Dark Czech Comedy KRASNO Taps Into A Coen Vibe

Though recent Czech comedies have generally been of the very light and crowd pleasing variety it appears that writer / director / star Ondrej Sokol has a little something else up his sleeve with Krasno, a dark comedy steeped in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Concept Art And Plot Details For VANISHING WAVES Duo's Upcoming EMERGENCE

It was back on Friday that we first brought word of Vanishing Waves directing duo Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper's upcoming science fiction film Emergence, with word that it had received development funding from their local film institute in Lithuania.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Seasonal Ruminations: Melbourne Cinematheque And The Significant Magnificent Luis Bunuel

The original enfant terrible, Luis Buñuel, together with Salvador Dalí and poet Federico García Lorca formed the nucleus of the Spanish-Surrealist avant-garde, hoping to shock and insult the intellectual bourgeoisie.Melbourne Cinematheque is a sublime curated mix of auteur and period... More »
  

Gritty Second Teaser For Icelandic Thriller CITY STATE 2

Icelandic director Olaf De Fleur returns to the scene of the crime with City State 2, the sequel to the surprise Icelandic hit which is currently slated to be remade in the US by James Mangold. The first was a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: HARDKOR DISKO Hides Shallow Critique Behind Luscious Visuals

"Be intense or be nothing", says one of the characters in Marcin Skonieczny's dazzling yet ultimately flavorless debut feature Hardkor Disko. Generalizations aside, it's merely a statement that aspires to characterize the youngest generation and its relation to the overpowering... More »
  

Small Country, Good Films. HOFF, The Genre Festival In Estonia, Announces Lineup

On the 24th of April, this year, the only genre film festival in the Baltic countries, Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HOFF) will start, opening with Adam Wingard's You're Next. Now, when the small festival has revealed it's line-up,... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: DER SAMURAI Giveth (Head) and It Taketh (Head) Away

Der Samurai is the type of film I live for: well made and weird. I count myself lucky if I come across a film like this once every festival or so (unless that festival happens to be Fantastic Fest, in... More »
  

VANISHING WAVES Duo Receives Development Funding For Upcoming EMERGENCE

What, exactly, is Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper's Emergence? Nobody is saying just yet but given the impact that the Lithuanian duo made with their previous effort, Vanishing Waves, expect something exceptional. All we have been able to garner thus... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MPI And Spectrevision Team To Bring Swedish Indie SciFi LFO To US Audiences

For the past couple years at Fantastic Fest I have taken to getting international directors drunk and making them review their own films. One such director to succumb to my boozie entreaties at the 2013 edition of the festival was... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: KILLING LOVE Kills Off Comic Potential Way Too Quickly

Polish mainstream comedy has been in a state of stagnation for quite some time now. The many recent attempts at reviving its former glory, unfortunately, almost always ended in -- more or less comical -- disaster. It seems that the country's... More »
  

Imagine 2014 Review: DEADLY VIRTUES: LOVE. HONOUR. OBEY Is Lean, Mean, And Surprising

(An alternative title could be "Home Invasion: Rope. Torture. Show.") One of the titles world premiering at the Imagine film Festival Amsterdam this year is Ate de Jong's Deadly Virtues: Love. Honour. Obey., his first film since the costly flop... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Cannes 2014: Competition Titles Announced, Including THE ROVER And MAPS TO THE STARS

In Paris this morning, festival President Gilles Jacob and Director Thierry Fremaux announced the full lineup for next month's Cannes Film Festival. The festival, considered by many to be (if not the most) important and prestigious in the world, will... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Imagine 2014 Review: THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA Is A Cute And Clever Hybrid

(When Charles Manson met the Carpet-Bag-Monster...) Is it a drama? Is it a comedy? Is it a documentary? It's... The Creep Behind the Camera! One of the World Premieres at this year's Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam, The Creep Behind the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

TIFF Kids Talk Film: RUSTY KNIGHT, An Animated Recycling Comedy

Willem and Miranda are back with another short video review from the TIFF Kids film festival. This time it is the German animated 'recycling' comedy Rusty Knight. While it may be a tad simpler and more obvious than your Pixars or... More »
  

Crowdfund This! HP Lovecraft Adaptation THE DREAMLANDS!

Heads up, fans of HP Lovecraft! The team responsible for previous Lovecraft adaptation Die Farbe are back at it, this time tackling Lovecraft's Dream Cycle with The Dreamlands, and they're looking for your help.Roland, a troubled young orphan, is led... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Let The Blood Flow: ANTIDOTE And The Re-Emergence Of Turkish Action Cinema

Earlier this week Twitch shared the trailer for upcoming Turkish hitman thriller Panzehir (Antidote) and we've since had the chance to speak with writer-director Alper Çağlar about his latest effort and Turkish action cinema in general.What is the genesis for... More »
  

TIFF Kids Talk Film: THE HOUSE OF MAGIC Review

Twitch's tiniest film reviewers will be doing tiny reviews for the TIFFKids film festival currently happening at Toronto's Lightbox Cinema.  Willem (Age 11) and Miranda (Age 9) kick off these video micro-reviews with the French/Belgian animated 3D CGI film The... More »
  

Complete Udine Far East Film Festival Lineup Announced

A great favorite here at Twitch HQ thanks to their always stellar programming, beautiful cinema and amazing hospitality - I've attended once and have kicked myself (hard) every year since when other obligations have prevented my return - the Udine... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Time Fest 2014: Awards and Festival Reflections

First Time Fest, a film festival that celebrates and supports first time filmmakers, wrapped up its second edition on April 7 with a closing night awards ceremony held at 42West nightclub. During the festival, besides Josephine Decker's psychological horror film... More »
  

Return To Department Q With A Gorgeous Teaser For Mikkel Nørgaard's THE ABSENT ONE

Director Mikkel Nørgaard laid waste to the Danish box office - breaking a handful of records - with The Keeper Of Lost Causes, the first big screen adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q crime novels. And so anticipation has been... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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