Halloween Twitches: Our Favorite Film Ghosts

(If there's something strange, in the neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Twitch!) As Jack Skellington's minions so gleefully sang in The Nightmare Before Christmas: "This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!". So we here at Twitch decided...

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Tony Scott

Every month on Full Disclosure, we select a filmmaker who is or would be celebrating their birthday, and use that as an excellent excuse to throw the spotlight on them and their career. Members of Team Twitch seek out a...

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Orson Welles

For the month of May, Twitch commemorates what would have been the great Orson Welles' 99th birthday by putting his career under the spotlight. In Full Disclosure, we take the filmography of a revered filmmaker each month and then select...

FRUITVALE STATION Makes A Stop In The UK

Ryan Coogler's dramatisation of Fruitvale Station resident Oscar Grant's shooting by a San Francisco BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport) policeman is making a welcome appearance in the UK. Taking numerous awards over the past year, at Sundance and Cannes...

Full Disclosure: Twitch's List Of Shame - December

And here we are, at the end of our year-long exploration into the shadowy reaches of classic cinema where we have dared not venture before now. Each of us now experienced up to a dozen highly praised works for the...

Review: HOMEFRONT, Jason Statham Squares Off Against Meth Dealers

Some higher profile names than you might expect grace Jason Statham's latest outing as a lead. Produced and written (some time ago) by none other than Expendables stablemate Sylvester Stallone, Homefront is bolstered by an eclectic supporting cast that...

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists Of Shame - October

As we enter the final quarter of 2013's Full Disclosure, I was hoping to have all our contributors check out something at least vaguely horror-related knowning that this feature would publish close to Hallowe'en. Well, the trials and tribulations behind...

The Helicarrier Eats Dirt In The First Trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Joe Johnstone's first solo outing for the Captain left me a little cold; the period detail was great, the rest not so much. The Avengers Assemble saw Chris Evan's Steve Rogers become a little more likeable as the butt...

Win CURSE OF CHUCKY on DVD or Blu-ray (UK only)

Chucky always creeped the hell out of me as a kid. Even before I'd seen any of the Child's Play movies, the concept alone sent me cowering. The idea that something as innocuous as a toy would come alive and...

Review: THE SUMMIT, An Engrossing Real-Life Tale Of Mountain Climbing And The Death Zone

Documentaries aren't always the most obviously cinematic features, and aside from a few breakouts from the likes of Michael Moore or Werner Herzog, are unfairly given short shrift theatrically. There's still that small-screen association for most cinema-goers, lured away by...

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists Of Shame - September

September has been an incredibly busy month for the Twitch collective, with many of our writers travelling the Earth seeking out cinematic delights in as far-reaching corners as Venice, Toronto and Austin. As a result, this month's Full Disclosure is...

Keep On Truckin' In Hi-Def With The CONVOY (1978) UK Blu-ray

Bizarrely based on the 1975 country and western song of the same name, Convoy (1978) is late period Peckinpah and not his finest work by any stretch. This rambling tale of CB radio-toting truckers and corrupt lawmen in New Mexico still bears the unmistakable...

Emotion Turned Up To 11: Films To Make A Grown Man Weep

When did you last shed a tear in the cinema? Or in front of the TV for that matter? What  tugs at one person's emotions may well leave another cold. Personal factors are of course brought into play here and...

The Writing's On The Wall In The UK Quad Poster for YOU'RE NEXT

Hot on the heels of the 1 sheet produced for San Diego Comic Con, Lionsgate have released the UK quad poster for Adam Wingard's long awaited You're Next. It's a simple, blunt approach with that familiar red on black colour...

Review: LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED Effortlessly Charms

Pierce Brosnan is an acquired taste. I like him. I can't put a finger on why, but I do. If he's not your cup of tea, I suspect you'll find little to enjoy here. And that's a shame, because...

UK Blu-ray Review: DRACULA (1958) Features New Footage And The Version You Need

With Dario Argento threatening to release his interpretation of Dracula on the world, it's rather timely that Terence Fisher's seminal 1958 Dracula should be re-released on UK Blu-ray with previously censored scenes now reinstated, making it the most complete...

Film4 FrightFest 2013 Glasgow Announces Line-Up

FrightFest returns to Glasgow this February with another weekend of scares, including UK premieres of Neil Jordan's Byzantium, Eli Roth's Aftershock and much talked of anthology The ABCs Of Death. There's also a retrospective screening of a restored edition of...

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO Arrives To Baffle Your Senses On UK Blu-Ray and DVD

Arriving on a wave of critical acclaim, Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio hits UK DVD and Blu-ray at the end of the year. A homage of sorts to 70s Italian horror, it stars Toby Jones as Gilderoy, a mild-mannered...

DVD Review: CHRISTMAS EVIL Isn't Quite What You'd Expect

Often grouped in the sub-genre of Festive Slasher pics alongside Silent Night, Deadly Night and Black Christmas, the misleadingly (re)titled Christmas Evil actually has altogether different ambitions. Though not always succeeding in them, it's a fascinating curiosity nonetheless. Originally, and...

Charlotte Rampling Broods In A Trailer For I, ANNA

If, like me, you find yourself helplessly drawn to anything Charlotte Rampling does, then the trailer for I, Anna will surely whet your cinematic appetite. Featuring a vulnerable, enigmatic Rampling in the lead role it's a psychological thriller with...