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 »
  

Crowdfund This! THERE WILL BE NO STAY - The Executioner's Documentary

You might have caught Todd's awesome new Crowdfund This! Feature this weekend and there are quite a few great projects worth your coins over there. We've got one more supplemental film campaign you have got to check out! There... More »
  

Indie Beat: Top 5 Most Intriguing Indies In December

As the calendar sheds the final days of 2013, the holiday blockbusters wind up as do the prestige movies, which makes it pretty darn quiet out there in the worlds of the independents and foreign language releases. Still, there are... More »
  

DOC NYC 2013: Award Winners and More Reviews

DOC NYC wrapped this past Thursday, and the jury awards have been announced. In the Viewfinders Competition, "chosen for their distinct directorial visions," according to the festival, the Grand Jury Prize winner was Mahdi Fleifel's A World Not Ours, a... 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 »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR and WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY

With a certain Scorsese film being bumped to a few weeks from now, we had a bit of a lull in major new releases, giving us time to showcase a couple award winning films. The first is Blue Is The... More »
  

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: Old Ways And New Directions With Filmmakers Andrea Sisson and Pete Ohs

I met Andrea Sisson and Pete Ohs (collectively/creatively known as Lauren Edward -- their middle names) the night their documentary I Send You This Place screened at WestFest, an experiment in micro-festing put on here in Los Angelese by the... More »
  

ZERO CHARISMA, THE GUILD, And The Odd Sensation Of Nerd Envy

If I wanted to be really fancy and insufferable, I might start by remarking how interesting it was to catch Andrew Matthews and Katie Graham's Zero Charisma at New York Comic Con earlier this month: screening a film about gamers... 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 »
  

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists Of Shame - October

As we enter the final quarter of 2013's Full Disclosure, I was hoping to have all our contributors check out something at least vaguely horror-related knowning that this feature would publish close to Hallowe'en. Well, the trials and tribulations behind... More »
  

Korean American Film Festival New York 2013 Commemorates The Korean War Armistice With A Vivid And Illuminating Program

The Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) always includes an impressively eclectic collection of features and shorts, and this year's 7th edition is no exception. However, for the first time, the festival is organized around one specific subject: the... More »
  

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 »
  

Indie Beat: 5 Most Intriguing Indies In October

October is looking to be one of the best months of the year for independently minded film in the U.S., if only because a handful of titles that have been some of the most anticipated and talked about (and controversial)... More »
  

Fear & Loathing at Fantastic Fest 2013/2009, Part 5. As if Things Could End Any Other Way. (NSFW)

CHAPTER 12: LEAVE THE HAT ON, COWBOYIt's roughly one in the morning and I'm having an impromptu picnic with Rebecca at Barton Springs, a natural spring fed pool in south Austin. Rebecca was able to snatch a bottle of vodka... More »
  

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists Of Shame - September

September has been an incredibly busy month for the Twitch collective, with many of our writers travelling the Earth seeking out cinematic delights in as far-reaching corners as Venice, Toronto and Austin. As a result, this month's Full Disclosure is... More »
  

Indie Beat: The Road To Sustainable Filmmaking And How Crowdfunding Platform Seed&Spark Could Pave The Way

Though I may not always find the proper footing for sharing big ideas here it has always been my goal with Indie Beat to discuss independent cinema as a frontier realm -- in the artistic sense, but also of a... More »
  

Indie Beat: 5 Most Intriguing Indies In September

While I am not feeling as hot on the independent releases this month as I have in the past couple, (the word "ho-hum" comes to mind) there is no doubt some good stuff coming the U.S.A.'s way this summer's end.... More »
  

The 8 Best Things I Learned At The RIDDICK Press Conference With Vin Diesel, Katee Sackhoff and David Twohy

In a cinema culture where "sequel" is usually synonymous with "bigger-louder-flashier," Riddick is something of an anomaly. After expanding the universe of his cult-sleeper-hit Pitch Black significantly in the studio-backed Chronicles of Riddick, writer/director David Twohy has actually scaled things... More »
  

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists Of Shame - August

This month's Full Disclosure includes some real highlights of the early Hollywood era, including pivotal works from Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Howard Hawks. Our team also widens its experience of World Cinema by catching up with top-tier... More »
  
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