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   
  

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 »
  

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   
  

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   
  

SFIFF54: Press Releases

[Our thanks to Michael Hawley for reviewing SFIFF54's press releases.] While the full line-up for the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF54) won't be made public until next Tuesday, the press releases announcing this year's awards, special events and... More »
  

YBCA: IRAN BEYOND CENSORSHIP

Not only does Michael Sicinski's Cinema Scope feature "When the Salt Attacks the Sea: The Films of Mohammad Rasoulof" outline the current status of imprisoned filmmakers Jahar Panafi and Mohammad Rasoulof, but it questions how international attention has been primarily... More »
  

Clearly Israel Has A Zombie Problem. David Lubetzky Enters The Fray With POISONED.

Something's going on in Israel. And it involves the undead.At the end of January we pointed the way to upcoming Israeli zombie picture Another World and now here comes director David Lubetzky with Poisoned. A fifty minute rom-zom-com produced in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SFIAAFF 2011: LINE-UP PREVIEW

[Our thanks to Michael Hawley for his preview of the SFIAAFF 2011 line-up.] Rather than wait until its 30th birthday, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) has chosen 29 as the ripe age for a makeover. At... More »
  

Israel gets infected in 'Another World'

Not known for putting out genre cinema of this ilk Another World marks a first for the nation of Israel. This will be Israel's first ever zombie film. And it could be a stepping stone for other directors wanting to... More »
  

There's Something Terrible In The Forests Of Turkey. This Guy.

I have no idea at all what's happening through most of the trailer for upcoming Turkish comedy Gunah Kecisi but I do know that the upcoming feature from director Cenk Ozakinci puts a big smile on my face,Perhaps it's just... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer For Israeli Slasher RABIES

A nation with a significant history in producing character dramas, war related films and not a whole lot else, there are signs that Israel may be slowly coming around to the world of genre film. And they're diving in full... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cannes Winning Iranian Film Maker Jafar Panahi Jailed And Banned From Making Films

Jafar Panahi - one of the most acclaimed film makers ever to come out of Iran - has been ordered jailed for six years and banned from making films for twenty.Panahi's troubles began in July of 2009 when he attended... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Foreign Language Oscar List

While I do not think that something as edgy or unusual as Giorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth (pictured above) will make the 'final five' short list, but kudos to Greece for throwing it out there.  Perhaps something like Tetsuya Nakashima's Confessions will... More »
  

ARAB FILM FESTIVAL 2010: Lineup Preview

[Our thanks to Michael Hawley for offering his lineup preview to the Twitch readership.]North America's oldest and largest celebration of cinema from the Arab world embarks upon its 14th edition this week, with a typically eclectic mix of 45... More »
  

MVFF33 2010: LINEUP PREVIEW

[Our thanks to Michael Hawley for offering his preview of the upcoming Mill Valley Film Festival line-up to the Twitch readership.]At the press conference announcing the 33rd Mill Valley Film Festival (MFFF) line-up, Founder/Executive Director Mark Fishkin referred to... More »
  
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