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.

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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Take A Deadly SHOPPING TOUR In The Debut Release From Sharp Teeth Films

For many years Terracotta Films in the UK has provided some of the Far East's films fans around the globe. Now, Sharp Teeth films sees Terracotta's head honcho branching out into genre films from other parts of the world for... More »
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Giveaway: Win SKIN TRADE On Blu-ray From Magnet Releasing And TwitchFilm

Thanks to our friends at Magnet Releasing, TwitchFilm readers now have an opportunity to win Skin Trade on Blu-ray! Skin Trade is an all out martial arts action film starring Tony Jaa, Dolph Lundgren (who also wrote the film's story),... More »
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Blu-ray Review: CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT Comes Calling From Artsploitation Films

Of all the monsters in the long history of cinema, no creature has been explored more often or in more detail than the vampire. From his cinematic genesis as a hideous rat-like creature in F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu to his numerous... More »
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Now On Blu-ray: A SNAKE OF JUNE Is Still A Masterpiece

A bit of a spoiler alert up front, A Snake of June is my favorite Tsukamoto Shinya film. While I haven't seen all of them just yet, of the eight or so that I've managed to ingest, A Snake of... More »
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Texas Frightmare Weekend Adds Robert Englund To Its 2016 Roster

The Southwest's largest horror convention, Dallas's Texas Frightmare Weekend, has given TwitchFilm an early look at their latest guest additions, and this one is a major catch! TFW has confirmed Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, to an already stellar list... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2015 Wrap - All Our Reviews & TwitchFilm Awards

Wow. Fantastic Fest ended last Thursday but we are all still recovering from 8 (8!) days of magical mayhem. There were a ton of good movies and very few stinkers (not counting some of us on day 8). But it's... More »
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This Is Arrow Video's Happening, Man, And It Freaks Me Out! BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS Coming To Blu-ray

Arrow Video continues to bring the thunder with the astonishing announcement of a UK only Blu-ray release of Russ Meyer's big studio opus, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls!The UK distributor announced their January releases this morning, and while the... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: DOGLEGS, An Intimate Look Into An Extreme World

Doglegs is a documentary that examines the inner lives of some of Japan's strangest wrestlers. The name refers to an underground wrestling circuit that pits disabled and able-bodied performers against each other in the ring, often to horrifyingly uncomfortable ends.... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: RUINED HEART, A Doomed Love Song Of Two Humans

Filipino director Khavn De La Cruz burst onto the radar of avant garde film lovers around the world with his 2010 feature Mondomanila. While far from a debutante with dozens of shorts and features behind him, Khavn's film made an... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: YAKUZA APOCALYPSE Plays Like Miike's Greatest Hits

Putting Miike Takashi at the helm of a yakuza action film that features a vampire crime boss and a man in a giant felt frog costume seems like a no-brainer. This is the kind of whacked out gonzo imagery that we've... More »
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Toronto 2015 Review: TALVAR (GUILTY), An Indictment Of Indian Justice

In 2008, Aarushi Talwar, 14, the daughter of middle class parents, was found dead in her Mumbai home with her throat slashed. Suspicion quickly fell upon the family's servant, a Nepali migrant named Hemraj, but when he was found dead... More »
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Fantastic Fest 2015 Exclusive: DER BUNKER U.S. Trailer And Poster Bring The Weirdness

Fantastic Fest 2015 is nearly upon us, and so begins the flood of amazing oddities into the world of film fanatics. Among the oddest we've yet seen is the eccentric German export Der Bunker. TwitchFilm is proud to bring you the... More »
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Kamal Hassan Is India's Answer To Liam Neeson In THOONGAVANAM Trailer

India's most celebrated actor has had a very busy year, and it isn't over yet. Kamal Hassan is one of the elder statesmen of Tamil language cinema, though he's been active in most of India's regional cinemas and Bollywood for well... More »
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Toronto 2015: Check Out The Teaser For Sono's THE WHISPERING STAR

Sono Sion's latest project, the sci-fi film The Whispering Star, premiered two nights ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, and just ahead of this date, the film's first teaser has appeared online.Much has been made of Sono's pace this... More »
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Blu-ray Review: AMERICAN NINJA - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION Charts A Legacy Of Badass Action

If there is any genre of cinema that is evocative of the '80s home video boom, it's probably action, and specifically the films of the Cannon Group. While there were dozens of imitators crowding video store shelves back in the... More »
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THE BEAUTY INSIDE: Exclusive Clip From Korean Body-Swap Comedy

On September 11, Well Go USA will open Korean body-hopping comedy The Beauty Inside in limited markets in the USA and to prepare you, we've got an exclusive clip!All relationships have issues, but Woo-jin's identity crisis is a new one... More »
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MSG 2 Theatrical Trailer Will Make You Question Your Sanity

While watching Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan's autobiographical first film, MSG: The Messenger, my 10-year-old son made what is the most concise and cogent statement about this work of complete nonsense that I have seen thus far. He... More »
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Giveaway: Win Blu-rays And DVDs Of THE DEAD LANDS And WHITE GOD From Magnet, Magnolia And TwitchFilm

TwitchFilm has partnered with Magnet Releasing and Magnolia Pictures to bring you a couple of wonderful films on Blu-ray and DVD. First up we have two copies of Toa Fraser's brutal New Zealand Maori action film The Dead Lands. A... More »
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