Fresh Scares In Second Trailer For Vietnam's CHUNG CU

With its release edging closer a second full trailer has been released for Vietnamese horror tale Chung Cu. This new effort is clearly intended to be a more story oriented effort, which means a good deal more dialogue in the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Riveting New Trailer For '71, Yann Demange's Troubles-Era Thriller

Yann Demange's breakout film '71 will participate in Spotlight Section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It will open in cinemas in the U.S. on February 27th. Yahoo debuted an exclusive trailer for the thriller set during the time of... More »
  

Review: CHILDREN, A Lyrical Look At Patrimonial Relationships And Moral Crises

After Juraj Lehotský´s recent Miracle, Jaro Vojtek, another Slovak documentarian, has turned to fiction territory, debuting with the gently titled film Children. Vojtek is no stranger to the domestic audience. He rose to prominence with the documentary Here We Are... More »
  

Meeting The Criterion: Criterion Christmas #5 RIFIFI

It's a Criterion Christmas! I'll be using Meeting The Criterion as a convenient way of reminding you of many of the Criterion Collection's great releases from the past year. Whether your Criterion Collection is organized by spine number, title or... More »
  

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Tops Online Film Critics Awards

Wes Anderson's rip-roaring love letter to Lubitsch and Hitchcock, The Grand Budapest Hotel, topped this year's Online Film Critics Society Awards, which counts a number of Twitch contributors amongst its global membership. The film won awards for Best Picture, Best... More »
  

Hobbitty Twitches: Our Favorite Film Dragons

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now in cinemas all over half the world, an will soon arrive in the other half as well. And for those who saw the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Filmmaker Justin McConnell Aims To Help You Survive The CLAPBOARD JUNGLE In New Doc

My friend Justin McConnell makes movies. He does a bevy of other things in the film industry - acquisitions, editing, post-production, festival programming, and what have you - but he really likes making movies. But because he is an independent... More »
  

Colossal Titan Revealed In Poster For Live Action ATTACK ON TITAN

Last month, Toho introduced the cast for Higuchi Shinji's two-part live-action film Attack On Titan via a set of character posters, but the biggest question remains from the fans - how will the giants look?  Well, our first glimpse of the... More »
By Al Young   
  

Mark Dacascos To Join Casper Van Dien In RELENTLESS

Crying Freeman star Mark Dacascos is in talks to join John Milton Branton's new Asian-based action thriller, Relentless, which stars Starship Troopers' Casper Van Dien as a former US Army Ranger caught in a deadly war between Russian mobsters and... More »
  

PARTNERS IN CRIME: Watch The Trailer For Dark Teen Thriller

Taiwanese helmer Chang Jung-Chi puts a distinct spin on the teen thriller with the upcoming Partners In Crime, a coming of age tale about high school friends bonded by the shared experience of a horrible crime.On the way to school,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: Superstar Rajini's LINGAA, For Super Fans Only

At this point in his career, Rajnikanth is more than simply a performer, he is an icon. The highest paid actor in South Asia, Rajini films draw fanatical crowds not only in Tamil Nadu, but around the world. So much... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

The Many Faces Of Sir Ian McKellen (+Prize!)

I'll be stepping in for my colleague Ard Vijn this week, in an effort to get a fix for my Hobbit habit. Brace for bombastics!Smaug was believed to be the last great fire-drake of the North. If others remain they... More »
  

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Check Out The Teaser For Hosoda's Latest Already

Yesterday, anime director Hosoda Mamoru announced that he is working on a new film, and later that evening he already released a teaser for it. And though it only shows a few snippets here and there, it sure looks like... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Blu-ray Review: KILL LA KILL Kicks Ass And Has A UK Boxset

(For those with a sailor-suit fetish and/or a certain sense of humor, Christmas sure has arrived early...) Confession time: when the first trailer and images of the anime series Kill La Kill appeared on the Internet last year, I thought... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

R100: If You Think This Poster Is Risque, Check Out The Trailer

Hands up: Who wants to see the movie that made Twitch founder Todd Brown eat his own shirt in Austin back in September of 2013? Of course. We all do. But alI the Japanese dominatrices dolled up in all sorts... More »
  

[REC] 4: APOCALYPSE: Choose The Green Or Red Band U.S. Trailer

How do you like your horror franchise trailers? Safe and sound? Or bloody and gory? Because we have them both ways tonight. You can choose which way you want to watch the new trailer for the U.S. release of [REC] 4:... More »
  

Director Mipo O. Speaks On Academy Awards Submission THE LIGHT SHINES ONLY THERE

With an April release here in Japan, director Mipo O's The Light Shines Only There had been and gone from cinema screens when a Best Director Award from the Montreal World Film Festival kick started a new wave of recognition. Now... More »
  

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Next From SUMMER WARS Director Hosoda Mamoru

We are big fans of Hosoda Mamoru's previous films The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and Wolf Children. At a news conference in Japan today the director announced his next feature, The Boy and the Beast (Bakemono no... More »
  

Mórbido Mérida 2014 Review: JIRON, How A Movie By A Major Filmmaker Disappeared

Full disclosure: I was completely ignorant of Mexican filmmaker Carlos Enrique Taboada before watching this movie. Thus, Jirón (Shred), a new documentary by Christian Cueva, proved to be educational, fascinating, and compelling, not only because it explores the disappearance of... More »
  

Tokyo FILMeX 2014 - Tsukamoto Shinya Talks FIRES ON THE PLAIN

Director Tsukamoto Shinya garnered a cult following in 1989 following the release of his cyberpunk classic, Tetsuo the Iron Man. The filmmaker has subsequently released two sequels to his breakthrough hit while expressing considerable talent in a range of... More »
  
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