Watch The Raw And Gritty US Trailer For Acclaimed Prison Drama STARRED UP

It seems that there are one or two films like David Mackenzie's Starred Up every year: Films that rack up an impressive array of festival selections - in this case Telluride, Toronto and Tribeca - and nearly universal critical acclaim... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Preview: Japan Cuts 2014 Gets Cute, Crude And Contemplative

Opening tonight with the US premiere of Miike Takashi's The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji, Japan Cuts, the New York festival of contemporary Japanese cinema, is a grand smorgasbord for cinephiles of all tastes. Well, at least for those residing... More »
  

Melbourne 2014: The Full Program Reveals A Full-Bodied Selection of Cinema

The Melbourne International Film Festival is now in full swing having revealed its program mid-week. Tickets have opened for members and media alike. The program itself is one of the more exciting and well-rounded ones in MIFF history. It consists... More »
  

Review: BOYHOOD, An Extraordinary Chronicle Of Growing Up

Shot over the course of 12 years with the same core cast, Richard Linklater's latest film Boyhood is a rare cinematic feat for reasons that go beyond its already unorthodox production. Call it "This American Boy's Life", Linklater's chronicle of... More »
  

Turkey's MUSKA (AMULET) Chills With First Trailer

Turkey appears to be riding something of a wave of genre cinema recently. We've covered multiple intriguing horror and action projects in these pages in recent months and delivering perhaps the strongest trailer of the lot of them is Özkan... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Now on Blu-ray: LE WEEK-END Captures The Pleasures And Pains Of A Relationship

This is a rare jewel of a movie. Le Week-End follows Nick and Meg, enacted brilliantly by Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan, a British couple whose longtime marriage faces a turning point during a weekend in Paris. Directed judiciously by... More »
  

The Spierig Brothers' PREDESTINATION Lands Itself Some Quality Poster Art

Following a successful World Premiere at SXSW the Spierig Brothers' heady science fiction outing Predestination is now poised to unspool for a home crowd for the first time at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the film's first proper poster... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Both Oshii Directed PATLABOR Feature Anime On The Big Screen!

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch presented Oshii Mamoru Techno / Human mini-retrospective runs for the next couple weeks and after giving away tickets to the onscreen interview with the man himself along with the Oshii-presented screening of Ghost In The Shell... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Mikkelsen Draws In Second Trailer For Gritty Western THE SALVATION

Very well received in its Cannes premiere, Kristian Levring's Mads Mikkelsen starring western The Salvation is gearing up for its release in French cinemas which can only mean one thing: A new trailer.Mads Mikkelsen plays John, a former soldier and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid Shifts Gears With Crime Comedy THE ADVENTURES OF AMIR & LOQMAN

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid has got himself a good thing going. The director has been packing audiences in to theaters en masse with his hugely popular series of 'Banana Village' horror comedies for a few years now, the films rough and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Guanajuato 2014: Roger Corman In Mexico, Plus Full Festival Lineup

The Guanajuato International Film Festival revealed yesterday all the details for its upcoming seventeenth edition, which is going to be celebrated from Friday, July 25 to Sunday, August 3. This is one of Mexico's top festivals and this year's lineup... More »
  

Gus Van Sant Taking The Helm Of Hollywood DEATH NOTE?

Well, here's a surprising pairing of director and material ...While it's been known for quite some time that there was a Hollywood adaptation of hugely popular Japanese manga Death Note - already adapted to the big screen in Japan -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

AMBIANCÉ. The Longest. Film. Ever. (Watch The 72-minute Teaser)

43,200 minutes... 720 hours... 30 days... 1 month... Coming in 2020.Say what you will about experimental film, there can be no faulting Anders Weberg's ambition. He has completed the first 280 hours of his 720-hour long magnum opus, Ambiancé - "the... More »
  

Art Film Fest 2014 Dispatch: Enticing European Offerings Shine In Slovakia

Slovakia´s biggest film festival, Art Film Fest, recently wrapped up its 22nd edition.The principal objective of the festival is to promote young cinema and, of course, the national one. The main competition is thus dedicated to feature debuts whereas other... More »
  

Attention Horror Filmmakers! Monster Fest 2014 Is Now Taking Submissions

Australia's fastest growing genre film festival, Monster Fest, is now open for business for 2014, and this year it will be accepting both short and feature length submissions from around the globe. The festival, which has expanded exponentially since debuting... More »
  

PiFan 2014: Preview Part 2 - World Fantastic Cinema

With just over a week until PiFan, the biggest celebration of genre cinema anywhere in Asia, Team Twitch is barely able to contain our excitement. So instead of sweating and fidgeting uncomfortably, we're putting our anticipation to practical use and... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: The First Promo Image For Todd E. Freeman's LOVE SICK

Filmmaker Todd E. Freeman has been working like a madman on his pitch for his next project Love Sick. His film is one of the twelve projects selected to participate in this year's Frontières International Co-Production Market at Fantasia. Freeman is... More »
  

Are You Ready For The Apocalyptic Sounds Of NIGHTSATAN AND THE LOOPS OF DOOM?

Something strange this way comes and it comes to us via Finnish laser-metal (their term) band Nightsatan and director CHRZU, who has made this real life trio the stars of their own utterly bizarre post-apocalyptic short film.In the year 2034... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE GANG'S ALL HERE! Busby Berkeley Joins The Masters Of Cinema

Eureka Entertainment has announced today that Busby Berkeley's 1943 technicolor musical comedy The Gang's All Here will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in a brand new Blu-ray edition on 15 September. I must confess to being something of a... More »
  

DVD Review: HUNTING THE LEGEND, Where Even The Scares Are Nowhere To Be Found

The found footage Bigfoot flick Hunting The Legend is being released on DVD today, July 8th. In 2008, a deer hunter was taken by something in the Alabama woods. Only his rifle, blood and a 16" footprint were left behind... Five... More »
  
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