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ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS Trailer Delivers Noir Thrills

Korean noir takes a dark and violent turn in Kim Sung-su's Asura: The City Of Madness and following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival - you can read Pierce's review here - the film has released a theatrical...

Pint Sized Badass Attacks In KUNG FU BOYS

You want your next generation of screen fighting stars? Well, Chinese martial arts film Kung Fu Boys has got 'em. Yep, it's a total gimmick of a film that features children - mostly one child, really - fighting adult villains...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: DEAREST SISTER, In Touch With Inner Demons

With only her second film as director, Mattie Do takes a big step forward, both for herself as an artist and for Laos as a filmmaking community. Do broke ground with Chantaly, her debut as a filmmaker and also the...

Danish Animation RONAL THE BARBARIAN Getting a Chinese Live-Action

It is just so crazy it might work. Variety reported earlier today that Chinese studio Twinkie (yes) have bought the remake rights for the 2011 Danish animated feature Ronal the Barbarian.    “That’s totally awesome. I really hope they will...

Avert Your Eyes! It's Nikkatsu's ROMAN PORNO REBOOT Trailer

45 years after Nikkatsu switched its focus from making yakuza movies to focusing on softcore erotica, the celebrated Japanese studio returns to the titillating genre with its Roman Porno Reboot project, and has attracted some pretty heavyweight talent along for...

Trailer: SADHURAM 2 Looks to Recreate the Success of SAW

Sadhuram 2 is "India's First Philanthropical Thriller." So says the tagline on the first look poster for Sumanth Radhakrishnan's upcoming thriller. This Tamil language film has been in the works for over two years now, with its first teaser having...

Toronto 2016 Exclusive: INTERCHANGE Trailer Debuts an Unsettling Supernatural Noir

The first full trailer for Dain Said's Interchange gave me shivers, even though it's quite warm where I live. The supernatural noir is entirely unsettling, at least according to the imagery, sounds, and general atmosphe of the trailer. The film...

Exclusive: Watch the Trailer for the Toshiaki Toyoda Collection From Third Window Films

Third Window Films in the UK is gearing up for their next couple of releases for the autumn season with Takeshi Kitano's A Scene at the Sea this week and Kids Return next month, but that is far from the...

THE BODYGUARD Exclusive Clip: Andy Lau Leaps Stairs, Fights Bad Guys

Andy Lau looking stylish! Stairs looking endless! Villains looking villainous! Our exclusive clip from The Bodyguard features all those things, and more. Sammo Hung directed the drama, his first full-fledged directorial effort in about 20 years. Synopsis: In a small...

Watch This: MSG THE WARRIOR: LION HEART Trailer

Okay. So there's this guy in India, Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan. He made a movie, MSG: The Messenger, a couple of years back that was incredibly awful, but in an "I can't believe what I'm seeing" kind...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

So, This Is Something... RANVEER CHING RETURNS, The Craziest Ad I've Ever Seen

A couple of years ago up and coming Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baaraat, Lootera) appeared in a one off music video for a song called "My Name is Ranveer Ching." The music video was meant as a big...

GODSPEED: Drug Deal Goes Violently Wrong In Trailer For Pitch Black Taiwanese Crime Comedy

While it may be a stretch to label Chung Mong-Hong's Taiwanese crime story Godspeed a comedy there's something bleakly hilarious in its set up of a blustering drug mule whose day goes horribly wrong when he gets into the wrong...