Watch This Short Now: DAYBREAK, A Stunning, Violent Look At Pre-Teen Life

That moment before puberty... it's as if you were falling down a bottomless pit, only you know you're, someday soon, going to hit the bottom. It's out of time, out of mind, of the body, a foreign body. Your body...... More »
  

MICGénero 2014 Presents The Lukas Moodysson Retrospective In 35mm

During its ongoing third edition, the International Film Festival with Gender Perspective (MICGénero) is presenting a fantastic retrospective dedicated to Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson, who might be best known in Mexico for directing last year's marvelous punk rock/coming of age... More »
  

A Homecoming Turns Violent In Gritty UK Thriller PLEASURE ISLAND

You can never go home again, not really. That's the basic premise of Mike Doxford's UK thriller Pleasure Island, the reality being that either home has changed enough, you have changed enough, or both have in your absence that it's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: CANTINFLAS, A Romanticized Biopic

Actor Óscar Jaenada might be Spanish but he was the perfect choice to play the role of Mario Moreno, also known as "Cantinflas," one of Mexico's most beloved and legendary comedians. In Sebastián del Amo's Cantinflas, Jaenada delivers a performance... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Toronto 2014: IMITATION GAME, LOOK OF SILENCE And More

Another Toronto International Film Festival wraps up, and we look at some of the award winning films, such as The Imitation Game and Felix & Meira, and talk about the remarkable documentary The Look Of SilenceVideo embedded below... More »
  

Adam Wingard And Simon Barrett Will Remake Kim Jee-woon's I SAW THE DEVIL

Sure. The news about this came out yesterday, via The Wrap but if there is one readership that would have informed, if not passionate, opinions about this, it would have to be the Twitch readers. Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, the... More »
  

Latin Beat: Chile's Valdivia Film Festival, Peru's SECRETO MATUSITA Trailer, Mexico's Nordic Cinema Program, Brazil's ISOLADOS Trailer

Welcome to a new edition of our column on Latin American cinema! Why is Chile's Valdivia Film Festival considered to be "the best in South America"? What makes Secreto Matusita such an intriguing found-footage thriller, especially for those in Peru? What connection... More »
  

AI WEIWEI THE FAKE CASE: Out Now On VOD

Danish director Andreas Johnsen's documentary Ai Weiwei The Fake Case follows the acclaimed Chinese artist from his release after an 81-day internment, through his house arrest, and his fight against trumped up tax fraud charges by the Chinese Government. The... More »
  

L'Etrange 2014: THE VOICES Speaks To Voters At Festival's End

One of the great fantastic film festivals came to a close last night. Paris' l'Etrange Festival closed out its 20th edition by honoring Marjane Satrapi's The Voices with not one, but two big prizes. The Franco-Persian director, best known for the... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Giveaway: Win This Vinyl Edition Of The TAKE ME TO THE RIVER OST

See that purdy vinyl record spinning above? That my friends could be yours. It is the soundtrack from the Memphis music documentary Take Me To The River and we have one LP to give away. Because this item is one of... More »
  

Mayhem 2014: Full Lineup Reveals Chainsaws In Texas, Haunted Houses And Vampires

Oh, what a week of Mayhem lies ahead for the folks in Nottingham, England! The Mayhem Film Festival, or Mayhem X to celebrate its 10-year anniversary, runs from October 30 through November 2. We have already reported that members from Astron-6... More »
  

The First Teaser For Shankar's I Will Be The Most Spectacular 64 Seconds Of Your Day

This is even more amazing than I could have imagined.On Friday we brought you the first few glimpses of Shankar's I through a couple of posters and a motion poster, today we get the real thing. At an event in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Full PARASYTE Trailer Plays Like MEN IN BLACK With Added Decapitations

I suppose it would have been foolish for anyone familiar with Yamazaki Takashi's previous work to have hoped that the helmer of the Always series, a director who has consistently gunned for the broadest possible audience, would have taken a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Masters Of Cinema's New THE THIEF OF BAGDAD Blu-ray Looks Fit For A Sultan

We make no secret of our love for Eureka Entertainment's boutique label The Masters of Cinema Series here at Twitch, and when it comes to Blu-ray releases of some of the greatest works of silent cinema ever made, they leave... More »
  

Darkly Elegant Trailer For Venice And Toronto Selected Gangster Drama BLACK SOULS (ANIME NERE)

Italian director Francesco Munzi pulled off the difficult feat of being selected at both the Venice and Toronto film festivals - one of only a handful to do so this year - with his latest offering Black Souls (Anime Nere)... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Head To Soviet Russia With The Online Premiere Of Impressive Aussie Short Film FACTORY293

You could say that writer-director Roderick MacKay, producer Justin McArdle and their talented team set themselves an unlikely goal - if not an impossible one - with their latest short film FACTORY293. How so? Well, they were attempting the very... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This: The Short Film PRINCE ALI Will Embrace Cultural Perspective

The dramatic short film Prince Ali would mark quite the departure of style from what we would expect of director Kevin Hamedani and screenplay writer Max Borenstein. Hamedani wrote and directed the horror flick Zombies of Mass Destruction. Borenstein wrote Godzilla.... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: THE DEVIL IS A PART-TIMER Delivers Funny Anime-Fast-Food

(If you thought curly fries were the most twisted thing in fast food, think again...) This week, the hit anime The Devil is a Part-Timer will be released in Australia and New Zealand, courtesy of local distributor Siren Visual. Known... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Crowdfund This: THE ONE & THE MANY Documents A Prison Theater Troupe In Italy

While rehabilitation programs in prisons is nothing new it is the more creative ones that catch your eye. The rehabilitation program at the maximum security prison Volterra in Italy is one program that caught the eye of filmmaker Inaya Yusuf.... More »
  

Hey Toronto! Win Tickets To COHERENCE - But Only If You Dare!

Do you live in Toronto, Canada, and have a burning desire to see a mind-bending thriller entitled Coherence that you may or may not be wildly enthusiastic about? Of course you do! I must admit, I was positive about the... More »
  
 
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