Fantastic Fest 2010: Rammbock

Hoping to rekindle the romance with his ex-girlfriend, Michi makes a surprise visit to her apartment in the city. Bad timing as a zombie outbreak hits Berlin. Michi finds himself confined to her apartment with Harper, a young lad who was... More »
  

AFFD 2010: 9500 Liberty Review

[Our thanks to Liz Reed from MangaLife.com for this review from the Asian Film Festival of Dallas] While 9500 Liberty documents an issue that consumed a Virginia county three years ago, the film couldn't be more relevant or provide more... More »
  

AFFD Review: Au Revoir, Taipei

[Our thanks to Liz Reed of MangaLife.com for this review.]Showing on July 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Landmark Magnolia in Dallas, as part of the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. If you could blend awkward relationships, quirky humor, and... More »
  

Twitch Checks In With Tak Sakguchi

Tak Sakaguchi has been a busy man in 2008. In addition to choreographing fights for Tokyo Gore Police and serving as action director for High School Girl Rika: Zombie Hunter, he directed two features this year: Be a Man! Samurai... More »
  

Exclusive Demo Reel for Tak Sakaguchi's Zero's Action Team

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) concludes on Thursday, August 21, 2008 with a screening of Tak Sakaguchi's directorial debut Be A Man! Samurai School. Sakaguchi is the festival's 2008 special guest, and has flown into Dallas, Texas exclusively... More »
  

AFFD Review: KALA aka DEAD TIME

Something strange is afoot in Joko Anwar's supernatural noir Kala , which takes place in an unnamed city in an unnamed nation. Eros is a detective who investigates the murder of a group of men killed by a mob operating... More »
  

AFFD Review: THE REBEL

If for no other reason, The Rebel should be applauded for how tightly the fight scenes are integrated into the story. Superbly choreographed and executed, the eye-defying twists, turns, kicks, and punches are delivered with brutal force and deadly intent.... More »
  

AFFD Review: ASSEMBLY (JI JIE HAO)

Feng Xiaogang's Assembly (Ji jie hao) is a war film with an epic sweep. Assembly , which tells the true story of an infantry commander during the Chinese Civil War, presents both the intensity of battle and the quest for... More »
  

AFFD Review: MAIKO HAAAAN!!!

Comedies inevitably lose some of their spark the second time around, so I was curious to see how Maiko Haaaan!!! would play for me when it screened at the Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) this weekend. I first encountered... More »
  

AFFD Review: L: CHANGE THE WORLD

Hideo Nakata's L: Change the World has had a healthy life on the festival circuit, and has recently been released on Region 3 DVD. L is a sequel to the popular Death Note series, which explains why the film might... More »
  

AFFD Review: TOKYO GORE POLICE

Given the amount of coverage that Tokyo Gore Police (Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu) gets on Twitch, it is easy to forget that the film has not been released on DVD and has only screened a few times in the United States.... More »