Review: GHOUL Feeds on Tried-and-Trusted Formulas

Horror films form a very niche and minor part of Czech cinema. Despite boasting a small list of interesting horror films, such as Juraj Herz famous The Cremator or his gothic tale Morgiana, contemporary endeavours failed to please audiences and... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

SXSW 2015 Review: MOONWALKERS, Low Ambition Helps A Loony Comedy

What if you wanted to fake a moon landing in 1969, and could get Stanley Kubrick to do it? The idea is so silly that it lends itself easily to comedy, and Moonwalkers milks it furiously, spinning into a very... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Quartz 2015: The Swiss Awards Celebrate Docu-drama DER KREIS

Since 1998, the Swiss Film Awards -- the Quartz -- have been celebrating the Swiss film industry. The 18th ceremony took place in Geneva on the Friday 13th, with awards in 11 different categories. Stefan Haupt was certainly the big... More »
  

SXSW 2015 Review: THE ECSTASY OF WILKO JOHNSON, How To Live When You're Going To Die

This movie may have saved my life. Let me explain. Not too long ago, Wilko Johnson was told he would die. The musician, a co-founder of pioneering British pub-rock band Dr. Feelgood, received a diagnosis of inoperable, terminal pancreatic cancer.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

An Oscar Winner Returns With Quirky Action Rom Com THE SURPRISE

It was all the way back in 1997 that Dutch director Mike van Diem won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar with his debut feature, Character. This is, of course, the sort of event that is typically looked at as... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Now On Blu-ray: UN BIANCO VESTITO PER MARIALE And COME CANI ARRABBIATI From Camera Obscura

As the physical media hording masses of the world look to Blu-ray as their next best option, it's only a matter of time before our favorite distributors do the same. This time around it's the underappreciated German label, Camera Obscura.... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Go Ape For The AAAAAAAAH! Poster

Sigthseers' Steve Oram will unleash his Ape-ified Romeo & Juliet epic upon us sometime in 2015, and today we've got this splendid poster to ogle over.Shot last spring, Aaaaaaaah! sees The Mighty Boosh's Julian Barratt and Green Wing's Julian Rhind-Tutt... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Now On Blu-ray: THE DEVIL'S BUSINESS And THE SLAVE From Mondo Macabro

As time marches on, more and more of our favorite cult home video distributors are making the expensive and risky jump to Blu-ray. One of the latest is the inimitable purveyors of "Holy Shit I've Never Even Heard Of That" awesomeness,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: 3 HEARTS, A Showcase For Tender Side Of Charlotte Gainsbourg

Marc (Benoit Poelvoorde of Man Bites Dog, Coco Before Chanel), a shlumpy tax investigator, just missed the train back to Paris. He now has to spend the night in a provincial town whether he likes it or not. By... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT!

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 continue this week with a March 14th screening of his As... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Interview: Benoit Jacquot On 3 HEARTS And Being Women's Director

Benoit Jacquot started his career as Marguerite Duras' assistant director in the 70s and went on to direct many films with strong female characters. In doing so, he catapulted the careers of many actresses into leading ladies of French cinema,... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Exclusive Clip: MOOMINS ON THE RIVIERA Introduces A Delightful Family To France

What exquisite timing! And what a delightful clip! Moomins on the Riviera will enjoy its US premiere at the New York International Children's Film Festival in New York on Saturday, March 14. That will be "60 years after [Tove] Jansson's... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

There's A Touch Of Wolfenstein In The Trailer For BUNKER OF THE DEAD 3D

In the annals of first person gaming Castle Wolfenstein holds a very special place. For a whole generation of geeky kids - myself included - this was the very first chance to wander through enemy territory seeing things from a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NYC Happenings: First Time Fest 2015 Showcases And Supports New Talent In Its Third Edition

First Time Fest, which runs this year through March 9, is now in its third edition, and the festival continues its mission to support and spotlight first-time filmmakers with a competition (grand prize is distribution by Cinema Libre Studio), panels,... More »
  

Nordic Genre Boost: New Films From THALE, TROLLHUNTER, METALHEAD Directors, And More

Fans of Nordic fantastic film have reason to celebrate because the Nordic Genre Boost initiative will provide development grants and access to two residential workshops to a handful of genre films projects. Of the 113 entries this year seven were chosen... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Furries! With Machine Guns! Isaki Lacuesta's MURIERON Looks Absolutely Gonzo!

Given that the old Alex de la Iglesia is still going strong there doesn't appear to be any particularly pressing need for Spain to discover a new Alex de la Iglesia, but what the hell. Isaki Lacuesta appears to be... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Band Is Back Together In Dutch Hip Hop Comedy THE MASTERS

The producer of Dick Maas' horror comedy Sint is taking a turn into very different territory with upcoming comedy The Masters but the results look as though they should prove every bit as successful as the earlier holiday splatter picture.The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: MICHIEL DE RUYTER Brings All Cannons To The Fore

(Fear the man who yells louder than William Wallace, and kills more Englishmen than Joan of Arc!) In Dutch cinema, there isn't really a tradition of celebrating our (I'm Dutch) historical heroes. Not so much because we don't have them,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

WEDNESDAY 04:45: Take a Look At The First Teaser For Tribeca Selected Thriller

It was all the way back in 2008 that we first fell in love with the work of Greek director Alexis Alexiou here at Twitch. The occasion was his debut feature Tale 52 and we expected great things to come.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out BLACK OUT Director Arne Toonen's Juvenile Gangsters In DE BOSKAMPI'S Trailer

[Updated with English subtitled version and even more fun when you can understand what they're saying!]Dutch helmer Arne Toonen burst on to our radar here at TwitchFilm a few years back with the release of his 2012 feature Black Out.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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