Cineteca Nacional's 55 Muestra: Twitch's Top 10 Picks

Cineteca Nacional's 55 Muestra Internacional de Cine begins its activities tonight in Mexico City with a special free screening of the recently restored 35mm print of Julio Bracho's classic Distinto Amanecer (aka Another Dawn), which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.... More »
  

DOCSDF 2013: Albert Maysles' Master Class In Top Quotes & Photos

Co-director of such classic documentaries as Salesman, Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens, plus cinematographer for D.A. Pennebaker (Monterey Pop), Jean-Luc Godard (Six in Paris) and Martin Scorsese (Shine a Light), Albert Maysles is simply a living cinema treasure. Turning 87... More »
  

Korean American Film Festival New York 2013 Commemorates The Korean War Armistice With A Vivid And Illuminating Program

The Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) always includes an impressively eclectic collection of features and shorts, and this year's 7th edition is no exception. However, for the first time, the festival is organized around one specific subject: the... More »
  

Morelia 2013 Preview: Twitch Picks 10 Films Not To Miss

Tonight, the long-awaited Morelia International Film Festival 2013 kicks off with several simultaneous 3D screenings of Alfonso Cuarón's first film in seven years! Yes, I'm talking about the universally acclaimed space movie Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. All... More »
  

Feratum 2013: José Mojica Marins' Visit In Quotes And Exclusive Photos

The visit of Jose Mojica Marins (Ze do Caixao/Coffin Joe) was by far the best thing Feratum 2013 offered. It was incredible and I had the luck to stay close to him in Tlalpujahua first and later in my hometown Mexico... More »
  

Latin America Presents Its Oscar Contenders

A total of ten Latin American countries have submitted entries to the 2014 Oscar race in the foreign language category. The list has some surprises and a few strong contenders, revealing a very diverse and fresh panorama of the region's... More »
  

Feratum 2013 Dispatch, Day 2: The Magic/Irony Of Seeing AT MIDNIGHT I'LL TAKE YOUR SOUL Inside A Church

Day two at the Feratum film festival was everything one could hope for at a festivity like this and then some. A couple of films I watched weren't great but José Mojica Marins made my day early in the morning,... More »
  

Feratum 2013 Dispatch, Day 1: Coffin Joe's Homage And How Technical Problems Ruined My Day

The first day of Feratum 2013 was definitely a mixed bag. The Coffin Joe homage was great but a series of technical problems ultimately ruined the movie-watching experience: I attended three screenings and each one of them marred bytruly annoying... More »
  

Feratum 2013 Preview: Images Of Coffin Joe And Gary Pullin With Mariachis And Tequila (Or Is It Mezcal?)!

Feratum 2013 kicks off tomorrow in the magic village of Tlalpujahua, Mexico, but guests José Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe/Zé do Caixão) and Gary Pullin (aka Ghoulish Gary) are already having a blast... or at least that's how it looks from... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2013: Twitch's Super Wrap With All Our Reviews and Top Fest Picks

All is (relatively) quiet now at The Alamo Drafthouse in northwest Austin, Texas, which has resumed its normal operations, with barely a sign that an 8-day celebration of genre films from around the world, hosting filmmakers, industry guests, members of... More »
  

Video Reflections: At Home, BLANCANIEVES Provides Hope For A Snow White Heart

I lost my fairy tale. It had followed me around when I was a child, constantly tapping me on the shoulder to ask for a dance. Sometimes it wore the face of Frankenstein or Dracula or the Wolfman or the... More »
  

40 Baffling, Outrageous Mexican Movie Title Translations! (Part 2)

Welcome to the second entry of outrageous Mexican movie title translations! It's been almost a month since the first part appeared, so I'll introduce the whole thing again: Mexico, like many Latin American countries, has a long tradition of giving Spanish... More »
  

Feratum 2013: Official Selection Revealed

In exactly one month, the second edition of Feratum (the International Festival of Fantastic, Terror and Science Fiction Films) will begin its activities in the "magical village" of Tlalpujahua, Michocán, Mexico. It's sounds awesomely crazy: within just four days (October... More »
  

Macabro 2013: An Encounter With Lamberto Bava And Luigi Cozzi (Part 2, Cozzi's Giallo Master Class)

This is the second and final piece about my encounter with legendary Italian filmmakers Lamberto Bava and Luigi Cozzi at Macabro 2013. It's actually just about Cozzi, since Bava wasn't a participant of the conference, celebrated at Mexico City's Cineteca... More »
  

Macabro 2013: An Encounter With Lamberto Bava And Luigi Cozzi (Part 1)

Friday, August 30. I'm standing in line at Mexico City's Cineteca Nacional (the Cinematheque) for the definitive highlight of this year's Macabro Film Festival: the homage to legendary Italian filmmakers Luigi Cozzi and Lamberto Bava. It's going to be one unbelievable... More »
  

Macabro 2013, Mexico City's International Horror Film Festival, Begins Today! Luigi Cozzi, Lamberto Bava And More!

The 12th edition of the Mexico City International Horror Film Festival, simply known as Macabro (Spanish for macabre), will be celebrated from August 23 to September 1, in seven venues around the city: Cineteca Nacional (the Cinematheque), Centro Cultural Universitario,... More »
  

40 Baffling, Outrageous Mexican Movie Title Translations! (Part 1)

Mexico, like many Latin American countries, has a long tradition of giving Spanish titles that make no sense to foreign films. Honestly, each week there's a new title translation to laugh at. For example, Michael Bay's Pain & Gain was... More »
  

Complete HELI Press Conference With Amat Escalante And The Cast

As previously reported, Amat Escalante's Heli opens in Mexico on Friday, August 9. So the director and his cast are here supporting their film and getting ready for the Mexico City premiere, to be celebrated at the Cinematheque (Cineteca Nacional)... More »
  

Indie Beat: 5 Most Intriguing Indies In August

Okay folks, let's get to it. Here are five independent features opening theatrically this August in the U.S. that just may be worth your attention and dollars. Two of the films I have seen, and the other three I am... More »
  

Guanajuato 2013 Begins Today! Here Are Some Films Not To Miss

I just arrived in the beautiful town of San Miguel de Allende, where Robert Rodriguez filmed Once Upon A Time In Mexico and where the 16th Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) kicks off tonight. The activities already began in the... More »
  
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