ND/NF 2015 Review: K Transposes Kafka to Inner Mongolia

Here is a thought: what if Kafka's Castle was transposed from the cramped, dreary, dark Eastern European city to the airy, spacious word of Inner Mongolia? It is realized by Mongolian director Darhad Erdenibulag and English born Emyr ap Richard... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

John Woo Has Been Caught For A MANHUNT Remake

Earlier today, Media Asia Films announced they are planning a new thriller, Manhunt, which will be helmed by legendary Hong Kong director John Woo. The film is a remake of the 1976 Japanese film by Satô Jun'ya of the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2015 Announces Screenings For 10th Anniversary Event

Since 2006, Texas Frightmare Weekend has been the place to be for horror fans in the southwest United States. From founder Loyd Cryer's humble beginnings at the Grapevine community center to its current home at the DFW Hyatt, this is... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Have Your Say: The Battle Of The Bingbings!

Almost every Friday, we here at TwitchFilm run our weekly celebrity screenshot quiz, and last week the celebrity was Chinese actress Li Bingbing. Interestingly, on Facebook, Twitter and in comments beneath the article itself, comparisons were drawn with Chinese actress... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Indonesian Haunted House Tale WEWE Brings Classy Chills

Though educated as an architect, Indonesian helmer Rizal Montovani has become one of the nation's most prolific directors. Despite clearly missing several titles - including this one - the IMDB has 19 directorial entries for Montovani since 1999 and judging... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Indonesian Folk Tale Creature Arrives In The Full TUYUL Trailer

Childbirth has been a fertile source of horrific imagery around the globe for centuries, fears of a woman's body ceasing to be entirely her own fueling all manner of grotesque stories from virtually every culture imaginable. One such tale is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Osaka 2015: Taiwan's MEETING DR. SUN Wins Asian Film Festival Grand Prix

Taiwanese film Meeting Dr. Sun proved popular with audiences and jury members alike at Osaka Asian Film Festival, receiving the Audience Award and the festival's Grand Prix. Director Yee Chih-yen and stars Zhan Huai-yuan and Matthew Wei were present to... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Li Bingbing

Last week saw the premiere of Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal in China. Our editor of Asian Affairs James Marsh saw it, and had plenty of good to say about it, especially concerning lead actress Li Bingbing.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

LA Happenings: Celebrate Kurosawa's Birthday With Screenings At The Crest

World-renowned filmmaker Kurosawa Akira was born March 23, 1910. To celebrate what would have been his 105th birthday (he passed away in 1998), The Crest Westwood movie palace are hosting Sunday screenings of some bonafide classics. Coming up this Sunday,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Jaa. Lundgren. SKIN TRADE American Trailer.

International action stars Tony Jaa and Dolph Lundgren - and that Michael Jai White guy, he's pretty good, too - team up to take down Ron Perlman's flesh trading ring in the upcoming Skin Trade and if that hasn't gotten... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Matt Damon And Andy Lau Will Save The World In Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL

Chinese blockbuster director Zhang Yimou is no stranger to casting Hollywood A-listers in his projects since wooing Christian Bale for his 2011 epic The Flowers of War. While that film made huge bank in China, it failed to make the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

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   
  

2015 Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles Reveals Full Lineup

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has become one of the top destinations for independent South Asian cinema over the past decade, and their recent line-up announcement promises to continue that tradition this year. From Bollywood glitz to... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

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 »
By James Marsh   
  

Sammo Hung Lays Waste In First Shot From THE BODYGUARD

Make no mistake about it: Sammo Hung can still kick your ass. That seems to be the general message delivered by the first image from The Bodyguard, an upcoming big budget feature in which Hung serves as both director and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive: Third Window To Produce GREATFUL DEAD Director Uchida Eiji's LOWLIFE LOVE, But They Need Your Help!

Indie director Uchida Eiji scored his biggest hit to date last year with Greatful Dead. The brilliant black comedy made my Top 10 Japanese films of the year list and James Marsh summed it up in his review as follows:"The... More »
  

CHASUKE'S JOURNEY: Watch The Trailer For Sabu's Latest

Fresh from its premiere in Berlin, Sabu's latest effort is now gearing up for public release in Japan and that means the first trailer for Chasuke's Journey has now arrived online. In the afterlife, busy playwrights are writing scenarios for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

7 Shades Of Censorship: India Gets Ban Happy

It's been a crazy month in India, where the newly ordained Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), among other organizations, has been banning "offensive" material and acts left and right.You may recall the CBFC kerfuffle surrounding Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Now On Blu-ray: AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL Is One Far Out Trip

Shot in 1971, released in 1972, and almost immediately forgotten, Amos Sefer's An American Hippie in Israel was a cult classic just waiting for a rebirth when the film was found by Grindhouse Releasing co-founder, Bob Murawski. Murawski is best... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE Poster Arrives Bearing ... Frog?

Miike Takashi has long stated that his goal with upcoming effort Yakuza Apocalypse was to get back to the gonzo efforts of his earlier years. And, yup ... this new theatrical poster is going to arch a few eyebrows, that's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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