Udine 2015 Review: MAKEUP ROOM Makes Perfect Use Of Its Very Limited Location

Genuinely funny, touching, and cleverly realized, Morikawa Kei's Makeup Room (メイクルーム) plays like a modest but deft combination between a chamber-like dramedy and well-observed ensemble piece that derives most of its energy from a wealth of enthusiastic performances and witty... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

THE THIEVES Director Delivers More High Gloss Action With ASSASSINATION Trailer

South Korea's Choi Dong-hun has arguably become the nation's most reliable purveyor of big time, high gloss popcorn cinema with just enough depth to keep even critics happy. Choi has delivered a string of big time hits in Korea -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This: JIÀOLIÀN [COACH], An Inside Look At Basketball In China

It's rare on 'Crowdfund This' to feature a campaign for a documentary, which makes today an intriguing one on the outset. But wait until you take a closer look at just what Esteban Argüello's Jiàoliàn [Coach] has in store. Jiàoliàn... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See THE LEFT EAR In Cinemas!

The Left Ear is a coming-of-age film that marks popular Chinese actor and singer Alec Su's directorial debut. Based on the novel of the same name by Rao Xueman, the plot revolves around the relationships between four teenagers. The film... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

UPDATED: Martial Artist Darren Shahlavi: 1972 - 2015

UPDATE: Three months after the tragic death of martial artist Darren Shahlavi, on 14 January at the age of 42, his family have received the official coroner's report from the Los Angeles County Coroners Department, and would like it to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

New York Indian Film Festival 2015: TwitchFilm Picks 8 Must-See Titles

The 15th annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) kicks off on Monday, May 4th and this year's lineup is a doozy. The festival features everything from brand new independent features to North American premieres of Bollywood critics' darlings, to a... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

DEATH NOTE: Adam Wingard Now Attached To English Version Of Japanese Manga

THR is reporting that Adam Wingard, director of festival favorites You're Next and The Guest, is now attached to the English language version of Death Note for Warner Bros. No word if longtime partner Simon Barrett is coming on board... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Udine 2015 Review: PARASYTE - COMPLETION, A Conclusion In Need Of A Pay-Off

Much like how Parasyte Part 1 suffered from being all set-up, so its sequel, Parasite - Completion, is similarly hobbled by being mostly a series of climactic stand-offs and philosophical summations, with precious little build-up or satisfactory pay-off.An unspecified yet brief amount... More »
By James Marsh   
  

More Tony Jaa Versus Wu Jing In Second SPL 2 Trailer!

While Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa may not have gotten a whole load of screen time in Furious 7 it seems like very nearly the entire population of the globe has seen at least a little bit of him... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Mattie Do's DEAREST SISTER Begins Production, Check Out The First Stills!

We have been tracking the development of Laotian director Mattie Do's sophomore feature Dearest Sister for quite some time here - actively promoting the crowdfunding campaign that helped fund the picture - and are quite pleased to announce that things... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: JASMINE, A Claustrophobic Twilight Zone Of Revenge

Dax Phelan, veteran screenwriter and producer based in Los Angeles got the Hong Kong bug on a writing research trip to the city in 2005. By his own tongue-in-cheek admission, it had become somewhat tedious being handsomely paid for writing... More »
By Ezra Emerson   
  

Studio Ghibli Co-Producing Dudok de Wit's THE RED TURTLE

While famed Japanese production house Studio Ghibli is in the midst of a major transition period with nobody seeming to be sure what - if anything - will be the studio's next steps in Japan following the retirement of co-founder... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sono Sion Declares War On Schoolgirls With TAG

You'd think at some point that director Sono Sion would run out of crazy. But nope. Here comes a trailer for another of the whopping six titles the Japanese maverick has slated for release this year and it continues to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

COMIC 8: CASINO KINGS Trailer Spoofs On THE RAID, HUNGER GAMES With A Big Ass Croc Thrown Into The Mix ...

Like most - I suspect - outside of Indonesia, I have never had the chance to see the original Indonesian comedy Comic 8. But based on the trailer for Anggy Umbara's upcoming sequel Comic 8: Casino Kings I really, really... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

KUNG FU KILLER Opens On US Cinema Screens Tomorrow; Enjoy This Exclusive Sizzle Reel Today

Hong Kong action superstar, Donnie Yen, is back in a big way with his upcoming martial arts film, Kung Fu Killer. The film, which opened in Hong Kong under the title Kung Fu Jungle, is a great return to form... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Udine 2015: TwitchFilm's Most Anticipated Picks

We've been waiting for this moment for a whole year now: Thursday, April 23rd marks the grand opening of the 17th Udine Far East Film Festival, without a doubt one of the world's most important cultural events dedicated exclusively to... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive April Giveaway!

Last month's Madman Massive Giveaway was so massive we had to put it all into a gallery. This month, there is no gallery, but the prizes are even more massive: we have two sets of The Collected Works Of Miyazaki... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See HELIOS In Cinemas!

Helios is the new film from Sunny Luk and Longmond Leung, the directing duo behind Cold War (Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka Fai), which was the top grossing local film at the Hong Kong box office in 2012. It is... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Take A Peek At The Set Of S.S. Rajamouli's Medieval Epic BAAHUBALI

Last week, the good people of Arka Media Works invited me down to Hyderabad in South India, the home of Telugu Cinema, to visit Ramoji Film City and the set of their long-awaited medieval epic, Baahubali.The film, which stars "Young... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Win An Arrow Video USA Prize Pack! DAY OF ANGER, MARK OF THE DEVIL, And MASSACRE GUN

Over the last five years, the UK's Arrow Video has grown to be the envy of cult home video specialist around the world. From their modest beginnings as the genre wing of the venerable Arrow Films specializing in Italian horror... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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