THE HEXECUTIONERS: Trailer And Stills From Canadian Occult Horror

The Hexecutioners marks the second direct collaboration between director Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl and Septic Man) and Canada's nefarious scribe Tony Burgess (Pontypool and Hellmouth). Cook produced two more of Burgess' screenplays Hellmouth and Ejecta, so yeah, they are pretty comfortable around each other. Their latest... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Review: PAN, Far From The Disaster You Might Want It To Be

Following his adaptations of Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina, Joe Wright next turns his attentions to J.M. Barrie's boy who never grew up. But instead of bringing the adventures of Peter, Wendy and Captain Hook to the big screen,... More »
By James Marsh   

Review: VICTORIA, The Year's Most Immersive Film

"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 »

Fists Fly In Bondarchuk Produced WARRIOR (Воин) Remake

There's not much in the film world that Russia's Fedor Bondarchuk doesn't do and do very well. One of the nation's most popular actors he is also a hugely acclaimed director (Stalingrad, Inhabited Island, 9th Company)while his Art Pictures Studio... More »
By Todd Brown   

Things Get Bloody At The MIDNIGHT SHOW

Though you likely don't know the name of Indonesia's Ginanti Rona there's a more than passing chance you've seen some of her work if you're at all a regular around these parts. For Rona, you see, has been a long... More »
By Todd Brown   

Morbido 2015: Second Wave Of Titles And Guests At The Fest

Morbido is coming in less than three weeks and we have a new batch of titles and the first list of guests to share with you.As far as Latin American titles go Isaac Ezban's The Similars is on the list.... More »
By Andrew Mack   

The Clown Brings Death In The Full Trailer For Indonesia's BADOET

It would appear that a fear of clowns is not just a North American phenomenon, with audiences all around the world having learned a healthy distrust of those painted on smiles. That certainly seems to be the case in Indonesia... More »
By Todd Brown   

Hamburg 2015 Review: THE TREASURE, Or, How To Love An Illusion

Corneliu Porumboiu, the Éric Rohmer of Romania's Nouvelle Vague, is Europe's answer to Hong Sang-soo. Where to go from such a first sentence? We will see. What about The Treasure, his latest exercise in time? We talk about the time... More »

Busan 2015 Review: TWENTY TWO, Sober But Slow Portrait Of Chinese Comfort Women

One of most sensitive topics in regional Far East Asian politics these days, Japan's use of comfort women during the wane of its colonial empire is a constant talking point on the news. Among the more sobering and least sentimental... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Review: REGRESSION, How the Mighty Have Fallen

Back in the 1990s, Alejandro Amenábar was part of the incredible new wave of Spanish fantastic cinema. His first feature, Thesis, was a Hitchcock-style thriller about snuff films that was creepy and sexy; his second, Open Your Eyes, a subtle sci-fi... More »

XLrator Media Releasing 24 HOUR RENTAL On Hulu End Of The Month

XLrator Media acquired the U.S. rights for the dark humored Canadian television show 24 Hour Rental. They will release the show on Hulu on October 30th then expand to other platforms in 2016. 24 HOUR RENTAL follows former Mafia boss Tracker... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Busan 2015 Review: RECORDING Chronicles Charming Cast In Forgettable Story

It's the small moments that work in Recording, a story that is low on ambition but infused with a winning charm even as it drags in the scripting department, particularly in the back half. Sweet and unaffected, Park Min-kook's debut... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Kim Ki-duk Gets $24 Million for Chinese War Film WHO IS GOD

And now for something completely different. Maverick Korean auteur Kim Kim-duk is hopping over to China for his next project, and after years of working on microbudgets and failing to crack his own country's commercial realm, he's getting a supersized... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Busan 2015 Review: SPECIAL ANNIE Awkwardly Switches From Subject To Artist

Ten years after her feature debut What Are We Waiting For?, documentarian Kim Hyun-kung returns with an intimate film that is both a portrait of a HIV-positive New Yorker and a filmmaker uncertain of her aims. Awkwardly straddling the border... More »
By Pierce Conran   

I AM A MONK Trailer: Discover The Secret Life Of A Young Japanese Abbot

I Am A Monk follows the trials and tribulations of Koen Shirakata, a 24-year-old man who becomes Abbot of Eifukuji temple, 57th of the 88 temples on Japan's notorious Shikoku Pilgrimage route. Based on actual events, the story is taken... More »

Bong Joon-ho Nabs Jake Gyllenhaal And More For New Monster Feature

Returning to the creature feature well after 2006's The Host, ace Korean director Bong Joon-ho's next film Okja (no English title as of yet) is gearing up for production early next year and a cast of big names is starting... More »
By Pierce Conran   

RIP Chantal Akerman, Pioneer Of Avant-Garde And Feminist Cinema

Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman has reportedly passed away in her home in Paris at the age of 65, according to multiple news sources. Akerman was at the forefront of the avant-garde film movement in Europe in the 1970s, pushing the... More »

Aruba 2015 Preview: Twitch's Top 10 Picks From One Happy Film Festival

The nickname for the island nation of Aruba is "One Happy Island". So one would think that that the folks behind the 2015 Aruba International Film Festival would want to follow suite and create what'd be considered One Happy Film... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Busan 2015 Review: BAD GUYS ALWAYS DIE Suffers A Slow Death

One of the more high profile among the many China-Korea collaborations being made these days, Bad Guys Always Die teams Taiwanese star Chen Bolin with top Korean actress Son Ye-jin in an action-comedy (leaning more towards the later) set on... More »
By Pierce Conran   

JUNE: Just Who Is The Goddess Aer?

L Gustavo Cooper's coming of rage flick June will be available on DVD and digital release tomorrow, October 6th. Over the past couple days we met two of the foster families who took June into their homes. But just who is this... More »
By Andrew Mack   
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