New Anthology CHAAR CUTTING Shows Growing Respect For Shorts In India

This weekend a new film is opening in India. Chaar Cutting is an anthology of four short films getting a regular theatrical release, showing an increasing interest in the work of short filmmakers in India. In North America, anthologies, apart from the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Johnnie To Will Speak At BAFTA's A Life In Pictures Series In June

Hey England! Johnnie To, the HK action film auteur, will speak at BAFTA's London headquarters on June 22nd. The event is presented by BAFTA and the Asian Film Awards Academy. To will talk about his films and his career, which are... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

BAAHUBALI: The Complete Poster Gallery

We've been tracking SS Rajamouli's period epic Baahubali for nearly two years, and with its release getting closer and closer the team at Arka MediaWorks have been working double-time to create a major buzz. Part of that buzz is the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

STAR WARS: The Original Trilogy To Screen In China For The First Time

It is hard to imagine that there would be a place in this World where Star Wars has not screened other than imagining something archaic like, "Oh, I bet it hasn't been shown in the deepest Congo!" So color me surprised to find... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Tony Jaa! Wu Jing! Max Zhang! Simon Yam! Louis Koo! SPL2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES Gets 5 New Character Posters

Soi Cheang's SPL2: A Time For Consequences opens in Hong Kong and mainland China on 18 June, and the PR machine is shifting into high gear. This star-studded, action-packed sequel to Wilson Yip's fantastic 2005 martial arts thriller SPL stars... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Joko Anwar Directing 8-Part Fantasy Series HALFWORLDS For HBO Asia

HBO Asia has announced that Indonesian director Joko Anwar will helm the 8-part original series Halfworlds for the company. The thriller, set in present day Jakarta, is "a fantastical tale of love, redemption and betrayal...about a young street artist who... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Trailer: Van Damme Gets Tasty In Chinese Superhero Comedy JIAN BING MAN

The muscles from Brussels, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to China, to play a supporting role in Da Peng's superhero comedy Jian Bing Man...literally translated as "Pancake Man".The film is being lined up for a big summer release in the mainland,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Cannes 2015 Market Report: THE MONK WHO FUCKED A LIMOUSINE AKA INDIA'S DAUGHTER, The Hideous Nature Of Bad Taste

The Cannes Film Market, or Marche du film, can be among the most vibrant and exciting part of the iconic festival's ancillary events. This is where filmmakers go to sell their wares, films are bought and sold for different territories,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Q To Star As Satyajit Ray In Film Of PATHER PANCHALI Backstory

The Times of India today reported that Bengali filmmaker Q (Gandu, Tasher Desh) is preparing to play Satyajit Ray in a movie about the making of Ray's seminal work in Indian cinema, Pather Panchali. The film will center around Ray's struggle... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

SPL2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES: Check Out New Making-Of Featurettes And Posters

Wilson Yip's 2005 action thriller SPL (aka Sha Po Lung, Kill Zone) was the film that relaunched Donnie Yen's career, and saw him ascend to the upper echelons of martial arts stardom. Ten years later, director Soi Cheang (Accident, Motorway, The Monkey King) brings... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Donnie Yen Fractures Mike Tyson's Finger While Shooting IP MAN 3

After it was announced that former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson would be joining the cast of Ip Man 3, Donnie Yen's wife publicly expressed her concerns that Donnie might get hurt by Tyson. But a few days ago, it... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Cannes 2015 News: Peter Chan To Direct Biopic Of Chinese Tennis Ace Li Na

We Pictures has announced that acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Peter Chan Ho Sun (Wu Xia, Dearest) will direct and produce a biopic of Li Na, the celebrated Chinese women's tennis champion, based on her best-selling autobiography Li Na: My Life.Li Na... More »
By James Marsh   
  

CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR: Check The Exclusive Trailer For Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Latest

Previous Palm d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) returns to Cannes with his latest effort Cemetery Of Splendour and Twitch is proud to present the world premiere of the latest film from the Thai... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Finally Coming To North American Blu-ray/DVD

On the literal eve of Anurag Kashyap's latest film, Bombay Velvet, comes news that the epic Gangs of Wasseypur will finally arrive on North American home video from Cinelicious Pics this summer. I've been waiting for this day for three... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

YELLOW FLOWERS ON GREEN GRASS: Victor Vu's Melodrama Gets A Poetic First Trailer

After taking some rest from making thriller movies, Victor Vu has finally come back with a new melodrama, Yellow Flowers on Green Grass (lit. Tôi thấy hoa vàng trên cỏ xanh), based on a best-selling novel. The first trailer is now out... More »
By Trung Rwo   
  

Well Go USA Nabs Hou Hsiao Hsien's THE ASSASSIN Ahead Of World Premiere At Cannes

Hou Hsiao Hsien's The Assassin has not even hit screens yet but that did not stop Well Go USA from picking up the North American rights for the Chinese auteur's Taiwanese martial arts pic.Well Go USA CEO Doris Pfardrescher was quoted... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

FAERYVILLE: Watch The Full Trailer For The Dystopian Teen Movie

It has been a long, long road for Tzang Merwyn Tong's Faeryville. A dystopic tale of troubled youth in Singapore the picture was made entirely outside the established system within that nation, where the politics of the picture put it... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Teaser For Suriya's MASSS Hints At Something Scary

I've often lamented the fact that Suriya, who is one of Tamil cinema's most popular leading men, has had a hard time finding roles in films that fit his talents. Suriya is a handsome, charismatic fellow with a body built... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

SPL2 Gets A Poster, And A Whopping Big Set Of Stills

A few weeks ago we got the teaser trailer to SPL 2, and... well, damn... that looked very promising indeed! Tony Jaa and Wu Jing kicking ass, a brutally melodramatic plot that would get even the most pacifist fighter's blood... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Bollywood Macho Icon Salman Khan Found Guilty Of Homicide, Faces 5 Years In Jail.

Thirteen years after a hit and run accident that left a homeless man dead, Bollywood megastar Salman Khan has been found guilty on several accounts including "culpable homicide". The case has been lingering in Indian courts for over a decade... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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