Watch New Trailer For Tsukamoto Shinya's A SNAKE OF JUNE

In their continuing quest to deliver the finest offbeat East Asian cinema to the English speaking world, the UK's Third Window Films presents Tsukamoto Shinya's A Snake of June on Blu-ray, this September 28th. To celebrate the new release, they've... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Watch The Ultra Slick Trailer For Malaysian Action POLIS EVO

Malaysia has been steadily upping their game when it comes to action films in recent years with a strong of glossy, high budget efforts making big waves at the local box office. And I think it's fair to say that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NYC Happenings: "Cinema On The Edge: Best Of The Beijing Independent Film Festival" Brings Banned Works To U.S.

In the U.S., and in most countries for that matter, making independent films is a common and relatively unremarkable practice, mainly meaning creating works that are the opposite of studio and big-budget films. Usually, filmmakers go this route because they wish... More »
  

ATTACK ON TITAN: Because Film Cannot Contain It, Check Out The Trailer For The Live Action Television Prequel

Some stories are just too damn big for film. Some, apparently, are even too damn big for TWO films. So what to do when making a live action version of a hugely popular manga and anime series about giant, post... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Miike Colonizes Mars In TERRA FORMARS Teaser

Miike is back! (Fancy that.) With a teaser for next year's manga adaptation Terra Formars, which appears to be one of his most ambitious projects to date. With shooting scheduled for Iceland next month (a first for a Japanese film)... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Watch A Clip From King Hu's DRAGON INN, Coming Soon From Masters Of Cinema

An all-time classic martial arts masterpiece, King Hu's 1967 adventure Dragon Inn was hard to come by in an English-friendly version for many years. Well, not any more. Last year the film was released in a stunning new 4K restoration,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Fantasia 2015 Review: THE ARTI: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS, You Will Believe That Puppets Can Fight

The Arti: The Adventure Begins is the most impressive full length puppet feature I have seen since Strings. It also helps that it is equally a martial arts film, which is right up my alley. With its Wuxia themes of loyalty,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Japan Cuts 2015 Review: THIS COUNTRY'S SKY, Love And Coming of Age In A Time Of War

In the 70 years since the end of World War II - or, more precisely, what will be 70 years this August - there have been countless cinematic depictions of the war, covered from just about every possible angle. Some... More »
  

The Newest ATTACK ON TITAN Trailer Has More Titans And Subtitles

Funimation is handling the US distribution of Higuchi Shinji's first live action Attack on Titan film, and they have released a new, longer trailer, with English subtitles. We get to see a lot more titans, and a bit more information... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: COURT, For India's Judicial System, The Verdict Is Devastating

Winner of the two prizes at the Venice Film Festival 2014, Chaitanya Tamhane's Court lends an earnest look at India's judicial system. The film is a sobering, eye opening experience.It starts with an arrest of an old folk singer and tutor of... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Trailer For Tamil Chiller MAYA Promises Sanitarium Scares

While Shankar's massive romantic fantasy I got most of the press for the Tamil film industry outside of India, this year's big surprise has been a proliferation of horror films doing extremely well at the Kollywood box office. Well received... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Japan Cuts 2015 Review: PIETA IN THE TOILET, A Cancer Story Told With Poetic Artistry

Pieta in the Toilet, the first fictional feature by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matsunaga Daishi, is a two-hour drama about a young man who's dying of cancer. But fortunately, this film proves to not be nearly as depressing as that description... More »
  

Check Out This Exclusive Clip From NORTHERN LIMIT LINE, In Theaters July 17th

Our friends at Well Go USA have given us a first look at this scene from brand new historical action film, Northern Limit Line. The film was directed by KIM Hak-Soon, whose last feature was in 2003. As of this... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

THE VIRGIN PSYCHICS: Trailer For Yet Another Sono Sion Film

Here is the full trailer for the upcoming film The Virgin Psychics (Eiga Minna! Esper Dayo!), by Sono Sion. The film opens on Japan on September 4th. Here is what I have been able to find out about the film from... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Yakusho Koji Anchors All Star Cast Of Japanese War Film THE EMPEROR IN AUGUST, Watch The Trailer Now!

Yakusho Koji - a great favorite in these parts thanks to his frequent collaborations with Kurosawa Kiyoshi - anchors an all star cast in director Harada Masato's upcoming Japanese war picture The Emperor In August. But while most war pictures... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BLACK & WHITE: THE DAWN OF ASSAULT: Out On Shout! Factory Blu And DVD On August 4th

Shout! Factory will be releasing Yueh-Hsun Tsai's action flick Black & White: The Dawn of Assault on Blu-ray and DVD on August 4th. We have a clip of one of the outrageous action scenes to share with you, hopefully whet your appetite... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

New York Asian 2015 Review: IT'S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG, A Charming Romantic Travelogue

Here's the basic plotline of producer and now first-time writer-director Emily Ting's immensely charming romance It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, boiled down to its basic essence. A man and a woman meet, and (spoiler alert) fall in love over... More »
  

New York Asian 2015 Review: TAKSU, An Erotically Charged Island Sojourn

Taksu, the second feature by actress, producer, and now director Sugino Kiki, takes its title from the Balinese concept (often associated with dance) of artistry and charisma that taps into divine, spiritual power. And though it may be going too... More »
  

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Watch The New Teaser For Hosoda's Latest

Summer Wars and The Wolf Children director Hosoda Mamoru will soon be returning to Japanese screens with his latest effort, The Boy And The Beast, and anticipation is running high for the upcoming film.The story is set in the human... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Indian Maverick Q Lays On The Blood In First LUDO Trailer

Calcutta based Indian maverick Q is a great favorite in these parts, the indie outsider bursting on to our radar initially with Gandu - a film that played in selection in Berlin before being banned for sexual content in its... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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