Opening: (Tour de) FORCE MAJEURE

There is a certain kind of Scandinavian black humor that when done well, is just about the funniest comedy around. This was on prime display in Morten Tyldum's Headhunters from a few years back. That film took a crime thriller... More »
  

Can Evrenol's Terrifying BASKIN Expanding To Feature Length

It was all the way back in 2009 that Twitch first wrote about Turkish filmmaker Can Evrenol. The occasion at the time was his short film The Chest, a micro budgeted affair with some technical limitations as a result which,... More »
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Warsaw 2014 Interview: Documentarian Adam Bardach Talks The Chutzpah Needed To Fool Nazis

Filmmaker Adam Bardach attended the 30th edition of Warsaw International Festival to premiere his new documentary Dancing Before the Enemy: How a Teenage Boy Fooled Nazis and Lived. The film is a portrait of his father, Gene Gutowski, who survived... More »
  

Interview: FORCE MAJEURE Actor Johannes Bah Kuhnke on Being A Coward

Johannes Bah Kuhnke, the hunky lead in Ruben Östlund's biting Swedish comedy Force Majeure, was in town to promote the film along with his director. I had a chance to chat briefly with the actor who plays a character carrying... More »
  

Watch The Riveting Trailer For Andreas Koefoed's Documentary THE ARMS DROP

You'll want to tear your eyes away from the screen while watching the trailer for Andreas Koefoed's documentary The Arms Drop. But you won't be able to. The true story of arms smuggling on a massive scale this is riveting... More »
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First Shots From Mark Dacascos Starring Action Film ULTIMATE JUSTICE

It was back at the end of September that we brought word Crying Freeman star Mark Dacascos was returning to martial arts action with Ultimate Justice and with the film now deep into production we have a first look at... More »
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Remember to Turn Off Your Phone Before Entering THE MANSION

When we last heard from Portuguese director Jeronimo Rocha it was on the heels of his scifi horror short film Dedalo, a project which initially grew out of a film festival ident spot and continues to grow with Rocha currently... More »
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Hypnotic Danish Fantasy DARK SAMURAI To Premiere At Camerimage, Take A Look At These Gorgeous Images

It's been a long road for Sidney Lexy Plaut and his debut feature Dark Samurai. A hypnotic, experimental piece of work revolving around the folklore surrounding legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi produced with the help of Valhalla Rising producer Lene Borglum... More »
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Full Trailer For Jean Dujardin Starring Crime Thriller LA FRENCH (THE CONNECTION)

Jean Dujardin anchors the cast of Cedric Jimenez' classy Gallic crime thriller La French. Based on the same true events that provided the basis for The French Connection, the film is known in these parts simply as The Connection and... More »
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New York 2014 Review: CITIZENFOUR, The Chilling Story Behind Edward Snowden's Explosive Revelations

In this year's New York Film Festival there were two gripping thrillers, both receiving their world premieres at the festival, and, intriguingly enough, both featuring moodily effective scores by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. One was David Fincher's novel adaptation... More »
  

Warsaw 2014: NAME ME Zooms In On Abandoned Daughters

Nigina Sayfullaeva's feature debut Name Me opens with 17-year-old Olya collecting the courage to look her biological father in the eyes for the first time. To ease the melodramatic atmosphere, she is accompanied by her easygoing, overly self-confident and fun-seeking friend,... More »
  

Watch SET FIRE TO THE STARS Trailer, Poetic Beauty And Trouble

Wales' most famous literary son, Dylan Thomas (A Child's Christmas in Wales, Under Milk Wood) led a relatively short life, but a successful one, one that has not, until now, appeared much on screen. Set Fire to the Stars premiered... More »
  

Review: DOCTOR WHO S8E08, MUMMY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (Or, A Thoroughly Unpleasant Train Journey)

To its credit, Doctor Who doesn't attempt to sweep Clara's impassioned outburst from last week under the rug. Her eventual decision to continue travelling with the Doctor doesn't suggest she's forgotten why he made her so angry in the first... More »
  

Opening: AUTOMATA, Intense And Gripping Science Fiction

Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibáñez's long-awaited second feature Autómata is an intense and gripping dystopian story, bordering on European surrealism within a classical narrative. Certainly, many current films present a weary and negative view of humanity's future, be it death by... More »
  

Interview: AUTOMATA Director Gabe Ibáñez Talks Banderas, Robots, And The Future

Opening in the US tomorrow, Autómata is a dystopian science-fiction film starring Antonio Banderas, set in a future where the human population is decimated, the world practically a desert, and robots are evolving. I spoke with director Gabe Ibáñez at... More »
  

Dario Argento Launches Crowd Funding Campaign For THE SANDMAN With Iggy Pop

The headline says it all, really, iconic director Dario Argento has enlisted punk legend Iggy Pop to take the lead of his upcoming feature The Sandman and today has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise two hundred fifty thousand... More »
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Bo Mikkelsen Delivers More Dark Delights From Denmark With First Shot From WHAT WE BECOME

Intrigued by the current turn towards genre cinema throughout Scandinavia? Well, then, remember the name of Danish writer-director Bo Mikkelsen and his feature debut, What We Become. Because you'll be hearing a lot about this one.Though the film has just... More »
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Brazilian Short Film PRAY Wins Viewster Online Film Fest Grand Prize

The winners of the third annual Viewster Online FIlm Fest were announced during the closing gala of the Raindance Film Festival in London last night. This year's theme was 'Be Afraid. Be VERY Afraid' and submissions of the horror/sci-fi/fantasy genre... More »
  

Sitges 2014 Review: MAGICAL GIRL, Dark, Twisted Magic

Carlos Vermut's second feature Magical Girl recently won the Golden Shell at the a Sebastian Film Festival, as well as best director award, and deservedly so. Fun and disturbing, strange and yet somehow entirely plausible, the film tells the story of... More »
  

Opening Clip from AUTOMATA

We at Twitch are big fans of Gabe Ibañéz's new sci fi film Autómata, currently no. 3 on iTunes and due for release in the US this Friday October 10th. A fantastic vision of a surreal dystopian future, it tells... More »
  
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