Sundance 2016: BRAHMAN NAMAN Introduces Its Quizzard Quartet

With the Sundance Film Festival less than a week away, it's time to start digging into the line up and the films that we think are going to be worth talking about when it's all done and dusted. For me,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

First Trailer For Paul Verhoeven's ELLE: New Language, Old Tricks?

Paul Verhoeven's films can usually be divided into one of two camps: heavy-masculine sci-fi action (Total Recall, Starship Troopers), or heavy-feminine psychosexual thriller (Basic Instinct, Showgirls). He has returned after nearly a decade's absence, and his new film, Elle (based... More »
  

Review: Garrel's IN THE SHADOW OF WOMEN Finds Infidelity Is An Equal Opportunity Offender

Philippe Garrel, known for making films about deeply self-reflexive romantic entanglements since the late 60s, is at it again with In the Shadows of Women. Infidelity, art, improvisation, one-take scenes, shot in monochrome on film and natural settings have been... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Til Schweiger Comes In Bullets Blazing In NICK: OFF DUTY

How big a star is Til Schweiger in his native Germany? Well, how's this for an indicator: After appearing in just four episodes of long running German cop show Tatort - a series that has been more or less in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bounty Hunters At The End Of The World In Bouli Lanners' Berlin Selected LES PREMIERS, LES DERNIERS

Civilization may be crumbling but Cochise and Gilou - the bounty hunters at the center of Boulie Lanners' Les Premiers, Les Derniers - still have a job to do. And someone out there has a stolen phone full of sensitive... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Natalie Dormer's THE FOREST Leads Killer Lineup For Frightfest Glasgow

Attention Glasgow, Scotland. If you need something to get all that saccharin aftertaste of Valentine's Day out of your system then Frightfest has the solution. At the end of February they have put together a great lineup of current horror... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

First Look 2016: Six Must-See Selections

The Museum of the Moving Image's First Look Festival, screening through January 24, is a wonderfully eclectic and eye-opening selection of films that transcend the boundaries of fiction, documentary, and experimental films. You can read Dustin Chang's overview of the... More »
  

Miguel Gomes On Desires And Fears And People In The ARABIAN NIGHTS Trilogy

The gargantuan-sized Arabian Nights, presented in three 2-hour volumes, has been playing festivals around the world and rolling out commercially as well. The second part of the trilogy is even Portugal's submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. When I... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Exclusive Clip: CHERRY TREE, A Startling Proposition To A 15 Year Old Girl

In an exclusive clip from Irish horror movie Cherry Tree, a woman makes a startling proposition to a teenage girl. Available today in select theaters and also via various Video On Demand platforms, Cherry Tree follows that surprised, desperate girl as... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SKY SHARKS: It's Raining What Now In Tony Todd's Character Poster?

As production rolls along on upcoming cult film Sky Sharks we now have cult icon Tony Todd's character poster to share with you. Here he is, in all his military glory, as Major General Frost. And Frost is predicting that... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Now On Blu-ray: SICARIO, TRUE DETECTIVE S2, THE GREEN INFERNO, LOVE And More

The new year in Blu-ray begins with one, maybe two, clear winners. Sicario: A top 10 pick of the year, per our writers (including myself), this is a pulse-pounding thriller that should look spectacular on Blu-ray, thanks to Roger Deakins'... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Giveaway: Win A Well Go USA Blu-ray Prize Pack! PARTISAN, WILD CITY And MEMORIES OF THE SWORD

Well, readers, when it rains, it pours.Our good friends over at Well Go USA have given us three special prize packs for their recent Blu-ray releases of Partisan, Ringo Lam's Wild City, and Korean period action film Memories of the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

TwitchFilm's Top 10 Movies Of 2015

Here at TwitchFilm, we are pleased to feature contributions from dozens of people located all over the world, writing about the movies that intrigue, confound, anger, and delight them. While that makes us a distinctive site, it also makes it... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Pretty Packaging: FULL METAL PANIC! Hits The UK With A Big Box

Scottish distributor Anime Limited has built a reputation for itself of releasing anime series old and new, often aiming straight at collectors with high-priced fancy editions. Keeping true to this, last week they released one big box with all three... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Check Out The New SKY SHARKS Character Poster

With news breaking that both Tony Todd and Dieter Laser have joined the cast of upcoming cult oddity Sky Sharks - check the link below to witness the mayhem that ensues when Nazi zombies take to the skies on jet... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Criterion's March Slate: Vote For THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, Enjoy A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY, Steal Away With BICYCLE THIEVES And More

Set to arrive in the thick of the U.S. presidential primary season, The Manchurian Candidate promises to be a timely release from the Criterion Collection in March 2016. On a happier note, Edward Yang's masterful A Brighter Summer Day will... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Film Industry Fraud Investigation In Spain

El Pais, Spain's national newspaper, recently reported that an investigation is underway into possible fraud conducted by some film producers and exhibitors in the country. A complaint received by the Instituto de Cinematografia y Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA) lead to the... More »
  

Russia's DUELIST Trailer Arrives With Guns Blazing

Russian writer-director Alex Mizgiryov appears to have delivered a rip roaring period adventure with his upcoming Duelist (Дуэлянт), an 1800's set piece following the exploits of a traveling duelist-for-hire. Though there are no subtitles on the trailer there is also... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: SON OF SAUL, A Unique Holocaust Horror Story

Son of Saul has two obvious strikes against it. It's a handheld, close POV movie, usually the sign of filmmakers too austere to pick up a tripod, eschewing good framing in favour of shakycam "grit." Then there's the subject... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Upcoming Blu-ray Releases: Three Kitano Classics By Third Window Films

Earlier this year, we posted news about UK distributor Third Window Films' line-up of titles for 2015. Included in that list were three classic films by the legendary writer/actor/director Kitano Takeshi, and there was much rejoicing. Well, while those titles... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
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