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   
  

VICTORIA: The One-Take Wonder Of 2015 Gets A U.S. Trailer

Since its premiere at Berlin in February, Sebastian Schipper's kinetic Victoria continues to make waves everywhere it goes. And now we've got a U.S. trailer ahead of its October 9th release from Adopt Films.The big reason that the film is... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

BROKER Trailer: When Your Business Is Selling Organs, Life Looks Like This

It's Monday morning in North America, which is when most everybody grumbles about going back to work and the daily grind. But if you live in The Netherlands, and happen to be an organ broker, there are no weekends, and... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: HORSE MONEY, Beautiful, Mesmerizing, And Striking

Horse Money is astonishingly beautiful in its visual poetry! Pedro Costa, who wanted to capture the life in Lisbon's ghetto area called Fontainhas in the late 90s, made a beautiful film called Bones (Ossos). During the shoot, he saw much... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Review: PHOENIX, A Noir Revenge Flick

Christian Petzold (Ghosts, Barbara), perhaps one of the most gifted storytellers working in cinema today, strikes gold again with Phoenix, a Hitchcockian, postwar noir revenge flick. Clocking in at a very lean 98 minutes, the film revolves around a concentration camp survivor named... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Exclusive Clip From CUB, Coming Very Soon To The US And UK

Coming very soon to US and UK home video is Belgian scouting thriller Cub, from director Jonas Govaerts. The film fared very well at festivals last fall, including Fantastic Fest 2014, which is where I was fortunate to see it. Cub... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Motelx 2015: First Wave Includes THE VISIT, COP CAR, And HOWL

The west side of the Iberian peninsula will soon be drowning in some of the best new genre films, courtesy of Motelx festival in Lisbon. The announcement of the first wave of films landed today, and there are some pretty... More »
By Evrim Ersoy   
  

Blu-ray Review: KILL LA KILL Finishes With A Bang

(No, not THAT kind of bang, you filthy...) Last December, Scottish distributor Anime Ltd. released their first boxset of Kill La Kill, which was pretty much kick-ass and which I reviewed here. Now, just over half a year later, the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Karlovy Vary Wrap-Up: Celebrating Half A Century Of The Czech Fest

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival successfully wrapped last week in the Czech spa town, celebrating its 50th anniversary: a true milestone amongst film festivals.In total the 50th edition of the festival screened 226 films for 135,105 viewers.The grand... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

The Interview With All Directors Of GERMAN ANGST Continues! Marschall! Kosakowski! Buttgereit! Part 2!

This weekend, the Berlin-based horror anthology German Angst can be seen at Fantasia. It had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the next day I was allowed to speak with all three directors. In the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

GERMAN ANGST Comes To North America, Courtesy Of Artsploitation

Here's some news for North America's edgier horror fans: the Berlin-based horror anthology German Angst has been picked up for distribution by Artsploitation, as Variety reported first. German Angst tells three loosely interlinked stories taking place in present-day Berlin, concerning... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: ALLELUIA, The Horrifying Twist Of A True Story

The madness and obsession of love is a recurring theme in Fabrice de Welz's first two films Calvaire and Vinyan, and his latest, Alleluia, continues this trend. Taking on the infamous tale of the Honeymoon Killers (an American couple who conned... More »
  

Review: MR. HOLMES, The World's Greatest Detective Investigates Old Age

According to Guiness World Records, Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed fictional character, by more than 70 actors in over 200 films, plays and television shows. I haven't seen all of those, but Ian McKellen can certainly put his performance... More »
  

ALLELUIA: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Fabrice du Welz's Acclaimed Shocker

Fabrice du Welz's Cannes selected shocker hits US screens - both in limited theatrical release and on VOD - from Doppelganger Releasing on the 17th, and we're pleased to offer up an exclusive clip from the film here at Twitch.Based... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Neuchatel 2015: GREEN ROOM, THE INVITATION Win

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival wrapped this past Saturday with an awards ceremony that saw Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room win a whopping three awards: the HR Giger Narcisse Award for Best Feature Film, the Denis-de-Rougemont Youth Award, and the RTS... More »
  
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