SIZZLER '77: Watch The Trailer For A 70s Aussie Cop Campfest

Indie filmmaker Timothy Spanos has been described as "one of the unsung heroes of Australian independent cinema". With seven films under his belt - including Nancy Nancy, Prisoner Queen, and the ode to suburban life in Victoria that was Boronia... More »
  

Indian Indie Superstar Anurag Kashyap Is Hunting For His Next Project, Could It Be Yours?

Anurag Kashyap, director of Cannes success Gangs of Wasseypur, is taking a break from writing his own films and has put out a challenge to up and coming screenwriters: "Give me an [sic] un-filmable film somebody. Something new, taut, complete... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

American Film Market Pre-Sale Round-up

Another year at The American Film Market has come and gone, setting the stage for a healthy batch of films to be released in the upcoming months. The majority of films circulating the market are completed titles, looking for a... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

SAIFF 2014 Review: X - PAST IS PRESENT Is A Look At Love Through 11 Pairs Of Eyes

We've all done it.We've all sat in the ruins of a destroyed relationship and wondered where exactly we went wrong. We've all become flush at the prospect of a new romance and felt our hearts flutter at the endless possibilities... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Cairo 2014 Review: DECOR, A Modern Meta-Twist on the 'Woman's Picture'

Maha and her husband Sherif are talented set designers, who have been hired to work on their first commercial film (as oppose to the independent, art house films they usually prefer). On the first day of shooting, when Maha is... More »
  

Kickstart This! ALTERN-I-LIFE: The Choose Your Own Adventure Film Musical!

It is coincidental that just after the passing of R.A. Montgomery, co-founder of the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books, that we are writing about a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a Choose Your Own Adventure Film Musical out of jolly... More »
  

After A HIJACKING, Tobias Lindholm Enters A WAR

One of the brightest young talents in international cinema, A Hijacking writer-director Tobias Lindholm will soon wrap principal photography on his third feature film, A War. Reuniting his core creative team with regular collaborators Pilou Asbaek and Soren Malling, Lindholm... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive! Mondo Macabro To Bring German Cult Thriller DER FAN To Blu-ray In 2015

We at Twitch have long been fans of cult home video label Mondo Macabro, and they give us good reason once again with their latest acquisition. Mondo Macabro have given Twitch the exclusive news and specs for their upcoming release... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

VIOLATOR: Watch The Trailer For Cinema One Winning Horror Film

The ecosystem of Filipino film festivals can be a confusing one to outside eyes. For unlike pretty much everywhere else in the world - where festivals may commission the occasional work but overwhelmingly show films independently produced outside of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

PHOENIX 9: A Better Future Is Waiting For You In This Sci-Fi Short

Testing the waters for reactions to ideas and concepts for feature films gets easier all the time for aspiring filmmakers around the world. With access to an array of filmmaking tools combined with multiple venues by which to share your... More »
  

THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN: Watch The First Trailer For Tsui Hark's Latest

Iconic director Tsui Hark will unleash his latest period set action epic on Chinese cinemas this Christmas and the first trailer has arrived to whet the appetite. And, yes, fans will be positively drooling over this one.Set in the 1940's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TOKYO FILMeX 2014: Full Lineup Announced

The prestigious TOKYO FILMeX kicks off for its 15th year on Saturday with a lineup of competition films and special screenings. The festival is opening with Fire on the Plains the latest from Tsukamoto Shinya, the man who made his... More »
  

Watch A Mitt Full Of TV Spots For Yamazaki's Live Action PARASYTE

Fresh from its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival - where our own Christopher O'Keeffe saw and reviewed it - a quartet of TV spots for Japanese VFX wizard Yamazaki Takashi's live action adaptation of popular manga Parasyte... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DEATH AND THE ROBOT: Watch This Bittersweet Story Of Friendship

We have a nice animated short film to share with you called Death and the Robot. The short was director Austin Taylor's 4th Year Thesis Film at the UNC School of the Arts. The puppets were created by using a... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Raoul Walsh's THE THIEF OF BAGDAD

Douglas Fairbanks, "the first King of Hollywood", is today remembered as the star of numerous silent swashbuckling epics, including The Mark of Zorro, The Three Musketeers and Robin Hood. However, he attained the popularity and industry clout to get such... More »
  

THE HORSEMAN Director Takes A Visit To The BLOODLANDS

Things have been quiet since 2009 for Australian writer-director Steven Kasrissios. It was back in 2008 that his gritty, intense debut The Horseman turned heads around the world and though he's been hard at work developing other concepts since none... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Morbido Fest 2014 Dispatch 2: [REC] 4, THE GREEN INFERNO, THE STRANGER And More Stir The Senses

What a fantastic day at the Morbido Film Fest! I got to spend time walking around the zocalo (town square), just a minute from the hotel where I'm staying here in Puebla, Mexico, visiting a bookstore and milling along with... More »
  

Lisbon & Estoril 2014 Review: Abel Ferrara's PASOLINI Hits Some, Misses Some

Abel Ferrara's take on Pier Paolo Pasolini's life (more than his career as a filmmaker, poet or philosopher) is the breed of biopic that seems modest and straightforward enough to make up for its obvious shortcomings. Its modesty comes from... More »
  

Cairo 2014 Review: SILVERED WATER, SYRIA SELF PORTRAIT Will Break Your Heart

We often see fleeting images of war and its victims, or brief scenes of torture on the news, but these are often presented in a sensational way, or sometimes sanitized, or more than often, ignored if they are happening in... More »
  

Third I 2014 Review: MEET THE PATELS Mixes Modern Love And Timeworn Tradition

Ravi Patel is an actor. He's one of those guys. You know, that guy. The guy who plays a doctor or a lawyer on TV, typical Indian American jobs. He's not setting the world on fire, but he makes a... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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