Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Samuel Fuller's FORTY GUNS

Known primarily for his war films and crime dramas, American director Samuel Fuller also directed a quartet of westerns, the last of which being 1957's Forty Guns. The film was part of a deal struck with 20th Century Fox after... More »
By James Marsh   

What Horrors Lurk In THE DEAD ROOM?

It's seven years ago now that I first came across the work of New Zealand director Jason Stutter. The occasion was Careful With That Axe! - the first in what would become a trilogy of hilarious 'cautionary' short films that... More »
By Todd Brown   

Trailer Premiere For Polanski-esque Australian Thriller OBSERVANCE

The new film by filmmaker Joseph Sims-Dennett (Bad Behaviour), Observance was shot in 11 days with a very limited budget in 2013 during the worst heatwave Sydney had ever experienced.  The film will be having its World Premiere at the... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

It's A Turkey Shoot In This Exclusive Clip From Jon Hewitt's ELIMINATION GAME

Acolytes and X director Jon Hewitt remakes 1980s Ozploitation classic Turkey Shoot with Elimination Game in which Dominic Purcell stars as a disgraced former army officer forced to fight for his life in a live televised game show. Yep, the... More »
By Todd Brown   

DukeFest 2015: THE TREATMENT, NORWAY, VHS Delights And More Coming To London

Hang on to your hats and comb your mustaches, London! DukeFest, that amazing four-night festival of the weird, wacky and just plain mind-boggling returns. From Sunday June 28 to Wednesday July 1st, at the Prince Charles Cinema and Phoenix Artist... More »

Beware The Coming Of The Zombie-roo! Australian Short WATERBORNE Online Now!

We've been keeping an eye on Australian horror short Waterborne in these pages for quite some time now. We backed the crowd funding campaign to help bring the film's zombie kangaroo to unlife and then watched as the finished picture... More »
By Todd Brown   

Now On Blu-ray: TOKYO TRIBE, A Late-Night Mainstay In The Making

Sono Sion has always had an eclectic style of filmmaking, but in recent years he has really hit his stride, both in terms of artistry and quantity of his output. Sono is more prolific now than ever before - he... More »
By James Marsh   

Film4's BEVERLY HILLS COP Promo Is Brilliant

We all agree that marketing is evil. Necessary, but evil. Sometimes, however, it hits the spot so perfectly that we have to concede it deserves genuine praise. Take British TV channel Film4. They are screening Eddie Murphy's iconic 80s action... More »
By James Marsh   

Legendary Actor Sir Christopher Lee Dies at 93

Saruman. Dracula. Lord Summerisle. Scaramanga. It's hard to think of another actor whose face is associated with so many iconic roles. Sir Christopher Lee, whose name is synonymous with horror and fantasy film, passed away this past Sunday from respiratory... More »

Crowdfund This: WASTELANDER PANDA Co-Creator's Slow Burn Crime Thriller CREW CUT

Though you may not recognize Marcus McKenzie's name you almost certainly are familiar with his work if you're a regular reader of Twitch. McKenzie, you see, is the co-creator of Wastelander Panda - the Australian post-apocalyptic web series that became... More »
By Todd Brown   

SPECTRE: Bond Gets Some Action In New Extended TV Spot

Daniel Craig's fourth outing as gentleman super spy James Bond is only a few months away, and a new extended TV spot for Spectre has just dropped, featuring plenty of new footage. Not least, the new spot shows Bond getting... More »
By James Marsh   

Watch Christopher Frey's Evocative Short Film GRACE

When we last wrote about talented Australian multidiscipline artist Christopher Frey in these pages - he's a musician, designer and filmmaker who helped create the title sequence for the Guillermo del Toro produced Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark -... More »
By Todd Brown   


Following a pair of clips and a successful premiere in Cannes the first proper trailer for Justin Kurzel's take on Shakespeare's Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the lead roles has arrived laced with smoke and fog and... More »
By Todd Brown   

SWORD OF VENGEANCE: Get Behind The Scenes Of The Period Actioner With This Exclusive Clip

Period action flick Sword of Vengeance hits DVD / BluRay today from Well Go USA and if you have a hankering to see how they make these sorts of sword and sandals period epics look good on screen, well, here's... More »
By Todd Brown   

LET US PREY: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Brian O'Malley's Chiller

Having wrapped up a very successful - and award winning - run on the international festival circuit, Brian O'Malley's Let Us Prey arrives on disc and VOD in the US today from Dark Sky Films and in Canada via Raven... More »
By Todd Brown   

MACBETH: Get A Glimpse Of Fassbender In Two Clips From Justin Kurzel's Film Adaptation

Fresh from the success of his debut feature, Snowtown, the world was - in many ways - director Justin Kurzel's oyster. The dark true crime drama left the Australian helmer poised to go in any one of several directions. The... More »
By Todd Brown   

MY SHADOW MOCKS ME: Watch Jack McGinity's Eerie Short Film Now

A little boy and a dog. It's the stuff of sweetness and light except when it's not, and it's very, very much not in Jack McGinity's quietly unsettling short film My Shadow Mocks Me. A selection of the Dead By... More »
By Todd Brown   

Simon Pegg! Monty Python! Robin Williams! It's The Trailer For Terry Jones' ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!

Terry Jones has gone and gotten the Monty Python gang back together - along with a couple of notable outside additions- for his latest directorial effort and after a long wait the first trailer for his Absolutely Anything has finally... More »
By Todd Brown   


We are big fans of the work of actor Michael Jai White and fight choreographer Larnell Stovall. When the two of them work together? Hoo boy, the results are pretty cool. Their work in Ernie Barbarash's Falcon Rising is such... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Cassel Chills In First PARTISAN Trailer

That iconic French star Vincent Cassel continues to find new facets of himself on screen this far into his career is nothing short of a wonder and the career chameleon takes yet another coldly charismatic turn at the center of... More »
By Todd Brown   
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