Well Go USA Nabs Hou Hsiao Hsien's THE ASSASSIN Ahead Of World Premiere At Cannes

Hou Hsiao Hsien's The Assassin has not even hit screens yet but that did not stop Well Go USA from picking up the North American rights for the Chinese auteur's Taiwanese martial arts pic.Well Go USA CEO Doris Pfardrescher was quoted... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

FAERYVILLE: Watch The Full Trailer For The Dystopian Teen Movie

It has been a long, long road for Tzang Merwyn Tong's Faeryville. A dystopic tale of troubled youth in Singapore the picture was made entirely outside the established system within that nation, where the politics of the picture put it... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LA Asian 2015 Review: THE CHINESE MAYOR Manages To Be Portrait And Landscape

The documentary scene in China is difficult to approach, especially when so many of the works are strictly forbidden to be shown there. With so many independent film festivals being banned and even raided by Chinese government officials, it's truly... More »
  

Teaser For Suriya's MASSS Hints At Something Scary

I've often lamented the fact that Suriya, who is one of Tamil cinema's most popular leading men, has had a hard time finding roles in films that fit his talents. Suriya is a handsome, charismatic fellow with a body built... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Udine 2015 Review: THE END OF THE WORLD AND THE CAT'S DISAPPEARANCE, A Quirky Little Sci-Fi Film

Takeuchi Michihiro's The End of the World and the Cat's Disappearance, a zany, modestly packaged apocalyptic sci-fi film revolving around Itsuko (Izukoneko aka Mari), a vlogger-cum-J-pop-idol who attempts to singlehandedly save the world from a gigantic meteor, but ends up... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

SPL2 Gets A Poster, And A Whopping Big Set Of Stills

A few weeks ago we got the teaser trailer to SPL 2, and... well, damn... that looked very promising indeed! Tony Jaa and Wu Jing kicking ass, a brutally melodramatic plot that would get even the most pacifist fighter's blood... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Bollywood Macho Icon Salman Khan Found Guilty Of Homicide, Faces 5 Years In Jail.

Thirteen years after a hit and run accident that left a homeless man dead, Bollywood megastar Salman Khan has been found guilty on several accounts including "culpable homicide". The case has been lingering in Indian courts for over a decade... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Bad Things Happen In The SICCIN 2 Trailer. Many, Many Bad Things.

Look at that baby. Look at it. Does that look like a happy baby? No it does not. Not even a little bit. And this is the sort of thing that happens - and happens a lot - in Turkish... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BAAHUBALI's Third Poster Showcases Anushka Shetty As Devasena

The hits just keep on coming for Baahubali.This latest character poster reveals the character of Devasena, described by Rajamouli as "tortured and held captive for years," played by Anushka Shetty. While Anushka hasn't done a any work in Hindi... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Udine 2015 Review: FORGET ME NOT, A Touching Mixture Of Fantasy, Mystery, And Teen Romance

One of the most affecting and enigmatic teen-targeted Japanese films of the last few years, Horie Kei's Forget Me Not (not to be mistaken with Hirayama Hideyuki's 2010 drama that bears the same English title) defies easy categorization, veering confidently... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Udine 2015 Review: PORT OF CALL Proves Philip Yung's Most Ambitious And Polished Film To Date

A decidedly bleak yet surprisingly meditative exploration of the lower depths of contemporary Hong Kong, Philip Yung's Port of Call clearly articulates its genre-bending aspirations and effectively taps into the generational anxieties of youth today. Based on a case that... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

SKIN TRADE: Win Tickets To The LA Premiere With Jaa And Lundgren In Attendence!

In LA and harboring a deep, deep love for Tony Jaa and Dolph Lundgren? Well, then, do we have just the thing to make your day: Jaa and Lundgren's team up effort Skin Trade will be having its LA premiere... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FIRES ON THE PLAIN: Watch The Trailer For Tsukamoto's War Picture

Tetsuo The Iron Man director Tsukamoto Shinya takes a turn into some very different material with Fires On The Plain, his adaptation of Ooka Shohei's novel chronicling the last, desperate days of Japanese soldiers stationed in the Philippines in World... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BAAHUBALI's Second Poster Reveals Prabhas As Shivudu

The marketing team behind S.S. Rajamouli's (Eega) Baahubali have really begun to turn up the heat, and after nearly 2 years in production we're starting to get solid looks at some of the amazing imagery the film has to offer.... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: A FOOL, A Stark Reminder That In China Nice Guys Finish Last

Based on Hu Xuewen's novel Running Moonlight, actor Chen Jianbin's directorial debut is a harsh reminder of humanity's predatory nature, as an honest farmer's efforts to help a young homeless man set of a chain of calamitous events.Chen Jianbin was... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Udine 2015 Review: Political Thriller HELIOS Aims High But Misfires

Following Cold War, an interesting and surprisingly bureaucratic action film, Sunny Luk and Longman Leung strive for bigger and louder with Helios, an overambitious and convoluted thriller that had its international premiere at the 17th Udine Far East Film Festival.... More »
  

Malaysian Thriller FULL THROTTLE Bags FURIOUS 7 DP Stephen Windon To Direct

Stephen Windon, the Australian cinematographer best known for his work on the Fast & Furious franchise, has been announced as the director of Full Throttle, a Malaysian-based action thriller produced by DragonSlate Media.This will mark the directorial debut for Windon,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Udine 2015 Review: War Drama DRAGON BLADE Might Be The New UNESCO Representative

The Udine Far East Film Festival (FEFF) opened its 17th edition with a bang. Not only did the Italian festival hold the world premiere of the international cut of Dragon Blade, it also managed to have Jackie Chan himself introducing... More »
  

Udine 2015 Review: THE WICKED, An Effectively Thrilling Exercise In Low-Budget Filmmaking

Bolstered and braced by a wonderfully sinister performance from the relatively unknown young South Korean actress Park Ju-hui, Yoo Young-sun's The Wicked is a slow-paced but nicely modulated and effectively gripping exercise in low-budget indie filmmaking. Shot in a mere... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Check Out The First Poster For S.S. Rajamouli's BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING

We are huge fans of Telugu director S.S. Rajamouli round these parts, and after a recent visit to the production offices of his latest opus, Baahubali has fast become one of our most hotly anticipated films of the year. Due... More »
By James Marsh   
  
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