Review: WHIPLASH Taps A Confident Beat

It's a pretty quick turnaround to go from Sundance 2013 award-winning short film to Sundance 2014 opening nighter. But for 28-year-old director Damien Chazelle, when opportunity knocks, there's no need to bide your time. It's no surprise that Jason Blum... More »
  

Review: THE OVERNIGHTERS, A Shattering Experience

It's a rare and beautiful thing when a film can surprise you. I was taken completely off guard by The Overnighters, a film that I figured would be a stark if a bit earnest take on post-recession America. What I... More »
  

Watch Jon Yeo's LEVIATHAN AGES And Learn Wisdom From The Tentacled Emperor

It was just over a year ago that we posted a pair of teasers for Jon Yeo's Leviathan Ages, a unique and compelling short that Yeo put together over the span of two years. And now, having completed a lengthy... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Opening: ST. VINCENT, A Showcase For Bill Murray

Normally there are event films that draw people in, big spectacles that just can't be replicated at home. Then there are the arty films that are still accessible, not something that's too dour or experimental to seem out of place... More »
  

Magnet and XYZ Partner To Unleash The Evil Of XX On The World

What's better than badass women making badass horror films? Are you ready for a new point of view? Magnet and XYZ Films are going to blast the doors off of the anthology horror vehicle with XX! Magnet is fully financing and... More »
  

Vancouver 2014 Review: WELCOME TO ME Stokes The Fires Of Disability Discourse

Kristen Wiig has been enjoying a lengthy run of success since leaving Saturday Night Live in 2012. Her humor is punctuated by awkward, uncomfortable stares, or lines delivered with more weight -- loneliness, sadness, regret -- than they seem to... More »
  

What Is THE STATUE WHISPERS DEATH? Watch The Intriguing Teaser ...

While we can't say for sure what, exactly, The Statue Whispers Death actually is, this new thirty second teaser leaves us hungry to find out more. But here's what we do know: It's obviously got a heavy influence from classic... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Latest DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Trailer Goes Red Band

Justin Simien's indie satire Dear White People hits screens October 17th and while early teasers and clips have certainly let us know what the film's all about we certainly haven't gotten the full bite of the comedy until this latest... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out Phil Mucci's Video For Monster Magnet's 'The Duke'

We don't cover a ton of music video work here at Twitch but we make exceptions for directors we like. And we really, really like Phil Mucci whose work we've covered both as a music video director and in short... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Win A 20 000 DAYS ON EARTH Poster Signed By The Filmmakers And Nick Cave!

Drafthouse Films is immensely proud to offer one lucky Twitch reader the opportunity to take home a stunning signed 20,000 Days On Earth poster. The acclaimed new rock doc starring the legendary Nick Cave is now screening in select cities,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Few Words With ABCs OF DEATH 2 Director Ohata Hajime

With horror anthology The ABCs Of Death 2 now available on VODwe've had the chance to fire a few questions by Henge director Ohata Hajime about his entry, O Is For Ochlocracy. Read on!The idea of putting a person on... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Giveaway: Win A DVD Of AUTUMN BLOOD Or MISFIRE

We have a couple of DVDs to give away. You may win one of three copies of Autumn Blood or Misfire. Both films will be released on DVD on October 21. Misfire is being released by RLJ Entertainment and Image Entertainment. Autumn... More »
  

Choose Your Own Cinematic Adventure With CineApp And VOYEUR. Check The First Stills!

Gaming has long been moving towards an interactive experience of cinematic storytelling but, as yet, there have been surprisingly few moves towards the same end from the filmmaking community but that may very well change with the arrival of CineApp,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Feratum 2014 Dispatch: Tal Zimmerman And Nicolas Kleiman Talk At The WHY HORROR? World Premiere

Feratum hosted the world premiere of the documentary Why Horror? on Friday, October 3. Argentinean co-director Nicolas Kleiman and Canadian star Tal Zimmerman attended the screening and witnessed the very warm reception their film got with the Mexican audience. They... More »
  

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   
  
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