James Marsh
Asian Editor; Hong Kong, China

Originally from England, James has lived in Hong Kong since 2001, where he is becoming increasingly well-acquainted with the delights of Asian Cinema. James began contributing to Twitch in 2009, and became Asian Editor in 2011. His writing can also be found at Screendaily.com and in Vérité Film Magazine, he is an Acquisitions Executive for XYZ Films and a programmer for Fantastic Fest. James can also be heard podcasting about world cinema at thesocietyforfilm.com.

Lu Chuan Enlists Hollywood FX House For New Sci-Fi Project

One of China's more interesting young directors, Lu Chuan has revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he will be collaborating with Hollywood visual effects company Prime Focus on his latest directorial venture.Prime Focus is one of the biggest VFX houses... More »
  

Review: BUT ALWAYS Urges Chinese Emigrants To Come Home Or Die

Nicholas Tse proves he is better-suited to tough guy roles than romantic leads, but his inert performance here opposite Gao Yuanyuan is far from the only problem with Snow Zou's shockingly cliched and unaware tragi-romance.When a film opens in New... More »
  

Twitch Film Celebrates 10 Years

A decade is an absolute eternity online, a marker that I certainly never thought I'd reach when registering the first domain for Twitch ten years ago now, and yet here we are. Honestly, I never thought much of anything about... More »
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Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Alfred Hitchcock

This month, the Master of Suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock would have been celebrating his 115th birthday. But while he shuffled off his mortal coil back in 1980, his legacy remains as healthy as ever thanks to a hugely innovative, influential,... More »
  

Review: THE CONGRESS, Ambitious And Mostly Successful

Loosely based on the sci-fi musings of Stanislav Lem, Ari Folman follows up his Oscar-nominated Waltz With Bashir with this ambitious and mostly successful exploration of celebrity, cinema and the subconscious. One of the biggest criticisms of Cinema, and Hollywood... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Fritz Lang's FRAU IM MOND

In 1929, just two years after changing the face of cinematic science fiction with Metropolis, German filmmaker Fritz Lang returned to the genre with the infinitely more grounded and realistic Frau Im Mond (Woman In The Moon).Far less well-known than... More »
  

CHOPPER Director To Pen Justin Lin's SHAOLIN TEMPLE Remake

Andrew Dominik, the New Zealand writer-director of Chopper, Killing Them Softly and the criminally under-seen western The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford will next write the screenplay for Shaolin Temple, the big-budget remake of the 1982... More »
  

Jaycee Chan Drug Bust May Hurt Career But Save Relationship With Father Jackie

In a strange twist of fate, the recent arrest of Jaycee Chan on drug charges seems to have brought him closer to his action star father, Jackie Chan. Earlier this week news surfaced that 32 year old Jaycee Chan, also known... More »
  

852 Films Serves First Teaser For Derek Kwok's Badminton Flick FULL STRIKE

The first teaser for Full Strike has just hit online, showing off the impressive line-up of talent in director Derek Kwok's upcoming badminton tournament flick. Produced by Josie Ho's 852 Films, the film sees the actress star alongside Ekin Cheng,... More »
  

Eureka Announces Winter 2014 Slate: THIEF OF BAGDAD, LES MISERABLES, INTOLERANCE, BLACULA & More!

Eureka Entertainment unveiled its slate of upcoming titles for the fourth quarter of 2014 earlier today, and it's a magnificent selection of additions to their Masters of Cinema series, as well as a fang-tastic blaxploitation boxset to join their growing... More »
  

Trailer: Ann Hui's THE GOLDEN ERA Is A Tragedy Of Epic Proportions

Ann Hui's The Golden Era is set to have it's world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where it will screen as the official closing film early next month. It stars Tang Wei (Lust, Caution, Finding Mr. Right) as the... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: F.W. Murnau's FAUST - A GERMAN FOLK LEGEND

In today's cinematic marketplace, audiences have grown increasingly used to Hollywood fare dominating both domestic and international box offices. In the last few years we have even seen studios steer their biggest blockbusters increasingly towards overseas markets, with particular focus... More »
  

ONE MILLION KLICKS Trailer Introduces The Ass-Kicking Skills Of Mike Moeller

The first trailer has just popped up for German language martial arts flick One Million Klicks, and showcases some pretty impressive fighting skills. The first project from production company Silent Partners, recently formed by Ruediger Kummerle and Mike Leeder, One... More »
  

Review: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Chooses Not To Compete, And Succeeds

Michael Bay gets his hands on another beloved property from our childhoods, but as producer of a new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature his signature influence is somewhat muted. Director Jonathan Liebesman instead delivers a superhero adventure pitched squarely at... More »
  

Jason Statham Searching For Action Role In China

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Statham, who is currently in Beijing as part of the global promotional tour of his new film The Expendables 3, has voiced his continued interest in finding a suitable Chinese action film project in... More »
  

First Teaser For Tsui Hark's THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN 3D Reveals A Tiger And A Mountain

Touted as one of the year's biggest Chinese film's, Tsui Hark's 3D epic The Taking Of Tiger Mountain is set for a 24 December release date in mainland China - one of the year's most hotly contested release windows.Based on... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: THE CREEPING GARDEN Explores The Brave New World Of Plasmodial Slime Mould

In one of the year's most original and bizarre documentaries, Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp dive headlong into the largely unknown world of plasmodial slime moulds, and what emerges is a pioneering and at times hypnotic crawl through a largely... More »
  

Sundance Film Festival Comes To Hong Kong

The Sundance Institute announced today that it will be partnering with The Metroplex to present Sundance Film Festival - Hong Kong Selects in the Asian city later this year. A selection of 8 new American independent films, all of which... More »
  

Review: THE WHITE HAIRED WITCH OF LUNAR KINGDOM Is A Soulless Remake, Devoid Of Magic

Jacob Cheung's new retelling of Liang Yusheng's bestselling novel makes a royal mess of its source material as well as bearing little resemblance to Ronny Yu's much-loved 1993 adaptation. Conflicted over whether to favour action, intrigue or romance, the film... More »
  

BBC's Terrifying THE BOY FROM SPACE Finally Coming To DVD

British readers of a certain age may well still be haunted by images from the BBC's incredibly disturbing children's TV show The Boy From Space. Created as part of the Beeb's educational Look And Read series, it was originally broadcast... More »
  
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