Die Antwoord and Neill Blomkamp Wrap on CHAPPIE

Die Antwoord's Ninja and Yo-landi Vi$$er have recently wrapped on Chappie, Neill Blomkamp's upcoming sci-fi comedy. They play themselves as the film's (human) leads, with Sharlto Copley voicing the film's robot namesake. This South African acting triad will be accompanied... More »
  

Yubari 2014: Catch ABCS OF DEATH 2 Runners-Up And AUDITION's Shiina Eihi

Kicking off tomorrow, the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival is a revelrous microcosm of the weird and wonderful that Japan cinema has to offer. And right at the heart of the festivities, there's always an anarchic celebration of all things... More »
  

Rotterdam 2014 Review: JACKY IN THE KINGDOM OF WOMEN Is Absurd, Rude And Very Funny

(Just imagine: what if Charlotte Gainsbourg had played a nymphomaniac in THIS film..!) One of the prizes to be won at the international Film Festival Rotterdam is the MovieZone Award, aimed at films which impressed the younger part of the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

ND/NF 2014 Includes Aussie Horror THE BABADOOK And Farsi Vampire Western A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT

The good folks at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center and the Museum Of Modern Art have just announced the lineup for the 43rd edition of New Directors/New Films, their eclectic series featuring works from first and second time feature... More »
  

Arrow Video Wants All Of Your Money! Borowczyk, THE 'BURBS, Eurocrime, Vincent Price, & More Coming To Blu

Arrow Video, the world's leading cult video label, has announced their Q2 line-up for 2014 and it is amazing as usual. In addition to titles that geeks already knew were coming, like Joe Dante's The 'Burbs, Brian De Palma's, Sisters,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Marxists And Feminists Despair! CAPTAIN FALCON Is Coming To Save The Day! Check The First Images Now!

Imagine, if you will, that some crazy person had the equally crazy idea to take the technicolor tone of classic TV superheros such as The Green Hornet and the Adam West Batman and re-invent them in the 'service' of fascism.... More »
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Rotterdam 2014 Review: THE PINKIE Is Fun, But Comes Up A Bit Short

(Talk about a film trying hard to wrap you around its little finger...) Lisa Takeba's feature film debut The Pinkie was one of the many World Premieres this year at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. A flashy little comedy drama... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Watch OTHER, A Powerful Short Film About Body Horror

Body horror is a sticky subject. No, really. I wasn't just making a bad pun. In the wrong hands, attempts at stories of this kind can be simply disgusting. But when it is done well, body horror can yield evocative results.... More »
  

Rotterdam 2014 Review: AFTER THE TONE Leaves A Message

(Hi, this is Twitch, if you want to read the review, please start after the bracket...) Some films catch attention because of a single, clear, brilliant idea. Something you immediately know could be great, or fail badly, based on execution.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Mondo Media Is Relaunching Korean Animation AACHI & SSIPAK

Mondo Media will be relaunching the 2006 Korean animated cult film Aachi & Ssipak! The digital launch (YouTube, iTunes and Google Play) is February 11. The DVD launch is March 11. *They have enlisted the help of Dick Figures creators Ed... More »
  

Crispin Glover at Chicago's Patio Theatre Friday, Feb. 7

Quick heads up to those who've yet to catch famed auteur of the outré Crispin Glover on the road. The man may be best known for his roles in Back To the Future, Willard, Wild At Heart, and River's Edge,... More »
  

VSC Will Distro SYNAPSE FILMS In Canada For Next Three Years

Attention fans of weird and cult cinema here in Canada. Video Services Corp (VSC) has inked a three year deal with Synapse Films to distribute their films on all platforms. Distro starts this February with Synapse's release of the Canadian... More »
  

UNDER THE SKIN Red Band Trailer Will Do Just That

Like the previous clips and teasers, the latest bit of image for Jonathan Glazer's film adap of the Michel Faber book is short and strange, only this time its got a barrage of pull quotes from critics. And according to... More »
  

Rotterdam 2014 Review: Miike Takashi's THE MOLE SONG - UNDERCOVER AGENT REIJI

(Rest assured that people of the fashion police will leave the cinema in tears...) An International Film Festival Rotterdam without a Miike Takashi film is almost unthinkable. Ever since Audition screened, back in 1999, the eclectic director has sent a... More »
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Sundance 2014: IFC Midnight Nabs Aussie Horror THE BABADOOK

No doubt a high point for many of us Twitchers at Sundance, Jennifer Kent's storybook monster turned real monster tale The Babadook also caught on with much of the Park City audience. Which means it was only going to be... More »
  

Sundance 2014 Review: Farsi Vampire Western A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT Barely Gets By On Novelty

Yes. You read that right. A vampire western with a Farsi speaking cast. It's moody, and steely, and chock full of Lynchian atmosphere broadened by a Leone-esque scope. It's also in black and white and widescreen. If this doesn't sound... More »
  

Pissing In The Punch Bowl At The 2014 Sundance Film Festival Part 3: Let The Bodies Hit The Floor

TAKEN FROM THE JOURNALS OF UZI SILVERSTEINCHAPTER 7: DUMB AND DUMBER. I've been tailing Craig Christodoulou for three days, waiting for the right chance to catch him off guard without any witnesses around. Maybe he is the anti Christ. Maybe... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY Is A Must Own Horror Documentary

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy will be available for the first time on Blu-ray this Tuesday (tomorrow, January 20). It is a comprehensive look at the history of the Nightmare on Elm Street horror franchise. From its genesis... More »
  

Pissing In The Punch Bowl At The 2014 Sundance Film Festival Part 2: I'm An Assassin, Not A Blogger

***TAKEN FROM THE JOURNALS OF UZI SILVERSTEIN***CHAPTER 3: I'M AN ASSASSIN, NOT A BLOGGERI've only know Eli Atzmon for an hour and I already don't like the kid. We're having lunch at 501 on Main, a hip free range organic... More »
  

Pissing In The Punch Bowl At The 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Part 1: Spies, Bloggers, And Dead Comedians

INTRODUCTION: MY NAME IS UZI SILVERSTEIN BECAUSE I FUCK MOTHER FUCKERS UP LIKE A SUB MACHINE GUN.If there's one thing that the Israeli Defense force teaches you, it's to always have a plan. Not only should you have a plan,... More »
  
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