Ann Hui's THE GOLDEN ERA Triumphs At Hong Kong Film Awards

The 34th Hong Kong Film Awards have named Ann Hui's epic drama The Golden Era Best Film of the year, with Hui taking the Best Director prize. The film, which stars Tang Wei as famed Chinese writer Xiao Hong, won five... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Check Out The First Teaser For Ishii Takashi's Violent Crime Thriller GONIN SAGA

A riveting piece of cinema that plays like a superb combination of Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Kitano 'Beat' Takeshi films circa 1993, Ishii Takashi's unrelentingly violent, socially conscious 1995 neo-noir thriller Gonin (sometimes translated as The Five) undeniably served as... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Full Trailer For Hosoda Mamoru's Latest

[Updated with English subtitled version.]There is no question about it: Hosoda Mamoru has got a very good chance of becoming the new king of anime. His last three films, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and The Wolf... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Big Shark! Bigger Monster! It's The Japanese MEGA SHARK VS KOLOSSUS Trailer

Given that the third installment of the Mega Shark franchise is openly cribbing designs from the Attack On Titan manga, anime and soon-to-be-live-action franchise, it seems only fitting that the first trailer for the upcoming Mega Shark vs Kolossus has... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out The New Trailer And Poster For Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE: THE GREAT WAR OF THE UNDERWORLD

A new one-minute trailer for Miike Takashi's batshit-crazy-sounding action-thriller Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld (極道大戦争) has gone online today. With plenty of fresh footage and a peek at some of the wild set pieces, the action-heavy trailer serves as... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Tribeca 2015: TwitchFilm Raises The Curtain With 10 Must-See Films

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs through April 26, kicked off with its opening night presentation at the Beacon Theater of Live From New York!, Bao Nguyen's documentary on Saturday Night Live, that venerable 40-year old comedy institution. The... More »
  

THAT'S IT Trailer Marks Ishii Gakuryu's Return To His Punk Roots

A precursor of the Japanese underground cyberpunk movement of the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Ishii Gakuryū, formerly known as Ishii Sōgo, established a strong position at home and gained widespread recognition abroad with Burst City (爆裂都市, 1982). It's an... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Review: BROKEN HORSES Deserves A Swift Mercy Killing

Where does one draw the line between pitiable and risible? On the one hand, it just seems mean to want to pick on the slowest kid in the class, especially when you see just how far behind they are lagging.... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Balakrishna Is A Bloody Badass In The LION Trailer

Hot on the heels of his epic performance in Sreenu Boyapati's Legend, Nanadamuri Balakrishna returns to the cinema with the upcoming release of his latest film, Lion. Anyone who has seen a Balakrishna movie knows that every one of them... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

ABOMINATION Trailer: Creep Out With Yam Laranas' New Fright Flick

The new trailer for Abomination from director Yam Laranas feels like a machine-gun assault of creepiness. I've watched it twice now and, frankly, still don't know what it's about, but I want to watch it again. Laranas (The Echo) is... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Indian Film Fest LA 2015 Review: HARAAMKHOR, The Dangerous Distance Between Loving And Being Loved

Does love make monsters of men? Or, as Shlok Sharma's debut feature Haraamkhor suggests, does the idea of love merely magnify the monstrous tendencies latent within men? This is one of many complex ideas that weave through Sharma's film, but it... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Australia's Japanese Film Festival Director Konomi Masafumi Leaves The JFF

Konomi Masafumi, director of the Japanese Film Festival in Australia for the past 18 years, has announced that he will be leaving the Japan Foundation, Sydney (organizer of Australia's JFF) later this month. Mr Konomi directed the very first Japanese... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Udine Far East Film Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

The Udine Far East Film Festival, one of Europe's biggest showcases for contemporary Asian cinema and also one of TwitchFilm's favorite international festivals, has officially unveiled its lineup during a press conference which took place earlier today.Covering a wide variety... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Win KILLERS On Blu-ray From TwitchFilm And Well Go USA

Time to give away some Blu-rays!To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of Killers by Indonesian madmen The Mo Brothers, Well Go USA and TwitchFilm have teamed up to give away a pair of discs to some lucky readers. Killers... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

NSFW Trailer: Blood, Sex, Werewolves & More In TOKYO GRAND GUIGNOL

Here's some very Not Safe For Work action to get your day off on the right track - the first trailer from Tokyo Grand Guignol, an anthology of four horror shorts by French directors, filmed on location in the Japanese... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Interview: Billy Christian Talks TUYUL: PART 1, His Indonesian Horror Film

Tuyul: Part 1 will be released in Indonesian cinemas nationwide this week, and before that we got a chance to talk briefly with director Billy Christian about his film, specifically, and Indonesian horror films in general. What's so interesting about... More »
By William Chandra   
  

Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015: Enter The Ninjas! (Plus A Trailer!)

Returning for its fifth edition, Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015 will celebrate martial arts and action cinema by turning its focus on "the deadliest fighter of them all...the ninja!" I'm quoting the official announcement, although I'm not convinced the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Okinawa 2015: Festival Highlights

Okinawa International Movie Festival (OIMF) always held ambitions beyond limiting itself to the traditional role of a film festival. Now in its seventh year the event is really starting to embrace its position as a hub of entertainment encompassing comedy,... More »
  

Review: DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY, A Reimagining Of The Bengali Sherlock Holmes

Sometimes I loathe the expectations with which I burden myself.Dibakar Banerjee's latest film, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, is a period piece that focuses on the origin of India's greatest literary sleuth. The Byomkesh Bakshy character comes from the many works of... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

MONSTER HUNT Posters Look Suitably Epic

Something big this way comes, courtesy of Hong Kong-based production company Edko Films. Last year they announced the film Monster Hunt, their most expensive production ever, and this week they released two huge teaser posters, which you can see below.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
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