Review: THE LITTLE DEATH, A Cheeky, Cracking Australian Comedy

Josh Lawson is a charming and cheeky fellow. His goofiness on screen and well-mannered presence has permeated execrable dross from Australia and made it watchable. His painful turn as Doug, the loser partner in Showtime's black comedy series House of... More »
  

The New York Asian Film Festival Starts Tomorrow And It's Packed With Awesome! Check Out All The Program Trailers!

Yes, kids, the New York Asian Film Festival kicks off its latest edition tomorrow and - once again true to form - it is packed up fill to the brim with awesome. But don't take my word for it! They've... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: BIG GAME, A Totally Fresh Genre Film

It's such a delight to see a film that plays by its own rules, fulfilling the premise that it sets up, and delivering right through to the conclusion. This is especially true for Midnight movies, as often you get... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

LA Film Fest Review: VICTORIA, A Poem In Action

"You just had to be there" In a post-FOMO (fear of missing out) age this phrase is tantamount to death. "You just had to be there." It's what I said to Twitch Editor Ben Umstead as we walked out of... More »
  

THEY WILL ALL DIE IN SPACE: Watch The Amazing Teaser For Javier Chillon's Latest!

We have long been outspoken fans of Spanish director Javier Chillon here at Twitch, the Spanish director delivering a string of bizarre and compelling shorts over the years that are simply unlike anything anyone else is making. I don't often... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Teaser For Ramen Hui's Family Friendly MONSTER HUNT

Hong Kong based production company Edko Films is going on a Monster Hunt led by director Ramen Hui - best know on these shores as co-director of Shrek 3 and a veteran of Dreamworks Animation. So, yes, while this will... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Julian Barratt Plays The MINDHORN!

Rejoice, you fans of The Mighty Boosh! For leading man Julian Barratt has reunitied with Boosh cohort Simon Farnaby and Steve Coogan's Baby Cow Productions on a new feature film titled Mindhorn. and, yes, it sounds every bit as odd... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Get Up Close And Personal With The KLOWN FOREVER Poster

Oh, golly. The Klown gang is back together - that'd be Klovn hover in Europe - and things are getting, well, a little intimate on their first poster.Five years have passed, and Casper and Frank are standing at a crossroad... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MARY AND MAX Director's ERNIE BISCUIT Is Travelling The World

Australian animator Adam Elliot won an Oscar for his short film Harvie Krumpet and went on to direct his much loved feature film Mary And Max. It has since been five long years and Elliot is finally back with a... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SPL2 Scores Massive Opening In China

Ten years after Wilson Yip jump-started Donnie Yen's career with SPL (aka Kill Zone), the sequel is upon us, and it is making huge bank in mainland China. Kevin Ma over at FilmBiz Asia has done the maths, and claims that... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Samuel Fuller's FORTY GUNS

Known primarily for his war films and crime dramas, American director Samuel Fuller also directed a quartet of westerns, the last of which being 1957's Forty Guns. The film was part of a deal struck with 20th Century Fox after... More »
By James Marsh   
  

First Look At Steve Oram And Catherine Walker In Liam Gavin's A DARK SONG

Sightseers star Steve Oram is taking a very dark turn in his next role, starring opposite Catherine Walker (Patrick's Day) in Liam Gavin's debut feature A Dark Song. Details are being kept somewhat scarce at this point but the plot... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

What Horrors Lurk In THE DEAD ROOM?

It's seven years ago now that I first came across the work of New Zealand director Jason Stutter. The occasion was Careful With That Axe! - the first in what would become a trilogy of hilarious 'cautionary' short films that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Have Your Say: What Is Your Favorite Pixar Film?

This weekend, animation studio Pixar had another hit on its hands with Inside Out. And indeed, there was plenty of critical acclaim as well, which may be no surprise: Pixar has a (nearly) spotless reputation for excellence in what it's... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Trailer Premiere For Polanski-esque Australian Thriller OBSERVANCE

The new film by filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett (Bad Behaviour), Observance was shot in 11 days with a very limited budget in 2013 during the worst heatwave Sydney had ever experienced.  The film will be having its World Premiere at the... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Oh In-chun Back At The Helm For Action-Comedy CHASING

Genre helmer Oh In-chun is proving to be a busy bee behind the camera following his feature debut horror Mourning Grave last year. His omnibus 12 Deep Red Nights: Chapter 1 is set to bow this year and next month... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Melbourne 2015: Opening Night Avoids Genre For Intensely Personal Australian Drama

The opening night film for the Melbourne International Film Festival has just been announced, finally eschewing the fun genre trappings of its previous two years to embrace a deeply personal tale of cancer from Melbournian writer/director Paul Cox.The film is... More »
  

Trailer: Tang Wei And Liao Fan Star In Chinese ONLY YOU Remake

Many fans of Asian Cinema are quick to complain and point the finger when their favourite Asian discoveries are snapped up and remade in Hollywood, sometimes at the expense of a proper release for the original film. Well the current... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Title For INDEPENDENCE DAY Sequel Revealed

Nearly two decades after Independence Day wowed audiences with its winning combination of X-Files fuelled UFO interest, grand scale disaster movie spectacle, Top Gun style aerial heroics and Big Willy Smith himself, Roland Emmerich has called action on a sequel, which... More »
By James Marsh   
  

NIGHT WATCHMAN, DEAD END Take Top Honours At Shanghai International Film Festival

Pierre Jolivet's The Night Watchman (aka Jamais De La Vie) was awarded the Golden Goblet for Best Film on Sunday night at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival, while Chinese crime drama The Dead End nabbed the Best Director prize... More »
By James Marsh   
  
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