Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists Of Shame - November

While the United States is wrapped up warm celebrating Thanksgiving with its nearest and dearest - that one holiday that no one outside of America really understands or cares about - Team Twitch again casts fresh eyes over some overlooked... More »
By James Marsh   
  

African Diaspora International Film Festival 2013 Brings An Eclectic Mix of Films to NYC

The 21th edition of the African Diaspora International Film Festival screens in New York from November 29 through December 15 at Teachers College at Columbia University, Thalia Cinema and Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, Quad Cinema, and the Black Spectrum... More »
  

20 Of The Greatest Action Movie Heroines

Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant survivalist and revolutionary at the heart of The Hunger Games, returns to our screens this week in Catching Fire. In tribute to this positive female role model embedded firmly in the action genre, we would like... More »
By James Marsh   
  

What Should MONTY PYTHON Perform At Their Reunion Show?

I have few regrets in my life. One of them is the only opposition I could offer up to my parents' decision to move from England to Canada was to soil my armor (diapers) as I was only a babe... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: F.W. Murnau's NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR

For a great many aspiring cinephiles, F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horror served as their entry point into both Silent Cinema and also German Expressionism. Perhaps because of the film's subject matter, rooted firmly in the horror genre, Murnau's thinly... More »
By James Marsh   
  

DOC NYC, Largest Documentary Festival in U.S., Returns With Best (and Biggest) Slate Yet

DOC NYC, in the four short years of its existence, has now become the largest documentary film festival in the U.S. This year's edition, screening from November 14-21 at IFC Center and the SVA Theatre, brings a vast selection of... More »
  

Indie Beat: Top 5 Most Intriguing Indies In November

When we get down to awards season, it becomes even harder to discern the nature of so-called independent and limited releases. Like October, many of November's limited releases, start out as such, but are in fact "high-pedigree" studio films (or... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Margaret Mead Film Festival 2013 Offers An Impressive Slate of Artfully Made, Provocative Documentaries From Across the Globe

The 2013 edition of the Margaret Mead Film Festival, the American Museum of Natural History's annual international documentary showcase, screens from October 17 through 20. If the films that I was able to preview are any indication, this year's selections... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2013: Twitch's Super Wrap With All Our Reviews and Top Fest Picks

All is (relatively) quiet now at The Alamo Drafthouse in northwest Austin, Texas, which has resumed its normal operations, with barely a sign that an 8-day celebration of genre films from around the world, hosting filmmakers, industry guests, members of... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Maisie Williams Gets Close To Wildlife In CORVIDAE With A Gallery Of Art And Photos

I'm not quite the devotee of Game of Thrones as many of my friends (I just can't keep up with all the storylines). But one thing I do know is that my favourite character by far is Arya Stark, played... More »
  

7 Movie Pubs That Make Me Want To Have A Pint

All I know about pubs is what I've learned from the movies. And what I've learned is that pubs are the center of the universe, a theorem that is proved by Edgar Wright's The World's End, in which Simon Pegg,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Douglas Sirk's THE TARNISHED ANGELS

While the name Douglas Sirk has long been a familiar one, The Tarnished Angels marks the first of his films I have actually taken the time to watch. After building his name on high profile studio melodramas, this particular film... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: D.W. Griffith's THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Should The Birth Of A Nation still be revered as a cinematic masterpiece? D. W. Griffith's silent Civil War epic has been dividing opinion ever since it first premiered in 1915, so while this is hardly a new topic of... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Indie Beat: Ben's Favorite Indies Of 2013 (Thus Far)

As I was compiling this list, an alternate subtitle that came to mind was "Indies On Parade". I'm still not sure if that means anything, but I like the energy behind it and hope that crackle transfers over to this... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

New to Netflix: Beatdowns, Scooby-Doo In China, BARAKA And Coen Brothers

Welcome to this week's entry for New To Netflix! Not that we are actually new to Netflix, we're just happy, able, and willing to help you find out what kind of 'Twitch-y' material is coming to the big red virtual... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists of Shame - June

Welcome to Full Disclosure, in which Team Twitch confesses to the classics that they have never seen, then remedies the situation by casting fresh eyes on those films for the very first time. For June we are mixing up the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Shindo Kaneto's THE NAKED ISLAND

In a career that spanned more than 60 years, Japanese auteur Shindo Kaneto directed more than 40 feature films and is credited with writing over 100 more. While he is probably best remembered for his visually arresting horror films... More »
By James Marsh   
  

New to iTunes Australia: Twitch Picks the Best of the New Stuff

Recently we started a New to Netflix column on Twitch for readers in the US, Canada and UK. We don't have Netflix in Australia (not that it wouldn't be welcome; Australian consumer advocate Choice has even written Netflix an open... More »
By Simon de Bruyn   
  

Full Disclosure: Twitch's List of Shame - May (Part 2)

Continued from hereRudy (dir. David Anspaugh, 1993 USA)Charles Webb, Contributing Writer:About halfway through the sports drama Rudy, at about the point where Sean Astin's would-be Notre Dame player Rudy Ruetigger starts reciting Ronald Reagan's "gipper" speech in full beneath an... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists of Shame - May (Part 1)

In our ongoing quest to conquer the various indomitable beasts of World Cinema that have until now evaded us, Team Twitch has finally laid claim to works from venerable cinematic masters who span both the globe and most of the... More »
By James Marsh   
  
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