MADRE de DIOS: Tristan Risk Is The Latest Offering In Gigi Saul Guerrero's Next Short Film

Gigi Saul Guerrero and Luchagore Productions are at it again with with crazy horror goodness in her new short film Madre de Dios (Mother of God). The Vancouver-based Mexican Canadian filmmaker got together with cult actress Tristan Risk (American Mary... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Hey, NYC! Wanna See SICARIO Early And For Free?

With Denis Villeneuve at the helm I betchya that answer is YES. The Quebecois director has been raking up a complex and eclectic filmography over the years, from Prisoners to Enemy, and his Cannes premiering Emily Blunt starring cartel thriller... More »
By Ben Umstead   

THE FORBIDDEN ROOM Trailer: What Do Baths, Flapjacks And Volcanoes Have In Common? Guy Maddin!

To dream the volcanic dream... to flap jack the un-flap-jackable air...Canadian avant-garde darling Guy Maddin has teamed up with Evan Johnson to co-direct the phantasmagoric menagerie The Forbidden Room, a pulp adventure infused layer cake of cinematic WTFs and pure... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Seth Rogen's PREACHER Gets Series Order At AMC

Preacher, the beloved and controversial Vertigo comic book by Gareth Ennis and Steve Dillon, has been ordered to series by AMC, according to Seth Rogen, who has been developing the project with regular partner Evan Goldberg and Breaking Bad's Sam... More »
By James Marsh   

EMPYREAN: Watch This Intensely Beautiful Trailer For The Canadian Indie

Thomas Robert Lee's debut feature film Empyrean has booked its first festival date at the Calgary International Film Festival and to celebrate we have the first trailer to share with you. The premiere screening will be a homecoming for the... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Sidewalk Film Fest 2015 Review: THREE FINGERS, A Powerful Engagement With Trauma

While the average person in the United States might be familiar with the illness known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among war veterans, it is arguably an 'invisible' illness (unlike the loss of a limb, for example)... More »

Spielberg's BRIDGE OF SPIES Leads The 2015 New York Film Festival's Main Slate

The 53rd New York Film Festival starts September 25 - October 11 at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center, and boy are they packing a punch this year.Their Main Slate was announced today, leading with the world premiere of Steven... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Here's THE THING About THE HATEFUL EIGHT Trailer, Paranoid Men Holed Up In A Cold, Tight Spot

Prominently featuring Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson, the first real trailer for Quentin Tarantino's 70mm Western, The Hateful Eight, is giving off an excellent Django Unchained meets The Thing vibe here. Paranoia, guns, shacks, prisoners, a laundry list of great... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Review: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, An Artful And Entertaining Musical Biopic

"You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge." So begins the title track of NWA's seminal 1988 album Straight Outta Compton, a hip-hop landmark that almost single-handedly changed the direction of the art form. The making of... More »

BENDING STEEL: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Strongman Documentary

We have an exclusive clip to share with you from Dave Carroll's documentary Bending Steel. You may watch it and the trailer below.Overcome by an unwavering determination to become a professional Oldtime Strongman, Chris Schoeck trains out of his basement... More »
By Andrew Mack   

LEFT 2015: Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Toronto Premiere Of SOME KIND OF HATE

Our friends at the Lost Episode Festival Toronto are giving us three pairs of tickets to give away to the Toronto premiere of the new horror flick Some Kind Of Hate. LEFT 2015 runs next weekend, August 7th through 9th... More »
By Andrew Mack   

10 CENT PISTOL: Exclusive Clip From Director Of BROOKLYN'S FINEST

Michael C. Martin's 10 Cent Pistol will be out in cinemas and on VOD on July 24th. We have an exclusive clip to share with you. In this clip Jena Malone (Inherent Vice) puts the moves on Thomas Ian Nicholas... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Fantasia 2015 Exclusive: THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE Trailer Terrifies

Fantasia is a big place, with some of the biggest genre movies of 2015 screening across its marathon four weeks.But as we know, films come in all shapes and sizes. And it is sometimes the smaller pictures, the intimate, low-budget... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Review: TANGERINE Pops With Verve And Vérité

On the streets of Los Angeles sunlight seems to move differently than in most places. It blazes, arching across the sky, like a banshee spreading its wings. From behind the wheel of your car, inching forward in the hellion-marked traffic... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Fantasia 2015: Everything Changes With A Single BITE

As Canadian horror film fans, we have a strange affinity for body horror films, owing much of course to our forefather Mr Cronenberg. As such, there is a crop of young Canadian horror filmmakers out there that just love making... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Fantasia 2015: ANTISOCIAL 2 To Premiere At Festival, Check Out The New Trailer

Antisocial 2, the sequel to the Canadian indie horror, will have its World Premiere at Fantasia on July 30th. Director Cody Calahan and writing partner Chad Archibald return with the next chapter in Sam's fight against the Redroom Virus. Antisocial cinematographer... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Fantasia 2015: Your First Look At The New Trailer And Poster For Gabrial Carrer's THE DEMOLISHER

Hot off the heels of the big final announcement for the Fantasia International Film Festival we at TwitchFilm have the pleasure of sharing with you a brand new trailer and poster for Gabriel Carrer's The Demolisher. Carrer's film will have... More »
By Andrew Mack   

New York Asian 2015 Review: IT'S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG, A Charming Romantic Travelogue

Here's the basic plotline of producer and now first-time writer-director Emily Ting's immensely charming romance It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, boiled down to its basic essence. A man and a woman meet, and (spoiler alert) fall in love over... More »

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Samuel Fuller's FORTY GUNS

Known primarily for his war films and crime dramas, American director Samuel Fuller also directed a quartet of westerns, the last of which being 1957's Forty Guns. The film was part of a deal struck with 20th Century Fox after... More »
By James Marsh   

Trailer: Tang Wei And Liao Fan Star In Chinese ONLY YOU Remake

Many fans of Asian Cinema are quick to complain and point the finger when their favourite Asian discoveries are snapped up and remade in Hollywood, sometimes at the expense of a proper release for the original film. Well the current... More »
By James Marsh   
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