HOSTAGE TO THE DEVIL: Who Is The Devil Really After?

Depending on your school of thought the idea of Satan is a load of hokum, or, he is very real. Take that one step further and he is your best friend, or, your worst enemy. I imagine that Jesuit priest... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

HIGH RISE: Watch The Full Theatrical Trailer For Wheatley's Latest

Tom Hiddleston and Luke Evans anchor the cast of High Rise, the Ben Wheatley adaptation of JG Ballard's novel. And while the cast may have gotten much higher profile than the norm for Wheatley the filmmakers underlying anarchic spirit remains... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 Hits The UK

Now in its thirteenth edition, London's Japan Foundation has returned with another fine selection of contemporary Japanese film titles with which to tour the UK. This year the choices are based around the theme, 'Ikiru: The Highs and Lows of Life... More »
  

PINEAPPLE CALAMARI: Watch The Brilliant Stop-Motion Short Now!

Stop whatever it is you are doing and give over the next nine minutes of your life to watching Kasia Nalewajka's wonderful stop motion animation Pineapple Calamari, and I promise that you will thank me for it. On the one... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Masters Of Cinema Acquires JOURNEY TO THE SHORE, Unveils MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA, THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR And 1900 For April

Eureka Entertainment's Master of Cinema series announced today that they will be releasing Kurosawa Kiyoshi's Journey To The Shore on the boutique label later this year, following a theatrical run at the Glasgow Film Festival. April's slate of titles was... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Kickstart This: An Urban Art Style Takes To The High Seas In PAINTED OCEANS

There are a lot of things that I love about this Kickstarter project, Painted Oceans. Visit the campaign page and have a look for yourself.One, I have always been a massive fan of graffiti and street art since I was... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

WIZARDS OF AUS: Watch The Complete Cult Series Now!

It was back in mid-December that we first shared the trailer for Wizards Of Aus, the very very very tongue in cheek comedy fantasy series from writer-director-star Michael Shanks. Having started life as a web series concept Wizards was quickly... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Criterion In April: PHOENIX, BARCELONA, BRIEF ENCOUNTER, ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS, Plus Robert Drew Kennedy Docs

The titles speak for themselves (almost). In April, the Criterion Collection will release a pleasingly varied selection of films. Christian Petzold's Phoenix fell off my radar after I saw it last year but it's the kind of thoughtful drama that... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Stephen Graham And Michael Smiley Star In Gritty UK Drama ORTHODOX

Director David Leon dives into the intersection of the UK's Orthodox Jewish community and the criminal underworld with his upcoming Orthodox and it's more than just the surprising clash of world's that makes this one interesting.Anchoring the cast are Stephen... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

RIP Alan Rickman

Cancer has been busy in the pop cultural world in the first couple weeks of 2016. Stage and Movie star (and silky-voiced villain) Alan Rickman has succumbed to a battle with cancer at aged 69.Depending on your age (and geographical... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Natalie Dormer's THE FOREST Leads Killer Lineup For Frightfest Glasgow

Attention Glasgow, Scotland. If you need something to get all that saccharin aftertaste of Valentine's Day out of your system then Frightfest has the solution. At the end of February they have put together a great lineup of current horror... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

New HIGH-RISE Trailer Reaches New Heights Of Anxious Angst

What I love about director Ben Wheatley is that he continues to take on challenges that are new and different than what he's already done. High-Rise is the latest example. Based on a novel by J.G. Ballard, the film stars Tom... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Listen To Radiohead's Rejected Bond Theme SPECTRE

Thom Yorke, frontman of British rock outfit Radiohead, shared a Christmas treat via Twitter yesterday. Confirming rumours that the Oxford-based band had indeed been working on their own theme song to Sam Mendes' latest James Bond film, Spectre, Yorke shared... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Terry The Shark Says Hello To The First WIZARDS OF AUS Trailer

So, you're a wizard in a fantasy land and you want to leave your life of magical adventure and settle someplace a little bit more stable. What happens next? Well, you end up in Melbourne with an anthropomorphic shark-man as... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Trailer Debut: Creatures Run Amok In New York

In other franchise news, the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them debuted today. David Yeats, who directed the last four of the Harry Potter films, is back in the main chair, and he is joined in... More »
  

Ever Wanted Something More? Watch Ben Wheatley's First HIGH RISE Trailer

Ben Wheatley's adaptation of JG Ballard's High Rise alternately confused and delighted audiences on the festival circuit with - in broad strokes - those who turned up looking forward to the new Tom Hiddleston / Luke Evans film left wondering... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Dennis Bartok's P.O.V. Wraps Production, Check Two Pieces Of Exclusive Concept Art Now!

Dennis Bartok - writer of horror anthology Trapped Ashes and former programmer at the American Cinematheque - has just wrapped principal photography on his debut directorial effort P.O.V. and we've got two pieces of exclusive concept art for you to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Tops Online Critics Awards

George Miller's action epic continues to pick up steam in awards season as it was named Best Film of 2015 today by the Online Film Critics Society, of which a number of Twitch's contributors are members. Miller also nabbed the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Hey, London! The Miskatonic Institute Of Horror Studies Returns In 2016!

The Miskatonic Institute, seeking to educate and enlighten the masses on the intricacies, beauty and terror of the wide swath of that which we call horror films, is back for a second season. Co-director Kier-La Janisse and Virginie Selavy have... More »
  

Watch Impressive SciFi Short ENTITY

It was back in March of 2014 that we first caught wind of Andrew Desmond's scifi short film Entity, a picture that was just out on its festival run at the time and winning raves wherever it went. Well, that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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