Watch The Red Band NIGHTCRAWLER Trailer

Much loved in these parts, a new red band trailer has arrived for Jake Gyllenhaal star vehicle Nightcrawler. Due for release October 31st, here's how the Toronto International Film Festival pitched the directorial debut from writer Dan Gilroy.When dusk falls... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This: ACTRESS, One Woman's Performance Off Screen... On Screen

Robert Greene is one of those filmmakers who may seem to the casual viewer to dabble in different parts of the making of a film. To others he's one of those cinematic polyglot types. The editor of Alex Ross Perry's... More »
  

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 »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Opening: WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD, Recurring Dreams And Shaky Memories

Gregg Araki's latest offering, White Bird In A Blizzard, is set during the time period when Araki first began making films (1988-1991). Because of this, the sets and costumes are rendered with a loving nostalgia that never feels overly novel.... More »
  

Watch This Exclusive Clip From US Indie DESERT CATHEDRAL

Making its international debut at Poland's American Film Fest, Travis Gutiérrez Senger's debut thriller Desert Cathedral has all the signs of a rather interesting American indie. We've got an exclusive clip from the film for you to check out below... More »
  

5 Reasons To Attend This Weekend's Film Independent Forum In LA

If you're like me, you often look at the list of filmmaker panels at film festivals and bemoan the fact that you just have to miss what might be a great conversation in order to go catch a movie. But... More »
  

Opening: (Tour de) FORCE MAJEURE

There is a certain kind of Scandinavian black humor that when done well, is just about the funniest comedy around. This was on prime display in Morten Tyldum's Headhunters from a few years back. That film took a crime thriller... More »
  

Review: JOHN WICK, Make Him Mad, Suffer The Consequences

When you're an elite assassin, you don't need to clean up the bloody scenes of carnage you create. Thus, hit man John Wick (Keanu Reeves), retired for four years, can draw upon his ample financial resources to hire an ultra-discreet... More »
  

Check Out The Lineup And Trailers For NYC's 11th South Asian International Film Festival

I've had the privilege of covering New York City's South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) since 2010, shortly after I came on board at Twitch. Each of those five years has brought at least a couple of films that have made... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

AFI Fest Announces Full 2014 Lineup

If you're an Angelino like myself then chances are you covet early November as that time to catch up on all the buzz-worthy film festival faves that come roaring into town courtesy of AFI Fest. This year, of course, is... More »
  

Witness THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOMMY CHAOS AND STACEY DANGER

We do love ourselves a good genre mash up here at Twitch and Michael Lukk Litwak's The Life And Death Of Tommy Chaos And Stacey Danger certainly qualifies. Created as a film school thesis project with over a hundred students... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Have A Taste Of Haitian Martial Art Tire Machet With The Teaser For PAPA MACHETE

There are a small number of martial arts born out of slavery around the world. Brazil's capoeira - taught and transmitted for generations as a dance to avoid notice by the slave masters - is the most famous of these... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

STARRY EYES: New Poster And Stills Revealed

The team behind Starry Eyes, the forthcoming, throwback horror film, has released new poster art and stills. Helmed by directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch and produced by genre rockstar Travis Stevens (American Muscle, Jodorowsky's Dune, Cheap Thrills), Starry Eyes is a cautionary tale... More »
  

Patrick Stewart Joins Jeremy Saulnier's THE GREEN ROOM As White Supremacist

So, how do you follow up on of the more acclaimed indies of recent years? Very stealthily, apparently, and with a fantastic cast.Blue Ruin writer-director Jeremy Saulnier is already well into principal photography on follow up The Green Room and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: WOLVES Takes A Bite Out Of Pretty YA Fare

Cayden Richards had it all. He was the quarterback of his high school football team. He had a smoking hot girlfriend on his arm. Yep. Senior year was looking pretty good. But there was trouble stirring. Cayden kept having nightmares. On... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: HELLMOUTH Is One Man's Existential Crisis

Ubiquitous character actor Stephen McHattie is always a pleasure to see up on the big screen. From supporting roles in Hollywood films like The Fountain, Watchmen and A History of Violence, to central performances in indie Canadian productions like the... More »
  

Review: ETERNITY: THE MOVIE, Where Humor And Love Will Last Forever

In 1985 Todd Lucas moves to L.A. from Omaha. He meets B.J. Fairchild at his new job at BJ Maxx's, where you can buy contemporary fashions at affordable prices. He also meets Gina Marie, the girl next door, or, at... More »
  

Watch An Exclusive Clip From Revenge Thriller JULIA

Matthew A Brown's psycho-sexual revenge thriller Julia is poised to have its US premiere October 21st as part of Screamfest LA and we've got an exclusive clip to introduce you to The Human Centipede star Ashley C Williams as the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: LISTEN UP PHILIP Seeks Sympathy For The Asshole

A few years back Alex Ross Perry caught the eye of many watchers in the American independent scene with his second feature, the delightfully awful (or is that awfully delightful?) The Color Wheel. A sibling road tripper with the penchant... More »
  

First Shots From Mark Dacascos Starring Action Film ULTIMATE JUSTICE

It was back at the end of September that we brought word Crying Freeman star Mark Dacascos was returning to martial arts action with Ultimate Justice and with the film now deep into production we have a first look at... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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