NOBODY WANTS THE NIGHT to Open Berlinale '15

Spanish auteur Isabel Coixet's latest film, Nobody Wants the Night, will open the 65th edition of Berlinale, as well as being part of the official competition.Starring Juliette Binoche, Rinko Kukuchi, and Gabriel Byrne, little is known of the plot of... More »
  

BUDAPEST And BIRDMAN To Battle THEORY OF EVERYTHING For BAFTA - Nominations Revealed

The nominations for this year's EE British Academy Film Awards, better known as the BAFTAs, were announced this morning, and Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel scored an impressive 11 nominations, closely followed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman and James... More »
By James Marsh   
  

TRUE DETECTIVE: Danish Director Janus Metz Pedersen Will Direct Episode Three

News from the Danish Film Institute is that Danish director Januz Metz Pedersen has been invited by True Detective series creator NIc Pizzolatto to direct the third episode for the upcoming second season. Though Metz's work has been primarily in documentaries,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

[REC] 4: APOCALYPSE Video: Zombies Walk The Streets Of Hong Kong

Action flick [REC] 4: Apocalypse opens in Hong Kong theaters on Thursday, January 8, and to mark the occasion a new promotional video has been released, documenting a zombie attack on the streets of Hong Kong. OK, it's only two... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE TRANSPARENT WOMAN: We Have The First Look At This Giallo Thriller!

We have your first look at the Italian Giallo film, The Transparent Woman, directed by Italian filmmaker Domiziano Cristopharo. It stars the Italian erotic and pornographic actress Roberta Gemma and Arian Levanael (Hunt Angels, Poe 3 : Pieces of Eldritch)Anna... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Why Wait For RAMBO When You Can Watch AMERICAN SOLDIER Now?

So, yeah. Sylvester Stallone has announced that he'll be gearing up a new Rambo film in 2015 and you could wait for that, I guess, if that's your thing. Or you could watch Half Past Original's American Soldier: Blood Brothers... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BIG GAME: The Finnish Action Film Has A Big Trailer

The makers of Rare Exports, the Finish Christmas movie that should be an annual event for everybody over the holiday season right about now, have a new movie out. Big Game premiered at TIFF last year and our own Jason... More »
By Swarez   
  

Pedro Almodóvar Announces Next Film, SILENCIO

Variety reported earlier today that Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar has announced his next film. The director of such films as The Skin I Live In and Volver will begin production on his next film Silencio. "'Silencio' is still in the early... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch Celine Tran Slit Throats And Kick Ass In BURST

Formerly known as adult superstar Katsuni, French/Vietnamese performer Celine Tran is now embarking on a serious acting career, reinventing herself as a bona fide action heroine. Teaming up with French stunt team Cinemaction Stunts, Celine has been training furiously and... More »
By James Marsh   
  

A Handful Of Fresh Images From Bo Mikkelsen's WHAT WE BECOME

It was back in October that Twitch first brought word of Denmark's Bo Mikkelsen and his upcoming debut feature What We Become, advising that those interested in the current wave of Nordic genre film might want to file the title... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Keeping Christmas Creepy With Marc Riba And Anna Solanas

Barcelona based stop motion animators Marc Riba and Anna Solanas have long been favorites of the genre film circuit, their deliciously dark sensibilities fused with remarkable technical skills and a jet black sense of humor. So when the duo send... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fabulously Grotesque Posters And Trailer For Jensen's MEN AND CHICKENS

Though you wouldn't necessarily know it from his script writing work - work, it should be said, that has garnered multiple Oscars - those who know Denmark's Anders Thomas Jensen's directorial work already know that there's a deliciously dark streak... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Is Secret Cinema Planning Protest Screenings Of THE INTERVIEW This Sunday?

UK-based Secret Cinema, who organise and host elaborate "event screenings" of classic films in conjunction with live performances, have announced a special charity screening to be held in London tomorrow, Sunday 21 December, in protest of the Sony hack attacks... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist Includes IDA, LEVIATHAN, FORCE MAJEURE And A Few Surprises

The Academy has released its shortlist of nine candidates still eligible for this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, which includes surprise inclusions from Estonia, Georgia and Venezuela, as well as more widely praised offerings from Argentina, Poland, Russia and... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Belgian Bikers Bash Heads In Trailer For BOWLING BALLS

Director Mark Punt delivers something a little bit different from Belgium with his brand new Bowling Balls: A slapstick biker action comedy. With Belgium an increasingly major player on the international arthouse circuit it's certainly not the sort of thing... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Robot Gladiators Face Off With CARL

Yes, you read that headline right and, yes, it's as great as you hope it will be. Meet Carl, an animated short film directed by Márk Juhász as a student at Hungary's MOME University that went on to win best... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Whimsical Dark Romantic Comedy LIZA THE FOX FAIRY Releases A Fabulous New Trailer

It's been a long and winding road for Hungarian fantasy / romance / comedy Liza The Fox Fairy but, wow, does it ever look as though it's been worth the wait. It's been years since we first heard of this... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive: Your First Look At Neo-Giallo Feature THE TRANSPARENT WOMAN And LGBTQ Short L'AMOUR A LA PLAGE

M International Films has given Twitch an exclusive first look at two of their new productions. We have stills from a neo-giallo feature film called The Transparent Woman, and a LGBTQ themed short film L'Amour A La Plage. The Transparent Woman,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Tops Online Film Critics Awards

Wes Anderson's rip-roaring love letter to Lubitsch and Hitchcock, The Grand Budapest Hotel, topped this year's Online Film Critics Society Awards, which counts a number of Twitch contributors amongst its global membership. The film won awards for Best Picture, Best... More »
By James Marsh   
  

[REC] 4: APOCALYPSE: Choose The Green Or Red Band U.S. Trailer

How do you like your horror franchise trailers? Safe and sound? Or bloody and gory? Because we have them both ways tonight. You can choose which way you want to watch the new trailer for the U.S. release of [REC] 4:... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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