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.

THE NIGHT COMES FOR US Unveils More Cast Via Instagram

Now that The Raid 2 and Killers are out in the wild, the talents behind those two awesome slices of Indonesian action are collaborating on the dark action thriller The Night Comes For Us, where things are shaping up very... More »
  

Review: COMING HOME Trades Fascinating History For Underwhelming Romance

Zhang Yimou returns to his more humble, socially conscious roots, reuniting with former muse Gong Li for an earnest, if rather underwhelming, adaptation of Yan Geiling's The Criminal Lu Yanshi. While the historical significance of the story will resonate strongly... More »
  

Masters Of Cinema Bringing FAUST and THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI To Blu-ray!

Great news for fans of German Expressionism - and let's face it, who isn't? Eureka Entertainment has announced that it will be releasing two of the most important films from this hugely influential movement in world cinema to Blu-ray and... More »
  

New International TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Trailer Claims "This Is Not War, It's Human Extinction"

Michael Bay's fourth big budget plundering of Hasbro's toy cupboard, Transformers: Age of Extinction, hits screens on 27 June, and now there's a new international trailer that attempts to tee up a bit more of the plot. It looks like... More »
  

Review: GODZILLA Is King Of The Monsters Once More

British director Gareth Edwards makes his Hollywood debut in jaw-dropping style, bringing Godzilla back to the big screen in a grand scale action adventure that is pitched perfectly between obligatory disaster drama and indulgently delightful monster mash.2014 marks the 60th... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE: Watch The First Teaser For Kaneko Shusuke's DANGER DOLLS

Japanese director Kaneko Shusuke has had a wild and varied career, helming big budget blockbusters like Death Note and the Gamera trilogy, but also producing strange low budget features like last year's erotic teen lesbian drama Jellyfish, which proved a surprising... More »
  

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION To Debut In Hong Kong

It has just been announced that the latest instalment in Michael Bay's colossal toy commercial movie franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction, will have its World Premiere in Hong Kong on 19 June.This is a welcome surprise as Hong Kong rarely... More »
  

ON THE JOB Opens 6th Terracotta Far East Film Festival

One of the best showcases of Asian Cinema in the UK, the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is back for its 6th year from 23 May to 1 June, and boasts a spectacular line-up of some of the most high-profile... More »
  

New Trailer & Images For Zhang Yimou's COMING HOME

Coming Home, the latest Chinese epic from Hero and Flowers Of War director Zhang Yimou, will have its world premiere next week at Cannes, where it plays out of competition. Due to hit screens here in Hong Kong on 6 June, Edko Films has... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE: Get A First Look At THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG Trailer

Those of you lucky enough to have seen 80s Filipino action oddity For Your Height Only will be familiar with the legacy of Weng Weng, and now there's a new documentary doing the rounds that pries open the legend of... More »
  

SNOWPIERCER Gets An Action-Packed Red Band US Trailer

Almost a year since its debut in director Bong Joon-ho's native South Korea last summer, futuristic thriller Snowpiercer finally arrives on US shores on 27 June, courtesy of Radius TWC. While Harvey Weinstein ultimately lost his battle to re-edit the... More »
  

Teaser For Sono Sion's TOKYO TRIBE Brings The Crazy!

We make no secret of the fact that we are HUGE fans of Japanese director Sono Sion here at Twitch, and while his filmography is diverse and eclectic, nothing delights us more than the knowledge his adaptation of Inoue Santa's... More »
  

Asia Beat: Udine Awards, New Sono Sion, Tsui Hark, THE FATAL ENCOUNTER And More

Welcome to Asia Beat, a fortnightly roundup of bite-sized news pieces from around the region that might have otherwise slipped under the radar but which we feel are worth bringing to your attention. Anything from casting news, poster premieres, to... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Billy Wilder's ACE IN THE HOLE

Released in 1951, Ace in the Hole marked a pivotal moment in the career of its writer-director, Billy Wilder, for a number of different reasons. His scathing attack on the media was Wilder's first film after breaking his long-term writing... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Paul Giamatti

This weekend, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives in the US, after having done a bit of a world tour in other territories. And the most interesting piece of casting in it must surely be Paul Giamatti as the villain known... More »
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Udine 2014 Review: BLACK COAL, THIN ICE Is A Cold, Compelling Crime Drama

This year's surprise Golden Bear winner at Berlin is a bleak, yet engrossing whodunnit set in the wintry climes of Northern China.For his third feature film, writer-director Diao Yinan (Uniform, Night Train) evokes both Hollywood procedurals and European arthouse cinema... More »
  

WB Confirms Plans For Zack Snyder-Directed JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Warner Brothers president of worldwide production, Greg Silverman, has confirmed that the studio is planning to follow 2016's Man of Steel sequel with a Justice League movie, to be directed by Zack Snyder."It... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Claire Denis

In 2014, Full Disclosure is turning its focus on the filmography of a different celebrated filmmaker each month, and challenging our writers to seek out something new to watch and consider from their sizeable oeuvres. This month welcomes the first... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: Bill Forsyth's THAT SINKING FEELING From The BFI

Before creating such classics of modern British Cinema as Gregory's Girl and Local Hero, Glaswegian filmmaker Bill Forsyth's debut feature was the 1979 gem That Sinking Feeling, about a gang of young chancers who look to make a quick buck... More »
  

Hey London! Zipangu Fest Returns With FRANK CHICKENS, GOOD WIFE And More!

Arguably the most unique and eclectic of film festivals in the UK to throw its focus on Japanese cinema, Zipangu Fest returns this 1st June, for an evening of weird and wonderful cinematic delights, curated and hosted by acclaimed Japanese... More »
  
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