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Trailer Time: Kamal Haasan Is Back With VISHWAROOPAM 2, Big Budget Terrorism Action

It's been a long time coming, but international audiences will finally see the second part of Indian superstar, Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam this August 10th. The first film released in 2013 around the world and created more than its fair share...

Review: CHINA SALESMAN Rings Up No Sales For Action Fans

Sometimes my learned optimism gets the better of me. By which I mean that China Salesman is a complete disaster. Early peeks at trailers and clips gave me the mistaken idea that the film might be able to pull off...

Pretty Packaging: That Gorgeous STAND-ALONE COMPLEX Boxset Is Back, But Bigger And English-friendly

If you see the pictures in this article and think you've seen them before, you may be right about most of them. Last year, the French branch of distributor All The Anime released an absolutely kick-ass Blu-ray boxset of the...

London Indian Film Festival 2018 Review: WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY Takes A Hard Look At A Clash Of Cultures

Director Iram Haq's What Will People Say is a powerful experience that has the potential to ruffle feathers on each side of the argument regarding the responsibilities of immigrants to assimilate into their adopted cultures. An Norwegian-Pakistani woman, here Haq...

John Cena Joining Jackie Chan in Scott Waugh's Action Thriller

This could be a really fun match up.  THR is reporting that John Cena will join Jackie Chan in an upcoming action thriller to be directed by Need For Speed's Scott Waugh. Cena is reportedly replacing Sylvester Stallone who was...

Fantaspoa 2018: Award Winners And New Distribution Arm Cap Off Festival

Now that the fourteenth edition of the Fantaspoa Film Festival has wrapped up and the Cachaça hangovers have subsided we have time to reflect on this year’s festival and celebrate the award winners.    By all accounts, speaking to those...

Pretty Packaging: The WOLF'S RAIN Ultimate Edition Is Good Enough To Howl About

When Scotland-based distributor Anime Limited announces a new ultimate edition, I tend to take notice. So far, the company has displayed great taste in picking up titles old and new, and previous ultimate editions have been pretty grand. Their newest...

BiFan Promises Thrills and Chills in Stuffed 22nd Lineup

Pollution particles and yellow dust have been replaced by summer humidity hanging in the air, which can only mean one thing - BiFan is just around the corner! On a hot Thursday afternoon in early June in Central Seoul, the...

Review: KAALA, Rajinikanth Speaks for the Slums

The Mumbai locality of Dharavi is the largest slum in Asia. Dharavi is home to three-quarters of a million people and also plays host to a bustling economy of nearly a billion dollars in manufacturing capacity and internal trade. It's...

Exclusive CHINA SALESMAN CLIP: Mike Tyson and Steven Seagal Face Off

Our own Todd Brown alerted us to the first trailer for China Salesman last year, and, to be honest, I'm still surprised this movie exists. And delighted as well. Ahead of its arrival in select U.S. theaters on Friday, June...

Jackie Chan's POLICE STORY 1 & 2 Headline Action-Packed Slate from Eureka Entertainment

Hong Kong action classics Police Story and Police Story 2 are coming to Blu-ray in gorgeous new 4K restorations, as part of a loaded slate of upcoming releases from Eureka! Entertainment.   It’s been a little while since we checked...

Review: BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO Is A Vigilante Story With Bollywood Flair

Indian director Vikramaditya Motwane is responsible for some of this decade's most critically lauded Hindi language films, but his latest, the vigilante thriller Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, is a piece apart from his previous work. In Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, his fourth...

Jeonju 2018 Review: A GOOD BUSINESS, NK Defector Doc Poses Fascinating Ethical Quandaries

Some of the best documentaries are those that don't tell you what to think but choose instead to explore a subject from different viewpoints and angles, let the images speak for themselves and give the viewer a chance to make...

Pretty Packaging: The French Collectors' Edition of SHERLOCK HOUND

The films of legendary anime creator Miyazaki Hayao get plenty of attention, and rightly so. The man is one of the few true cinema geniuses the world has, and even better: he's still alive and creating a new film. Rejoice!...

Jeonju 2018 Review: WINTER'S NIGHT Takes a Colorful and Introspective Trip Down Memory Lane

Returning with his third film to the festival where he picked up the top Korean Competition prize for his debut A Fresh Start, director Jang Woo-jin delivers his most carefully designed work to date with Winter's Night, one of this...

Jeonju 2018 Review: GRADUATION Scores Top Marks for Its Young Director and Star

Making films is hard anywhere, but in Korea, where so many youths dream of entering what is a successful yet relatively small industry, it's a particularly tricky proposition. Thus it comes as little surprise that so many debut features focus...

Jeonju 2018 Review: HELLO DAYOUNG, Korean Comedy Goes Full Chaplin

For the third year on the trot, and after already receiving two prizes, director Ko Bong-soo returns to the Jeonju International Film Festival with his third work, Hello Dayoung. Largely working with the same troupe of actors, who are taking...

Review: BELIEVER, Explosive DRUG WAR Remake Puts Faith in Livewire Cast

Korean noir gets an action makeover in Believer, the explosive and hugely entertaining local remake of Johnny To's mainland Chinese crime saga Drug War. A parade of Korean character actors sink their teeth into deliciously over-the-top characters, including the beloved...

THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL: Second Kaiju Regular, Hotaru Yukijiro, Joins Cast

News has come that Hotaru Yukijiro, actor in the Gamara and Zeiramu films in the 90s, has joined the cast of The Great Buddha Arrival. This new film is the revival of the long lost 1934 Kaiju film, Daibutsu Kaikoju. ...

Udine 2018 Review: THE NAME, an Odd but Curiously Absorbing Japanese Indie

There is more than meets the eye in Toda Akihiro’s The Name, an odd but curiously absorbing mystery drama that appears deceptively simple from the outset. Within its modest trappings, this Japanese indie raises some thoughtful existential questions about personal...