Tsui Hark Talks THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN In Exclusive Interview Clip

Director Tsui Hark is a master and a big screen icon in his own time so when he sets to talking about his new projects, we like to listen. So with his latest effort, The Taking Of Tiger Mountain, freshly... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer: Justin Lin's HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURES Primed For Fast & Furious Business, In China At Least

Justin Lin, the Taiwan-born director of Fast & Furious instalments 3 through 6, has been hard at work steering his Chinese language debut - the US-set, star-studded action comedy Hollywood Adventures to the screen. Lin writes and produces the film,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Win THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN From Well Go USA And TwitchFilm

Well Go USA and TwitchFilm are partnering up to offer our lucky readers one of three Blu-ray copies of Tsui Hark's latest film, The Taking of Tiger Mountain! Our man in Hong Kong, James Marsh, really enjoyed the film and... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Upskirt Shots And Boner Gags In First Teaser For Sono's ALL ESPER DAYO

Middle aged men with a fixation on teenaged girls' panties ... well, they get a little bit creepy, don't they? And, yes, panty shots are once again a prime feature in a Sono Sion film and, yes, I'm finding his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Win The Entire Artsploitation Films DVD Back Catalogue, Only At TwitchFilm

Philedelphia based film distributor Artsploitation Films has been hibernating for the past 15 months, however, this June they come roaring back with brand new DVD and Blu-ray releases of festival favorites Horsehead, Der Samurai, and The House of 1,000 Eyes.In... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING Trailer Hints At An Epic World Of Love And Violence

Today is the day! After nearly two years of waiting the first theatrical trailer for SS Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Beginning is live! I've seen Rajamouli's last five films, so I had some idea of his capabilities going in, however, this looks... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Mini Teaser Alert! First BAAHUBALI Teaser Is Here!

The world is watching as SS Rajamouli's medieval epic Baahubali creeps closer to worldwide release this July. We've been waiting patiently for a real trailer for almost two years no, and while it seems we'll have to wait a couple... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

TOKYO TRIBE: Manga Could Be Coming To TV, Pilot To Shoot This Summer

THR is reporting that producer Patrick S. Cunningham (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and director Darryl Wharton-Rigby will shoot a pilot for a potential television adaptation of Santa Inoue's manga Tokyo Tribe. Both are based in Japan."Everyone loves this manga and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

New Anthology CHAAR CUTTING Shows Growing Respect For Shorts In India

This weekend a new film is opening in India. Chaar Cutting is an anthology of four short films getting a regular theatrical release, showing an increasing interest in the work of short filmmakers in India. In North America, anthologies, apart from the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Jeonju 2015 Review: UNWANTED BROTHER Puts Onus On Characters In Familiar Setting

After nearly a decade away from the director's chair, Shim Kwang-jin returns with an unhurried take on a common tale of a lowlife manipulating those around him to pay a debt. Propped up by a few fresh spins on the... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Johnnie To Will Speak At BAFTA's A Life In Pictures Series In June

Hey England! Johnnie To, the HK action film auteur, will speak at BAFTA's London headquarters on June 22nd. The event is presented by BAFTA and the Asian Film Awards Academy. To will talk about his films and his career, which are... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

BAAHUBALI: The Complete Poster Gallery

We've been tracking SS Rajamouli's period epic Baahubali for nearly two years, and with its release getting closer and closer the team at Arka MediaWorks have been working double-time to create a major buzz. Part of that buzz is the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

STAR WARS: The Original Trilogy To Screen In China For The First Time

It is hard to imagine that there would be a place in this World where Star Wars has not screened other than imagining something archaic like, "Oh, I bet it hasn't been shown in the deepest Congo!" So color me surprised to find... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Tony Jaa! Wu Jing! Max Zhang! Simon Yam! Louis Koo! SPL2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES Gets 5 New Character Posters

Soi Cheang's SPL2: A Time For Consequences opens in Hong Kong and mainland China on 18 June, and the PR machine is shifting into high gear. This star-studded, action-packed sequel to Wilson Yip's fantastic 2005 martial arts thriller SPL stars... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Joko Anwar Directing 8-Part Fantasy Series HALFWORLDS For HBO Asia

HBO Asia has announced that Indonesian director Joko Anwar will helm the 8-part original series Halfworlds for the company. The thriller, set in present day Jakarta, is "a fantastical tale of love, redemption and betrayal...about a young street artist who... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Trailer: Van Damme Gets Tasty In Chinese Superhero Comedy JIAN BING MAN

The muscles from Brussels, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to China, to play a supporting role in Da Peng's superhero comedy Jian Bing Man...literally translated as "Pancake Man".The film is being lined up for a big summer release in the mainland,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE, A Melancholy Animated Mystery

Studio Ghibli and its catalogue of extraordinary animated films has been built on the back of two men: the creator of its most beloved characters and star of the studio, Miyazaki Hayao and the often over-looked, but no less talented,... More »
  

Cannes 2015 Review: Wrestling With THE ASSASSIN's Beautiful Nothing

The first thing that strikes you in The Assassin is the quiet. Hou Hsiao-Hsien's ruminative tone-poem, about a Tang Dynasty sell-sword tasked with killing kin, is a remarkably hushed affair. Be it dialogue, sound-effects or music, at no point does... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Cannes 2015 Review: MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART Displays Creative Artistry But Flawed Vision

Director Jia Zhang-ke is a big fan of segmented narratives. His last film, A Touch of Sin, was an anthology of sorts tackling different stories surrounding the larger topic of the the modernization of Chinese culture. In his latest film,... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Cannes 2015 Market Report: THE MONK WHO FUCKED A LIMOUSINE AKA INDIA'S DAUGHTER, The Hideous Nature Of Bad Taste

The Cannes Film Market, or Marche du film, can be among the most vibrant and exciting part of the iconic festival's ancillary events. This is where filmmakers go to sell their wares, films are bought and sold for different territories,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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