Fantasia 2010: Philip Ridley Talks HEARTLESS

[Our sincere thanks to the Fantasia Festival and Kier-La Janisse for offering up some of the excellent, exclusive materials from the festival blog for wider consumption here at Twitch.]Fantasia is extremely proud to be hosting the North American premiere of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FRAMELINE34 2010: Interview With Executive Director K.C. Price

I waited almost a little too long to interview Michael Lumpkin, Frameline's former Executive Director, before his unexpected retirement. I told myself not to hazard the same mistake twice and to make a more concerted effort to get to know... More »
  

DAVID CAESAR talks PRIME MOVER!

Before Australian writer/director David Caesar became a filmmaker, he was a truck driver. And while his short stint on the open road ended abruptly when he crashed his truck, the impressions of the culture stayed with him and informed his first... More »
  

JOSEPH LOSEY: PICTURES OF PROVOCATION: A Few Questions for Brecht Andersch

Like ships passing in the night, Brecht Andersch and I literally met on the BART train on our way home from a PFA screening, introduced by our mutual friend Brian Darr. His essay "Venus In and Out of Furs:... More »
  

JOSEPH LOSEY: PICTURES OF PROVOCATION: A Few Questions For Peter Conheim

My first conscious exposure to the films of Joseph Losey was with regard to the Film Noir Foundation's successful efforts to strike a restored print of Losey's 1951 eerie noir The Prowler. I say "conscious" because--though I had seen... More »
  

SXSW 2010: Sean Byrne Talks THE LOVED ONES

When Australian horror film The Loved Ones had its world premiere as part of the Toronto International Film Festival I had the chance to sit and talk with director Sean Byrne about his loving ode to the high school years.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE MAGNIFICENT TATI: Interview With Michael House

It seems that every 10-15 years Jacques Tati is reintroduced to the American moviegoing public. The last wave was in the late '90s when the recently-restored color print of Jour de Fête (1949)--Tati's first directorial feature--traveled the art house... More »
  

David Michôd talks Sundance selection

The man with the most famous circumflex in Australian filmmaking - and the bane of sub-editors everywhere - David Michôd, bounced back into headlines again last week with the news that not one - but two - of his feature... More »
  

New Aussie horror fest brings Paranormal Activity

When you find out about a horror film festival named after the opening lines of a famous Simon and Garfunkel song, you know you're onto something special. And so it is with Hello Darkness, the latest genre filmfest on the... More »
  

An Interview With Director Tomm Moore

Already seen the full length animated feature Brendan and the Secret of Kells? Being screened at festivals all over the world, that might surely be possible. It took home the Audience Award at this year's Annecy International Animated Film Festival... More »
  

An interview with SHADOW director FEDERICO ZAMPAGLIONE

Following a fantastic reaction to Federico Zampaglione's Shadow at this year's Film 4 Frightfest in London, I was able to put some questions to the Italian rock star ahead of another two screenings at the Sitges International Fantastic Film... More »
  

Chris And Phil Present: Film4 Frightfest Fright Bite Five!

The 2009 edition of the Film4 Frightfest has come and gone and from the sounds of things they went out in style.  Day five marked the long-awaited return of The Reflecting Skin director Philip Ridley to the big screen with... More »
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Chris And Phil Present: Film4 Frightfest Fright Bite Four!

The penultimate day of the Film4 Frightfest has come and gone and the London fest has been saving some of the best for last. Dead Snow! Pontypool! Best Worst Movie! Night of The Demons! Once again the erstwhile Chris and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Chris And Phil Present: Film4 Frightfest Fright Bite Three!

Day three of the Film4 Frightfest in London has come and gone, bringing with it screenings of Lee Demarbre's Smash Cut, Spanish chiller Hierro, US horror anthology Trick R Treat, Japanese splatter Vampire Girl Versus Frankenstein Girl and the proverbial... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Chris And Phil Present: Film4 Frightfest Fright Bite One!

While we've got our very own James Dennis keeping an eye on things at the just-begun Film4 Frightfest - you'll find his review of Christopher Smith's Triangle here - you know what they say: You can never have too much... More »
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DIASPORA BY THE BAY: SFJFF—Interview With Nancy K. Fishman and Joshua Moore

As the 29th edition of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) draws near to wrapping up at The Castro Theatre—its San Francisco venue—and continues on through August 8 at Berkeley's Roda Theatre and Palo Alto's Cinearts, I felt now... More »
  

Jake West Talks DOGHOUSE!

Late last week I had the chance to hop on the phone and chat with director Jake West (Evil Aliens) about his upcoming horror comedy Doghouse. The film is just wrapping post now and aiming for a June 12th release... More »
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TCM: 31 DAYS OF OSCAR—Interview With Robert Osborne

True to my own thematic heart, this year Turner Classic Movies (TCM) approaches the Oscar® season with its annual "31 Days of Oscar" organized as a university curriculum, with Academy Award®-winning and nominated films representing such a wide array of... More »
  

Nicolas Winding Refn Talks BRONSON!

Earlier today I had the chance to speak with Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn over the phone about his upcoming film projects Valhalla Rising and Bronson. The films make an intriguing duo, one - the true crime picture in keeping... More »
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Twitch Talks To Legendary Illustrator And MIRROR MASK Director Dave McKean!

I don't think it's any exaggeration at all to say that Dave McKean is a legendary figure in certain circles, his illustration work on Sandman alone would be enough to guarantee that. The man is one of the most distinctive... More »
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