Matt Brown writes about film and pop culture for TwitchFilm and is the co-host of the Mamo! and Super Zero podcasts. Imagine Thor crossed with a 12-year-old girl. Find him at tederick.com or on twitter: @tederick
Last week, Joss Whedon quietly confirmed that he has finished his deal with Marvel Studios and won't be participating in any more of their movies. This wasn't a surprise. Frankly, even given the degree to which hiring Whedon to make... More »
I want to get a message out to Leonardo DiCaprio, mostly because I don't want him to kill himself. His self-annihilation track, in his relentless pursuit of an Academy Award, is starting to scare me. Apparently for The Revenant he... More »
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 »
Sure, within moments of the wider pop cultural world becoming aware of the fact that Rey (Daisy Ridley) wasn't just the main character of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but was indeed that kind of main character - the Luke,... More »
Some spoilers for Carol. Carol is one of the best films of the year, beautifully mounted by Todd Haynes, based on Patricia Highsmith's novel. It pays close attention to the tools of its trade: framing, composition, editing, and sound choices... More »
Is BB-8 a boy? A girl? A non-gendered utility device? I don't know. And I'm off the internet through the release of The Force Awakens because honestly, I don't want to find out. I mentioned who was playing Captain Phasma... More »
Here's what the Criterion Collection is good for: equal parts enshrining of significant milestones in the art of film (see last week's review of Ikiru), and the championing of striking works of filmcraft that have somehow slipped from the narrative... More »
In the early '50s, Akira Kurosawa had the kind of career-high back-to-back film projects that few filmmakers could even approach, much less compete with. With Ikiru (1952) followed by Seven Samurai (1954), Kurosawa made his two best works. The latter... More »
Spoilers for series 9 of Doctor Who. Tension has been building between stories and truth throughout Steven Moffat's tenure as showrunner on Doctor Who. A nod here, a theme there; I've previously confessed my fondness for the Eleventh Doctor story... More »
If the Marvel Netflix properties this year have demonstrated anything, it's that the movie series' perceived lack of bench-strength in the villain department might not be a matter of character, but rather of format. People like to pick on Lee... More »
As we approach the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I've been noodling the idea of writing some sort of defense of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. If stirring up the comments section is an objective of any "think... More »
Spoilers below for Bone Tomahawk and Theeb. Last week I caught up to S. Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk, which is being justly lauded as a terrific bit of under-the-radar genre storytelling well worth seeking out. I say "storytelling" instead of... More »
"I've been here before" is the first line in Sam Smith's execrable title track for the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. (Read the Twitch review by Ard Vijn right here.) To a widely observed extent, that line could be the... More »
With nothing going on at the movies or on TV over the weekend, I ticked another item off my to-do list and rewatched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I did this as a protective measure against... More »
The pilot for CBS' Supergirl is a problematic, wonderful mess. Problematic, because it must trip over every single misguided trope that bedevils its blend of genres, up to and including speaking its own subtext out loud ("A female superhero? It'll... More »
Look, I'm not saying that we need to create a two-tier system of rights in North America... but based on #BoycottStarWarsVII and its aftermath, I think we oughta at least think about it. It was a collar-loosening moment for any... More »
For a long time, I didn't believe in star ratings for movies. To an extent, I still don't - there's no calculation for how much I enjoyed a thing, let alone one that can capture that enjoyment in a permanent... More »
David Fincher's The Social Network turned five last Thursday, and I watched the film again to mark the occasion. I've seen it several times, but each viewing seems to give me something new. It's 2015 and already I am seeing... More »
Spoiler warning for Sicario. I admire a genre movie that extracts its generic components so completely that one nearly forgets what one is watching until it sneaks back around and kicks us in the ass. One such film is Sicario,... More »
Gaspar Noe's Love is ridiculous, and I'm fairly convinced it knows it. It's a movie about dicks, which are ridiculous objects; and ridiculous people, who happen to be dicks. It's the great cinematic circle-jerk. Your mileage may vary. There is,... More »
What I'll be describing today might genuinely deserve a spoiler warning, even though everything I'll mention is currently well within the public sphere, freely available for anyone who hasn't seen Captain America: Civil War to discover. That group includes me: I haven't seen the movie. Certainly, the definition of "spoiler"...
It's now almost two weeks ago that I saw the Japanese zombie film I Am A Hero, a movie which surprised me by being unexpectedly awesome. In my review, I said that most zombie films feature a "hero zombie", one which is harder to kill or is just a tad...
This week, the Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele comedy Keanu premieres, and in one of the supporting parts you can see veteran character actor Luis Guzman. And that settled who we would choose this week. For Luis Guzman is an actor who brings believability and deadpan humor to the weirdest...
It is rare to encounter an artist at the beginning of their career and know, innately, that you are in the presence of a master of their form. Janicza Bravo is one such artist, and after five distinct short films, plus her new epic VR experience screening at Tribeca after...
Plenty of words have been written and said about the ongoing disgruntlement with Scarlett Johansson being in the live-action Ghost in the Shell film. So when a Facebook friend of mine posed the fun question of who we'd cast in a live-action Kill La Kill, my first reaction was "NOT...