Black Nights 2015 Review: GHOST MOUNTAINEER, The Scariest Stories Are True

Growing up in Canada, you develop a healthy respect for the cold, when you could die just from being caught outside, not to mention activities that could have you buried under snow, or trapped in places with no civilization for... More »

Five Flavours 2015 Review: THE LIGHT SHINES ONLY THERE Finds Hope In The Darkness

Sleepy Hokkaido sets the stage for an unusual friendship in The Light Shines Only There, in which a stoic young man holding on to a secret pain befriends a yellow-toothed, happy-go-lucky wastrel on parol. Destitution, emotional turmoil abound, yet this... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Black Nights 2015 Review: MA, A Mesmerizing Study In Movement And Myth

Celia Rowlson-Hall studied choreography and dance, but has turned her considerable talents in those areas to film and video, and her first feature-length film Ma is a experimental wonder, a strange retelling of the Virgin Mary, which becomes a pilgrimage... More »

Black Nights 2015 Review: NIGHT SHIFT, Iranian Drama Meets Hitchcock

Niki Karimi has had a stellar career in Iranian cinema, first beginning as an actor, and moving into writing and directing in the past decade. Her most recent feature, Night Shift, is a serious and unusual blend of domestic drama... More »

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING In Cinemas!

Thanks to Australian distributor Icon Film Distribution, we have FIVE double passes for Absolutely Anything to give away to our readers. This outrageous comedy is directed by Terry Jones (Life of Brian) and stars Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley,... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

IP MAN 3 Hong Kong Trailer: "Ip Man's Wing Chun Isn't The Real Thing"

Director Wilson Yip and action superstar Donnie Yen's latest collaboration, Ip Man 3, will be released in its native Hong Kong in just over a month's time. Fans living in UK, Australia and New Zealand will also get to see... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

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 »

New York Korean 2015 Interview: Director Shin Su-won On MADONNA's Disturbing Real-Life Inspirations

Director Shin Su-won's Madonna is a stark and disturbing parable of extreme class inequality, rich versus poor, and society's increasing lack of value for human life.  At the New York Korean Film Festival, Director Shin explained how the sight of... More »
By Diva Vélez   

Disaster Strikes The CREW

While recent events are certainly going to pose challenges when it comes to selling an air disaster film in Russia it certainly appears as though director Nikolay Lebedev has delivered a high quality one with his upcoming Crew.A young pilot... More »
By Todd Brown   

New York Korean 2015 Interview: Ryoo Seung-wan On VETERAN's International Success And The Possibilities Of Leaving The Action Genre

Little did we know when we spoke with director Ryoo Seung-wan over the phone for the Los Angeles premiere of his Korean blockbuster, Veteran, that he would be here in the flesh as part of the New York Korean Film... More »
By Diva Vélez   

Stop Whatever You're Doing And Watch The Trailer For VIKING. Because, Hot Damn.

Whatever you're doing right now, this is better. Really. After releasing a behind the scenes reel a little while back that promised a period epic that truly deserved the epic label the first proper trailer for Andrey Kravchuk's Viking has... More »
By Todd Brown   

New York Korean 2015 Interview: Ko Ah-sung On OFFICE, Bong Joon-ho And The Power Of Song Kang-ho And Tilda Swinton

From her memorable feature debut in director Bong Joon-ho's 2006 monster opus, The Host/Gwoemul, to her recent reunion with the director for the international hit, Snowpiercer, and many interesting projects in between, Ko Ah-sung has been determined to carve out... More »
By Diva Vélez   

Review: COURTED Finds Humour Without A Trial

Winner of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at this year's Venice Film Festival, Christian Vincent's dryly comic courtroom drama was selected as the opening film for the 44th Hong Kong French Cinepanorama on 18 November. Michel Racine (Fabrice Luchini)... More »
By James Marsh   

Review: LEGEND, The Full Package, Including Two Killer Roles For Tom Hardy

From his star-making role in Bronson to his box office busting turn in Mad Max: Fury Road, Tom Hardy has quickly established himself as one of the most bankable and most well respected actors working today. So what could be... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Forget About Bond, It's SPY TIME!

There's a long - and sometimes pretty fantastic - history of James Bond inspired comedies around the globe and while the OSS 117 films have long been held as the best of the lot to come out of Europe they... More »
By Todd Brown   

Night Visions 3015: Hell Up In Helsinki

Earlier this month I went to the future. I mean this somewhat literally, as my flight from Toronto to Helsinki, Finland put me 8 hours ahead, but also because I was attending the Night Visions Film Festival, a biannual celebration... More »
By Peter K.   

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   

Philip Ng Is Bruce Lee In George Nolfi's BIRTH OF THE DRAGON

Word first broke about The Adjustment Bureau director George Nolfi's upcoming Birth Of The Dragon back in February and with production just around the corner further details have arrived on the Bruce Lee biopic.Birth of The Dragon recreates the mid-1960's... More »
By Todd Brown   
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