THE REBEL Team Reunites For Time Travel Rock And Roll Comedy FAN CUONG

Thai Hoa takes the lead in upcoming Vietnamese time travel rock and roll comedy Fan Cuong and while Hoa may not be familiar to audiences outside of Vietnam the rest of the team here certainly is. Fan Cuong brings together... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Meet The Whole Team In New Trailer For Russian Superhero Flick GUARDIANS

We've been keeping an eye on Russian superhero flick Guardians for a little while around here, the curiosity of what Russian talent would do with this incredibly American concept leveled up to open excitement when the first proper footage of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Eric Poppe Returns With THE KING'S CHOICE. Watch The Trailer Now!

Norway's Erik Poppe has long been a favorite in these parts ... since we first came across his work with 2004's Hawaii, Oslo (actually his sophomore effot) we've watched him move from that Wenders / Anderson influenced multi-threaded drama to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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   
  

Watch The First Trailer For Singaporean Execution Drama APPRENTICE

Hot off the announcement that it will have its world premiere at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard competition, we get our first look at Apprentice, a Malay-language execution drama set in Singapore. Newcomer Fir Rahman stars as Aiman, a... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Trailer for NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT Imagines An Estrogen Utopia

No Men Beyond This Point was the final film I saw at TIFF last year, and it was one of my favourites of the festival. A mockumentary that imagines a world where men are an endagered gender, it combined a... More »
  

New Teaser For THE BIRTH OF A NATION: Strange Fruit and Bloody Justice

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance this year, The Birth of a Nation was a runaway hit, garnering not only awards and critical praise, but a distribution deal with Fox Searchlight for $17.5... More »
  

Trailer: Karthik Subbaraj's IRAIVI Promises A World Of Misdirection

In 2012 Karthik Subbaraj blasted onto the Tamil film scene with his masterful horror thriller Pizza starring then-new kid Vijay Sethupathi. In 2014 he came back with yet another brilliant piece of cinema in Jigarthanda, a meta-meditation on the influence... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: HOSTILE BORDER, A Reversal Of The Immigrant Experience

Claudia (Veronica Sixtos), 22 yeards old, is a pocha, slang for a Mexican who has left their country (mostly for the U.S.), turned their back on their culture, and can't speak Spanish. Claudia's just fine with living abroad, until she... More »
  

Tribeca 2016 Poster Exclusive: POOR BOY, Starring Lou Taylor Pucci And Michael Shannon

Ahead of its world premiere this Sunday, April 17, at the Tribeca Film Festival, TwitchFilm is proud to present the poster, as well as a clip to Robert Scott Wildes con-man thriller Poor Boy. Left without any family to speak... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Review: WEDDING DOLL, A Smile That Speaks Volumes

When Hagit smiles, it's unabashed. Her face lights up. Her countenance is contagious. How could you not love a smile like that? Here's the thing: when children smile like that, we're touched. When adults smile like that, we wonder what's... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Park Chan-wook's Cannes-Bound THE HANDMAIDEN Gets A Teaser

Just a few hours after it was officially announced for the Cannes Film Festival's main competition, CJ Entertainment has dropped the first teaser for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden. Starring Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee and newcomer Kim Tae-ri, the lush period... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Review: 13 CAMERAS Sees Into Your Nightmares

Formally called Slumlord when it played festivals like Fantasia and FrightFest last year, the weird indie film now known as 13 Cameras will be out on VOD and theatrically on play April 15th. It's the directorial debut of Victor Zarcoff; while the film... More »
  

LA PUNTA DEL ICEBERG Trailer: In Spain, Suicide Is Not Painless

David Cánovas has made a series of short films in Spain and now his feature debut, La punta del iceberg (The Tip of the Iceberg) is about to open in theaters. (Note: the headline includes an obscure reference to the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE NEON DEMON First Trailer: Are You Kidding Me?

The first trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon looks freaking amazing. (Full disclosure: This is a personal reaction based on less than two minutes of artfully arranged footage, tied together with haunting music.) Just announced for the Cannes... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: GREEN ROOM, Awesome, Smart, Assured And Clever

Some gigs really aren't worth taking. That's a maxim that the members of broke touring punk band Ain't Rights probably haven't heard of and certainly aren't going to adhere to when they get offered $350 to play a backwater skinhead... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Toho's GODZILLA RESURGENCE Unveils First Monster Footage

Toho has unveiled the first teaser for the upcoming resurrection of their flagship kaiju series, Godzilla. The latest film, titled Godzilla Resurgence, and slated for a July 29th release in Japan, is a mix between Toho's traditional man-in-suit kaiju style... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Cumberbatch Awakens In First DOCTOR STRANGE Teaser

The first teaser trailer for Marvel's Doctor Strange has just dropped and there is plenty to get excited about. Emanating a strong Batman Begins vibe, the film shows Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) having his mind well and truly blown... More »
By James Marsh   
  

First SCHERZO DIABOLICO Trailer: The Accountant Strikes Back

The latest horror outing from director Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil, Late Phases, Cold Sweat and Penumbra) will soon be haunting the U.S. and the first trailer has been released. Set for release on May 3 via a... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

NSFW: Bulimia, Body Image And Brilliance In Japanese Animated Short SUMMER'S PUKE IS WINTER'S DELIGHT

Back in 2014, Twitch featured an animated short film entitled Ketsujiru Juke (Anal Juke - Anal Juice) from a young Japanese animator named Kabuki Sawako. The film was decorated for its "Artistic Contribution" at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.... More »
By James Marsh   
  
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