RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO Releases Major Extended Preview Before International Premiere At Fantasia

An enormously popular manga comic and anime, Rurouni Kenshin is such a successful franchise, that it was hardly a surprise when someone made it into a live action film. What WAS a pleasant surprise though, was how good the film... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Mark Your Calendars, Canada! Screening Dates For DOC OF THE DEAD

Hey Canada! Mark your calendars because Alexandre O. Philippe's zombie documentary Doc of the Dead is hitting Canadians cinemas starting tomorrow night right here in Toronto. The doc will then shamble across this great nation of ours for walks (not... More »
  

Watch: Tom Berenger Kidnaps Girls In AMBER ALERT: TERROR ON THE HIGHWAY

Oh Tom. What have you done? Mr. Berenger is in a wee bit of trouble in Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway. He just wanted a car and what he got was a whole mess of trouble and two teenage... More »
  

Watch The Raw And Gritty US Trailer For Acclaimed Prison Drama STARRED UP

It seems that there are one or two films like David Mackenzie's Starred Up every year: Films that rack up an impressive array of festival selections - in this case Telluride, Toronto and Tribeca - and nearly universal critical acclaim... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Turkey's MUSKA (AMULET) Chills With First Trailer

Turkey appears to be riding something of a wave of genre cinema recently. We've covered multiple intriguing horror and action projects in these pages in recent months and delivering perhaps the strongest trailer of the lot of them is Özkan... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Mikkelsen Draws In Second Trailer For Gritty Western THE SALVATION

Very well received in its Cannes premiere, Kristian Levring's Mads Mikkelsen starring western The Salvation is gearing up for its release in French cinemas which can only mean one thing: A new trailer.Mads Mikkelsen plays John, a former soldier and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid Shifts Gears With Crime Comedy THE ADVENTURES OF AMIR & LOQMAN

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid has got himself a good thing going. The director has been packing audiences in to theaters en masse with his hugely popular series of 'Banana Village' horror comedies for a few years now, the films rough and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Attention Horror Filmmakers! Monster Fest 2014 Is Now Taking Submissions

Australia's fastest growing genre film festival, Monster Fest, is now open for business for 2014, and this year it will be accepting both short and feature length submissions from around the globe. The festival, which has expanded exponentially since debuting... More »
  

Are You Ready For The Apocalyptic Sounds Of NIGHTSATAN AND THE LOOPS OF DOOM?

Something strange this way comes and it comes to us via Finnish laser-metal (their term) band Nightsatan and director CHRZU, who has made this real life trio the stars of their own utterly bizarre post-apocalyptic short film.In the year 2034... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE GANG'S ALL HERE! Busby Berkeley Joins The Masters Of Cinema

Eureka Entertainment has announced today that Busby Berkeley's 1943 technicolor musical comedy The Gang's All Here will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in a brand new Blu-ray edition on 15 September. I must confess to being something of a... More »
  

Joel Edgerton Starring Thriller FELONY Gets A Bad Poster, Great Trailer

Mixed marks to the marketing department at Australia's Roadshow Films for their work on the Joel Edgerton written and starring dramatic thriller Felony. The poster released last week? Really not good. The freshly arrived trailer? That's a whole other matter.Here's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

COLT 45: Watch The Ultra Stylish Trailer For Fabrice du Welz's Dark Action Film

Belgian director Fabrice du Welz is having himself something of a year. While his early career was marked by long gaps between projects - Calvaire released in 2004, Vinyan in 2008 and then nothing until 2014 - he's gone rapid... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Now Streaming: DIPSO, Casually Miserable In Working America

As always here at Twitch, it's one of our goals to keep cinephiles, and casual viewers alike, abreast of where the river known as cinema flows, and more than ever, we are finding that its toward the world of streaming... More »
  

Anurag Kashyap's Epic GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Finally Gets North American Distribution By Cinelicious

Hell has apparently frozen over because Anurag Kashyap's epic crime story, Gangs of Wasseypur, finally has North American distribution. Gangs of Wasseypur, a five and a half hour cinematic experience that is gripping like few films I've ever seen, debuted in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

THE MAN IN THE ORANGE JACKET: Trailer For Latvia's First Horror Film Has Arrived!

The first horror film from Latvia, The Man In The Orange Jacket, is about to have its world premiere at Fantasia Festival in Montreal and its new trailer here to tease us. There are not so many genre films coming... More »
  

Mathis Landwehr Is A HARD BOILED COP

Regular readers of Twitch should be well familiar with Mathis Landwehr at this point, the German actor and screen fighter having popped up in these pages a number of times over the years. And he crosses our path once again... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Love Is HARD TO GET In Slick South African Crime Romance

The opening slot at the 2014 Durban International Film Festival belongs to Hard To Get, the debut feature from Zee Ntuli. And while the title promises that the lead actress may be hard to get this one certainly doesn't look... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Intriguing South African Documentary SHIELD AND SPEAR Examines Integration Through Art

We somehow overlooked Petter Ringbom's Shield And Spear when it screened at HotDocs here in Toronto but it returns to our attention now thanks to its selection at South Africa's Durban International Film Festival. And good thing, too, because this... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cheerily Lo-Fi Ghanaian Crime Musical COZ OV MONI 2: FOKN REVENGE Trailer Charms

A rap musical from Ghana? A crime comedy told entirely in pidgin English? Ghanaian rap duo Fokn Bois broke new ground with their first offering - the original Coz Ov Moni was reportedly the first ever pidgin musical ever made... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Banned South African Action Film JOE BULLET Storms Back To Screens With Restored Release

Produced in 1971, Louis de Witt's South African crime film Joe Bullet was one of the first films from that nation to feature an all black cast. Of course, in 1971 South Africa was also in the grips of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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