Interview: Gonzalo López-Gallego Unearths the Secrets of OPEN GRAVE

"We know who we are because of the people who we have around, or because of our memories. We all want to be good, but we have good things or wrongs things we do that we aren't happy with." That's... More »
  

Masacre En Xoco 2013 Interview (Part 3 Of 3): Mauricio Matamoros & José Luis Ortega On The 2013 Lineup And The Future Of Masacre En Xoco

Now that Christmas is over, the very last film event of the year in Mexico kicks off today. I'm talking about the fourth edition of Cineteca Nacional's Masacre en Xoco, a fabulous 35mm showing of horror and genre cinema in... More »
  

Masacre En Xoco 2013 Interview (Part 2 Of 3): Mauricio Matamoros, José Luis Ortega & Jorge Grajales Name The Essential Mexican Horror Movies

Mexican cinema has been a very important part of each Masacre en Xoco edition and 2013 is no exception: curators Mauricio Matamoros and José Luis Ortega have ready two films by Juan López Moctezuma, a homage to Rafael Corkidi and... More »
  

Masacre En Xoco 2013 Interview (Part 1 Of 3): Mauricio Matamoros & José Luis Ortega On The Origin Of The 35mm Horror Showing

Since 2010, Masacre en Xoco has been Cineteca Nacional's annual showing of both classic and contemporary horror cinema on 35mm (or 16mm). As we all know, digital projection has replaced celluloid and at Mexico's Cinematheque things are no different. Hence... More »
  

17th Japanese Film Festival 2013: Twitch Interviews Two Greats!

The 17th Japanese Film Festival is on full swing in Melbourne, playing commercial fare, classics and festival favorites that have been igniting the rest of the world this year.Twitch colleagues Andrew Mack and Diva Vélez got to sit down with... More »
  

Interview: ROCANROL '68 Director Gonzalo Benavente Takes A Trip Back To The 60s

True story: back in the 1960s, a Peruvian band called Los Mads were playing a gig that, through sheer chance, had Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the crowd. The Stones were so impressed with the band, they offered to... More »
  

CAUGHT IN THE WEB: Chen Kaige Talks Cyber-bullying And Media Manipulation

For thirty years, director Chen Kaige has exposed the ills and societal unrest left behind by China's Cultural Revolution in films like Yellow Earth and the Oscar-nominated Farewell My Concubine. With his latest film, Caught in the Web, the story... More »
  

Interview: Spike Lee On OLDBOY - Don't Call It A Remake

Don't call it a remake: writer, director, online provocateur, and recent Kickstarter entrepreneur asks that audiences consider his Oldboy a "reinterpratation" of the source material. "John Coltrane did not perform the same song that Julie Andrews sang in The Sound... More »
  

Donnie Yen Teaches Action Star 101, Reveals Troubles With SPECIAL ID

We caught up with superstar Donnie Yen, who gave us the facts about his never-ending schedule of projects, some words of wisdom for wuxia wannabes and revealed his struggles with the film he came to premiere at the New York... More »
  

Miki Satoshi on IT'S ME, IT'S ME, Directing 33 Kamenashi Kazuyas, And His Weird New TV Drama

I had the chance to speak with one of the brightest directors in Japan; Miki Satoshi moved to features after finding fame as a television comedy writer. Miki blends his wonderfully weird humour with the question of identity in the... More »
  

Tokyo 2013 Interview: Film REKORDER Mikhail Red Talks Cinema Pirates And Pioneers

At just 21 years of age Filipino filmmaker Mikhail Red has written and directed his first feature length film. Mikhail started his career early under the guidance of his father Raymond Red, a key figure in Filipino independent cinema and the... More »
  

Interview: John Sayles Talks GO FOR SISTERS

Go for Sisters, a new film by director/writer John Sayles, the godfather of American independent cinema (Return of the Secaucus Seven, Brother from Another Planet, Lone Star, Limbo), is just as I expect in a John Sayles film; beautifully... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bong Joon-ho On Casting SNOWPIERCER (Part 2 of 3)

Last week, Twitch was gifted the opportunity to spend an hour talking to South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho about his hugely-anticipated science-fiction thriller Snowpiercer. The film opened in Bong's homeland back in August, where it quickly became his most succesful... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bong Joon-ho On The Weinsteins, Tarantino And SNOWPIERCER (Part 1 of 3)

One of the best - and for the vast majority of people still hotly-anticipated - films of the year is Bong Joon-ho's fantastic science fiction thriller, Snowpiercer, in which the sole survivors of a nuclear winter reside within a single... More »
  

Interview: Matt Zoller Seitz And THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION

Matt Zoller Seitz is an acclaimed film and television critic. His current roles include editor-in-chief for rogerebert.com and television critic for New York Magazine. He has just published The Wes Anderson Collection, a filmology-turned-chronological insight into an epic conversation, and... More »
  

Tokyo 2013 Interview: Watanabe Hirobumi, The Not-So-Foolish Piggy, Talks AND THE MUD SHIP SAILS AWAY

And the Mud Ship Sails Away is an entertaining indie comedy set in Tochigi prefecture, a few hours north of Tokyo. It stars Shibukawa Kiyohiko as Takashi, an unemployed, unmotivated slob who one day gets a visit from a girl... More »
  

Keanu Reeves And Tiger Chen Talk MAN OF TAI CHI And The Meaning Of Martial Arts Films

Talk to Keanu Reeves and Tiger Hu Chen about their new film Man of Tai Chi? Whoa! Joking aside, it was a rare chance and one for which I was grateful. Reeves is a fascinating figure who has crafted a solid... More »
  

Tokyo 2013 Interview: Fukada Koji On His Rohmer-Inflected AU REVOIR L' ETE

Director Fukada Koji is no stranger to the Tokyo International Film Festival. His first feature Hospitalité was awarded the prize in the Japanese Eye section in 2010 before going on to screen at many other film festivals. Au revoir l'... More »
  

Interview: Albert Serra Reflects On His Feelings About STORY OF MY DEATH

During the Viennale I sat down with Albert Serra, whose Story of My Death recently won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. Due to the fact that one can easily find comments of the director about his working... More »
  

Interview: Corneliu Porumboiu talks about When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

During the Vienna Film Festival I had the opportunity to sit down together with Corneliu Porumboiu, one of the greatest voices of New Romanian Cinema to talk about his latest feature When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism and about... More »
  
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