Sitges 2011: ENTHIRAN (THE ROBOT) Review

[With Endhiran screening tonight in Sitges we revisit our previous epic review.]Enthiran is a film that has every advantage you could possibly think of for a big budget Indian blockbuster.  It has the biggest budget ever for an Indian film;... More »
By J Hurtado   

Short Film, Short Review: Jesus Orellana's ROSA

Debuting tonight before the opening night screening of Kike Maillo's Eva at the Sitges Film Festival is Jesus Orellana's dazzling animated short film Rosa.Orellana wears his influences on his sleeve here, Rosa taking obvious inspiration from Ghost In The Shell,... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sitges 2011: EVA Review

I have to say I was specially excited to see this year's opening movie at Sitges. You can't find a lot of genre films in commercial Catalan cinema - at least not with production values and a budget as high... More »

Sitges 2011: Brigadoon Selection To Honor Past And Present Genre Filmmakers.

Twitch will be on the scene at this year's Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia and one of the programs sets out to honor past and present genre filmmakers as well as present a thorough program of films complete with... More »

THE RAID - Iko Uwais. Joe Taslim. Gareth Huw Evans. Fight!



If Jim Mickle's brilliant Stake Land has one thing above all else to teach us it's that cliches do not matter in the slightest if the person using them knows what they're doing. Stake Land tells the story of a... More »

Sitges: Noves Visions Programme

As if looking down the news section is not enough, we are in FESTIVAL season around the world, and the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival, still the worlds largest if its kind, which runs this year from 6-16 of October, just... More »


Antti-Jussi Annila's Sauna (or Evil Rising, for this UK DVD release) is undeniably a very good movie, if a clear case of the director slightly over-reaching after his magnificent (and sadly under-rated) debut, Jade Warrior. That film leant heavily on... More »

Full Trailer For Dystopic French Scifi CARRE BLANC

Back in mid-June Twitch was proud to premiere three clips from Jean-Baptiste Leonetti's brilliant dystopic science fiction film Carre Blanc. We had the chance to see the film at a market screening in Cannes and walked away enormously impressed by... More »
By Todd Brown   

First Trailer For Cuban Zombie Comedy JUAN OF THE DEAD

About a year ago the powers behind the scenes of Alejandro Brugues' zombie comedy Juan of the Dead did about the worst thing they could have done at the time. They took a zero budget proof of concept promo for... More »
By Todd Brown   


Meet the children of the Quintanilla family. There is July, the teenage daughter. She is not quite rebellious but certainly chafes against her mother's care. And there is Christian, slightly older but in many ways simpler. All Christian wants... More »
By Todd Brown   

Tribeca 2011: NEON FLESH (CARNE DE NEON) Review

Ricky is having a tough day, the bullet with his name on it is quite literally staring him in the face.  Structured as a flashback of his life right at the second of final judgment, for (ostensibly) our entertainment,... More »


[With James Wan's Insidious now screening at SXSW we revisit Todd Brown's previous review.]Though it breaks down some in a final act sees the tightly wound story seemingly split into a  pair of competing films - one an 80s... More »
By Todd Brown   

The Sitges Festival And Director Angel Sala Charged With Exhibition Of Child Pornography For Screening A SERBIAN FILM

Some disturbing news out of Barcelona today with word that the Sitges Film Festival - one of the oldest, largest and most respected genre film events in the world - and its director, Angel Sala, have been charged with the... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sundance 2011: KABOOM Review

[With Greg Araki's Kaboom now screening at Sundance we revisit Kurt's previous review from Sitges.]Probably the best thing audiences will get out of Gregg Araki's latest joint, Kaboom, is some well thought out and thorough advice on cunnilingus from rising... More »

Sitges 2010: I SAW THE DEVIL Review

[Thanks to Guillem Rosset for the following review.]Korean director Kim Jee-woon has build quite an impressive filmography. Films like A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life or The Good, The Bad, And The Weird achieved international success and gathered him a lot of fans and well... More »

Sitges 2010: STAKE LAND Review

At one point in fabulously envisioned Stake Land, the loner-hero takes a brief snatch of down time from kicking up road dust and vampire killing to relax on an outdoor recliner chaise. It is the moment that you realize... More »

Sitges Award Winners Announced!

And a drum roll, please, because here are the winners from the 2010 Sitges Festival.OFICIAL FANTÀSTIC COMPETICIÓ SITGES 43JURAT / JURADO / JURYFrancesco Barilli, Jaume Collet-Serra, Colin Geddes, Jan Harlan & Elena ManriqueMillor Curtmetratge / Mejor Cortometraje / Best... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sitges 2010: OUTRAGE Review

[Our thanks to Guillem Rosset for the following review.]It's been a while, but Takeshi Kitano has finally returned to the genre that launched him to the international success. After exploring the mysteries of artistic creation and his own inner... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sitges 2010: STRAYED Review

Kazakhstan's submission to the Foreign Language Oscar race, Akan Satayev's Strayed is a spartan yet strangely compelling trip into one man's personal hell.Andrey Merzlikin - you know him from Bimmer and Newsmakers - stars as a man who seems... More »
By Todd Brown   
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