Saskatoon Fantastic 2015: DEATHGASM And GREEN ROOM Added To Festival Lineup

The Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival is making room for two more films to its already solid lineup. This is not just my bias as a programmer for the festival. Theoretically my mom thinks this is a pretty darned cool lineup... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

CLOSE RANGE: Check Out The Key Art For The Latest Adkins/Florentine Collaboration

In independent action cinema there likely is not a combination as lethal as director Isaac Florentine and action star Scott Adkins. Their efforts on two Undisputed (Last Man Standing and Redemption) and the two Ninja (original recipe and Shadows of a Tear) films are... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: STATION TO STATION, In A Realm Of Its Own

It consists of countless bands, playing on and off a polychromatic train as it passes through innumerable cities. But Station To Station is no rockumentary. That it often features brilliant bands playing live on a train will perhaps evoke, for some, the choo... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait Talks CALL ME LUCKY And His Animated Friendships With Robin Williams And Barry Crimmins

"I wouldn't have made the movie if it wasn't for Robin's encouragement."-- Director Bobcat Goldthwait on Call Me Lucky.The first time I interviewed actor-turned-director Bobcat Goldthwait, it was for the weird and wonderful World's Greatest Dad, starring the late, irreplaceable Robin... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

First Ridiculously Visceral Trailer For THE WITCH

A24 was wise to snap up one of the most creepy and badass movies of the year when they bought Robert Eggers's The Witch at Sundance. Today they've released an incredibly visceral trailer for the film well ahead of its... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Giveaway: Win The Thriller THE SURFACE On DVD

eOne is releasing Gil Cates Jr's thriller The Surface on DVD, VOD and Digital HD on September 1st. Twitchfilm can get a copy of the DVD in your hands before that. When a plane crashes in the unpredictable waters of Lake... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: 6 YEARS Succeeds Wildly In Exploring A Precarious Relationship

Young love can be so damn difficult. This is the fertile soil tilled in Hannah Fidell's 6 Years, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut feature A Teacher. As in that film, Fidell employs a distinctly naturalistic filmmaking style to... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA: No Shortage Of Swordplay In This Exclusive Clip

Claudio Fah's Northmen: A Viking Saga was released by Anchor Bay on VOD last week. We have an exclusive clip to share with you from the film's final battle scene, perhaps tipping your scales in favor of watching it. It features features... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

BLOOD FEAST: Watch The Cast Videos From Upcoming Gore Remake

A reminder that the Blood Feast crowdfunding campaign is fully on its way. The contemporary remake of Herschel Gordon Lewis` 1963 horror flick is looking to fans of the original horror flick and fans of gore horror in general to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Exclusive ALTO Clip: A Lesbian Love Affair Comes Out, Plus: 7 Tips For Transitioning Filmmakers

We have two clips to share with you from Alto, which describes itself as "a NYC mafia flavored lesbian rom com."  That really says it all, doesn't it? If not, the official synopsis should do the trick: "Frankie (Diana DeGarmo, American Idol)... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive Clip: LOW AND BEHOLD, After Hurricane Katrina, What Then?

Where were you when Hurricane Katrina blew through? One of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States, Hurricane Katrina initially formed as a tropical storm on August 23, 2005, became a hurricane shortly after making landfall in Florida,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Kickstart This! THE HELPER - A Hong Kong Documentary

One side of Hong Kong that is almost never seen on film is the world of domestic helpers. In a city fuelled by the financial and business sectors, where parents work incredibly long hours every day, it is still commonplace... More »
By James Marsh   
  

OUIJA 2: OCULUS' Mike Flanagan Continues Franchise With Annalise Basso In The Lead

There are fans of Mike Flanagan's work (Absentia and Oculus) here at Twitch so we anticipate anything new from the director, even if it is a budding new franchise like Ouija. THR reported earlier today that Flanagan has found himself attached... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

The Many Faces Of Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck has been in the news a lot lately, and while his private shenanigans are none of my concern, film-wise the waves he's making seem to bode well for the future. Word from the set of the upcoming Superman... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: BIG SKY, A Modest, Quiet Survival Drama

Like many sophomore features, Jorge Michel Grau's Big Sky suffers a bit by comparison with what came before. That's especially so because Grau debuted with the immensely impressive Somos lo que hay (We Are What We Are), an atmospheric character... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: MISTRESS AMERICA, Easy, Breezy Comedy With A Point

After falling into a depressing, dour pit with 2010's Greenberg, director Noah Baumbach rebounded with the far more lighthearted and sprightly Frances Ha, which he co-wrote with Greta Gerwig. Their collaboration continued on a successful note with last year's While... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

VAMPIR: Watch The Atmospheric Teaser For Anya Beyersdorf's Latest

Acclaimed Australian writer-director Anya Beyersdorf (Gayby) returns to screens with her new short, Vampir, which we last heard of back in March when she was running a crowd funding campaign to source the final bit of their budget for the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BANG BANG BABY: High School, Rock And Roll, And Mutants In The Trailer For Canadian Oddity

Evil Dead star Jane Levy takes the lead opposite Justin Chatwin in Jeffrey St Jules' award winning Canadian oddity Bang Bang Baby. How odd? Picture an early 1960's sock hop musical featuring a lonely high school girl, a rock and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Portland 2015: Festival Announces Lineup And The SonuvaZombiefilmmaker!

The third annual Portland Film Festival happens from September 1st through 7th this year. With a program featuring 80 narrative and documentary feature films and 134 short films the festival announced their feature film competition programs, opening and closing screenings, music... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: ONE & TWO, Emotionally Rich And Surprisingly Mystical

Isolation can be a killer. For the children who are the heart and soul of One and Two, that's especially so, given that they have been raised in isolation, surrounded by a giant wall. Eva (Kiernan Shipka, Mad Men) and... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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