First Live Action PARASYTE Teaser Arrives

After years of development and a false start involving The Grudge helmer Shimizu Takashi, the first part of Japanese live action adaptation of Iwaki Hitoshi's popular scifi / horror manga Parasyte hits local screens in November from director Yamazaki Takashi.The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full Trailer For Sono's TOKYO TRIBE Pushes The Crazy To Epic Levels

This would appear to be a rather good time for fans of Japanese cinematic excess. After stints of varying length demonstrating to the world that they are capable of creating 'proper grown up cinema', Japan's two reigning kings of on... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch An Extended Trailer For Studio Ghibli's WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

Studio Ghibli have been winning praise for The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa's adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the film freshly on Japanese screens a new extended trailer has arrived... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NY Asian 2014 Interview: Talking with Sandra Ng, Hong Kong's Queen of Comedy

With a career spanning over a quarter century and some hundred films to her credit, including the Young and Dangerous series, a bunch of movies with fellow HK legend, Stephen Chow, and both her own incredibly popular Golden Chicken installments,... More »
  

NY Asian 2014 Interview: Alan Mak And Felix Chong Talk OVERHEARD 3 And The Progression Of Hong Kong Film

Having achieved cinematic success both separately and as a team, Alan Mak and Felix Chong came to the New York Asian Film Festival to introduce their latest codirecting collaboration, the cyber-surveillance thriller, OVERHEARD 3. I sat down for a chat... More »
  

RONIA THE ROBBER'S DAUGHTER: Watch The Teaser For The New Miyazaki Directed Anime Series

Miyazaki Goro - son of iconic director Miyazaki Hayao - has been keeping himself busy since opting to follow in his father's footsteps. Hot on the heels of his sophomore feature film From Up On Poppy Hill word came out... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SEA FOG: Watch The Full Trailer For The Bong Joon-ho Produced Thriller

The Host director Bong Joon-ho takes the producer's chair with Sea Fog (Haemoo), the based- on-a-true-story Korean thriller directed by his Memories Of Murder writer Shim Sung-bo. The first teaser for the film arrived back in late June but with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Beauty Gets Burned In Creepy Trailer For SCANDAL: THE COMEBACK

Finally, the full official trailer of Scandal: The Comeback arrives and makes viewers feel creepy because the level of back-stabbing in show business in this sequel may be even more cruel than the first one. You can see the beautiful actress... More »
By Trung Rwo   
  

Japan Cuts 2014 Review: MONSTERZ, In Which Nakata Hideo Misfires With A Lackluster Remake

The slow but steady decline of the once-great Nakata Hideo (The Ring, Chaos, Dark Water) continues unabated with his latest, Monsterz. This is a remake of Haunters, the 2010 Korean film by Kim Min-seok that itself was no classic, but had... More »
  

Japan Cuts 2014 Review: WOOD JOB! Takes Us Deep Into the World Of Forestry, With Wonderfully Comic Results

The recent Japanese film Wood Job! is not, despite its very suggestive title, a pornographic film, which will either relieve or disappoint you, depending on where your movie tastes happen to lie. Instead, it is the latest comedy by Yaguchi... More »
  

Review: WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE, Ghibli Enters A New Age With A Melancholic Ghost Story

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 »
  

London Indian 2014: ANIMA STATE Is A Transient Trip Through Modern/Medieval Pakistan

Every country, every civilization, and every culture deals with its own set of crises of faith, crises of identity, and the clash between reactionaries and radicals. Pakistan's struggles are no different, although what exactly those struggles are will change depending... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO Releases Major Extended Preview Before International Premiere At Fantasia

An enormously popular manga comic and anime, Rurouni Kenshin is such a successful franchise, that it was hardly a surprise when someone made it into a live action film. What WAS a pleasant surprise though, was how good the film... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: HUNGRY GHOST RITUAL Has No Appetite For Horror

Nick Cheung follows a string of critical and commercial hits with his debut as writer-director, a seasonal horror flick in which he also takes the leading role. While Cheung has a keen eye for detail when it comes to the... More »
  

London Indian 2014 Review: AS SEEN BY THE REST Presents An Intricate Puzzle Box For Movie Buffs

A thrilling mystery in several parts, As Seen By the Rest (Ulidavaru Kandante) is a bold leap forward for the cinema of Karnataka, India. The film is both completely comfortable in its own skin and with its identity as popular... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Preview: Japan Cuts 2014 Gets Cute, Crude And Contemplative

Opening tonight with the US premiere of Miike Takashi's The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji, Japan Cuts, the New York festival of contemporary Japanese cinema, is a grand smorgasbord for cinephiles of all tastes. Well, at least for those residing... More »
  

Turkey's MUSKA (AMULET) Chills With First Trailer

Turkey appears to be riding something of a wave of genre cinema recently. We've covered multiple intriguing horror and action projects in these pages in recent months and delivering perhaps the strongest trailer of the lot of them is Özkan... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Both Oshii Directed PATLABOR Feature Anime On The Big Screen!

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch presented Oshii Mamoru Techno / Human mini-retrospective runs for the next couple weeks and after giving away tickets to the onscreen interview with the man himself along with the Oshii-presented screening of Ghost In The Shell... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid Shifts Gears With Crime Comedy THE ADVENTURES OF AMIR & LOQMAN

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid has got himself a good thing going. The director has been packing audiences in to theaters en masse with his hugely popular series of 'Banana Village' horror comedies for a few years now, the films rough and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Gus Van Sant Taking The Helm Of Hollywood DEATH NOTE?

Well, here's a surprising pairing of director and material ...While it's been known for quite some time that there was a Hollywood adaptation of hugely popular Japanese manga Death Note - already adapted to the big screen in Japan -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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