Todd Brown
Founder and Editor; Toronto, Canada

Todd founded Twitch in September of 2004 under the assumption that nobody in particular would care. Some people did, so he kept going. Todd is also Director of International Programming at Fantastic Fest, a partner at XYZ Films and father to a remarkably geeky child.

MY BIG NIGHT: Watch The Trailer For De La Iglesia's Latest!

Spain's manic cinematic master, Alex de la Iglesia, returns with what promises to be an anarchic, madcap comedy in My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) and with the film freshly announced to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival the... More »
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THE BALLAD OF IMMORTAL JOE: Because What The World Needs Is More Rhyming Cowboy Animation. Really.

If you, like me, find inherent wonder in the existence of an animated short film about cowboys who speak only in rhyme while managing to work both bourbon and rye into the conversation, well hey. Hector Herrera's The Ballad Of... More »
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Anggy Umbara Lays On The Future-Silat In Indonesian Actioner 3

Indonesian director Anggy Umbara clearly belongs to the John Woo school of filmmaking, which means that the only thing better than slow motion is more slow motion. In the rain. He also believes in laying on a good smackdown and... More »
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THE PIPER: Deliciously Grim Trailer For Korean Reimagining Of The Classic Tale

Though Pierce reviewed Kim Gwang-tae's dark fairy tale re-imagining The Piper back in July we've somehow neglected to post the trailer for what, by all accounts, is one of the stronger efforts from Korea this year, a situation we remedy... More »
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COLLECTIVE INVENTION: Meet The Sad Fish Man In Trailer For Korean Oddity

Yep. That dude's a fish. And something of a media celebrity. Welcome to the very odd world of Kwon Oh-kwang's TIFF selected comedy Collective Invention.Young and unemployed Gu is desperate to make some money and participates in a clinical trial... More »
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Now On Blu-ray: Cult Filmmakers Strike Back In BURYING THE EX And LOST SOUL

Today we've got a brief look at a pair of home video releases that spotlight cult filmmakers who deserve a little moment to shine. While these films are very different in tone and subject, and the filmmakers themselves are also... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Fish Man, Shooting Man And Sexin' Man All Part Of The TIFF 2015 Vanguard Program!

Gaspar Noe will be splashing body fluids across the screen at the Toronto International Film Festival with his latest effort, the 3D erotic film Love, selected as part of the Vanguard program. And what's he bringing with him? A fish... More »
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Saulnier, Miike And Byrne Anchor Toronto Midnight Madness Lineup Stacked With World Premieres

The Toronto International Film Festival has unleashed a wave of programming announcements today, among them the Midnight Madness selections and there are some doozies in there. Looking for the returns of Miike Takashi, Jeremy Saulnier, Tony Jaa and The Loved... More »
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I'M YOU, DICKHEAD: Watch The Time Looping Comedy Short

Men will do ridiculous things to get laid, a fact that Australia's Lucas Testro plays to great effect in his hilarious scifi comedy short film, I'm You, Dickhead. Having trouble getting some in the present? No problem, just travel back... More »
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O NEGATIVE: Watch The Striking Trailer For Toronto Selected Short

You have to wear a lot of hats when making a short film and it appears that writer-director-actor Steven McCarthy is wearing all of his very well, indeed, based on the trailer for his Toronto selected short film O Negative.A... More »
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Russia Gets A Superhero Team Of Their Own With GUARDIANS (Защитники)

Though the superhero phenomenon is principally looked upon as an American institution, superhero films are becoming increasingly common around the globe as well with different nations creating their own local heroes. And Russia is about to get into the game... More »
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VINYL: Watch The Teaser For Scorsese And Jagger's HBO Series

How's this for a dream team for HBO? Martin Scorsese, Terrence Winter - exec producer of Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos - and Mick Jagger putting together what basically boils down to the Madmen of the 70's recording industry starring... More »
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WESTWORLD: Watch The Teaser For The HBO Scifi Series

HBO handed the keys to their series re-imagining of classic cult film Westworld to Jonathan Nolan some time back and while - true to typical Nolan form - information has been relatively scarce since the network has just released a... More »
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Bill Murray Cameos In New GHOSTBUSTERS

Bill Murray clearly had no interest whatsoever in appearing in the Dan Aykroyd scripted Ghostbusters 3 - or any subsequent incarnations featuring the original characters - but the Paul Feig new team restart? For Feig he'll do it, apparently.The Hollywood... More »
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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS International Teaser Features New Footage

What's that? You're looking for a bit of new footage from JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Okay, then. A new thirty second TV spot for the film has arrived in Korea and while thirty seconds may not... More »
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LOUDER THAN BOMBS: Watch The Teaser For Jochim Trier's Latest

Having taken the arthouse world by storm with his first two pictures - Reprise and Oslo, 31 August - Norwegian helmer Joachim Trier makes the move into English language fare with his third effort while very much maintaining his signature... More »
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ORIGIN UNKNOWN: Check Out The First Artwork From Upcoming UK Scifi

Screen announced yesterday that UK director Hasraf Dulull is now underway on his debut feature, a science fiction offering titled Origin Unknown, and we've now got the first artwork from the film to share. An expansion of the proof of... More »
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KING RIPPLE: Check The Trailer For Luke Jaden's Post Apocalyptic Fantasy Short

We've been keeping an eye on Luke Jaden's post-apocalyptic fantasy short film King Ripple for some time nowand after debuting the first stills and poster art we now have the film's trailer as well. Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12, Straight... More »
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It's Snack Time In New, Higher Rated ATTACK ON TITAN Trailer

With the first installment of the new, live action Attack On Titan now topping the box office charts in Japan a new promo for the Higuchi Shinji directed adaptation of the popular manga and anime has been released online. This... More »
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POPOZ: New Kid Huub Smit Stars In The Dutch Cop Comedy

You could call Dutch cop comedy Popoz a regional response to the Jump Street films and not be too far off, though I have a hunch you'd be selling it just a touch short by doing so. Directed by Martijn... More »
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