Israel Explores Its Dark Side With Psychological Thriller GOLDBERG & EISENBERG

There is a growing wave of genre film in Israel, a trend we first noticed thanks to the short films of Dan Sachar that built into a pair of zombie projects produced in the country over the past year. The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Kevin MacDonald's LIFE IN A DAY for FREE!

One of the most ambitious and successful documentaries of the year, LIFE IN A DAY is a beautiful collage of people, places, emotions and lives taking place over the course of a single day. Devised and compiled by Academy-Award Winning... More »
  

Twitch Takes an In-Depth Look at Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

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 »
  

Someone Has Stolen This Dog's Fish.

Paul is having a bad day. A dog living in a human world someone has broken into his apartment and stolen his microwave. And his fish. And nobody will take him seriously.A short film blending stop motion animation - anything... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NYFF 2011: Team Twitch Wraps Up: Part 2

Aannd we're back with part 2 of Peter Gutierrez and Aaron Krasnov's wrap up of the 49th annual New York Film Festival. Part 1 can be found here. And now... a veritable NYFF blow-out with the dynamic duo dropping some... More »
  

Daggers: The Short Festival Of Short Horror: A Preview

If you're in NYC and reading this then you will most definitely want to consider heading out this Thursday, the 20th, or Saturday, the 22nd to the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) for the third edition of Daggers: The... More »
  

Canada's MONSIEUR LAZHAR And 62 Other Hopefuls Complete Oscar Foreign Language List

It's no secret that Philippe Falardeau's film about an Algerian immigrant who is hired to replace an elementary school teacher is Canada's submission for the category of Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Oscars. I only tout it out... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE: RABIES Directors Reveal SATAN LIVES WITHIN As Second Film

Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are currently riding a tidal wave of praise and success as their debut feature, RABIES, proves to be delighting and terrifying audiences in equal measure at festivals all over the world. Not only is the... More »
  

TIFF 2011: THIS IS NOT A FILM

This Is Not A Film (Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, 2011). The amount of humor in Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb's hybrid effort is surprising, especially in light of the serious and well-publicized censure of Panahi's filmmaking by Iranian authorities. But perhaps there... More »
  

DFF: LIFE IN A DAY Review

"The only real important filmmakers at the moment are the thousand and thousand YouTube providers."--Heddy Honigmann, in a Facebook entry dated Wednesday, March 12, 2011. The Disposable Film Festival (DFF) and YouTube co-presented a special free screening of Oscar®-winning film... More »
  

OUTFEST 2011- JOE+BELLE Review

Joe (Veronica Kedar) is a young and very cynical drug dealer. She lives in Israel but dreams of a far away land. Belle (Sivan Levy) is a suicidal beauty with a romantic soul who just got out of a mental... More »
  

MIFF 2011 - The Festival Guide insight

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF 2011) is just around the corner; it is celebrating 60 years and is one of the oldest festivals in the world. I have chosen 60 (edit 60+) films and would like to share some... More »
  

MIFF Channels World Cinema With New Promos!

The Melbourne International Film Festival is gearing up for its 60th anniversary -- already announcing a teaser program which includes 25 Cannes features including Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive as its closer. No doubt the 60 years milestone will see MIFF bring... More »
  

Cannes 2011: THE TREE OF LIFE Wins Palme d'Or

Well here we are, already at the end of Cannes, and Terrence Malick's The Tree Of Life has been bestowed with the festival's top honor. And one wouldn't have thought it possible at a fest like Cannes, but Nicolas Winding... More »
  

Cannes 2011: Trailer For Ceylan's ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA

Turkey's preeminent arthouse director, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, returns to Cannes this year with the dark drama Once Upon A Time In Anatolia. Any picture with 'Once Upon A Time' in the title now carries a certain amount of heft to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tribeca 2011: Team Twitch Wraps Up

This evening sees the 10th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival come to a close. My gallant colleague, Peter Gutierrez and I would like to thank the staff and volunteers, publicists and assistants for making TFF 2011 quite a cool... More »
  

Israeli PA Flick 'ANOTHER WORLD'. Another Poster. Images. Site Revamp. And Blood!

With all of the news lately about other genre projects in Israel we did a bit of catching up with Eitan Reuven and his project Another World. So he gave us a never seen before poster, some images from the film... More »
  

Dan Sachar Returns To The End Of The World With OVERTURE

There's something brewing in Israel right now, a new generation of filmmakers bringing a more commercial sensibility and love for genre film than that country has seen in the past. Audiences at Tribeca are getting a taste of that right... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER Review

Corporate arrogance mixed with media meddling lead to a 1000+-kilometer trip of interpersonal discovery in the Israeli film "The Human Resource Manager". If dehumanization is the central moral examination of the film, then offbeat quirk is the modus operandi. From... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

SFIFF54: A Dozen

[Our thanks to Frako Loden for offering this egg carton's worth of reviews to Twitch.] For this year's San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF54), I have yet to go on a screener binge--that starts later today--so I'll be attending festival... More »
  
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