J Hurtado
Contributing Writer; Dallas, Texas

J Hurtado is Twitch's connection to the world of Indian cinema. Located in the South Asian diasporan capital of Dallas, Texas, J is able to keep tabs on Bolly, Kolly, Tolly, Molly, Sandal, and Lollywood for your reading pleasure. In addition to being among the only mainstream writers focusing on South Asian cinema, he is an avid supporter of independent and cult home video.

J Hurtado's Ten Favorite Indian Films Of 2015

2015 has been a very odd year for me. While I have struggled to get to the theater as often as I'd like to review new releases, I have been able to see a lot of independent Indian films that... More »
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TwitchFilm's Top 10 Movies Of 2015

Here at TwitchFilm, we are pleased to feature contributions from dozens of people located all over the world, writing about the movies that intrigue, confound, anger, and delight them. While that makes us a distinctive site, it also makes it... More »
By Peter Martin   

Exclusive Clip: MOJIN: THE LOST LEGEND Kicks Some Kung Fu Zombie Ass

Releasing in North American theaters this weekend is Mojin: The Lost Legend, the latest film from Wuershan, director of Painted Skin: The Resurrection. While the Painted Skin sequel was a bit overwrought and tragic for its own good, it looked pretty great on... More »
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Trailer: BHOOLOHAM, Nathan Jones & The Worst On-Screen Boxing Ever

Australian giant, and TwitchFilm favorite, Nathan Jones (Tom Yum Goong, Fearless, Muay Thai Giant, Troy, Mad Max: Fury Road) continues his conquest of every Asian regional cinema industry with his latest appearance in upcoming Tamil language boxing action/drama Bhooloham.While Nathan... More »
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Mollywood Star Prithviraj Set To Star In Malayalam Remake Of TIMECRIMES

Malayalam cinema superstar Prithviraj has been tapped to produce and star in an upcoming remake of TwitchFilm favorite Nacho Vigalondo's Timecrimes.Little is known about the project so far, however first time Mollywood director Kannan has emerged as a likely candidate... More »
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Blu-ray Review: Stephen Norrington's DEATH MACHINE, An Uncut Blast Of 90's Cyperpunk Horror

The '90s were a terrible era for a lot of things. Popular music? Check. Awful fashion? Double check. Horror movies? Well, let's look at one of those...Death Machine is the brainchild of Stephen Norrington. Norrington would later go on to... More »
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Vincent Price on Blu-ray: THE OBLONG BOX And HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS From Kino Classics

Vincent Price is among my very favorite actors. His incredible charm on screen, even in the most hideous of performances, is undeniable and rarely lets me down. This time around I'm taking a brief look at two of the more... More »
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Giveaway: Win Korean Thriller ASSASSINATION On Blu-ray From Well Go USA And Twitchfilm

Wanna win a Korean period thriller on Blu-ray? Well, TwitchFilm has teamed up with our pals at Well Go USA to give you the opportunity to win one of three copies of Choi Dong-Hoon's Assassination on Blu-ray just for sending... More »
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Blu-ray Review: Finally, THE APU TRILOGY Receives The Attention It Deserves

I've been writing about Indian cinema for a little over five years now. I've been a fan of Indian cinema for right around ten years. Yet, until a couple of weeks ago, I had never seen any of the films... More »
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The Dude Designs Does It Again With This YOUNG/VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN Mash Up

With Paul McGuigan's Victor Frankenstein hitting theaters Wednesday, November 25 in the US, we thought it would be cool to check a little what-might-have-been with this mash up poster from one of our favorite artists, Tom "The Dude Designs" Hodge.... More »
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Review: DANGEROUS MEN? Enema On Drugs!

Dangerous Men's Iranian born director John S. Rad (Jahangir Salehi Yeganehrad) left only this odd cinematic totem of his existence on earth when he died in 2007, soon after the film's belated (and extremely limited) theatrical release in 2005. While he'd... More »
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Blu-ray Review: SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS From Camera Obscura (Ger)

Camera Obscura is one of the finest cult home video labels that most people have never heard of. Over the last three or four years TwitchFilm has been fortunate to jump on board the Camera Obscura train to see them grow... More »
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Arrow Video's Feb 2016 Slate Looks Glorious: Miike, Grier, Kosugi, Bava, American Horror And More

Arrow Video has unveiled their amazing February 2016 slate, and TwitchFilm HQ is salivating over the amazing collection of releases coming to both sides of the Atlantic.Since Arrow Video opened up shop in the U.S., they've increased the number of... More »
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Siddharth Grabs A Gun In The Teaser For JIL JUNG JUK

Two years ago Tamil film star Siddharth made a big splash with his performance as a desperate novice filmmaker in Karthik Subbaraj's magnificent Jigarthanda. Now he's back in Jil Jung Juk, a brand new crime comedy from director Deeraj Vaidy.... More »
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Blu-ray Review: SOME KIND OF HATE Puts A Novel Twist On Slashers

With a healthy festival run that included appearances at the Stanley Film Festival, Fantasia, and FrightFest, along with a limited theatrical run in September, Adam Egypt Mortimer's debut feature Some Kind of Hate has a lot to be proud of.... More »
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Giveaway: Win Indonesian Wu Xia Film GOLDEN CANE WARRIOR From Well Go USA And TwitchFilm

TwitchFilm has teamed up with our good friends at Texas-based Well Go USA to bring you another fantastic giveaway! We've got three copies of Indonesian wu xia film The Golden Cane Warrior on Blu-ray to give to some lucky TwitchFilm... More »
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Exclusive Clip: THE GOLDEN CANE WARRIOR Delivers Old School Wu Xia Thrills On Blu-ray November 3

Indonesian wu xia The Golden Cane Warrior flies onto Blu-ray and DVD November 3 in North America from Well Go USA. Our pals at WGUSA have given TwitchFilm an exclusive clip and it gives you just a taste of the... More »
By J Hurtado   

The Many Faces Of Halloween

Today, instead of our regular thespian-of-the-week screenshots quiz, we are going to do something different. Today it is Halloween! First we thought about doing a Michael Myers gallery, like we did with Jason on a Friday the 13th, but... let's... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Exclusive Clip: BLOODY KNUCKLES Plays With Fire. On Blu-ray Today!

Today on Blu-ray Artsploitation films is releasing Matt O.'s Bloody Knuckles. Bloody Knuckles is a bit of a left field choice from Artsploitation, who've made their name straddling the line between high-minded art films and genre films. This film, on... More »
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Giveaway: Win Albert Maysles's IRIS On Blu-ray From Magnolia Pictures And TwitchFilm

When documentary legend Albert Maysles passed away in March of 2015, the world of cinema lost a giant. Working as a team with his brother David, The Maysles Brothers made some of the finest documentary features ever seen. Films like... More »
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