Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See OVERHEARD 3 At Reel Asian!

Yes, kids, the Reel Asian festival is drawing to a close but we've still got tickets to give away to catch the November 16th screening of Overheard 3 at the Silver City Richmond Hill! The finale of the surveillance themed... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Five Flavours 2014 Preview: Twitch's Top 5 Picks

Voted as one of the best international film festivals in the 2013 Twitch writers poll, Five Flavours is a showcase of East and South-East Asian films focusing on particular countries, genres, directors, and themes. Given that even the most popular and... More »
  

THE RAID's Iko Uwais And Yayan Ruhian Join BEYOND SKYLINE

If we did not have a reason to watch Beyond Skyline, the upcoming sequel to the hope-dashing 2010 film Skyline, the World might just let out a collective 'Damnit! Now I have to see this!' after reading the following cast... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Kunimura Jun

This week, Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell? will be released in cinemas in the US, a film which has plenty of fans here at Twitch. It's insane and funny, not in the least because of several fantastic... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Tokyo 2014 Review: GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID, Mamoru Oshii Delivers Magic Dogs Amidst Turgid Fantasy

Mamoru Oshii has built a loyal following over the years with his penchant for thought-provoking animated features, 1995's Ghost in the Shell being his masterpiece, but the turgid fantasy stylings of Garm Wars: The Last Druid will test the most... More »
  

Review: WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?, A Brash Bundle Of Boundless Fun

[This review originally ran following the film's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. And, yes, thanks to the general craziness of of R100 I did, in fact, eat my shirt.] Mark my words: If another film brings even half... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Combat Soccer In Latest Behind The Scenes Clip From Rittikrai's VENGEANCE OF AN ASSASSIN

The last time Dan Chupong starred for director Panna Rittikrai it was for Born To Fight, a film that - other than stuntman Chupong - was populated almost entirely with national level Thai athletes across a variety of disciplines including,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Kitano Pits Old School Versus New In First RYUZO 7 Teaser!

After spending the past few years in the ultra violent world of his Outrage films iconic writer-director-performer Kitano Takeshi is looking to put a more comedic spin on yakuza culture with his latest, the upcoming Ryuzo 7 (Ryuzo to Shichinin... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive Clip And New Red Band Trailer For Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL

Drafthouse Films is bringing the madness to US shores with Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell hitting select theaters and VOD platforms across the nation on November 7th and we've got an exclusive clip from the film along... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Get Behind The Scenes Of Panna Rittikrai's VENGEANCE OF AN ASSASSIN

Though the now sadly departed action maestro Panna Rittikrai was best known as a fight choreographer thanks to his long history with Ong Bak star Tony Jaa his skill set actually ran far deeper than that and I would suggest... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Superstar Rajinikanth Returns In The Teaser For LINGAA

It's been a long 4 years since a live-action Superstar Rajinikanth strutted cinema screens in Shankar's brain-melting Enthiran. In the meantime, Superstar limped onto cinema screens in motion capture dud, Kochadaiiyaan, made while he was recovering from a pretty severe... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: Antoinette Jadaone's BEAUTY IN A BOTTLE, A Witty and Self-Deprecating Comedy Directed At Beauty Consumerism

Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay (2011), Antoinette Jadaone's first feature, revolves around a real-life character named Lilia Cuntapay, a bit player who has become some sort of celebrity for portraying ghouls and witches in a number of Filipino horror movies. It... More »
By Oggs Cruz   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Korean Horror MOURNING GRAVE At The Reel Asian Festival!

Yes, Toronto, the Reel Asian Festival is upon us again with this year's impressive slate of films running at venues around the city from November 6th through 16th. And once again Twitch is on board as a community sponsor which... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Yamamoto Eiichi's 70s Erotic Anime BELLADONNA OF SADNESS Is Being Restored For US Release

Los Angeles based distributor Cinelicious Pics has been turning heads over the last few months. The brand-new company may have licensed only a few titles yet, but those include some Twitch favorites, like for example Ragnar Bragason's Metalhead, and Anurag... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Johnnie To's DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 In Cinemas!

Johnnie To may be best known for his high-octane crime thrillers, but he has also achieved considerable critical and commercial success with his romantic comedies. Needing You... and Love On A Diet are prime examples, while the more recent Don't... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Tokyo 2014: The Safdie Brother's HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT Takes Top Prize

Tokyo International Film Festival wrapped up with a closing ceremony to announce the winners of its many awards. The Competition Section consisted of 15 films presided over by Jury President, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. The jury was... More »
  

Hong Kong Asian 2014 Review: Woefully Lowbrow, BREAKUP BUDDIES Proves Ning Hao Is Not Yet Forgiven

The long, punishing arm of China's censorship board still hangs heavy over the career of mainland filmmaker Ning Hao. The once-exciting auteur turns in another safe, audience-friendly offering with Breakup Buddies, suggesting his penance for the acerbic No Man's Land... More »
  

Trailer: Pang Ho Cheung's WOMEN WHO FLIRT Sees Chinese & Taiwanese Beauties Fight Over Huang Xiao Ming

Hong Kong director Pang Ho Cheung heads back to the mainland for his latest romantic comedy, Women Who Flirt, which showcases the A-list talents of Zhou Xun and Huang Xiao Ming, as well as Taiwanese beauties Siu Teng and Xie... More »
  

China Lion To Release Pang's WOMEN WHO FLIRT Overseas Ahead Of Mainland

China Lion Film Distribution has announced it will be handling the North American, as well as Australia and New Zealand release of mainland Chinese rom-com Women Who Flirt, opening the film in these territories ahead of the film's domestic release.Directed... More »
  

Tokyo 2014: Audience Award Ticket Giveaway!

Tokyo International Film Festival is well underway and excitement is mounting for the announcement of the winning films at the Festival closing on Friday. In addition to the top prize, the prestigious Tokyo Grand Prix, the Audience Award is presented... More »
  
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