On the 27th of November 1940, Bruce Lee was born. Which means that today, he would have become 75 years old, had he not died from cerebral edema at the young age of 32. His extremely untimely death at the... More »
Writer-director-actor Kudo Kankuro is an enormous favorite here at Twitch, the prodigious talent delivering a seemingly non stop string of high end oddity throughout his career. As a writer he's delivered the screenplays for cult hits Go, Ping Pong, Zebraman... More »
The Editor, the absurdist giallo homage from Astron 6 - the Canadian troupe behind Manborg and Father's Day - hits DVD and Blu-ray in Australia today, courtesy of Monster Pictures. The releases look positively stacked, with a host of exclusive... More »
Rumors and wishes upon stars have been whirling around for a while now but today The Wrap and other trade outlets are reporting that Kevin Bacon is returning to the Tremors franchise. He will indeed reprise his role as Valentine... More »
When the six-second looping video app Vine came on the digital scene a few years ago, most of us went bananas for the thing. At least for a minute or two. While I never gained any creative ground with it... More »
I recently attended the fourth annual Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival, and was privileged to see many strange, art house, and offbeat films, one of which was Lake Nowhere, a made-in-New York homage to B-grade (some might list a lower... More »
(No points for mentioning the piece of shit I'm using for an example...) Ah, villains! What would heroes be without them? More boring, for starters? Oftentimes, the villains have better character arcs, and are far more interesting than the good... More »
I met 78/52 director Alexander Philippe at the rooftop bar at our hotel in Puebla the night before the opening ceremony of Morbido. As festivals go if you do not know who someone is you ask if they have a... More »
Whenever a certain sort of film geek gets together to discuss the great cinematic what-if's - what could have happened if only director x was given free reign to do what he wanted with film y - there are certain... More »
Well, now. If director Agnieszka Smoczyńska is to be believed it would appear that things in 1980s Warsaw were a fair bit more colorful and a whole lot stranger than we might have expected looking in from the outside.Smoczyńska's feature... More »
We've seen a pair of teasers for George Nevada's upcoming indie-slasher The Musk and, frankly, I'm not convinced we've seen a single shot from the actual film itself. But, hey, when you're making a movie about a scarecrow clad killer,... More »
When I was down at the Morbido Film Festival a young filmmaker from Argentina, Matias Salinas, was hell bent on meeting me. Not because I was me (Derrr!) but because of us, TwitchFilm. He wanted us to be the first... More »
Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti, disappeared 15 years ago. A psychopath, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, is intent on cleansing the city of "impure and damned souls". Moretti and Succo, the police detectives in... More »
Norwegian director Aleksander Nordaas made waves around the world a couple years back with his low budget creature feature Thale and he's certainly looking likely to arch an eyebrow or two with his new webseries Made In Mosjoen.Nordaas has released... More »
(Someone, really, really, REALLY liked this series!) When US distributor Sentai Filmworks gets the urge to go to town on their releases, they go full throttle apparently. When I posted pictures earlier this year of their lavish Knights of Sidonia... More »
A young newspaper reporter Alonso is sent to investigate police reports of the disappearance of children down a mysterious hole that suddenly appeared in a warehouse. There he bumps into Ramon who describes himself as a "news reporter, journalist, and... More »
I have been back home safe and sound from Morbido for a couple weeks now. My sanity is still in question though. It was a tremendous weekend of cinematic highs. I have seen things that I cannot unsee. I... More »
XLrator Media will be releasing Sono Sion's hip hop musical crazy fest, Tokyo Tribe, on DVD and Blu-ray on December 1st. TwitchFilm has two Blu-rays to give to lucky readers in the U.S.In a futuristic Japan, territorial street gangs form... More »
Dangerous Men's Iranian born director John S. Rad (Jahangir Salehi Yeganehrad) left only this odd cinematic totem of his existence on earth when he died in 2007, soon after the film's belated (and extremely limited) theatrical release in 2005. While he'd... More »
On the 27th of November 1940, Bruce Lee was born. Which means that today, he would have become 75 years old, had he not died from cerebral edema at the young age of 32. His extremely untimely death at the peak of his fame will no doubt have helped making...
If the Marvel Netflix properties this year have demonstrated anything, it's that the movie series' perceived lack of bench-strength in the villain department might not be a matter of character, but rather of format. People like to pick on Lee Pace's Ronan the Accuser in situations like this, but I'll...
(No points for mentioning the piece of shit I'm using for an example...) Ah, villains! What would heroes be without them? More boring, for starters? Oftentimes, the villains have better character arcs, and are far more interesting than the good people who fight them. They intrigue, or are even sympathetic....
This week, the grand finale of The Hunger Games trilo-whoops-quadrilogy arrives in cinemas, with the adventures of reluctant heroine Katniss Everdeen coming to a close. Pierce Conran saw the ending and quite liked it, as he stated in his review. Katniss' target is the evil President Snow, as played by...
As we approach the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I've been noodling the idea of writing some sort of defense of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. If stirring up the comments section is an objective of any "think piece" on the internet in 2015, standing up and saying...