Review: O DIABO MORA AQUI (THE FOSTERING), An Impressive, If Not Subdued, Debut Horror From Brazil

Three friends - Jorge, Ale and Magu - join their friend, Apolo, at his old farmhouse for the weekend. Old tales tell of a malicious Barão do Mel (Honey Baron) who owned the property during the height of the slave... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Blu-ray Review: SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS From Camera Obscura (Ger)

Camera Obscura is one of the finest cult home video labels that most people have never heard of. Over the last three or four years TwitchFilm has been fortunate to jump on board the Camera Obscura train to see them grow... More »
By J Hurtado   

Five Flavours Serves Up John Woo, Taiwanese Wuxia Films And More For 9th Edition

Poland's top destination for Asian cinema, the Five Flavours Film Festival, is setting the table for its 9th edition, which kicks off on Friday this week (November 12th). Opening with the recently restored version of A Better Tomorrow (1986) and... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Netflix and Bong Joon-ho Team Up For Creature Feature OKJA

Big news for Korean film fans today as both Netflix and Plan B have confirmed their participation on Bong Joon-ho's Okja. The English-Korean monster feature has already lined up a very impressive cast, with Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano,... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Choi Min-sik On The Hunt In THE TIGER: AN OLD HUNTER'S TALE Trailer

Last seen in Roaring Currents, the most successful Korean film of all time, and as the villain in Luc Besson's Lucy, Choi Min-sik returns to screens next month as a hunter tasked with taking down the last tiger on the... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Short Film, Short Review: The Backwoods Collide In NEVER TEAR US APART

Two young men have driven out to a remote house in the woods. One thinks it is quaint and idyllic. Are these guys lost? Are they at the right cabin? One of them walks up to the window and what... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Ryoo Seung-wan Plots WWII Escape Drama In SKYFALL Lair

Now that Veteran is firmly planted in the record books, with the third best haul for a Korean film of all time (13.4 million admissions), director Ryoo Seung-wan is ready to get going on his next feature. There's been talk... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Interview: Director Sono Sion Talks TOKYO TRIBE

Before releasing the crazy amount of six films in only one year, master filmmaker Sono Sion adapted the manga Tokyo Tribes into a unique and fun hip hop musical about several rival gangs (all but one very violent) that are... More »

AYAMÉ Teases Irish Sci-Fi

I'm Irish, I love science fiction, and I love movies. So it feels like Ayamé was custom-designed for me. According to its official description, the film is "set in the near future. The story revolves around a rescue mission on... More »
By Peter Martin   

Blu-ray Review: KWAIDAN, Sensational, Surreal Colors Of An Ancient Japanese World

From the opening moments of 1965's ghostly anthology Kwaidan, the viewer experiences a dissonant display of color and atmosphere matched only by its precisely sparse experimental musical score (courtesy of Takemitsu Toru). Recounting four disparate yet separate classical ghost stories from... More »
By Jim Tudor   

Arrow Video's Feb 2016 Slate Looks Glorious: Miike, Grier, Kosugi, Bava, American Horror And More

Arrow Video has unveiled their amazing February 2016 slate, and TwitchFilm HQ is salivating over the amazing collection of releases coming to both sides of the Atlantic.Since Arrow Video opened up shop in the U.S., they've increased the number of... More »
By J Hurtado   

Mar Del Plata 2015 Review: HOW MOST THINGS WORK (COMO FUNCIONAN CASI TODAS LAS COSAS) Blends Social Realism And Indie Quirk In One Of The Year's Finest Debuts

There is a dog in space - Milos the astronaut-dog - manning (dogging?) a probe meant to be bound for Mars but which has gone tragically off course, leaving the world awaiting the sad news that the whole sorry affair... More »
By Todd Brown   

Mar Del Plata 2015 Review: ROAD TO LA PAZ (CAMINO A LA PAZ) Is A Charming, Heartfelt, Deeply Humane Road Movie

Sebastian had no idea how much a wrong phone number could change his life. If he had, he likely would never have answered the phone in the first place. And what a shame that would have been ...When we first... More »
By Todd Brown   

Mar Del Plata 2015 Review: KRYPTONITA Puts A Darkly Satirical Spin On Superhero Conventions

It's just another night as usual for Dr Gonzalez working the graveyard shift in the ER. Another battered young thug left for dead at the hospital doorway, another patient the police make clear they'd prefer not to survive, another in... More »
By Todd Brown   

I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY: Aimless Youth Stir Up Trouble In Striking Trailer

A selection in the prestigious Locarno and Mar Del Plata film festivals, Mexican director Julio Hernandez Cordon taps into the restless energy of youth with his striking I Promise You Anarchy (Te Prometo Anarquia). Here's how Mar Del Plata describes... More »
By Todd Brown   

A Strange And Hypnotic Trailer For Raul Perrone's SAMURAY-S

It's samurai fiction by way of German expressionism in the trailer for Samuray-S, a cinematic oddity from Argentine director Raul Perrone. Our own Patrick Holzapfel caught this one when it screened in Hamburg - check the links below for his... More »
By Todd Brown   

Something Weird-Ass This Way Comes In The Trailer For Brazilian Horror CABRITO

If you happen to be looking at the photo up above right now and thinking to yourself, "Wow, it looks like that guy has a lot of meat on his face," then let me assure you of something. You're not... More »
By Todd Brown   

Interview: Tom Sanchez Goes Back To His Roots In THE BLADE OF DON JUAN

Walter and Mario are two brothers living in the working class neighborhood of Breña in Lima, constantly at each other's throats over ownership of a knife which used to belong to their late father. An arm wrestling match is the... More »

Sex And Violence In Russian Erotic Thriller SARANCHA

The simple fact that Russian erotic thriller Sarancha - the title translates as Locusts - has landed an 18+ rating in its home country should tell you a thing or two about the content of the film. Because that's not... More »
By Todd Brown   

A National Icon Comes To A Bizarre End In EVA DOESN'T SLEEP

Gael Garcia Bernal and Denis Lavant star in Pablo Aguero's Eva Doesn't Sleep (Eva No Duerme), based on the bizarre true story of the years following Eva Peron's death. Years in which Peron's embalmed body was stolen and hidden around... More »
By Todd Brown   
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