Camera Japan 2014 Review: FORMA Demands Attention

(This review won't scratch the surface, and that is fully intentional...) At the start of Forma, you see one of its protagonists stick a pen in a cardboard box, making a small hole. She then puts the box on her... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Feratum 2014 Dispatch, Days 3 And 4: ABCs OF DEATH 2 And A Porn Movie To Close The Fest

I remained focused on the Mexican selection during the last couple of days of Feratum 2014, to the point that I ended watching each and every national, feature-length film that the festival presented. Unfortunately, the trend of the first two... More »
  

Opening: AUTOMATA, Intense And Gripping Science Fiction

Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibáñez's long-awaited second feature Autómata is an intense and gripping dystopian story, bordering on European surrealism within a classical narrative. Certainly, many current films present a weary and negative view of humanity's future, be it death by... More »
  

Check Out This Exclusive Clip From Kiwi Horror Comedy HOUSEBOUND

Gerard Johnstone's Kiwi horror comedy Housebound has dominated the festival circuit since its world premiere at SXSW in Austin last Spring. Its blend of horror and comedy elements has delighted audiences around the World and back home in New Zealand.... More »
  

Interview: AUTOMATA Director Gabe Ibáñez Talks Banderas, Robots, And The Future

Opening in the US tomorrow, Autómata is a dystopian science-fiction film starring Antonio Banderas, set in a future where the human population is decimated, the world practically a desert, and robots are evolving. I spoke with director Gabe Ibáñez at... More »
  

Dario Argento Launches Crowd Funding Campaign For THE SANDMAN With Iggy Pop

The headline says it all, really, iconic director Dario Argento has enlisted punk legend Iggy Pop to take the lead of his upcoming feature The Sandman and today has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise two hundred fifty thousand... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bo Mikkelsen Delivers More Dark Delights From Denmark With First Shot From WHAT WE BECOME

Intrigued by the current turn towards genre cinema throughout Scandinavia? Well, then, remember the name of Danish writer-director Bo Mikkelsen and his feature debut, What We Become. Because you'll be hearing a lot about this one.Though the film has just... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Vancouver 2014 Review: WELCOME TO ME Stokes The Fires Of Disability Discourse

Kristen Wiig has been enjoying a lengthy run of success since leaving Saturday Night Live in 2012. Her humor is punctuated by awkward, uncomfortable stares, or lines delivered with more weight -- loneliness, sadness, regret -- than they seem to... More »
  

Defeat Your Own Fucking Jelly Beasts With These Hilarious Teasers For The Shnit International Short Film Festival

This year I've had the great pleasure of sitting on the jury for the Shnit International Short Film Festival where I had the task of wading through a TON of fabulous short films and pitting one against the other in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Brazilian Short Film PRAY Wins Viewster Online Film Fest Grand Prize

The winners of the third annual Viewster Online FIlm Fest were announced during the closing gala of the Raindance Film Festival in London last night. This year's theme was 'Be Afraid. Be VERY Afraid' and submissions of the horror/sci-fi/fantasy genre... More »
  

Watch The US Trailer For Antonio Tublen's LFO

Antonio Tublen's Swedish microbudget scifi picture LFO was something of a dynamo on the festival circuit, punching way way above its weight as it won raves for its dark comedy, strong performances and clever script. And now US audiences are... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Busan 2014 Review: LIVE TV Showcases Misogyny And Bad Filmmaking

Found footage horror and digital age social themes combine to disastrous effect in the lamentable and stunningly offensive Live TV, a midnight film at Busan that'll make you wish you'd turned in early. A pair of chauvinistic jackasses record their... More »
  

Busan 2014's THE INSEMINATOR Banned In Vietnam

If you're in BIFF right now, you can see the poster of the Vietnamese independent film The Inseminator (Người truyền giống), along the streets of Busan. And if you have a chance, go watch it now because it's banned in Vietnam. Without any... More »
By Trung Rwo   
  

Pretty Packaging: GHOST IN THE SHELL 1.0, And My Seven-Fold Double-Dip...

("I can resist anything except temptation" - Oscar Wilde) See the image above? It is from Oshii Mamoru's Ghost in the Shell. To be more specific, it's from the original 1995 version. It is not in the revamped cut... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Sitges 2014 Review: MAGICAL GIRL, Dark, Twisted Magic

Carlos Vermut's second feature Magical Girl recently won the Golden Shell at the a Sebastian Film Festival, as well as best director award, and deservedly so. Fun and disturbing, strange and yet somehow entirely plausible, the film tells the story of... More »
  

Los Cabos 2014: Xavier Dolan To Visit Mexico And Present MOMMY

Canada's enfant terrible Xavier Dolan is set to visit a Mexican film festival for the first time! Los Cabos is the festival that took the cake as it will host the Latin American premiere of Dolan's latest picture, Mommy, with the... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: RED AMNESIA Is Haunted By Forgotten Ghosts

Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle) returns to cap off his so-called legacy trilogy with a film that is one part thriller and one part melodrama. It does not always work, but when it does, it is largely thanks to the incredible... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: TIMING Mixes Overstuffed Narrative And Plain Animation

Popular webtoonist Kang Full has become a big name in Korean film over the last few years following the success of features based on his work, such as BA:BO (2008), Late Blossom (2011), Neighbors (2012), and 26 Years (2012). At... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Fincher's GONE GIRL, Smith's TUSK, And Dolan's MOMMY

David Fincher's back with Gone Girl, his Hitchcockian thriller about marriage and betrayal. Plus, another look at fest faves, from Xavier Dolan's Mommy to Kevin Smith's Tusk.Video embedded below... More »
  

Opening Clip from AUTOMATA

We at Twitch are big fans of Gabe Ibañéz's new sci fi film Autómata, currently no. 3 on iTunes and due for release in the US this Friday October 10th. A fantastic vision of a surreal dystopian future, it tells... More »
  
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