New York 2014 Review: TIMBUKTU Is A Strong Condemnation Of Religious Extremism

Timbuktu, that faraway place, the end of the world, is an actual city in Northern Mali in Africa.  It was once a bustling trade town in sub-Saharan Africa and now famous for its fabulous architecture, libraries and scholars. Abderramane Sissako... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Wrap: Over 70 Movies Reviewed + Our Top Picks!

Holy Toledo is that headline correct? Yes Twitch has reviews published for over 70 of the films that played at Fantastic Fest 2014! (There were 76 non-repertory films screened at Fantastic Fest 2014). So why were we slacking? Well... More »
  

The Innoversity Summit Pitch Competition Entry Deadline Is Approaching! Pitch Your Idea, Win Prizes And Industry Mentorships!

[With the deadline rapidly approaching the Innoversity Pitch Competition has just added a major new VFX award to the prize pool, raising the total value of available prizes to a quarter million dollars. Click here for all the details.]Got a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Opening: Jason Reitman's MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

Jason Reitman is having an identity crisis. As one of the most prolific voices in his generation of filmmakers, Reitman has been a model of consistency, pumping out smart and snarky dramedies every two years from Thank You For Smoking... More »
  

U.S. Poster For Sion's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? Keeps It Pink

We're glad that Drafthouse Films did not mess about with the poster for their release of Sono Sion's cult hit Why Don't You Play In Hell? The mass of bodies. Two lone arms, one brandishing a camera, the other a katana... More »
  

Latin Beat: GENESIS NIRVANA, FUERZAS ESPECIALES, LA ENTITAD, THE NAKED ROOM, Plus Fantastic Fest Movie Posters

Three of our correspondents who are based in Latin America have kindly provided updates on what's opening in theaters locally in the next week or two, along with posters and trailers. Chile, Peru, and Mexico are represented in those reports.Those... More »
  

Contest: These FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY Limited Prints Can Be Yours!

Hi everyone (and we do mean everyone, as this contest is worldwide). In the past, we've several times heralded Dutch director Richard Raaphorst's drawing skills. Especially the designs he made for the abandoned Worst Case Scenario project and the not-abandoned... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: MEETING DR. SUN, A Playfully Poignant Coming-Of-Age Heist Flick

Yee Chih-yen, Taiwanese director of the much-celebrated Blue Gate Crossing, delivers a heartfelt, humorous and poignant coming of age story in Meeting Dr. Sun. Part high school drama, part adventurous heist flick, the film follows impoverished high-schooler Lefty (Zhan Huai-yun),... More »
  

Vancouver 2014 Review: WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD, Gregg Araki's Nostalgic, Seductive Puzzle

Gregg Araki's latest offering, White Bird In A Blizzard, is set during the time period when Araki first began making films (1988-1991). Because of this, the sets and costumes are rendered with a loving nostalgia that never feels overly novel.... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Aussie Sci-fi Flick TERMINUS

We have the first trailer for an upcoming Aussie sci-fi flick called Terminus. It is the debut feature film of writer/director Marc Furmie, who cut his teeth in commercials and music videos. The film stars Jai Koutrae, Todd Lasance, Kendra... More »
  

New York 2014 Review: GONE GIRL, Meticulously Crafted And Unabashedly Trashy

Gone Girl, David Fincher's latest, and New York Film Festival opener, based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, begins with a close-up of its central married couple, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike). Nick is gently... More »
  

CROUCHING TIGER Sequel Will Hit Netflix And Some Imax Cinemas Same Day

The moviegoing experience will change even more come next August. Netflix and The Weinstein Co. have just announced that they will release the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon simultaneously on Netflix and select Imax screens around the world, according... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For P.T. Anderson's INHERENT VICE

With just under a week before its bow at the New York Film Festival, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's adaption of the Thomas Pynchon novel Inherent Vice. And it is glorious... gloriously colorful, weird... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: TOMMY, A Gripping Nordic Noir About Dames

The latest in a string of stylish crime thrillers to emerge from Scandinavia, Tommy is the new film from Swedish director Tarik Saleh, and offers a blistering change of pace to 2009's animated sci-fi odyssey Metropia.A daring airport robbery and... More »
  

Review: JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE, A Momentously Audacious Musical Biopic

Making a movie about a musician is bound to be extremely difficult when you don't have the permission of the family's estate. Why has there never been a definitive Elvis biopic -- or Kurt Cobain either, for that matter?... More »
  

First Poster Art For Indie Vigilante Picture THE DEMOLISHER

It was back in June that we first brought stills from Gabriel Carrer's vigilante action picture The Demolisher, much impressed by the look and feel of this Canadian indie. Well, I've had the chance to see some footage since then... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Papers At The Ready For The First Clip From Stoner Comedy AMSTARDAM

It's been some time now since we last heard from the Lennox Brothers' stoner comedy AmStarDam but the film has emerged from a haze of smoke with its first clip ...Jack comes to Amsterdam to find his father and, through... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

That Guy's Got A CROW HAND!!!

Egad! That guy's got a crow for a hand! Yup, it does what it says on the tin and Brian Lonano has just released a brief teaser for his latest short Crow Hand!!! Check it out below.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: THE STRANGER Delivers A Mixed Bag

Directed by Guillermo Amoedo and executive produced by Eli Roth and Nicolas Lopez (who collaborated on Aftershock, The Green Inferno, and next year's home invasion thriller Knock, Knock with Keanu Reeves), The Stranger is a vampire film that doesn't scream... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: V/H/S VIRAL Catches On

V/H/S brought us stories from Ti West, Adam Wingard, Glen McQuaid, and Joe Swanberg, among others. V/H/S 2 gave us far superior films from Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto, Gregg Hale and Eduardo Sanchez, Jason Eisener, Simon Barrett, and Adam... More »
  
 
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