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   
  

Warsaw 2014 Review: DISCONCERTO, An Uninspired and Lengthy Sequel To A Charming Odd-Couple Comedy

Centering on the adventures of Japan's original odd couple, Omori Tatsushi's 2011 comedy-drama Tada's Do-It-All House proved to be a hit in its home country, winning the heart of Japanese audiences thanks to an imaginative story of Tada (Eita), the... More »
  

Review: CAMP X-RAY, Kristen Stewart Provides The Right Mix

I was busy processing the ending of Camp X-Ray, a film about a soldier relating to prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, when I saw the credit "Executive Produced by David Gordon Green." It's hard to say just what effect this great... More »
  

Man, Maiden, Monster. Watch Cameron Macgowan's Ghastly Love Story LIEBE Now

Ah, true love. There's just no telling where it will strike, a fact played to great comedic effect by director Cameron Macgowan in his short film Liebe. After a hugely successful festival run that saw the film screen at dozens... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Warsaw 2014 Review: THE COFFIN IN THE MOUNTAIN, An Entertaining And Cleverly Written Black Comedy

To make effective use of multi-perspective narrative is never an easy task, but first-time helmer Xin Yukun has found a perfectly workable way of implementing the risky technique within a story of a peaceful, rural Chinese village forcefully awakened from... More »
  

Watch This Exclusive Clip From MISFIRE

In advance of its release on DVD and VOD on October 21, we have an exclusive clip from R. Ellis Frazier's movie Misfire to share with you. A fearless D.E.A. agent waging a one man crusade against drug cartels on the... More »
  

Watch Conor Holt's Acclaimed Indie SciFi Short A BETTER LIFE

Fresh off a hugely successful festival run, Twitch is proud to present the online premiere of Conor Holt's indie scifi short A Better Life. Very much the sort of scifi driven by ideas and characters more than effects and flash... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Warsaw 2014 Review: GENTLE, A Polished And Splendidly Acted Adaptation Of Dostoyevsky's Touching Short Story

Le-Van Kiet's Gentle starts with an unexpectedly drastic scene, as if trying to wash away the tranquility so pleasantly accentuated by the film's opening credits and its intriguing title, inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1876 short story 'A Gentle Creature'.From the... More »
  

Warsaw 2014 Review: FANTASIA, A Beautifully-Lensed, But Overly Familiar Chinese Indie

In Wang Chao's Fantasia, one family's struggle to overcome a personal crisis, inevitably worsened by the father's progressive terminal illness, serves its purpose as a catalyst for the director to weave a tale of seemingly great social significance. Even though... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Indie Thriller BAD TURN WORSE (aka WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE)

A selection of the 2013 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival - back when it was known as We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - Zeke and Simon Hawkins' indie thriller Bad Turn Worse hits limited theatrical release,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: This ANIMAL Has Little Bite For So Many Teeth

Five friends go for a hike into the woods. For two of them, siblings Jeff and Alissa, it is one last visit to an area where their family used to go camping, before developers take over the land. Alissa's boyfriend Matt... More »
  

Exclusive Clip: THE HACKER WARS, Trapwire, Hacktivists, And You

What is "Trapwire," and why does it matter to U.S. residents? In an exclusive clip from The Hacker Wars, a documentary by Vivien Lesnik Weisman that opens in New York on Friday, October 17, we get a glimpse into the world... More »
  

Camera Japan 2014 Review: FORMA Demands Attention

(This review won't scratch the surface, and that is fully intentional...) At the start of Forma, you see one of its protagonists stick a pen in a cardboard box, making a small hole. She then puts the box on her... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Don't Answer The Door For Mike Chester's TRICK OR TREATERS

A major pet peeve of mine is the casting of actors in their late twenties or early thirties to play teenagers. Yes, it's been going on forever and I understand the mechanics of why it happens but it remains a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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