We here at Twitch are fans of Israeli filmmaker Dan Sachar. Big fans. Speaking for myself, his last effort Overture was the best overall short film I saw in 2011, and truth be told it's up there for shorts in... More »
The Internet is occasionally a remarkable place, a wonderland where people can plop up things that you simply wouldn't have believed to have existed.Some intrepid YouTubers have put onto the video sharing service the 1985 Soviet film Хоббит, or The... More »
While I'm a big fan of South Asian films, I must admit that Bangladeshi (Bangla) popular cinema has completely escaped me. Once in a while I'll trawl youtube for trailers, but those searches are typically fruitless, but not today.Yesterday while... More »
In 2012, the Twitch family has grown even more global. With a line-up of contributors that stretches right around the planet, we've had the means to see a huge proportion of the new films that have emerged in the past... More »
Catzilla is coming. And he's got big, flaming eyes. Animated by Poland's Platige Image it's as much a promo (for a PC benchmark system) as it is a short film but it's a pretty damn fun short film as well.... More »
So. Jesus Christ and Buddha are in Tokyo, each looking for a roommate when they discover one another. And, hey, why not? They're both enlightened, right? And yet they can quite seem to get the hang of properly sorting their... More »
Hellfjord loves you. Or its producers do, at least. With the Norwegian run of the cult series now done and dusted the brains behind the show want you to have an early Christmas present. The complete first episode, English subtitles... More »
Astron 6 - the Canadian film collective responsible for Father's Day - love Christmas. The love it so much, in fact, that they wanted to give you a present. A festive treat, of sorts. And so here it is, an... More »
While the previous promo for Mamat Khalid's Hantu Kak Lima 2: Husin, Mon & Jin Pakai Toncit broke out the big hair the official trailer is breaking out the big gun. For the uninitiated, let me explain.Khalid is one of... More »
What's better than a movie revolving around the end of the world and rampant drug use? A trailer for a movie revolving around the end of the world and rampant drug use that includes breasts. Yes, Don Coscarelli's John Dies... More »
I'm not up to date on my European-based irreverent humor but if anyone seemed liked a good target for toilet humor comedy it would be Hitler. And lo and behold German comic book artist, Walter Moers, wants to bring another of his... More »
The feature version of Japanese television show Kid's Police - a riff on 70s style, hard boiled crime fare with all of the lead characters played by children - hits screens in March and just a day after we found... More »
When things get tough in Yokohama there's only one thing to do. Send in the kid. The kid with a shotgun.One of the odder things to cross our desk in recent days, upcoming Japanese effort Kid's Police is a note... More »
Australian music station Channel [V] did a very wise thing when it got Perth-based stop motion animators the Davison Bros to do a series of idents for its annual Bad Santa giveaway. Now, thanks to the wonders of the interwebs, they are... More »
Yes. that's a penis in a hat. With a star pinned to its shaft. Continue on and you'll also have the opportunity to watch a penis ride a horse. It's all part of Wanted Melody, one episode of Paul Jaulmes... More »
The beauty of animation lies in its versatility. If your subject matter calls for light and pretty visuals, you can do that. If, however, you're tackling something a little more unsettling it is more than capable of that as well.... More »
It would appear that, amongst the Coppola clan, Roman is destined to go down as the weird one. Son of Francis, brother of Sofia, Roman has made a tidy living for himself directing music videos, assisting on other films shot... More »
Normally I wouldn't post a commercial just because I found it entertaining. But this may be the most disturbing ad I've ever seen. Ice cream anyone? Now would be the time to find out who made this, what they are... More »
Cabbage as a mineral? Well, it's no stranger than cabbage as the subject of an animated short film, really. And yet that's what we have with Stephanie Dudley's stop motion short Little Theatres: Homage To The Mineral Of Cabbage.Adapted from... More »
This Friday Nov. 30, 2012 offers a rare opportunity for Chicago Horror fans. The mad geniuses behind the long running Terror in the Aisles mini-film fest are screening the rarer than rare SOCIETY (1989) and bringing director Brian Yuzna out... More »
Ah, the 'unfilmable' novel. Go back ten or fifteen years and it seems everyone had some sort of list of great novels that could never be brought to the screen. The limitations at the time were largely technical and in recent years those lists have dwindled with titles such as...
Back in 1933, while Hitler was ascending into power in Germany and diasporic Jews throughout the world looked on with concern, two high school students created one of the most indelible mythical heroes of the last century. Borrowing from the Nietzschean concept of the Übermensch, Joe Shuster and Jerry...
This is the big week of Superman's return, with Zack Snyder's take on the caped saviour hitting our screens. While my opinion's kind of mixed on the film, there's still plenty to admire about it. I also discuss the overt Jesus imagery throughout, as expanded in a full cineruminations column...
Amazon's Prime Instant streaming service is not as well-established as Netflix and has far more modest offerings in off-beat and strange cinema. Still, since I temporarily dropped Netflix, I've been diving deeper into Amazon's catalog, and discovered a good number of films from my favorite movie decade. Here's a selection...
It's LA Film Fest time with LA's downtown fest kicking off tonight with Pedro Almodovar's I'm So Excited. Twitch will be on hand with a small crew to bring you news and reviews from around the fest. You can follow us on twitter at @TwitchFilm | @BenUmstead | @AlexKoehne...