Check Out Exclusive Images For Australian Noir THE BURNING KISS And Crowdfund It

The Burning Kiss is an exciting new Australian noir that stylistically draws inspiration from Pop Art, the French New Wave and Southern Gothic. Our regular readers will remember seeing its teaser, poster and stills here exclusively over the past couple... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Stranger With My Face 2016: Festival Announces New Mentoring Initiative THE ATTIC LAB

Tremendous things happen in the world of fantastic/genre cinema. Not only do the weird and wonderful, the frightening and inspiring, and the sick and depraved co-exist but I do not believe that any other film genre (grouping all of this... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Sydney Pollack's THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

James Grady’s novel Six Days Of The Condor was published just a year before Sydney Pollack’s big-screen adaptation, and yet almost every aspect of the story was changed. It is difficult to imagine such a flagrant disregard for the source... More »
By James Marsh   
  

TIFF Kids 2016: The Kids Review ODDBALL

TwitchFilm's tiniest film critics return to cover the TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently running from April 8 - 24th in Toronto, the children's arm of the Toronto International Film Festival group.     Willem (age 13) and Miranda (age 11) have... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Samuel Fuller's FIXED BAYONETS!

Released in 1952, Fixed Bayonets! marked the first studio picture directed by Samuel Fuller, and his second in a row that would depict the still-in-progress Korean War. After the surprise success of the independently produced The Steel Helmet, Fuller met... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Eureka! Acquires CREEPY, AN, QUEEN OF EARTH, ALOYS; Adds Keaton, Murnau And More To Masters Of Cinema

In their biggest ever announcement, British distributor Eureka! Entertainment revealed a quartet of new acquisitions, as well as announced a number of upcoming releases on their Masters of Cinema and Eureka! Classics labels. Kawase Naomi's tender drama An (also known... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Stranger With My Face Announces 2016 Lineup

Make your way to Hobart, Australia halfway through April if you want to see a great lineup of films directed by women (and one dude). The Stranger With My Face Film Festival has just announced its lineup for this year... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch Creepy And Funny Mockumentary Short SEND IN THE CLOWNS

It's not easy to be an artist, when you have drive and dedication to your craft, but you just can't seem to make a living from it, and no one really appreciates you. But maybe you're like David, whose commitment... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: Chen Kaige's FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE From The BFI

For many mainstream filmgoers, Farewell My Concubine is perhaps the best-known Chinese language film of the 1990s, helped in no end by its success at the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Chen Kaige (Yellow Earth, Temptress Moon), the film traces... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Hey Australia! Win CUFFS On DVD!

To celebrate the Australian release of CUFFS on home video, RLJ Entertainment is giving local readers the chance to win one of FIVE copies of the series on DVD!   CUFFS is an 8-part BBC cop drama, “a visceral drama... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Review: THE PROGRAM Portrays Lance Armstrong As A Fascinating Liar

British filmmaker Stephen Frears is no stranger to bringing a controversial and highly publicized real life case to the big screen. With both The Queen and The Program, Frears explores how much the reality of an influential figure can differ... More »
  

Aussie Teaser FELICITY, Polanski's WHAT?, & THAT'S SEXPLOITATION! Coming To Blu-ray From Severin

Severin Films, friends of TwitchFilm and longtime champions of the seedier side of cinema, have announced a trio of exciting Blu-ray releases for the next two months in the form of Australian skin flick Felicity,  obscure Polanski weirdness, What?, and Frank Henenlotter's... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Monster Masters Launches With Post-Apocalyptic Classic SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM

Australian distributor Monster Pictures has announced the launch of its new label Monster Masters with the unveiling of their first title - Ray Boseley's 1988 masterpiece Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em on 18 May - a film that should delight... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Crowdfund This! Australian Single Shot Picture WATCH THE SUNSET

There's something deeply intriguing about the single shot film and Watch The Sunset - billed as the first ever single shot feature ever made in Australia - looks as though it could be a good one. Watch the Sunset is Australia’s... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE PASSING (YR YMADAWIAD): Watch The Trailer For The First Ever Welsh Language Genre Film

Coming off the success of BBC backed crime series Hinterland - a series shot simultaneously in Welsh and English language version - director Gareth Bryn and the core creative team behind the series have pushed the boundaries of Welsh language... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Maori Martial Arts Front And Center In New TV Series KAIRAKAU

While Toa Fraser's The Dead Lands was undoubtedly the first introduction to the traditional martial arts of the Maori people it would appear that it won't be the last. Not by a long shot. Maori Television is currently gearing up... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Monster Fest 2016 Opens Call For Submissions

Attention filmmaking weirdos! The Monster Fest 2016 call for submissions is now open! Now's the chance to get your film in early! The festival wants to see your features, shorts, and expanded cinema projects. Those in the know head to... More »
  

Interview: THE FAMILY LAW Creator Benjamin Law Talks Diversity On TV

The Family Law has just wrapped up its first season on SBS in Australia; breaking relatively new ground as it focuses on a Chinese-Australian family and their hilarious and hectic ups-and-downs. Essentially a divorce dramedy, the series comes from Benjamin... More »
  

Check Out The Chilling Theatrical Trailer For OBSERVANCE

Observance is a suspenseful, edge of the seat chiller shot by filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett (Bad Behaviour) in 11 days with a very limited budget. It had a successful World Premiere at the Fantasia Festival last July, and will be having... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SHINY: Spencer Susser And Daniel Campos Deliver A Brilliant, Charming Stop Motion Short

What happens when the director of Hesher and I Love Sarah Jane teams up with acclaimed dancer Daniel 'Cloud' Campos? Shiny happens, a TropFest winning stop motion animated short film heavy both on the action and the charm. A damsel... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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