Giveaway: Win Hou Hsiao-hsien's THE ASSASSIN On Blu-ray From Well Go USA And TwitchFilm

Giveaway time again here at TwitchFilm!This time we have Hou Hsiao-hsien's critically acclaimed film The Assassin on Blu-ray from Well Go USA. The Assassin was named the best film of 2015 by the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound Magazine... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Festival's Director Bero Beyer On Upcoming Edition And Changes To Come

There's a new sheriff in town. The IFFR´s director Rutger Wolfson stepped down after the festival´s 2015 edition, and the festival´s board appointed Dutch film producer and film consultant Bero Beyer as the new general as well as artistic director in... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Official Poster For ATROZ Hints At The Film's Gruesome Layers

To say that watching Lex Ortega's brutal horror flick Atroz was a memorable experience is a tad bit of an understatement. There are still things from his film that I cannot 'un-see' in the short three months since I saw... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE CHICKENING: Here's Johnny! With The Volcanically Activated Short Film!

Prepare yourselves for the best five minutes you will have all day. The Chickening, the amazing short film from the demented minds of Nick DenBoer and Davy Force in which chicken focused violence is done to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Zoe Bell And Nacho Vigalondo Face Off In First CAMINO Trailer

Stunt performer extraordinaire and frequent Quentin Tarantino collaborator Zoe Bell takes the lead in Camino, the latest from McCanick director Josh C Waller with Timecrimes and Open Windows helmer Nacho Vigalondo chewing up scenery in the villain role. Set in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Ricardo Darin Reunites With CHINESE TAKEAWAY Director For Thriller KOBLIC

We were big, big fans of Sebastián Borensztein's comedy drama Chinese Takeaway in these parts and now the Argentine helmer has reunited with leading man Ricardo Darin for what promises to be a riveting true life thriller.The year is 1977... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SEX & CRIME: German Comic Thriller Offers Plenty Of Both

A one night dalliance goes very wrong, indeed, in Paul Müller's German crime comedy Sex & Crime. When Valentin receives a late night phone call from his best friend Theo he may not have been entirely surprised to hear that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: Adam Scott Gets Rad With OTHER PEOPLE

SNL writer, Chris Kelly's new film, Other People, gets its first hearty laugh before it even begins. This is on account of the film's production company title card, which proudly presents a crudely animated tiger with cool shades tipped down... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

TRAPPED: Kormakur's Icelandic Crime Series Gets An English Friendly Trailer

Iceland's Baltasar Kormakur maintains something of a split personality ... at home he's the acclaimed director of a string of arthouse dramas and thrillers acclaimed around the globe while in Hollywood he aims for bigger, blockbuster fare like Contraband, Two... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Have Your Say: Which Festival Fever Do You Favor?

As I write this, Slamdance 2016 is on its finishing lap, Sundance 2016 is in full swing and making headlines, Rotterdam 2016 starts tomorrow, and mere days after that one we get this year's Berlinale. And no doubt there are... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Vicky Zhao To Direct Animated Version Of MY FAIR PRINCESS

Variety reported yesterday that Chinese actress Vicky Zhao will be directing an animated version of, My Fair Princess, a very popular television drama she starred in back in the 90s (pictured left). Zhao was a star of the program about... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

PANDEMIC: Exclusive Key Art Premiere For John Suits' Sci-fi Actioner

John Suits, director of graphic novel adaptation The Scribbler is back with the sci-fi action flick Pandemic. XLrator Media is releasing the film in cinemas on April 1st then on VOD and iTunes the following Tuesday, April 4th. Twitchfilm has your... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

New Samurai Short From THE RAID Director Gareth Evans

While we all wait patiently (or maybe not) for The Raid 3, director Gareth Evans has not been idle. Indeed, after not having picked up a camera for a while, he decided to make a short when his colleagues Cecep... More »
  

Innaritu And Reygadas Join Forces To Back Emiliano Rocha Minter's WE ARE THE FLESH, Check Out The Poster And Exclusive Images!

Carlos Reygadas co-produces new post-apocalyptic feature We Are The Flesh with The Revenant helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu also signing on to help promote the film around the globe and with a world premiere coming soon in Rotterdam we've got a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: DARK NIGHT, Scenes From The New American Apocalypse

Close your eyes. Picture the scenes:

You gotta keep your head down. She runs hers hands through your hair; it must feel like walking barefoot on freshly cut grass, it's so short. The burnt orange dye bleeds into your scalp. You... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

ArcLight Chicago Gets Set To Laugh With The Second City Series

Since 1959, the city of Chicago has seen some of the world's greatest comedic forces born and bred at The Second City sketch comedy improvisation workshop. Talent as varied as Joan Rivers to Dan Castellaneta have risen from their ranks,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

SENSORIA: Out Now In Canada And U.S. On VOD And Digital Platforms

Christian Hallman's psychological thriller Sensoria was released on Friday on VOD and multiple digital platforms. We have the full list below so you may pick your poison and take in this Swedish delight. And now a few thoughts about the film itself. Hallman's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch The Exclusive Trailer For Sci-fi Feature EMBERS

Finding deeply thoughtful and rich Sci-fi for the big and small screen always seems like an up hill battle. Even with more adult fare like Ex Machina finding audiences, this kind of work is once in a blue moon.Enter: Embers,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, An Adventure Worth Taking

Taika Waititi can do no wrong. From his wonderful short films to his features, and through his work on the hilarious TV show Flight of the Conchords, all of his efforts have been pitch perfect. Yet because of his last... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, The Full Ballad

"If it was never new and it never gets old, then it's a folk song."--Llewyn Davis.A great folk ballad has a powerfully worded chorus, then journeys through a descending series of verses to emote its hard-luck tale. By the time... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  
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