Pretty Packaging: Those Crazy Dutch EXPENDABLES Releases

(Throw as much stuff against a wall as you can find, and then see what sticks... hey, it worked for the films!) We can discuss all we like about whether the Expendables films are good, bad or awful, and get... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks INTO THE WOODS, THE GAMBLER, BIG EYES, And MR. TURNER

Kind of a mixed bag this week, but the holidays bring out some of the lesser awards fodder. Into The Woods is passable for fans of the stage musical and few others, Big Eyes is cool and quirky but slight,... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Best Of 2014: Ben Umstead's Reflections And Favorites

As much as I can see 2014 packed to the gills with films people fell head over heels for, many of those mainstream and even Twitch favorites will be vacant from this list, simply because I thought this was a... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

The 10 Best Chilean Films of 2014

Ah, 2014. It was an interesting and conflicting year for Chilean cinema. While it was one of the years with most Chilean film on Chilean screens, it was also one of the few in which there was little to none... More »
  

Eric Ortiz Garcia Picks The Best And Worst Mexican Cinema Of 2014

I watched as many Mexican films as possible this year and still couldn't make a top 10 of favorites. Some of the Mexican movies that were acclaimed in 2014 (Workers and The Naked Room, for example) were 2013 for me;... More »
  

An American Film Geek's Top & Bottom 10 for 2014

By Jim Tudor   
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut - Steven Spielberg

And so we come to the last in our current season of Full Disclosure features. Each month we have dived deep into the back catalogues of some of world cinema's finest auteurs to experience their films for the very first... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Pretty Packaging: PATEMA INVERTED Gets A Release Worth Flipping Over

For the last months, Scottish distributor Anime Ltd. has been churning out classy Limited Edition after classy Limited Edition, and the end is not yet in sight if their announcements are to be believed. But even among their great current... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Best Of 2014: South Africa

The South African cinema scene continues to grow from strength to strength. Exciting new directing and acting talent seems to appear each year, and a burgeoning generation of riveting young film-makers is now established and gaining global momentum. This year... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Joshua Chaplinsky's Favorite Films of 2014

It's that time of year again. When everyone and their mother's nephew's cousin foists their unenlightened opinions on the equally unenlightened masses. Consume, regurgitate, repeat. Why do we do it? You'd be better off asking Why is the sky purple?--because... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Terence Stamp

This week saw the release of the new Tim Burton film Big Eyes, and instead of his usual dark fairy-tale-ish fare, it is a retelling of a famous art scandal. Jim saw it and described a few issues he had... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

2014: A Dark And Personal Year At The Movies

"Nobody knows anything." Back in 1983, veteran screenwriter William Goldman was writing about the inability of anyone in Hollywood to know how a movie would fare with the public. (His book, Adventures in the Screen Trade, continues: "Not one person... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Best Of 2014: Ryland's Top 10 US TV Series Of The Year

Not to knock the big screen but 2014 was one hell of a year for the ol' boob tube. With the continuing maturation of streaming networks, the blurring of lines between mini-series and seasonal dramas, and an uptick in quality... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Destroy All Monsters: THE INTERVIEW Shows We're Happiest Under Attack

Recently a friend of mine intimated that North Korea's entire persona on the worldwide stage - the "don't go near them, they're crazy!" caricature of a wino with a broken bottle and a hearing problem - of which The Interview... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Complete Set Of Posters For MÉXICO BÁRBARO

With México Bárbaro screening this weekend at Mexico's most important film complex, that would be the Cineteca Nacional, it is the perfect time to share the complete set of posters that were designed for the horror anthology. Eduardo Santaella (aka Guro)... More »
  

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Drafthouse Films Part Two

Going through Drafthouse Films entire catalogue for the gift guide has reminded why I love film so much. It literally connects to every aspect of life. They have films that are just plain doofy fun. This episode will cover titles... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Best Of 2014: Todd's Top New Directors To Watch

With the year wrapped up one of my favorite exercises is not just to look back over the best films of the previous year but also to look forward - to ask which directors may have emerged in the past... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hooray For Hollywood! Happy Holidays - Pt. 1: Hot Cocoa & Humble Pie

So the holiday season is thick upon us and I have to be honest with you all -- it is my favorite time of the year, especially now that I live in New England. When I lived in Los Angeles,... More »
By Todd Harrington   
  

Best Of 2014: Todd's Top Films

Yes, it's that time of year again, time to look back over the previous twelve months and lay out what we liked best of what we saw. The results of Twitch's big contributor poll ran yesterday and today I present... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT And HFR, Part 3 - One Last Time

With the close of Peter Jackson's latest foray to Middle Earth, the final film in The Hobbit trilogy also marks another time of reflection upon one of its more interesting and controversial aspects. Jackson's decision to capture and present the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  
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