Fruit Chan Discovers The KILL TIME

Following the success of his thriller The Midnight After director Fruit Chan returns to dark territory with Kill Time, an upcoming crime thriller starring Angelababy and Ethan Juan.Mak stumbles onto an obscure website called Witch's Zone when looking for a... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE RAID Star Iko Uwais Teams With The Mo Brothers For HEADSHOT

The Raid star Iko Uwais is on a bit of roll Soon to hit screens worldwide with a supporting part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and also prepped to share lead billing with Ronda Rousey and Mark Wahlberg in... More »
By Todd Brown   

Nick Cheung Turns Exorcist Negotiator In KEEPER OF DARKNESS Trailer

Nick Cheung has made the most of his recent ascendency to the Hong Kong A list by stepping into the director's chair, first with Hungry Ghost Ritual and now Keeper of Darkness. Again Cheung also takes the lead, this time... More »
By James Marsh   

Margaret Mead Film Festival 2015 Expands The Boundaries Of Documentary And Visual Anthropology

The Margaret Mead Film Festival, one of New York's finest documentary and visual anthropology showcases, returns for its 2015 edition, screening from October 22-25 at the American Museum of Natural History. This year's edition will screen 57 films from over... More »

Tokyo 2015: Of Death And Robots, A Conversation With SAYONARA Director Fukada Koji And Actress Bryerly Long

Starting life as a short stage play back in 2010, Sayonara made headlines internationally thanks to its novel use of an 'android' cast member. The artificial actor sat opposite human counterpart Bryerly Long as the two engaged in an... More »

Kyoto 2015: Veterans Of Japanese Cinema Honored At Nostalgia Packed Festival

Kyoto International Film & Art Festival wrapped up at the weekend after four days of screenings, events and celebrations. Set in Japan's ancient capital, and the birthplace of the country's movie industry, the festival reveled in the old-world charm and culture... More »

THE WORLD OF KANAKO Gets A New Trailer From Drafthouse

Japanese director Nakashima Tetsuya surprised friend and foe last year with his ultra-bleak thriller The World of Kanako. In previous films like Kamikaze Girls, Memories of Matsuko and Confessions, he had proven to have both a wicked sense of visual... More »
By Ard Vijn   


The Criterion Collection will begin the new year by welcoming the Coen Brothers into the fold. Inside Llewyn Davis dove into the less glamorous side of the folk music scene, and showcased a sterling performance by Oscar Isaac. The Criterion... More »
By Peter Martin   

Now On Blu-ray: A SNAKE OF JUNE Is Still A Masterpiece

A bit of a spoiler alert up front, A Snake of June is my favorite Tsukamoto Shinya film. While I haven't seen all of them just yet, of the eight or so that I've managed to ingest, A Snake of... More »
By J Hurtado   

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

To celebrate the release of When Marnie Was There on home video this month, Madman is giving you the chance to win one of five Studio Ghibli Blu-ray and DVD prize packs. Each pack consists of these five films: - When... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

The New York Korean Film Festival 2015 Returns With An Impressive, Eclectic Lineup

Cinema fans in New York City will be in for a treat next month with the return of the New York Korean Film Festival, which will have its 13th edition at the Museum of the Moving Image from November... More »

Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo: Women Horror Directors In Focus In Japan Fest

As the movement to recognize women horror director continues to grow (and women in film overall), festivals around the World are focusing some and all of their programming to women directors. The Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo's focus is solely on... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Review: THE ASSASSIN, An Unqualified Success, Or, A Studied Bit Of Installation Art

The first thing that strikes you in The Assassin is the quiet. Hou Hsiao-Hsien's ruminative tone-poem, about a Tang Dynasty sell-sword tasked with killing kin, is a remarkably hushed affair. Be it dialogue, sound-effects or music, at no point does... More »
By Ben Croll   

Kyoto 2015 Preview: A Lineup Celebrating The City's Film History

Last year Kyoto Film Festival, which has been running since 1997, underwent a significant change when entertainment company Yoshimoto Kogyo stepped in to oversee a revamp. The company, home to many of the most popular comedians in Japan and organizers... More »

Pretty Packaging: KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA Has A Pretty Armor

US-based anime distributor Sentai Filmworks has a reputation for special limited editions which are pricey yet properly pimped. However, the "pricey" part can often been dodged somewhat by waiting a couple of months. This is always tricky of course with... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Adam Wong And Nick Cheung Bookend Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2015

One of the biggest events on Hong Kong's film festival calendar - the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival - has revealed its full line-up, which will open on 28 October with She Remembers, He Forgets, the new film from Adam... More »
By James Marsh   

Pretty Packaging: TOKYO GHOUL Collector's Edition Goes For The Jugular

Scotland-based distributor Anime Limited has featured prominently in these Pretty Packaging articles, and there is a good reason for that: they often provide pretty packaging. Gambling on a market which other distributors have flat-out denied the existence of, Anime Limited... More »
By Ard Vijn   

New GAMERA Footage Is A CGI Frenzy

Kaiju films are hot as hell lately --- relatively. We had the Godzilla reboot --- with very little Godzilla, the two upcoming sequels, Pacific Rim, the rumblings of Pacific Rim 2, the first new Toho Japanese Godzilla film in over a decade,... More »

Things Get Bloody At The MIDNIGHT SHOW

Though you likely don't know the name of Indonesia's Ginanti Rona there's a more than passing chance you've seen some of her work if you're at all a regular around these parts. For Rona, you see, has been a long... More »
By Todd Brown   

The Clown Brings Death In The Full Trailer For Indonesia's BADOET

It would appear that a fear of clowns is not just a North American phenomenon, with audiences all around the world having learned a healthy distrust of those painted on smiles. That certainly seems to be the case in Indonesia... More »
By Todd Brown   
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