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 »
  

20 Of The Greatest Action Movie Heroines

Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant survivalist and revolutionary at the heart of The Hunger Games, returns to our screens this week in Catching Fire. In tribute to this positive female role model embedded firmly in the action genre, we would like... More »
  

17th Japanese Film Festival 2013 Preview: Twitch Rounds-Up The Lesser-known Gems

Have you found recent festivals in Australia desperately lacking in the Asian cinema department? You are not alone!Earlier this year the best of new Korean cinema boosted interest and excitement at the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA).Now the... More »
  

DOC NYC, Largest Documentary Festival in U.S., Returns With Best (and Biggest) Slate Yet

DOC NYC, in the four short years of its existence, has now become the largest documentary film festival in the U.S. This year's edition, screening from November 14-21 at IFC Center and the SVA Theatre, brings a vast selection of... More »
  

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 »
  
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