Tag: feature

What Are You Watching in October?

Yesterday I finally caught up with Jaume Balagueró's La séptima víctima (2002), a completely nerve-jangling horror picture that I first saw in 2004 during its U.S. theatrical run. Released in a severely shortened version as Darkness, I remember being distinctly...

Early Submission Call - Four Seasons Film Festival

Holmlands is proud to launch the Four Seasons Film Festival in partnership with Green Owl Films; in a celebration of independent film, music, art and photography. February 2018 will see our first ever film festival held at the historic Cadogan...

Critical Distance: An Introduction, Inspired by DRESSED TO KILL

The last movie I watched in 2016 was Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill, which was almost a random selection from the numerous discs I've bought but haven't watched yet. I first watched the movie on broadcast television, sometime in...

Have Your Say: The Deepest Dive Into The Abyss

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the world beneath the sea. Not being a particularly good swimmer and living in a country adjoining uncomfortably cold water, I never got into diving. Instead, as a...

DAD'S ARMY: The Classic Comedy Moves To The Big Screen With A Stellar Collection Of UK Talent

Classic UK sitcom Dad's Army is headed to the big screen with a new feature film adaptation directed by Oliver Parker. Blessed with an amazing cast of UK talents - Catherine Zeta Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, and Toby Jones...

Hooray For Hollywood! Meet The Bullet-Points Memo

Welcome to a new semi-regular subsection that we like to call the "Bullet-Points Memo." The idea behind BPM is to highlight multiple contemporaneous entertainment business stories that seem interesting to us (and, hopefully, you). We will be pulling stories, ideas...

Dallas 2015 Dispatch: CARTEL LAND, SWEET KANDY, And THUNDER BROKE THE HEAVENS

The ninth edition of the Dallas International Film Festival is well underway here in Texas, and I'm pleased to report that it continues to provide a much-needed boost to the local film culture. I moved to the city in 2006,...

Can Evrenol's Terrifying BASKIN Expanding To Feature Length

It was all the way back in 2009 that Twitch first wrote about Turkish filmmaker Can Evrenol. The occasion at the time was his short film The Chest, a micro budgeted affair with some technical limitations as a result which,...

Destroy All Monsters: Celebrity Boobs! Boobs! Boobs!

So: this week, some sexual predators on the internet released private photos of various female celebrities, including fan-favourite Jennifer Lawrence. They did this, I imagine, because the actions of various terrorists in the gamer community last week weren't quite enough...

Fear and Loathing at Comic Con 2014, Part IV: The Conclusion

CHAPTER 8: LET'S BE TERRORISTSMy head is still throbbing from being drugged the previous night. My asshole is throbbing even more. I can't decide which hurts worse. I think it might be neither. I think it might be the news spreading all over...

Destroy All Monsters: My Television Cost Money; Kindly Fill All Of It

We return this week to a time where the purveyors of multimedia, en masse, evidently require some form of re-education on the concept of frame sizes. I lived through Frame War I, when every movie in existence was rapidly ported...

Destroy All Monsters: All The World Is Waiting For You, Wonder Woman

What a difference a year makes. At last year's Comic Con, Wonder Woman was "tricky." At the 2014 event, she was the belle of the ball. Admittedly, it was a slow news year. Zack Snyder's reveal of Gal Gadot's costume...

Fear & Loathing At Comic-Con, Part 3: Reptilian Rape Culture

CHAPTER 6: SELL IT TO ME, BABY!Uzi is adamant that we get dinner immediately after finishing our session with the Sunshine Podium. "What are you in the mood for, Greg? I could go for some Mexican. Scratch that, I NEED some...

Madman Films To Share, Shock, Engage And Traumatise Your Family With This Xmas

Ah film, you glorious feature length thing you. Gathered around your family this Christmas? Want to avoid the utter schlock and good cheer on television and outside your door? Look no further than these five alternative film releases that may...

Madman Stuffs Your Xmas Stocking With Beautiful, Exciting Anime

As per usual, Madman Entertainment's slate of DVD and Blu-ray releases for the holiday season just keeps on giving, and this year proves no exception.To ensure you don't miss out on the truly geek-tastic Anime boxsets and releases on offer...

Fear & Loathing At TIFF 2013, Part 5: Why Does Everything Have To End With People Dying?

CHAPTER 12: NOSTALGIAWhen I was 12, I had a friend named Brian. Brian was a piece of shit. For about two years, we were inseparable. We would ride our bikes to the comic book shops together, we snuck into R-rated...

Fear & Loathing At TIFF 2013, Part 4: An American Werewolf In Toronto

CHAPTER 9: WELL, THAT JUST HAPPENED. My father has dropped me off at a hole in the wall road house out by the Toronto Pearson airport. This barely standing shack of an establishment is the only commercial business in sight....

Fear & Loathing At TIFF 2013, Part 3: Because I Got High, Because I Got High, Because I Got High

CHAPTER 6: 16 OUNCES OF BEEF, 8 OUNCES OF BOURBON, 6 OUNCES OF CANNABIS, TWO MEN & 1 PREPAID PHONE. Somehow, my father and I have found our way to the shady side of Toronto, or at least, as shady...

Fear & Loathing at TIFF 2013, Part I: Daddy Didn't Love Me Stories

CHAPTER 1: THE FOUR STORIESCHAPTER 2: HOOKERS, METH, LOFTS, AND CONDOS. IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA. It's just a little past one in the morning on a Saturday night.  It's Labor Day weekend, it's officially the last weekend of the...