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Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See L.O.R.D: LEGEND OF THE RAVAGING DYNASTIES in Cinemas!

L.O.R.D: Legend of the Ravaging Dynasties is China's first motion-capture action fantasy film. It is written and directed by Guo Jingming (Tiny Times) and stars Fan Bingbing, Kris Wu, Chen Xuedong, William Chan, Amber Kuo and Yang Mi.    Thanks...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: DEAREST SISTER, In Touch With Inner Demons

With only her second film as director, Mattie Do takes a big step forward, both for herself as an artist and for Laos as a filmmaking community. Do broke ground with Chantaly, her debut as a filmmaker and also the...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: RE: BORN Hails the Bloody Return of Tak Sukiguchi

Japanese action star Tak Sakiguchi makes a welcome return to the screen in this stripped-down action thriller that sees a deadly super soldier forced out of seclusion and back to his old ways of precision destruction. After a somewhat sluggish...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: ZOOLOGY, How Natasha's Tail Set Her Free

Everyone hopes that they are special and unique in some way. Whether it's a subtle uniqueness that only presents itself in being exceptional within our own little circle, or the kind of superhuman abilities that we attribute to those who...

Marko Zaror and Daniel Zirilli - New Project Now Underway in Bangkok

A new Untitled Project from action maestro Daniel Zirilli (Crossing Point, Asian Connection, Time Rush) and Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror (Redeemer, Mandrill, Undisputed 3) is prepping now for a late November start in Bangkok, Thailand. The storyline is as...

Korea's Big Year Will Shine at 11th London Korean Film Festival

The London Korean Film Festival has revealed the full lineup for its 11th edition, which cherrypicks several top films from what has been a stellar year for Korean film. The festival announced its closing film, which will be Hong Sang-soo's...

Review: In THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT, Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Truth is stranger than fiction. In 1978, famous South Korean director Shin Sang-ok and his ex-wife, actress Choi Eun-hee were kidnapped in Hong Kong by North Korean agents under order of Kim Jung-il, the future leader of North Korea. While...

Danish Animation RONAL THE BARBARIAN Getting a Chinese Live-Action

It is just so crazy it might work. Variety reported earlier today that Chinese studio Twinkie (yes) have bought the remake rights for the 2011 Danish animated feature Ronal the Barbarian.    “That’s totally awesome. I really hope they will...

HEADSHOT: Which Territories Have The Action Flick And Global VOD Launch

Important information for anyone looking forward to the Mo Brothers' action epic Headshot. Deadline has broken news about which territories have acquired the rights for the Indonesian flick which had its World Premiere in TIFF's Midnight Madness program last weekend. ...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Preview: DISHOOM REIGNS! 6 Reasons to Set Your Sights on the Indian Sidebar

The theme of this year's Fantastic Fest is Dishoom Reigns, the wild and wonderful world of Indian genre cinema, so it should be no surprise to our regular readers that I am crazy excited for this event. For those...

Avert Your Eyes! It's Nikkatsu's ROMAN PORNO REBOOT Trailer

45 years after Nikkatsu switched its focus from making yakuza movies to focusing on softcore erotica, the celebrated Japanese studio returns to the titillating genre with its Roman Porno Reboot project, and has attracted some pretty heavyweight talent along for...

London Korean Film Festival: Lee Kyoung-mi's THE TRUTH BENEATH to Open Fest

Good news if you live in London, are a fan of Korean cinema, and one of the growing number of film patrons who want to see more women at work in the global film industry. The London Korean Film Festival...

Toronto 2016 Review: ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS Unleashes Unbridled Machismo in Brooding Noir

It's a man's world in Asura: The City of Madness, and a rotten one at that. Cops, prosecutors and politicians jostle about with unbridled machismo in a noirish caricature of corruption in the latest thriller to balk at the irresponsible...

Toronto 2016 Review: YOURSELF AND YOURS Finds Hong Sang-soo in Wry and Perplexing Mood

Celebrated indie auteur Hong Sang-soo returns to Toronto with his 18th film Yourself and Yours. Once again featuring artists boozing their way through a series of eateries as they lament over their personal woes, his latest work echoes the themes...

Trailer: SADHURAM 2 Looks to Recreate the Success of SAW

Sadhuram 2 is "India's First Philanthropical Thriller." So says the tagline on the first look poster for Sumanth Radhakrishnan's upcoming thriller. This Tamil language film has been in the works for over two years now, with its first teaser having...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See S STORM in Cinemas!

S Storm is the sequel to the 2014 Hong Kong corruption thriller Z Storm. Director David Lam returns and the cast this time includes Louis Koo, Julian Cheung and Vic Chou.    Thanks to Magnum Films, we have FIVE double...

Toronto 2016 Review: HEADSHOT, When You Look Up No Holds Barred in the Dictionary

Off the coast of Indonesia the body of man washes up on shore near a small village. As he lies comatose in a hospital a doctor from Jakarta, Ailin, looks after him. When he regains consciousness only fragments of his...

Night Visions 2016: November Edition Beckons With HIGH-RISE, THE WAILING, More

We hereby declare today Festival Announcement Day! The first wave of announcements from the November 2016 edition of the Night Visions International Film Festival has arrived, joining a bevy of other festivals making known their lineups in what could easily...

Toronto 2016 Exclusive: INTERCHANGE Trailer Debuts an Unsettling Supernatural Noir

The first full trailer for Dain Said's Interchange gave me shivers, even though it's quite warm where I live. The supernatural noir is entirely unsettling, at least according to the imagery, sounds, and general atmosphe of the trailer. The film...

Kyoto Film Festival to Debut Never-Before-Seen Ozu Short

This year's Kyoto International Film Festival will host the World Premiere of a newly restored version of The Straightforward Boy, a 1929 short directed by master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. Available only in fragments before now, this early work from the director...