The Many Faces Of Kunimura Jun

This week, Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell? will be released in cinemas in the US, a film which has plenty of fans here at Twitch. It's insane and funny, not in the least because of several fantastic... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

AFI Fest 2014 Preview: Twitch's 10 Top Picks

It's AFI Fest time in Los Angeles once again as Hollywood's free exhibition of the year's best cinema unspools tonight with the world premiere of J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year. While there are a few other world premiere sprinkled... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Masculinity Is Mythology

There's a great unraveling in Force Majeure, the Swedish film tagged to move ahead to the foreign language Oscar nomination. It is the unraveling of a male ego. The film arrives at an unintentionally sharp moment: this has been a... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks NIGHTCRAWLER, FORCE MAJEURE, Stanley Kubrick, And More

A double bill this week, where we talk about new openings like Nightcrawler, Force Majeure and Maps to the Stars, as well as the new Kubrick exhibit at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.As a bonus, there's also the coverage from the... More »
  

A Celebration of Kubrick: Exceptional Exhibit Hits Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox

2001: A Space Odyssey, Paths of Glory, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange - if only for these works of cinematic genius Stanley Kubrick would be forever remembered in the history of the medium. If you add in... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Lance Henriksen

Last week in Japan, legendary director Oshii Mamoru's new live-action film Garm Wars: The Last Druid was shown to the public, and rest assured we will chime in soon about it. Reviews have been wildly divided, to say the least,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Stack: Canfield Talks Vintage William Castle And Much More

The Stack is back with a last look at what's truly "out there" for Halloween. First up is some vintage Blu-ray goodness from Kino, The Death Kiss starring Bela Lugosi and a late career entry from Boris Karloff, Cauldron of Blood... More »
  

Halloween Twitches: Our Favorite Film Ghosts

(If there's something strange, in the neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Twitch!) As Jack Skellington's minions so gleefully sang in The Nightmare Before Christmas: "This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!". So we here at Twitch decided... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Latin Beat: MALDITO AMOR, VOLANTIN CORTAO, And More In Chile, Award-Winning Films In Mexico

In this edition of our bi-weekly Latin Beat, we focus on Chile and Mexico. First, two films of interest open in Chile today, and two more next week, running the gamut from "quite intriguing" to, er, much less so. We've... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Fernando Eimbcke Celebrates 10 Years Of DUCK SEASON

Yes, it's been 10 years since Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo was part of the Real Madrid team, Xbox's Halo dominated the videogame world, and Fernando Eimbcke premiered his first feature length effort Duck Season (Temporada de Patos). It was on October... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Film Critics In Deep Space

Two weeks before Gone Girl was released in theatres, the embargo lifted on its reviews and every online publication that had the clout to enlist a reviewer to see the film ahead of time posted their fully-digested thoughts on the... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Pretty Packaging: GURREN LAGANN ULTIMATE EDITION Blu-ray Drills A Hole In The Heavens

(Such a crazy-good edition for such an insane series can only be fitting...) Scottish distributor Anime Ltd. has managed quite some scoops upon start-up: their first Blu-ray release last year was Cowboy Bebop, and in February they were the first... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of Keanu Reeves

Whoa! John Wick is hitting its theatrical release this week, and as Peter Martin says in his review (click), it's surprisingly good by virtue of not being bad. Part of the film's success is due to the starring role of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

5 Reasons To Attend This Weekend's Film Independent Forum In LA

If you're like me, you often look at the list of filmmaker panels at film festivals and bemoan the fact that you just have to miss what might be a great conversation in order to go catch a movie. But... More »
  

Margaret Mead Film Festival 2014 Offers Provocative, Moving Global Documentaries

The 2014 edition of the Margaret Mead Film Festival, a great annual documentary fest which screens at the American Museum of Natural History and runs this year from October 23-26, has as this year's theme "Past Forward." According to the festival,... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Marvel vs. DC Could End The Moviegoing World

Here's why I worry about megafranchises: what's bigger than a megafranchise? As much as I admire what Marvel is doing - stacking their product horizontally as well as vertically for added tensile strength, creating therefor the proverbial Brick Shithouse of... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks FURY, BOOK OF LIFE, TU DORS NICOLE, And More

This week sees Brad Pitt and company blow stuff up real good in Fury, Guillermo del Toro help bring Day of the Dead celebrations to the fore in kids film The Book of Life, a charming, foggy film from Quebec... More »
  

Meeting The Criterion: Creeping Up On Halloween With JUDEX, SCANNERS, ERASERHEAD, And More

Going through this year's releases to see if Criterion had something to offer for my Halloween viewing, I uncovered an embarrassment of riches. These awesome Blu-ray/DVD combos have not yet been covered here in the hallowed halls of Twitch and I'm... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Iñárritu Talks BIRDMAN

Alejandro González Iñárritu took some days off from the filming of The Revenant - which is happening in Calgary, Canada - to present Birdman in Morelia. Unfortunately, none of the actors could make the trip due to several compromises, including... More »
  

Morelia 2014: Twitch Picks 10 Must See Films

The 12th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival kicked off this past Friday, with the Mexican premiere of Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. For the second year in a row, I'm in Morelia covering the fest for Twitch, so expect... More »
  
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