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.

You're About To Hack Time! Watch KUNG FURY In Full Now

Prepare yourselves for 30 minutes of neon and blood soaked awesome, as David Sandberg's epic homage to everything 80s - Kung Fury - is now available to watch in full online. Cops, ninjas, car chases, shoot outs, kung fu, arcade games, time... More »
By James Marsh   
  

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   
  

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   
  

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   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Peter Bogdanovich's PAPER MOON

Perhaps best known as the film for which a ten-year-old Tatum O'Neal won herself a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award, Peter Bogdanovich's Paper Moon is a beautifully constructed Depression-era caper brimming with heart and powered by a pair of flawless... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: POUND OF FLESH Is Soft In All The Wrong Places

Jean-Claude Van Damme continues to explore and embrace his darker side in this modest Asian action thriller, as a kidnap & rescue specialist who falls foul of organ traffickers in the Philippines. Sadly, budgetary constraints and a lack of interesting... More »
By James Marsh   
  

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   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Sidney Lumet's THE OFFENCE

It is no secret that Sean Connery grew to hate James Bond long before he stopped playing the character. In fact, he was so reluctant to return as 007 for Diamonds Are Forever, after George Lazenby walked away from the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: A FOOL, A Stark Reminder That In China Nice Guys Finish Last

Based on Hu Xuewen's novel Running Moonlight, actor Chen Jianbin's directorial debut is a harsh reminder of humanity's predatory nature, as an honest farmer's efforts to help a young homeless man set of a chain of calamitous events.Chen Jianbin was... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Malaysian Thriller FULL THROTTLE Bags FURIOUS 7 DP Stephen Windon To Direct

Stephen Windon, the Australian cinematographer best known for his work on the Fast & Furious franchise, has been announced as the director of Full Throttle, a Malaysian-based action thriller produced by DragonSlate Media.This will mark the directorial debut for Windon,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Check Out The First Poster For S.S. Rajamouli's BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING

We are huge fans of Telugu director S.S. Rajamouli round these parts, and after a recent visit to the production offices of his latest opus, Baahubali has fast become one of our most hotly anticipated films of the year. Due... More »
By James Marsh   
  

"There Are No Chicks With Dicks" In The New Red Band TED 2 Trailer

Say what you like about Seth MacFarlane, Ted was funny, and made a huge amount of money all over the world. Like US$550 million. That's Fast & Furious big. For a comedy, about Marky Mark and a CGI bear with... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Udine 2015 Review: PARASYTE - COMPLETION, A Conclusion In Need Of A Pay-Off

Much like how Parasyte Part 1 suffered from being all set-up, so its sequel, Parasite - Completion, is similarly hobbled by being mostly a series of climactic stand-offs and philosophical summations, with precious little build-up or satisfactory pay-off.An unspecified yet brief amount... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Take A Peek At The Set Of S.S. Rajamouli's Medieval Epic BAAHUBALI

Last week, the good people of Arka Media Works invited me down to Hyderabad in South India, the home of Telugu Cinema, to visit Ramoji Film City and the set of their long-awaited medieval epic, Baahubali.The film, which stars "Young... More »
By James Marsh   
  

EXCLUSIVE! Watch A Clip From DIRECTOR'S COMMENTARY: TERROR OF FRANKENSTEIN - From The Creators Of ROOM 237

Fans of Room 237, Rodney Ascher's fantastic documentary on the hidden conspiracy theories that may or may not lurk beneath the surface of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, will no doubt already be chomping at the bit to get a look... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Ann Hui's THE GOLDEN ERA Triumphs At Hong Kong Film Awards

The 34th Hong Kong Film Awards have named Ann Hui's epic drama The Golden Era Best Film of the year, with Hui taking the Best Director prize. The film, which stars Tang Wei as famed Chinese writer Xiao Hong, won five... More »
By James Marsh   
  

NSFW Trailer: Matteo Garrone's Cannes Entry TALE OF TALES Is An Insane, Bloody Fairy Tale

Shooting straight to the top of any self-respecting fantasy fan's must-watch list should be Matteo Garrone's (Gomorrah, Reality) latest, Tale Of Tales, which has just been announced as debuting in competition at next month's Cannes Film Festival. Brimming with kings & queens,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT, A Sequel In Name Only

Four years after Gareth Edwards exploded onto the sci-fi scene with his inventive and industrious indie alien invasion flick Monsters, first-time director Tom Green delivers a sequel that bears little resemblance to the original, in tone, content or invention. Reportedly... More »
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