Black Nights 2015 Review: THE BRIDE, Love In The Ruins

Federico García Lorca's play Blood Wedding has been popular for over 80 years, for its level of drama akin to Greek tragedy, blood feuds between families, and one woman caught between two men she loves. In The Bride, Paula Ortiz... More »

Black Nights 2015 Review: GRANDMA, Lily Tomlin At Her Finest

Lily Tomlin is having a renaissance, and we should all be thankful for that. A consummate performer and comedian, she has aged not only gracefully, but in strength as an actor. And her skills are on full display in Grandma.... More »

A Second Bizarre Teaser For THE MUSK Heads Off To See The Wizard ...

We've seen a pair of teasers for George Nevada's upcoming indie-slasher The Musk and, frankly, I'm not convinced we've seen a single shot from the actual film itself. But, hey, when you're making a movie about a scarecrow clad killer,... More »
By Todd Brown   

Exclusive Clip: IRAQI ODYSSEY, A Scattered Family And Their Shared Dream

The Swiss entry for this year's Academy Awards, Iraqi Odyssey is an epic documentary that looks at Iraq from a single, yet complex perspective. The family of filmmaker Samir has scattered all over the world, although they remain committed to... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: CAROL, A Magnificent Mood For A Story That Doesn't Quite Connect

Todd Haynes' Carol is an objectively beautiful film. It is exquisitely acted, hauntingly shot and meticulously well-designed. And it left me surprisingly cold. The same-sex melodrama presents an interesting case where form and content match up a little too well.... More »
By Ben Croll   

Who Is The Prey In This Trailer For Argentinian Horror Thriller PRESAGIO (OMEN)?

When I was down at the Morbido Film Festival a young filmmaker from Argentina, Matias Salinas, was hell bent on meeting me. Not because I was me (Derrr!) but because of us, TwitchFilm. He wanted us to be the first... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Review: FRANCESCA, A Visually Striking Homage To The Famed Italian Genre

Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti, disappeared 15 years ago. A psychopath, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, is intent on cleansing the city of "impure and damned souls". Moretti and Succo, the police detectives in... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Interview: Rick Alverson On ENTERTAINMENT And Other Dirty Words

When it comes time for year-end list-making, of all the memorable films in the running, not one will resemble Rick Alverson's bitter film, Entertainment. It's a tough film to summarize, mostly because the events of the film are secondary to... More »
By Zach Gayne   

Fantastic Short CROW HAND!!! Now Available For All to Enjoy

Brian Lonano's short CROW HAND!!! has been making the rounds at film festivals over the past year, including Film4 FrightFest, SXSW, Fantasia, Stanley Film Festival ... well, I could go on. And it goes to show that you can make... More »

Crowdfund This! Black Metal Doc BLACKHEARTS Offers Up Perks From The Titans Of The Genre!

It was earlier this month that Twitch shared an exclusive clip from upcoming documentary Blackhearts - one in which the members of Colombian black metal act Luciferian literally sell their souls to Satan in hopes of raising their chances of... More »
By Todd Brown   

Short Film, Short Review: If You Listen Closely You Can Still Hear Their VOICES

A young newspaper reporter Alonso is sent to investigate police reports of the disappearance of children down a mysterious hole that suddenly appeared in a warehouse. There he bumps into Ramon who describes himself as a "news reporter, journalist, and... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Review: LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS Documents Romance Novel Obsession

So there's this whole entire feature length documentary about the contemporary romance novel, and the women who read them. Make no mistake, they are legion, and they truly eat them up. (Just short of literally!) If the topic sounds unworthy, think... More »
By Jim Tudor   

Morbido 2015: Award Winners And Final Thoughts

I have been back home safe and sound from Morbido for a couple weeks now. My sanity is still in question though. It was a tremendous weekend of cinematic highs. I have seen things that I cannot unsee. I... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Giveaway: Win A Blu-ray Of Sono Sion's TOKYO TRIBE From XLrator Media

XLrator Media will be releasing Sono Sion's hip hop musical crazy fest, Tokyo Tribe, on DVD and Blu-ray on December 1st. TwitchFilm has two Blu-rays to give to lucky readers in the U.S.In a futuristic Japan, territorial street gangs form... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Review: DANGEROUS MEN? Enema On Drugs!

Dangerous Men's Iranian born director John S. Rad (Jahangir Salehi Yeganehrad) left only this odd cinematic totem of his existence on earth when he died in 2007, soon after the film's belated (and extremely limited) theatrical release in 2005. While he'd... More »
By J Hurtado   

Giveaway: Win A DVD And Signed Poster From Jason Trost's HOW TO SAVE US

Jason Trost's How To Save Us has been out on DVD and Blu-ray for a couple weeks now. If you haven't picked up a copy yet we can save you the trouble by giving you a copy on DVD. And... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Review: SPOTLIGHT, A True Story Proves Both Enthralling And Appalling

Consistently gripping, Tom McCarthy's Spotlight tells the true story of an investigation by the Boston Globe newspaper that had far-ranging implications. The film serves as a tribute to the power of the press, as well as a warning sign for... More »
By Peter Martin   

Review: ENTERTAINMENT Embraces An Absurdity And Melancholy That Is Extraordinary To Behold

Many would say there are two distinct poles to cinema-going. There are those times when you want something warm and familiar. It's comfort food you can share with your family. Not too sweet or sour, not too heavy. And then... More »
By Ben Umstead   

CANNON BUSTERS: Check Out This Great Concept Art (And A Teaser!)

It is already a year ago that a Kickstarter campaign was started for funding a pilot for a Cannon Busters television series. That one brought in well over its limit of $120,000, and an ongoing funding campaign added to... More »
By Ard Vijn   

New Trailer for BODY Gets Dark and Sinister

Dan Berk and Robert Olsen's twisted Hitchcockian thriller Body has been making the rounds at genre festivals, and is set for release on December 11th in the US (VOD on December 29th). The new trailer has dropped, and gives more... More »
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