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.

PiFan 2014 Review: CAMERA Has A Good Eye But Lacks Focus

The debut feature from James Leong showcases the director's strong visual sensibility, but with an unimaginative and wasteful screenplay, Camera fails to capitalise on its intriguing premise.Set in a near-future Hong Kong, a gaping class and wealth divide has seen... More »
  

Thai Martial Arts Choreographer Panna Ritthikrai Dead At 53

Reports are surfacing from Thailand that celebrated martial arts choreographer and film director Panna Ritthikrai has died from liver disease, aged 53.Ritthikrai is probably best known for his work with action star Tony Jaa in films such as the Ong-Bak and... More »
  

Second Training Video Surfaces for Sakaguchi Tak's RE:BORN

Japanese martial artist Sakaguchi Tak is set to come out of retirement in a big way next year, with Re:Born, which reunites the Versus star with his Death Trance director, Shimomora Yuji. It's a potenially lethal combination that, done right,... More »
  

Check Out The Half-Shells On These TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES One-Sheets!

While the world goes crazy over Michael Bay's fourth offering of toy robot-inspired global destruction, let us not forget that he has another dollop of kid-friendly action entertainment just around the corner. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, produced by Bay, and... More »
  

Review: HUNGRY GHOST RITUAL Has No Appetite For Horror

Nick Cheung follows a string of critical and commercial hits with his debut as writer-director, a seasonal horror flick in which he also takes the leading role. While Cheung has a keen eye for detail when it comes to the... More »
  

Melbourne 2014: The Full Program Reveals A Full-Bodied Selection of Cinema

The Melbourne International Film Festival is now in full swing having revealed its program mid-week. Tickets have opened for members and media alike. The program itself is one of the more exciting and well-rounded ones in MIFF history. It consists... More »
  

Attention Horror Filmmakers! Monster Fest 2014 Is Now Taking Submissions

Australia's fastest growing genre film festival, Monster Fest, is now open for business for 2014, and this year it will be accepting both short and feature length submissions from around the globe. The festival, which has expanded exponentially since debuting... More »
  

PiFan 2014: Preview Part 2 - World Fantastic Cinema

With just over a week until PiFan, the biggest celebration of genre cinema anywhere in Asia, Team Twitch is barely able to contain our excitement. So instead of sweating and fidgeting uncomfortably, we're putting our anticipation to practical use and... More »
  

THE GANG'S ALL HERE! Busby Berkeley Joins The Masters Of Cinema

Eureka Entertainment has announced today that Busby Berkeley's 1943 technicolor musical comedy The Gang's All Here will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in a brand new Blu-ray edition on 15 September. I must confess to being something of a... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Lindsay Anderson's IF....

Before becoming a cinematic icon as Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's blistering adaptation of A Clockwork Orange, a cocky Yorkshire lad by the name of Malcolm McDowell made his screen debut as the equally rebellious Mick Travis in Lindsay Anderson's... More »
  

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies Of 2014 Part 1

As we pass the halfway point of the year I like to take stock of the new Asian films I have seen. This is as much to jog my memory and help separate the wheat from the chaff as it... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Tony Scott

Every month on Full Disclosure, we select a filmmaker who is or would be celebrating their birthday, and use that as an excellent excuse to throw the spotlight on them and their career. Members of Team Twitch seek out a... More »
  

New Image From Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE: THE GREAT WAR OF THE UNDERWORLD

Filming is underway on Miike Takashi's gangster-horror mash-up Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld, which stars Ichihara Hayato (All About Lily Chou-Chou) opposite Indonesian martial arts star Yayan Ruhian (The Raid, The Raid 2), as a sensitive young... More »
  

New Trailer For Science Doc THE CREEPING GARDEN Explores Slime Mould, But Not As We Know It!

Not animal, not vegetable, not funghi...Regular readers may remember back in early 2013 we featured the first concept trailer for The Creeping Garden, a new investigative documentary from Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp into the beautiful yet baffling world of... More »
  

Go Ape For New DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Trailer

Rupert Wyatt's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was one of the best surprises of 2011, and proved successful enough that Fox immediately green-lit a sequel, directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). Set some years after the... More »
  

New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Trailer Takes An Epic Approach

With just over a month before Marvel Studios unleashes Guardians Of The Galaxy on us, a new UK trailer is unveiled to reinforce the epic scope of what lays in store, as well as give us plenty of context as... More »
  

Hey Hong Kong! Win Tickets To Indonesian Action Epic THE RAID 2!

Great news for our readers in Hong Kong, and the whole SAR in general. The wait is over - The Raid 2 is finally opening on 19 June and Twitch has five pairs of tickets to give away.It is no... More »
  

Twitch's Favorite Football Films

After the long four-year wait, today is the day for a new World Cup to kick off. It's a very particular edition for football's major event, as the world's top champion, Brazil, is the host country for the first time since... More »
  

Teaser Poster For Wong Fei Hung Flick RISE OF THE LEGEND Unveiled

Eddie Peng is quickly making a name for himself as a bona fide action hero in Chinese Cinema. After impressive turns from the Taiwanese actor in films such as Jump Ashin! and Dante Lam's Unbeatable, Peng will next be seen... More »
  

Masters Of Cinema Brings Fritz Lang's FRAU IM MOND To Blu-ray

Eureka Entertainment has announced the UK release of Fritz Lang's silent science-fiction epic Frau Im Mond (Woman In The Moon) on dual format Blu-ray and DVD on 25 August. Previously available in the Masters of Cinema series as a DVD-only... More »
  
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