Review: HAPPY NEW YEAR, Quick-Witted Candyfloss For The Spectacle Inclined

Say what you want about Farah Khan, the woman knows what it takes to make a good looking movie.The director of Happy New Year appears to have gotten her groove back after the disastrous multi-million dollar escapade that was Tees... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: KUNG FU JUNGLE Sees Donnie Yen Pay His Respects Then Kick Some Ass

Donnie Yen plays a convicted murderer sprung from jail to help track down a serial killer targeting martial arts masters in Teddy Chen's appreciably nostalgic action thriller. While Yen wisely gifts the lion's share of the fighting to opposite number... More »
  

Margaret Mead Film Festival 2014 Offers Provocative, Moving Global Documentaries

The 2014 edition of the Margaret Mead Film Festival, a great annual documentary fest which screens at the American Museum of Natural History and runs this year from October 23-26, has as this year's theme "Past Forward." According to the festival,... More »
  

First Teaser For Tzang Merwyn Tong's FAERYVILLE

It's been a long time coming for Singapore's Tzang Merwyn Tong and long in the works passion project Faeryville. Tzang's feature debut after a string of highly acclaimed shorts Faeryville has been eight years in the making, its story of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Can Evrenol's Terrifying BASKIN Expanding To Feature Length

It was all the way back in 2009 that Twitch first wrote about Turkish filmmaker Can Evrenol. The occasion at the time was his short film The Chest, a micro budgeted affair with some technical limitations as a result which,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tokyo 2014 Review: BIG HERO 6, Sentimental Fun for Gamer Kids

As the opener of the Tokyo International Film Festival, the world premiere of Disney Animation Studio's adaptation of Marvel property Big Hero 6 couldn't be more fitting. Set in a world of technological innovation and a city directly inspired by this... More »
  

Review: ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB Is An Apocalyptic Assault On Good Taste

Joe Chien's follow-up to the bafflingly tasteless and salacious Zombie 108 delivers a generous second helping of the same Z-grade trash and splatter. Andy On and Jessica C are the attractive, if helpless, leads who - eventually - find themselves... More »
  

Check Out The Lineup And Trailers For NYC's 11th South Asian International Film Festival

I've had the privilege of covering New York City's South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) since 2010, shortly after I came on board at Twitch. Each of those five years has brought at least a couple of films that have made... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Second Trailer For Malaysian Scifi Dramedy NOVA (TERBAIK DARI LANGIT)

Nik Amir Mustapha's Malaysian scifi road comedy Nova (Terbaik Dari Langit) premieres October 28th at the Tokyo International Film Festival before a December 25th release at home and in the lead up to public release a second trailer for the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Kyoto 2014: Yakusho Koji Takes The Newly-Established Mifune Toshiro Award

The new-look Kyoto International Film and Art Festival closed its doors last night with a ceremony featuring a look back into the golden age of Japanese cinema. The ceremony was highlighted by on-stage appearances from Mifune Shiro, son of the legendary... More »
  

Book Review: MASAAKI YUASA SKETCHBOOK FOR ANIMATION PROJECTS

(Book titles don't get more truthfully descriptive than that...) One of the most distinctly unique talents working in animation, Japanese artist Yuasa Masaaki has had quite some coverage on the Twitch site. You can say we're big fans of his... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Here Is The Moody RIVER OF EXPLODING DURIANS Trailer

Malaysian director Edmund Yeo is having a good year. Having had the world premier (as producer) of The Second Life Of Thieves at the Busan International Film Festival, he follows this up with his directorial debut feature River of Exploding Durians,... More »
  

Donnie Yen Returning To The US For English-Language NOODLE MAN

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Donnie Yen will be making a return to the US to star in a new English-language film titled 'Noodle Man'. He will play an ex-cop from China who now runs a noodle shop in New... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

There Will Be Blood In KILL=VENGEANCE Trailer

Here comes a new action movie shot in Indonesia from Australian director Corey Pearson and funded by new Asian film company Citra Entertainment Group - an uber classic narrative and a little Indonesian "exoticsm" on top.A retired assassin lives in... More »
  

NYC Happenings: Two Must-See Films At Japan Society

If you're even just a little familiar with the music of John Zorn, the films he's curated for his monthly series, The Dark Side Of The Sun, at Japan Society, shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Alternately bold... More »
  

Wu Jing May Not Be Returning To Action Movies Due To Serious Leg Injuries

Chinese martial arts star Wu Jing has suffered from serious leg injuries and may not be able to return to action films, local media is reporting. Wu was recently admitted into hospital and had surgery on both of his legs.... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Busan 2014 Review: THE NIGHT Boasts Strong Cast And Clear Message

The Korean winner of this year's Sonje Award for Best Short Film at the Busan International Film Festival, The Night is a simple 35-minute tale of college friends who fall prey to the norms of Korean society. Yet by touching... More »
  

Scarlett Johansson Touted For Live-Action GHOST IN THE SHELL

It was previously reported that The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie was in talks to star in the upcoming live-action adaptation of influential Japanese anime Ghost In The Shell. Deadline has now reported that Robbie is no longer up... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Warsaw 2014 Review: DISCONCERTO, An Uninspired and Lengthy Sequel To A Charming Odd-Couple Comedy

Centering on the adventures of Japan's original odd couple, Omori Tatsushi's 2011 comedy-drama Tada's Do-It-All House proved to be a hit in its home country, winning the heart of Japanese audiences thanks to an imaginative story of Tada (Eita), the... More »
  

Busan 2014 Review: Peter Chan's DEAREST Devastates

Based on multiple true story accounts of child abduction in mainland China, Peter Chan's latest film Dearest is definitely not an easy watch. It follows a divorced couple in Shenzhen, the father Tian Wenjun (comedic actor Huang Bo) and mother... More »
  
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