Mayhem Film Festival Returns, Before Hallowe'en?

The folks at the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, England, are busy planning for their annual festival this Fall. They have just announced their dates for this year's festival. In a change of routine the festival will run a couple... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

New Directors/New Films 2015: 10 Notable Selections From An Impressive Slate

As this year's edition of New Directors/New Films, co-programmed by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art, winds up (it closes tomorrow), the festival once again confirms its stellar reputation for introducing New Yorkers to... More »
  

SPECTRE: 007 Will Tangle With The Crime Syndicate In Teaser Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Spectre has arrived and it is very much a moody affair. It is limited in action but heavy in atmosphere. Just as the production has been mum on the plot details so is this trailer light... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

PILGRIMAGE: Next Film From LOVE ETERNAL Director Begins Shoot

Irish filmmaker Brendan Muldowney (Love Eternal) will begin production in April on Pilgrimage, an action film set in 13th Century Ireland. Filming will happen on the west coast of Ireland and in the Ardennes region of Belgium. The cast includes Jon... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Things Get Creepy In Norway's VILLMARK 2 Trailer

Norway's Pål Øie made huge waves with his 2003 horror effort Villmark (Dark Woods) but despite a significant box office success Øie has helmed only one feature since - 2009 effort Hidden - and now returns with a sequel to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fight The Communist Threat With New CAPITAO FALCAO Trailer

When traditional fascist values are under attack Portugal knows where to turn: Capitao Falcao will save them! Joao Leitao's tongue in cheek deconstruction of the Salazar years hits Portuguese screens April 23rd and has just released a new trailer for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: ERBARME DICH - MATTHÄUS PASSION STORIES Targets The Purpose Of Sadness

(Don't feel bad, feel worse! Then, listen to exquisite music...) A documentary about classical music does, on paper, not seem to be a crowd-pleaser. Yet Ramón Gieling's Erbarme Dich - Matthäus Passion Stories was one of the big surprises at... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

SUNDAYS: Warner Bros Gets Rights To Make Micha Rozema's Short Into A Feature

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has won the rights to turn Micha Rozema's short film Sundays into a feature film. Rozema shared his short film with the world on Monday and at least three major studios were reported to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: WHITE GOD, When Dogs Inherit The Earth

Doggedly heavy on allegory, Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó's White God (originally Fehér Isten) has a relatively simple premise: beware the comeuppance for those that treat badly those they believe to be inferior. At its heart, the film plays as if... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's THE LAST CIRCUS!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things wrap up this week with a March 28th screening of his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Now On Blu-Ray: Peter Cushing In CORRUPTION From Grindhouse Releasing

Christopher Lee. Vincent Price. Peter Cushing.These were the titans of horror films for a good thirty year stretch beginning in the late '50s with Hammer Horror's rise following the release of The Curse of Frankenstein. Price focused more on the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: Art Imitating Life Imitating Art Imitating...In THE KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ

Michel Houellebecq, the énfant terrible of French Literature, is regarded by many as the best European writer to emerge in decades. My first Houellebecq was Elementary Particles in the late 90s- the book was repulsive, depraved, nihilistic and shocking but... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Watch Gorgeous SciFi Short SUNDAYS Now!

We've been following the progress of Mischa Rozema's ultra ambitious scifi short Sundays for quite some time now here at Twitch. From the earliest days of the crowd funding support to send the crew to shoot on location in Mexico... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! Help Czech Director Tomáš Krejčí Finish The Most Expensive Film In Czech History

Czech director Tomáš Krejčí has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise 50k USD for the final VFX compositing along as well as grading, music recording, sound design and sound mix to his already shot and edited film. The Tower... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Monsters Go Unemployed In Short Film EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH. Watch It Now!

These are tough times: budgets keep getting cut and small companies are having a hard time keeping their head above water. But what about monsters? In Employee of the Month, Swiss director Olivier Beguin shows a gallery of various creatures... More »
  

Vilnius Film Fest 2015 Preview: A Look At The Best Of Central European And Balkan Cinema

The capital of Lithuania will soon open its gates to cineastes, with the Vilnius Film Festival "Kino Parsavaris", the largest cinematic event in Lithuania. Roaming the streets of the second biggest city of the Baltic states. The fest runs... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

ND/NF 2015 Review: MERCURIALES, A Daring Little Fairy Tale In The Concrete Jungle

The film starts with a young black man getting a tour on the first day of his job as security personnel in Les Mercuriales, the twin skyscrapers, which eerily resemble the World Trade Center, situated in an industrial neighborhood in... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Review: Eugène Green's LA SAPIENZA Reaches Beyond Knowledge and Beauty

La Sapienza is the latest from Eugène Green, an American born, French filmmaker known for his highly theatrical, Bressonian films. Highly esoteric, the film will undoubtedly turn off many viewers with its intentionally stilted acting where actors often address the... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Teaser For Award-Winning Short TUNING OSCAR: Love Never Dies?

Winner of the Best Short Award in the Official Selection at Sitges last year, Spanish short Tuning Oscar (or Oscar Desafinado) has been making the well-deserved rounds at film festivals around Europe over the past several months. A funny, poignant... More »
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's WITCHING AND BITCHING!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a March 21st screening of his Witching... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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