Series Preview: New Directors/New Films Offers Up a Feast of Fresh Cinematic Treats

2012 marks the 41st year in which The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art present to New York City audiences an intriguing and exciting new set of films and filmmakers from across the globe in... More »
  

Series Preview: Nina Menkes Retro at New York's Anthology Film Archives

"It took me a long time to understand my own film." That's writer-director Nina Menkes on what may be her best known work, The Bloody Child (1996). To say that it uses reverse-chronology to tell the based-on-true-events tale of a... More »
  

NYC Happenings: Hong Sang-soo At MoMI And Asghar Farhadi At FSLC

In addition to some of the films playing this year's New Directors/New Films -- running March 21st - April 1st at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA (keep an eye out for Twitch's coverage) -- springtime in NYC... More »
  

THIS IS NOT A FILM Review

This is Not a Film is not a film. Not in a conventional sense anyway. Rather, it's a 75-minute documentation of an idling film director who has been banned from filmmaking, screenwriting, leaving the country and giving interviews for... More »
  

US Trailer For Iranian Director Jafar Panahi's THIS IS NOT A FILM

Director Jafar Panahi is a key figure in Iranian cinema, having made some amazing films during his career like THE WHITE BALLOON and THE CIRCLE. Sadly he was banned from making films for 20 years and placed under house arrest... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Watch The Sales Trailer For Tobe Hooper's DJINN

Just days after the first images from Tobe Hooper's Djinn first surfaced along with rumors that the film was being buried at the behest of the royal family of the United Arab Emirates - rumors since denied by producers Imagenation... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Trailer For Turkish Action Picture KAOS

You want gun play, car chases and explosions? Then Turkey's Cem Gul is your man.No stranger to these parts, Gul is a veteran special effects man in Turkey who has had his hands in a number of films from the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Troubled Rumors Swirl Around Tobe Hooper's DJINN As First Images Surface

Enjoy these images from Tobe Hooper's Djinn because if a report out of Italy is correct they may be all you ever see of the latest from the director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist.Reportedly completed in October,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full Trailer For Turkish Historical Epic FETIH 1453

When posting the teaser for Faruk Aksoy's massive Turkish period epic Fetih 1453 yesterday I noted that the full trailer would likely be coming soon. And wouldn't you know it: Here it is.Aksoy tells the story of the Fall of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Destruction On A Massive Scale In Turkish Period War Epic FETIH 1453

Director Faruk Aksoy is bringing history to the big screen on a massive scale with the upcoming Fetih 1453. Simultaneously enormously bloody and incredibly handsome with what appears to be a literal cast of thousands, Aksoy's picture captures the Fall... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
  
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