The Stack: THE HOBBIT Extended Version, TANK GIRL, RUSSIAN ARK, And More

This episode brings us up to date with our releases through November 26. The mix of old and new is exhilarating. The absolutely breathtaking Russian Ark makes its Blu-ray debut. Hannah Arendt does as well, telling the story of the woman... More »
  

Crowdfund This! THERE WILL BE NO STAY - The Executioner's Documentary

You might have caught Todd's awesome new Crowdfund This! Feature this weekend and there are quite a few great projects worth your coins over there. We've got one more supplemental film campaign you have got to check out! There... More »
  

Indie Beat: Top 5 Most Intriguing Indies In December

As the calendar sheds the final days of 2013, the holiday blockbusters wind up as do the prestige movies, which makes it pretty darn quiet out there in the worlds of the independents and foreign language releases. Still, there are... More »
  

Errol Morris on Photography, Truth and JFK: NOVEMBER 22, 1963

Errol Morris has posted a short documentary interview with Josiah "Tink" Thompson  author of the book "Six Seconds In Dallas" (In 1966, while working for Life Magazine, he was allowed to examine a first-generation copy of the film and a set... More »
  

The Stack: I DECLARE WAR, BODY BAGS, BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, And More

I took a week off to prep the Gift Guide, which is shaping up to be a doozy. So is this week's reminder episode of recent home entertainment releases, featuring The Beauty of the Devil (1950) from Rene Clair and (finally)... More »
  

Indie Beat: Old Ways And New Directions With Filmmakers Andrea Sisson and Pete Ohs

I met Andrea Sisson and Pete Ohs (collectively/creatively known as Lauren Edward -- their middle names) the night their documentary I Send You This Place screened at WestFest, an experiment in micro-festing put on here in Los Angelese by the... More »
  

New To Netflix: THE MASTER, Australian Stop-Motion, Latin Science Fiction, And More

Another grab-bag of Netflix picks from the various territories around the world showcases the eclectic nature of the acquisitions of the service. stop-motion animation from Australia, science fiction found footage from Ecuador, P.T. Anderson's "Master" case study on the culture... More »
  

AFI Fest 2013: Twitch Picks 13 Can't Miss Titles

The days are getting shorter and LA temperatures are dropping into the mid-70s. Yes, it's fall and that means AFI Fest is here. The Hollywood-set festival kicks off tonight with the opening night film Saving Mr. Banks and closes next... More »
  

ZERO CHARISMA, THE GUILD, And The Odd Sensation Of Nerd Envy

If I wanted to be really fancy and insufferable, I might start by remarking how interesting it was to catch Andrew Matthews and Katie Graham's Zero Charisma at New York Comic Con earlier this month: screening a film about gamers... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Regarding Prosthetic Vaginas

On the subject of prosthetic genitals, as used in a lesbian sex scene: what's the difference? The iceberg of conversation around Blue Is The Warmest Colour has the movie (as a movie) at its tip, while everything below the water... More »
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Indie Beat: Top 5 Most Intriguing Indies In November

When we get down to awards season, it becomes even harder to discern the nature of so-called independent and limited releases. Like October, many of November's limited releases, start out as such, but are in fact "high-pedigree" studio films (or... More »
  

5 Reasons to Check Out the Film Independent Forum in LA This Weekend

Film Independent's annual Filmmaker Forum (now just known as the Film Independent Forum) is taking place this weekend at LA's Directors Guild of America. The Forum offers indie filmmakers a chance to meet other likeminded and hardworking individuals as well... More »
  

The Stack: BEFORE MIDNIGHT, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, NIGHT TIDE, And More

This week's show is a little light on Halloween goodness but what's there is, is choice. Night Tide is an early Dennis Hopper vehicle full of sea siren sideshows and tragic surrealism. The Purge is one of the better home invasion... More »
  

The Stack: CHUCKY THE COMPLETE COLLECTION vs. THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION, Korean HORROR STORIES, IFC unleashes MANIAC on Blu and more...

Welcome back to The Stack! Is anyone else thinking about anything other than Halloween at this point? I am finding it more and more difficult to plan my annual Hallow's Eve Movie Marathon. New films like Horror Stories from Artsploitation,... More »
  

Vancouver 2013 Dispatch: WOLF CHILDREN, RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS, And MISS VIOLENCE

Between Wolf Children and Summer Wars, Mamoru Hosoda is establishing himself as a gifted anime auteur (with "anime" functioning as a descriptive word, not a qualifier) whose style, visually and thematically, lies somewhere between Ghibli fare and the work of... More »
  

The Stack: HOUSE OF WAX 3D, 100 BLOODY ACRES, THE CROODS, THIS IS THE END and more...

Welcome back to The Stack! This week we're dividing the show into two separate episodes so I can finally catch up from Fantastic Fest. Look for October 8 releases to be covered on Wednesday October 9. In the mean time... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks GRAVITY, MUSCLE SHOALS and more!

Another opportunity post-TIFF to extol the virtues of Cuarón's Gravity, along with Parkland, the fabulous documentary Muscle Shoals, and Jonathan Levine's long shelved All The Boys Love Mandy Lane.Video embedded below... More »
  

The Stack: DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY Ultimate Collector's Edition, HALLOWEEN 35th Anniversary Digibook, ROOM 237, And More

Welcome back to The Stack. I'm back from Fantastic Fest! It was amazing but the pile on my desk is awe-inspiring. What to my wondering eyes did appear but the Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition, a passel of Shout Factory... More »
  

Indie Beat: 5 Most Intriguing Indies In October

October is looking to be one of the best months of the year for independently minded film in the U.S., if only because a handful of titles that have been some of the most anticipated and talked about (and controversial)... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2013: Twitch's Super Wrap With All Our Reviews and Top Fest Picks

All is (relatively) quiet now at The Alamo Drafthouse in northwest Austin, Texas, which has resumed its normal operations, with barely a sign that an 8-day celebration of genre films from around the world, hosting filmmakers, industry guests, members of... More »
  
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