PiFan 2014: Preview Part 2 - World Fantastic Cinema

With just over a week until PiFan, the biggest celebration of genre cinema anywhere in Asia, Team Twitch is barely able to contain our excitement. So instead of sweating and fidgeting uncomfortably, we're putting our anticipation to practical use and... More »
  

NY Asian 2014 Review: HOPE, Devastatingly Sad Yet Beautifully Uplifting

One of the drawbacks of being a working critic is that the volume of film viewing this necessitates, trying to keep up with new releases, festival and retrospective screenings and such, can tend to flatten out your emotional responses to... More »
  

Anurag Kashyap's Epic GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Finally Gets North American Distribution By Cinelicious

Hell has apparently frozen over because Anurag Kashyap's epic crime story, Gangs of Wasseypur, finally has North American distribution. Gangs of Wasseypur, a five and a half hour cinematic experience that is gripping like few films I've ever seen, debuted in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Hey, Canada! Win THE RAID 2 On Blu-Ray!

Hey, Canada! Indonesian martial arts flick The Raid 2 hits Blu-Ray from eOne Films tomorrow - July 8th - and they've offered up five free copies to you, the faithful Twitch readers.He thought it was over. After fighting his way... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, NYC! Wanna Win Tix To Japan Cuts?

Good afternoon, residents and readers from the five boroughs and adjacent areas, we're teaming up with our good friends at Japan Society to giveaway passes to select screenings of films playing during their generally excellent Japan Cuts, the New York... More »
  

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies Of 2014 Part 1

As we pass the halfway point of the year I like to take stock of the new Asian films I have seen. This is as much to jog my memory and help separate the wheat from the chaff as it... More »
  

Watch COMMANDO's Vidyut Jamwal In The First Teaser For Suriya's ANJAAN

Tamil film superstar Suriya is back for the first time since the disastrous Singam 2 with a new film directed by N. Lingusamy titled Anjaan. Normally, this information on its own would be enough to get my excited. Suriya is... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Toronto Japanese Film Festival: Award Winners, And Win Double Passes For An Encore Screening

The Toronto Japanese Film Festival wrapped up at the end of June. 18 films from Japanese contemporary cinema had their North American and/or Canadian premieres during the festival. Awards were handed out during the fest. The winners are noted in... More »
  

Asian Film Festival Of Dallas Delivers Its Lucky 13th Full Lineup

Many years ago, in the ancient year of 2006, I was fortunate enough to have the kindly overlords of Twitch publish a few of my words regarding the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. It was the first time anyone ever... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE: Watch The Trailer For Ghibli's Latest!

The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa returns to Japanese screens in July with his Studio Ghibli produced adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the release rapidly approaching the first trailer has... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NY Asian 2014 Review: BLIND MASSAGE, An Artful And Affecting Ensemble Drama

Often controversial Chinese filmmaker Lou Ye delivers one of his finest films with Blind Massage, a delicately observed and artfully directed ensemble drama, based on the novel of the same name by Bi Feiyu. Putting aside, at least for the... More »
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Z STORM In Cinemas!

Z Storm is a new corruption thriller from Hong Kong that stars Louis Koo, Gordon Lam and Dada Chan. It also has a strong supporting cast including Lo Hoi Pang, Liu Kai Chi and Michael Wong. It is due to... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Thanks To Everyone Who Helped Mattie Do's DEAREST SISTER Blow Past Its Crowdfunding Goal!

Not so much news here as a hearty thank you!Back on May 19th we announced that Twitch and IndieGoGo were partnering up to help Laotian director Mattie Do - Laos' first ever female feature film director and helmer of first... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

JUON - BEGINNING OF THE END: Check These Exclusive Images!

About to have its international premiere as part of the sprawling Fantasia Festival in Montreal we've got an extensive gallery of images from Ochiai Masayuki's Ju-on: Beginning Of The End. As the festival puts it the great strength of Ochiai's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out These Two Posters For Sono's TOKYO TRIBE

Sono Sion's big screen adaptation of Inoue Santa's Tokyo Tribe hits Japanese screens at the end of August and we've got a pair of posters for you to take a look at. Up first is the official international poster art,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NY Asian 2014 Review: GOLDEN CHICKENSSS, In Which the Third Time Isn't Entirely the Charm

The 2002 comedy Golden Chicken and its 2003 sequel Golden Chicken 2, starring Hong Kong's queen of comedy Sandra Ng, were love letters both to Ng herself, who was given perhaps the greatest showcase committed to film of her formidable... More »
  

Second Teaser For Koike's Animated LUPIN THE THIRD: DAISUKE JIGEN'S GRAVESTONE

It's a busy time for fans of popular anime and manga property Lupin The Third. Kitamura Ryuhei's live action adaptation hits the big screen in Japan in August and also in the works is a new animated feature from Redline... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

More Cleaver Chopping Action In Full Trailer For KUNDO: AGE OF THE RAMPANT

A Korean Robin Hood armed with a meat cleaver? That's essentially what you've got with upcoming Korean period epic Kundo: Age Of The Rampant. and you know what? Wonky English in the title aside, that's alright by me.The year is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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

The Host director Bong Joon-ho slides into the producer's chair for his Memories Of Murder co-writer Shim Sung-bo's directorial debut, Sea Fog (HaeMoo), the based-on-a-true-story tale of a fishing vessel whose attempt to transport illegal immigrants ends very badly, indeed.With... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

OVER YOUR DEAD BODY: Watch The Blood Soaked Full Trailer For Miike's Latest

After a lengthy foray into more mainstream fare, Japan's premiere cinematic bad boy is back into the horror genre where he made his name in a big way. Yes, Miike Takashi has laid on more of the red stuff with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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