Ben joined Team Twitch in the summer of 2009 when he moved to NYC, where he established an east coast conglomerate of writers for the site. He currently resides in LA, where he works as a producer and script consultant.
Oh, how they grow up so fast. Just last year Beyond Fest was merely a new born suckling at the crusty teet of its six-headed mother from Mars (they need moms). And now, it's walking and talking and throwing shrunken... More »
Just when you thought it was safe to come to Twitch and not hear about a film festival... wait, when did you ever think that was going to happen? Film festivals are our bread and butter. Anyway... While much of... More »
There is magic in Memphis. Magic and soul, fear and frustration. Music, passion and a heavenly voice that tilts from the throat of a modern monk on a quest for the divine amongst the derelict.When I first got word of... More »
Dusk. A blue summer day ending on a worn and warm boulevard. The pin prick glow of street lamps dazzle in the distance. A figure lumbers down the block. A hat tipped to one side, he is lost in thought.... More »
Certainly one of the most festive and inventive collaborative efforts going these days, The ABCs Of Death pits 26 established and up and coming filmmakers with a letter of the alphabet and a death that corresponds to said letter. And... More »
A decade is an absolute eternity online, a marker that I certainly never thought I'd reach when registering the first domain for Twitch ten years ago now, and yet here we are. Honestly, I never thought much of anything about... More »
While Andrey Zvyaginstev has only made a handful of feature films over the last decade (The Return being a personal favorite), he's made everyone of them count, and none perhaps more so than his latest, Leviathan. Charting great buzz out... More »
Equally hailed and disregarded for a plethora of reasons that could probably fill its near 3 and a half hour running time, Nuri Belge Ceylan, Turkey's preeminent filmmaker on the international stage, nonetheless walked away from this year's Cannes with... More »
The final day of FrightFest has come and gone, and so those fine festival folk have this wrap up video to share.This time out there's coverage for Nymph: as festival director Alan Jones calls it "The Little Mermaid done as... More »
Other worldly. Out of time. Languid. Uncanny. Meditative. These are all fine and easy ways to describe the promo reel for veteran Russian-American director Andrei Konchalovsky's latest, The Postman's White Nights, which will be playing in competition at Venice early... More »
More goodies from FrightFest TV on all things gory, ghouly, ghostly and gangly. Yes, it's day three of FrightFest 2014, with coverage and interviews for The Harvest, The Babadook, The Sleeping Room, Starry Eyes, Digging Up The Marrow, plus a... More »
After a successful festival run that included awards from Indie Memphis and Boston Underground, Drew Tobia's feature debut See You Next Tuesday is getting a multi-platorm and multi-tiered release from Devolver Digital Films. And we've got the exclusive debut of... More »
As always here at Twitch, it's one of our goals to keep cinephiles, and casual viewers alike, abreast of where the river known as cinema flows, and more than ever, we are finding that its toward the world of... More »
While cinema acts as a temporal artifice like no other medium out there, films that capture the absolute spark of a moment -- the Nowness of a breath or a look -- for all to experience at a further moment,... More »
Mark Jackson did not so much as burst forth onto the independent film scene in 2011 with his brilliant first feature Without. Rather he made a careful set of imprints and impressions, distinct and measured, over the entire year on... More »
George Miller's return to action cinema was so triumphant at Comic-Con this weekend, that Warner Bros. just decided to share this first look trailer with those of us that sit beyond the walls of Hall H. The trailer is awesome.... More »
Okay, folks, it's now time to get into the ever so serious fall festival season. Toronto made their first announcements just the other day and now it is time for the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia to... More »
In May, Edgar Wright left Ant-Man, a film he had been developing with Marvel Studios for nigh on half a decade. If you were a fan of his Cornetto trilogy, or just of ants and/or men in general, but especially... More »
Justin Simien's Sundance darling Dear White People is coming to US theaters October 17, so today we get the full trailer for the college set satire. And it's quite chatty. Then again, when things get this racial and political almost... More »
In my original review for the film, I talked about how Red Army is a gem of a film, a movie about hockey that can be loved by fan and neophyte alike. Much more than simply a documentation of a particular era of the NHL, the film is a gripping,...
OK, seriously: what did Johnny Depp ever do to you? I know, I know. It's just fashionable to hate him right now and lord knows, fashion is our main deal in these parts. The rise and fall and rise again and fall again of one of Hollywood's preeminent movie stars...
Smart, stylish, insightful and brimming with technical inventiveness, Stanley Donen's Two For The Road is a wonderful examination of the modern marriage whose influence can still be felt in Hollywood cinema today, nearly 50 years after it was originally released.Inspired in part by his own marriage, screenwriter Frederic Raphael (Darling,...
Amidst so many feature narrative and docus to choose from at Sundance, the wide ranging selection of shorts can be easily overlooked. But this is not for a lack of quality as both the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Fiction grand jury short winners went onto to become the grand jury...
The always surprising and exciting Slamdance Film Festival kicks off today, so we've got ten selections from their narrative and doc competitions, Beyond and special screening slates that you are gonna wanna keep an eye on. The festival looks to be heavy on genre offerings this year, from phantasmagorical boyfriends...