Meeting The Criterion: Creeping Up On Halloween With JUDEX, SCANNERS, ERASERHEAD, And More

Going through this year's releases to see if Criterion had something to offer for my Halloween viewing, I uncovered an embarrassment of riches. These awesome Blu-ray/DVD combos have not yet been covered here in the hallowed halls of Twitch and I'm... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Shia LaBeouf

This week, David Ayer's World War II tank film Fury premieres. And while it is oh-so-tempting to dedicate this week's quiz to one of the two Brads in the film, I decided to go with Shia LaBeouf instead. We'll have... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Pink Eiga Brings Back DVD Releases With PRISON GIRL And MILK THE MAID

After three years of distributing Pinku titles solely on VOD, Pink Eiga is bringing back the DVD! What may seem to be a silly venture to take up again is, in reality, a response to their fans and the numerous requests... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Asami

This week, Mitsutake Kurando's Gun Woman was shown at the Sitges festival, part of its worldwide tour since its world premier in Yubari (where our own James Marsh saw and reviewed it). The undisputed centerpiece, title character and star of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Repertory Screenings: THE ASTROLOGER And DEATH WISH 3 Rock With Old-School Insanity

As I mentioned in our Fantastic Fest preview article, my heart belongs to the repertory screenings, the forgotten flicks that deserve a fresh look, presented by extremely knowledgeable and passionate curators. That was certainly the case this year. I only... More »
  

Pretty Packaging: Take A Look At This Shameless Edition Of THE WASHING MACHINE

(It's... The Case of the Yellow Case!) UK-based distributor Shameless is known for releasing films which tend to be known as "guilty pleasures", films with an above-decent amount of nudity and/or violence. And instead of hiding the sleaze-factor, Shameless often... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fear and Loathing at Comic Con 2014, Part IV: The Conclusion

CHAPTER 8: LET'S BE TERRORISTSMy head is still throbbing from being drugged the previous night. My asshole is throbbing even more. I can't decide which hurts worse. I think it might be neither. I think it might be the news spreading all over... More »
  

Twitch Film Celebrates 10 Years

A decade is an absolute eternity online, a marker that I certainly never thought I'd reach when registering the first domain for Twitch ten years ago now, and yet here we are. Honestly, I never thought much of anything about... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Zagreb: Fourth Edition Celebrates A Fantastic Spirit (Gallery)

Jim Mickle's Cold in July had its first post-Cannes film festival presentation at a gorgeous and inspiring location - an open-air screening in castle Medvedgrad, overlooking the city of Zagreb halfway up the mountain of Medvednica. The wonderful location was... More »
By Uri Aviv   
  

Fear & Loathing At Comic-Con, Part 3: Reptilian Rape Culture

CHAPTER 6: SELL IT TO ME, BABY!Uzi is adamant that we get dinner immediately after finishing our session with the Sunshine Podium. "What are you in the mood for, Greg? I could go for some Mexican. Scratch that, I NEED some... More »
  

Fear & Loathing At Comic-Con 2014, Part II: How I Went To San Diego, Joined A Cult, And Sold My Screenplay

CHAPTER 4: STUPID FUCKING WHITE MEN DOING STUPID FUCKING WHITE MEN STUFFScott may be a lot of things.  Crazy may be the first that comes to mind, but he's no liar. Unlike the mental institution that I was just released... More »
  

Fear & Loathing At Comic-Con: The Sequel, Part I: I Hope You Choke On Your Potato Salad And Die

CHAPTER I: WHEN YOUR PSYCHIATRIST ASKS IF YOU OWN ANY GUNS, JUST SAY NO. For the next 72 hours, I'm stuck riding a freight train cross country stocked with automatic weapons and plushy toy animals designed to conceal them. I'm surrounded... More »
  

Preview: Japan Cuts 2014 Gets Cute, Crude And Contemplative

Opening tonight with the US premiere of Miike Takashi's The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji, Japan Cuts, the New York festival of contemporary Japanese cinema, is a grand smorgasbord for cinephiles of all tastes. Well, at least for those residing... More »
  

Preview: New York Asian Film Festival, Still Crazy After All These Years

A mainstay in the NYC cinephile scene for thirteen yeas, the New York Asian Film Festival could be called an institution, but can something that is often so much fun as NYAFF be called as such? In short, yes. Despite... More »
  

Fantaspoa 2014: Frank Henenlotter And Gabe Bartalos Recall BRAIN DAMAGE

Fantaspoa programmed Frank Henenlotter's entire filmography in order to pay homage to this cult American director. Henenlotter himself was in Porto Alegre for a couple of days, presenting both Bad Biology and Brain Damage. I attended the screening of the latter,... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Cannes 2014

Greetings from the Croisette! My first report from Cannes 2014 includes talk of the Canadian invasion that includes Xavier Dolan, David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan.I also chatted about Red Army and The Salvation, two great finds from this year's fest!... More »
  

The Stack: Canfield Talks THE SWIMMER, BIG BAD WOLVES, MONSTERS, Olive Films, And William Friedkin's SORCERER

Welcome back to The Stack. This time I wax rhapsodic on the long awaited and excellent Blu-ray digibook release of William Friedkin's almost lost Sorcerer. Direct from Israel, Big Bad Wolves, the film Quentin Tarantino called "the best film of 2013"... More »
  

Chicago Critics Film Festival 2014: Canfield Delivers His 10 Most Anticipated

The second year for the Chicago Critics Film Festival promises big things. 23 Chicago premieres and 14 shorts combined with appearances from a number of filmmakers and film subjects are just part of why. In many ways the most exciting part... More »
  

Tribeca 2014: Twitch Raises The Curtain With 17 Must-Sees

Spring has most certainly arrived in The Big Apple (finally), which means so has the Tribeca Film Festival. Now in its 13th year, the fest kicks off tonight with Time Is Illmatic, multimedia artist One9's documentary on Nas' landmark album... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Leftovers: Top 5 Anecdotes & Asides From Linklater, Rodriguez, And More

Like an avalanche of awesomeness, the 2014 edition of SXSW has washed over its attendees, leaving cinephiles to sift through the rubble and pick up the pieces of our lives. One of the inherent detriments of a film festival as... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  
 
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