Ann Hui's THE GOLDEN ERA Triumphs At Hong Kong Film Awards

The 34th Hong Kong Film Awards have named Ann Hui's epic drama The Golden Era Best Film of the year, with Hui taking the Best Director prize. The film, which stars Tang Wei as famed Chinese writer Xiao Hong, won five... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Night Visions 2015: Inaugural 'Nordic Genre Industry Days' - The Nordic Challenge

Held in conjunction with the Night Visions film festival in Helsinki, Finland, the inaugural edition of Nordic Genre Industry Days presented panel discussions and pitch sessions for projects that are currently in development. As might be imagined from the title,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Interview: ORPHAN BLACK's Ari Millen Talks New Clones And Surprises For Season 3

When Ari Millen started out on Orphan Black in the second season, he was most definitely in the background as supporting character Mark. There's no doubt he had a confident and attention-grabbing screen presence, but there was still little to... More »
By Simon Cocks   
  

Night Visions 2015 Review: AMERICAN BURGER Serves Up Cross-Cultural Beef

Watching an English-language splatter comedy, made in Sweden by a married British / Swedish couple, at a film festival in Helsinki, Finland, in a bar converted into a screening room, certainly ranks among my top 10 most unusual cross-cultural experiences... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

NSFW Trailer: Matteo Garrone's Cannes Entry TALE OF TALES Is An Insane, Bloody Fairy Tale

Shooting straight to the top of any self-respecting fantasy fan's must-watch list should be Matteo Garrone's (Gomorrah, Reality) latest, Tale Of Tales, which has just been announced as debuting in competition at next month's Cannes Film Festival. Brimming with kings & queens,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Hey Australia! Win Passes To The Special Screening Of CANOPY In Dolby Atmos Sound!

Thanks to Finer Films, we have two double passes to giveaway for next week's special screening of Canopy mixed in stunning Dolby Atmos sound, the first local film to do so in Australia. The screening will be held at Crown... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Check Out The First Teaser For Ishii Takashi's Violent Crime Thriller GONIN SAGA

A riveting piece of cinema that plays like a superb combination of Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Kitano 'Beat' Takeshi films circa 1993, Ishii Takashi's unrelentingly violent, socially conscious 1995 neo-noir thriller Gonin (sometimes translated as The Five) undeniably served as... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Full Trailer For Hosoda Mamoru's Latest

[Updated with English subtitled version.]There is no question about it: Hosoda Mamoru has got a very good chance of becoming the new king of anime. His last three films, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and The Wolf... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Grind The Rail - And The Undead - With A Pair Of Concept Teasers For Dominik Hartl's ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES

It was just at the beginning of the week that we brought the first in a trio of proof of concept teasers from Dominik Hartl's Austrian horror comedy Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies and we now follow with the remaining... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: Hungarian Western MIRAGE, A Visually Opulent Slavery Allegory

The Hungarian director of Bibliotheque Pascal, Szabolcs Hajdu, returns with yet another not so conventional oeuvre, Mirage. After the world premiere held at Toronto last year, the film enters the Slovak and Czech theatre circuit (Slovakia is a minor co-producer... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Istanbul 2015 Review: THESE ARE THE RULES Provokes With Civil Horror

Dramas which keep the tension tightly under the lid while eschewing a boiling melodramatic outburst can be challenging. On the other hand, de-dramatized dramas with smoother edges are easier to chew on for laid-back, cerebral viewers. Croatian director Ognjen... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

THE HATEFUL EIGHT Gets A CGI Teaser

Update: As of this time the teaser, originally linked below, is offline for unknown reasons. We'll update again when, and if, there is more information to share.The Weinstein Company have either a shockingly bad sense of timing, or a huge... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Big Shark! Bigger Monster! It's The Japanese MEGA SHARK VS KOLOSSUS Trailer

Given that the third installment of the Mega Shark franchise is openly cribbing designs from the Attack On Titan manga, anime and soon-to-be-live-action franchise, it seems only fitting that the first trailer for the upcoming Mega Shark vs Kolossus has... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out The New Trailer And Poster For Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE: THE GREAT WAR OF THE UNDERWORLD

A new one-minute trailer for Miike Takashi's batshit-crazy-sounding action-thriller Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld (極道大戦争) has gone online today. With plenty of fresh footage and a peek at some of the wild set pieces, the action-heavy trailer serves as... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Hasselhoff Powers KUNG FURY Up To A Whole New Level Of Awesome

When one David is not enough, add another. That was the general thinking behind the producers of David Sandberg's much buzzed Kung Fury when pondering how to generate even more attention for a short film that already stands as one... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tribeca 2015: TwitchFilm Raises The Curtain With 10 Must-See Films

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs through April 26, kicked off with its opening night presentation at the Beacon Theater of Live From New York!, Bao Nguyen's documentary on Saturday Night Live, that venerable 40-year old comedy institution. The... More »
  

Review: THE DEAD LANDS, Action Painted On A Broad Canvas

As is often the case with a classical heroic journey, what you get out of the quest is often what you bring to it. With some humility and patience, you'll be rewarded; wanting rewards without putting in the work to... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

PRIVATE NUMBER: Respect Judd Nelson's Authority In This Clip

LazRael Lison's horror thriller Private Number will be released on VOD and in cinemas on May 1st. TwitchFilm has an exclusive clip to share with you to prompt your interest. A series of sinister phone calls haunt an ex-alcoholic writer as... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Night Visions 2015: THE GUNMAN, Starring Peter Franzen And A Lot Of Sean Penn's Muscles

Peter Franzen is not the star of The Gunman -- that would be the clench-jawed Sean Penn, unbelievably bulked up, muscle groups well defined, as though he were auditioning for an art house version of The Expendables -- yet the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

World Premiere Of Australian Film RUBEN GUTHRIE To Open Sydney Film Festival 2015

Ruben Guthrie, an Australian film about a hard-partying Sydney ad man who seeks to start a new chapter in his life, has been announced as the Opening Night Film at this year's Sydney Film Festival. It is the directorial debut... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  
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