LA Film Fest 2012 Review: IT'S A DISASTER

Todd Berger's new film, IT'S A DISASTER premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival last week. It stars and ensemble cast that includes Julia Stiles, David Cross, America Ferrera, Rachel Boston, Erinn Hayes, Kevin Brennan, Jeff Grace and Blaise... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Interview: IT'S A DISASTER with Writer/Directer Todd Berger & Actor David Cross

Twitch had the pleasure of sitting down with Todd Berger, the writer/director of IT'S A DISASTER, and one of the principal cast members, David Cross. The interview, in one of the "Ultra Chiq" apartments of the Watermarke Tower was... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: A BAND CALLED DEATH

In the early 1970s, three teenage African American brothers--David, Bobby, and Dannis Hackney--formed a band called Death and played "hard-drivin' rock & roll"--really, a precursor to punk rock, pre-dating pioneering black punk band Bad Brains by about five years--across their... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: THE IRAN JOB

THE IRAN JOB is a documentary by filmmakers Till Schauder and Sara Nodjoumi. It follows Kevin Sheppard, a basketball player from the Virgin Islands as he begins his one year contract playing for the Iranian Basketball Super League. This... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012: ALL IS WELL, DROUGHT Take Top Jury Awards

LA Film Fest has wrapped up for another year and while we've got a few more reviews and interviews trickling in over the next couple days, we've also got the announcement of all the awards handed out yesterday. BEASTS... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: BREAKFAST WITH CURTIS Will Leave You Hungry For More

Seeing HOOK for the first time as a child, I remember being enamored with Spielberg's vision of Never Never Land. For days and days after leaving the theater, I was fixated on the idea of living in that magical... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: THE KING OF PIGS Has Rage to Spare

On the surface, it's tempting to characterize The King of Pigs as another angry, cautionary tale about school bullying --  a worthy and topical theme to be sure, though not a particularly novel one. However, as the film hints from... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Interview: A BAND CALLED DEATH Co-Dirs Jeff Howlett & Mark Covino On The Discovery That Changed Punk Rock History

A BAND CALLED DEATH is the story of an all-black proto-punk band from Detroit who waited over thirty years to get their due. Active in the early 70s, Death--teenage brothers David, Dannis, and Bobby Hackney--were largely ignored and their only... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: GIMME THE LOOT is Criminally Charming

If you want to tell a story about American street culture and the rough and tumble young folks that live it everyday, it would seem New York City has got to be your setting. Fitting into the pantheon somewhere between... More »
  

LAFF 2012 Interview: The Wonderfully Weird Wayne White and BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING Director Neil Berkeley

A few days ago I was talking to BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING's director Neil Berkeley on Twitter about setting up an interview. I saw the film a few days ago and it's unquestionably one of the best of the fest.... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: BRAVE

First a mini review: La Luna LA LUNA is the seven minute short that precedes Brave. It is a charming story about the newest member of a family finding his own way of doing things between his father's methods... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World isn't your typical pre-apocalyptic Hollywood thriller. There is no escaping or delaying impending disaster -- the end is coming and there are only two options: continue on with your regular life,... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: RUBY SPARKS Sings of Honest Chemistry

There's no shortage of movies exploring the minefields of love and relationships. With the abundance of schlocky Hollywood romances, the presence of honest connections on the big screen is too often undervalued. When a film is able to capture those... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Interview: THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK Co-Directors J. Anderson Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker On Working With Bluegrass Playing Aliens

After seeing a couple stills in the festival guide, sci-fi comedy THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK immediately became one of my most anticipated films at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. Flight of the Conchords is a natural reference... More »
  

LAFF 2012 Interview: PINCUS Writer/Director David Fenster

I have a lot of respect for David Fenster. He made an excellent movie called PINCUS, about a slacker with heart who takes cares of his father with Parkinson's Disease. He got really up-close-and-personal for the film and cast... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Interview: Alex Karpovsky On His Commitment Phobia, Death Anxiety, and New Film RED FLAG

RED FLAG follows the misadventures of narcissistic indie filmmaker named Alex Karpovsky who, after a bad breakup with his longtime girlfriend, hits the road to take his latest film (WOODPECKER, which Karpovsky actually directed in 2008) on a mini-tour across... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Review: TO ROME WITH LOVE

To Rome with Love is Woody Allen's follow up to his immensely popular film Midnight in Paris. It stars Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Penelope Cruz, Roberto Benigni and Woody Allen. It was released in Italy... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Exclusive: First Character Posters for Alex Karpovsky's RED FLAG

I have to hand it to Alex Karpovsky. Every time I attend a film festival, he's either acting in a movie playing there, or has directed one. This guy is always working. His hard work has really paid off on... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 : Twitch Team Picks Our 9 Most Anticipated Titles

LA Film Fest kicks off tonight with the North American premiere of Woody Allen's TO ROME WITH LOVE and we are following up yesterday's LA FILM FEST 2012 PREVIEW with a few words from our team and our 9 most... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2012 Preview

LA's big downtown fest kicks off 11 of the most fun days Los Angeles has on the calendar this Thursday. Aside from plenty of parties and way more than anyone's share of karaoke, LAFF has a pretty damned good slate... More »
  
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