Art Film Fest 2014 Dispatch: Enticing European Offerings Shine In Slovakia

Slovakia´s biggest film festival, Art Film Fest, recently wrapped up its 22nd edition.The principal objective of the festival is to promote young cinema and, of course, the national one. The main competition is thus dedicated to feature debuts whereas other... More »
  

PiFan 2014: Preview Part 2 - World Fantastic Cinema

With just over a week until PiFan, the biggest celebration of genre cinema anywhere in Asia, Team Twitch is barely able to contain our excitement. So instead of sweating and fidgeting uncomfortably, we're putting our anticipation to practical use and... More »
  

Are You Ready For The Apocalyptic Sounds Of NIGHTSATAN AND THE LOOPS OF DOOM?

Something strange this way comes and it comes to us via Finnish laser-metal (their term) band Nightsatan and director CHRZU, who has made this real life trio the stars of their own utterly bizarre post-apocalyptic short film.In the year 2034... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

COLT 45: Watch The Ultra Stylish Trailer For Fabrice du Welz's Dark Action Film

Belgian director Fabrice du Welz is having himself something of a year. While his early career was marked by long gaps between projects - Calvaire released in 2004, Vinyan in 2008 and then nothing until 2014 - he's gone rapid... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE MAN IN THE ORANGE JACKET: Trailer For Latvia's First Horror Film Has Arrived!

The first horror film from Latvia, The Man In The Orange Jacket, is about to have its world premiere at Fantasia Festival in Montreal and its new trailer here to tease us. There are not so many genre films coming... More »
  

Mathis Landwehr Is A HARD BOILED COP

Regular readers of Twitch should be well familiar with Mathis Landwehr at this point, the German actor and screen fighter having popped up in these pages a number of times over the years. And he crosses our path once again... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Blu-ray Review: The POSSESSION Release By Mondo Vision Owns All Others

(It's a psychological art-house drama, but with rather more gore, explosions and tentacle-sex than is usual in this genre...) Ever since Criterion coined the term "Special Edition" for some of their laserdiscs, over two decades ago, the concept has... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

THE ABSENT ONE: Watch The Full Trailer For The Danish Thriller

Director Mikkel Nørgaard laid waste to the Danish box office - breaking a handful of records - with The Keeper Of Lost Causes, the first big screen adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q crime novels. And so anticipation has been... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: With ME AND YOU Bertolucci Makes A Sweet Return

The reason there hasn't been a new Bernardo Bertolucci film for more than ten years is because the now 72-year-old master filmmaker of The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris and The Last Emperor, has been having health problems. His bad... More »
  

Rome Prepares For Invasion In ASTERIX: THE LAND OF THE GODS Teaser

Europe's popular comic character Asterix and his well-rounded sidekick Obelix is getting the CG/3D animated treatment for the first time in Asterix: The Land of the Gods (aka Astérix: Le Domaine des Dieux) from the directing team Louis Clichy and... More »
By Al Young   
  

Drafthouse Films Acquires Cannes Award Winner THE TRIBE

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's The Tribe turned many heads when it premiered in Cannes and not just for the image above. A major award winner in the Critics Week selection, The Tribe plays out entirely in a Ukrainian boarding school for the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Images From TALE 52 Director's WEDNESDAY 04:45

It was all the way back in the autumn of 2008 that we first wrote about Greek director Alexis Alexiou and his mind bending debut film Tale 52, a great favorite of ours in the Toronto International Film Festival selection... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Greek Vampire Must Dance In Yiannis Veslemes' Trippy NORWAY

Things have been weird in Greek cinema for a while now thanks to the rise of Yorgos Lanthimos and his ilk but they're about to get weird in a whole new way with the arrival of Yiannis Veslemes' Karlovy Vary... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN: Watch An Exclusive Clip!

Katrin Gebbe's acclaimed drama Nothing Bad Can Happen expands its theatrical run to New York City tomorrow (July 3rd) after a successful stint in LA and we've got an exclusive clip from the searing tale to share. Inspired by atrocious... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Absolutely Gorgeous Concept Art For Julien Mokrani's Alex Aja Produced Adaptation Of French Graphic Novel LES SENTINELLES

Oh, golly. We brought word back in July that Welcome To Hoxford director Julien Mokrani was teaming with producer Alex Aja to bring an adaptation of French graphic novel Les Sentinelles to the big screen. And now we've got an... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

ALLELUIA, COLD IN JULY, GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE at Sitges 2014

The countdown is on to my favourite festival! Sitges 2014 is on this October 3 - 12 on the sunny shores of the Mediterranean, and the first wave of amazing programing was announced this morning. Among a plethora of titles,... More »
  

Oona Chaplin Is In PURGATORY

Given her character's bloody end on Game Of Thrones it makes sense that Oona Chaplin would have to be somewhere now, wouldn't it? And it turns out that where she is is in Purgatory, the new Spanish thriller from director... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Director Of UNIT 7 Returns With Dark Thriller MARSHLAND

With his 2012 effort Unit 7, director Alberto Rodriguez scored a major critical and commercial success in Spain packing out cinemas and scoring multiple Goya awards with his taut tale of corrupt police. And Rodriguez returns to Spanish screens in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SHREW'S NEST: Watch The First Trailer For Alex De La Iglesia Produced Horror

We've been keeping a close eye on upcoming Spanish horror Shrew's Nest - the debut feature from  Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel, produced by the iconic Alex de la Iglesia and starring Macarena Gomez (Sexy Killer, Witching & Bitching), Nadia... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Anders Thomas Jensen Returns To Directing With MEN AND CHICKEN

If you're pushing forty and want to feel like you've wasted your life, do what I do: Look up the filmography of Anders Thomas Jensen on the IMDB. Born in 1972, Jensen has become one of the most sought after... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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