Slamdance 2013 Interview: Director J.R. Hughto & Star Sonja Kinski Talk DIAMOND ON VINYL

J.R. Hughto's second feature Diamond On Vinyl premiered today at Slamdance. In my review I called the film a "SoCal-set Noir that effortlessly weaves genre into a naturalistic story of a man who is just trying to gain some semblance... More »

Slamdance 2013 Interview: The Programmers Talk The Nuts & Bolts Of Festival Building

In preparation for my first visit to Park City, Utah next week I was able to sit down for a conference call with three veteran players of the Slamdance Film Festival. Co-founder Peter Baxter has been heavily involved with the... More »

"I Don't Think Film Can Give Answers": Nina Hoss Talks BARBARA

In Barbara, her fifth collaboration with director Christian Petzold, Nina Hoss stars as a doctor in East Germany circa 1980, who, after several repeated attempts to escape to the west, is banished to a rural pediatric hospital. Her continued plans of... More »

BIFF 2012 Interview: FATAL Director Lee Donku Talks Violent Sex Crimes, Working in a Bathhouse, and Respect Towards Women

One of the most talked-about films this year at the Busan International Film Festival was the low-budget debut feature Fatal, which screened as part of the event's signature 'New Currents' competition. It's a section of the festival reserved for first... More »

VIFF12 Interview: THE UNLIKELY GIRL Director Wei Ling Chang and Star Shane Lynch are Quite the Pair

There's a flurry of excitement in the room where I am about to speak with director Wei Ling Chang about her first feature, The Unlikely Girl, a few hours prior to its world premier at the Vancouver Film Festival. Chang's... More »
By Rachel Fox   

VIFF 2012 Interview: Director Andy Keen on New Tragically Hip Documentary BOBCAYGEON

The Tragically Hip are the biggest Canadian band that - for those who live beyond the great white north's borders - you have probably never heard of. Currently riding their third decade of domestic domination, The Hip (as they are... More »
By Rachel Fox   

Farrell, Walken, Rockwell, & McDonagh Talk SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS

During this year's Toronto International Film Festival, Twitch had a chance to sit down with the stars and director of the upcoming Seven Psychopaths. Here are some of the highlights: Twitch: Seven Psychopaths was a big hit with the... More »

FIRST BLOOD Director Ted Kotcheff Talks His Australian Classic WAKE IN FRIGHT

After cutting his teeth on TV in the sixties Ted Kotcheff broke out big time with Wake In Fright (1971) a devastatingly cinematic adaptation of Kenneth Cook's novel. It and L'avventura (1960) by Michelangelo Antonioni are the only films ever... More »

VIFF 2012 Interview: Rob Stewart on REVOLUTION and his Plan to Save Humans From Extinction

With his last feature, 2007's Sharkwater, marine biologist Rob Stewart managed to help save the world, one shark fin at a time. He is now back with a new documentary, Revolution, aimed at saving a different species - humans. Revolution... More »
By Rachel Fox   

Interview: Andrea Arnold Re-conceptualizes WUTHERING HEIGHTS

With only three feature films under her belt, Andrea Arnold has already established herself as one of the most prominent British film directors currently working today. Her brooding, sensual, class-conscious dramas, Red Road and Fish Tank, were well received by... More »

Joseph Gordon Levitt Talks Redemption, Art And LOOPER

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is like a poster child for what there is to admire about American cinema today. Between really entertaining ambitious films he's made any number of powerfully good small indies. I myself am a big fan of Mysterious Skin... More »

Rian Johnson Discusses The Ins And Outs Of LOOPER

I first became aware of Rian Johnson by accident. I stumbled into a screening room at the wrong time and didn't realize it until the word Brick was sitting in front of me. But if there is ever a right... More »

Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Laura Caro And Francisco Barreiro Talk Fantastic Fest Winner HERE COMES THE DEVIL

Here Comes the Devil, which just swept the Horror Features category at the Fantastic Fest 2012 awards is, without doubt,  an Adrian Garcia  Bogliano film. Full of beautiful women, eye popping compositions, and dread drenched suspense, Bogliano's creative ownership over... More »

Emily Blunt Talks LOOPER, Acting & Her Desire For 'An Obnoxious Number Of Guns'

Rian Johnson's Looper makes an appearance at Fantastic Fest today prior to its US theatrical release. Twitch had the opportunity to sit down with leading lady Emily Blunt in Toronto, as part of a roundtable interview following the film's world... More »
By Todd Brown   

Stephen Fung Talks Finding The Next Generation For TAI CHI ZERO

Stephen Fung was on top of the world in 2005. The popular actor had made a successful transition to directing with both his debut feature, Enter The Phoenix, and sophomore effort, House Of Fury, embraced by fans and critics alike.... More »
By Todd Brown   

REEL ANIME 2012 Interview: Makoto Shinkai Muses on Career And Latest CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES

As part of Madman Australia's Reel Anime 2012 film festival, Makoto Shinkai's newest feature film Children Who Chase Lost Voices is a wonderful addition to the cutting-edge lineup. I had the great fortune to fling some pretty direct questions at this very... More »

L'Etrange 2012 Interview: CITADEL Director Ciaran Foy on Surviving the Violent Attack That Inspired His Film

Normally, introductions by directors at film festivals are, at best, short, polite and a little funny and at worst, over-long, awkward and dull. But Ciaran Foy's brief introduction to Citadel at L'Etrange festival was something different altogether. Here, Foy explained... More »

L'Etrange 2012 Interview: Jan Kounen on WINDWALKERS, the French Version of BLOOD FREAK and More

Director Jan Kounen has been a favorite here at Twitch pretty much since the site's inception. Coming from an art school background and beginning with animated short films, Kounen has since carved a completely personal and unique career path, and... More »

Interview: V/H/S Gang Talks Delivering Smiles With Your Shrieks And The Nostalgia Of Past Technologies

The long awaited found-footage horror anthology V/H/S is available on VOD today (and coming to theaters on October 5th) from Magnet. Directed, written, and produced by some of the top names in indie horror, the film has been a... More »

FrightFest 2012 Interview: [VIDEO] Eoin Macken & Brian Fortune On THE INSIDE

This year's Film4 FrightFest boasted more movies and more guests than any year in the festival's history, with someone in attendence to represent and discuss almost every film being screened throughout the 5-day horror extravaganza. Besides the in-theatre Q&As, and... More »
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