The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
While I wasn't able to attend TIFF this year, a colleague in the press office (knowing of my love for Spanish film & my film criticism) made sure that I was able to see Martin Cuenca's thriller Cannibal. And I'm... More »
I'll admit it, I'm still a sucker for a good costume drama/folk tale. Not the Disney-fied ones that sanitize, but ones that harken back to the dark underbelly of those tales are warnings and cautions about morality and behaviour. And... More »
An article on The Playlist suggests that Terry Gilliam might attempt, for the seventh time, to make his dream of a film version of Cervantes' daunting novel, Don Quixote, a reality. The documentary on the subject, Lost in La Mancha,... More »
As we enter the final quarter of 2013's Full Disclosure, I was hoping to have all our contributors check out something at least vaguely horror-related knowning that this feature would publish close to Hallowe'en. Well, the trials and tribulations behind... More »
Sigmund Freud described the human mind as a series of rooms. In each one, our psychological traumas and memories are hidden, and our subconscious keeps many of them locked. These strange rooms of the mind and their secrets are explored... More »
When an American tells you that they're a Christian, you might need to ask them what denomination, and the answer you get might not be one of the more common ones. In his second feature documentary, Spanish directer Aram Garriga... More »
Jorge Dorado's feature film debut, Mindscape, will be screening at the Sitges film festival shortly, and a Spanish trailer has been released. Starring Mark Strong, Brian Cox, and Taissa Farmiga, Strong plays a psychic who can enter people's memories. He's... More »
While he puts the finishing touches on his next feature Open Windows, Spanish Energizer Bunny Nacho Vigalondo made a little film about love. Vigalondo was approached by beer company Brabante Cerveza, who asked him to make a short about that... More »
My friend and colleague Peter K once wrote a paper on the question of cultural difference, and how that translates when one watches a film from a different country. Can we really understand all the nuances of films that come... More »
September has been an incredibly busy month for the Twitch collective, with many of our writers travelling the Earth seeking out cinematic delights in as far-reaching corners as Venice, Toronto and Austin. As a result, this month's Full Disclosure is... More »
About an hour north of Barcelona, an old tuberculosis hospital was converted to a large film studio, the Parc Audiovisual de Catalunya. Fans of Spanish horror film have likely seen several films shot there, and the most recent film in... More »
The countdown is on until my favourite European fantastic film festival begins. In jutst a few weeks, I will be sipping rioja by the Mediterranean Sea and watching some amazing films. And the festival has just announced the next crop... More »
We couldn't let Toronto have all the fun.Sunday night, Bong Joon-ho's masterful Snowpiercer made its Paris premiere as part of L'Etrange Festival, and Twitch had two contributors on hand to confirm that yeah, basically everything you've been hearing is... More »
We all have moments from our past that we would like to change. Whether it was something we did or something someone did to us, there is a moment that we think, if I could only change that one point,... More »
Well folks, it's the half way mark for Twitch's Christmas, also known as the Toronto International Film Festival, which means it's the perfect time to catch up on all the films that have been reviewed thus far by our intrepid... More »
Manuel Martín Cuenca's masterful Cannibal has had its first public screenings at TIFF (one more on Saturday September 14th, you can read my review). It's a mermerizing story of love and evil, with a man committing crimes so horrible that only... More »
I can't say I'm an expert on animation, though I've seen my fair share of animated films. On viewing, I look for how the animation style matches with the story, and how I am meant to interpret one through the... More »
Cannibalism pops up with fair regularity in film; and between Somos los que hay, its remake (the fact that there is a remake) We Are What We Are and the television series Hannibal, it seems a particular kind of obsession/evil... More »
It's always refreshing to watch a film that has a new and fun take on the zombie metaphor. In the case of A Little Bit Zombie, directed by Casey Walker, that take is the change that love and marriage bring.... More »
A decade is an absolute eternity online, a marker that I certainly never thought I'd reach when registering the first domain for Twitch ten years ago now, and yet here we are. Honestly, I never thought much of anything about what Twitch might become when it first started up. Nothing...
The November Man tries to inject a bit of an older James Bond style into the contemporary spy game, and despite some good intentions it all falters.Also, talked about a couple of much anticipated films from the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, including Jon Stewart's Rosewater and Dan Gilroy's NightcrawlerVideo...
It's Toronto time yet again and Twitch will be on the scene with our team of reviewers and interviewers getting you all the latest from the diverse array of films making their bows (or North American bows) at the fest. Keep your eyes on Twitch's Toronto Home for each day's...
This month, the Master of Suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock would have been celebrating his 115th birthday. But while he shuffled off his mortal coil back in 1980, his legacy remains as healthy as ever thanks to a hugely innovative, influential, enduring and damn entertaining body of work. In a career...
Released this week on Blu-ray in the US, Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (known as just Michael Kohlhaas in the rest of the world) tells a story of rebellion and revenge, starring Mads Mikkelsen. And he is awesome in it, as James Marsh explains in his review....