Venice 2013 Dispatch: Why Aramaki's HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE Brings CGI To The Next Level

Animation. Gotta love it! But only if done in the right way. The rest may be avoided. And please, on the question if I have been disappointed, the short answer is a simple yes and no. But if you insist,... More »

Venice 2013 Dispatch, Last Day: Jun Kunimura Rocks The UNFORGIVEN Japanese Remake

Bookmakers are saying that Tsai Ming-liang's Stray Dogs is now the frontrunner to win the Golden Lion choosen by the international jury headed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Second on the classification is Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, while the third position goes... More »

TIFF 2013 Preview: Twitch Picks Our Top 15 Festival Flicks

This is it! The Toronto International Film Fest kicks off TODAY!! We've been bringing you previews every day for the last week. Here's a quick rundown if you missed one: 10 Big Launches 14 Far East Faves 13 Slices... More »

Venice 2013 Dispatch, Lost The Count Of Days: A Sliced Penis Is Not So Funny

We've lost track of our days here at the Venice Film Festival. Time is so strict that it makes it impossible to talk about every single film and vision going on the big screen. The main competition remains maybe the... More »

Korean Film Festival In Australia 2013 Preview: Twitch Rounds-Up The Essentials

Have you found recent festivals in Australia desperately lacking in the Asian cinema department? You are not alone! The vibrant, diverse fourth year of the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) hits Melbourne this weekend! We love Korean film at... More »

TIFF 2013 Preview: 13 Flicks That Have Lit Up Previous Festivals

Part six (you exhausted yet?) of our massive Toronto International Film Fest preview series is here. The festival kicks off tomorrow and we've got a quick refresher on a few of the big films that have premiered at other... More »

Feratum 2013: Official Selection Revealed

In exactly one month, the second edition of Feratum (the International Festival of Fantastic, Terror and Science Fiction Films) will begin its activities in the "magical village" of Tlalpujahua, Michocán, Mexico. It's sounds awesomely crazy: within just four days (October... More »

TIFF 2013 Preview: 16 Features Seeking the Big Sale

The Toronto International Film Fest is right around the corner. Can you feel the excitement? With all the distribs turning out for one of the year's most important sales events, we decided we'd highlight some of the most exciting... More »

Macabro 2013: An Encounter With Lamberto Bava And Luigi Cozzi (Part 2, Cozzi's Giallo Master Class)

This is the second and final piece about my encounter with legendary Italian filmmakers Lamberto Bava and Luigi Cozzi at Macabro 2013. It's actually just about Cozzi, since Bava wasn't a participant of the conference, celebrated at Mexico City's Cineteca... More »

L'Etrange 2013: 17 Reasons To Be Excited About This Year's Fest

Paris' much loved L'Etrange Festival is only days away. Those who've been impatiently waiting (as well they should) since last year's effusive coverage, and those besot with intrigue after having just recently learned of it can both rest easy - things kick off... More »
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TIFF 2013 Preview: 12 Fantastic Genre Offerings

The countdown is on to Thursday's kickoff of the Toronto International Film Fest. We're half way through our week of previews, having already brought you 10 Big Launches, 14 Far East Faves, and 13 Slices of Big Screen Reality.... More »

Macabro 2013: An Encounter With Lamberto Bava And Luigi Cozzi (Part 1)

Friday, August 30. I'm standing in line at Mexico City's Cineteca Nacional (the Cinematheque) for the definitive highlight of this year's Macabro Film Festival: the homage to legendary Italian filmmakers Luigi Cozzi and Lamberto Bava. It's going to be one unbelievable... More »

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks TIFF2013, ONE DIRECTION and OUR NIXON

Gearing up for TIFF this week, had a chat with Scott Laurie about the upcoming festival, gushing about the fabulous Rush, Teller's steller doc Tim's Vermeer, and the stunning action heist film iNumber Number. Also chatted about Morgan Spurlock's One... More »

TIFF 2013 Preview: 13 Slices of Big Screen Reality

So far we've walked you through 10 Big Launches and 14 Far East Faves. Our preview of the Toronto International Film Fest continues today with our tour through some of the documentaries unspooling next week at the festival. Click... More »

Venice 2013 Dispatch, Day Two And Three: How To Die Of Boring Films Only To Be Saved By Stephen Frears And Emma Dante

The most important news of the day is that Apichatpong Weerasethakul has changed his name to "Joe". It's not a reference to the new David Gordon Green film, and it might even be old news, but just call the dude... More »

TIFF 2013 Preview: 14 Far East Faves

The Toronto International Film Fest is coming up next week and we've got another entry in our massive 7-part preview series for you now. Today we'll look some Asian films that will be playing at TIFF. Click through the... More »

TIFF 2013 Preview: 10 Big Launches

Welcome to part one of our massive 7-part Toronto International Film Fest preview series leading right up to the festival kickoff next Thursday. We begin things today with a look at 10 films getting big launches from their distributors... More »

Macabro 2013, Opening Day: Jeremy Gardner And Adam Cronheim Present THE BATTERY

The opening day of Macabro 2013, Mexico City's annual horror film festival, kicked off with a screening of The Battery, with director/star Jeremy Gardner and co-star Adam Cronheim in person. No need for more. One cleverly funny zombie movie (with a... More »

Fantasia 2013: Boozie Movies Reviews Clive Barker's HISTORY OF THE DEVIL

Streams have been crossed and worlds have collided because Boozie Movies has set out to review a theatrical live production with Title 66's presentation of Clive Barker's History of the Devil at the 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival. Whew. That... More »

Macabro 2013, Mexico City's International Horror Film Festival, Begins Today! Luigi Cozzi, Lamberto Bava And More!

The 12th edition of the Mexico City International Horror Film Festival, simply known as Macabro (Spanish for macabre), will be celebrated from August 23 to September 1, in seven venues around the city: Cineteca Nacional (the Cinematheque), Centro Cultural Universitario,... More »
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