Locarno 2015: Golden Leopard Goes To Hong Sangsoo

The 68th Locarno International Film Festival wound to a close yesterday and offered its top prize to a Korean film for the first time, in what was a strong night overall for Asian features. Two years after picking up the... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Review: THE GREEDY TIFFANY, A Feat In Czech Genre Production

Genre production does not really thrive in Czech Republic. The contrary seems to be the case, and it appears to be rather an endangered species. This year saw the release of two horror films of the same breed (found footage). While... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Review: PRINCE, Innocence Triumphs Over Thug Life

Young Dutch filmmaker Sam de Jong's debut film Prince has all the stereotypical elements that make up a so-called gangsta movie: guns, drugs, babes, bling-blings and expensive sports mobiles. But underneath all its macho posturing, inner-city working class clichés and... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

BRAVE MEN'S BLOOD: Oscilloscope Releases Icelandic Crime Thriller On September 1st

Oscillosclope Laboratories will release Olaf de Fleur's crime thriller Brave Men's Blood on VOD on September 1st. From  the  director  of  "City  State"  comes  BRAVE  MEN'S  BLOOD,  a crime  thriller  set against  the  background  of corruption,  drugs,  torture  and Icelandic gangsters.When a former criminal... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Impressive Trailer For Polish War Picture KARBALA

Though war pictures set in the Middle East have been a hard sell in recent years given the ongoing nature of the conflict - nobody seems to want to pay to watch events play out on a big screen that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Marcin Wrona's DEMON Trailer Taps Into The Eerie

There has been a surge in high end, boundary blurring, artistic horror out of Europe in recent years with pictures like Let The Right One In representing the beginning of a wave that has carried through in the intervening years... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive Stills From US-Italy Slasher THE MUSK

The son of Italian farmers, one of which was Italian actor Tony Di Mitri, director George Nevada grew up in the US. When he's not helming his Boston restaurant, he's making films in Italy, such as the forthcoming slasher The... More »
  

Now On DVD: Mondo Macabro's Grexploitation Duo TANGO OF PERVERSION And THE WIFE KILLER

Mondo Macabro opens their new Greek Exploitation Collection with a pair of sleazy crime films from '70s director Dacosta Carayan. The releases, 1974's Tango of Perversion and 1976's The Wife Killer, both bring light to a little known and even... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

MY BIG NIGHT: Watch The Trailer For De La Iglesia's Latest!

Spain's manic cinematic master, Alex de la Iglesia, returns with what promises to be an anarchic, madcap comedy in My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) and with the film freshly announced to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: WE COME AS FRIENDS, Shadows Of Colonial Past Still Loom Over South Sudan

Hubert Sauper, a Paris based filmmaker known for his searing eco-disaster exposé in Tanzania, Darwin's Nightmare (2005), continues to document the African continent in his new documentary, We Come As Friends. This time, he sheds light on the post-referendum era... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Russia Gets A Superhero Team Of Their Own With GUARDIANS (Защитники)

Though the superhero phenomenon is principally looked upon as an American institution, superhero films are becoming increasingly common around the globe as well with different nations creating their own local heroes. And Russia is about to get into the game... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LOUDER THAN BOMBS: Watch The Teaser For Jochim Trier's Latest

Having taken the arthouse world by storm with his first two pictures - Reprise and Oslo, 31 August - Norwegian helmer Joachim Trier makes the move into English language fare with his third effort while very much maintaining his signature... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

ENDLESS POETRY: New Jodorowsky Film Swings Into Second Half Of The Shooting Process

The pope of esoteric midnight films returned after 23 years from filmmaking limbo in a poetical semi-autobiopic The Dance of Reality, which saw him also reunited with his former producer Michel Seydoux since their paths parted after Dune´s non-realisation. The 86-year... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

POPOZ: New Kid Huub Smit Stars In The Dutch Cop Comedy

You could call Dutch cop comedy Popoz a regional response to the Jump Street films and not be too far off, though I have a hunch you'd be selling it just a touch short by doing so. Directed by Martijn... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This: Fredrik Hana's SISTER HELL Is In Post And Needs Your Help!

Over the course of running things here at Twitch for nearly eleven years now I've had opportunity to come across a pretty solid collection of talents working in the short film world, talents blessed with a force of vision and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

ARCANA: Watch The Gorgeously Grim Teaser For Jeronimo Rocha's Short

How unsettling can thirty nine seconds possibly be? In the hands of Jeronimo Rocha, the answer is 'very'.The Portuguese director first came to our attention here with his scifi / horror short Dedalo - now being developed into a feature... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: LA DAME DANS L'AUTO, Between Seduction and Manipulation It Manipulates

After a successful career as an illustrator and as a writer, Joann Sfar tackled the medium of cinema in 2010 when he directed Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque), a beautiful and surprisingly oneiric biopic about the famous French singer. He then followed... More »
  

Now On Home Video: THE TREATMENT And RECKLESS From Artsploitation Films

Artsploitation's July releases are in our hot little hands (a wee bit late, but that's on me, not them), and they are really solid films from North America's most confrontational distributor of contemporary world cinema. How do they stack up?... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Dreams Aren't All That Get Caught In The KLOVN FOREVER Trailer

Casper and Frank are headed to America in the upcoming Klovn Forever (Klown Forever) and, really, what's the worst that can happen? One of the most outrageous comedies ever returns with the second Klovn feature - following six series of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Drunken Literary Road Trip Opens The Netherlands Film Festival, Check The Trailer For J KESSELS

Is it a literary crime noir? A story about the creation of a literary crime noir? Or simply the product of a great deal of drugs and alcohol? That's a principal question behind Erik de Bruyn's big screen adaptation of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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