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.

Hey Australia, Win Tickets To See Keanu Reeves' MAN OF TAI CHI In Cinemas!

Thanks to our friends at Magnum Films, we have FIVE double passes for Keanu Reeves' directorial debut film Man Of Tai Chi to give to our Australian readers! Man Of Tai Chi stars Tiger Chen, Karen Mok, Simon Yam and Reeves himself... More »
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Blu-ray Review: DUSK MAIDEN OF AMNESIA Entertainingly Blends Horror, Comedy and Romance

Horror is one of the most popular genres in Japanese cinema, manga and anime. Images of Sadako from The Ring should still be vivid in many people's minds. While not particularly scary, the high school horror anime series Dusk Maiden Of... More »
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Live Action RUROUNI KENSHIN To Become A Trilogy

Rurouni Kenshin, one of the most popular anime and manga series ever, had its successful adaptation into a live action feature film last year. The film directed by Ōtomo Keishi, which opened in Japan last August, was a critical and... More »
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Spectacular Full Trailer For Live Action GATCHAMAN Arrives!

Destined to become one of the biggest Japanese blockbusters this year, the live-action adaptation of Tatsunoko's classic anime Gatchaman (aka Battle Of The Planets / G-Force) has come from an incredibly strong production team. Sato Toya (live-action Grave of the... More »
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First Trailer For Donnie Yen's THE MONKEY KING 3D Finally Arrives!

While Donnie Yen's Iceman 3D is still filming due to production difficulties, it looks like his other 3D adventure, The Monkey King, is closer to full completion. The Monkey King is directed by Soi Cheang, responsible for recent Milkyway hits like... More »
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Live Action 009-1 Trailer Features Plenty Of Female Cyborg Action!

009-1: The End Of The Beginning is an upcoming live action adaptation of Ishinomori Shotaro's classic manga 009-1, which was published from the mid-60s to early 70s and previously adapted into an anime series in 2006. It tells the story... More »
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Brazil's RIO 2096: A STORY OF LOVE AND FURY Wins Top Prize At Annecy Film Festival

Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, the feature debut from Brazilian director Luiz Bolognesi, has won the top prize at Annecy Film Festival. The film revolves "around the love between an immortal hero and Janaína, the woman he... More »
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ONLY GOD FORGIVES Wins Official Competition At 60th Sydney Film Festival

Today is the last day of the 60th Sydney Film Festival, and Festival Director Nashen Moodley and Official Competition Jury President Hugo Weaving have just announced Only God Forgives as the winner of this year's Official Competition $60,000 cash prize."After... More »
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Hey, Australia, Win Tickets To See Jet Li's BADGES OF FURY!

Thanks to our friends at Magnum Films, we have FIVE double passes for Jet Li's latest film Badges of Fury to give to our Australian readers! It's been a while since Jet Li has starred in a modern martial arts movie.... More »
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Sydney 2013 Review: AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER Tells A Story Of Shocking Social Injustice

Danis Tanovic, director of the Oscar-winning No Man's Land (2001), brings a shocking real story to the big screen with his latest film, An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker. The film was a great success at the... More »
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Check Out The First Production Video Of The Live Action KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE

Filming is currently taking place at Japan's Shōdo Island for the upcoming live action adaptation of the novels on which Miyazaki's beloved animated film Kiki's Delivery Service was based. Following the release of on-set photos from the production, a new... More »
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More New Images From Shimizu's Live Action KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE

The Grudge director Shimizu Takashi is busy working on his live action adaptation of the novels on which Miyazaki's beloved animated film Kiki's Delivery Service was based on. Just a few days ago, we shared the first image from the... More »
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Sydney 2013 Review: COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING Doesn't Soar But Still Reaches Pretty High

Co-directed by Nicholas Bonner (UK), Anja Daelemans (Belgium) and Kim Gwang-hun (North Korea), Comrade Kim Goes Flying is the first North Korean feature made with Western production partners in over 30 years. It was the first ever North Korean movie... More »
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New Character Images From Miyazaki Hayao's THE WIND RISES!

What a great day it is for fans of Miyazaki Hayao! After releasing the new poster for his new film The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu), which gives the first close-up look at the film's main character, fresh images of the other characters... More »
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New Poster For THE WIND RISES Offers First Close-up Look At Its Main Character

As anime fans around the world are counting down to July 20, the date of the release of Miyazaki Hayao's new film The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) in Japan, Studio Ghibli is busy releasing teaser posters to whet our appetite. Another... More »
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Sydney 2013 Review: THE LAND OF HOPE Is One Of Sono Sion's Best

Breathtaking is perhaps the best word to describe Love Exposure director Sono Sion's latest, The Land Of Hope. It is a film that takes audiences on a long and draining but ultimately very rewarding journey, with two families torn apart... More »
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Guillermo Del Toro Talks About His Adaptation Of Urasawa's MONSTER

Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro has been busy working with HBO to bring an adaptation of Urasawa Naoki's acclaimed Monster manga series to the small screen. Speaking at the fourth annual Hero Complex Film Festival, the Mexican filmmaker revealed... More »
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Sydney Film Festival 2013 Opens Tomorrow With Indigenous Thriller MYSTERY ROAD

It's finally here - the much anticipated 60th Sydney Film Festival will be opening tomorrow! The Opening Night Film is talented Aussie filmmaker Ivan Sen's Mystery Road, "a suspenseful and intelligent mystery that uses the conventions of the Western and the... More »
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Interview: Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley

The 60th Sydney Film Festival is opening next week, and I have had the opportunity to talk to the Festival Director, Mr Nashen Moodley. Twitch: Mr Moodley, congratulations on your second year acting as the Festival Director of the Sydney Film... More »
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Johnnie To Talks ELECTION 3, Retirement and Five Films He Has Put The Most Effort Into Making

Master director Johnnie To, the man behind such classics as Election, Running Out Of Time, A Hero Never Dies and Throw Down, has been in Cannes promoting his latest film, Blind Detective. Three pieces of news have come out of... More »
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