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.

SXSW 2014 Review: STAGE FRIGHT Sings, Dances, And Slashes Its Way Into Hearts

In the fall of 2010, everyone at Fantastic Fest was talking about The Legend of Beaver Dam, a short film that looked like a spooky horror flick until it burst into a musical. The short captured the disparate moods required... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: OPEN WINDOWS Never Shuts Down Its Thrill Ride

Early on in Open Windows, Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo invites easy comparisons to Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, but then, pardon the expression, he throws them out the window. What begins as an homage quickly morphs into a thriller with its... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: HOME, Quiet Horror With A Touch Of The Creepy Crazy

A teenage girl in love with a teenage boy plays a cryptic game. A twenty-something woman goes about her rounds as a real estate agent in a depressed market, then visits her younger sister, a depressed artist. These three women... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: NEIGHBORS Goes Directly For The Raunch

To put it bluntly, asking why things happen in Hollywood studio comedies is besides the point. It's all about getting to the funny as expeditiously and as often as possible. Neighbors, a new Hollywood studio comedy by Nicholas Stoller, quickly... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: VERONICA MARS, Older But Still Wisecracking

The idea of a wisecracking female detective in her late twenties may not be quite as fresh as a wisecracking female detective in high school. But the formula that creator Rob Thomas and company developed for a television series is... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: PREDESTINATION, Poignant And Haunting Time Travel

A guy walks into a bar and tells a spellbinding story that has nothing to do with time travel. It's haunting, it's poignant, and it takes up the first big chunk of Predestination, a new movie from the Spierig Brothers... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: 13 SINS, A Gruesome Thriller That Starts With A Fly

Nicely-demented, Daniel Stamm's 13 Sins functions best as a gruesome thriller with a sense of humor. The deck is stacked quite heavily against Elliot (Mark Webber), a salesman who's preparing to marry his pregnant girlfriend Shelby (Rutina Wesley, from True... More »
  

THE BOXTROLLS Roll Out A Delightful New Trailer

If you've seen and loved ParaNorman and Coraline, then you know why The Boxtrolls has me so jazzed. All three are from LAIKA, the Oregon-based animation studio that prides itself on "handmade" films, and has produced very stylish, very distinctive,... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Preview: Twitch Picks 22 Can't Miss Films

SXSW 2014 starts Friday and the Twitch team will be there in force. We've picked 22 (well, 23) titles to whet your appetite. Let us know what you're excited to hear about and don't forget to follow the team on... More »
  

Exclusive JUST A SIGH Clip: A Romantic Meet-Cute, Foiled

Gabriel Byrne speaks French! In Just A Sigh (original title: Le Temps de Laventure), Byrne plays a "mysterious Irishman" whose chance encounter with an actress (Emmanuelle Devos) changes both their lives. In an exclusive clip, both are traveling on a... More »
  

Greatness. STAGE FRIGHT Trailer Mixes Music, Mirth, And Bloody Madness

Nothing in life is guaranteed, but from the first trailer for Jerome Sable's Stage Fright, I am willing to predict that he has absolutely nailed a great horror-comedy musical. Sable made the short The Legend of Beaver Dam several years... More »
  

Exclusive OTHER MONTHS Clip: The Rabbit in the Basement

Set to make its world premiere at SXSW this coming weekend, Nick Singer's Other Months tackles a familiar subject, but promises to shake things up a bit. Here's the description by the festival: Nash spends a year drawing into himself,... More »
  

Exclusive Clip From THE VISITOR: You'll Need Seat Belts to Watch It, Says Lance Henriksen

Available today on Blu-ray and DVD, The Visitor is one of the most delightfully weird movies I've ever seen. And, in an exclusive clip, the great Lance Henriksen confirms one of my suspicions. In my review, I commented: "I wonder... More »
  

Twitch Picks the 2014 Oscars

Love them -- for honoring the ostensible best-made movies -- or hate them -- for reducing an art form to an insufferably smug horse race -- the Academy Awards can inspire and provoke discussion about movies like nothing else. And... More »
  

First, Revealing Images From SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

Nine years after Sin City, the first images from Frank Miller's sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For have been revealed, and they look, well, about like one might expect. Miller again teamed with Robert Rodriguez to direct, with... More »
  

THE SACRAMENT Trailer Unsettles As It Reaches For The Light

A new green-band trailer for Ti West's The Sacrament reinforces the impression that this is a mighty unsettling film. From the official synopsis: The Sacrament follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend's journey to... More »
  

Adam Driver: A STAR WARS Villain For A New Generation

With production on Star Wars: Episode VII scheduled to begin in April, it seems inevitable that official casting announcements will begin any moment now. Jumping the gun, Variety says that Adam Driver is "close" to signing a deal to become... More »
  

David Fincher Eyeing Aaron Sorkin's STEVE JOBS

Now that Aaron Sorkin has completed his adaptation of Walter Isaacson's mammoth biography Steve Jobs for the big screen, the project needs a director, and producer Scott Rudin knows just the man: David Fincher. Fincher is in early talks to... More »
  

Now on DVD: ANGRY NAZI ZOMBIES Exploits A Very Specific Niche

Some horror anthologies ambitiously aim for the broad and global (The ABCs of Death) while others are shaped by old-school appreciation of horror (V/H/S). And then there's Angry Nazi Zombies, now on DVD, which presents three stories involving the unhappy... More »
  

70s Rewind: AIRPORT, The Movie That Made Me Afraid to Fly

Look, not every flight can promise Liam Neeson will be on board as your personal air marshal, ready to kick ass as he foils an extortion plot, as in this week's Non-Stop. Without that assurance, anyone might be afraid to... More »
  
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