BIG BAD WOLVES U.S. Trailer Proves Maniacs Are Afraid Of Maniacs

Big Bad Wolves, Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's follow up to their break-out Rabies, has been a festival darling since its Tribeca premiere last spring, equally delighting and grossing out audiences in its transgressive take on the serial killer subgenre,... More »
By Ben Umstead   

TADFF 2013 Short Film, Short Review: MY FATHER IS A BIRD

Out of Jerusalem comes this 13-minute examination of life and death and puberty. Young Benny is quickly discovering boners and what to do with them in his private moments. This would all be pretty normal, if not for his father... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Review: WADJDA, A Young Girl's Quest For A Bicycle Unveils Saudi Arabian Society

From Vittorio De Sica to Pee-wee Herman, bicycles have been a source of motivation and inspiration for film artists who want their characters to take a journey of discovery. The latest example is the titular character in Haifa Al-Mansour's Wadjda,... More »
By Peter Martin   

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 »
By Peter Martin   

Fantastic Fest 2013 Review: GOLDBERG & EISENBERG Is Chilly, Funny Stalker Tension

It's too soon to tell whether Oren Carmi is Israel's answer to the Coen brothers, whom he lists among his influences, but his debut feature, the darkly comic Goldberg & Eisenberg, shows promise. I get the impression that a grim... More »
By Eric D. Snider   

Fantastic Fest 2013: Navot Papushado Drunkenly Reviews Papushado And Keshales' BIG BAD WOLVES

17:00 and I'm sitting in the tent of the " Fantastic Fest " in Austin Texas just outside the world's coolest movie - Alamo Draft House. My stomach blows some good pounds of barbecued meat 's fine " Smith ."... More »
By Navot Papushado   

TIFF 2013 Review: Tahrir Doc THE SQUARE Is A Modern Masterpiece

Let's cut right to the chase - Jehane Noujaim's epic, astonishing documentary The Square is easily one of the most complex, most nuanced, and frankly most important documentaries made about the ongoing political developments in Egypt. Heck, I'll go further,... More »
By Jason Gorber   

Opening In Australia: THE GATEKEEPERS, A Terrifying Bird's-Eye View Of Conflict

Opening in select theatres in Australia on Thursday, 5 September, The Gatekeepers is a truly powerful film. Covering the never-ending war on terror and occupation from the early 60s until now, the film is half history lesson and half meta-spy retrospective.... More »

Dark Bridges 2013: MANIAC, EEGA and SIGHTSEERS Part Of Final Wave Of Films!

The Dark Bridges Film Festival out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (in Canada) has announced the second half of this year's feature film program. The mandate of the festival is to bring favorites from the festival circuit to the small Prairie city... More »
By Andrew Mack   

ISF13 Review: INCH'ALLAH Covers An Incendiary Topic With A Long Fuse

Inch'Allah is a film that is already controversial. In its first session, playing as part of the Australian Israeli Film Festival, it has been pulled. A punter in Melbourne complained it was a propaganda film and biased against Israel in... More »

Murnau, Lang, Mizoguchi And Hawks In Masters Of Cinema Oct-Nov Line-Up

Eureka Entertainment unveiled the October and November new releases on its consistently impressive Masters of Cinema label earlier today, and it proves to be yet another stunning line-up of classic movies from the four corners of our fair planet. October sees... More »
By James Marsh   


Good news if you happen to find yourself in Saskatoon between September 26th and 29th! The Dark Bridges Film Festival has (kind of) formally announced the first wave of titles in this year's lineup. Joining the previously announced Resolution and Bushido... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Watch The Teaser For Dan Sachar's Sci-Fi Short LAST OF YOU

Long time readers may recall that we're big fans of Israeli filmmaker Dan Sachar here at Twitch. Way back in 2009 Todd got wind of Sachar's poignant, Tarkovsky-esque short When It Will Be Silent: six minutes that showed a lot... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Israeli Thriller BIG BAD WOLVES Nets A Whopping 11 Ophir Nominations

The Israeli film awards look poised to take a turn into some very dark territory. The nominations for the Ophir awards - the local equivalent to the Oscars - have been announced and Big Bad Wolves - the sophomore feature... More »
By Todd Brown   

Kedar's FAMILY Wins Top Prize At Jerusalem Lab

Filmmaker Veronica Kedar was awarded $50,000 (USD) this weekend at the Jerusalem International Film Lab. Kedar, known for Joe + Belle, received the award for her new feature project, Family. Moshe Danon of Inosan Productions, producer of Academy Award nominee... More »
By Uri Aviv   

Theatrical Poster For Israeli Thriller BIG BAD WOLVES Takes A Bow

With the Israeli release of Aharan Keshales and Navot Papushado's Big Bad Wolves rapidly approaching Twitch is proud to premiere the official theatrical poster for the sophomore effort from the creators of cult hit Rabies. A series of brutal murders... More »
By Todd Brown   

FrightFest To Screen CANNON FODDER the First Israeli Zombie Film

Israel takes one bloodthirsty step further into genre filmmaking, with the FrightFest announcement that the festival will feature not only one Israeli film, but two.The first one is the much talked about thriller Big Bad Wolves by Aharon Keshales and... More »
By Or Shkolnik   

Review: THE ATTACK, A Sobering, Piercing Drama

The complicated situation in Israel, with its uneasy peace and frequent bursts of non-peace between Jews and Arabs, has given rise to numerous compelling stories, and will no doubt continue to do so for as long as there is conflict... More »
By Eric D. Snider   

Watch The English Subtitled Trailer For Israeli Thriller BIG BAD WOLVES

Israeli directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado created quite the international stir with their debut film Rabies a couple years back, the genre world embracing the first ever Israeli slasher wholeheartedly. And so when the duo returned with dark thriller... More »
By Todd Brown   

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2013 Returns to NYC With An Impressive Slate of Provocative Films From Around the Globe

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, now in its 24th edition, returns to New York from June 13 through 23 with 20 films, 18 documentaries and 2 fiction films, with screenings at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the... More »
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