Trailer for CRUEL SUMMER Shows Some Pretty Cruel Teenagers

Teenagers can be quite nasty, especially to those they perceive as weak or whom they think they can attack without fear of retribution. Such is the case in the new film Cruel Summer. Shot in South Wales during the incredible... More »
  

THE GRANDMASTER Wins 12, Dominates Hong Kong Film Awards

The 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards have just announced their winners and unsurprisingly it was Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster that dominated the evening, scooping a phenomenal twelve awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best... More »
  

Review: PATAGONIA OF DREAMS Gets The Period Right, But The Looks Wrong

Chilean cinema has been the talk of the town in film festivals lately. That's notably the case since Sebastián Silva managed to make not one, but two films with Michael Cera, as well as the selection of Pablo Lorrain (director of... More »
  

Let The Blood Flow: ANTIDOTE And The Re-Emergence Of Turkish Action Cinema

Earlier this week Twitch shared the trailer for upcoming Turkish hitman thriller Panzehir (Antidote) and we've since had the chance to speak with writer-director Alper Çağlar about his latest effort and Turkish action cinema in general.What is the genesis for... More »
  

Trailer: THE MAN FROM NOWHERE Director Returns With THE CRYING MAN (우는 남자)

Welcome back Lee Jeong-beom! The director of one of our favorite Korean action films, The Man From Nowhere, is returning this summer with the assassin thriller The Crying Man (우는 남자). There is not much of a description of the plot... More »
  

Werner Herzog's 5th Rogue Film School to Land This Summer in LA

If there is list of filmmakers out there with plenty to teach about the art of cinema, Werner Herzog would have to be towards the top. Lucky for aspiring directors, he is doing just that. Werner Herzog has announced... More »
  

Crowdfund This! Explore The World Of Kids' Cult Classics With KID POWER!

Make your mom happy by stepping away from the screen for a moment and reading a book! An actual, honest to god, words on paper book! Preferably this one! Kier-La Janisse has long been a major figure on the cult... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Nicolas Cage

This week, David Gordon Green's Joe gets released in the US, and that is a great opportunity to host a quiz about its star Nicolas Cage. Love him or hate him, Nicolas Cage has managed to create a career for... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

TIFF Kids Talk Film: THE HOUSE OF MAGIC Review

Twitch's tiniest film reviewers will be doing tiny reviews for the TIFFKids film festival currently happening at Toronto's Lightbox Cinema.  Willem (Age 11) and Miranda (Age 9) kick off these video micro-reviews with the French/Belgian animated 3D CGI film The... More »
  

Series Preview: Art Of The Real Tests The Boundaries Of Documentary Filmmaking

Film Society of Lincoln Center's inaugural film series Art of the Real - a showcase for nonfiction films that pushes the farthest boundaries of documentary filmmaking, is for me, one of the most exciting film series I have had the... More »
  

Review: Blame It On RIO 2

If kids entertainment in the 90's taught us anything, it's that recycling is an essential aspect of environmentalism. So I suppose we should be applauding Blue Sky Studios in their success at recycling so impressively many of that era's tropes... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Review: DRAFT DAY Fumbles, Repeatedly

A lethargic version of Moneyball that has been licked clean by the official approval of the National Football League, Ivan Reitman's Draft Day is a kitten desperately pretending to be a lion. The film plays like a 109-minute commercial, advertising... More »
  

LET US PREY: Check The Pulse Pounding Teaser For New Irish Horror

Well now, you do have to love a teaser that knows how to get in, make an impression, and get out again leaving everybody wanting more, and that's exactly what this exclusive first teaser for Brian O'Malley's Let Us Prey... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE RAILWAY MAN, Confused And Emotionless

Japan's involvement and subsequent denial in its atrocities of World War II has always been a difficult point to convey. The Railway Man, which is based on the incredible true account of soldier Eric Lomax, attempts to tell this story... More »
  

Review: ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE Brings A Cosmopolitan Maturity To The Ailing Vampire Genre

Detroit is the new Transylvania in Jim Jarmusch's delightfully detached vampire reverie Only Lovers Left Alive. The film manages to build significantly upon and outdo Neil Jordan's recent Byzantium in terms of clawing back the genre from its more recent... More »
  

Interview: Gareth Evans Talks THE RAID 2

We had an excellent transcontinental conversation with The Raid 2 (orig. title:The Raid 2: Berandal) director Gareth Evans, starting at the New York red carpet premiere of his explosive, bombastic, butt-kicking sequel, and ending moments before a Q&A in the... More »
  

Behold The Asylum's ASIAN SCHOOL GIRLS

It seems inevitable that this would happen, really. Having witnessed export oriented cult film imprints such as Sushi Typhoon cater to western audiences hungry for fetishized versions of 'Asian' culture with their deliberately cult offerings the madmen at The Asylum... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: OCULUS, Mirror, Mirror, Dark And Twisted

Of all the things remarkable about Oculus, and there are many, it's that this is a slow burn film with a deliciously creepy mood, yet at the same time it remains exhilarating throughout. The fact that a "creepy mirror" film... More »
  

Review: JOE Paints A Searing Portrait Of Rural Torment

Nicolas Cage has enjoyed a varied career, to say the least. From big budget blockbusters to notable indies, many would call his decision making curious, if not downright bizarre. In a lot of ways, this echoes the directing choices of... More »
  

Complete Udine Far East Film Festival Lineup Announced

A great favorite here at Twitch HQ thanks to their always stellar programming, beautiful cinema and amazing hospitality - I've attended once and have kicked myself (hard) every year since when other obligations have prevented my return - the Udine... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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