Slamdance 2016 Award Winners Announced

Tonight saw the 22nd Annual Slamdance Film Festival come to a close with filmmakers packing every inch of the Treasure Mountain Inn's ballroom for the awards ceremony. Top winners include my personal favorite from the festival, Driftwood, which won the... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

WE ARE THE FLESH: Dark, Disturbing Trailer For Minter's Apocalyptic Vision Debuts

You've got to have some kind of special debut film to enlist the likes of Battle In Heaven helmer Carlos Reygadas and The Revenent's Alejandro Innaritu to your cause and the fact that both have gotten involved with Emiliano Rocha... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

An Alcoholic And A Boy With Tourette's Check In To Arild Frohlich's GRAND HOTEL

Dag star Atle Antonsen takes the lead in Grand Hotel, the latest from Norwegian director Arild Frohlich. After coming to our attention with sociopathic comedy Fatso Frohlich has, more recently, been spending his time adapting a pair of Jo Nesbo's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Giveaway: Win Hou Hsiao-hsien's THE ASSASSIN On Blu-ray From Well Go USA And TwitchFilm

Giveaway time again here at TwitchFilm!This time we have Hou Hsiao-hsien's critically acclaimed film The Assassin on Blu-ray from Well Go USA. The Assassin was named the best film of 2015 by the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound Magazine... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Official Poster For ATROZ Hints At The Film's Gruesome Layers

To say that watching Lex Ortega's brutal horror flick Atroz was a memorable experience is a tad bit of an understatement. There are still things from his film that I cannot 'un-see' in the short three months since I saw... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE CHICKENING: Here's Johnny! With The Volcanically Activated Short Film!

Prepare yourselves for the best five minutes you will have all day. The Chickening, the amazing short film from the demented minds of Nick DenBoer and Davy Force in which chicken focused violence is done to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Ricardo Darin Reunites With CHINESE TAKEAWAY Director For Thriller KOBLIC

We were big, big fans of Sebastián Borensztein's comedy drama Chinese Takeaway in these parts and now the Argentine helmer has reunited with leading man Ricardo Darin for what promises to be a riveting true life thriller.The year is 1977... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SEX & CRIME: German Comic Thriller Offers Plenty Of Both

A one night dalliance goes very wrong, indeed, in Paul Müller's German crime comedy Sex & Crime. When Valentin receives a late night phone call from his best friend Theo he may not have been entirely surprised to hear that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TRAPPED: Kormakur's Icelandic Crime Series Gets An English Friendly Trailer

Iceland's Baltasar Kormakur maintains something of a split personality ... at home he's the acclaimed director of a string of arthouse dramas and thrillers acclaimed around the globe while in Hollywood he aims for bigger, blockbuster fare like Contraband, Two... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Vicky Zhao To Direct Animated Version Of MY FAIR PRINCESS

Variety reported yesterday that Chinese actress Vicky Zhao will be directing an animated version of, My Fair Princess, a very popular television drama she starred in back in the 90s (pictured left). Zhao was a star of the program about... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

PANDEMIC: Exclusive Key Art Premiere For John Suits' Sci-fi Actioner

John Suits, director of graphic novel adaptation The Scribbler is back with the sci-fi action flick Pandemic. XLrator Media is releasing the film in cinemas on April 1st then on VOD and iTunes the following Tuesday, April 4th. Twitchfilm has your... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

New Samurai Short From THE RAID Director Gareth Evans

While we all wait patiently (or maybe not) for The Raid 3, director Gareth Evans has not been idle. Indeed, after not having picked up a camera for a while, he decided to make a short when his colleagues Cecep... More »
  

Innaritu And Reygadas Join Forces To Back Emiliano Rocha Minter's WE ARE THE FLESH, Check Out The Poster And Exclusive Images!

Carlos Reygadas co-produces new post-apocalyptic feature We Are The Flesh with The Revenant helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu also signing on to help promote the film around the globe and with a world premiere coming soon in Rotterdam we've got a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SENSORIA: Out Now In Canada And U.S. On VOD And Digital Platforms

Christian Hallman's psychological thriller Sensoria was released on Friday on VOD and multiple digital platforms. We have the full list below so you may pick your poison and take in this Swedish delight. And now a few thoughts about the film itself. Hallman's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch The Exclusive Trailer For Sci-fi Feature EMBERS

Finding deeply thoughtful and rich Sci-fi for the big and small screen always seems like an up hill battle. Even with more adult fare like Ex Machina finding audiences, this kind of work is once in a blue moon.Enter: Embers,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

TORO: Watch The Action Packed Trailer For Spanish Thriller

Spain might be very well-known for its fantasy and horror films, but it has also proven that it can master thrillers. In 2014, Alberto Rodríguez' Marshland was (almost) everyone's favorite after its premiere at the San Sebastián Film Festival and... More »
  

It's Alpine Undead Carnage In The Official ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES Trailer

We've been keeping an eye on Austrian director Dominik Hartl's upcoming horror comedy Attack Of The Lederhosen Zombies for some time now, having premiered the first images and proof of concept teasers for the film back in the spring.And with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rotterdam 2016: 30 Recommendations And Anticipations

(UPDATE: Thirty schmirty, I added two more...) Next Wednesday, the 45th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam starts, the biggest fest of its kind in the Netherlands. This year, in its ten-day run there will be roughly 250... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Forgotten Thai Gems Come To Vesoul 2016!

The Vesoul Asian Film Festival in France has emerged as a highlight of the international festival circuit for Asian film films and this year looks to be no different. From the juried competition - with jury headed by acclaimed Korean... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

UNDER THE SHADOW: Netflix Acquires Worldwide Streaming Rights For Iranian Horror Pic

Babak Anvari's debut feature film, the Iranian horror flick, Under the Shadow, will have its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival tonight in Park City. Yesterday, streaming giant Netflix acquired the worldwide streaming rights for the film. The announcement... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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