Interview: CALVET Director Dominic Allan

Earlier this year at the Edinburgh International Film Festival I had the chance to see Calvet (read my review here), a powerful and gripping documentary about a French painter called Jean Marc Calvet who turned his troubled life around. It... More »
  

Director Nick Hamm Talks Music, Failure, Comedy, and KILLING BONO

"I was very much a part of that world." Nick Hamm's Killing Bono provides an insider's view of the UK music scene in the late 70s and 80s, as U2 ascended into the stratosphere, leaving their high school compatriots... More »
  

FILM INTERNATIONAL (VOL. 9, NO. 3): Positioning Cinephilia; Taking a Stance with Jonathan Rosenbaum

I'm pleased to announce the publication of my interview with Jonathan Rosenbaum in the current issue of Film International (Vol. 9, No. 3). An excerpt of this transcript was published earlier on Twitch. Cross-published on The Evening Class.... More »
  

FANDOR: SLEEP FURIOUSLY (2008): Interview With Jonathan Marlow

On Friday, July 29, 2011, Fandor presented the digital premiere of the acclaimed Welsh documentary sleep furiously (2008) in coordination with its U.S. theatrical release. sleep furiously debuted in the UK last year, receiving overwhelming praise from British critics and... More »
  

ARKHAM SANITARIUM: The Director Speaks And Reveals The First Trailer

[Our thanks to Dejan Ognjanovic for conducting the following interview.]We have covered upcoming indie feature Arkham Sanitarium a fair bit already and now that shooting of the film is over, its director Andrew Morgan is subjected to a torturous examination... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A frank chat with Kevin Lewis, author and script writer of THE KID

It was a real treat to interview the humble and positive Kevin Lewis whose newest book The Scent of a Killer is out now. The Kid hits stores in Australia on 27/06/2011.  The Kid is a very difficult watch, initially,... More »
  

SXSW 2011: Sean Hogan and Simon Rumley Talk LITTLE DEATHS

Three fiercely independent filmmakers met at Fantastic Fest in 2006 and that meeting eventually led to their making a movie together. Their psycho-horror anthology flick Little Deaths kicked off the SxFantastic sidebar in rousing fashion at SXSW last night, with... More »
  

PSIFF 2011: CAMERAMAN: THE LIFE & WORK OF JACK CARDIFF--A Few Questions For Craig McCall

Thirteen years in the making, Craig McCall's documentary profile of cinematographer Jack Cardiff reveals an impassioned artist who literally painted with light and dramatically transformed the art form of cinematography through his chiaroscuric B&W lighting and his early experiments in... More »
  

STUART HAZELDINE: BRITISH FILMMAKER, HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITER

When he's not busy scripting Hollywood blockbusters for the likes of Alex Proyas and Scott Derrickson, UK based screenwriter Stuart Hazeldine is wringing his hands menacingly and plotting his own directorial career. Allusions to cartoonish super-villainy aside, Hazeldine has crafted... More »
  

Alan Clarke and Alkaseltzer - A Conversation with DOWN TERRACE's Ben Wheatley

Winning accolades and fans across the festival circuit for the past year, and comparisons to material as far and wide as Ken Loach and The Sopranos (although in all fairness it is neither of those things, more like deader-than-deadpan Coen... More »
  

Hacksaws, Flying Saucers, and Improv: Round 2 with MONSTERS' Gareth Edwards

[Can't get enough of MONSTERS? Or maybe you don't have time to explore/enjoy Kurt's ultra-in-depth interview at the moment? Well, here's another option for you, a quick Q&A from Peter with our man of the hour, Gareth Edwards]Team Twitch has... More »
  

Allegories, Expectations and Effects: Round 1 with MONSTERS director Gareth Edwards

One of the more patient and subtle genre films to come along in some time, Gareth Edwards' directorial debut, Monsters, is a film with a title iconic and nebulous enough moniker to build a certain set of expectations like an... More »
  

TIFF 2010: Interview With Programmer Colin Geddes

Per TIFF's website: "Colin Geddes selects cutting-edge films for the Toronto International Film Festival's Real to Reel, Vanguard, Visions and Midnight Madness programmes. Since joining TIFF in 1998, he has introduced new talent and programmed many notable world premieres... More »
  

Anthony Hayes talks BENEATH HILL 60, THE SQUARE, MYLES BARLOW and new projects!!

Actor, writer and director Anthony Hayes has many nicknames. While "Tony" or "Hayes" are obvious, he's also been called "the John Turturro of Australian acting" given his tendency to nail standout supporting roles and the fact that filmmakers tend to... More »
  

NOT NECESSARILY NOIR: Interview With Elliot Lavine

"Of the darkness in men's minds; what can you say?"--Joni Mitchell, "The Wolf in Lindsay" Not to counter Joni's world-weary query; but, in fact, when it comes to the darkness in men's minds, film writers have a lot to say... More »
  

Gemma Arterton Talks THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED

J Blakeson's twisty UK thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed has been winning fans for itself around the globe on the festival circuit for the past year and this coming Friday general audiences in North America will finally get the... More »
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ANIMAL KINGDOM: Interview With David Michôd

Back in the mid to late '70s, long before I began writing on film, I had recently arrived in San Francisco and was already enjoying its thriving movie culture, which at the time included the key titles in what was... More »
  

MIFF2010: Richard Gray talks up his hot feature debut SUMMER CODA!

Forget marauding rubber tyres, world's greatest dads, machete maidens and 3D cane toads, the hottest ticket at this year's Melbourne International Film Festival is Richard Gray's debut Summer Coda. The romantic drama was the first film to sell out at the... More »
  

Fantasia 2010: Simon Rumley and Tim League Talk RED, WHITE AND BLUE

[Our thanks to Kier-La Janisse and the fine people at Fantasia for allowing us to reprint the following interview with Tim League and Simon Rumley originally conducted for the Fantasia blog.]Simon Rumley blew my mind in 2006 with his debut... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantasia 2010: Philip Ridley Talks HEARTLESS

[Our sincere thanks to the Fantasia Festival and Kier-La Janisse for offering up some of the excellent, exclusive materials from the festival blog for wider consumption here at Twitch.]Fantasia is extremely proud to be hosting the North American premiere of... More »
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