Crowdfund This: ORIENT CITY, A Hand Drawn Samurai-Western Animation

There is just something about the combinations of the western and samurai film genres that can produce some real movie magic. They have complemented each other over the decades and history is rife with great examples of influences (Seven Samurai... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Horror Heavy Lineup For 2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival

Watching something grow into what you always believed it could be is joyful stuff. I've had my experience doing just that with events before. The communal aspect of events makes them different than writing, which is normally pretty solitary, even... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

NYC Happenings: Rooftop Films Summer Series Celebrates 20th Edition With More Screenings And Live Music Than Ever

One of the best things about summer in New York City is the bonanza of outdoor cultural activities on offer every day of the week. Specifically, it's a great time for outdoor film screenings and live concerts. One of the... More »
  

NYC Happenings: BAMcinemaFest, NYC's Premier Independent Film Showcase, Returns With a Wide-Ranging Slate

BAMcinemaFest, New York's premier independent film showcase, returns for its eighth edition with a typically eclectic, wide-ranging slate presenting some of the most interesting, challenging, and acclaimed American independent films to play the festival circuit. Screening from June 15 through... More »
  

Cannes 2016 Review: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH VILMOS ZSIGMOND, A Sparkling Tribute

From the opening shot where the subject is adjusting the lighting, tweaking the seating height, futzing with back illumination and checking the camera's gamma, you know that Close Encounters With Vilmos Zsigmond is not an everyday documentary. But Vilmos... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Six New Sci-fi, Action And Thriller Films In Deal Between Minds Eye, Bridgegate and VMI

Minds Eye Entertainment, the studio that brought us Paul Solet's Grace, Pascal Laugier's Tall Man, and the recent Western flick Forsaken starring Kiefer and Donald Sutherland, has entered into a production pact with Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide. The first... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Tribeca 2016 Review: ALWAYS SHINE, In Which The Hollywood Dream Factory Becomes A Nightmare

Director Sophia Takal more than fulfills the considerable promise of her debut Green with her second feature, a film that often looks, acts and feels like a thriller/horror flick, but at its heart is a dramatic treatise on the tyranny... More »
  

Unobstructed View Is Bringing Arrow Video Releases To Canada!

This is tremendous news for Canadian cult film fans.   Arrow Video, one of the premiere home video distributors from the UK, and Canadian distributor Unobstructed View have formed a partnership that will see Arrow releases on our store shelves... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: THE DARKNESS Inhabits The Creepy Edge Of Suburbia

For his latest adventure in suspense, director Greg McLean reins in the blood and guts to focus on a family under attack by forces both interior and exterior. McLean established his international reputation with the gruesome Wolf Creek more than... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Frontières@Fantasia: Fantasia Alumni Return, First Wave Of Market Titles Announced

The countdown is on as the Fantasia International Film Festival approaches this July and the Frontieres Co-production Market is always a highlight for us at TwitchFilm. As the co-production market continues to grow in size and it’s influence can be... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: FYNBOS, Brilliantly Anti-Cathartic Cinema

A young white woman in high heels walks down a street in a black working-class neighborhood. Though clearly on edge, she walks with a purpose. She pauses at a row of trash cans. Clothes billow in the wind, threaded on... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

NYC Happenings: Katra Film Series, A Monthly Short Film Showcase From Around The World

New York's definintely not short on film events, but Katra Film Series deserves a special mention because it serves as a showcase specifically for carefully curated short films by emerging artists from all over the world. Katra, a Mediteranean themed... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

SAVAGE DOG: Marko Zaror And Scott Adkins Are Reuniting!

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, this sales art from Cannes is all we have right now to let you know that Marko Zaror and Scott Adkins are reuniting for a new film... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

NY Indian Film Fest 2016: SAHEB BIBI GOLAAM, A Bengali Triptych Thriller

A hitman, a hooker, and a hustler all with hearts of gold: these are the three main characters in Pratim D. Gupta's latest thriller, Saheb Bibi Golaam (The Drifters). Except, these three aren't exactly virtuous, they have their pecadillos and... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Crowdfund This: ROBODOC: The Creation of Robocop Documentary. Would You Buy This For A Dollar?

Has it been nearly 30 years since Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-violent action pic Robocop sprayed copious amounts of guts and blood across screens around the World? The action flick riddled with bullets and social commentary, some of which would seem prophetic... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Bill Plympton Is Giving Away Hitler Satire, HITLER'S FOLLY, For Free On June 3rd

Lauded animator Bill Plympton will be releasing his feature mockumentary Hitler’s Folly for free on Friday, June 3rd. On that day you simply have to head on over to www.plymptoons.com and you can stream the film for free! A merciless... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: I AM THALENTE Skates With Soul

We all know the sound. That clack-scrape-whoosh of a skateboard on the sidewalk. For many of us it is as close to the sport as we get. When we hear that sound most of us move out of the way... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Review: LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT, A Wandering Christ Parable

Director Rodrigo García's minimalist Christ-centered parable on fathers and sons pivots the holy man as everyman and observer. It's an approach that feels of merit: one that ultimately doesn't see earth-bound humanity and a more intangible sense of spirituality as... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE: Adam Driver Joins Michael Palin In Terry Gilliam Pic

Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has experienced many levels of development hell. Any version of the film has been in the works longer than any of the TwitchFilm crew's offspring have been alive. We are talking nearly... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Production Begins On DIRTY DOZEN Style Action-Thriller THE BASE

Yesterday, distributor XLrator Media and production company Benattar/Thomas Productions announced the start of principal photography on a new action-thriller titled The Base. The new film stars Cam Gigandet (The Magnificent Seven, Twilight) and is being directed by military veteran Jesse... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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