New York 2014 Review: It's The Trip, Not The Destination, In INHERENT VICE

P. T. Anderson faithfully adapts Thomas Pynchon's most accessible novel, the zaniest surf noir, Inherent Vice. It is also the first time he's worked with a large ensemble cast since Magnolia. The result is often hilarious, a laborious snapshot of... More »
  

Watch The New Trailer For Onur Tukel's SUMMER OF BLOOD

Imiagine, if you will, a hipster vampire comedy as directed by Woody Allen. What you're imagining right now is likely not particularly unlike what writer-director Onur Tukel has created with his Tribeca hit Summer Of Blood.Writer/director Onur Tukel turns in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: FISHING WITHOUT NETS Expertly Expands the Somali Pirate Story

You'd be excused for a slight case of déjà vu when reading the description of Cutter Hodierne's feature debut Fishing Without Nets. Somali pirates have been a hot topic lately with both Danish film A Hijacking and Paul Greengrass's Tom... More »
  

That "Other" Somali Pirate Movie: An Interview With FISHING WITHOUT NETS Director Cutter Hodierne

Film audiences are, by now, more than familiar with the concept of Somali piracy, either through the reporting of international news agencies, or through a certain hit movie starring Tom Hanks that came out last year.However, one year prior, Cutter... More »
  

Review: LEFT BEHIND, Polite, First-Class Apocalyptic Disaster

So long, suckers! What's most remarkable about Left Behind isn't that Nicolas Cage is starring in a religious-themed movie about the end of the world, nor is it that longtime stunt coordinator extraordinaire Vic Armstrong is finally directing his sophomore... More »
  

CURE FOR PAIN Director Adds Sean Astin And Lynn Whitfield To Indie Spy Comedy FOR ALL EYES ALWAYS

It was back in 2011 that we first came across the work of director Rob Bralver. The occasion at the time was his Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman Story, an intimate look at the life of the former Morphine... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Aidan Gillen Takes The Lead In Impressive SciFi Short AMBITION

Game of Thrones baddie (but aren't they all on GoT?) Aidan Gillen stars opposite Aisling Franciosi in Ambition, an ambitious (cough) science fiction project from Poland's acclaimed Platige Image and award winning director Tomek Baginski. Slated to premiere as part... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crime Flick CITY STATE 2: BRAVE MEN'S BLOOD Gets A New Trailer

I can count on one hand the number of sequels Icelandic movies have gotten. In the 80s, a comedy series got two, and in the late 90s, an 80s comedy got one, and I think that's it. In the last few... More »
By Swarez   
  

Crowdfund This: THREE FINGERS, A Female Portrait Of War... After War

There are a lot of nifty looking crowdfunding projects that pass through the halls here at Twitch. Plenty of those are worth your time, so why should Paul D. Hart's short film Three Fingers be of particular interest to you?First... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks THE EQUALIZER, THE BOXTROLLS, PRIDE And THE SKELETON TWINS

This week sees Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington team up with the stylish but unrewarding The Equalizer, a strange and dark stop motion tale in The Boxtrolls, the Sundance film The Skeleton Twins, and Pride, a feel-good Brit dramedy that's... More »
  

The Innoversity Summit Pitch Competition Entry Deadline Is Approaching! Pitch Your Idea, Win Prizes And Industry Mentorships!

[With the deadline rapidly approaching the Innoversity Pitch Competition has just added a major new VFX award to the prize pool, raising the total value of available prizes to a quarter million dollars. Click here for all the details.]Got a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Contest: These FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY Limited Prints Can Be Yours!

Hi everyone (and we do mean everyone, as this contest is worldwide). In the past, we've several times heralded Dutch director Richard Raaphorst's drawing skills. Especially the designs he made for the abandoned Worst Case Scenario project and the not-abandoned... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Vancouver 2014 Review: WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD, Gregg Araki's Nostalgic, Seductive Puzzle

Gregg Araki's latest offering, White Bird In A Blizzard, is set during the time period when Araki first began making films (1988-1991). Because of this, the sets and costumes are rendered with a loving nostalgia that never feels overly novel.... More »
  

Review: JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE, A Momentously Audacious Musical Biopic

Making a movie about a musician is bound to be extremely difficult when you don't have the permission of the family's estate. Why has there never been a definitive Elvis biopic -- or Kurt Cobain either, for that matter?... More »
  

First Poster Art For Indie Vigilante Picture THE DEMOLISHER

It was back in June that we first brought stills from Gabriel Carrer's vigilante action picture The Demolisher, much impressed by the look and feel of this Canadian indie. Well, I've had the chance to see some footage since then... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

That Guy's Got A CROW HAND!!!

Egad! That guy's got a crow for a hand! Yup, it does what it says on the tin and Brian Lonano has just released a brief teaser for his latest short Crow Hand!!! Check it out below.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Repertory Screenings: THE ASTROLOGER And DEATH WISH 3 Rock With Old-School Insanity

As I mentioned in our Fantastic Fest preview article, my heart belongs to the repertory screenings, the forgotten flicks that deserve a fresh look, presented by extremely knowledgeable and passionate curators. That was certainly the case this year. I only... More »
  

Crowdfund This: Ashlea Wessel's INK Promises Atmospheric Horror

Here's one thing I know about Ashlea Wessel's upcoming short film Ink: It's going to look fantastic. An award winning photographer, Wessel is making her directing debut with the proposed horror short and she's looking for a little bit of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: HIGH FIVE Revels In Drug-Fueled Mayhem

Manuel Facal's High Five (Relocos y Repasados) is an Uruguayan stoner comedy that belongs in the company of the greats. While drug movies have been around for at least 50 years, it wasn't until the legendary Lou Adler's adaptation of the... More »
  

Dallas 2015 Announces Dates, Invites Films, Asks Only For Love

My current hometown of Dallas, Texas, plays host to the Dallas International Film Festival annually, and next year those important dates will be April 9-19, 2015. New films may now be submitted to the Dallas Film Society for consideration.This will... More »
  
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