Enter Malaysia's Most Haunted House With VILLA NABILA

While the format may be overly familiar there's something undeniably effective going on in the trailer for director Syafiq Yusof's Villa Nabila. Presented as a documentary purporting to explore the true stories behind a notorious haunted house in Johor, Malaysia... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Indian Censor Board Refuses To Certify MSG: MESSENGER OF GOD. Calls It An Advert For A Cult

It looks like Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan's big screen debut will have to wait.The flashy guru's feature length (and then some at 3+ hours) film, MSG: Messenger of God has been refused certification by the CBFC, India's... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Fruit Chan's THE MIDNIGHT AFTER Tops Hong Kong Critics Poll

The results of the 21st Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards were announced earlier today, with Fruit Chan's surreal science fiction comedy thriller The Midnight After named as Best Film of 2014. Chan was also named Best Director, while Lau... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Tony Leung Reunites With Wong Kar Wai For THE FERRYMAN

It appears that Wong Kar Wai will reunite with his favorite leading man for his upcoming project The Ferryman with reports that Tony Leung has signed on to play the lead. Having previously starred for WKW as the lead in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Best Masters Of Cinema Blu-ray Releases Of 2014

We are huge fans of the Masters of Cinema series here at TwitchFilm, and their commitment to bringing masterpieces of world cinema to modern audiences in sparkling new editions. At one time viewed as simply "Criterion for the UK", MoC... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Jaycee Chan Jailed Six Months On Drug Charges

It was back in August that word broke that Jaycee Chan - son of international action icon Jackie Chan, and an increasingly successful young actor in his own right - had been arrested in Beijing on drugs charges. The trouble... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MSG: MESSENGER OF GOD: Indian Film Reaches A New Level Of Weirdness

Hot on the heels of Rajukumar Hirani and Aamir Khan's clever, if not altogether original, takedown of the guru industry in India, PK, comes what is perhaps the most insanely ballsy Guru vanity project in history, MSG: Messenger of God.MSG... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Check Out The First Teaser For New GHOST IN THE SHELL Animated Movie

While the debate about the American live-action adaptation rages on fans of the Japanese animated Ghost in the Shell franchise have reason to celebrate. A teaser for the new animated film, due out in Japan this Summer, was just released. Though... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: LA ULTIMA PELICULA, Featuring A Melancholy, Amusing Apocalypse

The year 2012 was, for most of humanity, a waiting game. The Mayans predicted the world's end. Riots sprouted. Floods happened. Scandals erupted. It seemed the Mayans spoke true, but there was still no assurance that the world was on... More »
By Oggs Cruz   
  

KILLERS: Check A Gallery Of Exclusive Stills From The Indonesian Thriller

The Raid director Gareth Evans takes on a producing role for the Mo Brothers' Killers and with the Sundance selected thriller hitting theaters and VOD January 23rd we've got a gallery of exclusive images to share.A series of horrific murders... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

HEIST HE WROTE: Check The Trailer For The Kazakh Heist Comedy

It's been a while since we last had a look at a film from the central Asian nation of Kazakhstan in these pages but with Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov hailing from that nation and actively looking to spur and support... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE GRUDGE Helmer Enters The Video Game World With NIGHT CRY

Well, now, here's an intriguing and compelling collision of talents. Ju-On and The Grudge helmer Shimizu Takashi has joined forces with video game designer Kono Hifumi as a creative producer on Kono's 'spiritual successor' to his cult hit title Clock... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Ard's Dozen Of Musings About 2014

When we discussed the "Best of 2014" lists here at Twitchfilm, the first thing I asked was: "Can I do mine in February or March, please?". I'm so hopelessly behind on 2014's theatrical releases that it isn't even funny. Yes,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM: Korosensei Arrives In The Live Action Teaser

In a land replete with things that make one arch an eyebrow and say, "Hmm?", Matsui Yusei's manga Assassination Classroom still manages to cut through the sheer volume of weird things stocking manga shelves to make you think, "Well, that's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bollywood Week Coming To Cancún, Mexico

The Mexican city of Cancún is set to host film productions from India in the near future and so it is organizing the first Bollywood Week outside of the United States in June. Cancún wants to let the Indian film... More »
  

KILLERS: Watch The US Trailer For The Sundance Selected Thriller

2014 Sundance midnight selection Killers hits US theaters and VOD on January 23rd from WellGo USA and there's a new trailer available now to sell you on this ultra dark tale.A series of horrific murders have just gone viral, posted... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Best of 2014: A Top 10 Of Japanese Films

As we say sayonara to 2014 it's time to take a look back on the films that lit up the Japanese cinematic landscape over the past year. Dominating the box-office top ten was the usual mix of animation (including two... More »
  

THE RAID Trio To Appear In STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 - THE FORCE AWAKENS

It would appear that the force is set to awaken in Indonesia.Though there has been no comment whatsoever from any of the performers or their representation, Twitch has learned that a key trio of performers from Gareth Evans' The Raid... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Hong Kong! Win Tickets To See NIGHTCRAWLER Before It Opens!

Dan Gilroy's fantastic pitch black satire Nightcrawler finally hits Hong Kong cinemas on 29 January, including what is almost certainly Jake Gyllenhaal's finest performance yet. As career-driven, borderline psychotic go-getter Louis Bloom, Gyllenhaal walks that fine line between goofy, hilarious... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Vietnam Enters The Masked Hero Arena With Tokusatsu Comedy SIEU NHAN X

Vietnam is about to have a masked hero to call its own with director Nguyễn Quang Dũng's Sieu Nhan X slated for release over the 2015 Tet holidays. The Vietnamese New Year celebration, Tet coincides with Chinese New Year and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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