Busan 2014 Review: DAUGHTER Explores The Ills Of Modern Korean Parenting

Following a pair of indulgent films that awkwardly straddled the balance between fantasy and reality, the multi-hyphenate Ku Hye-sun, a well known actress, singer and artist as well as director, returns with Daughter, her most mature work to date. An... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: WE WILL BE OK Hits Its Stride Too Late In The Game

Writers are told to write about what they know, so it stands to reason that the same rule should apply to filmmakers. As a result, many films take place within the film world and in the Korean industry this proves... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: A MIDSUMMER'S FANTASIA Effortlessly Draws You Into Its Subtle Tale

Taking place in the quiet town of Gojo in Japan, an ageing community tinged with a lingering sadness and marked by stillness, A Midsummer's Fantasia is a wistful, hopeful and nostalgic third feature by rising Korean indie auteur Jang Kunjae.... More »
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Wong Jing's FLIRTING IN THE AIR In Cinemas!

From producer Wong Jing comes Flirting In The Air, a time-travelling comedy that stars Vulgaria leads Chapman To and Dada Chan. The title suggests a cross between Triumph In The Skies (a television series about a group of pilots) and Stephen... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

GANGSTER PAYDAY Gets A Trailer And A Nice Picture Gallery

In Lee Po-Cheung's comedy action drama Gangster Payday, an aging hoodlum decides to go straight and invest his time and money in a teahouse. When the teahouse stands in the way of a development project, and a rival gang is... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

13 BELOVED Director Returns To Horror With THE EYES DIARY. Watch The Trailer!

There was a period of time back in the early 2000s when it appeared that Thailand could do no wrong int he film arena. International audiences were treated to wave after wave of young talent across a broad range of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Busan 2014 Review: SECOND LIFE OF THIEVES Is Mundanely Melancholic

A melancholic malaise permeates the incredibly subdued and softly told Second Life of Thieves, the latest feature from Malaysian director Woo Ming Jin. Set in the sweltered confines of a seaside village, the film transgresses past and present confidently. Initially... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: ENTANGLED Gets Caught Up In Its Own Depressing Narrative

Following the blistering debut Fatal, a gritty rape-revenge thriller that bowed at the Busan Film Festival in 2012, Lee Don-ku returns to Busan with the disappointing family drama Entangled. Though it seeks to inspire a similar sense of shock and... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: GIFTED Takes An Interesting Turn Before Veering Off Course

Taking its cue from the common social grievances often found in Korean indie dramas, Gifted, the sophomore effort of Poongsan (2011) helmer Jung Jai-hung, examines the friction between unemployment and consumerist ambitions in modern Korea. Slight and familiar, the film... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: PARADISE IN SERVICE, A Classical Tearjerker

Paradise in Service is presented by Taiwanese film-maker Hou Hsiao-Hsien but it is certainly not directed by him. This classical melodrama is a much more accessible film, and although conventional, communist-war period in Taiwan is brought to vivid life thanks... More »
  

CROUCHING TIGER Sequel Running Out Of IMAX Screens In North America! And Elsewhere!

I do not know if this what you would call the final nail in the coffin but the last major chain in North America, AMC, has decided that they will not screen the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger on... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Oshii's Live Action GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID

Ghost In The Shell director Oshii Mamoru continues to bring his visions to life in (mostly) live action with the upcoming Garm Wars: The Last Druid - an English language hybrid of live action and animation techniques starring Lance Henriksen,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

U.S. Theatre Chains React To Netflix/IMAX CROUCHING TIGER Release Plans

Netflix, IMAX and The Weinstein Company announced their plans for a day-and-date release of the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The plan is to release the sequel on Netflix and on IMAX screens simultaneously on August 28th, 2015. This news... More »
  

U.S. Poster For Sion's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? Keeps It Pink

We're glad that Drafthouse Films did not mess about with the poster for their release of Sono Sion's cult hit Why Don't You Play In Hell? The mass of bodies. Two lone arms, one brandishing a camera, the other a katana... More »
  

Review: MEETING DR. SUN, A Playfully Poignant Coming-Of-Age Heist Flick

Yee Chih-yen, Taiwanese director of the much-celebrated Blue Gate Crossing, delivers a heartfelt, humorous and poignant coming of age story in Meeting Dr. Sun. Part high school drama, part adventurous heist flick, the film follows impoverished high-schooler Lefty (Zhan Huai-yun),... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: I AM TRASH Lives Up To Its Title In Gloriously Reprehensible Fashion

South Korean indie provocateur Lee Sang-woo returns with the third and final instalment in his thematic "bad family" trilogy, which follows three grown up brothers, reunited when their pedophile father is released from prison. Inspired by a series of real-life... More »
  

Check Out The Poster And Production Stills From Tsui Hark's TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN

We have the official poster for Tsui Hark's upcoming 3D epic Taking of Tiger Mountain and some behind the scenes stills featuring the director at work. The film is set to open during the highly coveted Christmas season on Christmas... More »
  

China Blocks Nicolas Cage's OUTCAST Hours Before Release

While Hollywood continues to scramble after rapidly growing Chinese box office numbers the unpredictability and risk of the market and it's often unpredictable censorship laws continues to inspire a certain degree of fear. And Nicolas Cage starring period action film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

KUNG FU JUNGLE: New Posters, Full Synopsis Emerge For Latest Donnie Yen Actioner

Teddy Chen's Kung Fu Jungle (previously known as Last of the Best) will open on Hong Kong screens on 30 October, and Emperor Motion Pictures has released a brace of new moody character posters to further amp up the anticipation... More »
  

Watch A Fistful Of Deleted Scenes From THE RAID 2

What's that? The massive two and a half hour run time of Gareth Evans' The Raid 2 isn't enough for you? Well, handily enough Evans has more and he wants to share it with you. Yep, we've got a fistful... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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