Hong Kong 2017: Edward Yang Retrospective Unveiled, Including New TAIPEI STORY Restoration

All seven of Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang's feature films will be screened at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival, to mark the 10th anniversary of the filmmaker's death, it was announced today.    That Day, on the Beach (1983),...

Jackie Chan, Charles Bronson Join Masters of Cinema in April

Eureka Entertainment just announced that martial arts classic Drunken Master will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in April, together with Walter Hill's Hard Times starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Sexy coming-of-age cult favourite The Blue Lagoon will...

Review: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Just Might Save the DC Cinematic Universe

Following a string of direct-to-video animated outings for DC characters in LEGO form, themselves spawned from a series of successful video games, Batman appeared in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 2014 smash hit The LEGO Movie and promptly stole the show....

Review: XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE Is Legitimately Expendable

Vin Diesel resurrects extreme sports secret agent Xander Cage for this belated third entry in the xXx franchise, 12 years after Ice Cube last carried the torch for counter-culture covert operatives. Boasting a large international ensemble and a globe-trotting espionage...

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies of 2016 Part 2

If the first half of 2016 seemed ripe with cinemtic gems from across Asia, the second half of the year proved even more bountiful. South Korea continued its incredible run of exceptional releases, while even China had a few surprises...

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Movies of 2016

This year, 23 Screen Anarchists from 11 countries around the globe shared with us 129 films for consideration in our collective top ten movies of 2016. Our criteria was simple: an individual contributor could include a film on their ballot...

Screen Anarchists On ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

(Do anarchists like rogues and rebels, or is there a disturbance in The Force?) Earlier this week I managed to get into a 3D IMAX screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and I was surprised to notice...

Attention Short Filmmakers! Win up to $850,000 Production Budget at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

One of the biggest celebrations of short-form storytelling in the region, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia was founded in Japan by actor Tetsuya Bessho in 1999 and will celebrate its 19th edition in 2017. Academy Award accredited since 2004,...

Donut Adjust Your Sets! Showtime's New TWIN PEAKS Teaser is Genius

David Lynch and Showtime are currently cooking up some brand new episodes of cult favourite TV show Twin Peaks, and this newly released teaser gives us a little taste of what's in store. Specifically that Lynch will also be reprising...

Macau 2016: First Edition Awards THE WINTER, SAINT GEORGE and Crouching Tigers Projects

The inaugural International Film Festival and Awards Macau closed on Tuesday night with a star-studded awards gala, in which Argentinean thriller The Winter, from director Emiliano Torres, was awarded the top prize. The jury, comprising of Jury President Shekhar Kapur as...

Macau 2016 Review: THE MOLE SONG: HONG KONG CAPRICCIO Sees Miike Find His Sweet Spot

Bursting with anarchic energy and awash with lurid colours, The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio surpasses its 2013 predecessor in sheer entertainment value as a consistently ridiculous crime caper.    Prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike again takes the helm, with...

THE WASTED TIMES, Cheng Er's Shanghai Noir Finally Arrives With New Trailer

It was a solid year and a half ago when we shared the first trailer fo Cheng Er's period noir The Wasted Times, but the announced October 2015 release date came and went without any sign of the film, neither...

Review: SWORD MASTER Honours Wuxia Tradition Through Bold Reinvention

Nearly 40 years after Chor Yuen launched his acting career in the Shaw Brothers classic Death Duel, director Derek Yee returns to Gu Long’s source novel for a ravishing new adaptation. With Tsui Hark producing and action choreography from Yuen...

The Many Faces Of Mifune Toshiro

This week sees the American premiere of Steven Okazaki's documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai, about probably the most famous Japanese actor of all time: Mifune Toshiro. In his review Patryk Czekaj calls it "...a perfectly informative and well-researched documentary that...

COVER GIRL and A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS to Join the Masters of Cinema in February

Eureka! Entertainment has announced that Charles Vidor's Cover Girl, starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly, together with Fred Zinnerman's Oscar-winning A Man for all Seasons, will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in February. The British home video label also announced...

Scorsese Answers our Prayers with Astonishing First SILENCE Trailer

Martin Scorsese leaps right into this year's Oscar race with Silence, his epic new adaptation of Shûsaku Endô's novel. Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver star as Portuguese Jesuit missionaries sent to Japan in the 17th Century. Their mission is to track...

Review: SKY ON FIRE Goes Down in Flames

Last year saw Ringo Lam, the acclaimed Hong Kong director behind such action spectaculars as City on Fire and Full Contact, stage a comeback with his first feature film in more than a decade. Wild City was a rather modest...

Review: YOUR NAME, a Body-Swap Animated Romance with Brains and Heart

Body swapping, time displacement and comets of mass destruction all feature prominently in Makoto Shinkai’s heart-wrenching adolescent romance. Boasting an infectious soundtrack by RADWINGS and luminous animation, Your Name proves a winning combination of laughter, tears and occasionally mind-bending concepts...

International Film Festival and Awards Macao Unveils First Programme Amid Mueller Exit Controversy

The inaugural edition of the International Film Festival and Awards Macao unveiled its full programme yesterday, at an event overshadowed by the surprise resignation of Festival Director Marco Mueller, announced just the day before.   “Ongoing creative differences” between Mueller...

The Many Faces Of Benedict Cumberbatch

Last week saw the premiere of Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange in all sorts of places worldwide, and today the sorcerer supreme projects himself on screens across the USA and Canada. I thought the film to be a fun and spectacularly...