Slamdance 2015: TwitchFilm Raises The Curtain With 10 Must-Sees

The always surprising and exciting Slamdance Film Festival kicks off today, so we've got ten selections from their narrative and doc competitions, Beyond and special screening slates that you are gonna wanna keep an eye on. The festival looks to... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Now On Blu-ray: CAMERA OBSCURA: THE WALERIAN BOROWCZYK COLLECTION Is A Stunner

Polish filmmaker/animator/artisan Walerian Borowczyk is one of cinema's great, under appreciated geniuses. While his work has been largely relegated to obscurity, its influence upon filmmakers like Terry Gilliam is undeniable. For many years, it has been a challenge to see much... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Slamdance 2015: Meet The Filmmakers, Part 2

We're back with part 2 of our little discovery session on competition films and the first-time feature filmmakers behind them at the 21st Slamdance Film Festival. Will your new favorite filmmaker be amongst this year's crop? If you haven't already,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2015: Meet The Filmmakers, Part 1

The reason why I consider the Slamdance Film Festival a high priority for any new festival going year can be summed up in one word: Discovery.Now, surely discovery plays heavily into any fest the world over, whether that's finding a... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Zach Gayne's Top Films of 2014

Goodness me! Another year gone and where does the time go? Why, it seems like only yesterday that I was excessively tormenting myself over listing the best films of 2013. Remember 2013? I do. Mostly, I remember how amazed... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Best Of 2014: Izzy's List Of Psychos, Cults, Egos, Sociopaths, And Hauntings

One of the reasons I write for Twitch, and not somewhere in academia, is that my cinematic taste runs really weird. There are many, many fine films out there, but I'm perfectly at home amidst the island of misfit films,... More »
  

J Hurtado's Top 10 Movie Memories Of 2014

Here we go again!My standard admonition about my own lists is that these are, in no way AT ALL, the best movies of the year. They are the ones that gave me the biggest thrills, made me think, made me... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

J Hurtado's 13 Favorite Indian & Pakistani Films Of 2013-2014

I know, I know. It's cheating to have two years represented in my year end list. However, I didn't get a chance to make my lists last year, and these films deserve your notice.2012 was a banner year for Indian... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks INTO THE WOODS, THE GAMBLER, BIG EYES, And MR. TURNER

Kind of a mixed bag this week, but the holidays bring out some of the lesser awards fodder. Into The Woods is passable for fans of the stage musical and few others, Big Eyes is cool and quirky but slight,... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Best Of 2014: Ben Umstead's Reflections And Favorites

As much as I can see 2014 packed to the gills with films people fell head over heels for, many of those mainstream and even Twitch favorites will be vacant from this list, simply because I thought this was a... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Pretty Packaging: PATEMA INVERTED Gets A Release Worth Flipping Over

For the last months, Scottish distributor Anime Ltd. has been churning out classy Limited Edition after classy Limited Edition, and the end is not yet in sight if their announcements are to be believed. But even among their great current... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Joshua Chaplinsky's Favorite Films of 2014

It's that time of year again. When everyone and their mother's nephew's cousin foists their unenlightened opinions on the equally unenlightened masses. Consume, regurgitate, repeat. Why do we do it? You'd be better off asking Why is the sky purple?--because... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Terence Stamp

This week saw the release of the new Tim Burton film Big Eyes, and instead of his usual dark fairy-tale-ish fare, it is a retelling of a famous art scandal. Jim saw it and described a few issues he had... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

2014: A Dark And Personal Year At The Movies

"Nobody knows anything." Back in 1983, veteran screenwriter William Goldman was writing about the inability of anyone in Hollywood to know how a movie would fare with the public. (His book, Adventures in the Screen Trade, continues: "Not one person... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Drafthouse Films Part Two

Going through Drafthouse Films entire catalogue for the gift guide has reminded why I love film so much. It literally connects to every aspect of life. They have films that are just plain doofy fun. This episode will cover titles... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

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   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks BNAT16, Scott's EXODUS and Rock's TOP FIVE

Special on-location report from Austin's famed Drafthouse movie theatre, home once again to the lunacy that is Butt-Numb-a-Thon. Almost 30 hours in that place, watching 13 features and other flicks, it made for a hell of a day, and a... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014 - Drafthouse Films, Part 1

Welcome back to The Stack. While I was looking at all the Scream Factory releases for 2014, I thought I would do the same for Drafthouse Films. In fact I'm just going to cover everything Drafthouse Films has EVER released... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks WILD, GEMMA BOVARY, And TIFF's Canada Top 10

A bunch of TIFF-themed releases are making their way to theatres this week. Wild shows Reese Witherspoon wandering in the wilderness, while Gemma Bovary is a cute, if slight, redux of the Flaubert classic. I also take a look at this... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Black Bear Filmfest 2014: Twitch's Top 5 Picks

Black Bear Filmfest is about to begin and we can't be more excited! In its second edition after a triumphant debut in 2013, Black Bear Filmfest returns as Poland's only genre film festival specializing in horror, action, fantasy, sleaze, and independent... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  
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