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.

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 »
  

Review: RAGNAROK, Monstrous Family Fun, Norwegian Style

Curse you, Indiana Jones! The bullwhip-toting, fedora-wearing, hard-loving professor created unrealistic expectations for all cinematic archaeologists who have followed in his footsteps. Thus, the gentle, mild, soft-spoken Sigurd, a tall and slender family man who is still coping with the... More »
  

New York 2014: Festival's Main Slate Includes Godard In 3D, And Many Of The Usual Suspects

Jean-Luc Godard in 3D highlights the main slate of the New York Film Festival, which announced its selections today. As we've come to expect, the 52nd edition includes many of the usual suspects, with the latest films by David Cronenberg,... More »
  

Giveaway: IT WAS YOU CHARLIE - Watch The Trailer, Win Tickets To Dark Comic Drama

The dark comic drama It Was You Charlie is opening in Toronto at the Bell Lightbox Cinema on Friday, August 15, and we've got tickets to give away! (Note: the giveaway is over.) First, though, you'll want to watch the... More »
  

THE GUEST UK Trailer Drops All Polite Pretenses

As much as I loved the first U.S. trailer for The Guest, I have to admit that the new British trailer kicks ass in a much more direct manner. Dropping all pretensions to polite behavior, the trailer immediately sets up Dan... More »
  

MAPS TO THE STARS UK Trailer: David Cronenberg Points To Betrayal

With David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars preparing to launch in UK cinemas on September 26, a new (safe for work) trailer has been prepared. It's very similar to the red-band trailer that came out earlier this year, before the film... More »
  

MCDULL: ME & MY MUM Trailer Will Delight Families And/Or Jaded Adults

Heading for release in Hong Kong on 1 October, McDull: Me & My Mum promises to delight family audiences and/or jaded adults. At least, that appears to be the intention. Anthony Wong, Sandra Ng, BabyJohn Choi, and The Pancakes are providing... More »
  

RISE OF THE LEGEND: First Trailer And Posters For A New Wong Fei Hung Story

UPDATE 8/11: We've swapped out the trailer for the high resolution version, below. Because you can never have too many movies about Wong Fei Hung, Roy Chow Hin Yeung's Rise of the Legend will tell the story of the martial arts... More »
  

Legendary Producer Menahem Golan Has Died

Menaham Golan, a legendary filmmaker, has died at the age of 85, according to Haaretz. Golan began his career as a writer, producer, and director in the early 1960s, in partnership with his cousin Yoram Globus, but despite an Academy Award... More »
  

Crowdfund This: SAMURAI COP 2: DEADLY VENGEANCE

Do you like samurais? Do you like cops? Do you like deadly vengeance? Do you have a few coins of monetary value lying around that you'd like to donate to a worthy project that just happens to be a sequel?... More »
  

Review: INTO THE STORM Comes Alive When The Wind Blows Hard

"The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind," sang Bob Dylan in the early 1960s. Fifty years later, the question is, Why would anyone want to make a new version of Twister? As someone who once stood, fascinated, in... More »
  

Review: WHAT IF Pretends To Be A Modern, Hip Romantic Comedy

Romantic comedies that discredit the integrity of a main character lose me entirely. Near the beginning of the new romantic comedy What If (titled The F Word in other territories), directed by Michael Dowse (Goon), the character played by Daniel... More »
  

THE GUEST Trailer Starts Polite, And Then Gets Bloody Rude

Yes, yes, yes! I haven't loved everything that director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett have made -- A Horrible Way to Die and You're Next being the most notable -- but I very much like the new trailer for... More »
  
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