Review: LAND HO!, An Immensely Charming Trip To Iceland

The wonderfully freewheeling, peripatetic road movie Land Ho!, spanning the vast, rich Icelandic landscape, marks the first collaboration between two talented independent filmmakers: Martha Stephens (Passenger Pigeons, Pilgrim Song) and Aaron Katz (Dance Party USA, Quiet City, Cold Weather). Together,... More »
  

Mark Your Calendars, Canada! Screening Dates For DOC OF THE DEAD

Hey Canada! Mark your calendars because Alexandre O. Philippe's zombie documentary Doc of the Dead is hitting Canadians cinemas starting tomorrow night right here in Toronto. The doc will then shamble across this great nation of ours for walks (not... More »
  

Watch: Tom Berenger Kidnaps Girls In AMBER ALERT: TERROR ON THE HIGHWAY

Oh Tom. What have you done? Mr. Berenger is in a wee bit of trouble in Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway. He just wanted a car and what he got was a whole mess of trouble and two teenage... More »
  

London Indian 2014 Review: AS SEEN BY THE REST Presents An Intricate Puzzle Box For Movie Buffs

A thrilling mystery in several parts, As Seen By the Rest (Ulidavaru Kandante) is a bold leap forward for the cinema of Karnataka, India. The film is both completely comfortable in its own skin and with its identity as popular... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

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 »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Review: BOYHOOD, An Extraordinary Chronicle Of Growing Up

Shot over the course of 12 years with the same core cast, Richard Linklater's latest film Boyhood is a rare cinematic feat for reasons that go beyond its already unorthodox production. Call it "This American Boy's Life", Linklater's chronicle of... More »
  

Check The First Poster Art And Still From Matt O'Mahoney's BLOODY KNUCKLES

Soon to have its world premiere at Montreal's Fantasia Festival, the first poster art and still have arrived from Matt O'Mahoney's edgy comedy Bloody Knuckles and we've got your first look below.VANCOUVER, BC ­ July 8 2014 ­ BLOODY KNUCKLES,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Are You Ready For The Apocalyptic Sounds Of NIGHTSATAN AND THE LOOPS OF DOOM?

Something strange this way comes and it comes to us via Finnish laser-metal (their term) band Nightsatan and director CHRZU, who has made this real life trio the stars of their own utterly bizarre post-apocalyptic short film.In the year 2034... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DVD Review: HUNTING THE LEGEND, Where Even The Scares Are Nowhere To Be Found

The found footage Bigfoot flick Hunting The Legend is being released on DVD today, July 8th. In 2008, a deer hunter was taken by something in the Alabama woods. Only his rifle, blood and a 16" footprint were left behind... Five... More »
  

Robots Revolt In High Octane Proof Of Concept For BOT WARS

While the premise for JV Kade's young adult scifi novel Bot Wars is nothing particularly original - the premise of robotic helpers gaining consciousness and rebelling for more rights lifts liberally from I, Robot and The Terminator making several other... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Now Streaming: DIPSO, Casually Miserable In Working America

As always here at Twitch, it's one of our goals to keep cinephiles, and casual viewers alike, abreast of where the river known as cinema flows, and more than ever, we are finding that its toward the world of streaming... More »
  

Giveaway: Win A LE WEEK-END Blu-ray!

UPDATED 7/11: The giveaway has concluded, and the winner has been notified. Thanks to all who entered. As an antidote to blockbuster season in Hollywood, we have a Blu-ray copy of Le Week-End to give to one reader who is "in... More »
  

Anurag Kashyap's Epic GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Finally Gets North American Distribution By Cinelicious

Hell has apparently frozen over because Anurag Kashyap's epic crime story, Gangs of Wasseypur, finally has North American distribution. Gangs of Wasseypur, a five and a half hour cinematic experience that is gripping like few films I've ever seen, debuted in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Mathis Landwehr Is A HARD BOILED COP

Regular readers of Twitch should be well familiar with Mathis Landwehr at this point, the German actor and screen fighter having popped up in these pages a number of times over the years. And he crosses our path once again... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Blu-ray Review: The POSSESSION Release By Mondo Vision Owns All Others

(It's a psychological art-house drama, but with rather more gore, explosions and tentacle-sex than is usual in this genre...) Ever since Criterion coined the term "Special Edition" for some of their laserdiscs, over two decades ago, the concept has... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Kevin Smith Planning TUSK Spin Off YOGA HOSERS

It would appear that Kevin Smith and Steven Soderbergh are locked into a duel to the death to see which of them can direct the most stuff after announcing a retirement from directing. Not, of course, that we're complaining about... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BLUE RUIN And THE GREEN INFERNO Secure Distribution In Mexico. Watch Both Trailers Now!

Good news for Mexico based fans of revenge and cannibal films! After being part of the Riviera Maya Film Festival back in March, Jeremy Saulnier's revenge thriller Blue Ruin is coming to Mexican cinemas, under the title Cenizas del Pasado (Ashes... More »
  

Giveaway: Win A DON PEYOTE DVD And Poster Signed By Dan Folger

Dan Folger's comedy Don Peyote will be coming out on DVD next Tuesday, July 8. We have two DVDs and two posters, signed by Folger, to give away before then. So before you head out for your own epic journey... More »
  

Giveaway: Win A DVD Of Horror Flick HUNTING THE LEGEND

With the influx of found footage Bigfoot themed movies coming around (Bobcat Goldthwait's recent Willow Creek and Eduardo Sanchez's upcoming Exists) there is also the opportunity for new directors to make a name for themselves by staking a claim. Justin Steeley... More »
  

Review: LIFE ITSELF, Thumbs Up For Roger Ebert Doc

If you do what I do -- cherish film and have the chutzpah to tell other people what you think about them -- then you're almost certainly indebted to Roger Ebert. I've documented at length the effect that he had... More »
  
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