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 »
Benh Zeitlin's BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD has found pretty much nothing but adoring fans since its award-winning debut at Sundance in January. The praise continued last month at Cannes and you can pretty much guarantee the fervor will... More »
Why do so many characters in horror movies end up dooming themselves through their stubborn refusal to take what's going on at face value? To be fair, we all say we'd do things differently but it's a hard thing to... More »
LA Film Fest has previously announced their opener and gala screenings and today they've released their big list of films for the full fest. Most notably is the announcement that the world premiere of Steven Soderbergh's MAGIC MIKE will... More »
You may remember Patrick Horvath and Dallas Hallam's stalker-thriller ENTRANCE from its impressive debut at LAFF last summer. IFC Midnight scooped it up and plans to release it in theaters and VOD on May 18th. Check out the trailer, poster,... More »
LA Film Fest followed up their earlier announcement of Woody Allen's To Rome With Love today with word on three gala screenings to take place at the fest. Benh Zeitlin's Sundance mega-hit BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (our review) will... More »
The fine folks at Film Independent have announced the opening night film for Downtown's big LA Film Fest 2012 and it is a star studded affair. This year's opener is the North American premiere of Woody Allen's TO ROME WITH... More »
LA Film Fest had a lot to offer this year for devotees of Fantastic Fest's brand of cinema. While the midnight section (known as "The Beyond") only featured five films, they were an excellently chosen few. But some key gala... More »
LA Film Fest has wrapped on downtown Los Angeles with the jury award for Best Documentary Feature going to Beverly Kopf and Bobbie Birleffi's lesbian identity doc Wish Me Away about country singer Chely Wright. While we have yet to... More »
LA Film Fest is just about wrapped up and awards have been announced for the Narrative Competition films premiering at this year's festival. The $15,000 top Narrative Prize went to Stéphane Lafleur's Familiar Ground. While I have yet to catch... More »
At a certain point in her career, Rachael Harris's agent advised her that she might be better off focusing on TV and commercials. To most audiences she is Ed Helms's bitchy fiancé from The Hangover - but she has also... More »
Walking into Asif Kapadia's enthralling Formula One racing doc Senna, I knew almost nothing about the film's subject. While Ayrton Senna's story may be intimately familiar to racing fans around the world, it is very likely that many American filmgoers... More »
They are among us, even when we don't see them. They are aliens in our land, but they're not from a galaxy far, far away, they're from a country that may be far, far away. Or as close as next... More »
The LA Film Fest's decision to move downtown last year did great things for the festival's attendance and after one weekend of this year's edition, it is easy to see why. The festival home at the LA Live's Regal Cinemas... More »
One thing was made ridiculously clear at LA Film Fest's North American premiere of Nicolas Refn's Cannes hit Drive last night: We have a serious talent on our hands. For many accomplished Twitch readers this might seem pretty obvious. We've... More »
In light of his directorial debut, the intense 1994 drama Once Were Warriors, New Zealand director Lee Tamahori was a surprising choice to head up several big budget Hollywood action films including the final Pierce Brosnan Bond film, Die Another... More »
We've already filled you in on all the awards the Robbie Pickering's extremely popular film won at SXSW. Now we have three more clips of the film ahead of Sunday's LAFF premiere. Check back for more thoughts soon.... More »
Richard Linklater has long been a figurehead of independent cinema. Classics like Slacker and Waking Life have shunned the typical narrative structure to tell interesting and entertaining stories. In his latest, Bernie, Linklater heads once more down a curious narrative... More »
Without a doubt, one of the movies we are most excited to see at this year's LA Film Fest is Robbie Pickering's NATURAL SELECTION. The film cleaned up at SXSW winning Best Narrative Feature, Best Editing, Best Score/Music, Best Screenplay,... More »
The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off its second year in downtown LA on Thursday with a great slate of films for the eastside crowd. We already had a great chat with festival big wigs David Ansen and Doug Jones... More »
The 2015 third edition of the Stanley Film Fest has come and gone and it was without a doubt, another huge success. The good folks at the Denver Film Society have again curated a super enjoyable "horror-film summer camp" with great movies on screen and awesome events off. What better...
It is no secret that Sean Connery grew to hate James Bond long before he stopped playing the character. In fact, he was so reluctant to return as 007 for Diamonds Are Forever, after George Lazenby walked away from the franchise after just one film, that United Artists offered the...
We've made no secret of our fondness for the upstart Stanley Film Fest. Taking place at the historic Stanley Hotel (famous as Stephen King's inspiration for The Shining) in Estes Park, Colorado, Stanley has quickly become the premier destination horror festival. The good people of the Denver Film Society have...
I'm going to blow your minds right now: Peter Parker could be played by a black actor. In fact, Peter Parker could be played by an actor of any race at all. Allow me to rephrase, Your Honour: The existence of Miles Morales does not mean Peter Parker can only...
UPDATE: Three months after the tragic death of martial artist Darren Shahlavi, on 14 January at the age of 42, his family have received the official coroner's report from the Los Angeles County Coroners Department, and would like it to be known that Darren died of natural causes, rather than...