RONIA THE ROBBER'S DAUGHTER: Watch The Teaser For The New Miyazaki Directed Anime Series

Miyazaki Goro - son of iconic director Miyazaki Hayao - has been keeping himself busy since opting to follow in his father's footsteps. Hot on the heels of his sophomore feature film From Up On Poppy Hill word came out... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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

The Host director Bong Joon-ho takes the producer's chair with Sea Fog (Haemoo), the based- on-a-true-story Korean thriller directed by his Memories Of Murder writer Shim Sung-bo. The first teaser for the film arrived back in late June but with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Beauty Gets Burned In Creepy Trailer For SCANDAL: THE COMEBACK

Finally, the full official trailer of Scandal: The Comeback arrives and makes viewers feel creepy because the level of back-stabbing in show business in this sequel may be even more cruel than the first one. You can see the beautiful actress... More »
By Trung Rwo   
  

London Indian 2014: ANIMA STATE Is A Transient Trip Through Modern/Medieval Pakistan

Every country, every civilization, and every culture deals with its own set of crises of faith, crises of identity, and the clash between reactionaries and radicals. Pakistan's struggles are no different, although what exactly those struggles are will change depending... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO Releases Major Extended Preview Before International Premiere At Fantasia

An enormously popular manga comic and anime, Rurouni Kenshin is such a successful franchise, that it was hardly a surprise when someone made it into a live action film. What WAS a pleasant surprise though, was how good the film... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Turkey's MUSKA (AMULET) Chills With First Trailer

Turkey appears to be riding something of a wave of genre cinema recently. We've covered multiple intriguing horror and action projects in these pages in recent months and delivering perhaps the strongest trailer of the lot of them is Özkan... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See Both Oshii Directed PATLABOR Feature Anime On The Big Screen!

Hey, Toronto! The Twitch presented Oshii Mamoru Techno / Human mini-retrospective runs for the next couple weeks and after giving away tickets to the onscreen interview with the man himself along with the Oshii-presented screening of Ghost In The Shell... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid Shifts Gears With Crime Comedy THE ADVENTURES OF AMIR & LOQMAN

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid has got himself a good thing going. The director has been packing audiences in to theaters en masse with his hugely popular series of 'Banana Village' horror comedies for a few years now, the films rough and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Gus Van Sant Taking The Helm Of Hollywood DEATH NOTE?

Well, here's a surprising pairing of director and material ...While it's been known for quite some time that there was a Hollywood adaptation of hugely popular Japanese manga Death Note - already adapted to the big screen in Japan -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
  

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   
  

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   
  
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