Make My Horror Movie: DEATHGASM Wins Through The Power Of Metal

After whittling down over four hundred entrants to just twelve a winner has been chosen for this year's Make My Horror Movie competition down in New Zealand. The splatter horror/black comedy Deathgasm, a film about "two heavy metal-thrashing losers who... More »
  

Darren Wants To Borrow Damo's Lighter.

Australian animator Michael Cusack delivers a charming (not really) slice of life in his new animated short film Train Station, in which he demonstrates that the people who loiter about train stations are pretty much the same all the world... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rotterdam 2014: What The Audience Liked Best

(Forget the snobby arthouse critics... see what the PAYING people thought!) Last week saw the end of the 2014 edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Prizes were awarded, parties given... and the final audience ratings were added to the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: William A. Wellman's WINGS

Dubbed the last great silent film, William A. Wellman's 1927 action-packed epic is a simple story of friendship, love and rivalry set against the colossal backdrop of the First World War. Featuring some of the most incredible aerial battles ever... More »
  

Raven Banner Sells Zombie Flick THE BATTERY To US, UK, Germany, France, Oz, And New Zealand

Raven Banner is handling international sales of Jeremy Garner's festival hit The Battery. And leading up to the European Film Market in Berlin they have just announced that film has been picked up by Shout! Factory in the U.S. Elsewhere in the... More »
  

Review: A FIELD IN ENGLAND, A Terrifying Headtrip Into The British Countryside

Bold, beautiful and utterly bonkers, Ben Wheatley's A Field in England is a mind-bending monochrome masterpiece likely to alienate as many as it seduces with its surreal visuals and delightfully deranged performances. As a fan of director Ben Wheatley since... More »
  

Tom Hiddleston Takes The Lead In Ben Wheatley's HIGH RISE

Oh, now here's some very interesting news ...Kill List and Sightseers director Ben Wheatley confirmed late in 2013 hat he would be directing an adaptation of JG Ballard's dystopian novel High Rise for producer Jeremy Thomas which, in itself, was... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SXSW 2014: Watch THE INFINITE MAN Trailer, Aussie Time Travel Rom-Com

The Australian time travel rom-com The Infinite Man will have its World Premiere at SXSW next month in Austin, Texas. It marks the feature film debut of Hugh Sullivan, who also wrote the flick. The film was produced by Kate Croser,... More »
  

Australian Anime Distributor Hanabee Launching In-house Encoding And Authoring Services

Hanabee, Australia's youngest anime and pop-culture distributor, has just announced that it will be launching its own in-house authoring and encoding service. Carl Ardron, who has 12 years' experience in the compression and authoring field has joined the company as... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Rotterdam 2014: It's Awards Time!

This weekend saw the end of the 2014 edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and we can make a tally of all the awards. First and foremost among these are the Hivos Tiger Awards, given to directors only for... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

New To Netflix: Sweet, Sweet Trash!

This weeks entry of New To Netflix is not here to nourish your brain, fulfil your soul or stir deep undiscovered emotions. Here we encourage you to grab nachos, popcorn topped with flavoured oil product, and perhaps some cheap... More »
  

Nick Frost And Chris O'Dowd Face Off In Second CUBAN FURY Trailer

Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd will face off on UK dance floors with the February 14th release of salsa themed romantic comedy Cuban Fury. Yes, Frost dances. More than that, he's trained to do so by a badass former champion... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NASHVILLE, IF...., HAROLD & MAUDE Head Masters Of Cinema Q2 Slate

Another raft of quality classics have just been announced as joining Eureka Entertainment's Masters of Cinema series. Lindsay Anderson's brilliant If...., Robert Altman's Nashville, Billy Wilder's Ace In The Hole and Hal Ashby's Harold & Maude will be released between... More »
  

UNDER THE SKIN Red Band Trailer Will Do Just That

Like the previous clips and teasers, the latest bit of image for Jonathan Glazer's film adap of the Michel Faber book is short and strange, only this time its got a barrage of pull quotes from critics. And according to... More »
  

Raven Banner Will Adapt Clive Barker's JACQUELINE ESS To Screen

Clive Barker's short story Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament joins the growing list of film adpatations from Barker's anthology novels The Books of Blood. Previous film adaptations include Rawhead Rex, Candyman, Lord of Illusions, Quicksilver Highway, The Midnight Meat... More »
  

Super Furry Animals Founder Gruff Rhys Travels To The AMERICAN INTERIOR

Though best known as a musician, Super Furry Animals founder Gruff Rhys is turning out to be rather an interesting filmmaker as well. With his debut feature Separado! Rhys tracked the path of a distant relative into South America and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

David Michôd's THE ROVER: Pearce And Pattinson Stumble Through The Wasteland In First Teaser

Australia's David Michôd burst onto the international scene with his hugely acclaimed - and deservedly so - debut Animal Kingdom. An intense slice of urban crime, Animal Kingdom won Michôd comparisons to a young Martin Scorsese while in the process... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Twitch Can Read: Lob & Rochette's SNOWPIERCER In English For The First Time

While most of the English-speaking world is still yet to see Bong Joon-ho's science-fiction masterpiece, Snowpiercer, the good people at Titan Books have acquired the original French graphic novel and are publishing it in English for the very first time.Written... More »
  

Sundance 2014: IFC Midnight Nabs Aussie Horror THE BABADOOK

No doubt a high point for many of us Twitchers at Sundance, Jennifer Kent's storybook monster turned real monster tale The Babadook also caught on with much of the Park City audience. Which means it was only going to be... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Review: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Will Make You Laugh 'Til You Bleed

From the opening title card that reads "New Zealand Documentary Film Council," it's pretty clear that What We Do in the Shadows is not going to be your typical vampire movie. Co-directed by Taika Waititi (Eagle Vs. Shark, Boy) and... More »
  
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