Kickstart This! ALTERN-I-LIFE: The Choose Your Own Adventure Film Musical!

It is coincidental that just after the passing of R.A. Montgomery, co-founder of the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books, that we are writing about a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a Choose Your Own Adventure Film Musical out of jolly... More »
  

After A HIJACKING, Tobias Lindholm Enters A WAR

One of the brightest young talents in international cinema, A Hijacking writer-director Tobias Lindholm will soon wrap principal photography on his third feature film, A War. Reuniting his core creative team with regular collaborators Pilou Asbaek and Soren Malling, Lindholm... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive! Mondo Macabro To Bring German Cult Thriller DER FAN To Blu-ray In 2015

We at Twitch have long been fans of cult home video label Mondo Macabro, and they give us good reason once again with their latest acquisition. Mondo Macabro have given Twitch the exclusive news and specs for their upcoming release... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

VIOLATOR: Watch The Trailer For Cinema One Winning Horror Film

The ecosystem of Filipino film festivals can be a confusing one to outside eyes. For unlike pretty much everywhere else in the world - where festivals may commission the occasional work but overwhelmingly show films independently produced outside of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

PHOENIX 9: A Better Future Is Waiting For You In This Sci-Fi Short

Testing the waters for reactions to ideas and concepts for feature films gets easier all the time for aspiring filmmakers around the world. With access to an array of filmmaking tools combined with multiple venues by which to share your... More »
  

THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN: Watch The First Trailer For Tsui Hark's Latest

Iconic director Tsui Hark will unleash his latest period set action epic on Chinese cinemas this Christmas and the first trailer has arrived to whet the appetite. And, yes, fans will be positively drooling over this one.Set in the 1940's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TOKYO FILMeX 2014: Full Lineup Announced

The prestigious TOKYO FILMeX kicks off for its 15th year on Saturday with a lineup of competition films and special screenings. The festival is opening with Fire on the Plains the latest from Tsukamoto Shinya, the man who made his... More »
  

Watch A Mitt Full Of TV Spots For Yamazaki's Live Action PARASYTE

Fresh from its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival - where our own Christopher O'Keeffe saw and reviewed it - a quartet of TV spots for Japanese VFX wizard Yamazaki Takashi's live action adaptation of popular manga Parasyte... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DEATH AND THE ROBOT: Watch This Bittersweet Story Of Friendship

We have a nice animated short film to share with you called Death and the Robot. The short was director Austin Taylor's 4th Year Thesis Film at the UNC School of the Arts. The puppets were created by using a... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Raoul Walsh's THE THIEF OF BAGDAD

Douglas Fairbanks, "the first King of Hollywood", is today remembered as the star of numerous silent swashbuckling epics, including The Mark of Zorro, The Three Musketeers and Robin Hood. However, he attained the popularity and industry clout to get such... More »
  

THE HORSEMAN Director Takes A Visit To The BLOODLANDS

Things have been quiet since 2009 for Australian writer-director Steven Kasrissios. It was back in 2008 that his gritty, intense debut The Horseman turned heads around the world and though he's been hard at work developing other concepts since none... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Morbido Fest 2014 Dispatch 2: [REC] 4, THE GREEN INFERNO, THE STRANGER And More Stir The Senses

What a fantastic day at the Morbido Film Fest! I got to spend time walking around the zocalo (town square), just a minute from the hotel where I'm staying here in Puebla, Mexico, visiting a bookstore and milling along with... More »
  

Lisbon & Estoril 2014 Review: Abel Ferrara's PASOLINI Hits Some, Misses Some

Abel Ferrara's take on Pier Paolo Pasolini's life (more than his career as a filmmaker, poet or philosopher) is the breed of biopic that seems modest and straightforward enough to make up for its obvious shortcomings. Its modesty comes from... More »
  

Cairo 2014 Review: SILVERED WATER, SYRIA SELF PORTRAIT Will Break Your Heart

We often see fleeting images of war and its victims, or brief scenes of torture on the news, but these are often presented in a sensational way, or sometimes sanitized, or more than often, ignored if they are happening in... More »
  

Third I 2014 Review: MEET THE PATELS Mixes Modern Love And Timeworn Tradition

Ravi Patel is an actor. He's one of those guys. You know, that guy. The guy who plays a doctor or a lawyer on TV, typical Indian American jobs. He's not setting the world on fire, but he makes a... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

BLADE OF THE MAIDEN: Check The Teaser For Filipino Martial Arts Fantasy

The Philippines' Cinema One Originals program continues to support a broad range of talent across more genres than you can shake a stick at with their annual funding grants - unlike most nations Filipino festivals actually commission and pay for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Turkish Horror Helmer Steps Into English Language With First MAGI Teaser

Prolific Turkish horror director Hasan Karacadag has been a familiar face in these parts since bursting on the scene with D@bbe in 2006. And with a handful of titles under his belt since then, Karacadag is making the step into... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DARK SAMURAI: Watch The First Teaser Now

We have been keeping a close eye on the development of Sidney Lexi Plaut's Dark Samurai for some time now, drawn in by the gorgeous imagery and the presence of Valhalla Rising producer Lene Borglum on the production team of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cairo 2014 Review: A CINEMA OF DISCONTENT Deftly Explores Censorship

I'm sure many cinephiles are familiar with the Motion Picture Production Code, used by Hollywood in the mid-20th century to govern 'morality' in films. A self-imposed censorship, it banned any sexual acts beyond kissing, excessive violence, profanity, and many other... More »
  

Cairo 2014 Review: THE BOY AND THE WORLD, Wonderous Animation and Storytelling

Within the first few frames, it's easy to see why The Boy and The World won both Best Feature and the audience award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival, considered to be the most important of its kind. This is... More »
  
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