Review: SERENA Finally Lumbers Into Theaters

Hallmark Hall of Fame called, they said to stop right now - they do not have the budget for these movie stars...! Lantern-lit wood cabins and literary based period melodrama do not guarantee a respectable film. The problems with Serena... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Stephen Irwin Delivers More Glorious Oddity With THE OBVIOUS CHILD!

UK animator Stephen Irwin is an enormous favorite here at TwitchFilm, his work constantly spinning off into unexpected, bizarre and oftentimes grotesque territory to hilarious effect. And all of these things are very much true of his latest effort, The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: HOME, Awfully Sugary But Not Sweet

Home depicts nothing less than the most kid friendly alien invasion even committed to the screen. Back-burnering any trauma and horror of the human internment camps that it depicts (both off-world and in Australia), Home showcases an eye-poppingly wacky planetary occupation... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Review: WHITE GOD, When Dogs Inherit The Earth

Doggedly heavy on allegory, Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó's White God (originally Fehér Isten) has a relatively simple premise: beware the comeuppance for those that treat badly those they believe to be inferior. At its heart, the film plays as if... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Review: THE SALT OF THE EARTH, Documenting A Visionary Photographer

There are a few titans of narrative cinema - Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee come first to mind - who make documentaries that rival their feature film work. Another example is Werner Herzog, a filmmaker whose non-fiction films are still... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Review: WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, A Couple Struggles With Middle Age

It pains me to give a Noah Baumbach film anything less than a glowing review, especially considering there is so much that works about his new film, While We're Young. The premise is his most appealing to date, which, at... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Review: GET HARD, Two Men, Two Races, One Joke

Less a movie than a set-up for a haggard series of intended comedy blackouts, the new film Get Hard relies far too heavily on the well-established screen personas of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart to be successful on its own... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

BLIND MASSAGE Takes Top Honours At 9th Asian Film Awards

Lou Ye's Blind Massage was named Best Film at the 9th Asian Film Awards, which were announced at a star-studded ceremony at The Venetian in Macau last night. The film also won the Best Cinematographer award. Jiang Wen's glitzy... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: 52 TUESDAYS, A Revelation In Storytelling

It is rare that a filmmaker's fiction debut feature is as assured, polished, and incredibly moving as Sophie Hyde's 52 Tuesdays. Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award at Sundance 2014 (among numerous awards), not only does it tell the... More »
  

Review: DANNY COLLINS, Al Pacino As Rock Star In Regret

When was the last time Al Pacino appeared uncomfortable or nervous on screen? Early in Danny Collins, an unabashedly mawkish trifle from writer/director Dan Fogelman, Pacino strides onto the stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and belts out... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: MAN FROM RENO, Hit & Miss Neo-Noir

Dave Boyle's fifth feature, Man From Reno, is in many ways both refreshing and frustrating in its pulp leanings. It is far less a typical pulse-pounding thriller, and more a good ol' fashioned mystery with its roots firmly planted in... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Ben Mendelsohn Sought For STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE

If the latest talk from the trades goes through then the Gareth Edwards directed Star Wars: Rogue One is shaping up quite nicely.Deadline broke the news that Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn is being sought for a lead role alongside the... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hey Australia! Win 1 Of 5 Copies of FOYLE'S WAR Series 9 DVD!

To celebrate the release of Series 9 of the fantastic British crime thriller / drama Foyle's War on DVD, we have 5 copies to giveaway to our Australian readers. Michael Kitchen returns to the screen for a final time as Detective... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

SXSW 2015 Interview: Karyn Kusama Invites You To Accept THE INVITATION

Karyn Kusama is a director I want to see more of. I saw her first film Girlfight when I was 17. I kept renting it at Blockbuster -- this was right when DVD started to phase out VHS -- because I... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

Jason Segel Is Making LEGO Spin-Off THE BILLION BRICK RACE

Everything Is Awesome because Everything is LEGO. Including Jason Segel.  While I'm sure there are detractors of the Brick out there, I'm not one of them, and can proudly say I've been a LEGO builder for life. I was tickled... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

SXSW 2015 Interview: Craig Roberts Talks Writing, Directing, And Starring In JUST JIM

You need to remember this for the rest of your life: Craig Roberts is a real badass. Far away from home, Roberts was recently at SXSW promoting his directorial feature, Just Jim. He is interviewed by the writer of this article... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

DEBUG: Check Out The Key Art For Spacebound Cyber Horror

While space nerds always en-devour to shoot our asses into space it is the horror geeks that know, deep deep down, that this is a really bad idea. And we share that knowledge in our cinema but the space nerds... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

STAR TREK 3: Idris Elba In Talks To Play The Villain?

Variety is reporting that their sources close to the production of Star Trek 3 have found out that Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, Avengers Age of Ultron and Thor The Dark World) is in talks to take up the role of... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's THE LAST CIRCUS!

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 wrap up this week with a March 28th screening of his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The BLUE DEMON Gets an Upgrade In Japanese Video Game Adaptation

The bad guy gets an upgrade in Blue Demon ver 2.0 (Ao Oni v 2.0), Maegawa Hideaki's big screen adaptation of the Japanese PC game, and while the story line is absolutely stock stuff - a group of teens enter... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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