Hugo Ozman
Sydney, Australia

Hugo has been part of the Twitch family since May, 2011. He is passionate about cinema, in particular three genres that all start with the letter ‘a’: Asian, Action & Animation.

Sydney 2015 Review: ON THE RIM OF THE SKY, The New Challenges The Old

In the Chinese province of Sichuan, one of the mountains is so high that it's literally "on the rim of the sky"; and in that mountain, there is an isolated village called Gulu. The villagers' children received their education at... More »
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Sydney 2015 Review: Witness Undying Love In MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER

He was 98. She was 89. They were married for 76 years, had 12 children, six of whom died during their childhood. That is the story of Jo Byeong-man and Kang Gye Yeol, as told in director Jin Mo-young's My... More »
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Sydney Film Festival 2015: Pen-ek, Aihara Hiromi Join Competition Jury

The 2015 Sydney Film Festival has announced the jury in charge of judging the 12 titles in the Official Competition, which "recognises courageous, audacious and cutting-edge film." The winner will take home the Sydney Film Prize and A$60,000 cash.This year's... More »
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Donnie Yen Fractures Mike Tyson's Finger While Shooting IP MAN 3

After it was announced that former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson would be joining the cast of Ip Man 3, Donnie Yen's wife publicly expressed her concerns that Donnie might get hurt by Tyson. But a few days ago, it... More »
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Sydney Film Festival 2015: The Top 15 Picks

The 62nd Sydney Film Festival's program has been unveiled. This year, the Festival will screen 251 films from 68 countries, with 33 World Premieres (including 22 World Premiere short films), 135 Australian Premieres (including 18 Australian Premiere short films) and... More »
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See THE LEFT EAR In Cinemas!

The Left Ear is a coming-of-age film that marks popular Chinese actor and singer Alec Su's directorial debut. Based on the novel of the same name by Rao Xueman, the plot revolves around the relationships between four teenagers. The film... More »
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Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive April Giveaway!

Last month's Madman Massive Giveaway was so massive we had to put it all into a gallery. This month, there is no gallery, but the prizes are even more massive: we have two sets of The Collected Works Of Miyazaki... More »
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See HELIOS In Cinemas!

Helios is the new film from Sunny Luk and Longmond Leung, the directing duo behind Cold War (Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka Fai), which was the top grossing local film at the Hong Kong box office in 2012. It is... More »
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Hey Australia! Win One Of Three Copies of THE SALVATION On DVD!

Thanks to Madman, we have 3 copies of The Salvation on DVD to giveaway to our Australian readers. Directed by Kristian Levring and starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the film is described as a "terrific piece,... More »
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Hey Australia! Win Passes To The Special Screening Of CANOPY In Dolby Atmos Sound!

Thanks to Finer Films, we have two double passes to giveaway for next week's special screening of Canopy mixed in stunning Dolby Atmos sound, the first local film to do so in Australia. The screening will be held at Crown... More »
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THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Full Trailer For Hosoda Mamoru's Latest

[Updated with English subtitled version.]There is no question about it: Hosoda Mamoru has got a very good chance of becoming the new king of anime. His last three films, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and The Wolf... More »
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World Premiere Of Australian Film RUBEN GUTHRIE To Open Sydney Film Festival 2015

Ruben Guthrie, an Australian film about a hard-partying Sydney ad man who seeks to start a new chapter in his life, has been announced as the Opening Night Film at this year's Sydney Film Festival. It is the directorial debut... More »
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Australia's Japanese Film Festival Director Konomi Masafumi Leaves The JFF

Konomi Masafumi, director of the Japanese Film Festival in Australia for the past 18 years, has announced that he will be leaving the Japan Foundation, Sydney (organizer of Australia's JFF) later this month. Mr Konomi directed the very first Japanese... More »
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Hey Australia! Win One Of Three Copies of NIGHTCRAWLER On DVD!

Nightcrawler, one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed films of recent years, is now available on DVD and digital in Australia. Our featured critic Jason Gorber says this in his review: "Brilliant performances, impeccable execution and a laudable directorial... More »
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2015 Sydney Film Festival Announces First Titles

The Sydney Film Festival announced earlier today the first 27 new titles from its 200+ film program, plus an Ingmar Bergman retrospective curated by Australia's top film critic and former SFF Director David Stratton. Other announcements include Dendy Newtown as... More »
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Bruce Lee Enterprises Seeking To Stop The Depiction Of Bruce Lee In IP MAN 3

Bruce Lee's estate is seeking all available remedies to stop the depiction of the martial arts superstar in the upcoming Ip Man 3, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. This followed Pegasus Motion Pictures' recent announcement that the film will... More »
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Hey Australia! Win 1 Of 5 Copies of FOYLE'S WAR Series 9 DVD!

To celebrate the release of Series 9 of the fantastic British crime thriller / drama Foyle's War on DVD, we have 5 copies to giveaway to our Australian readers. Michael Kitchen returns to the screen for a final time as Detective... More »
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Hey Australia! Madman's Massive Giveaway Is Back!

We haven't run these competitions for many months now, but due to popular demand, TwitchFilm and Madman are bringing back the massive giveaway competitions. This month, you have the chance to win DVDs of some wonderful films from different parts of... More »
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Watch The New Promotional Video For The New GHOST IN THE SHELL Animated Film

With the upcoming release of the latest film in the popular manga and anime franchise Ghost In The Shell in Japan on June 20, a new promotional video is now available. It features scenes from past films and series as... More »
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Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See 12 GOLDEN DUCKS In Cinemas!

Sandra Ng's Golden Chickensss was the top local film at last year's Chinese New Year box office in Hong Kong. This year, she reteams with director Matt Chow for another outrageous comedy - 12 Golden Ducks. Thanks to its distributor Magnum Films, we have... More »
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