NY Asian 2014 Interview: Director Umin Boya Talks KANO And Racial Harmony Through Baseball

Baseball has been used many times in cinema to tell tales of triumph and tragedy.  The New York Asian Film Festival brings us Kano, the true story of how the sport brought together three very separate racial groups in 1930s... More »
  

Introducing Durban 2014: Seaside South African Cinema At The Durban International Film Festival

Ah Durban! South Africa's cultural melting pot of English, Afrikaner, Indian, and Zulu. Famous for her sunny beaches and busy harbour; infamous for her cauterizing curries and wizardly weed. I grew up in the central green foothills you can see... More »
  

PiFan 2014: Preview Part 3 - Vision Express

Bags are packed and e-tickets have been downloaded in preparation for tomorrow when various members of Team Twitch head off to Korea for PiFan, Asia's biggest celebration of genre cinema. While excitement is bubbling over at the thought of the... More »
  

LAGGIES: Are You One? Watch Trailer To Find Out

The latest film by Lynn Shelton, Laggies stars Keira Knightly, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Sam Rockwell in the tale of a woman who refuses to 'grow up.' The new trailer suggests that 'growing up' means supporting yourself financially and not... More »
  

First OUIJA Trailer: Don't Play Unless You Want Demons In Your House

When will you kids learn? As demonstrated in the first trailer for the upcoming Ouija, If you don't want demons in your house, then don't summon them with an Ouija board and then wonder where they came from. Stiles White, writer... More »
  

NY Asian 2014 Interview: Korean Acting Legend Park Joong-hoon Talks TOP STAR, His Directing Debut

The New York Asian Film Festival handed their Celebrity Award to one of the most prolific stars of Korean cinema.  Park Joong-hoon has won many international awards for films like Nowhere to Hide and Radio Star during his nearly 30-year... More »
  

Post-war Japanese Animation In Mexico, Presented By Cineteca Nacional And Japan Foundation

Mexico's Cineteca Nacional and the Japan Foundation have put together a very interesting film program titled Anime: Post-war Japanese Animation (Anime: La Animación Japonesa de Posguerra). The thematic is pretty clear, so let's jump right into the details and film... More »
  

Exclusive Interview: Twitch Talks To Steve James About LIFE ITSELF And More

It's a rare pleasure to be able to follow up with an interview subject on a given project. I had the pleasure of speaking with documentarian Steve James mere hours after his remarkable film, Life Itself, made its debut.... More »
  

First Live Action PARASYTE Teaser Arrives

After years of development and a false start involving The Grudge helmer Shimizu Takashi, the first part of Japanese live action adaptation of Iwaki Hitoshi's popular scifi / horror manga Parasyte hits local screens in November from director Yamazaki Takashi.The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full Trailer For Sono's TOKYO TRIBE Pushes The Crazy To Epic Levels

This would appear to be a rather good time for fans of Japanese cinematic excess. After stints of varying length demonstrating to the world that they are capable of creating 'proper grown up cinema', Japan's two reigning kings of on... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch An Extended Trailer For Studio Ghibli's WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

Studio Ghibli have been winning praise for The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa's adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the film freshly on Japanese screens a new extended trailer has arrived... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Darkness Before The DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Spoilers! There's the going theory that depressives are more clear-headed in a crisis, because we spend so much time mentally rehearsing the worst-case scenarios. When such scenarios ultimately arise, all the prep work has been done. If so, this summer's... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Fantasia 2014: New Trailer For World Premiere Of THE DROWNSMAN

Chad Archibald's moist slasher flick The Drownsman will have its world premiere at Fantasia on August 2 at 5:15 p.m. in the renovated DB Clark Theatre. To mark the occasion, they have cut a new trailer. After almost drowning in a... More »
  

Melbourne 2014 Giveaway: Win 1 Of 3 Double Passes!

Twitch is excited about all things MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) and we want you to be too!Having perused the program, I can honestly state it is one of the strongest line-ups in years, and certainly something for everyone, no... More »
  

THE MASTER CLEANSE: Anna Friel, Oliver Platt And More Join Fantasy Horror Comedy

Production on The Master Cleanse, a fantasy horror-comedy from debut writer/director Bobby Miller, got underway in Vancouver, Canada last week, with the addition of several cast members. Johnny Galacki and Anjelica Huston are toplining. New cast members include Anna Friel... More »
  

Neuchatel 2014: HOUSEBOUND And IT FOLLOWS Win Big

The Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival came to a close last Saturday, and top honors went the Kiwi horror-comedy Housebound. Gerard Johnstone's ferociously inventive update on the haunted house genre won the hearts of Neuchatel jurors and Twitch's own Peter Martin,... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Fantasia 2014 Curtain Raiser: Twitch Picks 15 Can't-Miss Films

As the punishing summer heat rises in Montreal, so too does the cool and eclectic collection of cinema presented by the Fantasia International Film Festival. A duration exceeding three weeks (July 17 to August 6), involving hundreds of features, shorts,... More »
  

Mathieu Kassovitz Puts On A New Face In French Thriller UN ILLUSTRE INCONNU (AN ILLUSTRIOUS UNKNOWN)

When was the last time there was a high end thriller based on disguise? I honestly can't recall the last time someone went down this road but French director Matthieu Delaporte has done so with leading man Mathieu Kassovitz in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive Interview: Twitch Talks To Michael Pitt and Mike Cahill about I ORIGINS

I Origins is a big little film, tackling issues of identity and ethics under the rubric of a sci-fi film. Taking the notion of eyes being the windows to the soul to a heightened level, the film blends science... More »
  

Trip Out With The US Trailer For Neo-Giallo THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS

American theaters are going to be exposed to a blast of hyper-stylized oddity on August 29th. That would be when Strand Releasing will begin the theatrical run of Amer duo Bruno Frozani and Helene Cattet's sophomore film The Strange Color... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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