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 »
  

New to Netflix: Beatdowns, Scooby-Doo In China, BARAKA And Coen Brothers

Welcome to this week's entry for New To Netflix! Not that we are actually new to Netflix, we're just happy, able, and willing to help you find out what kind of 'Twitch-y' material is coming to the big red virtual... More »
  

Amazonas Film Fest 2012: Awards Wrap Up, Wild Jungle Style

The 9th Annual Amazonas Film Festival wrapped up in style last weekend with an explosion of color and music in Brazil's Amazon capital of Manaus. Teams of dancers flooded the stage of the historic Teatro Amazonas as pounding drums... More »
  

Sitges 2012 Dispatch: Subtitle Woes, and Jennifer Lynch's CHAINED

I would really like to tell you about Marçal Forés' fantastic story of an adolescent and his talking teddy bear, Animals, and Fernando Cortizo's gorgeous animated fantasy film O Apostolo. But I cannot. I can tell you a little bit... More »
  

Hawaii International Film Festival Dispatch: ULTRAMAN SAGA, CHINESE TAKEAWAY

Note to self: The weather in Hawaii is significantly better than in Toronto. Come here more often. The Hawaii International Film Festival kicked off two nights ago with a typically excellent lineup focused on Pacific Rim film. I'm here... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Five For The Future!

With this being my last shot at writing a Twitch-o-Meter in 2009 I've decided that rather than looking back - as I normally do with these things - I'm going to look forward. This column is dedicated to five young,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

What Came Before 101: A Big List Of All Twitch-O-Meters So Far

[Twitch-O-Meters will remain at the top of the page for the duration of the day they were published. Please scroll down for today’s film news] Time flies when you're having fun, especially if you can't count. I expected that shortly... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Top 5 Bad-Ass Blockbuster Babes

This probably should be entitled: "Top 5 Bad-Ass Blockbuster Babes Who Created the Mold That All Others Should Follow," but that sounded a little wordy. And besides, best bad-ass blockbuster babes are rebellious: they don't follow the rules. It helps... More »
  
 
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