Peter Martin
Managing Editor; Dallas, Texas

After writing about things other than movies for many years, Peter began contributing to Twitch in October 2005 and became Managing Editor in December 2011. He is a contributing writer for Movies.com, Fandango, and other print and online publications. He is a proud member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association. His current addictions include horror movies, the pre-code era, baseball, and Twitter.

Review: THIRD PERSON, Awful People In An Awful World

As amply evidenced by his latest film, Third Person, Paul Haggis is a purveyor of pain, which isn't something I would ever expect from someone who wrote for the 1980s TV sitcom The Facts of Life and created small-screen shows... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Tony Scott

Every month on Full Disclosure, we select a filmmaker who is or would be celebrating their birthday, and use that as an excellent excuse to throw the spotlight on them and their career. Members of Team Twitch seek out a... More »
  

Review: BEGIN AGAIN Reinvents The Movie Musical With A Little Bit Of Street Magic

I know magic when I see it, when I feel it, when I hear it. John Carney's marvelously understated, dexterously graceful Begin Again contains at least three sequences that are absolutely, unexpectedly magical. Frankly, after a single viewing, I'm not... More »
  

Review: HELLION, The Devastating Sounds Of A Family Falling Apart

Dark, brooding, and testy, Jacob is a typical 13-year-old boy. He dreams of motocross racing. He looks after his younger brother. And he ignores his alcoholic father, who is prone to outbursts of anger as he struggles to raise his... More »
  

Latin Beat: Chile's EL INCONTROLABLE MUNDO DEL AZAR, Peru's PERRO GUARDIAN, Mexico's WORKERS

What's happening lately with genre films in Latin America? Our contributing writers in Chile, Peru, and Mexico tell us about, respectively: (1) a new comedy that bears more than a passing resemblance to a Wes Anderson joint; (2) a gritty thriller... More »
  

Oak Cliff 2014 Preview: BUZZARD, FIGHT CHURCH, LIMO RIDE, Repertory Titles, And More

The third annual Oak Cliff Film Festival, a celebration of all things independent, starts tonight, June 19, and runs through June 22. The opening night presentation is To Be Takei, a documentary about actor / activist George Takei, directed by... More »
  

Review: COHERENCE May Be A Bit Too Clever For Its Own Good

An approaching comet, a cracked cell phone, and a dinner party are the building blocks upon which Coherence is constructed. Very soon, however, Schrödinger's cat, intermittent power outages, and fractured personalities are poured into the mix, followed by a sweet,... More »
  

Exclusive Clip: 25 TO LIFE, Questioning The Wisdom Of HIV Disclosure

We're proud to present an exclusive clip from 25 to Life, a documentary that will enjoy its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival in New York City on Sunday, June 22. Directed by Mike L. Brown, a protégé... More »
  

BIRDMAN: Michael Keaton Flies Again In Groovy First Trailer

Michael Keaton sounds like he's channeling Christian Bale in the groovy first trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. That would be the 1989 Batman, speaking with a gravelly Dark Knight voice as he remembers his past glories. The trailer begins... More »
  

Review: THE SIGNAL Goes Everywhere, Mysteriously

A dreamy atmosphere is established early in William Eubank's sophomore feature The Signal, holding the promise that the story could go, literally, anywhere. It's a haunting, lonely, moody, deliberately-paced atmosphere that's reminiscent of Eubank's debut, Love, which was set aboard... More »
  

Review: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK S2 E02, LOOKS BLUE, TASTES RED (Or, How To Become A Teenage Drug Dealer)

All 13 new episodes from Season 2 of Orange Is The New Black are now available for streaming on Netflix. The series is set at a minimum security facility for female offenders and gives a whole new spin to the... More »
  

Latin Beat: AFTERSHOCK In Chile, John Ford In Mexico, Brazil's BOY AND THE WORLD Trailer

In the latest edition of our bi-weekly Latin Beat column, we take a look at upcoming releases in Chile, and also share a peek at documentary festival FIDOCS. We have two reports from Mexico, one on the film festival Distrital's... More »
  

Exclusive Clip From THE HUMAN RACE Asks: 'Do You Want To Get Lapped?'

We have an exclusive clip from the upcoming thriller The Human Race that asks the very simple question: 'Do you want to get lapped?' The correct answer, by the way, is: 'No!' Heading for release via XLrator Media on Friday, June 13,... More »
  

Review: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, When Tear-Jerking Is Not Enough

To paraphrase Shakespeare (badly): If you place cancer kids in front of me, will I not cry? What human being with an ounce of empathy would not be touched deeply at the sight of a terminally-ill person, especially a child... More »
  

Now On Blu-ray: BLACK OUT Continues To Sparkle Like A Dirty Diamond

Arne Toonen's Black Out holds up as a darkly comic crime movie. And I'm not saying that just because I'm quoted on the back cover of the new Region A Blu-ray from Doppelganger Releasing. In the blitzkrieg of films I... More »
  

Exclusive: A PICTURE OF YOU Poster Debut. Plus: Watch The Surprising Trailer

We're proud to premiere the first poster for A Picture of You, the first feature film by writer/director J.P. Chan. You can view the poster by artist and filmmaker Yen Tan in its full glory below (click the image to... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Orson Welles

For the month of May, Twitch commemorates what would have been the great Orson Welles' 99th birthday by putting his career under the spotlight. In Full Disclosure, we take the filmography of a revered filmmaker each month and then select... More »
  

Latin Beat: Luis Villegas Talks VITAE, Lima Fest Opens With EL MUDO, Walter Salles Plans Animated NOAH'S ARK

In this week's column, Chilean filmmaker Luis Villegas talks about his upcoming film Vitae; we also have the trailer. From Peru, we hear about the opening night presentation of the Lima Independiente Film Festival, El Mudo; we share the trailers... More »
  

Review: MALEFICENT Casts A Feminist Spell

Call her Beneficent. Rebooting the studio's 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty into a live-action version suitable for the 21st century, Maleficent casts a strong feminist spell. "I don't think she's very happy," says one of the fairies in Walt Disney's... More »
  

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES: First Trailer And Images Suggest Liam Neeson Needs A Different Set Of Skills

Ever since 2008's Taken, Liam Neeson has excelled in playing mature action heroes "with a particular set of skills." In the upcoming A Walk Among the Tombstones, however, it looks like he will display a different skill-set. He's playing Matt Scudder,... More »
  
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