An Oscar Winner Returns With Quirky Action Rom Com THE SURPRISE

It was all the way back in 1997 that Dutch director Mike van Diem won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar with his debut feature, Character. This is, of course, the sort of event that is typically looked at as... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Go Ape For The AAAAAAAAH! Poster

Sigthseers' Steve Oram will unleash his Ape-ified Romeo & Juliet epic upon us sometime in 2015, and today we've got this splendid poster to ogle over.Shot last spring, Aaaaaaaah! sees The Mighty Boosh's Julian Barratt and Green Wing's Julian Rhind-Tutt... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Now On Blu-ray: THE DEVIL'S BUSINESS And THE SLAVE From Mondo Macabro

As time marches on, more and more of our favorite cult home video distributors are making the expensive and risky jump to Blu-ray. One of the latest is the inimitable purveyors of "Holy Shit I've Never Even Heard Of That" awesomeness,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a March 14th screening of his As... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive Clip: MOOMINS ON THE RIVIERA Introduces A Delightful Family To France

What exquisite timing! And what a delightful clip! Moomins on the Riviera will enjoy its US premiere at the New York International Children's Film Festival in New York on Saturday, March 14. That will be "60 years after [Tove] Jansson's... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

There's A Touch Of Wolfenstein In The Trailer For BUNKER OF THE DEAD 3D

In the annals of first person gaming Castle Wolfenstein holds a very special place. For a whole generation of geeky kids - myself included - this was the very first chance to wander through enemy territory seeing things from a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NYC Happenings: First Time Fest 2015 Showcases And Supports New Talent In Its Third Edition

First Time Fest, which runs this year through March 9, is now in its third edition, and the festival continues its mission to support and spotlight first-time filmmakers with a competition (grand prize is distribution by Cinema Libre Studio), panels,... More »
  

Nordic Genre Boost: New Films From THALE, TROLLHUNTER, METALHEAD Directors, And More

Fans of Nordic fantastic film have reason to celebrate because the Nordic Genre Boost initiative will provide development grants and access to two residential workshops to a handful of genre films projects. Of the 113 entries this year seven were chosen... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Furries! With Machine Guns! Isaki Lacuesta's MURIERON Looks Absolutely Gonzo!

Given that the old Alex de la Iglesia is still going strong there doesn't appear to be any particularly pressing need for Spain to discover a new Alex de la Iglesia, but what the hell. Isaki Lacuesta appears to be... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Band Is Back Together In Dutch Hip Hop Comedy THE MASTERS

The producer of Dick Maas' horror comedy Sint is taking a turn into very different territory with upcoming comedy The Masters but the results look as though they should prove every bit as successful as the earlier holiday splatter picture.The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

WEDNESDAY 04:45: Take a Look At The First Teaser For Tribeca Selected Thriller

It was all the way back in 2008 that we first fell in love with the work of Greek director Alexis Alexiou here at Twitch. The occasion was his debut feature Tale 52 and we expected great things to come.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out BLACK OUT Director Arne Toonen's Juvenile Gangsters In DE BOSKAMPI'S Trailer

[Updated with English subtitled version and even more fun when you can understand what they're saying!]Dutch helmer Arne Toonen burst on to our radar here at TwitchFilm a few years back with the release of his 2012 feature Black Out.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BIG GAME: Things Still Blow Up Good In U.S. Trailer

Hands up, all of you who cannot wait for the U.S. theatrical, digital HD and On Demand release of Jalmari Helander's action flick Big Game? Okay, okay. Put your hands down so I can count the rest of you at... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's A FERPECT CRIME!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a March 3rd screening of his A... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ Trailer Secures Its Position As Most Controversial Film Of SXSW

A beautiful young actress dies and a group of drunken young men can't resist the chance to see the corpse of a woman they've idolized in the morgue and ... yep. It goes there. Selected as part of the Midnighters... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Nightmarish Vision Of Impending Parenthood In Özkan Aksular's MUNAFIK Teaser

A simple concept very well executed is what you get in the teaser for Özkan Aksular's upcoming Turkish horror film Munafik (Hypocrites). While it's hard to get too specific with English language information on the film - the never reliable... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Biplanes Battle In Turkey's SON MEKTUP

Biplanes swoop and spin, cannons pound away on war ships, guns blaze, heroes weep, and things are just generally epic sized in the teaser for Özhan Eren's upcoming Turkish war picture Son Mektup. Set during the Battle of Gallipoli in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BRAQEURS: Production Underway On Julien Leclercq's Crime Thriller

Production began earlier this month in France on Julien Leclercq's latest film, Braqeurs. It is his fourth film since his debut Chrysalis caught our eye back in 2007. Since Chrysalis he also directed The Assault and The Informant. Leclercq reunited with... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Dick Maas' Killer Lion Will PREY On Amsterdam

He's brought us a possessed elevator with The Lift. He unleashed Christmas horrors with Sint. And now veteran Dutch helmer Dick Maas is poised to release a hungry lion on the streets of Amsterdam with his next feature, Prey, now... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Verhoeven's ELLE Promises Parisian Perversion

Dutch helmer Paul Verhoeven is back in the saddle with Elle, just the fourth directorial effort from the prolific auteur since the turn of the millennium and his first ever in the French language. But while the language may be... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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