BiFan 2016 Preview: Recommendations and Anticipated Delights

This Thursday ScreenAnarchy is heading to Korea for the 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, the largest celebration of genre cinema in all of Asia. A grand-scale championing of everything cinematic and fantastic on a normal year, this 20th anniversay...

Exclusive: First Look at Mikhail Red's BIRDSHOT

From the creative team behind American Serial Killer in Manila, Filipino director Mikhail Red, producer Pamela Reyes and co-writer Rae Red have offered ScreenAnarchy an exclusive first look at their new project. Birdshot, a Philippine-Qatar co-production supported by the Doha...

FOR A FEW BULLETS: China Lion Targets 22 July for US Debut

China Lion continues its winning run of bringing hot new releases from mainland China to North American audiences this month with the release of Pan Anzi's Far East Western For A Few Bullets on 22 July. Starring Zhang Jingchu (Aftershock,...

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies of 2016 Part 1

With the first half of 2016 now in the can, it’s time to take my customary glance back over the Asian cinematic offerings from the past six months. There have been an encouraging number of successes in 2016, as well...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Movies Of The First Half Of 2016

One year ago, we arrived at the mid-year point in high spirits. We all marveled at the new Mad Max, got turned Inside Out by Pixar, and were seduced by Ex Machina. So we published our favorites as a nice...

John Woo Begins MANHUNT in Osaka

John Woo, the celebrated Hong Kong director behind such action masterpieces as A Better Tomorrow, The Killer and Hard Boiled, has begun prinicpal photography on Manhunt in Osaka, Japan. The US$40 million Media Asia production is a remake of the...

Full Specs For Masters Of Cinema's EARLY MURNAU: FIVE FILMS, 1921-1925

On 22 August, Eureka! Entertainment is releasing Early Murnau: Five Films, 1921-1925 on its Masters of Cinema label in the UK. As its name might suggest, the deluxe three-disc Blu-ray set includes five masterpieces from German director F.W. Murnau -...

GHOST IN THE SHELL: Scarlett Johansson Spotted In Hong Kong

Ghost In The Shell, Rupert Sanders' live action remake of Oshii Mamoru's hugely influential 1995 anime classic, is now shooting in Hong Kong. Scarlett Johansson and co-star Pilou Asbaek have been snapped by local Chinese media on location in full...

NAFF It Project 2016 Official Selection Revealed In Record Year For Submissions

Today saw the announcement of this year’s NAFF It Project Official Selection, with a record 238 submissions from 27 countries vying for one of 16 places.   The Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) runs alongside the Bucheon International Fantastic...

The Many Faces Of Alan Rickman

This week, we can all return to Wonderland in James Bobin's Alice Through the Looking Glass, though Peter Martin doesn't really much recommend that in his review. Still, one familiar face, or rather voice, is there to greet us: Alan...

BUSTER KEATON - THE COMPLETE SHORT FILMS: Full Specs, Clip From Upcoming Masters Of Cinema Blu-ray Set

Eureka! Entertainment will be bringing 32 Buster Keaton shorts to Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK, when its four-disc Buster Keaton - The Complete Short Films 1917 - 1923 comes to the Masters Of Cinema on 18...

Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition! Not Least Michael Fassbender In The ASSASSIN'S CREED Trailer

Michael Fassbender reteams with his Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard for the big screen adaptation of the hugely popular video game Assassin's Creed. Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, brought back from the dead by a futuristic iteration of...

Okinawa 2016 Interview: Netflix Japan's Greg Peters Talks SPARK And Launching In Asia

At last month’s Okinawa International Movie Festival, Netflix premiered the first three episodes of Spark (aka Hibana), its first locally-produced drama series (you can read Pierce’s review here). The 10-part series, co-produced with comedy powerhouse Yoshimoto Kogyo - the organisers...

Alden Ehrenreich Is Han Solo In Lord/Miller's STAR WARS Story

Take a look at your new scruffy-looking nerf herder. Alden Ehrenreich is in final negotiations to play the young Han Solo in Disney's standalone origin story, according to multiple sources across the Internet this morning.  Ehrenreich, the 26-year-old California native...

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...

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...

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...

Cumberbatch Awakens In First DOCTOR STRANGE Teaser

The first teaser trailer for Marvel's Doctor Strange has just dropped and there is plenty to get excited about. Emanating a strong Batman Begins vibe, the film shows Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) having his mind well and truly blown...

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....

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Sydney Pollack's THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

James Grady’s novel Six Days Of The Condor was published just a year before Sydney Pollack’s big-screen adaptation, and yet almost every aspect of the story was changed. It is difficult to imagine such a flagrant disregard for the source...