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   
  

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   
  

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 »
  

Toho's GODZILLA RESURGENCE Unveils First Monster Footage

Toho has unveiled the first teaser for the upcoming resurrection of their flagship kaiju series, Godzilla. The latest film, titled Godzilla Resurgence, and slated for a July 29th release in Japan, is a mix between Toho's traditional man-in-suit kaiju style... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Stranger With My Face 2016: Festival Announces New Mentoring Initiative THE ATTIC LAB

Tremendous things happen in the world of fantastic/genre cinema. Not only do the weird and wonderful, the frightening and inspiring, and the sick and depraved co-exist but I do not believe that any other film genre (grouping all of this... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

NSFW: Bulimia, Body Image And Brilliance In Japanese Animated Short SUMMER'S PUKE IS WINTER'S DELIGHT

Back in 2014, Twitch featured an animated short film entitled Ketsujiru Juke (Anal Juke - Anal Juice) from a young Japanese animator named Kabuki Sawako. The film was decorated for its "Artistic Contribution" at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Trailer: Boyapati Sreenu's SARRAINODU Makes Slo-Mo Violence Look Fun

No one in India makes crazier, more violent movies than Tollywood director Boyapati Sreenu. He burst onto the scene in 2010 with the ultraviolent multigenerational masala film Simha starring Balakrishna that features what is inarguably the greatest onscreen decapitation of... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

WTF Is This? Turkey Goes Bollywood In BIR BABA HINDU

In my years following the cinema of India, from big budget blockbusters to no-budget crapfests, I've seen some weird shit. However, nothing from India has come close to preparing me for the mind-bending collision that is Turkey's Bollywood-style musical comedy... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Wu Jing And Eddie Peng Square Off In First Trailer For CALL OF HEROES

While Sammo Hung's The Bodyguard may not have caused much excitement, the next ensemble martial arts film he has in the works already promises a whole lot more. Hung is serving as action director on Benny Chan's Call Of Heroes,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Indian Actioner BAAGHI In Trouble Over Similarities To THE RAID: REDEMPTION

A few weeks ago, we posted the trailer for a Bollywood action film called Baaghi, directed by Sabbir Khan and starring Tiger Shroff. The trailer is pretty exciting and showcases some solid looking martial arts from its star, but there... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Bullets Fly In The Trailer For Vietnamese Action Flick TRACER (TRUY SAT)

A product of Korean giant CJ Entertainment's seemingly ever expanding presence in Vietnam - where they've been building cinemas and investing in local content heavily over the past few years - the theatrical trailer for Cuong Ngo's upcoming Tracer (Truy... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Madsen And A Baldwin Go To Turkey And Things Go Badly In New Teaser For MAGI

Dabbe director Hasan Karacadag dips his toes into international waters with the upcoming Magi - or, rather, he brings the international to him in Turkey - and the results are all sorts of messed up according to the new teaser... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Trailer For Japanese Indie Cyberpunk Thriller COLONEL PANICS

Though the upcoming Colonel Panics may be the directorial debut of Korean filmmaker Cho Jinseok there is an array of talent behind the cyberpunk thriller - that talent overwhelmingly from Japan, oddly enough - sure to attract the attention of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Marza Animation's Short THE GIFT

Marza Animation Planet, the studio behind Toei's Space Pirate Captain Harlock and Sony's in-development hybrid live action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog movie, has debuted the full animated short The Gift. The short demonstrate the visual quality of the animation without any... More »
By Al Young   
  

TEN YEARS Named Best Film At Hong Kong Film Awards As PORT OF CALL Wins Big

The 35th Hong Kong Film Awards have just been announced at a star-studded ceremony at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. 18 competitive categories were contested, with Philip Yung’s gritty crime thriller Port Of Call sweeping the board, winning a total... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Nakamura's MAGNIFICENT 9 Trailer Is Pretty Magnificent

Of the current crop of high end international directors today few have handled the transition from quirky indie fave to massive commercial success while retaining the quirk that drew everyone's attention in the first place better than Nakamura Yoshihiro. Rising... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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