It was just yesterday that I was extolling the pluses of watching movies in a place like Brooklyn, what with the fifth Annual BAMcinemaFest happening there in June. Well Today, and not to be out done (because no one is... More »
It's no surprise to long term readers of my reviews that I'm kind of enamoured with David Simon's Baltimore. From Homicide: Life On The Streets, through The Corner and of course The Wire (still perhaps the best programme that has... More »
You don't have to look remarkably hard to find a cadre of loyal fans who would have you believe that Ben Wheatley - director of Sightseers and Kill List - is the future of British filmmaking. The man has built... More »
On May 31, 2009, Doctor George Tiller was murdered while attending his regular Sunday church service. The doctor was one of a handful trained and willing to perform what are almost antiseptically referred to as "late term" abortions, the termination... More »
It's a rare thing, the truly engaging music documentary. You have to have a number of things come together to make it more than just a series of clips from some music you feel palatable. The best films are those... More »
Oh, New York, New York, you're one hell of a town. And Brooklyn in the summertime is a place to be. Come this June BAMcinématek is most certainly a place to be, when their fifth annual BAMcinemaFest kicks off with... More »
The Coen Brothers are headed to Cannes with Inside Llewyn Davis and they've got a new trailer to celebrate that fact. This one plays largely as an extended version of the earlier offering with a good deal of repeated footage... More »
There are certain filmmakers here at Twitch that we feel a certain bond with, creators that have somehow crossed over the line of simply being someone who made something cool and have become a part of the extended family. Most... More »
Elias Ganster's super tense and creepy indie horror film, Gut, comes to DVD on May 28. To help you prepare for the intense unease you're destined to feel, we've been given an exclusive clip of the film. Here's a synopsis:Something... More »
Another delayed review makes for a great triple feature here at Twitch! Two of my favorite punk rock movies made the jump to high definition in late 2012: Alex Cox's masterpiece, Repo Man, and Bruce McDonald's breakthrough road movie, Hard Core... More »
Stuart Gordon's From Beyond has always been the stepchild when it came to his Lovecraft adaptations. The iconic gore fest Re-Animator is the elephant in the room, there's no two ways about that. While Re-Animator has gained an immense cult... More »
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, one thing can be certain with a film like Blood Of Redemption. With a principal cast made up of Dolph Lundgren, Billy Zane and Vinnie Jones it will be filled with manly men doing manly things.... More »
It was back in 2008 that we first came across the work of Joe Ballarini here at Twitch. He'd penned indie horror-comedy Dance Of The Dead - still a great favorite - and a couple years later he turned up... More »
I've made allusions to the absolute mania that follows Bollywood stars around the globe, but it's hard to truly express what that is like to someone who is completely unfamiliar with this singular phenomenon. In India and South Asia in... More »
It's a project that Martin Scorsese has been trying to get off the ground for roughly twenty years now and his adaptation of Endo Shusako's Silence looks as though it's finally ready to get off the ground with word that... More »
It's been a while since we had a new feature from Grace director Paul Solet. It's been since Grace, actually, which is a surprisingly long time given the acclaim that met Solet's debut. But he's coming back now with his... More »
No matter where you come from, children are all the same. Mischief is their main motivator, and it is everything for them to feel a part of something. When a young boy, Oonga, in a remote rural village discovers that... More »
The world premiere screening of Vessel did not begin well. Out-of-synch sound forced the projectionist to stop film about 10 minutes in, and delay for half an hour while a back-up copy was found (I'm used to technical problems, so... More »
Japanese director Yamaguchi Yudai shows signs of creative growth and maturity in this taut, well-directed chamber piece that takes place entirely within the confines of a shipping container. When middle-aged security guard Chiba awakes to find himself bound and gagged... More »
Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors is one of those rare tone poems that successfully straddles the line between an abstract avalanche of emotions and images and true narrative, complete with arcs, climax, and resolution. It's the story of a... More »
I cut the cable cord last year, but I'm not always happy about it. I had to wait a year before seeing Season 2 of Game of Thrones, for example, and will have to wait to see Season 3 until next year. I only have to wait to see Mad...
Another Twitchvision chat with Scott Laurie, this time me gushing about J.J.'s latest Star Trek film, which I unabashedly loved.Also talked about he fabbo Mud, and the less fabbo The Iceman, both with Michael Shannon doing his thing.Video embedded below.Update: Was asked to come in today and pick a few...
While Henri-Georges Clouzot is best remembered for many of his later films, including The Wages of Fear and Diabolique, the French filmmaker's 1942 debut has gone largely unseen by Western audiences until now. The Murderer Lives at 21 (L'Assassin Habite au 21), based on the novel by Belgian author Stanislas-Andre...
Much has already been written, both on these pages and many others, about the landmark Hollywood-China co-production that is Marvel and DMG Entertainment's Iron Man 3. The film, directed by Shane Black, is the third solo outing for Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark, and has proved a phenomenal success around...
CHAPTER 4: THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANNA KARINA AND BUTT PLUGSI'm sitting outside at a small Café that my editor told me to meet him at. I'm a 10 minute walk from the Marche Du Film convention hall and I'm still waiting for my editor to arrive so he take guide...