Vicky Zhao To Direct Animated Version Of MY FAIR PRINCESS

Variety reported yesterday that Chinese actress Vicky Zhao will be directing an animated version of, My Fair Princess, a very popular television drama she starred in back in the 90s (pictured left). Zhao was a star of the program about... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

New Samurai Short From THE RAID Director Gareth Evans

While we all wait patiently (or maybe not) for The Raid 3, director Gareth Evans has not been idle. Indeed, after not having picked up a camera for a while, he decided to make a short when his colleagues Cecep... More »
  

Forgotten Thai Gems Come To Vesoul 2016!

The Vesoul Asian Film Festival in France has emerged as a highlight of the international festival circuit for Asian film films and this year looks to be no different. From the juried competition - with jury headed by acclaimed Korean... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Jet Li

We do have scoops now and then, and the news that Jet Li would be joining the third xXx film (re-starring Vin Diesel) was one of those occasions. That news has now been corroborated, so with Jet Li in mind,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Sundance 2016: BRAHMAN NAMAN Trailer Goes Full On 80s Sex Comedy

Don't say we didn't warn you!Quickly becoming one of Sundance 2016's hottest acquisition titles, Q's Brahman Naman continues to raise eyebrows with each passing moment. This time, the public gets their first look at the film in motion with a... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: IP MAN 3, The Legendary Teacher Returns In Fine Form

In Ip Man 3, Donnie Yen returns for another outing as legendary martial arts instructor Ip Man. Still under the direction of Wilson Yip, the newest installment trades Sammo Hung for Yuen Wo-ping as action choreographer, ensuring that the extended... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Turkish Horror Scores Unleashed With Semih Tareen's DARK SYMPHONIES

Well, now, here's an interesting oddity for fans of global film music. Turkey has a long - and very entertaining - history with genre film running at least as far back as the copyright trampling knock offs of big Hollywood... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bin Laden Is Back! TERE BIN LADEN: DEAD OR ALIVE, The Terrorism Comedy You Didn't Know You Needed!

You probably don't remember 2010 Bollywood box office hit, Tere Bin Laden, but I do. That film starred Pakistani heartthrob Ali Zafar as a young TV news man looking to make his mark. He finds his meal ticket when he... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Have Your Say: EVANGELION 3.0 + 1.0 Will (Not) Be Made

Ah, Evangelion... sigh. Its series and films are rightfully the stuff of legends. I tried to write a short overview of the franchise's history, when the first of the four Rebuild of Evangelion films was released on Blu-ray, but ouch,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Podcast: Welcome To HumanSide - LADY SNOWBLOOD And Nicolas Winding Refn On THE ACT OF SEEING

HumanSide is a new bimonthly podcast on TwitchFilm dedicated to exploring the human side of popular culture. Our first episode explores the reasoning behind HumanSide, a look at the Criterion Collection's recent release of The Lady Snowblood Collection and an interview... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Sundance 2016: BRAHMAN NAMAN Introduces Its Quizzard Quartet

With the Sundance Film Festival less than a week away, it's time to start digging into the line up and the films that we think are going to be worth talking about when it's all done and dusted. For me,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Vietnam Enters The Heist Game With Ham Tran's SIEU TROM (BITCOIN HEIST)

As the Vietnamese film industry continues to grow we're seeing constant steps forward in terms of scale and production value with the occasional injection of international style and subgenres into the nation's local fare and Journey From The Fall director... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MONSTER HUNT's Raman Hui On Live Actors Vs The Gingerbread Man And How Shrek Helped Him Make China's Biggest Box Office Hit

Having worked on the Antz and Shrek for his DreamWorks alma mater, director Raman Hui knows a thing about monster hits. Still, Hui could not have been prepared to make China's biggest box office hit of all time with Monster... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

Character Posters And A New Teaser For Stephen Chow's THE MERMAID!

The Octopus Man cometh in the new teaser for Stephen Chow's The Mermaid! Chao Deng, Lin Yun, Kitty Zhang, Show Lo, Shangzheng Li, Zhang Wen, Zhang Meie, Ke Bai and Lianshun Kong star in the latest from the director of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Now On Blu-ray: Wim Wenders' THE AMERICAN FRIEND On Criterion

It's startling to me that The American Friend, a pitch-black film noir, remains so fresh and vibrant. Originally released in 1977, the film was part of a wave of "New German Cinema" that swept beyond the country's borders to international... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Exclusive: MONSTER HUNT Character Posters

The monsters are coming! The monsters are coming! Raman Hui's family-friendly fantasy Monster Hunt proved to be a big hit in its native China last year and it will open in the U.S. on January 22. To showcase the sweet... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Now On Blu-ray: RUINED HEART And Kitano Takeshi's HANA-BI From Third Window FIlms UK

Third Window Films continues its hot streak with a pair of recent releases that any fan of East Asian cinema should have on their radar. First up is Khavn's Phillippine pantomime noir musical Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: MOOR, A Story Of Broken Tracks, Broken Lives, And Building Hope

It seems as though no matter where you look in Pakistan these days, the spectre of British imperial rule looms over the nation in ways that are perhaps so deeply ingrained in the fabric of the nation that's it... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

IRAIVI Teaser: Tamil Up And Comer Karthik Subbaraj Is Back With His Latest

Karthik Subbaraj is ready to jump back into the limelight with the first teaser for his upcoming film Iraivi (Goddess). Subbaraj is one of Tamil cinema's most exciting new talents and among the leaders of the current Tamil Cinema new... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

THE BODYGUARD Trailer And Poster, Starring Sammo Hung, Andy Lau And Crime

The great Sammo Hung delivers a great-looking first trailer for The Bodyguard, in which he stars as the titular character. Now in retirement, he has settled down in a small town on the border between Russia and China, where he befriends... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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