SXSW 2015 Review: THE ECSTASY OF WILKO JOHNSON, How To Live When You're Going To Die

This movie may have saved my life. Let me explain. Not too long ago, Wilko Johnson was told he would die. The musician, a co-founder of pioneering British pub-rock band Dr. Feelgood, received a diagnosis of inoperable, terminal pancreatic cancer.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SXSW 2015: Trouble Abounds In BABY Trailer & Poster

Samuel Aaron Bennett's narrative short debut Baby, starring Renée Felice Smith (NCIS:Los Angeles), has its world premiere this weekend at SXSW. Today we've got a trailer and that nifty poster art for the acerbic and existential comedy. As trailers for... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

An Oscar Winner Returns With Quirky Action Rom Com THE SURPRISE

It was all the way back in 1997 that Dutch director Mike van Diem won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar with his debut feature, Character. This is, of course, the sort of event that is typically looked at as... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Jaa. Lundgren. SKIN TRADE American Trailer.

International action stars Tony Jaa and Dolph Lundgren - and that Michael Jai White guy, he's pretty good, too - team up to take down Ron Perlman's flesh trading ring in the upcoming Skin Trade and if that hasn't gotten... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Fight Begins In This Extended SWORD OF VENGEANCE Clip

The creator of Hammer of the Gods returns with another dose of manly men wielding heavy blades in the upcoming Sword of Vengeance and with WellGo USA launching the film in limited theatrical and across VOD platforms on March 20th... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: IT FOLLOWS, A Pure Thriller

With a terrific cold opening, a somber and effective mood, strong performances and assured direction, there's lots to love about It Follows. It's a kind of pure thriller, with a few shocks mixed into what's a remarkably consistent vision that... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Watch Carles Torrens' Award Winning Short Film SEQUENCE

Since shocking audiences around the globe with his debut feature Emergo - released in the US as Apartment 143 - Barcelona born director Carles Torrens has engaged in a string of short films produced in his adopted US home and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE WRECKING CREW, Musical Passion Is Always Present

The 1960s gave rise to a new kind of pop music, running the gamut from blues-infused rock 'n' roll, jazz-laced funky soul and dance music, to string-drenched mini-symphonies coming (mostly) out of California studios. The landscape then was a... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Crowdfund This: Alan Tudyk And Nathan Fillion To Show World Of Comic Conventions In CON MAN

Though this is not the Firefly reunion we want this is likely as good as it is going to get for the time being. Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion, stars of that cult sci-fi series, are creating a web series... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Crowdfund This: THE WINDS THAT SCATTER Promises A New View Of Immigrants In Post-9/11 America

For the life of me I can't recall a recent American independent film that featured a lead character who was Muslim or a Middle Eastern immigrant, and was not focused primarily on a plot involving terrorism or deportation.Filmmaker Christopher Bell's... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

This ROAR Trailer Will Maul You

In production for 11 years, real life couple Tippi Hedren and Noel Marshall, along with Hedren's daughter Melanie Griffith, shot an animal epic for the ages right in their own backyard. Packed wall to wall with Marshall's wild tigers, lions... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

SAN ANDREAS: New Trailer Shows The Rock Rocked, As Seen By The Rock

After having directed several Disney sequels like Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, director Brad Peyton cracks California in his earthquake-disaster thriller San Andreas. And he is reunited with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who he previously directed... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects Of Desire: Matsumoto Hitoshi's R100

The astonishingly surreal work of Japanese comedian-turned-filmmaker Matsumoto Hitoshi has long been championed here at TwitchFilm, and in some ways his fourth feature film - R100 - transcends anything he has yet produced. Positioned not as a comedy, but rather... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Facebook Gets Horrifying In Short Film ALEXIA. Watch It Now!

Social media has introduced a whole host of new phenomena into mainstream culture since it rose to prominence. Some are rather silly. And some - such as the continued life of individual social media profiles after the death of their... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! Tom Savini And Umberto Lenzi Team Up To Remake NIGHTMARE CITY!

Heads up, classic horror fans, because a couple of huge names are getting together to tackle a major title. Tom Savini is aiming to update Umberto Lenzi's Nightmare City with Lenzi himself on board as a producer and with the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LITTLE LAMB: Watch The Trailer For Australian Gothic Thriller

Having already wowed 'em at Fantastic Fest and other festivals around the globe, Heidi Douglas' short gothic thriller Little Lamb next arrives at the Hollyshorts festival in LA on March 19th and a new trailer has been released in advance... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

CHASUKE'S JOURNEY: Watch The Trailer For Sabu's Latest

Fresh from its premiere in Berlin, Sabu's latest effort is now gearing up for public release in Japan and that means the first trailer for Chasuke's Journey has now arrived online. In the afterlife, busy playwrights are writing scenarios for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive Clip: MOOMINS ON THE RIVIERA Introduces A Delightful Family To France

What exquisite timing! And what a delightful clip! Moomins on the Riviera will enjoy its US premiere at the New York International Children's Film Festival in New York on Saturday, March 14. That will be "60 years after [Tove] Jansson's... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

The SHE WOLF Team Returns With Dark, Sexy Slasher ALL NIGHT LONG

Argentinian helmer Tamae Garateguy made a quite an impression a couple years back with her feature She Wolf - a hugely stylish black and white psycho sexual thriller that won raves at Fantastic Fest and other festivals around the world.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

RED DRESS: Check A Pair Of Trailers For Ekmund Yong's Short

Though still early in its festival run Ekmund Yong's short film Red Dress is already winning raves and it's not hard to see why. Appearing next at the Asians On Film Festival in LA a pair of trailers have arrived... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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