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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