Brian Clark
European Editor; Los Angeles

Full Disclosure: Twitch's List Of Shame - December

And here we are, at the end of our year-long exploration into the shadowy reaches of classic cinema where we have dared not venture before now. Each of us now experienced up to a dozen highly praised works for the... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Score/Soundtrack

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Actress

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best TV Show/Event

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Review: Asghar Farhadi's THE PAST, An Intense, Mesmerizing Excavation Of Secrets And Lies

Those who saw Asghar Farhadi's previous film, A Separation, already know that though the Iranian filmmaker specializes in two-plus hour family dramas, his movies are as intense and absorbing as any thriller out there. Like the aforementioned film, The Past... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Biggest Surprise

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Biggest Disappointment

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Documentary

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Festival

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Supporting Performance

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Screenplay

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Mark Your 2014 Calendars For Lars Von Trier's NYMPHOMANIAC

Magnolia Pictures has announced the official U.S. release dates for Lars Von Trier's two-part erotic epic Nymphomaniac, which the press release assures us contains "graphic depections of sexuality to a degree unprecedented in a mainstream feature film." So uh,... More »
  

Review: THE LAST DAYS ON MARS, As Lifeless As The Planet Itself

After the screening of The Last Days on Mars in the director's fortnight competition, many were wondering why exactly the clunky, derivative Mars-zombie movie was programmed at a high-class festival like Cannes. Fair enough, but the bigger, even more nagging... More »
  

Euro Beat: You Must Watch This Dario Argento Video Essay From The Directors Of AMER

Whether you're new to Italian horror master Dario Argento (Suspiria) or a seasoned fan, this excellent montage/essay put together by Belgian directing team Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet (Amer, The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears) is essential viewing. Also... More »
  

Anthology Horror Reaches Perverse Extremes In NSFW Trailer for GERMAN ANGST

So, how do you up the ante in the current anthology horror movement? Getting Jörg Buttgereit, the director of the infamous Nekromantic to contribute is a hell of a start. But from the looks of this very NSFW trailer for... More »
  

Euro Beat: Luc Besson's Company Accused of Embezzlement, Takes Legal Action

In today's Euro Beat: All is not fine in Luc Besson's giant European Hollywood complex. Or maybe it actually is fine and the journalists are the ones to blame! Either way, law suits are coming. Also, the Rome Film Festival... More »
  

Euro Beat: Notable Upcoming Films From Spain, Denmark, France And More

The American Film Market (AFM) is gearing up in Los Angeles. For the small bubble of industry folks, this means wheeling, dealing, meetings, drinks, dinner and whining/bragging about busy schedules. But for the rest of us film lovers, it means... More »
  

Euro Beat: First Image From Mike Leigh's J.M.W. Turner Project!

Also in today's edition of Euro Beat: Catherine Deneuve turns 70 and remains awesome, Alain Delon goes a little nuts at 77 (or has he always been?), promising films win at the London Film Festival, plus, Europe takes back its... More »
  

Euro Beat: Michael Hazanavicius Works In Secret, James Marsh Takes On Stephen Hawking

After our exhaustive look at the European Oscar submissions, Euro Beat is back to its normally scheduled Tuesday spot with good news about upcoming projects, bad news about Spain, Portugal and a great director and some very interesting European box... More »
  

Review: Dario Argento's DRACULA 3D Is Predictably Bad, Until...

Early warning: This review will eventually spoil what was -- for me -- the only great minute of Dario Argento's Dracula 3D. It is not a plot spoiler per say, and it was also spoiled by the sales reel that... More »
  
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