Review: WHEN EVENING FALLS ON BUCHAREST OR METABOLISM, Witty And Structurally Elegant

Corneliu Porumboiu, with just three features now under his belt, has established himself as one of the finest filmmakers of the Romanian new wave. His previous films 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) and Police, Adjective (2009) impressed film festival audiences... More »
  

TRUE DETECTIVE: Danish Director Janus Metz Pedersen Will Direct Episode Three

News from the Danish Film Institute is that Danish director Januz Metz Pedersen has been invited by True Detective series creator NIc Pizzolatto to direct the third episode for the upcoming second season. Though Metz's work has been primarily in documentaries,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: BELOVED SISTERS, Characters Who Never Become Real People

More than a film about a romantic ménage a trois, Beloved Sisters is just as well the story of two sisters, two women who swear loyalty to each other and keep their oath in spite of the biggest challenge their... More »
  

[REC] 4: APOCALYPSE Video: Zombies Walk The Streets Of Hong Kong

Action flick [REC] 4: Apocalypse opens in Hong Kong theaters on Thursday, January 8, and to mark the occasion a new promotional video has been released, documenting a zombie attack on the streets of Hong Kong. OK, it's only two... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE TRANSPARENT WOMAN: We Have The First Look At This Giallo Thriller!

We have your first look at the Italian Giallo film, The Transparent Woman, directed by Italian filmmaker Domiziano Cristopharo. It stars the Italian erotic and pornographic actress Roberta Gemma and Arian Levanael (Hunt Angels, Poe 3 : Pieces of Eldritch)Anna... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

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   
  

Why Wait For RAMBO When You Can Watch AMERICAN SOLDIER Now?

So, yeah. Sylvester Stallone has announced that he'll be gearing up a new Rambo film in 2015 and you could wait for that, I guess, if that's your thing. Or you could watch Half Past Original's American Soldier: Blood Brothers... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BIG GAME: The Finnish Action Film Has A Big Trailer

The makers of Rare Exports, the Finish Christmas movie that should be an annual event for everybody over the holiday season right about now, have a new movie out. Big Game premiered at TIFF last year and our own Jason... More »
By Swarez   
  

Pretty Packaging: NEKROMANTIK (With A Major NSFW Warning...)

(Mind, this film employs an, ehm... VERY wide definition of "pretty".) Confession time: in the past, I never intended to even see this movie, considering it, as a friend eloquently noted, "too sick to be on my shelf". But then... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Pedro Almodóvar Announces Next Film, SILENCIO

Variety reported earlier today that Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar has announced his next film. The director of such films as The Skin I Live In and Volver will begin production on his next film Silencio. "'Silencio' is still in the early... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH, Tortured Souls And Stiff Upper Lips

Tortured souls abound in the sequel to The Woman in Black (2012). It's 1941, and London is under attack. Eight schoolchildren are evacuated to safety in the countryside, under the care of headmistress Jean (Helen McCrory) and teacher Eve (Phoebe... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: TAKEN 3, Action Cinema For Teenage Softies

Liam Neeson's third outing as over-protective family man Bryan Mills sees him on the run for murder after his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) turns up dead in his apartment. Forest Whitaker heads the investigation, which soon enough uncovers the involvement of... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: [REC] 4: APOCALYPSE Never Reaches The Same Heights As The Original

It's certainly been a while, but the Sitges Film Festival and its audience hasn't forgotten about [REC] and the impression it left in its 2007 edition. The film, co-directed by Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró won the best director and... More »
By Guillem Rosset   
  

J Hurtado's Top 10 Movie Memories Of 2014

Here we go again!My standard admonition about my own lists is that these are, in no way AT ALL, the best movies of the year. They are the ones that gave me the biggest thrills, made me think, made me... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Interview: Jaume Balagueró Talks [REC] 4: APOCALYPSE, The Franchise Finale

The cult success of the [REC] series was quite a surprise, not the least to co-directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza. They never expected that their low-budget, found footage horror about a zombie-like virus and the havoc it wreaks on an... More »
  

Review: Swiss Epic NORTHMEN - A VIKING SAGA Looks Like Hollywood Fare

Assessing the merits of Claudio Fäh's Viking odyssey is a tricky task because of what it represents in the panorama of Swiss genre films. With an international cast, and production set in South Africa, Northmen - A Viking Saga is... More »
  

Watch Celine Tran Slit Throats And Kick Ass In BURST

Formerly known as adult superstar Katsuni, French/Vietnamese performer Celine Tran is now embarking on a serious acting career, reinventing herself as a bona fide action heroine. Teaming up with French stunt team Cinemaction Stunts, Celine has been training furiously and... More »
By James Marsh   
  

A Handful Of Fresh Images From Bo Mikkelsen's WHAT WE BECOME

It was back in October that Twitch first brought word of Denmark's Bo Mikkelsen and his upcoming debut feature What We Become, advising that those interested in the current wave of Nordic genre film might want to file the title... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Best Of 2014: Ben Umstead's Reflections And Favorites

As much as I can see 2014 packed to the gills with films people fell head over heels for, many of those mainstream and even Twitch favorites will be vacant from this list, simply because I thought this was a... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Pretty Packaging: PATEMA INVERTED Gets A Release Worth Flipping Over

For the last months, Scottish distributor Anime Ltd. has been churning out classy Limited Edition after classy Limited Edition, and the end is not yet in sight if their announcements are to be believed. But even among their great current... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
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