Man, Maiden, Monster. Watch Cameron Macgowan's Ghastly Love Story LIEBE Now

Ah, true love. There's just no telling where it will strike, a fact played to great comedic effect by director Cameron Macgowan in his short film Liebe. After a hugely successful festival run that saw the film screen at dozens... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Warsaw 2014 Review: THE COFFIN IN THE MOUNTAIN, An Entertaining And Cleverly Written Black Comedy

To make effective use of multi-perspective narrative is never an easy task, but first-time helmer Xin Yukun has found a perfectly workable way of implementing the risky technique within a story of a peaceful, rural Chinese village forcefully awakened from... More »
  

Watch This Exclusive Clip From MISFIRE

In advance of its release on DVD and VOD on October 21, we have an exclusive clip from R. Ellis Frazier's movie Misfire to share with you. A fearless D.E.A. agent waging a one man crusade against drug cartels on the... More »
  

Watch Conor Holt's Acclaimed Indie SciFi Short A BETTER LIFE

Fresh off a hugely successful festival run, Twitch is proud to present the online premiere of Conor Holt's indie scifi short A Better Life. Very much the sort of scifi driven by ideas and characters more than effects and flash... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Warsaw 2014 Review: GENTLE, A Polished And Splendidly Acted Adaptation Of Dostoyevsky's Touching Short Story

Le-Van Kiet's Gentle starts with an unexpectedly drastic scene, as if trying to wash away the tranquility so pleasantly accentuated by the film's opening credits and its intriguing title, inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1876 short story 'A Gentle Creature'.From the... More »
  

Warsaw 2014 Review: FANTASIA, A Beautifully-Lensed, But Overly Familiar Chinese Indie

In Wang Chao's Fantasia, one family's struggle to overcome a personal crisis, inevitably worsened by the father's progressive terminal illness, serves its purpose as a catalyst for the director to weave a tale of seemingly great social significance. Even though... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Indie Thriller BAD TURN WORSE (aka WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE)

A selection of the 2013 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival - back when it was known as We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - Zeke and Simon Hawkins' indie thriller Bad Turn Worse hits limited theatrical release,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: This ANIMAL Has Little Bite For So Many Teeth

Five friends go for a hike into the woods. For two of them, siblings Jeff and Alissa, it is one last visit to an area where their family used to go camping, before developers take over the land. Alissa's boyfriend Matt... More »
  

Exclusive Clip: THE HACKER WARS, Trapwire, Hacktivists, And You

What is "Trapwire," and why does it matter to U.S. residents? In an exclusive clip from The Hacker Wars, a documentary by Vivien Lesnik Weisman that opens in New York on Friday, October 17, we get a glimpse into the world... More »
  

Camera Japan 2014 Review: FORMA Demands Attention

(This review won't scratch the surface, and that is fully intentional...) At the start of Forma, you see one of its protagonists stick a pen in a cardboard box, making a small hole. She then puts the box on her... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Don't Answer The Door For Mike Chester's TRICK OR TREATERS

A major pet peeve of mine is the casting of actors in their late twenties or early thirties to play teenagers. Yes, it's been going on forever and I understand the mechanics of why it happens but it remains a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: WHIPLASH Taps A Confident Beat

It's a pretty quick turnaround to go from Sundance 2013 award-winning short film to Sundance 2014 opening nighter. But for 28-year-old director Damien Chazelle, when opportunity knocks, there's no need to bide your time. It's no surprise that Jason Blum... More »
  

Review: THE OVERNIGHTERS, A Shattering Experience

It's a rare and beautiful thing when a film can surprise you. I was taken completely off guard by The Overnighters, a film that I figured would be a stark if a bit earnest take on post-recession America. What I... More »
  

Watch Jon Yeo's LEVIATHAN AGES And Learn Wisdom From The Tentacled Emperor

It was just over a year ago that we posted a pair of teasers for Jon Yeo's Leviathan Ages, a unique and compelling short that Yeo put together over the span of two years. And now, having completed a lengthy... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Opening: ST. VINCENT, A Showcase For Bill Murray

Normally there are event films that draw people in, big spectacles that just can't be replicated at home. Then there are the arty films that are still accessible, not something that's too dour or experimental to seem out of place... More »
  

Magnet and XYZ Partner To Unleash The Evil Of XX On The World

What's better than badass women making badass horror films? Are you ready for a new point of view? Magnet and XYZ Films are going to blast the doors off of the anthology horror vehicle with XX! Magnet is fully financing and... More »
  

Vancouver 2014 Review: WELCOME TO ME Stokes The Fires Of Disability Discourse

Kristen Wiig has been enjoying a lengthy run of success since leaving Saturday Night Live in 2012. Her humor is punctuated by awkward, uncomfortable stares, or lines delivered with more weight -- loneliness, sadness, regret -- than they seem to... More »
  

What Is THE STATUE WHISPERS DEATH? Watch The Intriguing Teaser ...

While we can't say for sure what, exactly, The Statue Whispers Death actually is, this new thirty second teaser leaves us hungry to find out more. But here's what we do know: It's obviously got a heavy influence from classic... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Latest DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Trailer Goes Red Band

Justin Simien's indie satire Dear White People hits screens October 17th and while early teasers and clips have certainly let us know what the film's all about we certainly haven't gotten the full bite of the comedy until this latest... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out Phil Mucci's Video For Monster Magnet's 'The Duke'

We don't cover a ton of music video work here at Twitch but we make exceptions for directors we like. And we really, really like Phil Mucci whose work we've covered both as a music video director and in short... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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