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 on RTHK Radio 3, and podcasting about world cinema at thesocietyforfilm.com.

Review: ZHONG KUI: SNOW GIRL AND THE DARK CRYSTAL Delivers Genuine Romance But Flawed Fantasy

Acclaimed Hong Kong cinematographer Peter Pau takes another swing at directing a major motion picture with this grand scale fantasy about legendary demon queller Zhong Kui. Assisted by co-director Zhao Tianyu and featuring some spirited performances, the result is a... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects Of Desire: Matsumoto Hitoshi's R100

The astonishingly surreal work of Japanese comedian-turned-filmmaker Matsumoto Hitoshi has long been championed here at TwitchFilm, and in some ways his fourth feature film - R100 - transcends anything he has yet produced. Positioned not as a comedy, but rather... More »
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China Lion To Bring Andy Lau's LOST AND LOVE To N. America, Watch The Trailer

China Lion Film Distribution will release the Andy Lau drama Lost And Love in North America, Australia and New Zealand day-and-date with mainland China next month. Tackling the en vogue theme of child abduction, and based on real events, Lost... More »
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TOKYO TRIBE Gets Gorgeous New Quad Poster, Trailer, Gallery For UK Release

Eureka! Entertainment is bringing Sono Sion's deliriously infectious rap battle epic Tokyo Tribe to screens across the UK and Eire on 8 May, and to support the release they have just unveiled a brand new quad poster for the film,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Watch The Trailer For Creepy HKIFF Closer PORT OF CALL

Yesterday the full line-up for the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival was announced, and this year's closing film is a director's cut of Philip Yung's Port Of Call. The director's last film, May We Chat, was an impressive look... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Sylvia Chang's MURMUR OF THE HEARTS To Open 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Full Line-Up Revealed

Taiwanese actress Sylvia Chang's latest directorial effort Murmur Of The Hearts will open the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival, it was announced today. The world premiere is part of a Filmmaker in Focus programme dedicated to Chang, which will... More »
By James Marsh   
  

BIRDMAN Soars At Independent Spirit Awards, NIGHTCRAWLER Also Scores

Birdman continued its run of awards wins last night, taking top honours at the Independent Spirit Awards on the eve of Oscar night. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's manic comedy was named Best Film, Michael Keaton won the Best Actor award, and... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Get Your First Look At Jason Momoa As DC's Aquaman

Zack Snyder just tweeted this tasty little tease for his upcoming DC Universe flick, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, giving fans their first look at Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry...better known as Aquaman.Momoa is signed on to star in... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The Many Faces Of Jason Voorhees

It's Friday the 13th folks, so here at TwitchFilm central we've decided to do something different with this, our weekly mugshot quiz. Instead of an actor or an actress, today we take someone who is not only fictional, but also... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Hong Kong International Film Festival To Honour Naruse Mikio On 60th Anniversary Of FLOATING CLOUDS

The 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival has announced a celebration of the work of Japanese filmmaker Naruse Mikio, on the 60th anniverary of his 1955 classic Floating Clouds. Repast (1951), Daughters, Wives And A Mother (1960) and Scattered Clouds... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects Of Desire: Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS

Drafthouse Films' Obscure Objects of Desire (or Drafthouse FOOD if you must) is a new regular column assessing the home cinema releases from the Austin-based distributor.Ari Folman's follow-up to his animated Oscar-nominated documentary, Waltz With Bashir, is a loose adaptation... More »
By James Marsh   
  

DVD Review: Fei Mu's SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN From The BFI

Hailed as the greatest Chinese film ever made, Fei Mu's 1948 melodrama Spring In A Small Town arrives on DVD for the first time in the UK, courtesy of the BFI. A heartbreaking tale of loyalty, yearning and resilience in... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Martin Scorsese To Exec Produce Ben Wheatley's FREE FIRE

Martin Scorsese has come aboard British director Ben Wheatley's next project, Free Fire, as an executive producer, Screen Daily has revealed. Set in late-70s Boston, the film is the story of two rival gangs, whose rendezvous in a deserted warehouse... More »
By James Marsh   
  

OVERHEARD 3 Tops Hong Kong Film Award Nominations

The third installment of Alan Mak and Felix Chong's surveillance thriller series, Overheard 3, scored nominations in 11 categories, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay, when the nominations for the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards were announced this... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Teaser For Peter Pau's ZHONG KUI: SNOW GIRL AND THE DARK CRYSTAL Is A Weta Wonderland

Peter Pau, the Oscar-winning cinematographer of Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is at the helm of epic Chinese fantasy Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and The Dark Crystal. Sharing directorial duties with Zhao Tianyu, this is the story of legendary demon... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Trailer: Chow Yun Fat Raises The Stakes In FROM VEGAS TO MACAU II

Chow Yun Fat is back in more gambling action this Chinese New Year in Wong Jing's From Vegas To Macau II. Last year's first installment was my personal favourite of Hong Kong's holiday offerings. This time out the action is... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Sandra Ng Rings In The Lunar New Year In Saucy 12 GOLDEN DUCKS Trailer

Hong Kong's leading comedienne Sandra Ng re-teams with Golden Chicken writer-turned-director Matt Chow for the Lunar New Year comedy 12 Golden Ducks. Money and gold are always associated with this auspicious festival, while duck is Cantonese slang for male prostitute... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Watch Sean Connery In Sidney Lumet's THE OFFENCE, Coming To Masters Of Cinema In April

In their efforts to woo Sean Connery back to play James Bond one more time in Diamonds Are Forever, United Artists agreed to green-light two projects of the Scotsman's choosing, no questions asked. The first of those was The Offence,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Stanley Donen's TWO FOR THE ROAD

Smart, stylish, insightful and brimming with technical inventiveness, Stanley Donen's Two For The Road is a wonderful examination of the modern marriage whose influence can still be felt in Hollywood cinema today, nearly 50 years after it was originally released.Inspired... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE Is Flocking Marvelous

Aardman Studios return to the big screen in cracking form with another rip-roaring roller coaster of action, smart humour and lovable characters. Shaun The Sheep Movie promises to delight fans of all ages, and long-time aficionados of the studio's signature... More »
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