EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bong Joon-ho On The Crew And Influences Behind SNOWPIERCER (Part 3 of 3)

In the third and final part of our epic interview with Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho we discuss the incredible crew he assembled behind the scenes, the influences behind the film's stunning production design and the input of fellow Korean Park... More »
  

"Iranian New Wave 1960s-1970s" At Asia Society Illuminates An Influential But Little-Known Period Of Cinema History

Asia Society's film series "Iranian New Wave 1960s-1970s," screening November 2-22, illuminates one of the lesser known film movements of the 60s and 70s, during which filmmakers in Iran, similarly to other contemporary movements in France, Czechoslovakia, Japan, and Brazil,... More »
  

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists Of Shame - October

As we enter the final quarter of 2013's Full Disclosure, I was hoping to have all our contributors check out something at least vaguely horror-related knowning that this feature would publish close to Hallowe'en. Well, the trials and tribulations behind... More »
  

Twitch Selects Its Top 12 Picks Of HK Asian 2013

The 10th Edition of the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival opens its doors tonight for four weeks of celebrating the best new Cinema from around the region. The programme this year is especially strong, with a number of award winning... More »
  

Korean American Film Festival New York 2013 Commemorates The Korean War Armistice With A Vivid And Illuminating Program

The Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) always includes an impressively eclectic collection of features and shorts, and this year's 7th edition is no exception. However, for the first time, the festival is organized around one specific subject: the... More »
  

Margaret Mead Film Festival 2013 Offers An Impressive Slate of Artfully Made, Provocative Documentaries From Across the Globe

The 2013 edition of the Margaret Mead Film Festival, the American Museum of Natural History's annual international documentary showcase, screens from October 17 through 20. If the films that I was able to preview are any indication, this year's selections... More »
  

Busan 2013: Highlights From The Tarantino And Bong Joon-ho Open Talk

Nearing the last legs of the festival everyone received a nice jolt to the system when news quickly spread that Quentin Tarantino was dropping by Busan for an open talk with director Bong Joon-ho. If one is observant, Tarantino could... More »
  

Vancouver 2013 Dispatch: WOLF CHILDREN, RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS, And MISS VIOLENCE

Between Wolf Children and Summer Wars, Mamoru Hosoda is establishing himself as a gifted anime auteur (with "anime" functioning as a descriptive word, not a qualifier) whose style, visually and thematically, lies somewhere between Ghibli fare and the work of... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2013: Twitch's Super Wrap With All Our Reviews and Top Fest Picks

All is (relatively) quiet now at The Alamo Drafthouse in northwest Austin, Texas, which has resumed its normal operations, with barely a sign that an 8-day celebration of genre films from around the world, hosting filmmakers, industry guests, members of... More »
  

Venice 2013 Dispatch: Why Aramaki's HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE Brings CGI To The Next Level

Animation. Gotta love it! But only if done in the right way. The rest may be avoided. And please, on the question if I have been disappointed, the short answer is a simple yes and no. But if you insist,... More »
  

Fan Bingbing Gives A Cold Stare In THE WHITE HAIRED WITCH OF LUNAR KINGDOM Posters And Concept Art

Our first look at Fan Bingbing and Huang Xiaoming in the upcoming wuxia fantasy epic The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom has arrived in the form of two character posters and several pieces of concept art. Based on the... More »
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Venice 2013 Dispatch, Last Day: Jun Kunimura Rocks The UNFORGIVEN Japanese Remake

Bookmakers are saying that Tsai Ming-liang's Stray Dogs is now the frontrunner to win the Golden Lion choosen by the international jury headed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Second on the classification is Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, while the third position goes... More »
  

Venice 2013 Dispatch, Lost The Count Of Days: A Sliced Penis Is Not So Funny

We've lost track of our days here at the Venice Film Festival. Time is so strict that it makes it impossible to talk about every single film and vision going on the big screen. The main competition remains maybe the... More »
  

Korean Film Festival In Australia 2013 Preview: Twitch Rounds-Up The Essentials

Have you found recent festivals in Australia desperately lacking in the Asian cinema department? You are not alone! The vibrant, diverse fourth year of the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) hits Melbourne this weekend! We love Korean film at... More »
  

Opening: THE GRANDMASTER (U.S. Version), No Subtleties Please, We're American

Judging by the U.S. cut of The Grandmaster, in comparison to the version released in Hong Kong, we Americans must be really dumb. The Hong Kong version, available on Blu-ray in Asia, runs 130 minutes. The U.S. cut runs 108... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 1: Heartbreak And Comedic Confusion

Welcome to my daily coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival! It may kill me, but I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive three or four films that certainly got my attention,... More »
  

Fantasia 2013: A Rough Guide to Parsing Miike's Hybrid Thriller SHIELD OF STRAW

As I was watching Miike Takashi's police thriller Shield of Straw during its opening night presentation at Fantasia, I started to wonder if the director of dozens of gonzo filmic insanities had finally succumbed to the temptation of making a... More »
  

PiFan 2013: Preview Part V - Tsukamoto Shinya, Robots And Urban Cult

It is just over 24 hours until PiFan 2013 kicks off and here at Twitch we can barely contain our excitement - which you've probably noticed from our flurry of preview posts highlighting the best of what's in store over... More »
  

PiFan 2013: Preview Part III - World Fantastic Cinema

With just a few days to go until the 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival gets underway, Twitch continues to highlight some of the cinematic treats scheduled to delight South Korean audiences from 18-28 July. Today we are shining our... More »
  

PiFan 2013: Preview Part II - Vision Express

With less than a week to go until the curtain comes up on the 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, we're ramping up our coverage by taking an in-depth look at the different programme sections at this year's fest and... More »
  
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