Slamdance 2016 Award Winners Announced

Tonight saw the 22nd Annual Slamdance Film Festival come to a close with filmmakers packing every inch of the Treasure Mountain Inn's ballroom for the awards ceremony. Top winners include my personal favorite from the festival, Driftwood, which won the... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2016 Review: EMBERS, Fresh And Fascinating Sci-Fi

When we talk about ourselves we are building the conversation off a varied, often strange and impressionistic collection of moments stored over the culminating years of our lives. When we talk about ourselves, we talk about our memories. The time... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

THE CHICKENING: Here's Johnny! With The Volcanically Activated Short Film!

Prepare yourselves for the best five minutes you will have all day. The Chickening, the amazing short film from the demented minds of Nick DenBoer and Davy Force in which chicken focused violence is done to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

PANDEMIC: Exclusive Key Art Premiere For John Suits' Sci-fi Actioner

John Suits, director of graphic novel adaptation The Scribbler is back with the sci-fi action flick Pandemic. XLrator Media is releasing the film in cinemas on April 1st then on VOD and iTunes the following Tuesday, April 4th. Twitchfilm has your... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: DARK NIGHT, Scenes From The New American Apocalypse

Close your eyes. Picture the scenes:

You gotta keep your head down. She runs hers hands through your hair; it must feel like walking barefoot on freshly cut grass, it's so short. The burnt orange dye bleeds into your scalp. You... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

SENSORIA: Out Now In Canada And U.S. On VOD And Digital Platforms

Christian Hallman's psychological thriller Sensoria was released on Friday on VOD and multiple digital platforms. We have the full list below so you may pick your poison and take in this Swedish delight. And now a few thoughts about the film itself. Hallman's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch The Exclusive Trailer For Sci-fi Feature EMBERS

Finding deeply thoughtful and rich Sci-fi for the big and small screen always seems like an up hill battle. Even with more adult fare like Ex Machina finding audiences, this kind of work is once in a blue moon.Enter: Embers,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: NEWTOWN, A Simple Tale Of Universal Grief

The horror of what took place on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook elementary school captured the world's attention. A young man, armed with an assault rifle, handgun and plenty of ammunition, walked through his old school and butchered... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Slamdance 2016 Review: DRIFTWOOD, On The Strange Life Of Objects

Against the onslaught of the crashing surf we arise into a world of soft, foaming white. From a distance, we can make out an approaching figure. Soon we see it's a she, a young woman, soaked to the bone, shivering... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: CHRISTINE, A Report On The Art Of Self-Destruction

Performance>Perfection>Breakdown.

No. That's not right. Run the film again. What do we see: A woman in her late twenties, dark hair, big eyes, tall; walking down the halls of a TV station. Take the splicer to the footage. Chop it in... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2016 Review: OPERATION AVALANCHE, For The Love Of Cinema

There is a lure to the film camera that is almost primal. It draws you in, ever closer, a potent combo of machine and magic. Pressed against your ear, your cheek, the click-whir miracle of celluloid is god calling you... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2016 Review: MAD Finds The Humor In Sadness

Robert G. Putka has built up a smart and sharp filmography of shorts over the last half decade, emphasizing rich, rude and raw performances, deriving his drama and comedy with character first. MAD, his feature debut, is as charming as... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hey Canada! Here's Where To Watch Oscar Contender EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

If you are one of those people who try to catch all the Oscar contenders before the ceremony next month then we have good news for you if you are trying to complete the list of nominees for Best Foreign... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

LIKE ME: Neo-Noir Commentary On Social Media Obsession Wraps Principal Photography

Rob Mockler's directorial debut, Like Me, has wrapped up production in and around New York and will now head into post. The film is a product of producer James Belfer's Dogfish Accelerator program. Fittingly the neo-noir flick about a girl... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Red Band Trailer For Key And Peele's KEANU Is All About The Cat

If you have not yet seen the utter genius that was the TV sketch comedy series Key and Peele, do yourselves a favour and find it as soon as possible. It was one of the funniest and most daring shows... More »
  

Slamdance 2016 Preview: TwitchFilm's Top Picks

Tomorrow, the Slamdance Film Festival returns to the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, Utah for its 22nd edition. Chock full of indie gumption and DIY brass from across the globe, the "For filmmakers by filmmakers" festival features a film... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

XLrator Media Grabs Hold Of North American Rights For Thriller SUN CHOKE

Ben Cesciman's sophomore effort Sun Choke has found distribution with XLrator Media through their Macabre label. The film will undoubtedly get a theatrical and digital release and we will likely have a home video release shortly after that. LOS ANGELES (January... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Slamdance 2016 Preview: Meet The Filmmakers, Part 2

On Monday, we introduced you to a slew of first-time feature filmmakers from the 22nd Slamdance Film Festival, taking place in Park City, Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn, January 22nd-28th,We continue today with a fresh batch of filmmaker Q&As... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Trailer For THE INVITATION Invites You To Dinner, With A Side of Terror

Karyn Kusama's The Invitation has been playing the festival circuit for nearly a year, and in that time, has justifiably picked up a few awards, including Best Picture at Sitges Fantastic Fest, and International Critic's Jury Award at Neuchatel Fantastic... More »
  

Ruth Wilson Leads Cast In I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE

Deadline is reporting that Ruth Wilson (The Affair) will lead the cast in I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House, the next horror film from February's Osgood Perkins. She will be joined by Bob Balaban (The Grand... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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