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Review: HAPPY HOUR, An Absorbing Long-Form Masterwork

When I first settled down to view Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Happy Hour earlier this year at its New Directors/New Films festival press screening, its great reputation preceded it, a reputation that included some uniquely anomalous features, unusual even in the context...

Hey UK! See The Mo Brothers' HEADSHOT First at Mayhem Film Festival

If you live in the UK and are wondering when your first chance to see the Mo Brothers' upcoming slugfest Headshot will be, start planning. Mayhem announced that they will be hosting the UK premiere of the highly anticipated Indonesian...

MISS HOKUSAI: New Trailer for US Release of Production I.G.'s Latest

Set in 19th century Edo, Japan. Miss Hokusai blends the magical realism sensibility of Studio Ghibli with Ozu Yasujirô-like framing. Famed artist Tetsuzo, a.k.a. Hokusai Katsushika, and his grown daughter O-Ei form the basis of the tale, but it extends...

IRU MUGAN Trailer: Vikram Is a Dead Serious Friend and Delightfully Daft Foe

The monomymic Vikram is one of my favorite Indian actors. He has, over the course of 25 years, created an amazing body of work that is unlike anything else I can think of. He divides his time between mainstream masala...

Have Your Say: Is Arrow's FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION Boxset True Or Too Blue?

(Yo listen up, here is a story, about a little guy that lives in a blue world...) There is this issue buzzing around in Blu-ray forums about that Female Prisoner Scorpion boxset from Arrow. The extras and everything are nice...

L'Etrange 2016: Sono's ANTI-PORNO and Doc THE SION SONO Reveal New Photos

Set to enjoy its European premiere at the L'Etrange Festival in Paris, which will be held from 7-18 September, Sono Sion's Anti-Porno is billed as a satire of the pink film industry. We now have two new photos from the...

Mondo Macabro To Bring Three More Rare Gems To Blu-ray This Fall/Winter

Mondo Macabro, the world's finest cult cinema archaeologists, have dug up three more gems to add to their already amazingly diverse and fascinating collection. This trio will land on Blu-ray over the next six months or so as the materials...

Meet The Characters Of The Mo Brothers' HEADSHOT

The Raid star Iko Uwais anchors the cast of Headshot, the latest from Indonesian directing duo The Mo Brothers (Killers). And with the film's world premiere coming soon as part of the Toronto International Film Festival with the Indonesian theatrical...

Now on Blu-ray: DUKHTAR, Another Side of South Asian Cinema

Afia Nathaniel's drama Dukhtar was Pakistan's official entry to the Academy Awards back in 2015. While the film didn't receive the nomination, it was clear that this is a feature that resonated with audiences far beyond Pakistan's traditional film audiences....

Now on Blu-ray: In LOVE & PEACE, Sono Sion Gives Us The Warmest Feelings

Japanese filmmaker Sono Sion made a lot of movies in 2015. Before the year was up, Sono had no less than six films on cinema screens around the world at festivals and back home in Japan. So far the only...

ALIFF'S 7 DIMENSIONS: Battle Ghosts And Demons In Teaser For Malaysian Graphic Novel Adaptation

[Updated with a second, full trailer.] Malaysia is taking what looks to be a fairly significant step into CGI driven urban fantasy with Faisal Ishak's upcoming adaptation of popular graphic novel Aliff Dalam 7 Dimensi (or Aliff's 7 Dimensions). It's...

Criterion in November 2016: LONE WOLF AND CUB, PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE, ONE-EYED JACKS and More

Ah, November. Here in North America, the weather cools off, critically-acclaimed movies flood the theaters (in some cities) and Criterion delivers some tasty titles. The bounty begins with the classic Lone Wolf and Cub series, which combines an assassin and...

Sonakshi Sinha Battles Anurag Kashyap In NAAM HAI AKIRA By A.R. Murugadoss

A.R. Murugadoss, the man who brought the world Ghajini - the musical adaptation of Memento - and 7 Aam Arivu, a film about a circus performer who is the last living scion of kung fu Bodhidharma, is back in the...

DEAREST SISTER: Take A Look At Jay Shaw's Poster For Mattie Do's Lao Horror

We've been big fans and supporter of Lao filmmaker Mattie Do in these parts since we first caught wind of her debut feature, Chanthaly, which was both the first horror film and the first feature directed by a woman in...

Teaser Time: Selvaraghavan's NENJAM MARAPPATHILLAI, A Romantic Horror Thriller

One of the most interesting filmmakers working in India's Tamil film industry is Selvaraghavan. This director, who happens to be the elder brother of actor Dhanush (Aadukalam and the upcoming project from Persepolis director, Marjane Satrapi), has a very distinct...

Locarno 2016 Interview: Kim Seong-hun Talks THE TUNNEL

Kim Seong-hun's follow-up to 2014's hit A Hard Day was screening in Locarno's majestic Piazza Grande. ScreenAnarchy had the chance to sit down with him to discuss his new film, The Tunnel, which is currently smashing the Korean box office....

Vietnamese Fairy Tale Gets A Glossy Adaptation With TẤM CÁM: CHUYỆN CHƯA KỂ

Best known around these parts for her key roles in Vietnamese action films The Rebel and Clash - both opposite screen fighter Johnny Tri Nguyen - singer, model and actress Veronica Ngo (Ngo Thanh Van) is adding 'director' to her...

Benny Chan's CALL OF HEROES Delivers Old School Kung Fu Action In Trio Of Character Teasers

It's only natural that fans will have certain expectations of a big screen team up of veteran Hong Kong action helmer Benny Chan and iconic action director Sammo Hung. If ever there were a duo capable of delivering a solid...

Review: OPERATION CHROMITE, A Soulless, Calculated Cashgrab

Summer in Korea guarantees a few things, hot humid days, the loud whir of cicadas and the guaranteed release of a jingoistic cashgrab. The last few years have gifted us with Roaring Currents and Northern Limit Line and this season...

Pretty Packaging: Arrow's FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION Boxset Carries A Pretty Sting

When distributor Arrow announced they were going to release a boxset of all four Female Prisoner Scorpion films, it was one of those moments when we raise flags here at Screen Anarchy central. I mean, these films are rightfully known...