Tag "mama"

"Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions" at MoMA, An Essential Film Series Tracing 25 Years Of Chinese Documentary Practice

Currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art, the valuable and eye-opening film series "Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions" traces the progression of Chinese documentary practice from 1988 to the present, and how filmmakers have recorded the rapid changes China has... More »
  

Brussels 2013 Wrap: Blood, Guts, Singing Filmmakers

During the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, I saw vengeful ghosts, vampire threesomes, transvestite killers, monstrous gorillas, giant spiders and at least a dozen decapitations. Just as entertaining though, were the multiple directors that I saw singing a cappella to... More »
  

Twitchvision: Talking MAMA, THE LAST STAND And Oscar Preview

Twitch is proud to announce a new a new regular video series, Twitchvision! On a weekly basis I'll be pontificating on Canada's Nationally Broadcast CTV News Channel. The live broadcast is at 7:30pm EST on Sunday nights, and on Monday mornings... More »
  

Gorber's Epic Guillermo del Toro Interview, Part 5: On THE HOBBIT, PACIFIC RIM and HAUNTED MANSION

Scheduled to last a mere 15 minutes, the famously loquacious and erudite filmmaker spent 90 minutes at our roundtable discussion. In this, the final segment of our five-part series, we discuss The Hobbit, the "used-universe" aesthetic of Pacific Rim, and... More »
  

Gorber's Epic Guillermo del Toro Interview, Part 4: On "Foreign Films" and the Nature of the Remake

Scheduled to last a mere 15 minutes, the famously loquacious and erudite filmmaker spent 90 minutes at our roundtable discussion. In this, the fourth of our five part series, he talked about his role of language in shaping the reception... More »
  

Gorber's Epic Guillermo del Toro Interview, Part 3: On LUTHER, Casting MAMA, and Music in Film

Scheduled to last a mere 15 minutes, the famously loquacious and erudite filmmaker spent 90 minutes at our roundtable discussion. In this, the third part of our five part series, he talked about the British television show Luther, on the... More »
  

Gorber's Epic Guillermo del Toro Interview, Part 2: On Producing and Building a Canon of Work

Scheduled to last a mere 15 minutes, the famously loquacious and erudite filmmaker spent 90 minutes at our roundtable discussion. In this, the second part of our five part series, he talked about his role as a producer, and just... More »
  

Gorber's Epic Guillermo del Toro Interview, Part 1 of 5: Toronto, Hitchcock, Short Films and More

When I received notice that Guillermo del Toro would be back in town to talk about his latest project, Mama, I scoffed when it showed that we were to be granted 15 minutes for a roundtable. GDT is one of... More »
  

Guillermo del Toro and Jessica Chastain on the Making of MAMA

Mama, opening in the U.S. on January 18, is a supernatural horror film that deals with two little girls rescued from the woods following their parents' death. The sisters are placed in the care of their uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)... More »
  

Hey, DC And San Fran! Wanna See The Del Toro Produced MAMA Early, And For Free?

We here at Twitch ain't nothing but excited for Mama, the supernatural thriller starring newly-minted Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain and executive produced by that 'Pacific Rimming' ultrageek Guillermo del Toro. We wanna share that excitement with some of you, so... More »
  

There And Back Again: Twitch Survives The 14th Butt-Numb-A-Thon

For my second year in a row, I made my way down to Austin, Texas, home of the infamous celebration of Movie Geekery known as Butt-Numb-a-Thon. This was the fourteenth iteration of this mad festival, what amounts to an... More »
  
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