Review: 2015 Oscar Nominated Short Films, An Eclectic, Globe-Trotting Selection

As much talk as there's been about the lack of diversity among this year's Academy Award nominees, there is at least one section where diversity, and an illuminating look at world cultures, can be found. That place is the in... More »
  

Kickstart This! THE YELLOW FEATHER. A Horror Fantasy With Mayan Gods, Orphans And Conquistadors

Here is a project you may be interested in supporting. Brothers Lincoln and Lucas Smith are gathering support for a dream project, a horror fantasy film called The Yellow Feather. It is a story that they have been working on for... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Göteborg 2015 Review: LUCIFER, An Intriguing Reimagination Of A Classic Tale

Belgian director Gust Van den Berghe concludes his triptych on the emergence of human consciousness that began with Little Baby Jesus of Flandr and continued with Blue Bird, the enticingly titled Lucifer. Speaking of consciousness, a better-suited mythological figure in the Western... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Latin Beat: Ambulante Doc Fest Kicks Off; Watch Chilling Trailers For Peru's POSEIDAS And DESAPARECER

Our newest Latin Beat column features contributions from Eric Ortiz Garcia in Mexico and Ernesto Zelaya Minano in Peru. First, Eric tells us about the Ambulante documentary festival and presents his top five picks. Next, Ernesto shares news about two chilling... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive: Have A Look At The Poster For Peter Greenaway's EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO

Peter Greenaway's new film, Eisenstein In Guanajuato will premiere in the competition section at Berlin on Wednesday, February 11th. We have your first look at the new poster for the production. In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

San Cristóbal De Las Casas 2015 Dispatch: Award Winners Announced

The first edition of the San Cristóbal De Las Casas festival has reached its end. It was a nice way to begin the year and a second edition seems to be a given, as pretty much each and every screening... More »
  

San Cristóbal De Las Casas 2015 Review: PORTRAITS OF A SEARCH, A Forceful Documentary On The Victims Of The Mexican Drug War

One of the toughest moments in Narco Cultura comes from a layer of the whole drug war problem that is not profoundly explored in that recent documentary: What are the feelings and thoughts of the familiars of the assassinated or... More »
  

Review: LA ENTIDAD Is A Small Step Forward For Peruvian Horror

La Entidad marks the latest foray from a genre-untested director into horror movies. Eduardo Schuldt, previously known for working in children's animation (see the likes of The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer or Freedom Force) proves himself surprisingly adept at... More »
  

San Cristóbal De Las Casas 2015 Review: ALL OF ME, Focusing On The Human Side

All of Me (aka Llévate Mis Amores) is a documentary that deals with a well known subject - the illegal immigrants from Central America, recently portrayed in Diego Quemada-Diez's successful narrative film The Golden Dream - but that manages to... More »
  

San Cristóbal De Las Casas 2015 Dispatch: Costa-Gavras On Charlie Hebdo, Mexico's Missing Students, And More

The San Cristóbal De Las Casas International Film Festival honored master filmmaker Costa-Gavras, who was in town for a couple of days. Gavras received the festival's highest honor, the Ámbar award, and the Cineteca Nacional medal. He also offered a one-hour... More »
  

Exclusive: TORO LOCO: BLOODTHIRSTY New Poster And Stills

We shared the first image from Patricio Valladares' Toro Loco: Bloodthirsty (aka Toro Loco: Sangriento) last summer, and now we've got the first look at a beautiful new poster by Alan Robinson (illustrator of V-Wars, published by IDW) as well... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

San Cristóbal De Las Casas 2015 Review: In THE NAPTIME, Life Must Go On

It's not an easy task to make a documentary about such a controversial topic as the tragedy of the ABC daycare facility in northern Mexico, in which a fire caused the death of 49 children back in June 2009. With... More »
  

Watch ISOLATED, An Intense And High-Octane Short Film

Remember an awesome animated short called The Chase that we featured here on TwitchFilm three years ago? Yes, that was the one made by Tomas Vergara, then 25 years of age and living in Chile. He gave up his full-time... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Review: BLANQUIAZUL, A Cheerful Tribute To A Soccer Team And Its Fans

Blanquiazul, from director Luis Castro Serrano, is the first Peruvian wide release of 2015. It's also a documentary, a genre which has been largely neglected by local directors (and distributors), save for Javier Corcuera, whose Sigo Siendo, about our country's... More »
  

The Meltdown Arrives In 6 HOURS With Chilean Disaster Film

Chile's Diego Ayala makes his feature debut with 6 Hours, a disaster film predicated on a very simple and effective premise. A nuclear reactor just outside Santiago has suffered a core breach and will enter full meltdown in just six... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Plastic Flowers Never Wither: 3 BEAUTIES Trailer

Take a look at the trailer for 3 Beauties (3 Bellezas), a film directed by Carlos Caridad Montero. The movie paints the descend into madness of a woman who has taken her obsession for beauty pageants too far. This is... More »
  

NYC Happenings: First Look 2015 Offers A Thrillingly Eclectic Lineup

January at first glance may not seem to have that much to offer as far as moviegoing goes, other than mostly unpromising studio comedies and thrillers, and awards-season hopefuls if you're seeking better quality. Thankfully, there are alternatives available, especially... More »
  

Review: HEROES Is One Step Forward, Two Backwards For Chilean Comedies

A couple of years ago I was reviewing the Chilean comedy film Barrio Universitario for this site, and as much as I didn't like that film very much, I still decided that it was a good show, maybe the only... More »
  

San Cristóbal De Las Casas Reveals Full 2015 Lineup

The San Cristóbal De Las Casas International Film Festival revealed yesterday the full lineup for its very first edition, which kicks off next week (January 16). The definitive highlight is the Ukrainian silent film The Tribe, which for me is... More »
  

Argentina's Gorevision Live Up To The Name With LOS SUPER BONAERENSES

When you give your film collective a name like Gorevision, well, you're setting a certain standard for yourself. A standard of quality and good taste. A standard that the Argentinian collective that has given themselves that name fully live up... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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