James Marsh
Asian Editor; Hong Kong, China

Originally from England, James has lived in Hong Kong since 2001, where he is becoming increasingly well-acquainted with the delights of Asian Cinema. James began contributing to Twitch in 2009, and became Asian Editor in 2011. His writing can also be found at Screendaily.com and in Vérité Film Magazine, he is an Acquisitions Executive for XYZ Films and a programmer for Fantastic Fest. James can also be heard on RTHK Radio 3, and podcasting about world cinema at thesocietyforfilm.com.

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: King Hu's DRAGON INN

Considered by many to be the architect of wuxia cinema, King Hu was to martial arts was John Ford was to the western. Beginning with his 1966 Shaw Brothers adventure Come Drink With Me, Hu took a pulp genre associated... More »
By James Marsh   

Well Go Claims US Rights To Jamie M. Dagg's RIVER

Those good folks over at Well Go USA Entertainment have announced their acquisition of Jamie M. Dagg's River, the Canadian thriller set and shot in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this... More »
By James Marsh   

The Many Faces Of Bruce Lee

On the 27th of November 1940, Bruce Lee was born. Which means that today, he would have become 75 years old, had he not died from cerebral edema at the young age of 32. His extremely untimely death at the... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Australian Release Of THE EDITOR Boasts Some Juicy Exclusives

The Editor, the absurdist giallo homage from Astron 6 - the Canadian troupe behind Manborg and Father's Day - hits DVD and Blu-ray in Australia today, courtesy of Monster Pictures. The releases look positively stacked, with a host of exclusive... More »
By James Marsh   

Cap's "Perfect Teeth" A Threat In First CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Trailer

One of the most popular Marvel storylines in recent years, Civil War, inevitably works its way into the MCU under the Captain America banner, as the superheroes split off and take sides against each other when forced to declare their... More »
By James Marsh   

Review: KEEPER OF DARKNESS Exorcises Nick Cheung's Directorial Demons

While remaining committed to the horror genre, Nick Cheung's second outing as director is a huge improvement on 2013's Hungry Ghost Ritual. Again casting himself in the lead, Cheung this time leaves writing duties to Yeung Sin Ling (Inner Senses,... More »
By James Marsh   

Review: COURTED Finds Humour Without A Trial

Winner of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at this year's Venice Film Festival, Christian Vincent's dryly comic courtroom drama was selected as the opening film for the 44th Hong Kong French Cinepanorama on 18 November. Michel Racine (Fabrice Luchini)... More »
By James Marsh   

Ninjas, Cons And A Touch Of Zen: Eureka's January Line-Up Demands All Your Cash

Eureka! Entertainment have announced a killer line-up of titles for January that should have cinephiles the world over doing dextrous backflips for joy.Two new titles will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in January, both of which are absolute... More »
By James Marsh   

Get Your First Glimpse Of Bruce Lee In IP MAN 3 US Trailer

Well Go Entertainment will be unleashing Wilson Yip's Ip Man 3 on North American audiences on 22 January 2016, and have just unveiled their first trailer for the film. There's plenty of new footage of Donnie Yen squaring off against... More »
By James Marsh   

Donnie Yen Insists You Don't Disturb Ip Man While He's Training

As Pegasus Motion Pictures revs up its marketing campaign for Ip Man 3, which reunites Donnie Yen and director Wilson Yip, pitting him against Mike Tyson and Max Zhang, this amusing little PSA is doing the round in Hong Kong... More »
By James Marsh   

Abertoir 2015 Boasts Impressive Asian Line-Up

Abertoir - The International Horror Festival Of Wales is one of the many such events around the world that gets an enthusiastic thumbs up from the folks here at Twitch. Taking place in Aberystwyth from 10-15 November, this year's line-up... More »
By James Marsh   

STAR WARS Doc ELSTREE 1976 Gets A Gorgeous Trailer

After bowing at the BFI London Film Festival and Sitges, Jon Spira's Star Wars documentary is now readying for a theatrical release in the UK courtesy of The Works. Elstree 1976 talks to ten of the minor players involved in... More »
By James Marsh   

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Cornel Wilde's THE NAKED PREY

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, The Naked Prey remains the only film directed by Cornel Wilde to be widely available, a situation that based on this example, is a lamentable state of affairs indeed. An incredibly physical actor, who was... More »
By James Marsh   

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   

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   

Review: PAN, Far From The Disaster You Might Want It To Be

Following his adaptations of Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina, Joe Wright next turns his attentions to J.M. Barrie's boy who never grew up. But instead of bringing the adventures of Peter, Wendy and Captain Hook to the big screen,... More »
By James Marsh   

Whose Fists Are Fastest? It's Donnie Yen Vs Mike Tyson In First IP MAN 3 Teaser

Donnie Yen and Mike Tyson square off in the first teaser trailer for Ip Man 3, the third and possibly final chapter in the story of the legendary wing chun practitioner, which Yen and director Wilson Yip began back in... More »
By James Marsh   

Festival Diary: Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Brings The Best Of Park City To Asia

Sundance is without doubt one of the best film festivals in the US right now, but for us over here in far-flung Asia, it is also one of the most frustrating. Due to the overwhelming number of smaller indie films... More »
By James Marsh   

Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Review: Only A Mother Could Love JAMES WHITE

The debut feature from Josh Mond, producer of Simon Killer and Martha Marcy May Marlene, is a tough coming-of-age tale featuring a couple of top-notch showboating performances. However, the desperate circumstances alone do not make for an engaging drama, and... More »
By James Marsh   

Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Review: SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME, Good With Reservations

The debut feature from Beijing-born Chloe Zhao focuses on the unlikely subject matter of adolescent Lakota indians in South Dakota. Beautifully photographed and confidently directed, Songs My Brothers Taught Me is a notable first film, marred only by a rather... More »
By James Marsh   
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