Full Disclosure: Twitch's List Of Shame - December

And here we are, at the end of our year-long exploration into the shadowy reaches of classic cinema where we have dared not venture before now. Each of us now experienced up to a dozen highly praised works for the... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best New Talent

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Top 10 Viewing Experiences -- 2013

My viewing experiences in 2013 were tied ever more closely to studio release schedules, a consequence of the work that I am happy to do, yet I'm grateful for the occasional opportunity to attend film festivals, and to write about... More »
  

Parental Thoughts About THE WOLF CHILDREN

(Warning: I'm getting personal, and there are some spoilers, not many though...) This month, Manga UK and Madman Australia release Hosoda Mamoru's The Wolf Children, finishing up that title's worldwide home-distribution in English-speaking regions. The eighteen months since the world... More »
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Ghibli Retrospective: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Willem (age 10) and Miranda (now age 9) are spending time with the work of Takahata Isao, for this second Studio Ghibli marathon on the big screen. After having fun with Pom Poko last year, and the more contemplative Only... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Actress

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Animated FIlm

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Documentary

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Madman Films To Share, Shock, Engage And Traumatise Your Family With This Xmas

Ah film, you glorious feature length thing you. Gathered around your family this Christmas? Want to avoid the utter schlock and good cheer on television and outside your door? Look no further than these five alternative film releases that may... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Supporting Performance

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Madman Stuffs Your Xmas Stocking With Beautiful, Exciting Anime

As per usual, Madman Entertainment's slate of DVD and Blu-ray releases for the holiday season just keeps on giving, and this year proves no exception.To ensure you don't miss out on the truly geek-tastic Anime boxsets and releases on offer... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Blu-ray Release

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Screenplay

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Ghibli Retrospective: The Kids Talk CASTLE IN THE SKY

TIFF Bell Lightbox is running an another Studio Ghibli retrospective in December and January, which has expanded the number of titles (old and new) from the very successful previous 2012 run in Toronto.When Miyazaki-san and Takahata-san come to town, you... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Andy Lau

Throughout Asia, Andy Lau pretty much epitomises the term superstar. His popularity as an actor and a singer is immense, and indeed few people can match his on-screen charisma. A commanding presence in all his films, good and bad, Lau... More »
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Atrocity, Art, And Miyazaki's THE WIND RISES

Even as it was earning the Best Animated feature accolade from the Boston Film Critics Society over the weekend, The Wind Rises continued to be dogged by the same controversy which has trailed it since its release back in Japan.... More »
  

Los Angeles EigaFest: Twitch Picks The Highlights

This weekend, the Japan Film Society is presenting its third L.A. EigaFest with a collection of live-action and animated features, kicking off with the U.S. premiere of Unforgiven, with the film's director Lee Sang-il in attendance. Plus, you've got another... More »
  

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists Of Shame - November

While the United States is wrapped up warm celebrating Thanksgiving with its nearest and dearest - that one holiday that no one outside of America really understands or cares about - Team Twitch again casts fresh eyes over some overlooked... More »
  

The Many Masterworks Of Takahata Isao

This year, fans of Japanese animation were treated to not one, but two films from Studio Ghibli, as both of its founding fathers released a film of their own. In the Summer we had The Wind Rises by Miyazaki Hayao,... More »
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DOC NYC 2013: Award Winners and More Reviews

DOC NYC wrapped this past Thursday, and the jury awards have been announced. In the Viewfinders Competition, "chosen for their distinct directorial visions," according to the festival, the Grand Jury Prize winner was Mahdi Fleifel's A World Not Ours, a... More »
  
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