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 »
  

DVD Review: VIKINGDOM Deserves A Proper Viking Burial

Right off the hop I have to say that Vikingdom is a real slog to get through. It is almost a staggering two hours long! Just as a common-sense rule, no action film should be two hours long. Period. And the... More »
  

THE FIRST WAVE Is Just The Beginning. Watch David Freyne's Short Film Now.

Director David Freyne has seen the future and it's not friendly. No, the Irish director has released his short film The First Wave online and the film, which serves as a precursor to a proposed feature, posits a gritty and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2014 Review: CALVARY Is A Tragic, Devastating Masterpiece

John Michael McDonagh's 2011 directorial debut The Guard was one of the stronger debut films of recent years, combining as it did McDonagh's fabulous script, a strong but not overwhelming sense of visual style and a blazing performance from leading... More »
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Sundance 2014 Review: Though Still Very Funny, THE TRIP TO ITALY Is A Pale Imitation Of The First

Michael Winterbottom's The Trip was an enormously pleasant surprise. The 2010 UK TV series - also cut into feature form for the international market - was built on what appeared to be the flimsiest of premises, featuring British comics Rob... More »
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Sundance 2014 Review: THE BABADOOK Is A Promising Debut From An Obvious New Talent

Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent makes a promising debut with The Babadook, a dramatic horror film that plays havoc with the ideals of family life and the love of a mother for her child.Amelia has not had it easy. Once happily... More »
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Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Andrew Bujalski's COMPUTER CHESS

Last year the Masters of Cinema series made a somewhat controversial move when they announced that a pair of contemporary films from two up-and-coming independent American filmmakers were being added to the collection. Antonio Campos' Simon Killer and Andrew Bujalski's... More »
  

Watch An Exclusive Clip From UK Supernatural Thriller ARMISTICE!

Luke Massey's supernatural thriller Armistice is already out on VOD and will start a theatrical run on January 31st. Xlrator Media is releasing the film through their horror label Macabre. We have been given an exclusive clip to share with... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Review: LILTING Gets Lost In Translation

A quiet room, muted colors, old wallpaper from a bygone era. A hushed winter light drapes itself across the space. An elderly mother looks at her adult son and asks, "What's wrong?" The son insists nothing is, and he'd like... More »
  

New Trailer & Image for Hammer's Second Feature THE QUIET ONES

The British more or less invented images of gothic horror, haunted buildings and creepy possessed children. Add in some American-style found footage and a retro setting, and you've got the revamped Hammer Films' second feature, The Quiet Ones. Directed by... More »
  

THE BABADOOK: Story Time Turns To Terror In Brilliant First Trailer For Sundance Selected Horror

Wow. Just wow. The first trailer for Jennifer Kent's Sundance selected horror film The Babadook has arrived online and in a lineup jammed with high profile familiar faces it appears that Kent may very well be the dark horse that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trip Out With The New US Trailer For Ben Wheatley's A FIELD IN ENGLAND

After a successful festival run and an unusual launch in the UK that saw the film made available simultaneously across literally every available distribution platform simultaneously, Ben Wheatley's A Field In England arrives on US shores with a February 7th... More »
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Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Federico Fellini's IL BIDONE

After the breakout success of his third feature, La Strada, many people hoped and expected Federico Fellini would deliver a sequel, continuing the onscreen adventures of Giulietta Masina's heroine Gelsomina (apparently even Walt Disney was a fan). However, despite the... More »
  

Opening: THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX Lacks Its Namesake's Touch

The Adventurer reminds me a lot of films from my youth like Something Wicked This Way Comes and Young Sherlock Holmes. Family oriented films, but slightly darker. But, perhaps just going by the title I expected a bit more... fun.... More »
  

AAAAAAAAH! Brace Yourself For Steve Oram's Monkey Romeo!

Here's a little something odd for fans of British comedy:Word is out that Sightseers star Steve Oram will be making his directorial debut with Aaaaaaaah! - eight 'a's and proper punctuation a vital part of the title, thanks - a... More »
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THE STAG: Watch The Theatrical Trailer For The Hilarious Irish Comedy!

An anomaly in a sea of very, very serious films (most of which were quite excellent in their own way) when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, John Butler's Irish comedy The Stag is the sort of film... More »
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Lots More To See In The Japanese SNOWPIERCER Trailer

Those of us here at Twitch who have been lucky enough to see Bong Joon-ho's fantastic science fiction thriller Snowpiercer have been incredibly vocal about how much we love it. Hell, it was my favourite film of 2013 bar none. After... More »
  

Now on DVD: HUNT VS. LAUDA Documents The Rush Of A Racing Rivalry

Ron Howard's Rush piqued my interest in the true story of the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, Formula 1 race car drivers in the 1970s, so the straightfoward documentary Hunt vs. Lauda fits the bill perfectly. Focusing on... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE First Look At New MEMORY LANE Artwork

This April, Monster Pictures will be releasing Shawn Holmes' feature debut, Memory Lane, in a special 2-disc DVD set, and they have given Twitch an exclusive first look at the artwork.Emulating the likes of Chris Nolan's Memento, Shane Carruth's Primer... More »
  
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