Seen at the 8th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF). Ah nostalgia, what a curious beast it is. This documentary whisked me back to my college days when I was an avid music collector with a rather eclectic set... More »
Seen at the 8th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF).Whether it be gods, sovereigns, athletes or rock stars, idolatry is something that has pervaded human society at the very least since our civilization's records began. What leads to the... More »
The 61st Melbourne International Film festival is now underway! I will be bringing you coverage for Twitch as the days blitz by over nearly three weeks!A triptych. That's how Michael Glawogger's masterful documentary Whores' Glory begins. Three panels, each depicting women in the oldest profession... More »
When the first teaser for Matt Piedmont's Spanish language comedy, Casa de mi Padre, appeared online, I was simultaneously baffled and exciting. Will Ferrell is an actor who has had a lot of mainstream success, but who doesn't get a... More »
Parca is a bad man. There's no denying that. Brutal, violent, he's been running with gangs for most of his life and left more than one body in his wake. He's good at that part. Good enough that he's feared... More »
If Bob Marley had only written "Three Little Birds" and "Redemption Song", in my book, he'd still be a worthy subject of a two-and-half hour documentary. I'm no reggae connoisseur, owning no Bob Marley albums, (I do own "The... More »
[Penumbra opens in limited release in the U.S. tomorrow and will also be available widely via various VOD platforms. Here's my review from Fantastic Fest last fall.] No movie is set unintentionally on the day of a solar eclipse, and... More »
Dallas IFF presents Alejandro Brugues' Juan of the Dead as part of their Dark Side of Film series. I reviewed the film at Fantastic Fest, and am revisiting that review on this occasion. It's a winner!There is certainly an argument... More »
Chilean action star Marko Zaror kinda looks like a jock and certainly doesn't fit the profile for a martial arts hero of his caliber. Most of the really big names in martial arts are smallish men with lightning speed and... More »
A few days ago I received a package from New Video, a film distributor that handles a ton of different labels in the US. This particular package had one film on Blu-ray that I had requested for review, Elite Squad:... More »
(In English that means "Stories Which Only Exist When Remembered") A few years back there was an article here on Twitch about movies which were slow enough to put you to sleep yet were meditative rather than boring (a link... More »
At first glance Alejandro Brugués's zombie comedy Juan of the Dead doesn't sound too promising. Unless you're a devoted follower of the diverse strands of Latin American cinema the idea of an unknown director shooting an affectionate tribute to Edgar... More »
You would think that a lifetime spent as an exorcist would have prepared Father Mundo for everything, that someone who can bind the very spawn of Hell should be able to handle anything else with relative ease. You would be... More »
[With Elite Squad: The Enemy Within playing in NYC and launching in LA this weekend, we take this opportunity to bring you Ryland Aldrich's earlier review.] Jose Padilha's 2007 hit Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite) turned heads by winning the... More »
This year, 63 countries submitted films to the Academy for award consideration as Best Foreign Language Film . Very few of these have played in US as of yet and some with only limited qualifying runs in their home countries.... More »
Call Miguel Gomez' El Fin the anti-Melancholia. With his latest work the talented Costa Rican director of El Sanatorio takes a premise virtually identical to that of Lars Von Trier's latest - humanity discovering six months in advance that an... More »
Never trust a hippy. That is the core message behind Pablo Illanes' super pulpy and super entertaining slasher film Baby Shower. By blending a plot line that could have been lifted from a latino telenovela with one lifted from the... More »
An extreme retelling of the Red Riding Hood legend Jorge Molina's Ferozz is the debut feature by the Cuban cult director, one sure to draw thrill seekers and fans of transgressive film but also one sure to prove extremely difficult... More »
Mexico may very well have a Gareth Edwards to call their own in Los Infectados director Alejandro Alegre. Just as Edwards did with his breakout feature Monsters, Alegre here takes a familiar genre and crafts a remarkably high quality tale... More »
No matter how you measure such things it must be acknowledged that Juan Lopez Moctezuma lived a lived a life somewhat larger than the typical life. A popular television and radio host who later turned to film to indulge his... More »
CHAPTER 6: THERE'S NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN A PURPLE BEACH SMOTHERED IN MELTING TROMMETTES DURING A CRIMSON TINGED SUNSET ON THE FRENCH RIVERIA, HOLY SHIT I'M TRIPPING MY FUCKING FACE OFF.It's night. When the fuck did it become night? I'm naked. Where the fuck did my clothes go? I'm on...
They can remember it for you wholesale, and they do. At some point, we licensed our pop cultural nostalgia to a handful of multinational conglomerates (well, to be fair, they always owned the licenses) and now they're selling them back to us - though, I guess, not at wholesale, but...
Ken Jeong may often play a lunatic on both big and small screen, but in person it's quite disarming to see just how calm and considerate he comes across. While he got his big screen start in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up, Jeong's real breakthrough was taking a small-on-paper role...
I cut the cable cord last year, but I'm not always happy about it. I had to wait a year before seeing Season 2 of Game of Thrones, for example, and will have to wait to see Season 3 until next year. I only have to wait to see Mad...
Another Twitchvision chat with Scott Laurie, this time me gushing about J.J.'s latest Star Trek film, which I unabashedly loved.Also talked about he fabbo Mud, and the less fabbo The Iceman, both with Michael Shannon doing his thing.Video embedded below.Update: Was asked to come in today and pick a few...