Sundance 2012: First Teaser For THE PACT Asks A Very Simple Question

Nicholas McCarthy's The Pact is already something of a Sundance success story. McCarthy was part of the 2011 festival with a short film of the same name, one that drew enough buzz that he was approached after the premiere and... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sundance 2012: Exclusive New Clip From THE COMEDY - Hipsters Wear Blue Sunglasses

Debuting tonight in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, Rick Alverson's The Comedy follows a character named Swanson and his hipster friends, who "live in a tepid social paradise, a.k.a. Williamsburg, where their good fortune breeds indifference and recreational cruelty." Now... More »

Axes And Bullets Abound In A Third Clip From THE RAID!

What's that? The first two clips released from Indonesian action picture The Raid weren't enough for you? Well, with the US premiere coming tonight at Sundance here comes a third!All hell breaks loose when an elite SWAT team, given orders... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sundance 2012: THE RAID - New Clip, New Music, Same Old Broken Bones

Poised to tear up Sundance and leave behind a trail of blood, guts, and broken, crunchy bones, Gareth Evans' The Raid has a new clip, featuring new music by Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) that appears to fit the action... More »

Sundance Brings The Robot Sex: MEANING OF ROBOTS Trailer

Robots are close to becoming a reality; sex films have been popular since, well, pretty much the invention of movies. It seems only natural that someone, somewhere, would make a sex film with robots. Mike Lenski's short Meaning of Robots,... More »

SUNDANCE 2012: LCD Soundsystem's SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS Trailer!

You always want to go out on top of your game; to forever be remembered for your greatness. Few entertainers know how and when to do that, allowing their careers and influence to tumble into mediocrity. From the trailer for the... More »

Director & Stuntman Nash Edgerton Talks SPIDER Sequel BEAR, His Work With David Michôd, And How Stunts Tell Stories!

Nash Edgerton is one of the most exciting cats in filmmaking today. It's strange to still call him upcoming, but while his style is signature; his videos insanely viral; his fans among the most famous; and his mark on indie... More »

Sundance 2012: The Writer Of DOGTOOTH And ALPS Delivers Absurd Comedy L

While director Yorgos Lanthimos wins a great deal of praise for the current wave of Greek cinema thanks to his features Dogtooth and Alps, the reality is that no movement ever rests on the shoulders of one person and even... More »
By Todd Brown   

Don Coscarelli's JOHN DIES AT THE END Added To Sundance Lineup

Don Coscarelli - director of the Phantasm series and Bubba Ho-Tep - will be making the trip to Park City, his genre bending scifi-horror-comedy John Dies At The End having just been added to the Park City At Midnight lineup... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sundance 2012: Watch The Trailer For Somali Pirate Short FISHING WITHOUT NETS

As Sundance approaches, there's bound to be a flurry of teasers and trailers for the 2012 selection coming online, if not already. We might as well start with one from the shorts program, Cutter Hodierne's Fishing Without Nets. The synopsis... More »

Watch Trailer for French Festival Darling DECLARATION OF WAR

Valérie Donzelli's Declaration of War made a splash this summer as the opening night film of Critics Week at Cannes. It has since been selected as France's entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Now it has the distinction of... More »

Hey NYC! Wanna Win Tix To See CORMAN'S WORLD?

I'd imagine that if you're a regular reader of Twitch, then the answer is yes.In our NYFF 2011 wrap-up , Peter Gutierrez said of Corman's World: The Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, Alex Stapleton's doc on moviemaking maniac Roger Corman:... More »

Trailer for Sundance Opener WISH YOU WERE HERE!

Want to make something brilliant? Take actor and rising director Kieran Darcy-Smith and accomplished actor Felicity Price; add the producer for incredible award-winning short films Crossbow and I Love Sarah Jane, Angie Fielder; add a dash of Blue Tongue Films genius (Animal... More »

Sundance 2012: Trailer For Destin Daniel Cretton's I AM NOT A HIPSTER

Given the success of Bellflower in 2011 you can be pretty damn sure that industry watchers will be paying close attention to the Sundance NEXT program in 2012 trying to find the next picture to tap into that same indie... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE RAID Will Punch Sundance In The Face.

Yes, Jakarta is coming to Utah.The Sundance Film Festival has just announced their Spotlight, Midnight and Next programs - more on those is separate posts - and Gareth Huw Evans' Indonesian martial arts picture The Raid will be making the... More »
By Todd Brown   

Michael Shannon Does His Thing In The Trailer For TAKE SHELTER

Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter gathered a lot of momentum this past Sundance where Sony Pictures Classics snapped it up for U.S. release (this October), and just over the weekend it won top honors at Critics' Week in Cannes. And now... More »

Sundance Promos You Weren't Supposed to See

It has been a tradition at Sundance for filmmakers from the previous year's shorts program to make the bumpers that run before the films start. Featuring the festival's slogan (this year it was "Be There" or "Be Here" or something),... More »

Sundance: Bong Joon Ho is an UPTOWN GIRL.

Sure there was the Red State carnival and its tempest-in-a-teapot-outrage, and at about the same time there was a rather odd bit of film-goer outrage at Lucky McKee's midnight premiere of The Woman (which makes me excited for that one), but,... More »

Sundance 2011: Final Teaser For Mark Pellington's I MELT WITH YOU

Mark Pellington's I Melt With You takes one final kick at the teaser can before premiering at Sundance, this latest effort a longer one than the previous string and featuring an extended bit of dialogue between Jeremy Piven and Abhi... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sundance 2011: First Clip From Tom McCarthy's WIN WIN

The Station Agent director Tom McCarthy's Win Win is proving to be one of the early buzz titles at Sundance and the reason why becomes painfully obvious in the first clip, premiered today on MTV. Paul Giamatti is, quite simply,... More »
By Todd Brown   
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