Sundance 2015 Review: CARTEL LAND Documents A Moral Quagmire

An astonishing journalistic achievement, Cartel Land captures in unprecedented ways the moral quagmire that inexorably links the consumers of drugs in the U.S. with the suppliers south of the border. What sets this film apart is the unique way... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, More Clever Than You Think

The title for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is kind of appalling, a sing-song rhyming cadence that reminds of Lobo's buttery 1971 pop hit "Me And You and a Dog Named Boo". Its premise -- a young... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: ENTERTAINMENT, Seeking The Legendary Laugh To Masterful Effect

Many would say there are two distinct poles to cinema-going. There are those times when you want something warm and familiar. It's comfort food you can share with your family. Not too sweet or sour, not too heavy. And then... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

He Is The Antichrist And Must Be Defeated. SAMURAI COP 2: DEADLY VENGEANCE Trailer.

Cult film fans rejoice, the Samurai Cop is back! Matt Hannon - the star of the original 1991 cult classic - returns for Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance and he's bringing a boatload of cult figures with him. Mad Cowgirl... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Van Damme Wants His Kidney Back. Watch The POUND OF FLESH Teaser Now.

One thing is certain: If you're damn fool enough to steal Jean Claude Van Damme's kidney he's going to want it back. And what Van Damme wants he generally gets. And he gets it with a kick to the face.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

GODDESS OF LOVE: Trailer Premiere For Jon Knautz's Erotic Psycho Sexual Thriller

After making his debut with horror-comedy hybrid Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer director Jon Knautz heads into much darker territory with his third feature, the erotic thriller Goddess Of Love.Says Knautz about this tale of a dancer turning on her lover... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive First Look At Deepa Mehta's BEEBA BOYS

Long - and rightfully - regarded as one of Canada's absolute finest arthouse auteurs, Deepa Mehta is charting new ground with her latest effort. Basing her story around the real life criminal gang culture in second and third generation Indian... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance 2015 Awards Winners

Last night at Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, the 21st edition of the Slamdance Film Festival came to a close with a packed house gathering for the awards ceremony.This festivals diverse slate of films yielded a palpable excitement in... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2015 Review: YOSEMITE Beautifully Captures The Fearful Majesty Of Boyhood

What is it about childhood that makes us adults so wary of who we once were? Perhaps it is that great fear of the unknown, a shadow, a whisper of adulthood that scares us as children into submission of these... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

New AMIRA AND SAM Trailer Sparkles, Plus Military Date Night Offer

In a new trailer for Amira and Sam, Martin Starr and Dina Shihabi sparkle as a very unexpected romantic couple. Here's the official synopsis: Rousing, smart, and sweet, Amira and Sam is a confident feature debut from writer-director Sean Mullin,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Teaser For French Fantasy CASSANDRA Promises Great Things

I've long been of the opinion that sword and sorcery type films are the absolute hardest to get right. Slip on the tone or the look just the tiniest little bit and things can go off the rails so very,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BITE SIZE: New Doc Brings Hope In Fight Against Childhood Obesity

The new documentary Bite Size is raising awareness about the childhood obesity epidemic in America. The film releases on March 10th and we have a trailer to share with you.America's battle against childhood obesity is an issue too big for... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Poster Alert! Say Hello To BOMBAY VELVET's Johnny Balraj

It's been a busy few years for Anurag Kashyap. Over the last two months we've seen the North American release of his five and a half hour crime epic Gangs of Wasseypur and the Indian domestic release of his kidnapping... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Interview: Gabe Polsky On RED ARMY

In my original review for the film, I talked about how Red Army is a gem of a film, a movie about hockey that can be loved by fan and neophyte alike. Much more than simply a documentation of a... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Slamdance 2015 Review: THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE, DIY Terror At Its Very Best

It begins in the dark hollows of your mind. But you can feel it in your heart. Pumping through your veins. The notion that something is wrong. That the world is wrong. That reality is not what it seems. That... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: THE OVERNIGHT Goes There

It's so incredibly tempting to reveal all the bizarre places Patrick Brice's new film, The Overnight, takes its audiences, who, if they're anything like this viewer, will likely watch the film with mouths gleefully agape.The film opens in the bedroom... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Review: AMIRA AND SAM, A Rare, Smart And Funny Love Story

A man and a woman meet cute. Opposites attract. Hostility melts and attraction grows. New York City. While all these standard romantic-comedy elements are present in Amira and Sam, they share time and space with the specter of the war... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

With Albert Shin's IN HER PLACE Has The Next Great Korean Drama Come From ... Canada? Watch The Theatrical Trailer Now!

A selection of the Toronto International Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival, Albert Shin's In Her Place feels very much like a film dislocated in both time in place - and fascinatingly so. A Canadian production now up... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance 2015 Review: CONCRETE LOVE, An Intimate, Immaculate Look At A Family Of Architects

We all wish to be immortalized in some way. To be remembered for something extraordinary or meaningful. Most of us will be remembered by the way we loved, who we loved and how we loved. It is what we do... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2015 Exclusive Clip: Enter The Beguiling World Of ALPHA

TwitchFilm is proud to present an exclusive clip from Stathis Athanasiou's Alpha, which had its North American premiere at Slamdance this week, with a second screening today at 3:30pm at Treasure Mountain Inn.Alpha is a beguiling blend of science fiction... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  
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