Todd Brown
Founder and Editor; Toronto, Canada

Todd founded Twitch in September of 2004 under the assumption that nobody in particular would care. Some people did, so he kept going. Todd is also Director of International Programming at Fantastic Fest, a partner at XYZ Films and father to a remarkably geeky child.

Durban 2014 Review: Kenyan Crime Thriller VEVE Is A Damp Misfire

Though it boasts handsome production values and Tom Tykwer amongst its producer team, Kenyan crime thriller Veve is otherwise a catalog of missed and squandered opportunities, a thriller that simply fails to thrill thanks to a script overstuffed with unengaging... More »
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Durban 2014 Review: LOVE THE ONE YOU LOVE Is A Luminous, Perplexing, Engrossing Debut

Kennel worker Sandile and phone sex operator Terri have an unusual problem: Their life together is too good. They're perfect together. Their friends say so, holding the duo up as the ideal to which they aspire. Sandile's mother is pressing... More »
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Durban 2014 Review: BETI AND AMARE Is A Bizarre Ethiopian Oddity

It is 1936 and Mussolini is on the move, the fascist leader's troops pressing into Ethiopia to increase their foothold in Africa. Fearing the worst teenaged girl Beti is sent away from the big city by her mother to live... More »
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Durban 2014 Review: HARD TO GET Is Easy To Love

Over the past few years there has been an unmistakable sense that South Africa is a film nation on the rise and if that is, indeed, the case then its continued ascent will rest on the shoulders of bright young... More »
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First Live Action PARASYTE Teaser Arrives

After years of development and a false start involving The Grudge helmer Shimizu Takashi, the first part of Japanese live action adaptation of Iwaki Hitoshi's popular scifi / horror manga Parasyte hits local screens in November from director Yamazaki Takashi.The... More »
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Full Trailer For Sono's TOKYO TRIBE Pushes The Crazy To Epic Levels

This would appear to be a rather good time for fans of Japanese cinematic excess. After stints of varying length demonstrating to the world that they are capable of creating 'proper grown up cinema', Japan's two reigning kings of on... More »
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Watch An Extended Trailer For Studio Ghibli's WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

Studio Ghibli have been winning praise for The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa's adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the film freshly on Japanese screens a new extended trailer has arrived... More »
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Mathieu Kassovitz Puts On A New Face In French Thriller UN ILLUSTRE INCONNU (AN ILLUSTRIOUS UNKNOWN)

When was the last time there was a high end thriller based on disguise? I honestly can't recall the last time someone went down this road but French director Matthieu Delaporte has done so with leading man Mathieu Kassovitz in... More »
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Trip Out With The US Trailer For Neo-Giallo THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS

American theaters are going to be exposed to a blast of hyper-stylized oddity on August 29th. That would be when Strand Releasing will begin the theatrical run of Amer duo Bruno Frozani and Helene Cattet's sophomore film The Strange Color... More »
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Win A CUBAN FURY Poster And Blu-Ray

Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd star in Cuban Fury as - of all things - rivals competing for the same woman (Rashida Jones) with the power of salsa dance. The UK comedy hits DVD and Blu-Ray on July 29th and... More »
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The Tourists Are Coming In New VIKING VAMPIRES Teaser

The tourists are headed to Norway and so are the Viking Vampires and who will survive the bloody conflict? Hint: The Vikings are already dead so there's really not much that tourists can do to them other than be annoying.... More »
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Watch An Exclusive Clip From VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE

Old school gamers will be able to get their Pong on with documentary feature Video Games: The Movie beginning its theatrical run on Friday - you can find locations on the official website - and hitting VOD tomorrow. Sean Astin... More »
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RONIA THE ROBBER'S DAUGHTER: Watch The Teaser For The New Miyazaki Directed Anime Series

Miyazaki Goro - son of iconic director Miyazaki Hayao - has been keeping himself busy since opting to follow in his father's footsteps. Hot on the heels of his sophomore feature film From Up On Poppy Hill word came out... More »
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Drily Hilarious Trailer For Polish Black Comedy KEBAB & HOROSCOPE

When you think of Polish cinema chances are that comedy is not the first thing that comes to your mind. But writer-director Grzegorz Jaroszuk has hoping to change that with his debut feature, the Karlovy Vary selected black comedy Kebab... More »
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TAXIDERMIA Director Returns With More Brilliant Tales Of The Bizarre. Watch Palfi's FREE FALL Trailer Now!

Hungary's Gyorgy Palfi is back to being weird. After turning heads around the world with the astounding Taxidermia Palfi's career - as with most everyone in Hungary - spent a few years on hold as the local funding system essentially... More »
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SEA FOG: Watch The Full Trailer For The Bong Joon-ho Produced Thriller

The Host director Bong Joon-ho takes the producer's chair with Sea Fog (Haemoo), the based- on-a-true-story Korean thriller directed by his Memories Of Murder writer Shim Sung-bo. The first teaser for the film arrived back in late June but with... More »
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Run For Your Life With The Trailer For Danish Teen Creature Feature DANNY'S DOOMSDAY

Global warming is bad stuff, kids. Not just a holiday inconvenience or the trigger for unusual weather patterns. Nope ... the ecosystem determines what sort of life thrives (or doesn't) on this planet. And if you mess with the ecosystem... More »
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Poster Premiere For Frontieres Market Project TURBO KID

While we'll certainly be seeing many more projects successfully launched and driven through the production process via the Frontieres Co-Production Market at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal - with a second Frontieres event now also attached to the Brussels International... More »
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Watch The Raw And Gritty US Trailer For Acclaimed Prison Drama STARRED UP

It seems that there are one or two films like David Mackenzie's Starred Up every year: Films that rack up an impressive array of festival selections - in this case Telluride, Toronto and Tribeca - and nearly universal critical acclaim... More »
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Iñárritu's BIRDMAN To Open Venice

Italy, it would appear, will be ground zero in the resurrection of Michael Keaton's career. After a long period out of the spotlight the hyper-talented Keaton has been gradually re-entering the conversation over the past few years but it is... More »
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