Kurt Halfyard
Toronto, Canada

Scientist by day, cinema aficionado by night. Film festival addict and family man. Kurt has been writing for Twitch since pretty much the inception of the site and can often be found in rep-houses around Toronto taking his kids to films that are rather inappropriate for their age.

Ghibli Retrospective: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Willem (age 10) and Miranda (now age 9) are spending time with the work of Takahata Isao, for this second Studio Ghibli marathon on the big screen. After having fun with Pom Poko last year, and the more contemplative Only... 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 »
  

Trailer for TRANSCENDENCE Tackles Big Sci-Fi Concept

Cinematographer Wally Pfister has not been behind the camera for Christopher Nolan's heady 2014 science fiction blockbuster Interstellar, because he has been busy with his own directorial debut, Transcendence. The even heady-er (if that is a word) project aims to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Animated FIlm

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 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 »
  

Ghibli Retrospective: The Kids Talk ONLY YESTERDAY

TIFF Bell Lightbox is running an another Studio Ghibli retrospective in December and January, which has expanded the number of titles (old and new) from the very successful previous 2012 run in Toronto.This time out, Willem (age 10) and Miranda... 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 »
  

Ghibli Retrospective: The Kids Talk CASTLE IN THE SKY

TIFF Bell Lightbox is running an another Studio Ghibli retrospective in December and January, which has expanded the number of titles (old and new) from the very successful previous 2012 run in Toronto.When Miyazaki-san and Takahata-san come to town, you... More »
  

New To Netflix: Time, Terrorism, Wuxia, And Snowboarding

This week's entry of New To Netflix continues with more time travel. Cinema itself is kind of a time machine, so watch as I contort this notion. Transporting us back to a time and place, or at least an idea... More »
  

Get Control Of Yourself And Put On Some Trousers! New DOM HEMINGWAY Trailer

The marketing machine not shy about throwing in most of the good bits from Richard Shepard's Jude Law starring gangster effort Dom Hemingway in order to get your butt in the cinema. To eyes that have seen (and very much... More »
  

Bruce Dern Is Ready For His Extreme Close-up, Mr. DeMille!

Bruce Dern has been doing amazing character actor work since the 1960s where he started out as "third cowboy on the left" in a lot of television westerns, before joining up with Roger Corman's stable of regulars (Including Jack Nicholson,... More »
  

Errol Morris on Photography, Truth and JFK: NOVEMBER 22, 1963

Errol Morris has posted a short documentary interview with Josiah "Tink" Thompson  author of the book "Six Seconds In Dallas" (In 1966, while working for Life Magazine, he was allowed to examine a first-generation copy of the film and a set... More »
  

New To Netflix: Time Travel, Memory, Cloning and BEST WORST MOVIE

This weeks entry of New To Netflix picks some of the obscure and strange films from the various territories around the world. At this point in time, I would say that Netflix remains at its best for the new (ish)... More »
  

North American Trailer for THE WIND RISES Leaves Us Adrift

The North American trailer for Miyazaki Hayao's "Farewell Masterpiece," The Wind Rises spends a lot of time telling you to see it, rather than truly showing you much: images with little context or explanation, with the dialogue silenced. This is... More »
  

The Gender War Wages On in the Trailer for SOME VELVET MORNING

It has been a while Neil Labute stormed onto the arthouse film scene with the one-two punch of In The Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors in the mid 1990s. After those two exceptional films, it felt that... More »
  
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