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An American Film Geek's Top Ten of 2017

What an embarrassment. An embarrassment of riches, that is. 2017 had so many excellent, top-tier, wonderful, provocative, enjoyable films, that any given critic's list can't help but be embarrassing for what's not able to be included. I've seen no shortage...

Sitges 2017 Review: THE SHAPE OF WATER, The Workers and the Dreamers

Guillermo del Toro is back with a vengeance, returning to his fairy-tale roots after too long an absence, with what is arguably his best film to date. Beautiful, sensuous, fully wearing its heart on its sleeve, with top-notch performances and...

Guillermo del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER: First Trailer Dazzles

'Nuff said. Official synopsis follows: From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape of Water - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where...

Review: Kevin Costner's BLACK OR WHITE Is Anything But

Dances with Wolves. Field of Dreams. JFK. And now, Black or White. That's how Kevin Costner, who not only stars in, but financed this highly approachable light drama about contemporary race relations, is pitching the film. In his varied and overall...

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-Length SNOWPIERCER Coming to U.S. -- If You Can Find It

The journey of Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer from South Korea to the U.S. via the Weinstein Co. is a long story, with many obstacles along the way, but it might have a happy ending -- if you can find it. According...

Review: Diablo Cody's PARADISE Asks, What Happens in Vegas?

What is partying, exactly? Images of clubs saturated in blue and magenta light, where well-coiffed dudes and sexy women grind slowly through rooms filled with people overjoyed with high-priced mixed drinks are so familiar that it would seem to take...

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bong Joon-ho On Casting SNOWPIERCER (Part 2 of 3)

Last week, Twitch was gifted the opportunity to spend an hour talking to South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho about his hugely-anticipated science-fiction thriller Snowpiercer. The film opened in Bong's homeland back in August, where it quickly became his most succesful...

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 1: Heartbreak And Comedic Confusion

Welcome to my daily coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival! It may kill me, but I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive three or four films that certainly got my attention,...

Watch An Extended Animated Clip For SNOWPIERCER

How did the world end in Bong Joon-ho's highly anticipated post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer? An extended animated clip has been release, providing the backstory on how the catastrophic ice age began and depicts the first departure of the train following...

Review: FRUITVALE STATION, For Anyone Who Believes In Love And Community

When I first heard that a film based on the shooting of Fruitvale, California resident Oscar Grant had been made, it set off an explosion of hopes and concerns for me. You see, I have a very close connection with...

Watch Special Animation Clip, Character Featurette and Behind-the-Scenes Video For SNOWPIERCER

Earlier today, the special live internet showcase for the highly anticipated Korean/American sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer with director Bong Joon-ho and Korean cast Song Kang-ho and Ko A-sung was broadcast online. Following the live event, several promotional videos that were launched...

Sundance 2013 Review: FRUITVALE Is The Real Deal

When I first heard that a film based on the shooting of Fruitvale resident Oscar Grant had been made and was coming to Sundance, it sent up an explosion of hopes and concerns for me. You see, I have a...

Concept Art For Bong Joon-ho's SNOWPIERCER Reveals Icy Wasteland

Another piece of concept art has been posted for Bong Joon-ho's highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer via Naver.  It contains images of the snow-covered land in the futuristic Ice Age and a bath spa within the train.  In addition, the...

Listen To A Track From Bong Joon-ho's SNOWPIERCER Soundtrack, Plus Concept Art

All aboard! Coinciding with the 2013 new year is the launch of the official site for Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer, allowing Korean moviegoers to reserve tickets in advance and attend the premiere of the highly anticipated event.  Within the...