Interview: SON OF SAUL Production Designer László Rajk Talks About Recreating Auschwitz And Working With Béla Tarr

One of the discoveries of the last year was László Nemes' feature debut Son of Saul (read Jason Gorber's review), an immersive Holocaust drama chronicling the daily proceedings of Sonderkommando. Nemes brought home more than 45 awards to Budapest, including... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

GoEast 2016 Review: In Polish Anthology NEW WORLD, An Immigrant's Life Is A Dilemma-Ridden Conundrum

The year 2015 was a pretty turbulent and tough one for the Old Continent. It seems that Europe landed under the sign of nomad. The socio-ethnographic locomotion of the magnitude displayed in previous years and hastily ham-fisted decisions sprung from... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Exclusive KILL ZONE 2 Clip: I Need A Translator

We've all had this happen to us, I'm sure. Picture this: you're sitting comfortably in your jail cell when a guard bursts in and demands that you translate a phone call from Thai into Cantonese. Now! Sheesh. Prison guards are... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive SACRIFICE Clip: Run, Radha Mitchell, Run!

If she wants to live, Radha Mitchell must run. Set to open in New York at IFC Center this coming Friday, April 29 -- which is also when it will be available On Demand and via all digital platforms --... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

BLACK MOUNTAIN SIDE: Available Now In Its Native Canada, Watch The New Trailer

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment are releasing Nick Szostakiwskyj's Canadian horror flick Black Mountain Side this week. We have a new trailer and the release cover art to share with you. "Canada's remote wilderness becomes a chilly catalyst for... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

CASH ONLY: Your First Look At The Trailer For The Indie Crime Thriller

Malik Bader’s gritty indie crime thriller Cash Only is hitting cinemas and VOD in the U.S. on May 13th through FilmBuff. TwitchFilm has your first look at the trailer for the flick which you will find below.   Elvis Martini... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TIFF Kids 2016: The Kids Review LITTLE DOOR GODS

TwitchFilm's tiniest film critics return to cover the TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently running from April 8 - 24th in Toronto, the children's arm of the Toronto International Film Festival group.     Willem (age 13) and Miranda (age 11) watch... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

GIVEAWAY: Canada, Win One Of Five iTunes Codes For AMERICAN HERO

Eh, Canada, Nick Love’s twisted superhero flick American Hero is now available on iTunes on our side of the 49th. TwitchFilm has five download codes for five lucky Canadian readers. AMERICAN HERO stars Stephen Dorff as Melvin, a reluctant hero... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Russian Vampires On The Prowl In GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT

Now, I'm not going to pretend to be an expert in Russian copyright law but if I were one of the producers of upcoming action fantasy Guardians Of The Night (Nochnye Strazhi) I might consider having my lawyer on speed... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SADAKO VS KAYAKO: New Trailer Promises Ghost On Ghost Showdown

Here's the surprising thing about upcoming Japanese horror film Sadako vs Kayako: It looks like they made an actual movie, one that not only stands on its own terms but also appears to have significantly better production value than the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BAD DAY FOR THE CUT: Revenge Thriller Begins Shoot In Northern Ireland

It's been four years now since I first came across the work of Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin, a Belfast based writer-director-producer duo who at the time we launching a horror short film titled Boys From County Hell which I... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LA Happenings: RAW Film Festival Gets Fresh With Shorts

From late night restaurants to bookstores and galleries hidden within parks, train stations and other public spaces, Pop-up culture seems to be both a remedy for and proponent of our digital age. It would only be a matter of time... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

ATTRACTION: Bondarchuk Delivers Intriguing Teaser For New Russian Scifi

Already well established as an actor and on the rise as a producer by the time he burst onto the scene as the director of 2005 war effort 9th Company, Fedor Bondarchuk's rise to the top of the heap in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: MEN AND CHICKEN, The Ones We Love

Anders Thomas Jensen has reunited with long-time collaborator Mads Mikkelsen for Men And Chicken, an utterly strange, absurdist film that revels in Dr. Moreau-type conventions and the awkwardness of long-lost family, as well as the family that can seem more like... More »
  

New Trailer for THE HANDMAIDEN: Secrets and Lies

Three weeks before its world premiere at Cannes, and a week after the first teaser was posted, there's a new, longer trailer for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden. While there aren't english subtitles, there is more information to be gleaned as... More »
  

Spandan Banerjee's CITY OF DARK Rides The Indian Indie Wave

As the Indian indie wave continues to rise one of the most interesting and consistent hubs of content has been Calcutta based filmmaker Q's Overdose production label. The home to Q's own films the imprint has also attracted a handful... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

GERNIKA: Gorgeous First Teaser For Koldo Serra's Spanish War Picture

It was back in June of 2015 that our own Shelagh Rowan-Legg had the chance to visit the set of Koldo Serra's war picture Gernika. Telling the story of a Basque town bombed by the Nazis in support of Franco's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full BUPPHA RATREE: HAUNTING IN JAPAN Trailer Strikes A Darker - And Weirder - Pose.

You can never quite be sure what you're going to get from a Yuthlert Sippapak film - the fiercely talented and independently minded director constantly bouncing off in new directions from project to project and, indeed, often within the same... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LOOP: Watch The International Trailer For Hungarian SciFi Action

We first caught wind of Isti Madarász' time looping thriller Loop (Hurok) back in February, noting at the time that while the central device of the story is a familiar one that the film seems to be putting it to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Thai Cop Stops Bullets With Fabulous Moustache In KHUN PAN Trailer!

No, the moustache does not actually appear to stop bullets in upcoming Thai action fantasy Khun Pan but traditional black magic certainly does and it's hard to imagine the magnificent facial hair doing any harm. Art of the Devil 2... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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