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TRAPPED: Watch the Trailer for Vikramaditya Motwane's Urban Isolation Thriller

Mumbai is a city of around 25 million people, so it's hard to imagine a person ever being truly alone. However, in director Vikramaditya Motwane's (Lootera) new film Trapped, that's exactly the situation that Rajkummar Rao (Shahid, Aligarh, Kai Po...

Rest In Peace, Suzuki Seijun

Cult Japanese filmmaker Suzuki Seijun has died at the age of 93. Best known for avant-garde yakuza masterpiece Branded to Kill, the director made his name turning out features for Nikkatsu studio throughout the 1960's. Starting his career at Shochiku,...

Shimizu Takashi Unleashes His LITTLE NIGHTMARES

It has been a while since Ju-On, Marebito and The Grudge director Shimizu Takashi has managed to make much of an impact with international audiences but for those of us who remember the raw power and impact of his early...

Hong Kong 2017: Edward Yang Retrospective Unveiled, Including New TAIPEI STORY Restoration

All seven of Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang's feature films will be screened at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival, to mark the 10th anniversary of the filmmaker's death, it was announced today.    That Day, on the Beach (1983),...

Criterion in May 2017: GHOST WORLD, Scorsese's World Cinema Project and More

It's all about the world in May for the Criterion Collection. The company announced their lineup for the month and two titles jumped out at me. Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World is a movie I watched on multiple occasions years ago,...

LOVE & OTHER CULTS: Beat-downs and Belly Laughs Rule the Trailer for Uchida Eiji's Latest

Japanese director Uchida Eiji is on a hot streak as of late. Two of his latest features, the Amelie-meets-revenge thriller Greatful Dead, and the self-reflexive look at the indie film scene in Japan Lowlife Love have brought the relatively unknown...

Jackie Chan, Charles Bronson Join Masters of Cinema in April

Eureka Entertainment just announced that martial arts classic Drunken Master will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in April, together with Walter Hill's Hard Times starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Sexy coming-of-age cult favourite The Blue Lagoon will...

IRON SKY: THE ARK - Third Installment Announced With Teaser Trailer

Forging on while still ahead in the game, Finnish director Timo Vuorensola, known around the world for his Nazis on the Moon movie, Iron Sky, is already working on a third chapter called Iron Sky The Ark. The second chapter in...

HAVE A NICE DAY: Watch A Clip From The Berlin Selected, Chinese Noir Animation

Fans of international animation will do well to keep a close eye on Berlin this week, where Chinese director Liu Jian's animated neo-noir Have A Nice Day is slated to have its premiere February 17th. A hard rain is about...

Martial Arts Epic Adaptation, 212 WARRIOR, Moves Forward With Fox International And Lifelike Pictures

Following their involvement in Na Hong-jin's The Yellow Sea (2009) and The Wailing (2015), 20th Century Fox's local language film shingle, Fox International Productions, is venturing onto its first Indonesian co-production, 212 Warrior. The film is inspired by author Bastian...

Osaka Asian Film Festival Announces Full 2017 Lineup

Set to kick off on March 3, there's now less than a month to go before Osaka throws open the doors on its annual celebration of Asian cinema. As previously announced, Hong Kong/Malaysian action effort Mrs K is set to...

All Aboard The NIGHT BUS In Trailer For Indonesian Thriller

Regular civilians caught in the middle of armed conflict drive the tension in Emil Heradi's upcoming Indonesian thriller Night Bus. A group of civilians share a bus ride to Sampar, a town full of natural resources. It is heavily guard...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See COOK UP A STORM in Cinemas!

Cook Up A Storm is a new Chinese film about ‘the ultimate culinary competition between a Cantonese street cook and a French-trained Michelin-starred chef’. It stars Nicholas Tse, CN-Blue's Jung Yong-Hwa, Tiffany Tang, Michelle Bai and Ge You.   Thanks...

Madman Entertainment Champions Release Of Ex-Ghibli Studio Ponoc's MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER

Studio Ghibli will never die, and although the studio is technically no more it is a relief that the essence of the company remains intact. Last year brought The Red Turtle, and this year two Oscar nominated former Ghibli staff...

HEADSHOT: Iko Uwais Takes A Pounding In New US Trailer

Already released in its native Indonesia The Mo Brothers' high octane martial arts picture Headshot - with The Raid star Iko Uwais - rolls out around the world on March 3rd and you know what that means? That means new...

Now on Blu-ray: TOSHIAKI TOYODA: THE EARLY YEARS Shows the Emergence of an Artist

Third Window Films release of Toshiaki Toyoda: The Early Years is an unmissable document of the genesis of an artist and his obsessions. The three films included in this set clearly show the growth and emergence of an incredible talent...

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2017: Opening and Closing Films Announced

Taking place within one of Japan's most colorful and vibrant cities, Osaka Asian Film Festival acts as a showcase for the best new cinema from across the region. Now in its 12th year,  a wide variety of Asian films will...

Lawrence Kicks Serious Ass In MOTTA SHIVA KETTA SHIVA Trailer

Tamil film star Raghava Lawrence has become one of my favorite performers since his insane ghost story Kanchana released back in 2011. For that film he served not only as the star, but he also wrote, produced, choreographed, and directed...

KUNG FU YOGA: Jackie Chan Meets The Villain - We Think - in This Clip

Jackie Chan and Stanley Tong's Kung Fu Yoga opens internationally today. We have a small clip to share with you.   In this clip, set in a massive ice cave, two professors -- Jackie Chan and Disha Patani -- have...

Prison Break? War Movie? Yep, Ryoo Seung-wan's BATTLESHIP ISLAND Is Both.

Ryoo Seung-wan has been flying high since the massive success of 2015 cop thriller Veteran and he makes his return to Korean screens this summer with Battleship Island. A period action-drama set during the Japanese invasion of Korea, the film...