Review: 2015 Oscar Nominated Short Films, An Eclectic, Globe-Trotting Selection

As much talk as there's been about the lack of diversity among this year's Academy Award nominees, there is at least one section where diversity, and an illuminating look at world cultures, can be found. That place is the in... More »
  

ASTRO BOY To Get A Live Action Adaptation

THR broke the news Thursday morning that Australian production house Animal Logic Entertainment will be working with Japan's Tezuka Productions to give Tezuka Osamu's manga Astro Boy a live action adaptation. Astro Boy has had every incantation from manga to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE BABADOOK And PREDESTINATION Win Big At Australia's AACTAs

Two festival and fantastic film favorites from last year, Jennifer Kent's The Babadook and The Spierig Brothers' Predestination, took home a bit of hardware at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. Jennifer Kent's The Babadook took home the top... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch Sean Connery In Sidney Lumet's THE OFFENCE, Coming To Masters Of Cinema In April

In their efforts to woo Sean Connery back to play James Bond one more time in Diamonds Are Forever, United Artists agreed to green-light two projects of the Scotsman's choosing, no questions asked. The first of those was The Offence,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

TURBO KID: In This Clip, The Fate Of The World In His Hands

So you missed the World Premiere of Turbo Kid at Sundance Monday night. Then there was another screening on Tuesday night but, BUT! do not fret, there are still two more screenings on Thursday and Saturday! There is a wait list for Thursday... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TURBO KID: Apple Finds A New Friend In New Clip

As the dust settles from last night's world premiere of Turbo Kid and we await word from all those lucky enough to be in the house at Sundance, there is another clip for you to watch. It looks like it is the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TURBO KID: The First Teaser Trailer Shows A Grim Future In 1997

A cult classic in the waiting, Turbo Kid, from the film collective RKSS is only hours away from its World Premiere at Sundance. Earlier this week we got our first look in a funny and gory clip. And thanks to Deadline... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Stanley Donen's TWO FOR THE ROAD

Smart, stylish, insightful and brimming with technical inventiveness, Stanley Donen's Two For The Road is a wonderful examination of the modern marriage whose influence can still be felt in Hollywood cinema today, nearly 50 years after it was originally released.Inspired... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE Is Flocking Marvelous

Aardman Studios return to the big screen in cracking form with another rip-roaring roller coaster of action, smart humour and lovable characters. Shaun The Sheep Movie promises to delight fans of all ages, and long-time aficionados of the studio's signature... More »
By James Marsh   
  

TURBO KID: You Know What This Clip Needs? Blades. And Fire!

As the Turbo Kid crew prepare to unleash their post-apocalyptic tale upon the audience at Sundance on Monday, January 26th, IGN released a clip from the film.  It shows Michael Ironside, as Zues, chewing up the scene and one of the writers/directors... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey, Glasgow! Get Ready For The FrightFest Invasion!

London's premiere horror festival will be making its way to its second home, to bring a weekend of chills and thrills to Glasgow! Celebrating its 10th year in the north in conjunction with the Glasgow Film Festival, this fabulous FrightFest... More »
  

Martial Artist Darren Shahlavi: 1972 - 2015

Martial artist and action star, Darren Shahlavi, passed away in his sleep on January 14th. A family member posted the announcement earlier today on Darren's Facebook page and tributes from action stars and action film sites started pouring in. Shahlavi's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: EX_MACHINA Starts Strong, But Falls Into Cliché

Alex Garland has become known for some pretty great sci-fi screenplays, such as 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd. So it seems only natural that he would eventually direct one of his own works. Ex_Machina has some great elements, such as... More »
  

Kickstart This! Bring WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS To The U.S.

Forget what happened yesterday with the Oscars. There is a greater tragedy happening in American cinema, folks. No American distributor has picked up the rights for the Kiwi horror comedy What We Do In The Shadows! I know! I can... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: PADDINGTON Bears Watching

Going into Paddington, I fully expected a film with the cinematic nutritional value of a marmalade sandwich. Saddled with the most cringe inducing trailer of last year, and the fact that its U.S. release got bumped into the dread month... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Terracotta Is Bringing Chang Cheh's SHANGHAI 13 To DVD In UK!

Terracotta Distribution is bringing Chang Cheh's 1985 kung fu flick Shanghai 13 to DVD on February 9th to the UK. Chang Cheh was arguably one of the greatest martial arts film directors of his time (all time). He directed classics like... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Edgar Wright's BABY DRIVER Finds Backing With MRC And Working Title

Edgar Wright's got himself a script, a potential leading man, and now he's got himself a big bag of money to actually make the thing. Sounds like we'll be seeing Wright's Baby Driver sooner rather than later.Variety have broken the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Nicholas Verso's Dark Thriller THE LAST TIME I SAW RICHARD

If it were meant as a calling card project - as short films most often are these days - then you can consider Nicholas Verso's The Last Time I Saw Richard a resounding success. Winner of an Australian Academy Award... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Ben Aston's HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME

Relationships are hard, oftentimes seeming as though no matter what you do it just isn't enough. So goes the basic premise of Ben Aston's fabulous short film He Took His Skin Off For Me, in which a man goes to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Best Masters Of Cinema Blu-ray Releases Of 2014

We are huge fans of the Masters of Cinema series here at TwitchFilm, and their commitment to bringing masterpieces of world cinema to modern audiences in sparkling new editions. At one time viewed as simply "Criterion for the UK", MoC... More »
By James Marsh   
  
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