LA Film Fest 2013 Review: WINTER IN THE BLOOD Captures The True Western Spirit

Winter in the Blood focuses on a young, alcoholic Blackfoot Indian somewhere in central Montana as he struggles to maintain his sanity while constantly reliving traumatic events from his past. While Chaske Spencer plays the part with an intense and... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2013 Review: NOBODY'S DAUGHTER HAEWON And The Endearing Art Of Wandering

I've got a confession to make: Until last night I'd never seen a film by Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo (In Another Country, Woman Is The Future Of Man). So Why was that? My reasons in the past were fleeting, entirely... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2013: Nicolas Winding Refn's Top 5 Quotes from ONLY GOD FORGIVES North American Premiere

Controversial Cannes competitioner Only God Forgives made its official North American premiere at the LA Film Fest last night and director Nicolas Winding Refn was on hand and in his usual devilishly eloquent form. We've got his five most bombastic... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2013 Review: Mumbai Drama I.D. Can't Establish Credentials

To comment on Indian cinema growing beyond the Bollywood aesthetic that has defined it for so many years would be almost passé at this point. With films like Gangs of Wasseypur crashing onto the scene with great flourishes of... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2013 Review: AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS Sure Is Pretty, But It Ain't Quite Divine

As someone who spends a good portion of his days talking and writing about cinema, there comes an interesting moment when certain difficulties as to how to communicate rear their ugly head in either form of discourse. Sometimes it is... More »
  

Two Gorgeous New Posters For LAFF Selected Doc TAPIA

A selection of the now-running Los Angeles Film Festival, Eddie Alcazar's Tapia has just released a pair of stellar new posters for the sports documentary.Albuquerque-born boxer Johnny Tapia's life was a maelstrom of turmoil. The glory of his punishing ring... More »
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LA Film Fest 2013 Review: EUROPA REPORT Is Mushy But Enjoyable Sci-Fi

Ecuadorian filmmaker Sebastián Cordero has a handful of titles on his directing resume, the best known probably 2004's John Leguizamo-starring non-comic journalist drama Cronicas. All of his films have been in Spanish and none venturing into what we would... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2013 Review: ALL TOGETHER NOW, In The Woods, Rocking Out, And Philosophizing The Night Away

Multi-thread narratives or group narratives prove to be an interesting corner of cinema to explore. The best ones I find rarely rely on compelling plots, but are often loose and meandering affairs, with existential wit to spare and a cornucopia... More »
  

Watch The First Teaser For LA Selected Horror Flick DELIVERY

Kyle and Rachel have a baby coming. And maybe that's not such a good thing. Welcome to the basic premise for Delivery, Brian Netto's indie horror flick about to premiere at the LA Film Festival.In this unnerving chiller, Kyle and... More »
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LA Film Fest 2013 Review: SHORT TERM 12 Is The Rare Film That Gets Child-Adult Relationships Right

As someone who has spent much of his adult life working extensively with children and teenagers (from being a kindergarten aide to high school substitute, to a 1:1 aide at home and in school) I am always very wary going... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2013: Twitch Picks 12 Must-See Films

It's LA Film Fest time with LA's downtown fest kicking off tonight with Pedro Almodovar's I'm So Excited. Twitch will be on hand with a small crew to bring you news and reviews from around the fest. You can... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2013: Twitch Previews Downtown's Big Fest

It's LA Film Fest time once again with downtown's big fest kicking off tomorrow. Centered around LA Live's Regal Cinemas, this year's fest will again be an oasis of indie cinema in the epicenter of megaplex mayhem. We'll be... More »
  

Fresh Trailer For LA Selected Boxing Doc TAPIA

Soon to premiere at the LA Film Festival, Eddie Alcazar's documentary Tapia chronicles the turbulent life of champion boxer Johnny Tapia as told in his own words via the final interviews granted before his untimely death.Albuquerque-born boxer Johnny Tapia's life... More »
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LA Film Fest Exclusive: First Trailer & Poster for Indie Charmer FOREV

The LA Film Fest is coming to town -- kicking off this Thursday in Downtown LA. To get you all psyched up, we've got an exclusive trailer and poster debut for you here at Twitch for one of the narrative... More »
  

New DELIVERY Artwork Heralds LAFF Due Date

About to premiere as part of the Beyond program at the LA Film Festival, Brian Netto's Delivery has released some brand new artwork to trumpet their upcoming birth dates.In this unnerving chiller, Kyle and Rachel Massy are a young couple... More »
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LA Film Fest 2013 Drops Full Card Including ONLY GOD FORGIVES, YOU'RE NEXT, LESSON OF THE EVIL

LA's big downtown fest has already announced their June festival opener as Pedro Almodovar's I'm So Excited and today brought the bulk of their lineup into the light of day. Most notable is the inclusion of Nicholas Winding Refn's... More »
  

That's a Wrap on LA Film Fest 2012

The Los Angeles Film Festival has wrapped up after another fantastic year downtown. 11 great days of movies and schmoozing are in the books but there is plenty to reflect back on. Please check out our full review of coverage... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: RED FLAG

In his achingly personal film RED FLAG, writer-director-producer-actor Alex Karpovsky (Tiny Furniture, HBO's Girls) plays a narcissistic indie filmmaker named Alex Karpovsky who hits the road to take his latest film (nature mockumentary Woodpecker, which Karpovsky actually directed in 2008)... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Interview: SATURDAY MORNING MASSACRE dir. Spencer Parsons & actor/prod. Jonny Mars on Ghosts and Scooby Doo

Using Scooby Doo as a jumping off point, director Spencer Parsons's latest is a horror-parody of the classic cartoon series starring Ashley Spillers, Jonny Mars, Josephine Decker, and Adam Tate as questionably competent paranormal investigators. After the world premiere of... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK

Sci-fi comedy THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK documents the origin story of real-life NYC-based bluegrass duo Future Folk, a pair of bucket helmet-wearing aliens hailing from the comet-threatened planet Hondo. General Trius--aka Bill, as he's known on Earth--came to this... More »
  
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