The Many Faces Of Asami

This week, Mitsutake Kurando's Gun Woman was shown at the Sitges festival, part of its worldwide tour since its world premier in Yubari (where our own James Marsh saw and reviewed it). The undisputed centerpiece, title character and star of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Feratum 2014 Dispatch, Days 3 And 4: ABCs OF DEATH 2 And A Porn Movie To Close The Fest

I remained focused on the Mexican selection during the last couple of days of Feratum 2014, to the point that I ended watching each and every national, feature-length film that the festival presented. Unfortunately, the trend of the first two... More »
  

Pretty Packaging: GHOST IN THE SHELL 1.0, And My Seven-Fold Double-Dip...

("I can resist anything except temptation" - Oscar Wilde) See the image above? It is from Oshii Mamoru's Ghost in the Shell. To be more specific, it's from the original 1995 version. It is not in the revamped cut... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: "I'm That Cunt," Said The GONE GIRL

Spoilers for Gone Girl, from one of six audience members who hadn't read the book beforehand. "You fucking cunt!" Ben Affleck's Nick Dunne spits at his wife, Amy Elliot-Dunne (Rosamund Pike) as he grabs her by the shoulders and bounces... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Fincher's GONE GIRL, Smith's TUSK, And Dolan's MOMMY

David Fincher's back with Gone Girl, his Hitchcockian thriller about marriage and betrayal. Plus, another look at fest faves, from Xavier Dolan's Mommy to Kevin Smith's Tusk.Video embedded below... More »
  

New York 2014: ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA And The Importance of Preservation

Post-production wiz, Walter Murch, in his book, In The Blink of An Eye, devotes a chapter to what he refers to as a film's DNA. He essentially says that a film can only be what it was meant to be,... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Feratum 2014 Dispatch: Tal Zimmerman And Nicolas Kleiman Talk At The WHY HORROR? World Premiere

Feratum hosted the world premiere of the documentary Why Horror? on Friday, October 3. Argentinean co-director Nicolas Kleiman and Canadian star Tal Zimmerman attended the screening and witnessed the very warm reception their film got with the Mexican audience. They... More »
  

Feratum 2014 Dispatch, Day 1 & 2: WHY HORROR?, Mexican Selection, And More

For the second year in a row, I'm in Tlalpujahua, Michoacán covering the Feratum Film Fest for Twitch. Thursday, October 2 was the first day of the third edition of this Mexican genre festival and it kicked off for... More »
  

It's Time To Stop Blaming The Studios And Start Blaming Exhibitors For Hollywood's Failure To Adapt

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to suggest that perhaps we've been beating on the wrong whipping boy and that perhaps it's time to cast eyes elsewhere when it comes to assigning blame for Hollywood's remarkable failure to adapt to changing... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Rosamund Pike

A new movie by David Fincher is always worth rejoicing, especially when the word of mouth is as good as with Gone Girl. That the titular girl is being played by Rosamund Pike doesn't hurt either, and gives us a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Hooray For Hollywood! Free Labor Is Super-Awesome

So the Twitter-verse erupted the other day with the news that Lena Dunham -- she of the healthy self-image and three-million dollar book advance -- had dared to offer a bunch of volunteer artisans the opportunity to "open" for her... More »
  

Busan 2014 Preview: World Cinema Done Right

The 19th Busan International Film Festival is primed to begin, highlighting the best in new Asian cinema and Korean indie. The festival, although somewhat Asia-centric also provides a very impressive array of world cinema; from festival favourites that have... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Expendable Equalizers Walk Among Tombstones

Is Hollywood's fascination with the older male asskicker a new thing? Its resurgence certainly seems to be. I know there were Death Wish sequels in the '80s; and before that, I know John Wayne kept shooting at people long past... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks THE EQUALIZER, THE BOXTROLLS, PRIDE And THE SKELETON TWINS

This week sees Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington team up with the stylish but unrewarding The Equalizer, a strange and dark stop motion tale in The Boxtrolls, the Sundance film The Skeleton Twins, and Pride, a feel-good Brit dramedy that's... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Wrap: Over 70 Movies Reviewed + Our Top Picks!

Holy Toledo is that headline correct? Yes Twitch has reviews published for over 70 of the films that played at Fantastic Fest 2014! (There were 76 non-repertory films screened at Fantastic Fest 2014). So why were we slacking? Well... More »
  

Latin Beat: GENESIS NIRVANA, FUERZAS ESPECIALES, LA ENTITAD, THE NAKED ROOM, Plus Fantastic Fest Movie Posters

Three of our correspondents who are based in Latin America have kindly provided updates on what's opening in theaters locally in the next week or two, along with posters and trailers. Chile, Peru, and Mexico are represented in those reports.Those... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Repertory Screenings: THE ASTROLOGER And DEATH WISH 3 Rock With Old-School Insanity

As I mentioned in our Fantastic Fest preview article, my heart belongs to the repertory screenings, the forgotten flicks that deserve a fresh look, presented by extremely knowledgeable and passionate curators. That was certainly the case this year. I only... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Denzel Washington

This week, The Equalizer premieres all over the world, confidently starring Denzel Washington as the friendly protagonist who kicks ass like no other (when called for). Confidence can be a seductive thing, and Denzel Washington exudes it so easily that... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: GOTHAM And The Cult Of "Before"

"Before there was Batman, there was Gotham," the posters for Fox's new series bark. This is a molecular deconstruction of the Batman mythos taken at its most mundane. Coming up: an origin story for the Batarang (its horrible secrets laid... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

In The Ring With BitTorrent: Todd's Complete Text From The Fantastic Debates

The night before last I took the opportunity to shake hands with Leonard Maltin. I was wearing only a pair of shorts at the time, sweat streaming down my torso and I may or may not have been bleeding. "Thank... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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