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.

BIRDMAN: Michael Keaton Flies Again In Groovy First Trailer

Michael Keaton sounds like he's channeling Christian Bale in the groovy first trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. That would be the 1989 Batman, speaking with a gravelly Dark Knight voice as he remembers his past glories. The trailer begins... More »
  

Review: THE SIGNAL Goes Everywhere, Mysteriously

A dreamy atmosphere is established early in William Eubank's sophomore feature The Signal, holding the promise that the story could go, literally, anywhere. It's a haunting, lonely, moody, deliberately-paced atmosphere that's reminiscent of Eubank's debut, Love, which was set aboard... More »
  

Review: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK S2 E02, LOOKS BLUE, TASTES RED (Or, How To Become A Teenage Drug Dealer)

All 13 new episodes from Season 2 of Orange Is The New Black are now available for streaming on Netflix. The series is set at a minimum security facility for female offenders and gives a whole new spin to the... More »
  

Latin Beat: AFTERSHOCK In Chile, John Ford In Mexico, Brazil's BOY AND THE WORLD Trailer

In the latest edition of our bi-weekly Latin Beat column, we take a look at upcoming releases in Chile, and also share a peek at documentary festival FIDOCS. We have two reports from Mexico, one on the film festival Distrital's... More »
  

Exclusive Clip From THE HUMAN RACE Asks: 'Do You Want To Get Lapped?'

We have an exclusive clip from the upcoming thriller The Human Race that asks the very simple question: 'Do you want to get lapped?' The correct answer, by the way, is: 'No!' Heading for release via XLrator Media on Friday, June 13,... More »
  

Review: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, When Tear-Jerking Is Not Enough

To paraphrase Shakespeare (badly): If you place cancer kids in front of me, will I not cry? What human being with an ounce of empathy would not be touched deeply at the sight of a terminally-ill person, especially a child... More »
  

Now On Blu-ray: BLACK OUT Continues To Sparkle Like A Dirty Diamond

Arne Toonen's Black Out holds up as a darkly comic crime movie. And I'm not saying that just because I'm quoted on the back cover of the new Region A Blu-ray from Doppelganger Releasing. In the blitzkrieg of films I... More »
  

Exclusive: A PICTURE OF YOU Poster Debut. Plus: Watch The Surprising Trailer

We're proud to premiere the first poster for A Picture of You, the first feature film by writer/director J.P. Chan. You can view the poster by artist and filmmaker Yen Tan in its full glory below (click the image to... More »
  

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 »
  
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