Korean American Film Festival New York 2013 Commemorates The Korean War Armistice With A Vivid And Illuminating Program

The Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) always includes an impressively eclectic collection of features and shorts, and this year's 7th edition is no exception. However, for the first time, the festival is organized around one specific subject: the... More »

Euro Beat: First Image From Mike Leigh's J.M.W. Turner Project!

Also in today's edition of Euro Beat: Catherine Deneuve turns 70 and remains awesome, Alain Delon goes a little nuts at 77 (or has he always been?), promising films win at the London Film Festival, plus, Europe takes back its... More »

Margaret Mead Film Festival 2013 Offers An Impressive Slate of Artfully Made, Provocative Documentaries From Across the Globe

The 2013 edition of the Margaret Mead Film Festival, the American Museum of Natural History's annual international documentary showcase, screens from October 17 through 20. If the films that I was able to preview are any indication, this year's selections... More »

Euro Beat: Michael Hazanavicius Works In Secret, James Marsh Takes On Stephen Hawking

After our exhaustive look at the European Oscar submissions, Euro Beat is back to its normally scheduled Tuesday spot with good news about upcoming projects, bad news about Spain, Portugal and a great director and some very interesting European box... More »

Euro Beat: Get To Know The European Oscar Contenders

Yesterday was the deadline for each country around the world to choose a film to submit for Oscar consideration. While only a few of them will make the cut come January 16 when the final nominations are announced, this moment... More »

Fantastic Fest 2013: Twitch's Super Wrap With All Our Reviews and Top Fest Picks

All is (relatively) quiet now at The Alamo Drafthouse in northwest Austin, Texas, which has resumed its normal operations, with barely a sign that an 8-day celebration of genre films from around the world, hosting filmmakers, industry guests, members of... More »

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists Of Shame - September

September has been an incredibly busy month for the Twitch collective, with many of our writers travelling the Earth seeking out cinematic delights in as far-reaching corners as Venice, Toronto and Austin. As a result, this month's Full Disclosure is... More »

Venice 2013 Dispatch, Lost The Count Of Days: A Sliced Penis Is Not So Funny

We've lost track of our days here at the Venice Film Festival. Time is so strict that it makes it impossible to talk about every single film and vision going on the big screen. The main competition remains maybe the... More »

L'Etrange 2013: 17 Reasons To Be Excited About This Year's Fest

Paris' much loved L'Etrange Festival is only days away. Those who've been impatiently waiting (as well they should) since last year's effusive coverage, and those besot with intrigue after having just recently learned of it can both rest easy - things kick off... More »
By Ben Croll   

Maisie Williams Gets Close To Wildlife In CORVIDAE With A Gallery Of Art And Photos

I'm not quite the devotee of Game of Thrones as many of my friends (I just can't keep up with all the storylines). But one thing I do know is that my favourite character by far is Arya Stark, played... More »

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists Of Shame - August

This month's Full Disclosure includes some real highlights of the early Hollywood era, including pivotal works from Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Howard Hawks. Our team also widens its experience of World Cinema by catching up with top-tier... More »

Euro Beat: New Films From Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders and... Orson Welles!?

In the latest installment of Euro Beat, I'll be taking a look at several brand new (at least,new to the public), very significant projects  originating from unlikely places. As always, click through the gallery below for additional European news briefs... More »

Transylvania 2013 Festival Report: The Romanian New Wave Continues

Films like Stuff & Dough and The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, along with other successes, have put Romania back on the map of world cinema. All this through a movement that came into notoriety under the banner of the so-called Romanian New... More »

Weird and Wonderful: The Cinema Of HOLY MOTORS Director Leos Carax

The Toronto International Film Festival is about to launch a retrospective celebrating the work of Holy Motors director Leos Carax, arguably the most important, or at least interesting, working French director. The director's triumphant return to the cinema with Holy... More »

Fantasia 2013: Boozie Movies Falls Asleep Before Reviewing ACROSS THE RIVER. But The Nightmares Were Worth It.

Boozie Movies has been struggling with its review for Across the River for well over a week.  This is not because the film is polarizing or difficult to summarize and critique or praise. It's just that there's not much to... More »

Euro Beat: 7 Bernadette Lafont Movies You Should Know About

In most of the world, only dedicated cinephiles noted the passing of French actress Bernadette Lafont, but in France, citizens nation-wide are still mourning the loss of one of the country's great cinematic icons. Lafont passed away from a heart... More »

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 1: Heartbreak And Comedic Confusion

Welcome to my daily coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival! It may kill me, but I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive three or four films that certainly got my attention,... More »

Guanajuato 2013: Full Q&A With Fabio Grassadonia And Antonio Piazza, Directors Of Italian Mafia Film SALVO

The Italian film Salvo won two of the Critics' Week Prizes at Cannes 2013 (Grand Prix and France 4 Revelation Prize) and now its directors, Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, are presenting it at the Guanajuato International Film Festival in... More »

Indie Beat: Ben's Favorite Indies Of 2013 (Thus Far)

As I was compiling this list, an alternate subtitle that came to mind was "Indies On Parade". I'm still not sure if that means anything, but I like the energy behind it and hope that crackle transfers over to this... More »

THE LONE RANGER: Tonto Meets Pronto!

The Lone Ranger continues to roll out around the world. It opened in Spain and Taiwan this weekend, and will open in Japan, France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK in the coming weeks. The film's principals have been working hard... More »
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