sort of)

Huh. Well this is a shame. THR's Heat Vision blog is reporting that British actor, future Mad Max, and off-and-on nemesis to the Peaky Blinders, Tom Hardy, has left the adaptation of The Suicide Squad scheduled to begin shooting here... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Oscars 2015: BIRDMAN And THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Top Nominees With Nine Each

Award season will reach its peak when the Academy Awards will be handed out on February 22nd. The nominees were announced today and there will be much cause for celebration and heartbreak as favorites and snubs abounded this year, as... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Opening: AMERICAN SNIPER Takes Fire

Director Clint Eastwood aims for stoic, heroic grandeur in American Sniper, an adaptation of a bestselling book about Chris Kyle, subtitled "The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History." Eastwood's film, however, misses the target entirely for... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Good Enough For The Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are the silliest and most trivial of the trivial Hollywood accolades, a fact widely known among film fans and hopelessly lost to the masses beyond, the same masses who awarded Taken 3 a heaping $40M this past... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

DiCaprio And De Niro Clash In Trailer For Scorsese's THE AUDITION

Martin Scorsese finally unites his favourite leading men - Robert De Niro (collaborator on 8 films) and Leonardo DiCaprio (collaborator on 5 films) - in his upcoming short film The Audition. It should be pointed out that this is no... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: BLACKHAT, Michael Mann's Moronic Cyber Scavenger Hunt

Humanity's fascination with the microchip started long before they became everyday necessities for the first world population. You see, we humans have always taken strides for some semblance of consistency and structure through networks and grids. Design and architecture in the... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Fox Wins The Rights To Remake ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

Another one for the 'Is nothing sacred?!?' file in your life. After a competitive bidding session Twentieth Century Fox has emerged with the heads of its vanquished foes and the rights to remake John Carpenter's 1981 film and a cult... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

GONE GIRL Trio To Reunite For STRANGERS ON A TRAIN Remake

THR broke the news earlier today that Gone Girl director David Fincher, screenwriter Gillian Flynn and actor Ben Affleck are getting back together to remake Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 film Strangers on a Train. Hitchcock's film was an adaptation of the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

COMMUNITY Season 6 Starts March 17 On Yahoo

Yahoo announced today during their Television Critics Association press session that the sixth season of the much-beloved, already-cancelled and obviously resurrected Community would begin streaming on Yahoo Screen March 17. They will start with two episodes and from there on... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Woody Allen Heads To Amazon

Woody Allen is heading back to TV. Or, er, well kinda. A near lifetime after getting his start as a writer on The Tonight Show and Candid Camera, the Annie Hall director is set to write and direct an entire... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Giveaway: MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN - Win 1 Of 3 Blu-rays; Grand Prize Gets The Original Book

Jason Reitman's latest foray into social commentary, Men, Women & Children is available today on Blu-ray and DVD, and we have three Blu-rays -- and one book -- to give away. When the film debuted at the Toronto International Film... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Pretty Packaging: The SIN CITY ULTIMATE KILLER EDITION May Corrupt Your Soul

(Crime and grime get a nice package...) It's hard to think of titles which would fit the idea of disc pimping more than Sin City and Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For. Frank Miller's fun and exaggerated graphic... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON: Watch The New Trailer!

I will assume that a lot of people are taking a love it or leave it attitude after seeing last week's Ant-Man trailer. But if there is one film or show in Marvel's lineup this year that everyone is betting... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

The Best Masters Of Cinema Blu-ray Releases Of 2014

We are huge fans of the Masters of Cinema series here at TwitchFilm, and their commitment to bringing masterpieces of world cinema to modern audiences in sparkling new editions. At one time viewed as simply "Criterion for the UK", MoC... More »
By James Marsh   
  

All Singing, All Dancing, BLACK DYNAMITE: WIZARD OF WATTS Trailer!

It had to happen: The animated Black Dynamite has gone and made a musical. It's like The Wiz, but blacker. And ruder. And more violent. Thus, better.Black Dynamite attempts to take a one day vacation from protecting The Community, and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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