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Review: THE PRISON Shackles Itself in Familiar Story

The run of corruption thrillers that have proven so popular at the Korean box office of late shows no signs of abating with The Prison, which takes the same themes that have populated works such as Inside Men and Veteran,...

Punchy Punch Punch! THE NIGHT COMES FOR US Wraps! BUY BUST Begins!

There is good news for fans of the ol' hand to hand ultra violence on a pair of fronts this week. First up, you see that photo up above? That display of manly love comes to you courtesy of writer-director...

Gareth Evans' APOSTLE Picked up by Netflix

Deadline is reporting that Apostle, the upcoming period revenge flick from The Raid's Gareth Evans has been acquired by streaming giant Netflix. The film is set to begin production this April and stars Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton, Bill...

"Beyond Godzilla" Highlights Lesser-Known Japanese Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films

"Beyond Godzilla: Alternative Futures and Fantasies in Japanese Cinema," a film series screening at Japan Society from March 24 through April 8, looks at the long history of Japanese tokusatsu eiga, or special effects films. On the heels of Shin Godzilla, the latest...

Review: ANGAMALY DIARIES, An Unexpected Assemblage Of Collateral Chaos (In a Good Way)

There is no doubt that Indian cinema treads a lot of familiar ground year after year. The romantic musicals, the gangster epics, the over the top action blockbusters, the broad comedies, they all have a place on the revolving slate...

SHIN GODZILLA Sequel May Have Been Confirmed

Take this as a rumor for now, but after months of speculation, a sequel to Shin Godzilla may have been confirmed. The latest installment in the Japanese monster franchise generated very mixed reactions. I generally enjoyed it, especially the comic...

Based Upon a Popular Indian Short Story, THE BLACK CAT Will Bewitch You

As ScreenAnarchy's readership is now well aware - thanks to the enthusiasm of our own associate editor, Josh Hurtado, the Indian film industry has been at a very interesting stage for the past decade, with its blooming and varied production....

MADAME BOVARY and THE HANDMAIDEN Big Winners at 11th Asian Film Awards

New films from Feng Xiaogang and Park Chan-wook shared the spoils in Hong Kong last night, as the 11th Asian Film Awards presented top honours to I am not Madame Bovary, naming the mainland Chinese drama Best Film. Its star...

Meet The KING OF PEKING In Trailer For Tribeca-Selected Charmer

It was back in 2010 that we first came across writer-director Sam Voutas in these pages. An Australian living in China, Sam was poised to release his debut feature at the time - a Mandarin language comedy about a man...

Hong Kong 2017: Watch MON MON MON MONSTERS Trailer, Closing Night Film

Set as the closing night film at the upcoming Hong Kong International Film Festival, Mon Mon Mon Monsters is a thriller from writer/director Ko Gideon. Hailing from Taiwan, Ko is a novelist who previously directed You Are the Apple of...

Naomi Kawase's PARALLEL WORLD to Debut at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017

The 19th edition of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia will take place across Tokyo and Yokohama from 1 - 25 June 2017, featuring 250 short films from around the world. The largest short film festival anywhere in Asia, as...

Criterion in June 2017: Mizoguchi's UGETSU, Pagnol's MARSEILLE TRILOGY, Plus Hitchcock, Ray and Peckinpah

Come June, the Criterion Collection will be presenting some mighty fine alternatives to the Hollywood blockbuster machine. It starts with Mizoguchi Kenji's Ugetsu and includes two early works by Alfred Hitchcock (The Lodger) and Nicholas Ray (They Live By Night),...

Review: It's Oh So Quiet in Kore-eda Hirokazu's AFTER THE STORM

In Kore-eda's world, the storm is not a cause of destruction and pain but a helping agent to bond with each other- something the current Japanese society has lost due to modern life taking its course. But the film is so old-fashioned and soft-edged, it hardly registers on an emotional level. Still a great little film. But after the greatness that was Our Little Sister, After the Storm feels like a minor Kore-eda.

Blood, Fire, & Betrayal Rule In BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION Trailer

We had to wait a little but longer than expected for this day to arrive, but fans of SS Rajamouli's intense period epic Baahubali: The Beginning back in 2015 can finally get a taste of what they have to look...

New Directors/New Films 2017: 6 Must-See Selections

The 46th edition of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films Festival screens from March 15 through 26. As always, it's an eclectic international showcase of interesting new talents and approaches to cinematic...

Oguri Shun Versus Aliens In Teaser For Live Action GINTAMA

Cult Japanese director Fukuda Yuichi (Hentai Kamen) is taking a definite step towards the mainstream in 2017. He's got the Sony backed live action adaptation of The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K that we wrote about earlier today on the...

HENTAI KAMEN And KID'S POLICE Director Fukuda Yuichi Brings Us THE DISASTROUS LIFE OF SAIKI K

Japanese writer-director Fukuda Yuichi continues down his very prolific - and very goofy - road in 2017 with a pair of features and a television series all slated for release this year, all of which continue to display his love...

THE BRINK: Filmart Teaser For Soi Cheang Produced Action Thriller Delivers

Soi Cheang and Paco Wong - the creative team behind SPL 2 - take up the producers' mantle for Jonathan Li's upcoming action thriller The Brink. And with the HK Filmart underay right now the first sales trailer for the...

Louis Koo And Tony Jaa Throw Down In Wilson Yip's PARADOX

It was back in 2005 that Hong Kong based director Wilson Yip blew martial arts fans minds worldwide with the release of SPL. The dark contemporary crime drama featured amazing fight work from stars Donnie Yen, Wu Jing and Sammo...

Osaka 2017: Wong Chun's MAD WORLD Takes Top Prize

Director Wong Chun’s debut feature Mad World has been awarded the top prize at Osaka Asian Film Festival 2017. The daring indie drama, which stars Eric Tsang and Shawn Yue, tackles issues of mental illness and the pressures of city...