TIFF Kids 2016: The Kids Review THE BOY AND THE BEAST

TwitchFilm's tiniest film critics return to cover the TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently running from April 8 - 24th in Toronto, the children's arm of the Toronto International Film Festival group.     Willem (age 13) and Miranda (age 11) watch... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Hey London! The Chinese Visual Festival Showcases The Best Of Contemporary Chinese Cinema

With China fast-becoming the world’s largest film market, Chinese Cinema has never been more relevant or in need of intelligent curatorship. With around 400 films released in China every year, it can be difficult to know where to begin, short... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Watch The First Trailer For Singaporean Execution Drama APPRENTICE

Hot off the announcement that it will have its world premiere at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard competition, we get our first look at Apprentice, a Malay-language execution drama set in Singapore. Newcomer Fir Rahman stars as Aiman, a... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: In FAN, Shah Rukh Khan Desperately Seeks Himself

The Bollywood film industry is a notoriously incestual beast. Film culture is so much a part of the Indian psyche that films are referenced and cross-referenced across all forms of communication from the visual and performing arts to political discourse... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Trailer for NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT Imagines An Estrogen Utopia

No Men Beyond This Point was the final film I saw at TIFF last year, and it was one of my favourites of the festival. A mockumentary that imagines a world where men are an endagered gender, it combined a... More »
  

Dallas 2016 Review: DAYLIGHT'S END, An Action-Packed Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

One of my favorite films of 2010 was William Kaufman's Sinners & Saints, a low-budget thriller with a great leading man (Johnny Strong) and brilliant action scenes. This year, Kaufman and Strong have teamed up for another movie called Daylight’s... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Blu-ray Review: David Lean's BRIEF ENCOUNTER Is A Sparkling Affair

Made in 1945 immediately prior to his Charles Dickens double-whammy of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, David Lean's Brief Encounter remains a handsome bastion of romance on film - a kind of British Casablanca, albeit on a much smaller scale.... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

New Teaser For THE BIRTH OF A NATION: Strange Fruit and Bloody Justice

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance this year, The Birth of a Nation was a runaway hit, garnering not only awards and critical praise, but a distribution deal with Fox Searchlight for $17.5... More »
  

Trailer: Karthik Subbaraj's IRAIVI Promises A World Of Misdirection

In 2012 Karthik Subbaraj blasted onto the Tamil film scene with his masterful horror thriller Pizza starring then-new kid Vijay Sethupathi. In 2014 he came back with yet another brilliant piece of cinema in Jigarthanda, a meta-meditation on the influence... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

CLOWN: Horror Flick From COP CAR's Jon Watt In Cinemas This June

The Eli Roth-produced horror flick Clown is coming to U.S. cinemas and on demand at Starz Digital on June 17. Clown is a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: HOSTILE BORDER, A Reversal Of The Immigrant Experience

Claudia (Veronica Sixtos), 22 yeards old, is a pocha, slang for a Mexican who has left their country (mostly for the U.S.), turned their back on their culture, and can't speak Spanish. Claudia's just fine with living abroad, until she... More »
  

Tribeca 2016 Poster Exclusive: POOR BOY, Starring Lou Taylor Pucci And Michael Shannon

Ahead of its world premiere this Sunday, April 17, at the Tribeca Film Festival, TwitchFilm is proud to present the poster, as well as a clip to Robert Scott Wildes con-man thriller Poor Boy. Left without any family to speak... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

The Many Faces Of Patrick Stewart

This week, Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room premieres wide, and is getting rave reviews (like the one by our Ryland Aldrich). And it stars the great, GREAT Patrick Stewart as the evil leader of a right-wing organization. Which settles who we... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: WEDDING DOLL, A Smile That Speaks Volumes

When Hagit smiles, it's unabashed. Her face lights up. Her countenance is contagious. How could you not love a smile like that? Here's the thing: when children smile like that, we're touched. When adults smile like that, we wonder what's... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Park Chan-wook's Cannes-Bound THE HANDMAIDEN Gets A Teaser

Just a few hours after it was officially announced for the Cannes Film Festival's main competition, CJ Entertainment has dropped the first teaser for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden. Starring Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee and newcomer Kim Tae-ri, the lush period... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Prepare Yourself For ROB GOOSSENS: LOW-BUDGET STUNTMAN

Earlier today, Dutch directors Steffen Haars and Flip van der Kuil announced they are currently working on two new films, one of which they will start shooting this May already: Rob Goossens: Low-budget Stuntman. Steffen and Flip became international stars... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Interview: Richard Linklater Talks EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

“…Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.” -Dylan (My Back Pages) The song lyric Richard Linklater borrows for the tagline of his new film, Everybody Wants Some!!, comes from the two-hit-wonder band, Trooper. In... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Review: 13 CAMERAS Sees Into Your Nightmares

Formally called Slumlord when it played festivals like Fantasia and FrightFest last year, the weird indie film now known as 13 Cameras will be out on VOD and theatrically on play April 15th. It's the directorial debut of Victor Zarcoff; while the film... More »
  

LA PUNTA DEL ICEBERG Trailer: In Spain, Suicide Is Not Painless

David Cánovas has made a series of short films in Spain and now his feature debut, La punta del iceberg (The Tip of the Iceberg) is about to open in theaters. (Note: the headline includes an obscure reference to the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE NEON DEMON First Trailer: Are You Kidding Me?

The first trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon looks freaking amazing. (Full disclosure: This is a personal reaction based on less than two minutes of artfully arranged footage, tied together with haunting music.) Just announced for the Cannes... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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