Interview: Composing for Hell - Joseph Trapanese Talks Scoring THE RAID 2

Image source: Joecomposer.com Spoiler warning: This interview discusses specific scenes from The Raid 2.  Pay attention to the score in The Raid 2: composer Joe Trapanese's work here provides so many moments that inform (or at least help us get... More »
  

Yubari 2014 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: HOUSE Director Obayashi Nobuhiko Talks SEVEN WEEKS And The Art Of Cinema

In the pantheon of great Japanese directors the name Obayashi Nobuhiko might not immediately stand out, and until a few years ago, the man and his work were all but unknown in the West. That all changed in 2009 when... More »
  

Kneaded With Terror: GULYABANI And The Identity Of Horror Within Turkish Cinema

Orçun Benli is one of the young directors working within Turkey who has chosen to venture into horror -creating a unique film which instead of the Islamic horror which most of the genre within the country has been steadily mining... More »
  

A Turkish Eye For Horror: An Interview With AMMAR Director Ozgur Bakar

The recent debut of the trailer for Ozgur Bakar's Ammar got quite a few people excited. Looking like a combination of The Evil Dead and old-school atmosphere reliant horror film, Ammar represents one of the ever-growing new wave of horror... More »
  

Interview: WAR OF THE WORLDS: GOLIATH Director Joe Pearson

On Friday, March 7, Joe Pearson's animated steampunk sci-fi animated film War of the Worlds: Goliath will be available on iTunes, Dish TV, Direct TV and cable VOD. It will also screen in select theaters in LA and NYC. I... More »
  

Watch This Interview With Joko Anwar, Director Of MODUS ANOMALI And FORBIDDEN DOOR

This is from RealTalk, a webseries of interviews with some of the most prominent voices in Indonesia, created by Hannah Al Rashid (Modus Anomali, V/H/S 2), where they tell the brutally honest opinion and stuffs that is rarely seen... More »
  

KILLERS Questions With Director Timo Tjahjanto And Stars Kitamura Kazuki And Takanashi Rin

After it's world premiere at Sundance director Timo Tjahjanto brought his latest film, Killers straight over to Japan for a screening ahead of it's February 1st release. Tjahjanto, one of half of the Mo Brothers with his filmmaking partner Kimo... More »
  

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW? Director Arvin Chen Talks Families, Stereotypes, And Coming Out As Gay In Taipei

US-born director Arvin Chen had a festival hit with his Taiwanese-made 2010 debut, Au Revoir Taipei. Chen's follow up, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? is the warm-hearted story of a husband and father at odds with the truth of... More »
  

Interview: Kore-eda Hirokazu Talks LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Regarded by many as the best contemporary Japanese filmmaker and spiritual heir to the master filmmaker and humanist, Ozu Yasujiro, Kore-eda Hirokazu has been making quiet, deeply affecting films about childhood, family and death. I told myself not to cry... More »
  

17th Japanese Film Festival 2013: Twitch Interviews Two Greats!

The 17th Japanese Film Festival is on full swing in Melbourne, playing commercial fare, classics and festival favorites that have been igniting the rest of the world this year.Twitch colleagues Andrew Mack and Diva Vélez got to sit down with... More »
  

CAUGHT IN THE WEB: Chen Kaige Talks Cyber-bullying And Media Manipulation

For thirty years, director Chen Kaige has exposed the ills and societal unrest left behind by China's Cultural Revolution in films like Yellow Earth and the Oscar-nominated Farewell My Concubine. With his latest film, Caught in the Web, the story... More »
  

Donnie Yen Teaches Action Star 101, Reveals Troubles With SPECIAL ID

We caught up with superstar Donnie Yen, who gave us the facts about his never-ending schedule of projects, some words of wisdom for wuxia wannabes and revealed his struggles with the film he came to premiere at the New York... More »
  

Miki Satoshi on IT'S ME, IT'S ME, Directing 33 Kamenashi Kazuyas, And His Weird New TV Drama

I had the chance to speak with one of the brightest directors in Japan; Miki Satoshi moved to features after finding fame as a television comedy writer. Miki blends his wonderfully weird humour with the question of identity in the... More »
  

Tokyo 2013 Interview: Film REKORDER Mikhail Red Talks Cinema Pirates And Pioneers

At just 21 years of age Filipino filmmaker Mikhail Red has written and directed his first feature length film. Mikhail started his career early under the guidance of his father Raymond Red, a key figure in Filipino independent cinema and the... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bong Joon-ho On Casting SNOWPIERCER (Part 2 of 3)

Last week, Twitch was gifted the opportunity to spend an hour talking to South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho about his hugely-anticipated science-fiction thriller Snowpiercer. The film opened in Bong's homeland back in August, where it quickly became his most succesful... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bong Joon-ho On The Weinsteins, Tarantino And SNOWPIERCER (Part 1 of 3)

One of the best - and for the vast majority of people still hotly-anticipated - films of the year is Bong Joon-ho's fantastic science fiction thriller, Snowpiercer, in which the sole survivors of a nuclear winter reside within a single... More »
  

Tokyo 2013 Interview: Watanabe Hirobumi, The Not-So-Foolish Piggy, Talks AND THE MUD SHIP SAILS AWAY

And the Mud Ship Sails Away is an entertaining indie comedy set in Tochigi prefecture, a few hours north of Tokyo. It stars Shibukawa Kiyohiko as Takashi, an unemployed, unmotivated slob who one day gets a visit from a girl... More »
  

Keanu Reeves And Tiger Chen Talk MAN OF TAI CHI And The Meaning Of Martial Arts Films

Talk to Keanu Reeves and Tiger Hu Chen about their new film Man of Tai Chi? Whoa! Joking aside, it was a rare chance and one for which I was grateful. Reeves is a fascinating figure who has crafted a solid... More »
  

Tokyo 2013 Interview: Fukada Koji On His Rohmer-Inflected AU REVOIR L' ETE

Director Fukada Koji is no stranger to the Tokyo International Film Festival. His first feature Hospitalité was awarded the prize in the Japanese Eye section in 2010 before going on to screen at many other film festivals. Au revoir l'... More »
  

Interview: Yuasa Masaaki Talks About Anime! Part 2 of 2: Film, Music and Eroticism...

In part one of our interview with renowned animator Yuasa Masaaki, we covered the release of his new short Kick-Heart, the way it was produced and funded. In this second -- and much longer -- part, we cover pretty much... More »
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