Interview: Sebastian Junger On The Life Of A Combat Reporter

Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington is a documentary about a well-regarded combat reporter who died in a rocket attack by the Gaddafi troops in Misrata, Libya, in 2011. It is directed... More »
  

Derek Cianfrance Talks True Violence, Ryan Gosling's Dreams, and THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

I first had the pleasure of meeting Derek Cianfrance at Sundance 2010, where he premiered his feature debut Blue Valentine, a heart-wrenching and poignant look at the beginning and end of love featuring milestone performances by Ryan Gosling and Michelle... More »
  

Interview: Talking THE COLONY With Kevin Zegers and Director Jeff Renfroe

Just over a year ago, I found myself flown to Northern Ontario to visit the set of an ambitious Canadian-produced post-apocalyptic thriller starring Kevin Zegers, Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne. The trip to The Colony set was memorable for several... More »
  

Legendary Film Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum Talks The Future Of Filmgoing

Film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has been one of the most essential, unmistakable voices on the cinema landscape for several decades. He's written for virtually all of the major film publications, including Sight & Sound, Film Comment, and Film Quarterly, as well... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Interview: Shane Carruth Talks UPSTREAM COLOR

Interviewing Shane Carruth is just as complex as watching his movies, and rightfully so. After his feature film Primer released, he gained all kinds of buzz and had movie geeks (and large studios) foaming at the mouth. Instead of giving... More »
  

Exclusive Interview: Horror Pundit and Acclaimed Artist Julian Hoeber

Visual artist Julian Hoeber has a flair for the dramatic. His busy hands range from painting, sculpturing (see the terrifyingly awesome image above), photography, installations, a "freestanding structure based on the architecture of 'gravitational mystery spots," filmmaker, and now, horror... More »
  

Slamdance 2013 Interview: The Filmmakers Talk The Festival Experience

In the final hours of the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival a group of filmmakers and I confiscated the Gallery screening room at Treasure Mountain Inn, made an impromptu circle and tossed a chair in the middle for my digital recorder... More »
  

Sundance 2013 Interview: Six Questions with PIT STOP Co-Writer/Director Yen Tan

Last month, we premiered the first poster for Yen Tan's Pit Stop, which is is having its world premiere at Sundance today. Yesterday, our fearless leader, Todd Brown, posted the first clip for the film. To complete this trifecta of... More »
  

Slamdance 2013 Interview: Director J.R. Hughto & Star Sonja Kinski Talk DIAMOND ON VINYL

J.R. Hughto's second feature Diamond On Vinyl premiered today at Slamdance. In my review I called the film a "SoCal-set Noir that effortlessly weaves genre into a naturalistic story of a man who is just trying to gain some semblance... More »
  

Slamdance 2013 Interview: The Programmers Talk The Nuts & Bolts Of Festival Building

In preparation for my first visit to Park City, Utah next week I was able to sit down for a conference call with three veteran players of the Slamdance Film Festival. Co-founder Peter Baxter has been heavily involved with the... More »
  

Interview: Rick Alverson and Tim Heidecker Get Serious About THE COMEDY

Rick Alverson's not-comedy, The Comedy, is currently one of my favorite films of the year. It haunts me. It is, and I quote myself, "hilarious, transgressive, brilliant, and most people will find it unwatchable." But that doesn't mean you shouldn't... More »
  

Interview: Traci Lords Dissects The Challenges Of EXCISION

After a successful festival run and a US release on home video Richard Bates Jr's Excision hit Blu-ray and DVD in the UK, giving us the opportunity to talk about the film with star Traci Lords. Here's what she has... More »
  

Director Ciaran Foy on CITADEL: "In My Scared-Shitless Head, I Just Wanted to Get Rid of Them."

Last September, Ciaran Foy's Citadel scared me very badly. In fact, I still think about it when I walk home through empty streets late at night. Besides the fact that the film itself is incredibly nerve-racking, one thing that made... More »
  

Interview: Jeff Fowler & THE GOON Need Your Help! Time To Start Kicking Y'all!

Help Kickstart The Goon!!!If you've ever read Eric Powell's insane comics series amalgam of monster-mash goodness, Bowery based, beer soaked noir called The Goon, then you are probably already on board with the idea of it coming to the big... More »
  

Interview: HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG Producer and Lead Actress Christina Rose

How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song is one of the most delightful films I have seen this year, and the film has just won the Top Prize at the Raindance Film Festival in London where over 6,000 films... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Director RODNEY ASCHER Enters ROOM 237

I had never heard of the various conspiracy theories built up around The Shining (1980) prior to seeing Room 237. But even if I had the doc would still have blown me away. Rather than debunk the idea that Kubrick... More »
  

Watch: Stephen Chbosky Talks THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

Author Stephen Chbosky accomplished quite a feat when he wrote his debut novel, the wildly popular young adult coming-of-age tale The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I imagine once the book gained its popularity and the idea of a film... More »
  

Joseph Gordon Levitt Talks Redemption, Art And LOOPER

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is like a poster child for what there is to admire about American cinema today. Between really entertaining ambitious films he's made any number of powerfully good small indies. I myself am a big fan of Mysterious Skin... More »
  

Rian Johnson Discusses The Ins And Outs Of LOOPER

I first became aware of Rian Johnson by accident. I stumbled into a screening room at the wrong time and didn't realize it until the word Brick was sitting in front of me. But if there is ever a right... More »
  

Emily Blunt Talks LOOPER, Acting & Her Desire For 'An Obnoxious Number Of Guns'

Rian Johnson's Looper makes an appearance at Fantastic Fest today prior to its US theatrical release. Twitch had the opportunity to sit down with leading lady Emily Blunt in Toronto, as part of a roundtable interview following the film's world... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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