FrightFest 2012: The Whole Bloody Affair - Part Two

And so continues my blow-by-blow account of Film4 FrightFest the 13th at the Empire Leicester Square (23-27 August, 2012). Click here to read Part One.Day 3 - Saturday, 25th August Eurocrime! The Italian Cop And Gangster Films That Ruled The... More »

Check, Please! AKA When Good Actors Happen To Bad Movies

As a film fan, there is very little more depressing than watching an actor in a film or a role that is beneath them. Over the years, as I explore more and more of the catalogs of my favorite performers,... More »
By J Hurtado   

Master of Dreams

A week ago on Monday the 23rd of August, the famous anime director Satoshi Kon died of pancreatic cancer, aged 46. This news was the most startling item for me that day. I think it hit me harder than usual... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Cinema Slap Party! 5 Short Films from Guy Maddin

It has been online since January, tucked in the relatively hidden confines of Vimeo, but what better way to have a coming out party for Guy Maddin's most recent short, The Little White Cloud That Cried, a tribute to American... More »

Grace Zabriskie is ready for her extreme close-up, Mr. deMille!

Prolific, creepy, and just plain delightful character actress Grace Zabriskie is perhaps best known as the emotionally estranged mother of Laura Palmer on the iconic television show Twin Peaks.  She remains a collaborator with director David Lynch and is sure... More »

Five For The Future!

With this being my last shot at writing a Twitch-o-Meter in 2009 I've decided that rather than looking back - as I normally do with these things - I'm going to look forward. This column is dedicated to five young,... More »
By Todd Brown   

The blissful insanity of "THE SEVENTH CURSE"... (warning: saucy bits included)

Sometimes you come across a film so weird, so bafflingly over-the-top in execution, that you can't help but love it no matter how bad it is.  ... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Fourth Time's the Charm

With the impending release of the fourth film in what’s become one of my all-time go-to guilty pleasures, the Final Destination series, I thought it might be fun with this ToM to look at a relatively rare species of film... More »

Go To Your Happy Place

I’ve been a little blue lately. Reason being, we’ve recently wrapped production on a short film that had rattled around the back of my mind from January to April and occupied all of it from May up until about a... More »

Remakes Done Wrong

A little while back, yours truly posted a ToM dealing with remakes that I felt, at the very least, equaled their inspiration for one reason or another. It shouldn’t surprise that reader response was pretty divided, with some people decrying... More »

Over / Under

As usual, this ToM will remain at the top of the page for the better part of the day. New stories will appear below! Sorry folks - I'm not intro-ing a betting function here at Twitch but tackling another ToM,... More »

What Came Before 101: A Big List Of All Twitch-O-Meters So Far

[Twitch-O-Meters will remain at the top of the page for the duration of the day they were published. Please scroll down for today’s film news] Time flies when you're having fun, especially if you can't count. I expected that shortly... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Technology Gone Wrong!

The misplacement of trust is a go-to device within the whole of dramatic storytelling. It allows us to root for or against a protagonist’s decisions, and can make us question our own beliefs and prejudices. There’s a subset of films... More »

It is more blessed to give than to receive.

[In accordance with Twitch Law this post will remain here at the top for the one day. Please scroll down for today's news. I'm a day late but I have an excuse. In a couple hours I heading out to... More »

Time to put together your 'Dream Team'

[Abiding by the Twitch-O-Meter rules of conduct and fair play this post will remain up top for one day. Further posts about far more interesting things are below this. Scroll down!] Well, Day 5 of the Olympics came and went... More »

Remakes Done Right

Per usual, this Twitch-o-Meter will remain at the top of the site for 24 hours. New stories will appear below. The seemingly never-ending stream of remakes continues rushing down Hollywood’s pike in the coming weeks – Paul W. S. Anderson’s... More »

Elegy for Gas-Guzzling Supercharged Car Movies

With gasoline prices soaring past $4.00 per gallon in the US, it may be time to kiss all those gorgeous, big-engined, gas-guzzling, supercharged automobile movies goodbye. Starting in the late 60s with a certain motorcycle movie, American filmmakers began to... More »

The B-Movie Splendor of Herman Yau

Herman Yau is arguably one of Hong Kong film's strangest fruits. After all, it is hard to find a director whose ouvre shifts between the most despicable expoitation flicks ever conceived (Need I name them?), thoughtful sociopolitical commentary (From the... More »
By Timo   

When Plants Attack!

[Twitch-O-Meters will remain at the top of the page during the duration of the day they were published. Please scroll down for today's film news] Recently we got a nice mainstream genre (yes, they exist!) surprise in the cinemas with... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Summer Floppin'

Summer, at least according to Hollywood, is almost here. With the high-dollar Iron Man set to kick off the blockbuster season tomorrow, now seemed like the perfect time revisit a few of those inevitable, potentially career-crippling box office misfires that... More »
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