James Marsh
Asian Editor; Hong Kong, China

Originally from England, James has lived in Hong Kong since 2001. He is a programmer for Fantastic Fest, pretty nifty with a pair of chopsticks, yet harbours no aspirations to learn kung fu. When not attending film festivals, watching films, writing about films, or shopping online for Blurays, James is most likely out drinking somewhere, hogging the karaoke mic. Either that or he's asleep and snoring loudly, but that rarely happens. There are just too many films that remain unwatched and not enough hours in the day.

Review: Van Damme Goes Violently Vegan In ENEMIES CLOSER

Jean Claude Van Damme is gleefully deranged in Peter Hyams' no-frills Friday night beat-em up, in which a park ranger and vengeful ex-con form an uneasy alliance against a gang of marauding mercenaries on the Canadian border.The last decade has... More »
  

Review: Chow Yun Fat Wins Big In FROM VEGAS TO MACAU

Chow Yun Fat and writer-director Wong Jing return to the casino floor in this light-hearted action comedy that casts Chow alongside Nicolas Tse and Chapman To as con artists out to take down an international gambling syndicate. With his trademark... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Andrew Bujalski's COMPUTER CHESS

Last year the Masters of Cinema series made a somewhat controversial move when they announced that a pair of contemporary films from two up-and-coming independent American filmmakers were being added to the collection. Antonio Campos' Simon Killer and Andrew Bujalski's... More »
  

Daniel Wu & Nick Cheung Wrestle THAT DEMON WITHIN In First Teaser

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Dante Lam's hotly anticipated action thriller That Demon Within will have its world premiere at next month's Berlin International Film Festival, Emperor Motion Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for the film as... More »
  

Review: POLICE STORY 2013 Is Low-Rent, Lacklustre & Dull

A sequel in name only to Jackie Chan's hugely popular action series, this latest offering moves proceedings to mainland China for a small scale, straight-faced and relatively thrill-free drama with a tendency to pontificate about civil responsibility.Jackie Chan's Police Story... More »
  

China Box Office: Minions Storm The Mainland As DESPICABLE ME 2 Opens Top

After a lengthy delay, Dreamworks' animated hit Despicable Me 2 finally opens in mainland China and goes straight into the top spot. Rank Title Origin 6/1-12/1 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1 Despicable Me 2 USA $15.37 $15.37 3 2... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Federico Fellini's IL BIDONE

After the breakout success of his third feature, La Strada, many people hoped and expected Federico Fellini would deliver a sequel, continuing the onscreen adventures of Giulietta Masina's heroine Gelsomina (apparently even Walt Disney was a fan). However, despite the... More »
  

THE GRANDMASTER, DRUG WAR Top HK Film Critics Awards

Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster has been named Best Film by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, while its female star Zhang Ziyi was voted Best Actress. Johnnie To's Drug War won the Best Director and Best Screenplay awards, and... More »
  

Fantastic Animated Tribute To BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW

Back in 2011 we were treated to one of the greatest visions of science fiction cinema has seen in quite some time. Still criminally underseen, Panos Cosmatos' debut feature is an absolute masterpiece of audio-visual design and hypnotic psychedelia. If... More »
  

Review: TOM YUM GOONG 2 Sees Tony Jaa Return ...But Check Out Marrese Crump!

Tony Jaa reunites with the team that helped make his name in the martial arts world, but both he and co-star Jeeja Yanin are eclipsed by impressive up-and-comer Marrese Crump in this otherwise underwhelming action sequel.There is a moment midway... More »
  

Lots More To See In The Japanese SNOWPIERCER Trailer

Those of us here at Twitch who have been lucky enough to see Bong Joon-ho's fantastic science fiction thriller Snowpiercer have been incredibly vocal about how much we love it. Hell, it was my favourite film of 2013 bar none. After... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE First Look At New MEMORY LANE Artwork

This April, Monster Pictures will be releasing Shawn Holmes' feature debut, Memory Lane, in a special 2-disc DVD set, and they have given Twitch an exclusive first look at the artwork.Emulating the likes of Chris Nolan's Memento, Shane Carruth's Primer... More »
  

First Trailer Proves There's Still Life In VERONICA MARS

I love Veronica Mars. Wholeheartedly, unashamedly and somewhat obsessively. When the show first aired back in 2004 it was often mentioned in the same breath as The Wire as one of the best things on TV that nobody was watching.... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Film

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Director

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Marshy's 11 Favourite Asian Movies Of 2013 Part 2

Every six months I like to reflect on my favourite new Asian films of the period, and 2013 has proved a particularly strong year. Asian Cinema featured very strongly at the Cannes Film Festival, scoring a number of award victories... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Actor

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Full Disclosure: Twitch's List Of Shame - December

And here we are, at the end of our year-long exploration into the shadowy reaches of classic cinema where we have dared not venture before now. Each of us now experienced up to a dozen highly praised works for the... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best New Talent

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Score/Soundtrack

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  
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