Fantasia 2014 Interview: Talking THE MIDNIGHT SWIM And Emotional POV With Sarah Adina Smith

After directing a number of short films, The Midnight Swim is the first feature of young director Sarah Adina Smith. I detected a note of exhaustion and overwhelmed frazzle still lingering from the generous reception of the film the previous... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: CYBERNATURAL

Man, I hate Facebook.Sure, it's what the cool kids have been using these days, at least until Snapchat started taking over as the dominant way of communicating without your mom seeing. While for us old people it's a great way... More »
  

LA Film Fans! Win Tix to THE GUEST at Sundance Next Fest

If you've been biding your time, waiting for a chance to see Adam Wingard's raucous You're Next follow-up The Guest ahead of its September 17 theatrical release from Picturehouse, then we've got some good news for you. Twitch is giving... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Docu Lineup Announced

Finishing off a big day for the Toronto International Film Fest that included announcements of the fest's Midnight, Vanguard, and Masters slates, the good folks at TIFF also let us know what will be coming up in the Documentaries program... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: Indonesian Action Flick GUARDIAN Frustrates

Marysa is getting pretty sick and tired of her mom, Sarah, haranguing her about her martial arts studies. She just wants to be a normal teenage girl and hang out with her best friend. But Sarah is insistent on these lessons,... More »
  

Winterbottom, Godard, Hong Sang-soo Anchor Toronto 2014 Masters Lineup

Along with today's Vanguard, Midnight, and Docs announcements, the Toronto International Film Festival also dropped word on their Masters program for the 2014 fest that kicks off September 4. There are some Twitch faves on the nine-film list. We'll get... More »
  

Dave McKean, Moorhead / Benson, Strickland, Miike And Du Welz Head Toronto's Vanguard

Like a bit of art with your weird? Then get yourself to the Vanguard program at the Toronto International Film Festival, home to the edgy stuff with emotional heft. And what will you find there? Resolution duo Aaron Moorhead and... More »
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NY's Totally Free Wassaic Project Film Fest Kicks Off This Friday

The hamlet of Wassaic, New York has long been a hub for the artist communities in the Hudson Valley. And for another year, the arts org known as the Wassaic Project is putting on its own film festival. This mini-fest... More »
  

Sono, Smith And Balaguero Anchor Toronto's Midnight Madness Lineup

Looking for the latest doses of cinematic insanity from Sono Sion, Kevin Smith and Jaume Balaguero? Anxious for the return of Rare Exports director Jalmari Helander? Lusting after Not Quite Hollywood director Mark Hartley's return to documentary? Well, get yourself... More »
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PiFan 2014: Three Awards For DEAD SNOW 2 As THE DARK VALLEY Takes Top Prize

Team Twitch is very sad that PiFan is over for this year as it was another terrific edition featuring a great lineup. However, not everyone could win come closing night and in the end it was the Austrian western The... More »
  

PiFan 2014 Review: ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB Loves Shooting Ass Way More Than Kicking It

Joe Chien's follow-up to the bafflingly tasteless and salacious Zombie 108 delivers a generous second helping of the same Z-grade trash and splatter. Andy On and Jessica C are the attractive, if helpless, leads who - eventually - find themselves... More »
  

PiFan 2014 Review: Silat Drama YASMINE Fights From The Heart

An earnest and heartfelt coming-of-age story hailing from the tiny South-East Asian sovereign state of Brunei, Siti Kamaluddin's debut feature has attracted widespread attention thanks to its spirited use of en vogue martial art silat. While Yasmine trades the visceral... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: THE MIDNIGHT SWIM, Where Still Waters Run Deep

In Werner Herzog's wonderful documentary Encounters at the End of the World, he makes a point of showing that if you dive deep enough in those cold, antarctic waters, the experience is not all that different than voyaging into outer space. Darren... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: We've Seen Footage From SPRING, REDEEMER, WE ARE STILL HERE, TURBO KID, And More

For the first time since the Frontières International Co-Production Market began, we were treated to a taste of how some films that got their start on the market floor and other projects being made by friends of the festival were... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: Can You Escape From THE DEVIL'S MILE?

The Canadian horror flick, The Devil's Mile, had its World Premiere at Fantasia Saturday night. It is the feature debut of long-time screenwriter and Rue Morgue magazine contributor Joseph O'Brien. Three kidnappers, Toby, Cally and Jackie, take a detour to deliver... More »
  

DEALER: WTFilms Take International Sales Rights On Eve Of World Premiere At Fantasia, Watch An Exclusive Clip Now

It was back in April that we first introduced readers to Jean Luc Herbulot and his stylish, low budget, French crime thriller Dealer and with the film set to have its world premiere today at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal... More »
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Fantasia 2014 Review: THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG, Fruitful But Melancholy

I first encountered the work of Filipino action hero and tiny man-child Weng Weng at this very festival in 2007. Andy Stark and Pete Tombs ran an absolutely bonkers reel of money shots from their Mondo Macabro release label in front... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: I AM A KNIFE WITH LEGS Cuts Away Comedy Conventions

It feels like there are no words to describe I Am A Knife With Legs. Just the title alone should give you an indication of the level of absurdity this comic gem reaches. It is utterly bizarre. Screamingly hilarious. Totally unconventional.... More »
  

Lima Film Festival 2014 Comes Of Age And Releases Its Full Lineup

Another year, and another edition of the Lima Film Festival is upon us. Just in time for its milestone 18th birthday, the Fest has released their full slate of films, both in the Fiction and Documentary competitions and other sections.Argentina,... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: Impressions From The Frontières Pitch Sessions

As great Canadian bards of the 20th century once wrote into one of their lyrics, "If I had a million dollars, I would buy you a monkey. Haven't you always wanted a monkey?" Yesterday morning we "industry-types" gathered together for the... More »
  
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