A Thai Ghost Heads To Japan In BUPPHA RAHTREE: HAUNTING IN JAPAN

Arriving on the international scene as part of the leading edge of the Thai film explosion of the late 90s and early 2000s, Yuthlert Sippapak may not have found the international success of contemporary directors Prachya Pinkaew, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang or... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Fan Bingbing Gets CGI'fied In Fantasy Adventure L.O.R.D.

China's first CG motion capture fantasy animated film L.O.R.D (Legend of Ravaging Dynasties) is poised to make a major breakthrough this summer and what better way to grab's everybody attention than to feature the gorgeous Fan Bingbing as a mystic... More »
By Al Young   
  

PHANTOM DETECTIVE: Watch The Super Stylish Teaser For The Korean Thriller

It would appear that Korean director Jo Sung-hee has learned a thing or two from the world of comic books in his life. After making a splash with indie scifi End Of Animal back in 2010 Jo moved more towards... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Stranger With My Face Announces 2016 Lineup

Make your way to Hobart, Australia halfway through April if you want to see a great lineup of films directed by women (and one dude). The Stranger With My Face Film Festival has just announced its lineup for this year... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: ROCKY HANDSOME, The Reason The West Hates Bollywood

I am not a religious man, but I am an evangelist for the things I love. First and foremost among those few things that I feel are worthy of my enthusiasm is the cinema of India. I am an evangelist... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Sammo Hung's THE BODYGUARD

Hong Kong action legend Sammo Hung hasn’t been in the director’s chair since 1997, when he helmed Mr. Nice Guy and Once Upon A Time In China And America.   So his latest film, The Bodyguard (also known as My... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Full Trailer For Kurosawa's CREEPY

Kurosawa Kiyoshi does the marketers a favor with the title of his upcoming Creepy, a film that is, indeed, exactly what it promises on the tin. Nishijima Hidetoshi stars as criminal psychologist Takakura who is investigating a family's disappearance from... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

It's A Panty Storm In The Trailer For HENTAI KAMEN 2: ABNORMAL CRISIS

Japan's Forbidden Hero returns with Hentai Kamen 2: The Abnormal Crisis because, you know, when panties start raining down upon Tokyo the time has come for one man to don those panties over his face and stand against the forces... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BASKIN: Watch A Music Video For The Upcoming Soundtrack Release

Lakeshore Records will be releasing Ulaş Pakkan's score to Can Evrenol's Baskin to iTunes on March 25th - the same day the film hits US theatres and VOD platforms - with CD to follow shortly thereafter and we've got an... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: AN Advises Everyone A Hearty Carpe Diem

(When life hands you lemons, make sweet red bean paste!) Japanese director Kawase Naomi's film An (also known in some territories as Sweet Red Bean Paste) played at the International Film Festival Rotterdam this February, where it turned out to... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Blu-ray Review: Chen Kaige's FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE From The BFI

For many mainstream filmgoers, Farewell My Concubine is perhaps the best-known Chinese language film of the 1990s, helped in no end by its success at the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Chen Kaige (Yellow Earth, Temptress Moon), the film traces... More »
By James Marsh   
  

China Lion Serves Up CHONGQING HOT POT This April

No foolin', China Lion is bringing Yang Qing's mainland crime caper Chongqing Hot Pot to North America on 1 April, day-and-date with its Chinese release. The film, which has its World Premiere on Monday night as opening film of the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

JUARA: Watch Full Trailer For Indonesian Action Comedy Starring Bisma Karisma

Earlier this week, a teaser had us asking whether Indonesia had found a new action star in multi-talented young dancer and pop-star Bisma Karisma. Get a better look at the 25-year-old’s screen fighting, and comedic, skills in the newly-released full... More »
  

GOKSUNG: Chilling First Trailer For Na Hong-jin's Latest

The Chaser and The Yellow Sea director Na Hong-jin is back, and his latest looks like a hell of a ride. Featuring Kwak Do-won of The Attorney alongside megastar Hwang Jung-min (Veteran) and Chun Woo-hee (Han Gong-ju), Goksung is a... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Has Indonesia Found A New Action Star In Pop Singer Bisma Karisma? JUARA Teaser Says Quite Possibly Yes.

Though just 25 years old, Indonesian star Bisma Karisma - actual name Bisma Rudiantoro - already has quite the intriguing resume. An accomplished breakdancer, Karisma rose to prominence on the televised Let's Dance competition before ultimately winning the Japanese edition... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

COLD WAR 2: First Trailer Promises More Glossy Thrills

Chow Yun Fat joins the original cast of Hong Kong thriller Cold War - the highest grossing HK film of 2012 - for the upcoming Cold War 2. And this is one sequel that appears to be holding to the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer: Tiger Shroff Kicks In Many Faces In BAAGHI Trailer

Hot on the heels of the very stabby trailer for John Abraham's The Man From Nowhere remake, Rocky Handsome, we get yet another martial arts action trailer for Sabbir Khan's upcoming Baaghi, starring Tiger Shroff. Shroff is the son of... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Blu-ray Review: Mega-Length, Little-Seen A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY Arrives On Criterion

Fellow TwitchFilm writer Kurt Halfyard knows of my overwhelming fondness for cinematic experiences of unusual length. He and I will often seek out the one ticket in the Toronto International Film Festival's annual program that will see us sitting in... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Osaka 2016: Jang Moon-il's MY SISTER, THE PIG LADY Wins Asian Film Festival Grand Prix

Pictured (L-R): Award winners Jang Moon-il, Uisenma Borchu, Kanyama Keihiro, Chiang Fong-hong, Reiko Kishino (accepting for Ming-Cheng Huang). Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016 came to a close over the weekend with prizes being handed to the best films of the... More »
  

SXSW 2016 Review: KARAOKE CRAZIES Kills It

In Korea, few things are more important than karaoke. With thousands of karaoke bars, open all hours, littering every corner of the country, it's an activity that reaches every part of society, servicing hoards of stressed salary workers, bored teenagers... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  
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