SXSW 2016 Review: THE SLIPPERS Reveals Unexpected Hollywood Treasures

The shoes in questions were made for Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, but the true, fascinating, ever more complex world of The Slippers begins in earnest after she took them off. Granted, the new documentary by Morgan White... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SXSW 2016: In 1985, Potent Memories Are Evoked In Just 8 Minutes

A little past two in the morning, I began weeping. I blame filmmaker Yen Tan. His short film, 1985, screens today at SXSW, but Mr. Tan kindly made it available for me to watch in advance. Though I'm sure it... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SXSW 2016 Preview: Our 10 Most Anticipated Indies

Beyond the red-carpet gala screenings of highly anticipated movies that will soon open across the country -- think Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some, Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, Ti West's In a Valley of Violence, Fede Alvarez's untitled thriller -- and... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Tribeca 2016: A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING and HOLIDAYS Lead Spotlight, Midnight, Centerpiece & Special Screenings Announcement

If you caught last week's announcement, then you know that Tribeca 2016 is quickly shaping up to be an epic fest. The programmers have thrown the gauntlet down for the festival's 15th iteration. This is no second tier festival. Today's... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Boston Underground Film Festival 2016: First Freak Wave!

The first announcement of films playing Boston Underground Film Festival 2016 are here, and it's a boatload of freaky fun and special guests. From March 23rd through March 27th, the 18th BUFF will proudly put on the weirdest films of... More »
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: ALTES GELD Is Deliciously Devious

This year, the International Film Festival Rotterdam had a section dedicated to television series. In it, you could see episode-collections shown as films, and films that are soon to become adapted as television series. But one of the most spectacular... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Offscreen Brussels 2016 Is On, With A Terrific Line-up!

Last evening, the 2016 edition of the Offscreen film festival in Brussels started, and once again it is likely to be one of the best genre festivals in Europe this year. Alongside new titles there are plenty of classics shown... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

East Meets West as London's Asia House Film Festival Ends On Singaporeana Day

London’s Asia House Film Festival ends its 2016 run with this unique day-long exploration into the use of Singapore as a location in international productions from the 1960s and beyond. Singapore, so long a gateway to the exotic lands of... More »
  

Osaka 2016: THE MOHICAN COMES HOME, Watch The Trailer Here!

Opening tomorrow night, Japan’s finest festival of Asian film, Osaka AFF, will run for 11 days before finishing closing with the world premiere of The Mohican Comes Home, the latest work from acclaimed filmmaker Okita Shuichi. Both written and directed... More »
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: AAAAAAAAH! Makes You Go Eeeeeeeeh!

(Or: welcome to the planet of the apes, where the apes are us.) Ben Wheatley's film High Rise is currently making waves and shocking people in its theatrical run, with its bleak story of societies happily degenerating into animal behavior.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Tribeca 2016: Competition Lineups, From FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY To NERDLAND

The Tribeca Film Festival announced 55 films today that will be a part of their 2016 lineup, divided across US Narrative, International Narrative, and Documentary Competition sections. To be brutally frank, after I saw that Folk Hero & Funny Guy... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SXSW 2016 Exclusive Poster Debut: Yen Tan's 1985

We're gearing up to cover SXSW 2016, which begins next week in Austin, Texas, and to kick things off, we're happy to premiere the poster for Yen Tan's short film 1985. Mr. Tan wrote and directed the film, which stars... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

CinemAsia 2016: Ten TwitchFilm Recommendations

When the International Film Festival Rotterdam has ended in February, and the Imagine Festival Amsterdam doesn't start until April, what is a Dutch film festival fan to do? Well, he or she could do a lot worse than to check... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Glasgow FrightFest 2016 Review: PANDEMIC, A Bleak If Derivative Viral Apocalypse

"Just try to think of it as a game. It'll help." This is the unnamed Gunner (Mekhi Phifer) speaking to his unit's new doctor Lauren Chase (Rachel Nichols), as he describes the best mental attitude to adopt while beating people from their moving... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

Monster Fest 2016 Opens Call For Submissions

Attention filmmaking weirdos! The Monster Fest 2016 call for submissions is now open! Now's the chance to get your film in early! The festival wants to see your features, shorts, and expanded cinema projects. Those in the know head to... More »
  

Glasgow FrightFest 2016 Review: ANGUISH Is Two Films In One Body

A mother Sarah (Karina Logue) and her teenaged daughter Lucy (Amberley Gridley) are out driving. "It's not fair!" complains Lucy, upset about the boundaries being imposed on her adolescent conduct. This leads Sarah to cite the traditional saying amongst the... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: CHEVALIER Shows The Ultimate Dick-measuring Contest

Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari is seen as an important part of the current Greek "Weird Wave" of cinema. She produced several of Yorgos Lanthimos' films like Dogtooth, and he helped produce (and acted in) her previous film Attenberg. But... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Udo Kier Talks Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Lars von Trier And Past And Present Roles

While roaming the screen rooms and adjacent spaces in Rotterdam, TwitchFilm had the honor to sit down with acting cult icon Udo Kier, who was there to promote his latest endeavor, Austrian miniseries Altes Geld, in which he portrays a... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

CHONGQING HOT POT, TRIVISA To Open 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival - Full Line-Up Announced

The Hong Kong International Film Festival celebrates 40 years of bringing the best in world cinema to local audiences next month, with more than 285 feature films screening between 21 March and 4 April. Sharing opening duties this year are... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Tribeca 2016 To Open With Andrew Rossi's THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY

Don’t get confused, Tribeca Film Fest 2016 will still open in April (Weds April 13, to be exact). But the opening night film has been announced and kicks off the fest which runs in New York City until April 24.... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  
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