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XLrator Media Picks Up Isaac Ezban's THE SIMILARS For U.S.

Isaac Ezban's love letter to sci-fi films and television shows influenced by the post-war and cold-war eras, The Similars, has been picked up by XLrator Media for U.S. distribution. On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: PALI ROAD, An Intriguing Thriller That Doesn't Quite Go The Distance

Pali Road, the romantic mystery thriller directed by Jonathan Lim, derives its title from an actual road on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, where the film is set. This road is said to be haunted, with many mysterious and unexplainable... More »
  

Review: SACRIFICE Treads Familiar Ground

Bodies of mutilated women, children in peril, distraught mothers and mysterious sects are ripe fodder for horror films, and are tropes that writer and directors return to frequently. As such, with this ground being tred frequently, it's hard to come... More »
  

BLACK MOUNTAIN SIDE: Available Now In Its Native Canada, Watch The New Trailer

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment are releasing Nick Szostakiwskyj's Canadian horror flick Black Mountain Side this week. We have a new trailer and the release cover art to share with you. "Canada's remote wilderness becomes a chilly catalyst for... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

CASH ONLY: Your First Look At The Trailer For The Indie Crime Thriller

Malik Bader’s gritty indie crime thriller Cash Only is hitting cinemas and VOD in the U.S. on May 13th through FilmBuff. TwitchFilm has your first look at the trailer for the flick which you will find below.   Elvis Martini... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Now On Blu-ray: DEATH WALKS TWICE, RAGE OF HONOR, BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA From Arrow Video

Let's take a look at some of the latest April 2016 releases from Arrow Video USA!... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: THE DRIFTLESS AREA, A Metaphysical Marvel

We humans often like to think of ourselves as creatures of habit. It helps to compartmentalize our world, making order out of chaos. As someone who operates quite often from his head, habits are important. Writing movie reviews, attempting to... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Tribeca 2016 Review: KICKS, Announcing An Exciting New Talent

Kicks, a film about a hapless teenager who finds himself launched into the Bay Area's violent underbelly after being jumped for his new sneakers, bristles with immediacy, excitement and urgency. It's a remarkably assured, confident movie for a debut feature... More »
By Teresa Nieman   
  

RIP Music Icon Prince

2016 has not been good for music fans. Prince, one of the greatest songwriters and guitarists of our age, has died at the too-young of 57, it was announced by his publicist today. Details of his death are as yet... More »
  

LA Happenings: RAW Film Festival Gets Fresh With Shorts

From late night restaurants to bookstores and galleries hidden within parks, train stations and other public spaces, Pop-up culture seems to be both a remedy for and proponent of our digital age. It would only be a matter of time... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Interview: DAYLIGHT'S END Star Johnny Strong On Making Movies And Living Life

One of my favorite films of 2010 was William Kaufman's Sinners & Saints, and even though it is only April, I already know that his new film Daylight’s End, an exciting thriller set in the post-apocalyptic world, will be on my... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Trailer for NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT Imagines An Estrogen Utopia

No Men Beyond This Point was the final film I saw at TIFF last year, and it was one of my favourites of the festival. A mockumentary that imagines a world where men are an endagered gender, it combined a... More »
  

Dallas 2016 Review: DAYLIGHT'S END, An Action-Packed Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

One of my favorite films of 2010 was William Kaufman's Sinners & Saints, a low-budget thriller with a great leading man (Johnny Strong) and brilliant action scenes. This year, Kaufman and Strong have teamed up for another movie called Daylight’s... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Tribeca 2016 Poster Exclusive: POOR BOY, Starring Lou Taylor Pucci And Michael Shannon

Ahead of its world premiere this Sunday, April 17, at the Tribeca Film Festival, TwitchFilm is proud to present the poster, as well as a clip to Robert Scott Wildes con-man thriller Poor Boy. Left without any family to speak... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Cumberbatch Awakens In First DOCTOR STRANGE Teaser

The first teaser trailer for Marvel's Doctor Strange has just dropped and there is plenty to get excited about. Emanating a strong Batman Begins vibe, the film shows Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) having his mind well and truly blown... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Sydney Pollack's THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

James Grady’s novel Six Days Of The Condor was published just a year before Sydney Pollack’s big-screen adaptation, and yet almost every aspect of the story was changed. It is difficult to imagine such a flagrant disregard for the source... More »
By James Marsh   
  

NYC Happenings: THE FINAL GIRLS Kill At Midnight!

Todd Strauss-Schulson's The Final Girls was a big hit outta SXSW 2015, where it quickly garnered praise as both a glowing love letter to and hardcore deconstruction of 80s slashers. The flick kept building momentum along the festival circuit throughout... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Cannes And Fantasia's Frontières Join Forces Again. For Good, Possibly Evil

Our friends at the Frontières Int'l Co-production Market have just come off of a successful Spring market in Brussels and the good news just keeps on coming. Variety reported this morning that the Co-production market that started at the Fantasia... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Samuel Fuller's FIXED BAYONETS!

Released in 1952, Fixed Bayonets! marked the first studio picture directed by Samuel Fuller, and his second in a row that would depict the still-in-progress Korean War. After the surprise success of the independently produced The Steel Helmet, Fuller met... More »
By James Marsh   
  

We Have The Key Art Premiere For Mike Mendez's Thriller THE LAST HEIST

TwitchFilm has the key art premiere for Mike Mendez's (Big Ass Spider and Tales of Halloween) upcoming thriller The Last Heist. XLrator Media is releasing the flick in U.S. cinemas and on VOD and iTunes on June 17th. A bank... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
 
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