THE FOURTH PORTRAIT review

For all its good points, Chung Mong-Hong's sophomore film The Fourth Portrait comes across as a huge disappointment after his excellent debut, Parking. Portrait wants to be a thoughtful, moving account of a young boy's childhood - a wistful account... More »
  

BIFF 2011: TWO IN THE WAVE review

Beautifully structured and produced, stuffed with satisfying little nuggets of information on the partnership between legendary directors Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, Emmanuel Laurent's Two In The Wave is a great example of how to put together a populist... More »
  

TAKASHI MIIKE and ERIC RED vs THE NIGHT CREW!

It was a helluva week at The Night Crew headquarters. A series of technical mishaps set this week's episode back a few days, but we are here once again, too tough to kill, and too high to die.... More »
  

BIFF 2011: LITTLEROCK review

Littlerock gets it. An awful lot of writers treat the formative experiences of your teenage years (young love, self-discovery, all the rest of it) as life-changing moments that don't mean a thing in the long run. While that's grounded in... More »
  

THE NIGHT CREW Episode 3 - It's Magically Delicious!

In their ongoing plight for world domination, like some crazy Hall Of Villains, Twitch/Fangoria/Dread Central staff have dropped another lovely warhead of explosive cinematic goodness onto the digital airwaves. Globally staffed with operatives literally all over the world, no place... More »
  

HKIFF 2011: VIVA RIVA! Review

Scanning the festival brochure VIVA RIVA! instantly leapt off the page at me. Not because I had heard anything about it, but all the ingredients seemed to be in place for a fresh new take on a classic formula from... More »
  

HKIFF 2011: TENDER SON: THE FRANKENSTEIN PROJECT Review

The prospect of re-imagining Mary Shelley's Frankenstein against the wintry backdrop of modern day Budapest immediately drew me to this French/Hungarian co-production that I had otherwise heard nothing about. But this is no horror film and eschews anything remotely concerned... More »
  

CURLING review

Denis Côté's excellent Curling is the film Giorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth should have been. An easy, armchair critic's copout, maybe? But it feels no less true for all that. A father creates a secluded hideaway where he can protect his young... More »
  

HKIFF 2011: MILOCRORZE, A LOVE STORY Review

Ishibashi Yoshimasa's Milocrorze, A Love Story demonstrates both the benefits and perils of taking a long time television - he was a key player and director of comedy variety show Vermilion Pleasure Night, which spawned The Fuccons - and commercial... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

HKIFF 2011: HI, FIDELITY Review

As a mature, successful and supposedly independent woman, what would you do on discovering that your husband had been fooling around? If you're anything like Alice (Pat Ha), Jo Jo (Michelle Ye) or Pinky (Carrie Ng), you'll surrender to... More »
  

HKIFF 2011: SACRIFICE Review

The latest film from prominent Chinese director Chen Kaige is an epic tale of betrayal and revenge set during the Warring States period over two thousand years ago. Wang Xueqi stars as Tuan Gu, a mutinous general who engineers... More »
  

HKIFF 2011: OCEANS Review

The last couple of years have seen the documentary field inundated with environmentally conscious films lecturing us in no uncertain terms about the scourge the human race has become and how time is running out if we don't want... More »
  

HKIFF 2011: DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART Review

The 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival opens on 20 March with the world premiere of the latest romantic comedy from directorial partners Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai.DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART tells the story of Zixin (Gao Yuanyuan),... More »
  

Trailer For Calvin Poon's HI, FIDELITY

Calvin Poon's Hi, Fidelity will be taking its bow at the upcoming Hong Kong International Film Festival. The story of three lonely housewives competing for the attention of the same young gigolo is sure to attract attention for its subject... More »
  

Anthony Wong Stars In Johnnie To Produced Kidnap Thriller PUNISHED

Soon to premiere at the Hong Kong International Film Festival is Law Wing-Cheong's upcoming kidnap thriller Punished. Here's the festival synopsis:The tycoon (Anthony Wong) is a tyrant who terrorizes both family and staff, the only exception being his loyal bodyguard... More »
  

35th Hong Kong International Film Festival full schedule announced

Moments ago the website for the 35th HKIFF went live, unveiling a veritable buffet of international cinematic treats from every corner of the globe. The festival, which runs from 20 March 2011 to 5 April 2011, opens with Johnnie To's... More »
  

POLICE, ADJECTIVE review

(Police, Adjective is available to buy on UK DVD from 14th February 2011, courtesy of Artificial Eye.)There's a key passage of dialogue towards the end of Corneliu Porumboiu's Police, Adjective that serves as an unfortunate way of summing up the... More »
  

CLEMENT CHENG: THE 'GALLANTS' INTERVIEW (PART 2)

Released in June 2010 in Hong Kong and screened at several major film festivals (HKIFF, Udine Far East Film, Fantasia, NYAFF, Fantastic Fest, Vancouver, Sitges, Tokyo, Berlin Fantasy Filmfest), the kung-fu comedy "Gallants" is definitely one of the best Hong... More »
  

Better late than never! James' Top 10 of 2010

It got so late in the day that I figured posting a Top 10 list now might be a little after-the-fact, but thanks to the reassuring tardiness of my fellow Twitch cohorts Eight Rooks and Sean Smithson, I was... More »
  

Sitges 2010: MONGA Review

For his latest directorial effort, seasoned Taiwanese actor Doze Niu tells the semi-autobiographical story of a group of adolescent hoodlums growing up in 80s Taipei. Named after the old district in which it is set, MONGA begins with the arrival... More »
  
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