James Marsh
Asian Editor; Hong Kong, China

Originally from England, James has lived in Hong Kong since 2001. He is a programmer for Fantastic Fest, pretty nifty with a pair of chopsticks, yet harbours no aspirations to learn kung fu. When not attending film festivals, watching films, writing about films, or shopping online for Blurays, James is most likely out drinking somewhere, hogging the karaoke mic. Either that or he's asleep and snoring loudly, but that rarely happens. There are just too many films that remain unwatched and not enough hours in the day.

Eli Roth's Cannibal Horror THE GREEN INFERNO Gets A Chilling New Teaser!

Eli Roth's latest offering of globe-trotting terror takes us deep into the Peruvian rain forests, where a group of good-time-lovin' student activists soon find themselves abandoned and at the mercy of a savage, flesh-craving tribe of indigenous cannibals. Roth again joins... More »
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Sam Fuller's WHITE DOG

One of Hollywood's true maverick filmmakers, Sam Fuller was never a man to shy away from tackling important social and political issues in his films. Famously, he was the first American filmmaker to tackle the Korean War, in The Steel... More »
  

THE GRANDMASTER Wins 12, Dominates Hong Kong Film Awards

The 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards have just announced their winners and unsurprisingly it was Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster that dominated the evening, scooping a phenomenal twelve awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best... More »
  

Hong Kong 2014 Review: THAT DEMON WITHIN Has Problems Throughout

Hong Kong's reigning champion of pyrotechnic mayhem continues to move outside of his comfort zone with the psychological crime drama That Demon Within, but the results fail to hit the mark as poor plotting, loose direction and an increasingly preposterous... More »
  

Francis Ng Has A Scam With A Van In The TWO THUMBS UP Teaser

Produced by Soi Cheang (Motorway, The Monkey King) and directed by Lau Ho Leung, writer of numerous Hong Kong movies including Painted Skin and The Great Magician, Two Thumbs Up is an action comedy starring Francis Ng and Simon Yam... More »
  

Review: Baseball Epic KANO Hits A Home Run

From the team behind Taiwanese epic Seediq Bale comes a rousing big screen sports saga telling the incredible true story of the Kano baseball team, a multiethnic squad of rural highschoolers who made it to the national championships in Japan... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: David Cronenberg

This year in Full Disclosure, Team Twitch has been tackling a different filmmaker each month and plumbing his or her filmography, catching up with a title from their back catalogue, watching and assessing it for the very first time.This month... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE: The Bloody UK Trailer For Miike's LESSON OF EVIL

After exploring more austere and epic projects, including 13 Assassins and Harakiri: Death Of A Samurai, Miike Takashi returned to his blood-soaked exploitation roots in fine style with Lesson Of Evil, the darkly comic story of a deranged high school... More »
  

THE GRANDMASTER Sweeps Asian Film Awards

Wong Kar Wai's martial arts bio-pic of Ip Man, The Grandmaster, took home seven awards including Best Film at the 8th Asian Film Awards, hosted in Macau last night. Wong was named Best Director, while Zhang Ziyi collected the Best... More »
  

Hong Kong 2014 Review: ABERDEEN Is Pang Ho Cheung's Most Mature Work Yet

Pang Ho Cheung delivers a beautifully observed portrait of a modern Hong Kong family that fuses social commentary with fantastical imagery and his trademark cheeky humour to wonderful effect.In a notable shift in tone from his recent successes, Hong Kong... More »
  

Okinawa 2014 Review: ONE THIRD Is A Darkly Comic Crime Caper

Shinagawa Hiroshi follows up Slapstick Brothers with a fast-paced, light-on-its-feet caper that cruises on its bulging ensemble cast even when the convoluted plot threatens to combust under the weight of its myriad twists and double crosses.When gambling-addicted nightclub manager Shu... More »
  

A Dozen New Post-Apocalyptic Images From Fruit Chan's THE MIDNIGHT AFTER

After its world premiere in Berlin last month, Hong Kong is poised to experience Fruit Chan's post-apocalyptic thriller The Midnight After when it screens as one of the official opening films of the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival on... More »
  

Yubari 2014 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: HOUSE Director Obayashi Nobuhiko Talks SEVEN WEEKS And The Art Of Cinema

In the pantheon of great Japanese directors the name Obayashi Nobuhiko might not immediately stand out, and until a few years ago, the man and his work were all but unknown in the West. That all changed in 2009 when... More »
  

Dog Watches TV, Bites Rapist In Clip From Sam Fuller's WHITE DOG

Sam Fuller's classic thriller White Dog gets the Masters of Cinema treatment later this month, with a brand new dual format Blu-ray/DVD release hitting UK shelves on 31st March. The film stars Paul Winfield and Kristy McNichol in the story... More »
  

TAPED Director To Remake THE BIRDS For Michael Bay

Variety is reporting that Diederick Van Rooijen has been hired to direct a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, The Birds, to be produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Peter Guber's Mandalay Pictures for Universal.Van Rooijen is probably best... More »
  

Review: THE ROCKET Shoots For The Heart

The feature debut from documentarian Kim Mordaunt follows the plight of a young village boy in rural Laos, who is believed to bring bad luck to his family, and his efforts to win them back by entering a dangerous rocket... More »
  

Yubari 2014 Review: GUN WOMAN Is Bloody, Trashy Entertainment

Capitalising on a spirited central performance from Japanese actress Asami as the eponymous heroine, Mitsutake Kurando's blood-soaked US-based crime thriller rises above its budgetary limitations in suitably sleazy style.Killing time on a long drive through the desert, a pair of... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: Capt. John Noel's THE EPIC OF EVEREST From The BFI

The ill-fated 1924 attempt to reach the peak of Mount Everest was an incredibly politically charged undertaking, with British authorities desperate to reaffirm the country's superiority as a world force after recent attempts to be the first nation to reach... More »
  

Yubari 2014: Explore Japan's Winter Wonderland Of Classic Movie Paintings

Situated on Japan's snow-covered northern island of Hokkaido, the tiny city of Yubari, a ghost town since the collapse of the coal mining industry some decades ago, is host every year to one of the most unique little film festivals... More »
  

Jiang Wen Lets Fly A Teaser & Gorgeous Posters For GONE WITH THE BULLETS

Gone With The Bullets, Jiang Wen's spiritual sequel to his monster hit Let The Bullets Fly, will arrive in cinemas across mainland China in 3D on 18 December, according to a newly released teaser trailer. Back in 2010, Let The Bullets... More »
  
 
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