Peter Martin
Managing Editor; Dallas, Texas

After writing about things other than movies for many years, Peter began contributing to Twitch in October 2005 and became Managing Editor in December 2011. He is a contributing writer for Movies.com, Fandango, and other print and online publications. He is a proud member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association. His current addictions include horror movies, the pre-code era, baseball, and Twitter.

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Orson Welles

For the month of May, Twitch commemorates what would have been the great Orson Welles' 99th birthday by putting his career under the spotlight. In Full Disclosure, we take the filmography of a revered filmmaker each month and then select... More »
  

Latin Beat: Luis Villegas Talks VITAE, Lima Fest Opens With EL MUDO, Walter Salles Plans Animated NOAH'S ARK

In this week's column, Chilean filmmaker Luis Villegas talks about his upcoming film Vitae; we also have the trailer. From Peru, we hear about the opening night presentation of the Lima Independiente Film Festival, El Mudo; we share the trailers... More »
  

Review: MALEFICENT Casts A Feminist Spell

Call her Beneficent. Rebooting the studio's 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty into a live-action version suitable for the 21st century, Maleficent casts a strong feminist spell. "I don't think she's very happy," says one of the fairies in Walt Disney's... More »
  

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES: First Trailer And Images Suggest Liam Neeson Needs A Different Set Of Skills

Ever since 2008's Taken, Liam Neeson has excelled in playing mature action heroes "with a particular set of skills." In the upcoming A Walk Among the Tombstones, however, it looks like he will display a different skill-set. He's playing Matt Scudder,... More »
  

First BOOK OF LIFE Trailer Looks Mexican, Sounds American

The first trailer for The Book of Life, produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, looks like a fireworks truck crashed into a paint factory and exploded. And I mean that in a good way. That impression... More »
  

SNOWPIERCER: New U.S. Trailer - "This Is Your Destiny"

Ahead of its North American premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Wednesday, June 11, a new U.S. trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer has dropped. And, like everything else I've seen about the movie, it looks spectacular. Radius-TWC will release... More »
  

Matt Johnson's CIA Thriller OPERATION AVALANCHE Gets North American Distribution

Canadian filmmaker Matt Johnson caused quite a stir last year with The Dirties, his feature-length debut, in which he starred with Owen Williams in a thriller that tackled the subject of high school shootings with daring and intelligence. His follow-up, Operation... More »
  

Review: CHINESE PUZZLE, Love And Life, Still So Complicated

The path to true happiness is strewn with thorns, and hedged in by emotions and personalities that often spiral out of control. That appears to be the overriding theme of the three films that Cédric Klapisch has made revolving around... More »
  

Review: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, Grim Yet Satisfactory

The makers of the latest installment of a superhero franchise based on comic book characters set themselves a tall order: a prequel that is also a sequel to more than one movie, as well as the middle installment of a... More »
  

Review: WORDS AND PICTURES, A Rivalry In Search Of A Romance

In my youth, a cigarette company advertised their product with the tagline, "What do you want, good grammar or good taste?" It was a false analogy, of course -- the correct answer is, "Why can't I have both?" -- yet... More »
  

First Trailer: LIFE ITSELF, Roger Ebert Doc

"Truly remarkable" is how our own Jason Gorber described Life Itself, a documentary about film critic Roger Ebert that has been warmly received since it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Directed by Steve James, Life Itself tracks... More »
  

Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT Gets A Trailer

Woody Allen, 78, continues to make films that are distinctly his own. Magic in the Moonlight is his latest; set in the 1920s, it stars Colin Firth as an actor brought to the French Riviera to investigate Emma Stone, a... More »
  

First INTERSTELLAR Trailer: Christopher Nolan Sends Farmer Matthew McConaughey Into Space

We're all going to die unless Matthew McConaughey saves us. The first full trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar identifies a crisis on Earth that has led former pilot and engineer Cooper, played by a weathered-looking McConaughey, to become a farmer. Now... More »
  

First Full Trailer For MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT Battles Giant Sand Bugs

The first full trailer for Monsters: Dark Continent paints a much bigger picture of what to expect from the sequel to Gareth Edwards' 2010 original. The teaser, released last August, did little more than establish the setting of the film in... More »
  

Review: WOLF CREEK 2, Nasty As Ever

The wide-open, spectacular beauty of the Australian Outback beckons to travelers from around the world, which makes it the perfect setting for a movie about a serial killer. Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) roams the outback, searching for unwary tourists he... More »
  

Latin Beat: Mexico's Feratum Announces First Details, Peru's A LOS 40 Breaks Records, Chile's Festival Darling

Our writers in Latin America update us on what's happening in their respective territories in this edition of Latin Beat: A genre festival in Mexico announces its first details, a new local film is breaking records in Peru, and a... More »
  

THE INBETWEENERS 2: First Teaser Takes Schoolboy Antics To The Outback

The first teaser for The Inbetweeners 2, the sequel to the hit comedy The Inbetweeners Movie, based on the British TV series, has been released via the official Facebook page, and it's brief and to the point. As our own... More »
  

Hey Los Angeles! Hola Mexico Offers A Tempting Menu Of Mexican Cinematic Delights

Celebrating its sixth edition, the Hola Mexico Festival starts today (Friday, May 9), in Los Angeles at Regal Cinemas LA LIVE. The festival aims to bring "the best films, food and music from Mexico to Downtown Los Angeles," and as... More »
  

Review: STAGE FRIGHT Sings, Dances, And Slashes Its Way Into Hearts

In the fall of 2010, everyone at Fantastic Fest was talking about The Legend of Beaver Dam, a short film that looked like a spooky horror flick until it burst into a musical. The short captured the disparate moods required... More »
  

Review: NEIGHBORS Goes Directly For The Raunch

To put it bluntly, asking why things happen in Hollywood studio comedies is besides the point. It's all about getting to the funny as expeditiously and as often as possible. Neighbors, a new Hollywood studio comedy by Nicholas Stoller, quickly... More »
  
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