Ryland Aldrich
Festivals Editor; Los Angeles, California

Ryland is a filmmaker and freelance writer based in sunny Los Angeles. He has been contributing to Twitch since 2009 and covering the festival beat as Festivals Editor since 2011. He writes on topics from sports to politics to tech at enderzero.net and spends the rest of his time on twitter at @RylandAldrich.

Passes Now On Sale For Stanley Film Fest 2015

If you followed our coverage of Stanley 2014 then you know that this weekend getaway fest nestled in the Rocky Mountains is one of the coolest things happening in the US festival world. And if you're into scary movies, well... More »
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Hey Australia! Win WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS And Signed Poster!

How's this for a great competition to kick the year off! One of the funniest comedies of the year and a Twitch favorite, What We Do In The Shadows is a gut-busting, hilarious mockumentary and a unique take on... More »
  

Best Of 2014: Ryland's Top 10 US TV Series Of The Year

Not to knock the big screen but 2014 was one hell of a year for the ol' boob tube. With the continuing maturation of streaming networks, the blurring of lines between mini-series and seasonal dramas, and an uptick in quality... More »
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Twitch's Top 10 Movies Of 2014

And that's the end of that chapter. 2014 is running on fumes and all eyes are already looking to awards season and the behemoths of next year that threaten to decimate the box office. The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star... More »
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Sundance 2015 Shorts Lineup Unveiled

The Sundance Film Fest announcements keep coming with today's release of the plentiful short films playing at the fest. Check out the full list here:U.S. NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS Actresses / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeremy Hersh) -- The film follows... More »
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Sundance 2015 Premieres Programs Announced

Last week brought us the announcements of the Midnight, Spotlight, and New Frontiers programs as well as the Competition slates. This week kicks off with word on the Sundance Film Festival's 2015 Premieres, Documentary Premieres, and Special Events lineups. As... More »
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Kevin Bacon + Uzi = 4 Stills For Sundance Midnighter COP CAR

Kevin Bacon is about to get violent when the new film from Jon Watts, Cop Car, makes its world premiere in Midnight at next month's Sundance Film Fest. It's a pretty damn simple premise: Two 10-year-old boys steal an abandoned... More »
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Keanu Gets Weird In 6 New Stills From Sundance Midnighter KNOCK KNOCK

Here's what we know about Knock Knock, the upcoming Eli Roth-directed film that will premiere in the Midnight section at January's Sundance Film Fest. Two beautiful young girls walk into a married man's life and turn a wild fantasy into... More »
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Sundance 2015 Announcements Continue With Midnight, Spotlight, New Frontiers

Yesterday we brought you the Competition Announcements from the Sundance Film Fest. Today we return with word on the Midnight, Spotlight, and New Frontiers sections. The Park City at Midnight section features such potential gems as the Kevin Bacon-starring Cop... More »
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Sundance 2015 Competition Slates Announced

One of the most exciting days on the indie film calendar is here at last. The competition slates for next month's Sundance Film Festival have just been announced, and there are plenty of interesting developments to pour through. The main... More »
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Watch: Men In Funny Clothes In IT'S A DISASTER Director Todd Berger's World Premiere Music Video For Maxie Dean's Tornado

Nope it's not Kansas. It ain't Oz either. Instead it's LA's trendy Echo Park neighborhood that plays home for this brand new music video for the band Maxie Dean's hit song Tornado. The world premiere of this stylized vid comes... More »
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Team Twitch: On INTERSTELLAR

(All In Good Time, or: just how stellar was Interstellar?) By now Christopher Nolan's Interstellar has been orbiting most of the world in wide release for a week, and it sure has left its mark. It's raking in money, although... More »
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LA's No Budget Film Fest Announces Lineup

The No Budget Film Festival will kick off its 5th annual event on LA's east side November 21 and the good folks at cARTel have just announced this year's lineup. Aside from a packed program of short films (listed below),... More »
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AFI Fest 2014 Preview: Twitch's 10 Top Picks

It's AFI Fest time in Los Angeles once again as Hollywood's free exhibition of the year's best cinema unspools tonight with the world premiere of J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year. While there are a few other world premiere sprinkled... More »
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Watch Giggle-Filled Keynotes By Tim League And Jill Soloway At Film Independent Forum

This weekend saw the 10th edition of the Film Independent Forum at Los Angeles's Directors Guild of America. Like in past years, indie filmmakers filled the auditoriums to hear speeches and panels from indie heavyweight producer, directors, and industry insiders.... More »
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Watch This Exclusive Clip From US Indie DESERT CATHEDRAL

Making its international debut at Poland's American Film Fest, Travis Gutiérrez Senger's debut thriller Desert Cathedral has all the signs of a rather interesting American indie. We've got an exclusive clip from the film for you to check out below... More »
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5 Reasons To Attend This Weekend's Film Independent Forum In LA

If you're like me, you often look at the list of filmmaker panels at film festivals and bemoan the fact that you just have to miss what might be a great conversation in order to go catch a movie. But... More »
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Opening: (Tour de) FORCE MAJEURE

There is a certain kind of Scandinavian black humor that when done well, is just about the funniest comedy around. This was on prime display in Morten Tyldum's Headhunters from a few years back. That film took a crime thriller... More »
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Watch Debut Short CARMELO From THE BOOK OF LIFE Director Jorge Gutierrez

Hitting theaters from Fox this Friday, The Book of Life is one of the most anticipated films of the Fall. While this stylized animated adventure is produced by Guillermo del Toro, its director is a relative unknown. That man is... More »
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Review: WHIPLASH Taps A Confident Beat

It's a pretty quick turnaround to go from Sundance 2013 award-winning short film to Sundance 2014 opening nighter. But for 28-year-old director Damien Chazelle, when opportunity knocks, there's no need to bide your time. It's no surprise that Jason Blum... More »
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