There's a Bit Of Bluth In Trailer For French Animation DOFUS LIVRE 1: JULITH

There's something refreshing to the trailer for Jean-Jaques Denis and Wakfu director Anthony Roux's upcoming French animated feature Dofus Livre 1: Julith. For while the film clearly makes use of the full range of modern tools at the animators' disposal... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Podcast: Welcome To HumanSide - LADY SNOWBLOOD And Nicolas Winding Refn On THE ACT OF SEEING

HumanSide is a new bimonthly podcast on TwitchFilm dedicated to exploring the human side of popular culture. Our first episode explores the reasoning behind HumanSide, a look at the Criterion Collection's recent release of The Lady Snowblood Collection and an interview... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

First Trailer For Paul Verhoeven's ELLE: New Language, Old Tricks?

Paul Verhoeven's films can usually be divided into one of two camps: heavy-masculine sci-fi action (Total Recall, Starship Troopers), or heavy-feminine psychosexual thriller (Basic Instinct, Showgirls). He has returned after nearly a decade's absence, and his new film, Elle (based... More »
  

Til Schweiger Comes In Bullets Blazing In NICK: OFF DUTY

How big a star is Til Schweiger in his native Germany? Well, how's this for an indicator: After appearing in just four episodes of long running German cop show Tatort - a series that has been more or less in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bounty Hunters At The End Of The World In Bouli Lanners' Berlin Selected LES PREMIERS, LES DERNIERS

Civilization may be crumbling but Cochise and Gilou - the bounty hunters at the center of Boulie Lanners' Les Premiers, Les Derniers - still have a job to do. And someone out there has a stolen phone full of sensitive... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive Clip: CHERRY TREE, A Startling Proposition To A 15 Year Old Girl

In an exclusive clip from Irish horror movie Cherry Tree, a woman makes a startling proposition to a teenage girl. Available today in select theaters and also via various Video On Demand platforms, Cherry Tree follows that surprised, desperate girl as... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Russia's DUELIST Trailer Arrives With Guns Blazing

Russian writer-director Alex Mizgiryov appears to have delivered a rip roaring period adventure with his upcoming Duelist (Дуэлянт), an 1800's set piece following the exploits of a traveling duelist-for-hire. Though there are no subtitles on the trailer there is also... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: SON OF SAUL, A Unique Holocaust Horror Story

Son of Saul has two obvious strikes against it. It's a handheld, close POV movie, usually the sign of filmmakers too austere to pick up a tripod, eschewing good framing in favour of shakycam "grit." Then there's the subject... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Don't Get In The Haunted Car! But Do Check Out The Trailer For Russian Horror THE ROUTE IS BUILT (Маршрут построен)

Cinema likes haunting things. We've had haunted houses. We've had haunted dolls. We've had haunted spouses, haunted children, haunted boxes, haunted schools, haunted roads. But I don't believe that I've ever before seen a film about a haunted car. [Please... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Writer Of CELL 211 And Director Of COMBUSTION Team Up TO ROB A THIEF

Luis Tosar headlines upcoming Spanish heist film To Rob A Thief, the latest from writer Jorge Guerricaechevarría (Cell 211) and director Daniel Calparsoro (Combustion) - a combination that looks likely to deliver a slickly entertaining ride of a film.Six armed... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Taking In Refugees For Fun And Profit, WELCOME TO NORWAY!

Director Rune Denstad Langlo delivers what looks to be a remarkably timely comedy with his upcoming Welcome To Norway, a film that puts a comic spin on the refugee crisis in Europe.Per Primus is a fourth generation mountain resort hotel... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Jandino Asporaat, Jandino Asporaat And Jandino Asporaat Star In Dutch Comedy BON BINI HOLLAND

It would appear that the Dutch have a Tyler Perry to call their own in the form of Jandino Asporaat. The writer-comedian takes on multiple roles in upcoming comedy Bon Bini Holland in which a young man from Curacao (Asporaat)... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Romain Quirot's Impressive THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE ENIGMATIC PAUL W.R.

Of all the multitude of genres and sub genres out there retro-futurism is, to my mind, one of the absolute hardest to get right. Always at risk of sliding into kitsch and too-cute design schemes the retro bit and the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Impressive SciFi Short ENTITY

It was back in March of 2014 that we first caught wind of Andrew Desmond's scifi short film Entity, a picture that was just out on its festival run at the time and winning raves wherever it went. Well, that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Is There A Fatal Attraction In Danish Thriller THE MODEL?

Having taken the Best Director award at Sundance for his debut feature Teddy Bear, Denmark's Mads Matthiesen returns to the big screen soon with sexy thriller The Model.When emerging fashion model Emma gets a chance to pursue her dream of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Something Lurks Beneath Moscow In The Super Slick DIGGERS Trailer

While the concept of upcoming Russian horror Diggers (Диггеры) will undoubtedly remind some of Christopher Smith's Creep there's plenty here to like on its own merits. When the last train of the night blows through the station and disappears deep... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Possibly The Most Low Risk, Low Reward Heist Film Ever In Dutch Comedy HALLO BUNGALOW

It would appear the protagonists of Anne de Clercq's upcoming Dutch comedy Hallo Bungalow believe in managing expectations. Having grown up in the trailer park - technically a vacation bungalow complex, but it's the local equivalent - where they now... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Men With Axes. Men With Gasoline. Men With Guns. They're All In The Trailer For Gritty Polish Crime Thriller PITBULL: NOWE PORZĄDKI

It's very much a man's world in the trailer for upcoming Polish crime thriller Pitbull: Nowe Porzadki with the only females present being corpses, kidnapped, strippers or speaking very fast in concerned tones. The men, however? They get the hair... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Teaser Arrives For Russian Disaster Picture ICEBREAKER

It was just a couple years back that Russian disaster picture Metro caught our eye here at Twitch, a slickly produced tale of mass flooding spreading chaos through the Moscow subway system. And now the team behind that film is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BELGICA: Watch The Trailer For MISFORTUNATES Helmer's Latest

When it comes to stories of families on the fringes, it's hard to do it better than Belgian director Felix van Groeningen. The writer-director won huge acclaim around the world for previous efforts The Misfortunates and Broken Circle Breakdown and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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