Review: BURNT, In Search Of Excellence (And A Story, And Authentic Characters, And...)

Bradley Cooper is not content with two stars. Oh no, no, no, he wants three stars, dang it, because that is what leading men always want: more, more, more! In Burnt, a new film by pedestrian director John Wells (The... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: OUR BRAND IS CRISIS, Politics In A Familiar Nutshell

What an odd little beast! Neither fish nor fowl, the highly-fictionalized Our Brand Is Crisis acknowledges that it was "suggested" by Rachel Boynton's same-titled 2005 documentary. That film, which I have not seen, revolved around two male political strategists --... More »
By Peter Martin   

NINJA SCROLL: Watch Gary Shore's Proof Of Concept For The Feature That Never Was

Well, now. Here's an intriguing slice of 'what if' from director Gary Shore. It was back in 2009 that Shore first burst on to the scene with a dazzling proof of concept short titled Cup Of Tears, a hyper stylized... More »
By Todd Brown   

Have Your Say: What's Your Incredible Imploding Film?

We've all known this pain: you're in a cinema, and the film you're in the middle of watching is absolutely fantastic, delivering far beyond your expectations. And then... it suddenly doesn't. Something sours it, sending the whole construct crashing down... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Destroy All Monsters: Ally McSupergirl

The pilot for CBS' Supergirl is a problematic, wonderful mess. Problematic, because it must trip over every single misguided trope that bedevils its blend of genres, up to and including speaking its own subtext out loud ("A female superhero? It'll... More »
By Matt Brown   

MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES Trailer: This One Ain't About Heroes

After the success of Daredevil, Jessica Jones is the next offering from Marvel and Netflix in their "street-level" hero roster of shows.Premiering November 20 across all regions with Netflix, the show stars Krysten Ridder as a private investigator who was... More »
By Ben Umstead   

The Many Faces Of Helena Bonham Carter

This week Sarah Gavron's Suffragette premieres, a drama about some of the heroines of the early women's rights movements. With a subject like that it is no surprise it has a veritable crème de la crème of actresses starring in... More »
By Ard Vijn   


Returning to the scene of the original crime, the sixth installment in the Paranormal Activity series is the weakest yet, lacking a compelling reason to exist, beyond a desire to extend the franchise. The previous edition, Paranormal Activity: The Marked... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: THE LAST WITCH HUNTER, A Brightly Burning Candle

A good, fun ride for what it is, The Last Witch Hunter is the kind of movie that starts to fall apart as soon as the credits roll. Perhaps the closest, easiest comparison is to Tommy Wirkola's Hansel & Gretel:... More »
By Peter Martin   

St. Lawrence 2015 Preview: Twitch's Top Picks From The "Fourth Coast" Fest

The first ever St. Lawrence International Film Festival is about to kick off, October 22 - 25. But where one might that be? Well, St. Lawrence University is in the town of Canton, New York, and Canton is in the... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Destroy All Monsters: With #BoycottStarWarsVII, Freedom Of Speech Has Officially Outlived Its Usefulness

Look, I'm not saying that we need to create a two-tier system of rights in North America... but based on #BoycottStarWarsVII and its aftermath, I think we oughta at least think about it. It was a collar-loosening moment for any... More »
By Matt Brown   

"Just Let It In" - Final STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer

For those that weren't watching Monday Night Football just to get a glimpse of a commercial, here's the latest trailer for the newest Star Wars film. Tickets now on sale in most markets.This is happening, folks.Couple cool things to note,... More »
By Jason Gorber   


The Criterion Collection will begin the new year by welcoming the Coen Brothers into the fold. Inside Llewyn Davis dove into the less glamorous side of the folk music scene, and showcased a sterling performance by Oscar Isaac. The Criterion... More »
By Peter Martin   

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Teases The New Trailer With Three Brief Clips

You want a wee taste of what lies within the full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens that's due to drop later today? Because the powers that be want to give you one. Or three, actually, though they are,... More »
By Todd Brown   


With the new trailer set to debut tomorrow (Monday) at halftime of a football game, the clever marketing folks at Disney have launched a weekend tease with this latest poster. It's a nice, Drew Struzan-y design with half dark, half... More »
By Jason Gorber   

Twitch Readers! Go See ROOM For Free

One of the knockout hits on this Fall's festival circuit has been Lenny Abrahamson's Brie Larson-starring Room. With a seemingly bleak premise, the film succeeds wildly at capturing an incredible perspective and doing it in an emotional and uplifting way.... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

The Many Faces Of Tom Hanks

There is a new cold war thriller in cinemas called Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg (one of his finest works even, according to Christopher Bourne), written by a team including the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks. And... More »
By Ard Vijn   

New York 2015 Review: BRIDGE OF SPIES, A Thrilling Throwback To An Earlier Era

The New York Film Festival's transition in the past few years from being more or less purely a showcase for the crème-de-la-crème of world cinema (which it still largely is) to being an increasingly prominent stop on the way to... More »

Texas Frightmare Weekend Adds Robert Englund To Its 2016 Roster

The Southwest's largest horror convention, Dallas's Texas Frightmare Weekend, has given TwitchFilm an early look at their latest guest additions, and this one is a major catch! TFW has confirmed Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, to an already stellar list... More »
By J Hurtado   

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA: Robert Rodriguez May Direct James Cameron Produced Manga Adaptation

THR is reporting that Robert Rodriguez is in talks to direct the live action adaptation of the manga Battle Angel Alita. Avatar and Titanic director James Cameron has been longing to get this project going for many, many moons. The last... More »
By Andrew Mack   
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