Pretty Packaging: Anime Ltd.'s TERROR IN RESONANCE Is Da Bomb

In its ten years of existence, the Noitamina slot in the Japanese television station Fuji Broadcasting's schedule has held many a great series. Aimed at older audiences, these series tend to differ from the regular commercial barrage of mecha, high-school... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Have Your Say: What (Or Who) Is Your Favorite Zombie?

It's now almost two weeks ago that I saw the Japanese zombie film I Am A Hero, a movie which surprised me by being unexpectedly awesome. In my review, I said that most zombie films feature a "hero zombie", one... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Pretty Packaging: MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA Makes You Say Eureka

A few choice distributors have made a name for themselves by making their releases veritable own-able museums about the films they contain. Criterion can rightfully call themselves the inventor of the term "Special Edition", back in their Laserdisc days, experimenting... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of Luis Guzman

This week, the Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele comedy Keanu premieres, and in one of the supporting parts you can see veteran character actor Luis Guzman. And that settled who we would choose this week. For Luis Guzman is an... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

70s Rewind: THE NICE GUYS 70s Retro Trailer Compared With Real 70s Trailers

The new 70s retro trailer for Shane Black's The Nice Guys is a lovely bit of patchwork fakery that made me instantly nostalgic. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling star. The plot doesn't matter as much as the mood and music... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Pretty Packaging: Arrow's BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR Presents The Terrifying Side Of Marriage

Arrow UK has a rather prominent place in the Pretty Packaging series of articles, as they are currently one of the frontrunners in the art of disc-pimping worldwide. Their releases tend to be low on trinkets but high on (cardboard)... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Have Your Say: Who Would You Cast In A Live-action KILL LA KILL Film?

Plenty of words have been written and said about the ongoing disgruntlement with Scarlett Johansson being in the live-action Ghost in the Shell film. So when a Facebook friend of mine posed the fun question of who we'd cast in... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: GAME OF THRONES Is Better On TV. Who Needs The Books?

Spoilers for the season premiere of Game of Thrones. There's been something of a merry war among some of the Twitch team for the last few years, ever since I published a piece in 2013 that proclaimed that HBO's Game... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Nostalgia, Loss, And Purple Rain

All year I've had that Jim Broadbent line from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull stuck in my head: "We seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away."... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Tribeca 2016: VR Round-Up

Pretty much every film festival these days has a Virtual Reality component and it's always interesting to see how festivals handle the emerging platform differently. Sundance's New Frontier is on the forefront of VR exhibition but even that stalwart has... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Diary Of Mad Men: THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION VOLUME 3

Famed actor and horror icon Vincent Price once said of his illustrious career that he didn't "play monsters, but men besieged by fate and out for revenge." Looking at some the late, great actor's most impressive works, it's hard to... More »
By Joe Yanick   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Scarlett Johansson And Our New, Digital Plasticity

As a digital artifact, Jon Favreau's new adaptation of The Jungle Book plays it nearly straight. Much more so, anyway, than something like the Wachowski Sisters' Speed Racer - another film that made maximum use of digital environments around flesh-and-blood... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Tribeca 2016: TAXI DRIVER At 40 - The Final Noir

Don't look now, but 2016 marks 40 years since the release of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver ... and the end of film noir as audiences had come to know it. "There's No Escape" If you know Taxi Driver, you probably... More »
By Peter Gutierrez   
  

Have Your Say: What Is The Best Fight Scene Ever?

This weekend I was visiting the Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam, and one of the films I saw was Oshii Mamoru's Nowhere Girl. I chose that one not only because I'm a big Oshii fan, but also because James Marsh... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

TIFF Kids 2016: The Kids Review THE BOY AND THE BEAST

TwitchFilm's tiniest film critics return to cover the TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently running from April 8 - 24th in Toronto, the children's arm of the Toronto International Film Festival group.     Willem (age 13) and Miranda (age 11) watch... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

The Many Faces Of Patrick Stewart

This week, Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room premieres wide, and is getting rave reviews (like the one by our Ryland Aldrich). And it stars the great, GREAT Patrick Stewart as the evil leader of a right-wing organization. Which settles who we... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Tribeca 2016 Preview: Midnight, Spotlight, Viewpoints, & More

Tribeca 2016 officially kicked off last night but screenings really get down to business today. We've already taken a look at the US and International Narrative Competitions and the Documentaries playing across a few sections. Today we wrap up our... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Tribeca 2016 Preview: Documentaries

The Tribeca Film Fest has really carved a place out in the US festival landscape as one of the main homes for documentaries. This year's selection looks to be another strong program. Here are a few of the many docus... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Destroy All Monsters: DEEP SPACE NINE And The Challenge Of Community

You owe Star Trek: Deep Space Nine a second look. It might be a good way to drain the time between now and Bryan Fuller's Star Trek reboot next year. The best aspects of Deep Space Nine set a benchmark... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Tribeca 2016 Preview: US & Int'l Narrative Comps

The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off its 2016 edition Wednesday and we've got a few previews for you throughout the week. We start things off with what is undoubtedly the most notable change to this year's festival. The good folks... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  
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