Rotterdam 2014: It's Awards Time!

This weekend saw the end of the 2014 edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and we can make a tally of all the awards. First and foremost among these are the Hivos Tiger Awards, given to directors only for... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Watch Israeli Comic Book Adaptation STREETS OF RAGE

Though I'd never heard of Asaf Hanuka and Etgar Keretor, nor their comic Streets Of Rage prior to a couple of hours ago, I certainly have more than an inkling to look them up now thanks to the short film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BIG BAD WOLVES U.S. Trailer Proves Maniacs Are Afraid Of Maniacs

Big Bad Wolves, Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's follow up to their break-out Rabies, has been a festival darling since its Tribeca premiere last spring, equally delighting and grossing out audiences in its transgressive take on the serial killer subgenre,... More »
  

TADFF 2013 Short Film, Short Review: MY FATHER IS A BIRD

Out of Jerusalem comes this 13-minute examination of life and death and puberty. Young Benny is quickly discovering boners and what to do with them in his private moments. This would all be pretty normal, if not for his father... More »
  

Opening In Australia: THE GATEKEEPERS, A Terrifying Bird's-Eye View Of Conflict

Opening in select theatres in Australia on Thursday, 5 September, The Gatekeepers is a truly powerful film. Covering the never-ending war on terror and occupation from the early 60s until now, the film is half history lesson and half meta-spy retrospective.... More »
  

Dark Bridges 2013: MANIAC, EEGA and SIGHTSEERS Part Of Final Wave Of Films!

The Dark Bridges Film Festival out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (in Canada) has announced the second half of this year's feature film program. The mandate of the festival is to bring favorites from the festival circuit to the small Prairie city... More »
  

Murnau, Lang, Mizoguchi And Hawks In Masters Of Cinema Oct-Nov Line-Up

Eureka Entertainment unveiled the October and November new releases on its consistently impressive Masters of Cinema label earlier today, and it proves to be yet another stunning line-up of classic movies from the four corners of our fair planet. October sees... More »
  

BIG BAD WOLVES, THE BATTERY, DOOMSDAYS And More Join Dark Bridges Lineup!

Good news if you happen to find yourself in Saskatoon between September 26th and 29th! The Dark Bridges Film Festival has (kind of) formally announced the first wave of titles in this year's lineup. Joining the previously announced Resolution and Bushido... More »
  

Watch The Teaser For Dan Sachar's Sci-Fi Short LAST OF YOU

Long time readers may recall that we're big fans of Israeli filmmaker Dan Sachar here at Twitch. Way back in 2009 Todd got wind of Sachar's poignant, Tarkovsky-esque short When It Will Be Silent: six minutes that showed a lot... More »
  

Israeli Thriller BIG BAD WOLVES Nets A Whopping 11 Ophir Nominations

The Israeli film awards look poised to take a turn into some very dark territory. The nominations for the Ophir awards - the local equivalent to the Oscars - have been announced and Big Bad Wolves - the sophomore feature... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Kedar's FAMILY Wins Top Prize At Jerusalem Lab

Filmmaker Veronica Kedar was awarded $50,000 (USD) this weekend at the Jerusalem International Film Lab. Kedar, known for Joe + Belle, received the award for her new feature project, Family. Moshe Danon of Inosan Productions, producer of Academy Award nominee... More »
By Uri Aviv   
  

Theatrical Poster For Israeli Thriller BIG BAD WOLVES Takes A Bow

With the Israeli release of Aharan Keshales and Navot Papushado's Big Bad Wolves rapidly approaching Twitch is proud to premiere the official theatrical poster for the sophomore effort from the creators of cult hit Rabies. A series of brutal murders... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FrightFest To Screen CANNON FODDER the First Israeli Zombie Film

Israel takes one bloodthirsty step further into genre filmmaking, with the FrightFest announcement that the festival will feature not only one Israeli film, but two.The first one is the much talked about thriller Big Bad Wolves by Aharon Keshales and... More »
  

Watch The English Subtitled Trailer For Israeli Thriller BIG BAD WOLVES

Israeli directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado created quite the international stir with their debut film Rabies a couple years back, the genre world embracing the first ever Israeli slasher wholeheartedly. And so when the duo returned with dark thriller... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Patrick Stewart Returns To The Big Screen In The Trailer For HUNTING ELEPHANTS

You might have noticed that it's been a very long while since we've seen Patrick Stewart's presence on the big screen. It's been several years in fact, during which his voice did most of the acting, from video games and... More »
  

Cannes 2013: Quinzaine Organizers Denounce Iranian Filmmaker

A bit of controversy over at the Directors' Fortnight sidebar (or Quinzaine des r√©alisateurs) yesterday when Iranian director Alireza Khatami made some pretty scathing remarks for the stage about the Taiwanese film Taipei Factory. As filmbiz.asia reports: Khatami said that... More »
  

More Letters! More Death! Iglesia, Sono, Natali And More Anchor THE ABCs OF DEATH 2!

Are you ready for a second lesson in mortality? Because word is out today that horror anthology The ABCs Of Death is getting a sequel and the initial lineup includes some big names from all around the world with a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Australia! Win The Original Homeland With PRISONERS OF WAR Series One!

Thanks to Madman Entertainment, Twitch has 5 copies of series one of the Israeli drama that inspired Showtime's mega hit Homeland.Prisoners of War begins with the return of three soldiers who had been in captivity for 17 years. Two of... More »
  

Exclusive Video: Sally El Hosaini Talks About Her Film MY BROTHER THE DEVIL

Sally El Hosaini's Sundance 2012 feature My Brother the Devil has been playing in New York and will expand to Los Angeles this weekend via Paladin. The powerful film tells the story of two brothers of Egyptian decent, navigating... More »
  

First Shots From RABIES Duo's BIG BAD WOLVES

It was just yesterday that Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's sophomore feature Big Bad Wolves - the follow up to acclaimed Israeli horror Rabies - was announced as a world premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. And today we... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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