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 »
  

New Trailer for THE HANDMAIDEN: Secrets and Lies

Three weeks before its world premiere at Cannes, and a week after the first teaser was posted, there's a new, longer trailer for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden. While there aren't english subtitles, there is more information to be gleaned as... More »
  

Hey, Toronto! Meet Donnie Yen In Person At The Royal's Screening Of WU XIA!

Hey Toronto action fans! Iconic martial arts star Donnie Yen will be making a very rare public appearance in Toronto - so rare that I actually believe this is the first time he's ever done it here - when The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Giveaway: Win IP MAN 3 And THE GREAT HYPNOTIST From TwitchFilm And Well Go USA

Attention Asian film fans! To celebrate the release of the third film in Wilson Yip and Donnie Yen's Ip Man trilogy we've partnered up with Well Go USA to offer you guys the chance to win one of three Blu-rays... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Spandan Banerjee's CITY OF DARK Rides The Indian Indie Wave

As the Indian indie wave continues to rise one of the most interesting and consistent hubs of content has been Calcutta based filmmaker Q's Overdose production label. The home to Q's own films the imprint has also attracted a handful... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full BUPPHA RATREE: HAUNTING IN JAPAN Trailer Strikes A Darker - And Weirder - Pose.

You can never quite be sure what you're going to get from a Yuthlert Sippapak film - the fiercely talented and independently minded director constantly bouncing off in new directions from project to project and, indeed, often within the same... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Thai Cop Stops Bullets With Fabulous Moustache In KHUN PAN Trailer!

No, the moustache does not actually appear to stop bullets in upcoming Thai action fantasy Khun Pan but traditional black magic certainly does and it's hard to imagine the magnificent facial hair doing any harm. Art of the Devil 2... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Criterion In July: From THE IN-LAWS To A TOUCH OF ZEN And More

Ah, Criterion! I love it when the company expands the parameters of what many people consider to be "classic cinema" and anoints the likes of The In-Laws, the 1979 comedy that remains a personal favorite. It may be very broad... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE REBEL Team Reunites For Time Travel Rock And Roll Comedy FAN CUONG

Thai Hoa takes the lead in upcoming Vietnamese time travel rock and roll comedy Fan Cuong and while Hoa may not be familiar to audiences outside of Vietnam the rest of the team here certainly is. Fan Cuong brings together... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TIFF Kids 2016: The Kids Review THE BOY AND THE BEAST

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   
  

Hey London! The Chinese Visual Festival Showcases The Best Of Contemporary Chinese Cinema

With China fast-becoming the world’s largest film market, Chinese Cinema has never been more relevant or in need of intelligent curatorship. With around 400 films released in China every year, it can be difficult to know where to begin, short... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Watch The First Trailer For Singaporean Execution Drama APPRENTICE

Hot off the announcement that it will have its world premiere at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard competition, we get our first look at Apprentice, a Malay-language execution drama set in Singapore. Newcomer Fir Rahman stars as Aiman, a... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: In FAN, Shah Rukh Khan Desperately Seeks Himself

The Bollywood film industry is a notoriously incestual beast. Film culture is so much a part of the Indian psyche that films are referenced and cross-referenced across all forms of communication from the visual and performing arts to political discourse... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Trailer: Karthik Subbaraj's IRAIVI Promises A World Of Misdirection

In 2012 Karthik Subbaraj blasted onto the Tamil film scene with his masterful horror thriller Pizza starring then-new kid Vijay Sethupathi. In 2014 he came back with yet another brilliant piece of cinema in Jigarthanda, a meta-meditation on the influence... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Park Chan-wook's Cannes-Bound THE HANDMAIDEN Gets A Teaser

Just a few hours after it was officially announced for the Cannes Film Festival's main competition, CJ Entertainment has dropped the first teaser for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden. Starring Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee and newcomer Kim Tae-ri, the lush period... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Love, Family, Honor: New JUARA Posters Released

The trailer for new Indonesian action-comedy flick Juara piqued our interest with the impressive looking skills of young pop sensation Bisma Karisma. Before the film goes on general release tomorrow, the producers have released a really interesting set of posters... More »
  
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