Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: DIRTY ROMANCE, The Stuff Of Real Life Is Not Always Pleasant To Behold

If Korean director Lee Sang-woo's I Am Trash was difficult to watch -- and I found it an exceptionally brutal experience to endure when I saw his movie at Fantastic Fest last year -- Dirty Romance initially threatens to exceed... More »
By Peter Martin   

Have Your Say: What Is Your Favorite Japanese Film Ever?

It is the season of festivals here at TwitchFilm, and we are right in-between two of our yearly highlights, with the Toronto International Film Festival just wrapped up and Austin's Fantastic Fest about to start. Me, I'm also in festival... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Interview: VETERAN Director Ryoo Seung-wan On Action Challenges And Hollywood Influences

Following his internationally acclaimed actioner The Berlin File, director Ryoo Seung-wan's newest film, Veteran, has already broken box-office records in South Korea within weeks of its release. On the day of Veteran's US red carpet premiere, I had a telephone reunion... More »
By Diva Vélez   

Toronto 2015 Review: TALVAR (GUILTY), An Indictment Of Indian Justice

In 2008, Aarushi Talwar, 14, the daughter of middle class parents, was found dead in her Mumbai home with her throat slashed. Suspicion quickly fell upon the family's servant, a Nepali migrant named Hemraj, but when he was found dead... More »
By J Hurtado   

Toronto 2015 Review: COLLECTIVE INVENTION Asks The Right Questions, But Has None Of The Answers

Wrapping a raft of social issues plaguing modern Korean society into a simple allegory, Collective Invention, a quirky new comedy-drama with dashes of the same humor found in Bong Joon-ho's work, is a succinct but relatively straightforward affair. The setting... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Watch Man-Bears On The Hunt In New Clip For Lu Chuan's CHRONICLES OF THE GHOSTLY TRIBE

It was reported earlier that director Lu Chuan (City of Life and Death) was venturing into Hollywood-esque effects with his next project and we expected him to deliver something visually spectacular.  Well, it seems this is certainly the case as... More »
By Al Young   

Toronto 2015 Review: Sono's WHISPERING STAR Is A Hushed-Tone Oddity, Even By Sono's Standards

In a career positively littered with oddball entries, Sono Sion's The Whispering Star may very well prove to be the most oddball, the most niche entry in the director's lengthy canon. And, surprisingly, this is because he chooses the path... More »
By Todd Brown   

Review: Johnnie To's OFFICE, Too Much Like Real Work

In a wild change of pace, Hong Kong director Johnnie To delivers an all-singing, occasionally-dancing adaptation of Sylvia Chang's successful stage play, Design for Living. While the script has undergone numerous changes along the way, and boasts brand new musical numbers... More »
By James Marsh   

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See LOST IN HONG KONG In Cinemas!

Following the recent successful theatrical runs for Raman Hui's Monster Hunt and Dong Cheng Peng's Jian Bing Man, Australian distributor Magnum Films will next be releasing actor / director Xu Zheng's Lost In Hong Kong. It is the follow-up film to... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

Toronto 2015 Review: RIVER, Man On The Run, But Not A Typical Chase Thriller

As children, we are often taught that, when someone is in trouble, we should try to help, or if someone is being bullied, we should intervene. But sometimes, there can be unforeseen consequences that would endanger ourselves. Jamie M. Dagg's first... More »

Kamal Hassan Is India's Answer To Liam Neeson In THOONGAVANAM Trailer

India's most celebrated actor has had a very busy year, and it isn't over yet. Kamal Hassan is one of the elder statesmen of Tamil language cinema, though he's been active in most of India's regional cinemas and Bollywood for well... More »
By J Hurtado   

Toronto 2015: Check Out The Teaser For Sono's THE WHISPERING STAR

Sono Sion's latest project, the sci-fi film The Whispering Star, premiered two nights ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, and just ahead of this date, the film's first teaser has appeared online.Much has been made of Sono's pace this... More »
By J Hurtado   

Get Punched In The Face By SPL 2!

Already a massive hit in China, martial arts extravaganza SPL 2 has it's North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival with a midnight screening at the Ryerson Theatre tomorrow - Thursday, September 17th - and North American Distributor... More »
By Todd Brown   

Helsinki 2015: Watch The Trailer For Japanese Cinematic Stage Play LEGACY OF SOMA - AONORAN

Get a taste from Japan's top theatrical entertainment scene when the Geki x Cine production Legacy of Soma - Aonoran plays Helsinki International Film Festival. If you aren't heading to Finland perhaps the below trailer will suffice. In an effort... More »

Trailer: In SAVING MR. WU Andy Lau Is Going To Die

Ding Sheng, director of Little Big Soldier and the lacklutre yet highly lucrative Police Story 2013 (aka Police Story: Lockdown in the US), trades Jackie Chan for Andy Lau in Saving Mr. Wu, a high-stakes hostage thriller based on real... More »
By James Marsh   

Cameras Roll On Dante Lam's OPERATION MEKONG

Distribution Workshop announced today the start of shooting on Dante Lam's latest action drama. Kicking off in Thailand, Operation Mekong reunites the director once more with Taiwanese leading man Eddie Peng, whom he has previously worked with on box office... More »
By James Marsh   

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

To celebrate the release of the South Korean hit film Haemoo on home video this month, Madman is giving you the chance to win one of five Bong Joon-ho DVD prize packs. Each pack consists of five films from the filmmaker's... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

IP MAN 3: New Images Of Donnie Yen, Mike Tyson, But No CGI Bruce Lee Yet

New character images have surfaced from Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen's inevitable third collaboration, Ip Man 3, which will pit the wing chun master against an American property developer, portrayed by former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, as well as... More »
By James Marsh   

L'Etrange 2015 Review: REMAKE REMIX RIP-OFF Is An Enlightening Joyride

I'm sure that many of us, when we were kids, enjoyed acting out scenes to our favourite movies and TV shows; today, spured on by the internet, fan fiction has taken on new heights of importance (some even arguing... More »

Review: COMING HOME, Something Of An Ordeal

Zhang Yimou returns to his more humble, socially conscious roots, reuniting with former muse Gong Li for an earnest, if rather underwhelming, adaptation of Yan Geiling's The Criminal Lu Yanshi. While the historical significance of the story will resonate strongly... More »
By James Marsh   
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