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Exclusive PHANTOM OF THE THEATRE Clip: Mirrors Can Be Spooky

Creepy! Our exclusive clip from Phantom of the Theatre reminds me of Nietzsche's witticism: "If you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." Or, perhaps more to the point, the warning in Candyman about... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Mass Panic On The TRAIN TO BUSAN! Check Out The Teaser For The KING OF PIGS Director's Live Action Debut!

Korea's Yeon Sang-ho burst on to the world cinema scene back in 2011 with his Director's Fortnight selected animated feature King Of Pigs. And Yeon turned heads not just for the fact that he was directing animation in Korea -... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rajinikanth's KABALI Teaser Is Here, Make Way For The Superstar!

It's that time again. Tamil cinema legend "Superstar" Rajinikanth is starring in an upcoming film titled Kabali and the first trailer dropped on Sunday morning to an incredible response. Within one hour, the 67-second trailer had registered a million views... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

INTERCHANGE: First Stills From Dain Said's Supernatural Noir

Malaysian genre auteur Dain Said (Bunohan) returns with his latest effort - the supernaturally tinged crime noir Interchange - and with Cannes just around the corner we've got the first stills from the film to share. And these are some... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Okinawa 2016 Review: SPARK, Netflix Plants Their Flag In Japan

Much like they already have in the States, Netflix has been ramping up its local productions in Japan following their launch their last September. Though not their first original Japanese series, Spark (or Hibana), which is based on a popular... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Imagine 2016 Review: I AM A HERO Is Awesome, Gory, And Fun

(Or: how you can do things right by doing nothing wrong, and adding some brains...) It's hard to think of a more tired horror sub-genre than the zombie flick. Due to the popularity of George Romero's Night of the Living... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See MBA PARTNERS

Jang Tae-yoo, director of the hugely popular Korean drama series My Love From The Star, has teamed up with Chinese stars Aaron Kwok, Yao Chen, Li Chen, Tiffany Tang, Hao Lei and Wang Yibo for a new film about love... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Now On Blu-Ray: WHAT?, FELICITY, THAT'S SEXPLOITATION, & KUNG FU TRAILERS OF FURY From Severin Films

Severin Films has been very busy over the last several months delivering one stunner after another. In an effort to catch up on the deluge of quality releases, we're offering our opinions in a gallery of their most recent Blu-ray... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Review: PALI ROAD, An Intriguing Thriller That Doesn't Quite Go The Distance

Pali Road, the romantic mystery thriller directed by Jonathan Lim, derives its title from an actual road on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, where the film is set. This road is said to be haunted, with many mysterious and unexplainable... More »
  

Nagai Go's Android Hero Returns In CUTIE HONEY: TEARS

Last on the big screen with Neon Genesis Evangelion director Anno Hideaki's live action adaptation in 2004, Nagai Go's hugely popular manga hero Cutie Honey returns with a new adaptation from director Asai Takeshi titled Cutie Honey: Tears. The story... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sadako And Kayako Invite You To Enjoy A Tasty Snack While Turning Off Your Phone

Full marks to the marketing team handling upcoming J-horror ghost versus ghost team up film Sadako vs Kayako - in which the villainous apparitions from the Ring and Grudge franchises go head to head. They've got an inherently goofy premise... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Imagine 2016 Review: Oshii Mamoru Takes NOWHERE GIRL To His Familiar Places

(The movie which can be summed up as "Stay awake, stay awake, stay awake, WHOA!!!) One cannot help but wonder what would happen if Japanese director Oshii Mamuro would ever decide to make a straightforward action film. Whether he is... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Exclusive KILL ZONE 2 Clip: I Need A Translator

We've all had this happen to us, I'm sure. Picture this: you're sitting comfortably in your jail cell when a guard bursts in and demands that you translate a phone call from Thai into Cantonese. Now! Sheesh. Prison guards are... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See FINDING MR. RIGHT 2

Wu Xiubo and Tang Wei’s 2013 comedy drama Finding Mr. Right was a major box office hit in China. Its sequel, Finding Mr. Right 2, sees the pair “rekindle their romance and head to new and exotic locations in the... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Now On Blu-ray: Kitano's KIKUJIRO And DOLLS From Third Window Films UK

Our favorite UK based Asian film distributors are at it again, this time with a pair of Kitano Takeshi classics on Blu-ray. Earlier this month, Third Window FIlms released KItano's Kikujiro and Dolls on Blu-ray for the first time in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

TIFF Kids 2016: The Kids Review LITTLE DOOR GODS

TwitchFilm's tiniest film critics return to cover the TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently running from April 8 - 24th in Toronto, the children's arm of the Toronto International Film Festival group.     Willem (age 13) and Miranda (age 11) watch... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Cannes 2016: First Teaser Posters For RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0 By Anurag Kashyap

Four years ago Anurag Kashyap took the Cannes Film Festival by storm with his Director's Fortnight entry, Gangs of Wasseypur. That five and a half hour epic went on to cement Kashyap's position as the preeminent Indian filmmaking talent of... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Okinawa 2016 Review: Miike's TERRA FORMARS Is A Sloppy, Silly Bug Hunt

Miike Takashi’s live-action adaptation of Yu Sasuga’s popular manga series is a star-studded affair but stretches a wafer thin plot to breaking point. The high concept sci-fi adventure quickly descends into a repetitive series of violent scuffles and bizarre mutations... More »
By James Marsh   
  

SADAKO VS KAYAKO: New Trailer Promises Ghost On Ghost Showdown

Here's the surprising thing about upcoming Japanese horror film Sadako vs Kayako: It looks like they made an actual movie, one that not only stands on its own terms but also appears to have significantly better production value than the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Australia! Win THE IP MAN Trilogy On DVD!

To celebrate the release of Ip Man 3 on DVD and blu-ray in Australia, we are giving three lucky Twitch readers that chance to win a limited edition Ip Man trilogy DVD pack, thanks to Madman Entertainment. The complete Donnie... More »
  
 
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