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.

Future Robot Hitler And Space Shark Prepare To Battle DANGER 5 In New TV Spot!

Dario Russo and David Ashby have created something brilliantly bizarre with their Danger 5 but even by their lofty standards this latest teaser for the upcoming second season is manic and strange in all sorts of crazy ways.Robot Hitler? Check.... More »
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Fear The Wrath Of The DANGER 5 Battlesaurus!

What could be worse than a Nazi dinosaur? A Nazi dinosaur with a machine gun traveling at high speeds! Behold the madness of Australia's Danger 5, the cult TV show returning to Australian airwaves this week, with a new clip... More »
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Twitch Presents The Only Year End List That Matters

Yes, yes, 'quality', blahblahblah. Let's be honest: 'Good' movies are all well and good and help us all to name drop things that will make us appear smart in casual conversation but, really, if we're honest, it's not 'quality' that... More »
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A Handful Of Fresh Images From Bo Mikkelsen's WHAT WE BECOME

It was back in October that Twitch first brought word of Denmark's Bo Mikkelsen and his upcoming debut feature What We Become, advising that those interested in the current wave of Nordic genre film might want to file the title... More »
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Steve Coogan And Rob Brydon Do Tom Hardy In This Deleted THE TRIP TO ITALY Scene

Available now on DVD and BluRay, Michael Winterbottom's The Trip To Italy once again pairs British comics Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a cross country food odyssey that involves at least as much off the cuff banter as it... More »
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Watch John Cusack And Adrien Brody Throw Their (Dwindling) Careers Away In DRAGON BLADE Trailer. God Knows What Jackie Chan's Doing ...

Here's the thing about the three leads of upcoming period set martial arts film Dragon Blade: Jackie Chan doesn't give a shit about his English language work, hasn't for a very long time, and doesn't even bother to hide this... More »
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Play The JOKER GAME With Teaser For Japanese War Thriller

Japanese indie darling Irie Yu steps into the big leagues with Joker Game, an adaptation of Yanaji Kogi's novel set in an alternate version of World War II. Kamenashi Kazuya plays a rogue soldier forcibly recruited into the Japanese spy... More »
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Keeping Christmas Creepy With Marc Riba And Anna Solanas

Barcelona based stop motion animators Marc Riba and Anna Solanas have long been favorites of the genre film circuit, their deliciously dark sensibilities fused with remarkable technical skills and a jet black sense of humor. So when the duo send... More »
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PARASYTE 2 Teaser Hints At More Mutant Action

The first part of Yamazaki Takashi's adaptation of Iwaaki Hitoshi's scifi-horror manga Parasyte has been racking up huge business at the Japanese box office and now production house Toho are looking to build on that success with a teaser for... More »
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Best Of 2014: Todd's Top New Directors To Watch

With the year wrapped up one of my favorite exercises is not just to look back over the best films of the previous year but also to look forward - to ask which directors may have emerged in the past... More »
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Best Of 2014: Todd's Top Films

Yes, it's that time of year again, time to look back over the previous twelve months and lay out what we liked best of what we saw. The results of Twitch's big contributor poll ran yesterday and today I present... More »
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Fabulously Grotesque Posters And Trailer For Jensen's MEN AND CHICKENS

Though you wouldn't necessarily know it from his script writing work - work, it should be said, that has garnered multiple Oscars - those who know Denmark's Anders Thomas Jensen's directorial work already know that there's a deliciously dark streak... 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 »
By James Marsh   
  

Malaysia's 3 DOORS OF HORRORS Returns With A Trio Of New Shorts!

James Lee is back at it, the prolific Malaysian director this time putting on his producers hat for the return of 3 Doors Of Horrors. This is the second go around for the concept, a collection of three microbudget horror... More »
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Dear Everyone Piling On Sony For Cancelling THE INTERVIEW: The Problem Is Us

Right, this will be short and sweet:In the past day there has been much hand wringing and wailing over free speech being dictated to and curtailed by hackers and terrorists. How could Sony be so weak and cowardly, etc etc... More »
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Belgian Bikers Bash Heads In Trailer For BOWLING BALLS

Director Mark Punt delivers something a little bit different from Belgium with his brand new Bowling Balls: A slapstick biker action comedy. With Belgium an increasingly major player on the international arthouse circuit it's certainly not the sort of thing... More »
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THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY: Peter Strickland's Latest Releases A Hypnotic Trailer

Director Peter Strickland turned heads amongst cult film circles with his Berberian Sound Studio, a lushly realized tip of the hat to the classic giallo styles of the 1970s that honored the past while also working in Strickland's own unique... More »
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JOSEPH'S REEL: Check The Gorgeous Teaser For The 35mm Short!

Fans of film shot on actual film - and those flummoxed as to what all the nostalgia is about - here's a little something to cast your eye on, a short film titled Joseph's Reel from director Michael Lavers and... More »
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Robot Gladiators Face Off With CARL

Yes, you read that headline right and, yes, it's as great as you hope it will be. Meet Carl, an animated short film directed by Márk Juhász as a student at Hungary's MOME University that went on to win best... More »
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KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER: Watch The Riveting Teaser For The Sundance Oddity

An odd movie about an odd story, the first proper teaser is freshly arrived for the Zellner Bros Kumiko The Treasure Hunter and it's one fabulous bit of work. Kikichi Rinko takes the lead role, playing a woman who -... More »
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