Review: THE MAN ON HER MIND Can't Imagine Rom-Com Success

In the world of "indie filmmaking," there are some pretty readily identifiable tiers. There is, of course, the Sony Pictures Classics level of indies - the kind of films with budgets reaching well into the millions, featuring recognizable stars and often... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: LEVIATHAN Takes A Gorgeous And Savage Look At Modern Russia

A rundown fishing town on the coast of the Arctic Ocean is the rugged edge-of-the-world stage for Andrey Zvyagintsev's complex, but quite accessible, new film. There is a visual mastery of relating wide open natural spaces, with precise man-made interiors, present... More »
  

L'Etrange 2014 Review: THE TRIBE, No Sound, But A Whole Lot Of Fury

Not one word of dialogue is spoken in director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's The Tribe, a stark Ukrainian drama that mixes gang thriller with boarding school intrigue, and pushes the maxim 'show don't tell' into brutal new extremes. The film presents a... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Review: HONEYMOON, All Parts Scare

From Honeymoon's opening montage of our newlywed couple reminiscing about falling in love, you might think you are settling in for romantic drama about the challenges of starting a life together. You'd be wrong. While plenty of challenges await our... More »
  

Review: AT THE DEVIL'S DOOR, Quiet Horror With A Touch Of The Creepy Crazy

A teenage girl in love with a teenage boy plays a cryptic game. A twenty-something woman goes about her rounds as a real estate agent in a depressed market, then visits her younger sister, a depressed artist. These three women... More »
  

Opening: THE GREEN PRINCE Documents A Moral Quagmire

The documentary The Green Prince tells the story of a unique connection between two men. Mosab Hassan Yousef is the son of one of the founders of the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Arrested at the age of 17, he was... More »
  

Nothing Is What It Seems In The Trailer For Post-WWII Thriller PHOENIX

For the past 14 years German director Christian Petzold has been steadily building up a reputation as a post-renuifciation master, subverting genre plots and tropes into fascinating and haunting meditations on modern (and the largely still fractured) Germany. But with... More »
  

Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival Brings Terror And Joy With Seventh Edition

What foul beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Strasbourg to be born?Why, the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival of course, which begins this Friday, Sept. 12th and runs through the 21st.To celebrate seven years as one of... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Watch This Pair Of Teasers For Miike Takashi's AS THE GODS WILL!

Twitch is nothing if not a fan site for Japanese enfant terrible Miike Takashi.Miike has broken open the world of international genre cinema more than anyone else in the last twenty years. From his origins as a director for hire... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: '71 Is A Remarkably Assured, Emotionally Powerful Debut

Yann Demange is very clearly a filmmaker who knows what sort of stories he wants to tell and how he wants to tell them. The sort who clearly knows his own skill set, how to best put it to use,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Toronto 2014 Review: Jennifer Aniston Bares Her Soul In CAKE

"I hope you're ready to be depressed," whispered the person sitting next to me to no one in particular as the opening frames of Cake started to roll. Indeed, director Daniel Barnz's film about a woman confronting debilitating pain, drug... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Final Wave Of Films Includes IT FOLLOWS, AUTOMATA And THE TRIBE

Ah Fantastic Fest. One of the epicenters of genre film and the one place where you will find the highest concentration of Twitch writers in the World for one week. Seriously, if you wanted to damage the nerve center of... More »
  

Mayhem Film Festival Unveils Teen Mayhem And Mayhem Certificate X Programs

As part of their ten years anniversary the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, England is pulling out all the stops to celebrate. In the days leading up to the festival there are two new programs which we mentioned before, Teen... More »
  

TUSK Fans In Los Angeles, Start Making Up Diseases, Because...

Here is something you do not write up about every day. Unless you write for High Times; then I guess you would write about this every day. Or, you just really, really like the subject matter. I digress! Moving on! Kevin... More »
  

MICGénero 2014 Review: MI VIDA ES UN ALBUR, Or, Being A Tough Woman In Tepito

Mi Vida Es Un Albur is a documentary set in the "barrio bravo" Tepito, one of Mexico's toughest neighborhoods. Located in downtown Mexico City, very near Garibaldi and the Palace of Fine Arts, Tepito is best known for its enormous... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, A Sublime And Specific Sex Comedy

Starting off with what is undoubtedly the opening credit sequence of the year, Peter Strickland's The Duke of Burgundy never ceases to surprise and delight over its 100 minutes, offering a dry but meticulous humour and rhythm. Those credits, offering... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: More Niche Than Niche, And Other Lessons From Kevin Smith's TUSK

Spoilers for Tusk in the article below! In Tusk, a dipshit podcast host with the world's most ridiculous moustache (Justin Long) gets abducted by a madman, surgically altered, and sewn into a fleshy walrus suit. His captor, who goes... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Hey Vancouver! Win Tickets To COHERENCE And Blow Your Mind!

(NOTE: The ticket giveaway is now closed.) Do you want to see a movie titled Coherence that reportedly "somewhat intimidated" me? Of course you do! Now, to temper your enthusiasm, I must point out that this giveaway is only available... More »
  

Camera Japan Festival Rotterdam 2014 Reveals Its Great Line-up

This October, the Camera Japan Festival returns, starting as always in Rotterdam with its full selection, before travelling to several other locations. While the festival is primarily focused on Japanese films (more than 40 are in the program), there are... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Toronto 2014: VSC Sinks Its Teeth In WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS For Canada

The Kiwi vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows is yet to have its Canadian Premiere in the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival this week but the folks at Video Services Corp got busy and secured... More »
  
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