Exclusive: Sono! Sabu! Uchida! Animerama! Third Window Films 2018 Slate Looks Amazing!

Third Window Films, the English-speaking world's most well-respected distributors of comtemporary and modern Asian films on home video, has had a rough year, but they are revved-up and ready to go with a 2018 slate of releases that looks out...

Busan 2017 Review: BLOCKAGE Chronicles the Hard Times of a Desperate Man

Faced with losing his job and his family on the same day, a shady municipal officer in contemporay Tehran is forced to make some difficult choices in Blockage, Mohsen Gharaie’s gripping social drama.   Qasem (Hamed Behdad) is tasked with...

Review: THE EMPTY HANDS Sees Chapman To and Stephy Tang Reborn

Chapman To writes, directs and stars in this Hong Kong-based karate drama that transforms Stephy Tang from a frivolous starlet into a legitimate martial arts performer. Tang plays the half-Chinese, half-Japanese daughter of a karate master, who discovers upon her...

Screen Anarchists On BLADE RUNNER 2049

We almost didn't publish a "Screen Anarchists On BLADE RUNNER 2049" article. I did a quick tally among our editors, critics and contributors, and everybody seemed to like the film. Now that ain't interesting, is it? We want divisiveness...

Busan 2017 Review: THE WORK, an Essential Exploration into Masculine Fragility

There are few places in the world more terrifying than prison. For most of us, it is an environment we will never have to experience first hand, but for those who are incarcerated, it is a community of division, hostility...

Busan 2017 Review: MAN HUNT, a Disaster in Search of a Director

John Woo’s first contemporary action film produced in Asia for more than 20 years falls woefully short of the director’s best work. Shot entirely in Japan with a mostly local crew, Man Hunt pairs Zhang Hanyu and Masaharu Fukuyama as...

Busan 2017 Review: THE BRINK Delivers Delightfully Ludicrous Entertainment

After a string of scene-stealing supporting roles, a bleach blond Zhang Jin takes the lead in Jonathan Li's The Brink, as a renegade Hong Kong cop on the trail of Shawn Yue’s villainous gold smuggler. Featuring a string of impressively...

Busan 2017 Review: Indian Revenge Drama AJJI is a Battlecry for Justice

When a ten-year-old slum kid is brutally raped and left for dead, her elderly grandmother takes matters into her own hands. Fuelled by a lifetime of oppression and injustice, trapped in a social hierarchy in which the rich and powerful...

Busan 2017 Preview: 10 Hot Titles Not to Miss at 22nd Edition

Entering its 22nd year, the Busan International Film Festival runs from 12-21 October and is once again putting on a big show that includes around 300 films, including well over a hundred world and international premieres. With so many unknown...

Trailer: BAD DAY FOR THE CUT Delivers Bloody Vengeance to the Irish Countryside

A violent revenge thriller cut from the same cloth as Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin and Shane Meadows' Dead Man's Shoes, Chris Baugh's Bad Day For The Cut has been garnering strong word of mouth since its debut at Sundance back...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: THOROUGHBREDS, A Pitch Black Tale of Female Friendship

Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy cement their positions as two of the most captivating young actresses working today in Thoroughbreds, a wickedly humorous psychodrama straddling the class divide in small-town Connecticut and exposing the complex malevolence of the adolescent psyche....

NEOMANILA: Check Out The First Teaser For Mikhail Red's Explosive New Thriller

Hot on the heels of an award-winning festival run for his last film Birdshot, Filipino director Mikhail Red is already hard at work on his third feature, Neomanila. Set in the deadly world of the drug war raging through contemporary...

Aardman Animation's EARLY MAN Delights With New Trailer

Nick Park, the Oscar winning creator of Wallace and Gromit, directs his first film since 2008's short A Matter of Loaf and Death with Aardman's new animated feature Early Man. Featuring an all-star cast of British thesps, including Eddie Redmayne,...

TAG, RE:BORN, LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN and More Coming Soon from Eureka Entertainment

British distributor Eureka! Entertainment has announced their latest slew of acquisitions and releases, which proves a typically eclectic mix of classic and contemporary cinema.   New 4K restorations of James Whale’s horror classic The Old Dark House and Philippe de...

Review: PARADOX Scores Another Hit for the SPL Franchise

Louis Koo plays a vengeful cop rampaging through Thailand in Paradox, the third instalment of Hong Kong's SPL action franchise. Director Wilson Yip returns to the helm, as does action choreographer Sammo Hung, while Koo is joined in front of the camera...

mother!: Jennifer Lawrence Gets in a Satanic Panic in Creepy First Trailer

The influence of Dario Argento and Roman Polanski continues to run strong in the work of Darren Aronofsky if the first full trailer for his latest, mother!, is anything to go by. Jennifer Lawrence stars as a young woman whose...

NANG: The Best Film Magazine You're Not Reading

The printed word is dead. That’s what we have been told. It’s too expensive, cumbersome and environmentally unfriendly, especially when we have the internet, with its limitless word counts and instantaneous editing functions. Film criticism is dead too. Nobody wants...

Masters of Cinema to Release Trio of Buster Keaton Classics, THE PARTY, THE VIKINGS Join Eureka Classics

Great news for fans of classic Hollywood as British distributor Eureka! Entertainment has announced a bevvy of new titles joining their Masters of Cinema series and Eureka Classics label. A trio of classic feature films from silent cinema legend Buster...

PARADOX World Premiere to Open Hong Kong Summer Film Fest

Wilson Yip's much-anticipated action thriller Paradox will have its world premiere on 15 August as the Opening Film of this year's Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival, organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society.   Paradox is the...

Fantasia 2017 Curtain Raiser: We Cherrypick Montreal's Mammoth Genre Fest

The Fantasia International Film Festival begins its 21st Edition in Montreal today, and a good number of Screen Anarchists plan on being there. But the question of the hour is: How to cull down the three week genre extravaganza, featuring...