Peter Martin
Managing Editor; Dallas, Texas, USA

Peter began contributing to the site in October 2005 and became Managing Editor in December 2011. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he lived in New York for more than a decade and currently lives in Dallas, Texas, where he is a proud member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association. He is on Twitter.

Fantastic Fest 2015 Preview: 16 Fantastic Picks From Around The Globe

If you were with us yesterday you saw our preview of the 16 films making their world premieres at this year's fest. Tomorrow we'll talk about the films we've already reviewed here at TwitchFilm. But before then we want to... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Fantastic Fest 2015 Preview: A Look At All 16 World Premieres

It's Fantastic Fest time again and oh are we excited. Before the fest gets rolling on Thursday, we have a series of previews over the next few days to whet that appetite. We begin with a quick look at each... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Exclusive NAVY SEALS VS. ZOMBIES Clip: Shoot, Dang It, Shoot!

Let's face it: if a movie is titled Navy SEALS Vs. Zombies, that pretty much says it all, doesn't it? So why, in this exclusive clip, is there any hesitation about highly-trained military men shooting zombies, especially when they start... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive Clip From THE MESSENGER: Talking To Dead People Is Not What It's Cracked Up To Be

My! Conversations between the living and the head are rarely as haunting as the one featured in our exclusive clip from The Messenger. The supernatural horror film stars Robert Sheehan, who has been very impressive as the lead in upbeat,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive Clip From ROAD HARD: Adam Carolla Tries To Check Out

Adam Carolla first entered my consciousness when he served as co-host of the MTV talk show Loveline which dispensed wit and wisdom to America's youth in the late 1990s. Since then, he's done a lot of shows in which he's... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Criterion Celebrates December: Harold Lloyd's SPEEDY, Michael Ritchie's DOWNHILL RACER, And More

The Criterion Collection gets in the spirit of the holiday season in December by offering a silent movie by Harold Lloyd. Now that's a holiday I can support! Speedy features Lloyd in his final leading performance in a silent feature,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Roger Donaldson's MCLAREN Doc Starts Its Engine

The life and career of Bruce McLaren, a legendary New Zealand race car driver and designer, as well as the founder of a racing team that still bears his name, will be documented by Roger Donaldson in McLaren, according to... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Mark Dacascos' SHOWDOWN IN MANILA Russian Trailer Needs No Translation

Sorry to say, I don't know what, exactly, is being said in a new trailer for Showdown in Manila, but the action on display makes the intent clear. Mark Dacascos stars in and directs, with a bevy of action stars --... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

LAST SHIFT Trailer: A Cult Comes Out To Play

Borrowing its setting from John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13 -- a lonely police station about to be closed down -- Anthony DiBlasi's Last Shift then gives it a supernatural shove. A few years ago, DiBlasi made Cassadaga, a slow-burning psychological... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

JESSICA JONES Teaser Doesn't Tease Very Much

For their second Marvel adaptation, Jessica Jones, Netflix has unveiled a first teaser that doesn't reveal much at all, which is a surprising strategy to take with a character who is far less familiar than Daredevil. When Netflix teased Daredevil, it... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Dave Bautista Heads To BUSHWICK, Will Meet Jane Levy There, If He Survives

Dave Bautista will join Jane Levy in the action-thriller Bushwick. Or, he will if he survives the secession of Texas from the United States and the military invasion of Brooklyn (?!). Here's the official description: The film tells the story of twenty-year-old... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

First KRAMPUS Trailer Promises To Kick Out The Christmas Cheer

Drawing from European folklore, Krampus looks set to redefine Christmas. The first trailer establishes a typical holiday gathering of family and friends, 12 people locked in a house in the dead of winter. But this year, St. Nick is nowhere to... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: THE VISIT, A Fleeting Resemblance To A Funhouse Joy Ride

The set-up for the first horror movie by M. Night Shyamalan since The Happening (2008) is explained clearly in its opening scene, which is an early sign that the movie itself is almost an afterthought. Since The Sixth Sense put... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

New ROOM Trailer: Brie Larson And Child In A New World

Already earning raves after its debut at the Telluride Film Festival, Lenny Abrahamson's Room will soon play at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in New York and Los Angeles on October 16. Brie Larson stars as a young woman... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

FROM AFAR (DESDE ALLA) Trailer: Quiet Intensity From Venezuela

The first trailer for Desde Alla (From Afar) starts slowly, as a well-to-do, middle-aged man gets to know a street thug. It builds steadily from there, introducing a vibe of intensity that grows louder as the end draws near. Here's the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive Clip: BRAVE MEN'S BLOOD, Can't A Guy Even Take A Shower Anymore?

Icelandic crime flick Brave Men's Blood will open via various Video On Demand platforms next Tuesday, October 8, and we've got an exclusive clip to share. Here's the synopsis from when it debuted in its native land last year: In order to... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED, Still Out Of Gas

The newest model in the Transporter series is much the same as the previous versions, only with less wit and less cohesive action sequences. Not that the first three films were exactly paradigms of wit and cohesive action. Back in... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS Clip Turns Philosophical

Kal Penn waxes philosophical about PCs and Macs in a new clip from The Girl in the Photographs. The film will enjoy its world premiere in the Midnight Madness section at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. The official synopsis is... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

STANDOFF Trailer: Laurence Fishburne Is Very, Very Angry

A priest presiding over a funeral is the first one to get shot in the trailer for Standoff. Laurence Fishburne continues firing away, eliminating witnesses until one is left, a bespectacled little girl in a red dress (Ella Ballentine) taking... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

In New SICARIO Clip, Tension Rises At The Border

Tensions are rising all over the world. Europe is facing major challenges in dealing with migrants fleeing horrible situations. Here in the U.S., politicians are stirring the pot on the immigration issue. And in a new clip from Sicario, an... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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