Iñárritu's BIRDMAN To Open Venice

Italy, it would appear, will be ground zero in the resurrection of Michael Keaton's career. After a long period out of the spotlight the hyper-talented Keaton has been gradually re-entering the conversation over the past few years but it is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Asian Film Festival Of Dallas Delivers Its Lucky 13th Full Lineup

Many years ago, in the ancient year of 2006, I was fortunate enough to have the kindly overlords of Twitch publish a few of my words regarding the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. It was the first time anyone ever... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

NY Asian 2014 Review: BLIND MASSAGE, An Artful And Affecting Ensemble Drama

Often controversial Chinese filmmaker Lou Ye delivers one of his finest films with Blind Massage, a delicately observed and artfully directed ensemble drama, based on the novel of the same name by Bi Feiyu. Putting aside, at least for the... More »
  

CLOSER TO GOD: Watch The New Trailer For Indie SciFi Thriller Before The Fantasia Premiere

About to have its international premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal, director Billy Senese has just released the first trailer for his indie scifi thriller Closer To God. Here's how the festival describes it:The first successful cloning of a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NY Asian 2014 Review: GOLDEN CHICKENSSS, In Which the Third Time Isn't Entirely the Charm

The 2002 comedy Golden Chicken and its 2003 sequel Golden Chicken 2, starring Hong Kong's queen of comedy Sandra Ng, were love letters both to Ng herself, who was given perhaps the greatest showcase committed to film of her formidable... More »
  

Get Stomped By The NYAFF 2014 Trailer!

Brace yourselves, New Yorkers! The 13th edition of the New York Asian Film kicks off tomorrow and things are going to get crazy. I mean, look at the header image. That's how these guys roll. And if you prefer your... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Teaser For THE GUEST, Latest From The YOU'RE NEXT Duo

Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett's thriller The Guest made quite an impression on our Festivals Editor Ryland Aldrich when he caught their latest at Sundance. You can read his full review at the link but this is what he had... More »
  

Crowdfund This: Mexico's Ambulante Going To California

Mexican stars Gael García and Diego Luna need your help. For almost a decade now, they have been known in Mexico not only for their acting but also as film producers and distributors. Together with Pablo Cruz, García and Luna... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: First Wave Of Titles Announced

If the first batch of titles from this years Fantasia International Film Festival is any indication, it promises to be a banner year.  Opening with the Charlotte Gainsbourg headlined gender-Cinderella-comedy Jacky in the Kingdom of the Women, the festival is also... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2014 Review: JOSSY'S Playfully Parodies Power Rangers

If you're a regular reader here at Twitch then you are probably aware of one of Japan's fastest rising directors: Fukuda Yuichi. Already a household name in his native country thanks to several TV shows, Fukuda broke out on the... More »
  

LA Film Fest 2014: Watch This First Clip From Dave Boyle's MAN FROM RENO

Dave Boyle's latest film, an unexpected thriller titled Man From Reno, is about to have its world premiere at this year's LA Film Festival. We put it on our list of 15 Twitch Picks for the festival, and we now... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Fantaspoa 2014 Wrap: Twitch's Reviews And The Festival's Video Recap

In order to wrap up my Twitch coverage of Fantaspoa 2014, I'm sharing the festival's official video recap, which is a very nice way to get a taste of what happens "behind the scenes" and when you bring together Lloyd... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE: Find Out What Is In The Box In Your First Look At COHERENCE

We have kept pretty mum on James Ward Byrkit's sci-fi drama Coherence. We do not want to give away too much about his award winning film (Fantastic Fest 2013). But then Oscilloscope came to us with the first exclusive clip from... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks MOMMY And CANNES 2014

Taking a moment to gush about Xavier Dolan's remarkable film Mommy taking home the Jury prize at the 2014 Cannes film festival.Video embedded below... More »
  

Independent Filmmakers' Showcase Fest To Open With Prize-Winning THE AGE OF REASON

The Independent Filmmakers' Showcase (IFS) Film Festival rolls into Los Angeles on May 27 with some of the year's best indie films in tow. Opening the festival at the Beverly Hills Music Hall is Jordan Harris and Andrew Schrader's... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Cannes 2014

Greetings from the Croisette! My first report from Cannes 2014 includes talk of the Canadian invasion that includes Xavier Dolan, David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan.I also chatted about Red Army and The Salvation, two great finds from this year's fest!... More »
  

NYIFF 2014 Review: In SNIFFER A Man Finds Himself In The Dirty Laundry Of Others

Most people show a lot of who they are through their interactions with others. Sure, there's the person we think we are, or the person that we imagine ourselves to be on our best days, but it's really how we... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Mexican Sci-Fi Flick MULTIPLIER Goes Ahead With Canadian Support

ScreenDaily is reporting that Mexican and Canadian production companies have inked a deal to co-produce the Mexican science fiction film Multiplier. Velarium Arts, EMAfilms and Filmoption International are teaming up to make Rodrigo Hernandez's short film Protocolo into a feature film. The image... More »
  

Watch A Clip From THE WELL, Thomas S. Hammock's PA Thriller

Thomas S. Hammock's feature film debut, the post-apocalyptic thriller The Well, will make it's World Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 12th. Hammock has been a production designer for Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard on You're Next, their... More »
  

Crowdfund This! Help The VIKING VAMPIRES Invade Our Shores!

The Viking Vampires are coming! But before they land on our shores, pillage our villages and run off with our livestock and women they need to have a little fundraiser. I guess the good old days of pillaging and running... More »
  
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