Review: EVERLY Fails Its Heroine, Story, And The Audience

Joe Lynch's latest, Everly, is a fairly standard shoot-em-up action movie. Think Die Hard. Both take place at Christmas (a seasonal assault in its own right), but instead of resourceful Officer John McClane fighting off a swarm of bad guys...

Review: THE ABCS OF DEATH 2, Delightfully Weird And Wonderful

It is common knowledge that sequels rarely, if ever, either improve upon or best their original. Which makes the latest addition to the short horror film anthology The ABC's of Death 2 a truly rare, if not totally unexpected, surprise....

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...

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: EVERLY Deserves Better

Joe Lynch's latest, Everly, is a fairly standard shoot-em-up action movie. Think Die Hard. Both take place at Christmas (a seasonal assault in its own right), but instead of resourceful Officer John McClane fighting off a swarm of bad guys...

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: ABCs OF DEATH 2 Is A Superior Sequel

It is common knowledge that sequels rarely, if ever, either improve upon or best their original. Which makes the latest addition to the short horror film anthology The ABC's of Death 2 a truly rare - if not totally unexpected...

Fantastic Fest 2014: ScreenAnarchy's 12 Most Anticipated Films From Our 12 On-Hand Contributors

Hallelujah! It is Fantastic Fest time once again! The fest kicks off tomorrow, and what's more, Austin's ridiculously fun genre festival is back at its spiritual home of the Drafthouse South Lamar. You might say we are a little excited....

Review: God Bless AMERICAN MARY

The ever-growing cult of fans devoted to Jen and Sylvia Soska (aka "Twisted Twins") will not be disappointed by American Mary. Their previous effort, 2009's ultra low-budget grind house effort Dead Hooker in a Trunk, received a decent amount of...

VIFF12 Interview: THE UNLIKELY GIRL Director Wei Ling Chang and Star Shane Lynch are Quite the Pair

There's a flurry of excitement in the room where I am about to speak with director Wei Ling Chang about her first feature, The Unlikely Girl, a few hours prior to its world premier at the Vancouver Film Festival. Chang's...

VIFF 2012 Interview: Director Andy Keen on New Tragically Hip Documentary BOBCAYGEON

The Tragically Hip are the biggest Canadian band that - for those who live beyond the great white north's borders - you have probably never heard of. Currently riding their third decade of domestic domination, The Hip (as they are...

EXCLUSIVE Clip from French Thriller THE UNLIKELY GIRL

After its world premier at the Vancouver International Film Festival last week, director Wei Ling Chang's first feature film The Unlikely Girl is set to have a US premier at the Woodstock Film Festival in Woodstock, NY.Shot entirely on location...

VIFF 2012 Interview: Rob Stewart on REVOLUTION and his Plan to Save Humans From Extinction

With his last feature, 2007's Sharkwater, marine biologist Rob Stewart managed to help save the world, one shark fin at a time. He is now back with a new documentary, Revolution, aimed at saving a different species - humans. Revolution...

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: DANGER 5 is YACHT ROCK-level Hilarious, but with Nazis!

All right, let's get straight to the biscuits: World War Two. The Nazis are making their mark on Europe. Adolf Hitler wants to take the world. And keep it. All for himself. Hitler's days are numbered because Danger 5 are...

Review: TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE is a Stale Box of Cracker Jack Corniness

"Unpleasant." That is the word Mickey (Amy Adams) uses to describe her aged, curmudgeonly father (Clint Eastwood) in director Robert Lorenz' Trouble with the Curve, a dull, paint-by-numbers baseball feature that runs afoul of the far superior lines set by...

For a Good Time, Call... Director Jamie Travis for a Quickie Chat

It's a beautiful day in Vancouver, BC, when I get a call from Jamie Travis, director of the new movie For a Good Time, Call... . Opening Friday, the film stars Ari Graynor (Celeste and Jesse Forever, Nick and Norah's...

Review: FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... Pushes All the Right Buttons

As difficult as the ins-and-outs of solid female friendships may be to navigate in real life, they prove even more difficult in the movies. Or so Hollywood would have us all think, given the dearth of attention it has historically...

FrightFest 2012 Review: God Bless AMERICAN MARY

Jen and Sylvia Soska's (aka "Twisted Twins") latest effort, American Mary, was dripping with an added layer of anticipation in advance of its world premier at FrightFest on Monday, as news of the film being acquired by Universal Pictures International...

She's So Unusual: Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska Dish on AMERICAN MARY

The buzz surrounding Canadian identical twin horror directors Jen and Sylvia Soska is growing increasingly loud, despite the fact that their second feature film, American Mary, has yet to even premiere. Following the unlikely success of their ultra-low-budget grindhouse flick...

ABOUT FACE: SUPERMODELS THEN AND NOW Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on the Business of Beauty

During this year's Hot Docs film festival in Toronto, I had the chance to speak with director/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders about About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, a documentary that captures much more than the one-dimensional portraits of iconic supermodels whose familiar...

Review: TAKE THIS WALTZ, Sensitive and Smart, Yet Curiously Dispassionate

Occasionally a film will come out that for some reason has some people wildly pontificating about how "good" it is, and you watch it and agree that is good, even if you concede that you didn't like it very much....

Review: MAGIC MIKE Works Hard For the Money

"What is the opposite of a sausagefest?" I wondered whilst eyeballing the crowd at an advance screening of Magic Mike. One couldn't help but notice the inordinate number of females in the theater. I had no idea that director Steven...