Review: 6 YEARS Succeeds Wildly In Exploring A Precarious Relationship

Young love can be so damn difficult. This is the fertile soil tilled in Hannah Fidell's 6 Years, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut feature A Teacher. As in that film, Fidell employs a distinctly naturalistic filmmaking style to... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA: No Shortage Of Swordplay In This Exclusive Clip

Claudio Fah's Northmen: A Viking Saga was released by Anchor Bay on VOD last week. We have an exclusive clip to share with you from the film's final battle scene, perhaps tipping your scales in favor of watching it. It features features... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

BLOOD FEAST: Watch The Cast Videos From Upcoming Gore Remake

A reminder that the Blood Feast crowdfunding campaign is fully on its way. The contemporary remake of Herschel Gordon Lewis` 1963 horror flick is looking to fans of the original horror flick and fans of gore horror in general to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Exclusive ALTO Clip: A Lesbian Love Affair Comes Out, Plus: 7 Tips For Transitioning Filmmakers

We have two clips to share with you from Alto, which describes itself as "a NYC mafia flavored lesbian rom com."  That really says it all, doesn't it? If not, the official synopsis should do the trick: "Frankie (Diana DeGarmo, American Idol)... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive Clip: LOW AND BEHOLD, After Hurricane Katrina, What Then?

Where were you when Hurricane Katrina blew through? One of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States, Hurricane Katrina initially formed as a tropical storm on August 23, 2005, became a hurricane shortly after making landfall in Florida,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Kickstart This! THE HELPER - A Hong Kong Documentary

One side of Hong Kong that is almost never seen on film is the world of domestic helpers. In a city fuelled by the financial and business sectors, where parents work incredibly long hours every day, it is still commonplace... More »
By James Marsh   
  

OUIJA 2: OCULUS' Mike Flanagan Continues Franchise With Annalise Basso In The Lead

There are fans of Mike Flanagan's work (Absentia and Oculus) here at Twitch so we anticipate anything new from the director, even if it is a budding new franchise like Ouija. THR reported earlier today that Flanagan has found himself attached... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

The Many Faces Of Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck has been in the news a lot lately, and while his private shenanigans are none of my concern, film-wise the waves he's making seem to bode well for the future. Word from the set of the upcoming Superman... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: BIG SKY, A Modest, Quiet Survival Drama

Like many sophomore features, Jorge Michel Grau's Big Sky suffers a bit by comparison with what came before. That's especially so because Grau debuted with the immensely impressive Somos lo que hay (We Are What We Are), an atmospheric character... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: MISTRESS AMERICA, Easy, Breezy Comedy With A Point

After falling into a depressing, dour pit with 2010's Greenberg, director Noah Baumbach rebounded with the far more lighthearted and sprightly Frances Ha, which he co-wrote with Greta Gerwig. Their collaboration continued on a successful note with last year's While... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

VAMPIR: Watch The Atmospheric Teaser For Anya Beyersdorf's Latest

Acclaimed Australian writer-director Anya Beyersdorf (Gayby) returns to screens with her new short, Vampir, which we last heard of back in March when she was running a crowd funding campaign to source the final bit of their budget for the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BANG BANG BABY: High School, Rock And Roll, And Mutants In The Trailer For Canadian Oddity

Evil Dead star Jane Levy takes the lead opposite Justin Chatwin in Jeffrey St Jules' award winning Canadian oddity Bang Bang Baby. How odd? Picture an early 1960's sock hop musical featuring a lonely high school girl, a rock and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Portland 2015: Festival Announces Lineup And The SonuvaZombiefilmmaker!

The third annual Portland Film Festival happens from September 1st through 7th this year. With a program featuring 80 narrative and documentary feature films and 134 short films the festival announced their feature film competition programs, opening and closing screenings, music... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: ONE & TWO, Emotionally Rich And Surprisingly Mystical

Isolation can be a killer. For the children who are the heart and soul of One and Two, that's especially so, given that they have been raised in isolation, surrounded by a giant wall. Eva (Kiernan Shipka, Mad Men) and... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS, A Lovely, Comforting Film

People, Places, Things is a dry, almost forgettable title that refers to a film much better than those adjectives strung together by commas. It's a quotidian moniker for a film that's kind of exceptional, celebrated not only because of its... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

PORTAL TO HELL: Roddy Piper Battles Cthulhu In Teaser For Wrestling Icon's Final Film

The Great Old One is being summoned into the basement of a disused apartment building and the only man who can stop Cthulhu's arrival is wrestling great Rowdy Roddy Piper. That's the basic hook on Portal To Hell!!! (yes, the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive Stills From US-Italy Slasher THE MUSK

The son of Italian farmers, one of which was Italian actor Tony Di Mitri, director George Nevada grew up in the US. When he's not helming his Boston restaurant, he's making films in Italy, such as the forthcoming slasher The... More »
  

Christopher Nolan Presents THE QUAY BROTHERS IN 35MM Tour, Trailer, And Blu-Ray

Massive news today for fans of creepy, old-school animators, The Quay Brothers, who've influenced at least one whole generation of other creepy filmmakers and storytellers, including Christoper Nolan.Partnering with Zeitgeist Films and Syncopy, Nolan and the Quays are embarking on... More »
  

Now On DVD: Mondo Macabro's Grexploitation Duo TANGO OF PERVERSION And THE WIFE KILLER

Mondo Macabro opens their new Greek Exploitation Collection with a pair of sleazy crime films from '70s director Dacosta Carayan. The releases, 1974's Tango of Perversion and 1976's The Wife Killer, both bring light to a little known and even... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

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 »
By Todd Brown   
  
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