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Rotterdam 2016 Review: PATHS OF THE SOUL Shows Purpose In Pilgrimage

Years ago, when Blu-ray was a new platform and newly acquired by me, I searched the world for the most spectacular discs to play. Be it the US-release of Baraka or the Hong Kong release of Red Cliff, I'd import... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Manoj Bajpayee Gets Spiritual In The New Short Film TAANDAV

I'm a huge fan of both director Devashish Makhija and actor Manoj Bajpayee, so when I heard that they'd made a film together I rushed to find it. The resulting product, a short titled Taandav, is absolutely fantastic. While shorts... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

RIVER: Watch The New And Intense Trailer For Jamie M. Dagg's Thriller

Elevation Pictures will be releasing Jamie M. Dagg's Laos set thriller River on March 4th. They have just released the full trailer for the flick and it gives just a taste of the intensity this film has.In the south of... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: TOO YOUNG TO DIE! Is One Hell Of A Load Of Fun

(...and no Jamiroquai in sight...) The Japanese writer-director Kudô Kankurô has his heart in a quirky place, and has proven that already several times over. As a scriptwriter he wrote Zebraman for director Miike Takashi, The Apology King for director... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2016: Full Lineup Announced

The Osaka Asian Film Festival returns for its 11th year with an eclectic lineup of films brought together from across the length and breadth of the Asian continent. This year's edition picks out films from Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong... More »
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Uchida Eiji, Director Of LOWLIFE LOVE And GREATFUL DEAD

Last week at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Lowlife Love had its first screening outside of Japan. The film shows a very sordid look at the Japanese no-budget film industry, in which all people who are hopeful of a cinematic... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Mamoru Hosada's THE BOY AND THE BEAST Graces Aust And NZ Screens This March

Anime on-screen is always something to celebrate, and with Hosada's latest likened to the works of Miyazaki it is time to get very excited indeed as The Boy And The Beast hits Australian and New Zealand cinemas thanks to Madman... More »
  

Masters Of Cinema Acquires JOURNEY TO THE SHORE, Unveils MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA, THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR And 1900 For April

Eureka Entertainment's Master of Cinema series announced today that they will be releasing Kurosawa Kiyoshi's Journey To The Shore on the boutique label later this year, following a theatrical run at the Glasgow Film Festival. April's slate of titles was... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Hey, Fight Fans! Win An Amazing IP MAN 3 Prize Pack!

Hey, martial arts fans! Wilson Yip's acclaimed Ip Man 3 is out in US theaters now and to celebrate the fine folk at WellGo USA are offering up one hell of a quality Ip Man 3 prize pack to a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SKIPTRACE: Jackie Chan And Johnny Knoxville Take The Long Way To Hong Kong In New Trailer

Jackie Chan has been trying to break into the Hollywood mainstream for decades, with wavering results. The best efforts always come when he partners up with an American co-star, with Chris Tucker and Owen Wilson fulfilling those duties in the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

THE ASSASSIN Leads Asian Film Awards With 9 Nominations

Nominations for the 10th Asian Film Awards were announced today in Hong Kong, and Hou Hsiao Hsien's wuxia drama The Assassin unsurprisingly leads the pack with 9 nominations. Appearing in the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3 In Cinemas!

Hong Kong director Wong Jing has teamed up with Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau and Charles Heung from the original God Of Gamblers movies for the latest film in his popular From Vegas To Macau franchise. Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Full Trailer For Stephen Chow's THE MERMAID Is Weirdly Serious ... And Not Very Good.

Whenever Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle director Stephen Chow releases a new film it's something of an event. One of the most beloved entertainers on the face of the planet, Chow has an enviable selection of truly great films... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: LOWLIFE LOVE Is Crafty, Filthy And Bitter

In Uchida Eiji's new film Lowlife Love, we get a nasty peek at the underbelly of the Japanese independent film scene. These are not the indies with a low budget, these are the indies with no budget, often made by... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Hey, Toronto! Seijun Suzuki Retrospective Kicks Off Tomorrow With STORY OF A PROSTITUTE At The TIFF Bell Lightbox

Hey, Toronto! It's time to get your Suzuki on with twelve film retrospective Action, Anarchy And Audicity kicking off tomorrow at the TIFF Bell Lightbox with a screening of his Story Of A Prostitute.One of the true madmen of world... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer: Pawan Kumar Follows Up LUCIA By Making A U TURN

Indian filmmaker Pawan Kumar made a name for himself back in 2013 when he made the nation's first crowdfunded feature. That film, the Kannada language Lucia, was a trippy thriller about an insomniac who turns to a mysterious street drug... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Watch Tyson And Yen Behind The Scenes Of IP MAN 3 In This Exclusive Clip!

Now in theatrical release across the USA, Wilson Yip concludes his martial arts biopic trilogy with Ip Man 3 in which Donnie Yen again reprises his role as the iconic martial arts master, and teacher to Bruce Lee. Donnie Yen... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Park Chan-wook Adapting Japanese Sci-fi Novel GENOCIDAL ORGAN

Park Chan-wook fans have reason to rejoice. One of our favorite Korean directors, ever, will be adapting Genocidal Organs, the 2007 sci-fi novel by Japanese author Project Itoh, according to The Tracking Board. Set in a time when Sarajevo was obliterated by... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TRIVISA: Watch The Trailer For Johnnie To Produced Crime Thriller

Johnnie To produced crime thriller Trivisa will soon premiere as part of the Berlin International Film Festival and the first teaser for what promises to be one slick piece of classically inspired Hong Kong cinema has arrived online. Set in Hong... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Giveaway: Win Hou Hsiao-hsien's THE ASSASSIN On Blu-ray From Well Go USA And TwitchFilm

Giveaway time again here at TwitchFilm!This time we have Hou Hsiao-hsien's critically acclaimed film The Assassin on Blu-ray from Well Go USA. The Assassin was named the best film of 2015 by the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound Magazine... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
 
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