The Many Faces Of Orson Welles

Today, Carol Reed's classic 1949 thriller The Third Man is being re-released in the US. It stars the great Joseph Cotton and the great Orson Welles, the latter of which would have become exactly 100 last month, had he still... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Preview: New York Asian Film Festival, Back In Action!

A summer staple for NYC, the New York Asian Film Festival (affectionately known around these parts as NYAFF) swings back into action at The Film Society Of Lincoln Center and SVA Theater, June 26 - July 11. Jam packed with... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

VIOLENT FLORENCE: Aussie Short Will Debut Here On TwitchFilm Tomorrow!

Just over two years ago a crowdfunding campaign was launched to finance a Aussie short film called Violent Florence. The following year it had its World Premiere at SXSW 2014 and has gone on to play at other festivals around... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Live, Interactive Film MY ONE DEMAND!

We can be somewhat spoiled here in Toronto with a broad range of arts festivals running pretty much all the time in some nook or cranny of the city. But one of the biggest events every year for the past... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Julian Barratt Plays The MINDHORN!

Rejoice, you fans of The Mighty Boosh! For leading man Julian Barratt has reunitied with Boosh cohort Simon Farnaby and Steve Coogan's Baby Cow Productions on a new feature film titled Mindhorn. and, yes, it sounds every bit as odd... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Palahniuk Reads FIGHT CLUB 4 KIDS

"My audience is growing older, and having children. And dying."  So sayeth Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk and there is, of course, only one solution: Cater to the kids of the dying audience. Enter Fight Club 4 Kids, which you... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NBC Kills HANNIBAL

In a move that surprised no one but saddened many, including myself, NBC has pulled the plug on Hannibal after three seasons of suspense, ghastly opulent deaths, thinly veiled homoerotic friendship, cannibalism, exquisite photography, and unparalleled art and sound design.... More »
  

Shout! Factory Will Serve Loads Of James Roday's GRAVY To North America

Shout! Factory Films has acquired the North American rights for James Roday's horror comedy Gravy. Shout! will release the film including digital, home entertainment, broadcast and theatrical for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada through it's horror label Scream... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch Rose McGowan's Unsettling DAWN Now

Just like a certain Johnny Cash song, Rose McGowan's debut short film Dawn features a character wondering what a certain act would feel like. In this assured, masterful film, 17 minutes of storytelling are used to the fullest extent; there is no... More »
  

JUNE: Image Entertainment Adopts L. Gustavo Cooper's Coming Of Rage Flick

This felt like a long time coming but L. Gustavo Cooper's coming of rage flick June has finally found a U.S. home with Image Entertainment. This at least promises it a limited theatrical run along with VOD and DVD (going... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Poster Debut For Canadian Supernatural Dark Comedy END OF DAYS INC.

We are happy to debut the poster for the dark comedy, with a supernatural tinge, End of Days Inc., the feature debut for Canadian filmmaker Jennifer Liao. From the look on Paulino Nunes' face clearly he is someone you can trust. Clearly. I... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Jess Franco On Blu-ray: SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY And VAMPYROS LESBOS From Severin Films

Cult film specialists Severin Films recently released two of Jess Franco's most well known and liked films on Blu-ray. She Killed in Ecstasy and Vampyros Lesbos are both extremely good examples of where Franco was in 1970-1971in terms of honing... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

TURBO KID: Watch The Full Trailer Now!

Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissel's cult hit Turbo Kid - a selection at Sundance and audience award winner at SXSW - hits US screens on August 28th and that can only mean one thing: A new trailer. A... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Blu-ray Review: THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MISS OSBOURNE, A Twisted Tale Of Sex And Violence

Hot on the heels of Arrow Video's incredible (and incredibly sold out) Walerian Borowczyk Box set from last autumn, the company has dug deeper into the director's idiosyncratic oeuvre to deliver what is likely his most straight ahead horror feature,... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

LOST SOUL: DVD And Blu-Ray Details For Richard Stanley / MOREAU Doc

As recently reported by Fangoria, the weirdos at Severin Films are releasing film festival favorite Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau on DVD and Blu-ray on July 14. The doc details the mind-boggling, head-scratching antics... More »
  

Pretty Packaging: The SOCIETY Limited Edition Looks Icky, And That's Great!

(Arrow Video have not been mucking about with this one...) That Arrow Video has become one of the finest labels in Europe will be no longer a surprise: its ascent to that position actually happened about two years ago already.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Frontières@Fantasia: Second Wave Of Projects Announced!

As the TwitchFilm team talk among ourselves about preparing for the Fantasia International Film Festival the team at Frontières@Fantasia are busy prepping for the sixth edition of this co-production market. We have the second wave of titles included in this... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Have Your Say: What Gag Made You Gag?

Earlier today, J. Hurtado reviewed the much anticipated Arrow Blu-ray release of Brian Yuzna's Society (check out that article here). I'm looking forward to finally seeing the film, about which I've heard people talk for literally decades. Some hail it... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Blu-ray Review: Arrow Video's SOCIETY Is A Showstopper

Before Society, Brian Yuzna was known mostly, if at all, as the producer of Stuart Gordon's iconic Re-Animator. Yuzna initially had no interest in directing, his initial interest was in being the big shot, and to him that meant producing.... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

WOLFCOP 2: Fans Help Choose Big Name Cameos For The Sequel

The Canadian horror comedy Wolfcop turned out to be a pretty big deal for Canadian genre cinema last year. So much so that director Lowell Dean and his crew are busy prepping for the sequel. The production funds have already been... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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