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Cannes 2017 Review: THE MERCILESS Punches Up Familiar Gangster Tale

After helming a low-key music drama (The Beat Goes On) and a romantic comedy (Whatcha Wearin'?), director Byun Sung-hyun finally shows off what may be his true colors in the brash and confident half gangster thriller, half prison drama The...

Cannes 2017 Review: THE DAY AFTER Offers Bitter Portrait of Infidelity

Returning to black and white for the first time since The Day He Arrives (which screened in Un Certain Regard in 2011), Hong Sangsoo returns to the Cannes competition section with The Day After, a focused rumination on love and...

Cannes 2017 Review: THE VILLAINESS Shoots and Chops Her Way to Bloody Revenge

Korean action cinema bursts through to new horizons in the hyperkinetic pulp blade and bullet ballet The Villainess. Equal parts Kill Bill, Nikita, John Wick, Hardcore Henry and HK-era John Woo, the second film from Confession of Murder director Jung...

Cannes 2017 Review: CLAIRE'S CAMERA, Hong Sangsoo's Low-Key Cannes Holiday

Love him or hate him, Hong Sangsoo has been remarkably consistent with his films, which both offer viewers a familiar framework and new variations on his favorite themes. His 20th work Claire's Camera debuts this weekend as a Special Screening...

Bollywood RAMBO Remake Signs Tiger Shroff's Perm In Lead Role

This is it, the news that literally NO ONE was waiting for, Bollywood's officially licensed remake of Rambo has found its star. That man is Tiger Shroff. I'm not a fan of Tiger Shroff, and I'm 100% unconvinced that he...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See 29+1 in Cinemas!

29+1, starring Chrissie Chau and Joyce Cheng, is the latest film from Hong Kong Cinema’s Fresh New Wave.   Kearen Pang makes her debut as a film director with this adaptation of her own play of the same title. She...

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL: Watch The Trailer For Takashi Miike's Anime Adaptation

Oh boy. The trailer for Takashi Miike's adaptation of the manga and anime Blade of the Immortal dropped yesterday and it looks like pure Chanbara bliss. I cannot speak as to how accurate the film adaptation is to both the...

TRIPLE THREAT: First Image of Tony Jaa, Tiger Chen And Iko Uwais!

Here is the first image of martial arts stars Tony Jaa, Tiger Chen and Iko Uwais from the upcoming martial arts film Triple Threat.   It does not get any better than this, folks. Rarely is there this much talent...

Hosoda Mamoru Announces His Next Film MIRAI

With Cannes in its full tumultuous swing this news nearly passed us by, but site favorite Hosoda Mamoru actually announced his next animated film at the festival, a few days ago. His earlier efforts The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,...

GHOST SQUAD: J-Splatter's Noboru Iguchi is Back in Full Form in New Trailer

J-Splatter aficionado Noboru Iguchi (Robogeisha, Dead Sushi, Mutant Girl Sqaud, Machine Girl) is back with his special brand of J-horror what the fuckery in a new film called Ghost Squad. As with any of his films, and let's face it...

Trailer: Nayanthara Battles Anurag Kashyap In Tamil Thriller IMAIKAA NODIGAL

Two titans of Indian cinema battle it out in Imaikaa Nodigal, the latest film from R. Ajay Gnanamuthu. In the new film, Tamil actress Nayanthara plays a cop chasing down a possible serial killer played by Gangs of Wasseypur director,...

OPERATION RED SEA: In Production Video Gives First Look at Dante Lam's Next Film

Variety had the first look at Dante Lam's follow up to last year's Operation Mekong, titled Operation Red Sea. It is a mix of footage from Mekong and behind the scenes and new footage for Red Sea which is still...

OKJA: Watch The Fabulous Trailer For Bong Joon-ho's Latest

The first full trailer is out for Bong Joon-ho's upcoming Okja, starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and many more. The film is having its world premiere Cannes then will stream globally on Netflix on June 28th.    But...

TATARA SAMURAI: Japanese Epic Coming to U.S. Cinemas on June 2nd

For fans of Chanbara cinema in U.S. we have some great news for you. Yoshinari Nishikori's samurai epic Tatara Samurai will be released in U.S. cinemas on June 2nd.    The film was picked up by distributor Eleven Arts. They...

BAD RAP: Watch the Trailer for Asian-American Hip Hop Doc Out on VOD May 23rd

One could argue that no group of peoples has soaked up and adopted hip hop culture like Asian communities around the World. From fashion, to dance, and lyricism there have been no shortage of participants, and in some cases leaders,...

Melt Your Brain With THE LAST COP: THE MOVIE

Okay, kids, strap yourselves in for a slice of glorious oddity from Japan! The Last Cop is a remake of a German TV series originally produced for Hulu Japan. Karasawa Toshiaki plays a cop awakened from a thirty year coma...

MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS: Watch The Trailer For Mouly Surya's Cannes Selected Latest

With its sweeping vistas and blade-wieiding protagonist on a roaming quest for justice it's hard not to see Mouly Surya's Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts as some sort of neo-Western with more tha a small tip of the hat...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY in Cinemas!

What A Wonderful Family is a Chinese remake of Yamada Yoji’s comedy hit of the same title. It tells the story of “a long-married couple who sends their supposedly happy family into turmoil when the wife asks for a divorce...

Chan! Stallone! EX-BAGHDAD!

Jackie Chan has been teaming up with Hollywood stars, on and off, for about 30 years, which is kind of funny because in his classic run of Hong Kong action pictures, he embodied the 'solo action hero' / 'one against...

Check Out The Trailer For Indian OCULUS Remake, DOBAARA

Normally something like an upcoming Hindi language remake of surprise horror hit Oculus would pass me by because, frankly, most such films are pretty awful. However, I have a couple of very compelling reasons to pay attention to the June...