Aruba 2015 Preview: Twitch's Top 10 Picks From One Happy Film Festival

The nickname for the island nation of Aruba is "One Happy Island". So one would think that that the folks behind the 2015 Aruba International Film Festival would want to follow suite and create what'd be considered One Happy Film... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: LA GRANJA Refuses To Be Friendly To Tourists

Nothing fantastic happens in La Granja, a relentlessly dour feature debut by writer/director Angel Manual Soto that should have the official Puerto Rico Tourism Company up in arms. Set in Puerto Rican neighborhoods that are far off the beaten path... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: THE GREEN INFERNO, A Satisfying, If Not Surprising, Cannibal Ride

It's been more than ten years since Cabin Fever left fans wanting for more, with some claiming Eli Roth to be the new am Raimi. Fortunately Hostel proved that Roth was indeed on the right track to become an essential... More »
By Guillem Rosset   

Watch The Trailer For Cyberpsychadelic VIDEOPHILIA (AND OTHER VIRAL SYNDROMES)

Rotterdam's Hivos Tiger Award winner Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes), directed by promising Paruvian talent Juan Daniel F.Molero - the recent winner of the Grand Prix at the Split Film Festival - has launched an English friendly trailer. Since... More »
By Martin Kudlac   

New Poster Art For Brazilian Horror THE FOSTERING

Brazilian horror feature The Fostering (O Diabo Mora Aqui) is about to be unleashed upon the festival circuit in October at the Sitges Film Festival - where it was selected for the Brigadoon section. Directed by Dante Vescio and Rodrigo... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Rio Announces An Expansive - And Impressive - Midnight Lineup!

The Rio International Film Festival - one of the largest and most prestigious in South America - has announced the midnight lineup for the coming edition and, as per usual, it is an expansive and impressive lineup. Want to see... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE SIMILARS (LOS PARECIDOS): Check Out This Gorgeous Poster For Isaac Ezban's Sci-fi Thriller

Isaac Ezban's sci-fi thriller, The Similars (Los Paracidos), will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 25th, before it moves on to Sitges in early October. Today, our friends at the Morbido Film Festival unveiled this stunning poster... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto 2015 Review: THE CLAN Is Technically Impressive But Emotionally Distant

It should be noted right from the outset that Pablo Trapero's latest, The Clan, both is and is not exactly what you expect it might be. The true story of a notorious kidnapping ring active in Buenos Aires throughout the... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE SECOND MOTHER Submitted By Brazil For Oscar Consideration

The Brazilian Ministry of Culture announced yesterday that The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?), Anna Muylaert's impressive fourth feature, will represent the country in the race for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Beautifully crafted and featuring... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Review: THE INCIDENT, Isaac Ezban's Fascinating Debut Feature

In what it feels like the scene with the most personal dialog during the first half of Isaac Ezban's The Incident (El Incidente), the agonizing character of Amores Perros' Humberto Busto shares his thoughts about life in general. "Life is... More »

FRANCESCA: Watch The Trailer For Argentinian Giallo Horror Flick

The Argentinian Giallo horror flick Francesca will make its World Premiere at the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival in October, from the 9th to the 18th. Francesca will compete in the "New Visions" category and for the "Best Latin American Production" award. We... More »
By Andrew Mack   

FROM AFAR (DESDE ALLA) Trailer: Quiet Intensity From Venezuela

The first trailer for Desde Alla (From Afar) starts slowly, as a well-to-do, middle-aged man gets to know a street thug. It builds steadily from there, introducing a vibe of intensity that grows louder as the end draws near. Here's the... More »
By Peter Martin   

Santiago 2015 Review: LA MEMORIA DEL AGUA (The Memory Of Water) Packs A Dark Emotional Punch

Matias Bize has made films worthy of praise in his career, starting with his first feature Sabado, filmed in one shot with a camcorder for a little over an hour, about a wedding and a woman who tries to get... More »

Feratum 2015 Unleashes First Wave, Led By TURBO KID And THE EDITOR

In exactly one month, the fourth edition of Feratum (October 1-4) will kick off in Tlalpujahua, Michoacán. Let's check out then the films announced so far. The official competitive selection is composed of five different sections: Mexican Features, Mexican Shorts,... More »

Santiago 2015 Announces Winners, Led By SURIRE And THE WOLFPACK

The 2015 edition of the Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine (SANFIC) concluded this past weekend, and an international jury has announced their prize-winners in three competitive categories. More than 90 films from 20 countries screened during the festival, which is... More »
By Peter Martin   

LA MEMORIA DEL AGUA Trailer Puts A Relationship To The Test

The trailer for La Memoria del Agua (The Memory of Water) effectively establishes an unhappy, moody tone for its tale of a young couple whose relationship is put to the test after a tragic accident. Elena Anaya and Benjamin Vicuna star.... More »
By Peter Martin   


Four days in, and FrightFest has entered that bleary-eyed state of exhaustion where everything, on or off screen, seems hallucinatory, and conversations outside the cinema take on a rambling, incoherent trajectory. Everyone is starting to assume the muttered drawl and... More »
By Anton Bitel   

Peruvian Horror: Second Teaser For PERVERSOS And First Trailer For CEMENTERIO GENERAL 2

This week saw the release of two trailers for horror movies, probably the most popular genre in Peruvian films. First up, director Diego Mezarina shares more material from his upcoming extreme horror gorefest Perversos. In this short teaser, the focus... More »

Opening This Week: Watch Trailers For Docos AVENIDA LARCO And DAUGHTER OF THE LAKE

Here in Peru, documentaries are rare in our theatres; Peruvian docos, even more so. The fact that two of them are getting released this week is quite an event. Read more about them -- and watch the trailers -- below.... More »

Exclusive Clip: THE SECOND MOTHER, Ice Cream And A Stubborn Girl

Heading for release in select theaters this coming Friday, August 28, The Second Mother (original title: Que horas ela volta) promises a complex view of domestic help and class barriers. We have an exclusive clip to give a taste of what... More »
By Peter Martin   
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