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.

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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Sydney Film Festival 2013 Preview: Documentaries

"In this age of digital video - in which there are cheap cameras, editing software, and funding to be had (if rarely big money to be earned) - the cool kids are making docs. The form is not just good... More »
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Review: KIDS ON THE SLOPE is a Jazzy Coming-of-age Tale from COWBOY BEBOP'S Director

Watching Watanabe Shinichiro's Kids on the Slope having already seen his previous works Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo feels very much like watching Hosoda Mamoru's Wolf Children after seeing The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars. It feels... More »
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Review: 33 POSTCARDS Gently Tugs On Heartstrings

33 Postcards is a film of special significance, as it marks the first official collaboration between China and New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 Sydney Film Festival, where it had its world premiere, it won the Community Relations Commission... More »
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Exciting First Trailer for Benny Chan's THE WHITE STORM

Hot on the heels of Johnnie To's Drug War, the latest Hong Kong film about the Asian drug war is coming soon! The White Storm - originally touted by Universe under the title Metamorphosis at HK Filmart earlier this year - comes from director... More »
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Sydney 2013 Preview: Opening and Closing Films Plus Official Competition Picks

As the 60th Sydney Film Festival approaches, feelings of excitement and eager anticipation are shared by all of the city's film lovers. Why? Well, the recently unveiled festival program features a truly spectacular line-up, and there is really something for... More »
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Miyazaki Hayao and EVANGELION Director Anno Hideaki Have Been Collaborating on KAZE TACHINU

Very few people would have expected this news. The official website for Miyazaki Hayao's new film Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) has just made the surprise announcement that Anno Hideaki, director of Neon Genesis Evangelion, is providing the voice of... More »
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Full Program for the 60th Sydney Film Festival Announced!

The much anticipated full program for this year's Sydney Film Festival, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, has just been announced. The 190-film program looks filled with wonderful treasures for all film lovers. At first glance, some highlights, besides the... More »
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