Cannes 2016 Review: THE HANDMAIDEN, A Breathtaking And Twisted Lesbian Thriller

Following his Hollywood foray Stoker, Park Chan-wook returns to (mostly) home soil for his sumptuous and sensual adaptation of Sarah Waters' Fingersmith. Transposing the novel's setting from Victorian England to 1930s Korea and Japan, when the former was a colony... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

INTERCHANGE: The Colors And Feathers Dazzle In First Trailer For Dain Said's Supernatural Noir

It was only the beginning of the month that we shared some stills from Dain Said's upcoming supernatural noir Interchange. Lo and behold the film is at the market in Cannes and we have a teaser trailer to share with... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

PREY Teaser: People Of Amsterdam, Run! The Lion Is Loose

Dick Maas (Sint, Amsterdamned, The Lift) has released the first teaser for his lion-loose-in-Amsterdam movie, Prey. And it looks super fun! Do you need to know more than that? The teaser teases that the lion has already run 26 miles... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

BLACK CIRCLE: Adrian Garcia Bogliano Takes His Horror To Sweden With Christina Lindberg

With his latest, deviously disturbing horror film, Scherzo Diabolico, now infecting VOD platforms everywhere, writer/director Adrian Garcia Bogliano is plotting his next move. And it's taking him to Sweden. Christina Lindberg -- yes, that Christina Lindberg, the one who memorably... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Cannes 2016 Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN, A Zombie Thrillride With Social Bite

For his live-action debut Train to Busan, indie animation director Yeon Sang-ho, whose films The King of Pigs and The Fake have drawn international acclaim, has taken the zombie thriller, stuck it into the claustrophobic confines of a train, and... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Six New Sci-fi, Action And Thriller Films In Deal Between Minds Eye, Bridgegate and VMI

Minds Eye Entertainment, the studio that brought us Paul Solet's Grace, Pascal Laugier's Tall Man, and the recent Western flick Forsaken starring Kiefer and Donald Sutherland, has entered into a production pact with Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide. The first... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: KILL ZONE 2, A Delirious, Masterfully Staged Martial Arts Melodrama

Never fear the “2” in the title of Soi Cheang’s deliriously baroque, thrillingly action-packed extravaganza Kill Zone 2, better known in Asia (and to early film festival viewers) as SPL 2: A Time for Consequences.   This is a follow-up,... More »
  

Tribeca 2016 Review: ALWAYS SHINE, In Which The Hollywood Dream Factory Becomes A Nightmare

Director Sophia Takal more than fulfills the considerable promise of her debut Green with her second feature, a film that often looks, acts and feels like a thriller/horror flick, but at its heart is a dramatic treatise on the tyranny... More »
  

Unobstructed View Is Bringing Arrow Video Releases To Canada!

This is tremendous news for Canadian cult film fans.   Arrow Video, one of the premiere home video distributors from the UK, and Canadian distributor Unobstructed View have formed a partnership that will see Arrow releases on our store shelves... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Frontières@Fantasia: Fantasia Alumni Return, First Wave Of Market Titles Announced

The countdown is on as the Fantasia International Film Festival approaches this July and the Frontieres Co-production Market is always a highlight for us at TwitchFilm. As the co-production market continues to grow in size and it’s influence can be... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: FYNBOS, Brilliantly Anti-Cathartic Cinema

A young white woman in high heels walks down a street in a black working-class neighborhood. Though clearly on edge, she walks with a purpose. She pauses at a row of trash cans. Clothes billow in the wind, threaded on... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

SAVAGE DOG: Marko Zaror And Scott Adkins Are Reuniting!

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, this sales art from Cannes is all we have right now to let you know that Marko Zaror and Scott Adkins are reuniting for a new film... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

NY Indian Film Fest 2016: SAHEB BIBI GOLAAM, A Bengali Triptych Thriller

A hitman, a hooker, and a hustler all with hearts of gold: these are the three main characters in Pratim D. Gupta's latest thriller, Saheb Bibi Golaam (The Drifters). Except, these three aren't exactly virtuous, they have their pecadillos and... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Crowdfund This: ROBODOC: The Creation of Robocop Documentary. Would You Buy This For A Dollar?

Has it been nearly 30 years since Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-violent action pic Robocop sprayed copious amounts of guts and blood across screens around the World? The action flick riddled with bullets and social commentary, some of which would seem prophetic... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Buscemi, Tambor, Palin And More Join Armando Iannucci's THE DEATH OF STALIN

If anyone in the World can take the piss out of the death of a Russian dictator and live to see the day it is British satirist Armando Iannucci. The man behind In The Loop and Veep has been adapting... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: I AM THALENTE Skates With Soul

We all know the sound. That clack-scrape-whoosh of a skateboard on the sidewalk. For many of us it is as close to the sport as we get. When we hear that sound most of us move out of the way... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Review: SUNSET SONG, An Impeccable Masterpiece From Director Terence Davies

A sweeping tale of changing times in Scotland in the early 20th century, Terence Davies's new film Sunset Song centers around a farm girl Chris Guthrie (Agyness Deyn) in the fictional rural town of Kinraddie near Aberdeen. Chris is a thoroughly... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Interview: Terence Davies Talks SUNSET SONG, A QUIET PASSION, Women Protagonists, Poetry And Digital Filmmaking

Terence Davies, regarded as one of the greatest living British directors, doesn't make films too often. So when he does, it's a monumental event every time. With his long delayed passion project Sunset Song finally coming out in theaters this... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE: Adam Driver Joins Michael Palin In Terry Gilliam Pic

Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has experienced many levels of development hell. Any version of the film has been in the works longer than any of the TwitchFilm crew's offspring have been alive. We are talking nearly... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT, A Wandering Christ Parable

Director Rodrigo García's minimalist Christ-centered parable on fathers and sons pivots the holy man as everyman and observer. It's an approach that feels of merit: one that ultimately doesn't see earth-bound humanity and a more intangible sense of spirituality as... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  
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