SUNDAYS: Warner Bros Gets Rights To Make Micha Rozema's Short Into A Feature

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has won the rights to turn Micha Rozema's short film Sundays into a feature film. Rozema shared his short film with the world on Monday and at least three major studios were reported to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Stephen Irwin Delivers More Glorious Oddity With THE OBVIOUS CHILD!

UK animator Stephen Irwin is an enormous favorite here at TwitchFilm, his work constantly spinning off into unexpected, bizarre and oftentimes grotesque territory to hilarious effect. And all of these things are very much true of his latest effort, The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: WHITE GOD, When Dogs Inherit The Earth

Doggedly heavy on allegory, Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó's White God (originally Fehér Isten) has a relatively simple premise: beware the comeuppance for those that treat badly those they believe to be inferior. At its heart, the film plays as if... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

BLIND MASSAGE Takes Top Honours At 9th Asian Film Awards

Lou Ye's Blind Massage was named Best Film at the 9th Asian Film Awards, which were announced at a star-studded ceremony at The Venetian in Macau last night. The film also won the Best Cinematographer award. Jiang Wen's glitzy... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: 52 TUESDAYS, A Revelation In Storytelling

It is rare that a filmmaker's fiction debut feature is as assured, polished, and incredibly moving as Sophie Hyde's 52 Tuesdays. Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award at Sundance 2014 (among numerous awards), not only does it tell the... More »
  

Review: MAN FROM RENO, Hit & Miss Neo-Noir

Dave Boyle's fifth feature, Man From Reno, is in many ways both refreshing and frustrating in its pulp leanings. It is far less a typical pulse-pounding thriller, and more a good ol' fashioned mystery with its roots firmly planted in... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hey Australia! Win 1 Of 5 Copies of FOYLE'S WAR Series 9 DVD!

To celebrate the release of Series 9 of the fantastic British crime thriller / drama Foyle's War on DVD, we have 5 copies to giveaway to our Australian readers. Michael Kitchen returns to the screen for a final time as Detective... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's THE LAST CIRCUS!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things wrap up this week with a March 28th screening of his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The BLUE DEMON Gets an Upgrade In Japanese Video Game Adaptation

The bad guy gets an upgrade in Blue Demon ver 2.0 (Ao Oni v 2.0), Maegawa Hideaki's big screen adaptation of the Japanese PC game, and while the story line is absolutely stock stuff - a group of teens enter... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Lost Treasure Found! Behold The TOP KNOT DETECTIVE!

In Japan he was known as the Deductive Reasoning Ronin but in Australia? In Australia he was the Top Knot Detective and he's being brought back to screens in this documentary web series by Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce. What's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Now On Blu-Ray: Peter Cushing In CORRUPTION From Grindhouse Releasing

Christopher Lee. Vincent Price. Peter Cushing.These were the titans of horror films for a good thirty year stretch beginning in the late '50s with Hammer Horror's rise following the release of The Curse of Frankenstein. Price focused more on the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2015: SONG OF THE SEA Wins

Oscar nominee Song of the Sea saw off the competition to win the Grand Prize at the second Tokyo Anime Award Festival. Director Tomm Moore's beautifully animated film tells the story of a little girl with the ability to transform... More »
  

Ringo Lam's WILD CITY Teaser: Watch It And Believe

It's Ringo Lam, baby, and that means Wild City is on its way, and it looks like a good ride is a-coming, at least according to this teaser.The film is now in post-production, according to Variety. It's the first to... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Fan-Animated STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER Lets The Empire Strike Back

Filling in for our resident Jedi Master Jason Gorber, the once vibrant pre-teen Star Wars fan in me is just giddy over animator Paul Johnson's stellar, 80s Anime-inspired short film Star Wars: TIE Fighter. Fans of the classic Star Wars... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E08, RICO (Or, Let's Reassess In Six Months)

For all of its strengths, one thing Better Call Saul appears to lack is a firm sense of its overall narrative. Breaking Bad seasons are like lessons in structure, but this prequel doesn't appear to have quite the same composition.... More »
By Simon Cocks   
  

Trailer Alert! BOMBAY VELVET From Anurag Kashyap First Look Here

The first trailer for Anurag Kashyap's upcoming Bombay Velvet is finally here.The film, Kashyap's follow up to his critically acclaimed dark thriller Ugly, is a period gangster piece set in '60s Bombay. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, who appears to... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

The Director Of BUNOHAN Returns With Supernatural Noir INTERCHANGE. Take A Look Behind The Scenes!

Malaysia's Dain Said won much love in these parts with his action-drama Bunohan, a compelling fusion of arthouse craft with pulpy crime elements that ultimately took Said and his creation to top level festivals around the globe and marking him... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

IP MAN 3: Are You Ready For Mike Tyson vs. Donnie Yen?

Production began on Ip Man 3 today. All the familiar players are in place. Raymond Wong will produce. Wilson Yip will direct. Donnie Yen will reprise his role as Yip Man. Then just to mix things up a bit, former... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

I KILL GIANTS: Adaptation Of Graphic Novel Gets Full Financing

Variety reported last night that the live action adaptation of Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura's 2008 graphic novel series I Kill Giants has received full financing come from Treehouse Pictures. The adaptation will be directed by Danish filmmaker Anders Walter and the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Have Your Say: Does GHOST IN THE SHELL Still Have A Future?

There sure is no shortage of Ghost in the Shell news lately. After many a false start, a live-action version by Dreamworks seems to be pretty much underway, starring Scarlett Johansson in the lead role. Meanwhile, on the animated front,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
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