J Hurtado
Contributing Writer; Dallas, Texas

J Hurtado is Twitch's connection to the world of Indian cinema. Located in the South Asian diasporan capital of Dallas, Texas, J is able to keep tabs on Bolly, Kolly, Tolly, Molly, Sandal, and Lollywood for your reading pleasure. In addition to being among the only mainstream writers focusing on South Asian cinema, he is an avid supporter of independent and cult home video.

Review: Tamil Terror PIZZA Deserves A Slice Of The Action

It's not the easiest thing in the world for general film audiences to adjust to the tropes and accepted suspension of disbelief that many Indian popular films demand. As a result, I find myself handing out more caveats than accolades.... More »
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Review: HOLY GHOST PEOPLE Sadly Slips From Scary To Silly

For the first hour or so, Mitchell Altieri's Holy Ghost People is a tense backwoods thriller centered around a small charismatic Christian community somewhere in the Appalachian mountains. Once that hour is up, though, things turn a bit wacky and... More »
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Arrow Video Wants All Of Your Money! Borowczyk, THE 'BURBS, Eurocrime, Vincent Price, & More Coming To Blu

Arrow Video, the world's leading cult video label, has announced their Q2 line-up for 2014 and it is amazing as usual. In addition to titles that geeks already knew were coming, like Joe Dante's The 'Burbs, Brian De Palma's, Sisters,... More »
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Sundance 2014 Review: LIAR'S DICE Gives A Rising Star Another Chance To Shine

Indian independent cinema has been on the rise for the last couple of years. A rapid increase in visibility and growing interest in the biggest film industry in the world have fed this sudden surge in homespun tales of life... More »
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Trailer For Ali Abbas Zafar's GUNDAY Shows How Crime Paid In '70s Calcutta

Valentine's Day is a special day for all of those happily involved in loving relationships. For everyone else, there's GUNDAY!Ali Abbas Zafar's '70s set coal mafia film debuted its trailer with Hindi blockbuster Dhoom 3 and it was, honestly, probably... More »
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New Trailer For KAMASUTRA 3D Promises A Cure For Cancer And A Larger Penis

Okay, maybe it doesn't promise those things, but those are about the only two things it doesn't promise. The trailer spews lie after lie about Oscar consideration, and then boasts that it will open on 6,000 screens. Director Rupesh Paul... More »
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[Update: Now With English Subs!] Soumik Sen's GULAAB GANG Trailer Comes Out Swinging!

The first trailer for Soumik Sen's Gulaab Gang has hit the Internet and it's pretty damned solid.Gulaab Gang is the real(ish) story of India's version of the Guardian Angels, the Gulaabi Gang (or Pink Sari gang). The Gulaabi Gang are... More »
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Check Out This Exclusive Clip From THE SUSPECT, In Cinemas Friday Jan 10th

Our friends at Well Go USA have been beating a path for Asian cinema on US screens for several years now, and their latest theatrical release is Korean spy/action/thriller, The Suspect. The film opens in selected cinemas this Friday, January... More »
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Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Film

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Director

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Score/Soundtrack

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Animated FIlm

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Biggest Disappointment

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Documentary

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Festival

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Supporting Performance

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Blu-ray Release

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

KILL THE RAPIST Trailer: India Enters The Rape-Revenge Pig-Pile

One year ago today, a college student was gang-raped in New Delhi, India, in a case that grabbed the world's attention. The woman, nicknamed Nirbhaya, died as a result of the gruesome injuries inflicted by the six men who assaulted... More »
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SAIFF 2013 Review: TASHER DESH Turns Tagore's Yarn Into Psychedelic Spin-Art

Bengali cinema's enfant terrible, Q, is not known for making films for the faint of heart or weak of mind. His latest film, an adaptation of a play from Nobel Prize winning Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore, is no exception. Tasher... More »
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Madhuri Dixit Leads The GULAAB GANG To Bloody Vengeance In This First Look Poster

This is a film I've been looking forward to since it was announced quite a while back. Soumik Sen's debut feature, Gulaab Gang, is making its way through production at a pretty quick clip, and in celebration of that feat,... More »
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