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CAFE SOCIETY, ELLE, WILDERPEOPLE and More at Hong Kong Summer Film Fest

This year's Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival - curated by the HKIFF Cinefan programme - revealed its line-up this morning, with Woody Allen's Cafe Society announced as opening film and Paul Verhoeven's Elle closing festivities which run from 16-30...

Now on Blu-ray: Erotic Fantasy BELLADONNA OF SADNESS is Resplendent in HD

A few months ago we reported on the singular animated erotic experience that is Yamamoto Eiichi's Belladonna of Sadness. The film, produced in 1973 as part of the experimental adult animation trilogy Animerama, was one of the most unique cinematic...

Japan Cuts 2016 Interview: Maeda Atsuko Talks THE MOHICAN COMES HOME

Graduated from her best-known role as the first breakout star of Japan’s phenomenally popular all-girl singing group, AKB48, Maeda Atsuko has gone from strength to strength in the acting world, in films directed by the likes of Miike Takashi, Nakata...

Japan Cuts 2016 Interview: THE MOHICAN COMES HOME Director Okita Shûichi on Celebrating the Everyman

The director of such award-winning films as The Woodsman and the Rain and A Story of Yonosuke, Okita Shûichi brings his latest, The Mohican Comes Home, a warm and unexpectedly humourous story of a family coping with illness, to the...

THE PSYCHIC Series On Its Way From HBO Asia

Released in 2013, Chen Ho-Yu's short film The Busy Young Psychic toured the festival circuit and won two awards. Now it's heading to television. Production has already begun on the series, according to Variety. Six parts are planned for the...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Jet Li's LEAGUE OF GODS in Cinemas!

Based on the classic fantasy novel Investiture of Gods, the upcoming big budget Chinese epic League of Gods has an incredibly strong cast, which includes Jet Li, Louis Koo, Huang Xiaoming, Fan Bingbing, Angelababy, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Wen Zhang,...

Review: KABALI, Superstar Rajinikanth's Best Film in Years

For millions of people around the world, the release of a new film from Tamil actor Rajinikanth is more than just a movie, it's an event. Superstar Rajinikanth is a performer whose mere mention inspires near-religious worship. Unfortunately, this has...

Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN Rides the Rails With the Undead

For his live-action debut Train to Busan, indie animation director Yeon Sang-ho, whose films The King of Pigs and The Fake have drawn international acclaim, has taken the zombie thriller, stuck it into the claustrophobic confines of a train, and...

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...

Epic New GODZILLA RESURGENCE Trailer And TV Spot

Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Anno Hideaki's new live action Godzilla Resurgence hits Japanese screens on July 29th and with the release just around the corner a new theatrical trailer plus a new TV spot have just arrived online. The trailer...

Exclusive: Deleted KILL ZONE 2 Clip, Just Say No to Drugs, Or You Will Get Kicked in the Face

Easily placing among my top 10 list for the year so far, Kill Zone 2 (aka SPL 2: A Time of Consequences) is a delirious Hong Kong action movie that is fiercely kinetic and features jaw-dropping, jaw-breaking fight scenes that...

Trailer Time: New Footage From A FLYING JATT Hints At A Goofy Underdog Superhero Flick

With its cinema release closing in, Remo D'Souza's A Flying Jatt is cranking up the promotional machine behind their superhero flick. Today Balaji Motion Pictures released the full trailer for the film, and this footage tells a very different story...

DEATH NOTE: LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD Delivers A New Trailer

It's a busy time for fans of popular anime and manga series Death Note. Here in North America, director Adam Wingard is currently in production on an English language, live action adaptation of the property while over in Japan the...

Blu-ray Review: A TOUCH OF ZEN Comes to the Criterion Collection

Halfway through a year already crammed full of impressive releases (with no sign of slowing down... Dekalog for September!), The Criterion Collection has also taken advantage of the recent 4K remaster of King Hu's seminal A Touch of Zen, adding...

ANN MARIYA KALIPPILAANU Trailer Promises to Rain Goondas

Many of us have been wondering what writer/director Midhun Manuel Thomas would do to follow his debut film, the social comedy Aadu: Oru Bheegara Jeeviyanu ("Goat: A Dangerous Creature"), and with today's trailer release, the wait is finally over. Ann...

New York Asian 2016 Interview: Sakaki Hideo on KIYAMACHI DARUMA, VERSUS and the Rules of Bad Taste

In 2000, Sakaki Hideo made his mark on Japanese cinema by costarring as the ruthless yakuza in the seminal zombie actioner, VERSUS.  Since then, Sakaki has worked steadily in both features and television.  He comes to the New York Asian...

Now On Blu-ray: THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, JUST DESSERTS, GREEN ROOM, And THE WAVE

Time to catch up on a diverse quartet of recent Blu-ray releases that are definitely worth your time. This time around we take a look at Mamoru Hosoda's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in a deluxe Blu-ray edition from...

Malayalam movie GUPPY trailer promises a season of love, life, and colour!

I've been waiting for the trailer drop for Guppy (the debut film from writer/director JohnPaul George) with some anticipation -- the first look posters (designed by Thought Station, the folks behind so many fabulous Malayalam poster designs, including some of...

Neruppu Da: The Cult of Rajnikanth

How is one to introduce Rajinikanth to an unfamiliar audience? Rather how is one to explain him? To call him a mere 'actor' would be demeaning him. He stopped being merely an 'actor' long long ago. He has even outgrown the term...

Neuchâtel 2016 Review: SEOUL STATION, A Zombie Flick That's a Walker Not A Runner

Yeon Sang-ho’s take on the zombie apocalypse doesn't bring anything fresh to the undead table yet contains enough touches of the social commentary that marks the best works of the genre to stir some interest. An old man, sick and...