Christopher O'Keeffe
Tokyo, Japan

Latest Stills from Sono Sion's TOKYO TRIBE

Here are the latest stills from Sono Sion's adaptation of popular manga, Tokyo Tribe. Set in a future where Tokyo is divided into rival gangs. Kai, played by NORTH COAST BAD BOYZ J-rap group member Young Dais, and Mera, Hentai... More »
  

A Miscast Channing Tatum To Star As Gambit In X-MEN Spin-Off

A surprise announcement was made on the red carpet of the London premier for X-Men: Days of Future Past when producer Lauren Shuler Donner was asked about future X-Men related projects, answering, "Deadpool, yes. X-Force is fascinating, we love... More »
  

Now Stomping Across The World: Original GODZILLA Instills Nuclear Fear

The mighty roar still causes goose-pimples. An angry, desperate, anguished cry against the inhumanity of man, the original Godzilla (Gojira) remains a powerful drama. In honor of the film's 60th anniversary, Rialto Pictures is touring Godzilla: The Japanese Original across... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Claire Denis

In 2014, Full Disclosure is turning its focus on the filmography of a different celebrated filmmaker each month, and challenging our writers to seek out something new to watch and consider from their sizeable oeuvres. This month welcomes the first... More »
  

Miyazaki's CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO To Get Digitally Remastered Release

A new digitally remastered edition of The Castle of Cagliostro, famously as the first feature film to be directed by Studio Ghibli maestro Miyazaki Hayao, will be released on Japanese cinema screens on May 9th. This new transfer has been three... More »
  

Okinawa 2014 Review: FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS

Fujita Yosuke's bittersweet comedy Fuku-Chan of Fukufuku Flats reflects on themes of loneliness and love but never loses sight of its comedy heart, thanks to a wonderful central performance from Oshima Miyuki.Fukuda Tatsuo, 'Fuku-chan' to his many friends, paints buildings... More »
  

Okinawa 2014: School Girls, Gorillas and Movie Stars Walk the Red Carpet

The Okinawa International Movie Festival sees a variety of stars from Tokyo and abroad descend on the southern island every year. Proceedings kicked off with the annual red carpet ceremony on the beach with stars arriving to greet the people... More »
  

Okinawa 2014: ONE THIRD Wins The Golden SHISA

Last Monday night saw the closing of the 6th Okinawa International Movie Festival. Before the event officially closed with a fireworks display over its beach-side setting, the winners of this year's awards were announced.The jury, headed by veteran director, screenwriter... More »
  

Yubari 2014 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: HOUSE Director Obayashi Nobuhiko Talks SEVEN WEEKS And The Art Of Cinema

In the pantheon of great Japanese directors the name Obayashi Nobuhiko might not immediately stand out, and until a few years ago, the man and his work were all but unknown in the West. That all changed in 2009 when... More »
  

Review: KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE Fails to Fly

Kiki's Delivery Service started life as a 1985 novel by author Kadono Eiko, but it was the '89 Studio Ghibli version that brought fame to the little witch, particularly outside of her native Japan. Since that time the book has... More »
  

Yubari 2014: Explore Japan's Winter Wonderland Of Classic Movie Paintings

Situated on Japan's snow-covered northern island of Hokkaido, the tiny city of Yubari, a ghost town since the collapse of the coal mining industry some decades ago, is host every year to one of the most unique little film festivals... More »
  

Review: THE WIND RISES Flies Into Fantasy, While Bound To Reality

Anticipation levels are always high with the release of a new Studio Ghibili movie, and even higher when the director and writer is the father of the company and man behind its best works, Miyazaki Hayao. While Miyazaki's previous two... More »
  

Okinawa International Movie Festival Lineup Announced!

The lineup for the 6th Okinawa International Movie Festival (OIMF) was announced today and it's a real mixed bag of world cinema treats. The festival will take place from March 20th until March 24th on Okinawa's main island of Naha... More »
  

Lee Daniels on Racism and THE BUTLER: The White House Was "A Plantation"

Director Lee Daniels has been in Japan recently to promote his latest, Lee Daniels The Butler, and after a screening of the film at the Foreign Correspondent's Club the director was met with more than just the usual film-related inquiries.... More »
  

World Premiere Of HAUSU Director's SEVEN WEEKS To Close Yubari 2014

The Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival is a favourite cinematic celebration here at Twitch, and next month we'll be heading east to snowbound Hokkaido, Japan for this year's celebration of weird and wonderful genre cinema. The official programme has now been... More »
  

KILLERS Questions With Director Timo Tjahjanto And Stars Kitamura Kazuki And Takanashi Rin

After it's world premiere at Sundance director Timo Tjahjanto brought his latest film, Killers straight over to Japan for a screening ahead of it's February 1st release. Tjahjanto, one of half of the Mo Brothers with his filmmaking partner Kimo... More »
  

Twitch's Favorite Frankensteins -- And The Monsters They Created

The imminent theatrical release in North America of I, Frankenstein on Friday, January 24, gives us an excuse to express our collective love for the mad scientist known as Frankenstein -- and the monsters he created. As the title of... More »
  

Thomas Kretschmann Joins AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

It's been announced that Thomas Kretschmann, star of Dario Argento's Dracula 3D, Stalingrad and current NBC series Dracula, has been chosen to play a villain in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. Kretschmann will play Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, a... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Film

The year that was 2013 has 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 to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Director

The year that was 2013 has 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 to... More »
  
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