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.

ONE PAST Trailer Sets A Haunting Mood For Short Film

Quickly capturing attention and setting a haunting mood, the trailer for the upcoming short film One Past accomplishes a lot in less than 45 seconds. The short will debut at Urbanworld Film Festival, which kicks off in New York on... More »
  

Toronto 2014: First BACKCOUNTRY Clip Confirms You're In Bear Country

See, now, this is why I'm hesitant about visiting Canada and heading into some beautiful woods there, because I'm afraid something like the events depicted in Backcountry will happen to me. Set to enjoy its world premiere at the Toronto... More »
  

Twitch Film Celebrates 10 Years

A decade is an absolute eternity online, a marker that I certainly never thought I'd reach when registering the first domain for Twitch ten years ago now, and yet here we are. Honestly, I never thought much of anything about... More »
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Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Alfred Hitchcock

This month, the Master of Suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock would have been celebrating his 115th birthday. But while he shuffled off his mortal coil back in 1980, his legacy remains as healthy as ever thanks to a hugely innovative, influential,... More »
  

THE GRANDMASTER In 3D? Yes, Says Wong Kar-Wai - Coming In October

Did you feel that Wong Kar-Wai's elegant, graceful, and exciting The Grandmaster was too ... oh, what's the word ... two-dimensional? The director has come up with a solution. He is adding a third dimension to the biographical action movie, which... More »
  

Exclusive Clip: KUNDO: AGE OF THE RAMPANT Dazzles, Baby

Sometimes you just have to sit down, sit back, and let the magic of a movie swamp your brain. Kundo: Age of the Rampant opens in select U.S. theaters today (Friday, August 29), and while I can't imagine that the idea... More »
  

Review: AS ABOVE/SO BELOW, Found-Footage Garbage In/Garbage Out

If you gain pleasure from beating yourself up for 90 minutes, have I got a movie for you! It's been 15 years since The Blair Witch Project, yet filmmakers still insist upon employing found-footage techniques as though they represent an... More »
  

Brit Horror ITS WALLS WERE BLOOD Adds Steve Oram, Edward Hogg, And More

The history of a haunted house, from the 19th century to today, will be explored in spooky fashion in the British anthology film Its Walls Were Blood. Steve Oram (Sightseers), Edward Hogg (Anonymous), and Polly McIntosh (White Settlers) have all joined... More »
  

Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Announces First Titles

Presenting a marvelous banquet of fantastic titles with their first announcement, Utopia: The Tel-Aviv International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film has, in the proverbial sense, something for everyone -- as long as you have good taste in genre... More »
  

Now On Blu-ray: JACKPOT Strikes It Rich, Norwegian Style

Don't go to strip clubs, kids. Or, don't buy a lottery ticket with paroled criminals. Or, just sit back and enjoy Jackpot, (original title: Arme Riddere), a scintillating, Norwegian-style thriller, out now on Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. from Doppelganger Releasing. Based on a... More »
  

New GONE GIRL Trailer Lets People Other Than Ben Affleck Talk

A new trailer for David Fincher's Gone Girl allows the characters to speak for themselves. The first promotional videos stamped the mystery as a Ben Affleck vehicle, which makes sense; he plays a husband whose wife goes missing in a high-profile... More »
  

Film4 FrightFest 2014: Watch The Day Two Video Diary

Digging a bit deeper into the second day of the 2014 edition of Film4 FrightFest, erstwhile video bloggers Chris And Phil feature coverage of The Canal, Julia, The Forgotten, Late Phases, and The Last Showing. Chris And Phil are there chronicling... More »
  

Opening: THE ONE I LOVE Offers Smart, Very Funny Couples Therapy

"I doubt I will laugh out loud more at a film this year," wrote our own Kurt Halfyard after seeing The One I Love at Fantasia a few weeks ago. Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss star in a new film... More »
  

Review: ARE YOU HERE, Still A Work In Progress For Matthew Weiner

As a huge fan of Matthew Weiner's Mad Men, I've been eagerly anticipating his feature film debut, and so was disappointed to hear about the negative critical reaction to You Are Here when it debuted at the Toronto film festival... More »
  

Review: LOVE IS STRANGE, A Modest And Delicate Tale

Before watching the latest movie by writer/director Ira Sachs, I realized that I'd never seen any of his previous work. After watching Love Is Strange, however, I resolved to see everything he's ever made. My initial impression was that Love... More »
  

Opening: 14 BLADES, Marking The Return Of Donnie Yen

More than four years after it opened in Asia, Daniel Lee's 14 Blades is finally coming to America, marking the return of Donnie Yen as a martial arts hero. Right off hand, I have no idea why it took so... More »
  

THE DROP: New Clips And Images Reinforce A Tough Guy Tone

The eagerly-awaited new feature from Bullhead director Michael R. Roskam, The Drop will open in U.S. theaters on September 12. According to the official synopsis...The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to... More »
  

Johnny Depp Joins Kevin Smith's YOGA HOSERS

Johnny Depp is teaming with Kevin Smith? Yup. Smith had this to say about Yoga Hosers in July: "There are two characters in a convenience store in Tusk that you see for five minutes, very much Ronsencrantz and Guildenstern. I've... More »
  

Toronto 2014: Mavericks, Discovery, Kids, Studio Ghibli, And Even More Selections

Let's be honest: many film festivals would be happy to lead with the announcement of the films included in the Mavericks, Discovery, and Kids programs at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. But Toronto is different, intent on maintaining a... More »
  

Latin Beat: Chile's FLYING FISH And RUIZ, Terror Fest Peru, Mexico's Triumph

What is happening in Latin America? We have mini-reports from three of our expert correspondents who live in Chile, Peru, and Mexico. First up, we have news on the two latest local films opening in Chile -- reviews for both are... More »
  
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