Kyoto 2014: Lineup Highlights Ancient Capital's Filmmaking Past

The newly re-branded Kyoto International Film and Art Festival has introduced a lineup that focuses on older works, particularly from the city's film-making past, as much as it does on newer titles. With the introduction of the Mifune Toshiro Award, and... More »
  

Full Trailer For Donnie Yen's KUNG FU JUNGLE Combines Intense Drama With Hard-hitting Action

Donnie Yen's latest film Kung Fu Jungle reteams the action star with director Teddy Chen (Bodyguards And Assassins) and co-star Wang Baoqiang (Iceman). The film's full trailer is now available and it looks intense and exciting. With any luck, this... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

BITTER HONEY: Exclusive Clip Highlights Sour Results Of Polygamous Marriage In Indonesia

In an new, exclusive clip from the upcoming Bitter Honey, opening in Los Angeles on October 3 and in New York and several other cities on October 31, we get a taste of life in a polygamous relationship. And, as... More »
  

WTF? Chapman To Is A Horny Time-Travelling Pilot In Wong Jing's FLIRTING IN THE AIR

Chapman To and Dada Chan are reunited onscreen in another raunchy comedy, this time set in the world of playboy airline pilots and sexy stewardesses - that is until Captain Cool (To) and his wingmen are transported back in time... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: Sono's TOKYO TRIBE Is The Best Musical Of The New Decade

Disclaimer: I don't like hip hop. In fact, most of the time I can't stand it. This movie is a hip hop musical. I love this movie.Right now Tokyo Tribe is my choice for the best movie of 2014. Fascinating... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Nicholas Tse

This week, the Chinese drama But Always (aka. Yi Sheng Yi Shi) premieres in several countries worldwide, including the USA. A lengthy description of a doomed romance, it stars Gao Yuanyuan and Nicholas Tse as the star-crossed lovers. James reviewed... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Choi Dong-hoon's ASSASSINATION Assembles Killer Cast

Following 2012's blockbuster caper hit The Thieves, director Choi Dong-hoon is back at it with the new period action-thriller Assassination. What's more, he's bringing his The Thieves stars Gianna Jun, Lee Jung-jae and Oh Dal-su with him, along with more... More »
  

Review: RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO Delivers Grand Thrills

Satoh Takeru's wandering samurai returns in a sequel that improves considerably on the enjoyable first feature while setting the scene for the soon to follow finale. The first film's strength was its high production value and visually exciting action scenes... More »
  

Venice 2014 Review: HILL OF FREEDOM Proves A Pleasant But Slight Slice From Hong Sangsoo

It's easy to accuse Hong Sangsoo of doing the same thing over and over again as each of his films revisit the same themes with similar characters, situations and locations. Such a reading can easily miss the point of his... More »
  

Win Miike Takashi's LESSON OF EVIL On DVD Or Blu-ray!

Our good friends over at Third Window Films will be releasing Miike Takashi's wonderfully deranged Lesson Of Evil on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on 29 September, and we have 3 copies of the film up for grabs -... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: Miike's OVER YOUR DEAD BODY Fuses Both Sides Of The Maverick Director Into A Stunning Whole

Through his early years Japanese cult auteur Miike Takashi built himself a very well earned reputation as a sort of patron saint of the id, the feverish imaginings of his subconscious spilling out in wild and unpredictable gusts of blood,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Kim Ki-duk Talks MOEBIUS

Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk's Moebius hit limited release and VOD platforms across the US on Friday and in connection with the release we had the chance to ask the director a small handful of questions. Curious why there's no dialogue... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Lu Chuan Enlists Hollywood FX House For New Sci-Fi Project

One of China's more interesting young directors, Lu Chuan has revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he will be collaborating with Hollywood visual effects company Prime Focus on his latest directorial venture.Prime Focus is one of the biggest VFX houses... More »
  

Dream Trip Turns Bad In Vietnamese Horror THE LOST TOUR

Sure, there are a lot of reasons to suggest that we're beyond the point of viewer fatigue with found footage horror at this point, that people are just plain tired of the format. There's certainly a vocal segment of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Exclusive Trailer Premiere For Toronto Selection MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW

Soon to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Shonali Bose's Margarita, With A Straw promises to offer a little something different than we normally see from Indian film - even within the blossoming indie scene. A realistic, female focused... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Park Chan-wook's Next Will Be Korean Adaptation Of English Novel FINGERSMITH

After making a foray into English language features with Stoker, Oldboy director Park Chan-wook is headed back to Korea for his next feature though he's bringing a little bit of England with him.Producers have confirmed that Park's next film will... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: BUT ALWAYS Urges Chinese Emigrants To Come Home Or Die

Nicholas Tse proves he is better-suited to tough guy roles than romantic leads, but his inert performance here opposite Gao Yuanyuan is far from the only problem with Snow Zou's shockingly cliched and unaware tragi-romance.When a film opens in New... More »
  

The Animated Pig Returns! Check Out The Trailer For MCDULL: ME & MY MOM!

McDull - the little animated pig who has been a HUGE hit with audiences in his native Hong Kong - is back! And this is a very good thing because while not all of his big screen outings have been... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Director Of Turkish Horror MUSALLAT Returns With SICCIN And Things Are Getting Grisly

Though Turkey is a country with a long history of genre film that history is precisely that: History. And largely in the past. Here in the present things are a bit different with just a small group of directors working... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE GRANDMASTER In 3D? Yes, Says Wong Kar-Wai - Coming In October

Did you feel that Wong Kar-Wai's elegant, graceful, and exciting The Grandmaster was too ... oh, what's the word ... two-dimensional? The director has come up with a solution. He is adding a third dimension to the biographical action movie, which... More »
  
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