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 the South China Morning Post, he is an Acquisitions Executive for XYZ Films and a programmer for Fantastic Fest. James can also be heard every Friday on RTHK Radio 3.

DUNKIRK: Nolan To Direct Hardy And Branagh In WWII Drama

French newspaper La Voix du Nord and The Hollywood Reporter are bringing us the news that British director Christopher Nolan's latest will be a World War II drama based around the 1940 evacution of British and French troops from Dunkirk.... More »
By James Marsh   
  

First Look At Michael Fassbender in ASSASSIN'S CREED

Entertainment Weekly has just published the first official image of Michael Fassbender in costume as Callum Lynch, the lead in Justin Kurzel's adaptation of video game behemoth Assassin's Creed, which is currently filming in Spain. The Australian director previously directed... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The Many Faces Of The Real Santa!

Yesterday we featured a quiz full of fake Santas, but today we move on to the real deal: cinematic depictions of Santa himself! Yep, Santa is a popular guy in films, and not just as a costume or a disguise.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Listen To Radiohead's Rejected Bond Theme SPECTRE

Thom Yorke, frontman of British rock outfit Radiohead, shared a Christmas treat via Twitter yesterday. Confirming rumours that the Oxford-based band had indeed been working on their own theme song to Sam Mendes' latest James Bond film, Spectre, Yorke shared... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The Many Faces Of Santa's Imposters

It's the first day of Christmas, and at the same time we have our weekly celebrity quiz! Who else should we feature but Santa? Then again... the number of cinematic Santas is rather staggering, though a lot of them turn... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

TwitchFilm's Top 10 Movies Of 2015

Here at TwitchFilm, we are pleased to feature contributions from dozens of people located all over the world, writing about the movies that intrigue, confound, anger, and delight them. While that makes us a distinctive site, it also makes it... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Tops Online Critics Awards

George Miller's action epic continues to pick up steam in awards season as it was named Best Film of 2015 today by the Online Film Critics Society, of which a number of Twitch's contributors are members. Miller also nabbed the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

First Look At GODZILLA RESURGENCE Teases Giant Scares

Next summer sees the release of Godzilla Resurgence, the first Japanese film to feature the King of the Lizards in a decade. Written and directed by regular anime helmer Anno Hideaki, and co-directed by Higuchi Shinji (Attack On Titan), who... More »
By James Marsh   
  

New BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Trailer Puts It All On Show

Normally these big budget franchise movies show us only a taste of what is to come in their trailers, but this latest look at Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice wheels out all the major players. Clark Kent and... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, Old-Fashioned In The Best Possible Way

Billed as the story that inspired Moby Dick, Ron Howard's adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick's National Book Award winner is a shamelessly old-fashioned sea-faring yarn recounting the true story of the Essex, a Nantucket whaleship that sank after being attacked by... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: King Hu's DRAGON INN

Considered by many to be the architect of wuxia cinema, King Hu was to martial arts was John Ford was to the western. Beginning with his 1966 Shaw Brothers adventure Come Drink With Me, Hu took a pulp genre associated... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Well Go Claims US Rights To Jamie M. Dagg's RIVER

Those good folks over at Well Go USA Entertainment have announced their acquisition of Jamie M. Dagg's River, the Canadian thriller set and shot in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The Many Faces Of Bruce Lee

On the 27th of November 1940, Bruce Lee was born. Which means that today, he would have become 75 years old, had he not died from cerebral edema at the young age of 32. His extremely untimely death at the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Australian Release Of THE EDITOR Boasts Some Juicy Exclusives

The Editor, the absurdist giallo homage from Astron 6 - the Canadian troupe behind Manborg and Father's Day - hits DVD and Blu-ray in Australia today, courtesy of Monster Pictures. The releases look positively stacked, with a host of exclusive... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Cap's "Perfect Teeth" A Threat In First CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Trailer

One of the most popular Marvel storylines in recent years, Civil War, inevitably works its way into the MCU under the Captain America banner, as the superheroes split off and take sides against each other when forced to declare their... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: KEEPER OF DARKNESS Exorcises Nick Cheung's Directorial Demons

While remaining committed to the horror genre, Nick Cheung's second outing as director is a huge improvement on 2013's Hungry Ghost Ritual. Again casting himself in the lead, Cheung this time leaves writing duties to Yeung Sin Ling (Inner Senses,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: COURTED Finds Humour Without A Trial

Winner of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at this year's Venice Film Festival, Christian Vincent's dryly comic courtroom drama was selected as the opening film for the 44th Hong Kong French Cinepanorama on 18 November. Michel Racine (Fabrice Luchini)... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Ninjas, Cons And A Touch Of Zen: Eureka's January Line-Up Demands All Your Cash

Eureka! Entertainment have announced a killer line-up of titles for January that should have cinephiles the world over doing dextrous backflips for joy.Two new titles will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in January, both of which are absolute... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Get Your First Glimpse Of Bruce Lee In IP MAN 3 US Trailer

Well Go Entertainment will be unleashing Wilson Yip's Ip Man 3 on North American audiences on 22 January 2016, and have just unveiled their first trailer for the film. There's plenty of new footage of Donnie Yen squaring off against... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Donnie Yen Insists You Don't Disturb Ip Man While He's Training

As Pegasus Motion Pictures revs up its marketing campaign for Ip Man 3, which reunites Donnie Yen and director Wilson Yip, pitting him against Mike Tyson and Max Zhang, this amusing little PSA is doing the round in Hong Kong... More »
By James Marsh   
  
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