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.

The Many Faces Of Jennifer Jason Leigh

In the past few weeks, more and more people have been seeing Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, either by way of his 70mm roadshow screenings or otherwise. Reviews have been mixed (though our Jim Tudor loved it) but everyone agrees... More »
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Now On Blu-ray: BONE TOMAHAWK, DRAGON BLADE Lead New Releases

Headlining Blu-ray releases in North America this week, Kurt Russell stars in the sneaky Bone Tomahawk, which looks very much like a Western until it reveals its full palette of colors. Our founder and editor Todd Brown wrote: "Though certainly... More »
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Kore-Eda Hirokazu's AFTER THE STORM Details Announced

Kore-Eda Horokazu's next film, After the Storm (Umi yori mo Mada Fukaku), will be released in Japan on May 21, 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kore-Eda's previous two films (Like Father, Like Son and Our Little Sister) debuted at... More »
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TwitchFilm's Top 10 Movies Of 2015

Here at TwitchFilm, we are pleased to feature contributions from dozens of people located all over the world, writing about the movies that intrigue, confound, anger, and delight them. While that makes us a distinctive site, it also makes it... More »
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Exclusive: JIRON Poster For Mexico City Debut This Week

Last year I was very happy to see Jirón (Shred), a new documentary by Christian Cueva about Mexican filmmaker Carlos Enrique Taboada. It tells the story of his final film, which disappeared before anyone had a chance to see it.... More »
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Exclusive Clip: HE NEVER DIED, Speak Softly And Take A Big Bite Out Of Life

Henry Rollins stars in the action-comedy He Never Died, which just opened in select theaters in the U.S. over the weekend, and is also available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms. We have an exclusive clip to share... More »
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Criterion's March Slate: Vote For THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, Enjoy A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY, Steal Away With BICYCLE THIEVES And More

Set to arrive in the thick of the U.S. presidential primary season, The Manchurian Candidate promises to be a timely release from the Criterion Collection in March 2016. On a happier note, Edward Yang's masterful A Brighter Summer Day will... More »
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New GODS OF EGYPT Trailer Still Looks Pretty Ridiculous

Perhaps mindful of recent accusations of 'whitewashing' its cast, a new trailer for Gods of Egypt puts the emphasis on the wildly colorful production design, to the point that I wonder if the whole thing was shot on an empty... More »
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SPOTLIGHT Is Best Movie Of 2015, According To Dallas-Fort Worth Critics

The Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association has selected Spotlight as the best movie of 2015. Performances by Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Brie Larson (Room), Paul Dano (Love and Mercy), and Rooney Mara (Carol) were named as best in their respective... More »
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Critical Distance: Will STAR WARS Reveal The Real J.J. Abrams?

Will the real J.J. Abrams finally be revealed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Abrams has directed five films, four of which have been franchise installments. So far, the only one that has felt personal is Super 8. He followed... More »
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Exclusive Featurette: SAM KLEMKE'S TIME MACHINE, My, How Time Flies

Is it outsider art or home movie flotsam and jetsam? Directed by Matthew Bate, Sam Klemke's Time Machine is a documentary revolving around a man who recorded himself every year for 38 years. While that may immediately remind of Richard... More »
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Review: THE BIG SHORT, Hey Stupid, Watch This Movie

Adam McKay's The Big Short quickly and stridently establishes a superior, condescending tone as it aims to mythologize a few men who were smart enough to recognize that a huge downturn in the housing mortgage market was looming in the... More »
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Review: KRAMPUS, Elevating From Bad Holiday Cheer To Genuine Horror

Slowly ramping up to a full-blown, charged-up holiday horror movie, Krampus proves that filmmaker Michael Dougherty is more than a one-trick pony. More contained and more serious than Trick 'r' Treat, Dougherty's feature directorial debut, Krampus is rocky at first... More »
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Steven Spielberg Says He Will Never Replace Harrison Ford As Indiana Jones

You'll have to pry the role of Indiana Jones from the cold, dead hands of Harrison Ford, according to Steven Spielberg. "I don't think anyone could replace Harrison as Indy, I don't think that's ever going to happen," Spielberg told... More »
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Los Cabos 2015 Review: YOU'LL KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH ME (SABRÁS QUÉ HACER CONMIGO), The Mysteries Of Men And Women

Nicolás thinks it's love at first sight. Emerging from an appointment with his doctor, Nicolás (Pablo Derqui) sees a lovely woman at a hospital. Their eyes meet, and the attraction is instantaneous and mutual. They exchange light banter, and Nicolás... More »
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Review: VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, Watch This Before Creating A Monster

Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy make for an unlikely yet extremely likable pairing in Victor Frankenstein, which transforms Mary Shelley's dark novel into a cheeky action-adventure picture. On the face of it, the idea of making Igor the hero is... More »
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The Many Faces Of Donald Sutherland

This week, the grand finale of The Hunger Games trilo-whoops-quadrilogy arrives in cinemas, with the adventures of reluctant heroine Katniss Everdeen coming to a close. Pierce Conran saw the ending and quite liked it, as he stated in his review.... More »
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Review: BY THE SEA, Angelina Jolie Pitt Reaches Beyond Her Grasp To Understand Marital Dischord

For her third feature film as a director, Angelina Jolie Pitt takes on her most ambitious challenge yet: dramatizing the mysteries and secrets of an intimate, long-term personal relationship. The actress turned filmmaker made her directorial debut with 2011's In... More »
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Exclusive Clip: IRAQI ODYSSEY, A Scattered Family And Their Shared Dream

The Swiss entry for this year's Academy Awards, Iraqi Odyssey is an epic documentary that looks at Iraq from a single, yet complex perspective. The family of filmmaker Samir has scattered all over the world, although they remain committed to... More »
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Los Cabos 2015 Dispatch: Liam Neeson Talks SILENCE, Taipei Earthquake, STAR WARS, And Reunites With Ewan McGregor

The first official look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's Silence reveals him in an agonized pose. But the actor was completely relaxed and charming during a press conference at the Los Cabos International Film Festival this past Saturday morning,... More »
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