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Pingyao 2017 Review: THE TASTE OF RICE FLOWER Balances an Ethnic Minority's Family and Community Drama

Tsai Ming LiangĀ“s collaborator Pengfei delivers his sophomore feature as an observation of life in transformation as tradition clashes and merges with modernity

Trailer Time: Anurag Kashyap Is Back With MUKKABAAZ, A Love Story Told Blow By Blow

A few days ago we shared Paintra, the first song from the new film by Anurag Kashyap, Mukkabaaz (The Brawler), with the assumption that a proper trailer was a little ways off. However, yesterday we were proven wrong when the...

Review: SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES, An Imperfect Yet Gripping Crime Drama

A jarring insight commonly seen in the renaissance of the true crime genre -- as represented by the deep dives taken in Serial, Making a Murderer and The Keepers -- is that it adds another layer to how we look at crime and the...

Trailer Time: Amit Kumar's MONSOON SHOOTOUT Gets a Unique Interactive Trailer

Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, it's been a long road to Indian cinema screens for Amit Kumar's Monsoon Shootout. The film, which stars Vijay Varma as a rookie cop making a fateful decision, has...

Revel in the Pitch Black Humor of EE.MA.YAU, the New Film From Lijo Jose Pellissery

A few days ago we posted the first few teasers from Lijo Jose Pellissery's Ee.Ma.Yau, a dark satire of the class and religious divides in Kerala, India based around a Christian funeral service. The film has since released in Kerala...

Check Out The First Footage From MUKKABAAZ (THE BRAWLER), The Latest From Anurag Kashyap

Indian indie superstar Anurag Kashyap is back after his festival hit Psycho Raman with a brand new, slighty more polished and less grimy looking film, Mukkabaaz (The Brawler). The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and...

Teaser Time: Lijo Jose Pellissery Is Back With EE.MA.YAU, Putting The FUN in Funerals

Lijo Jose Pellissery is one of India's most interesting and talented directors, and with his second feature of 2017 hitting theaters in Kerala this Friday, he's quickly becoming one of the most prolific mainstream directors out there. In the spring...

Pingyao 2017 Review: A FISH OUT OF WATER Revamps Family-At-Distress Narrative Through the Eyes of An Unusual Child

The debuting Taiwanese filmmaker revamps dysfunctional family story and rehashes social realism drama by renewing the usual stylistic and formal inventory. A Fish Out of Water injects dreaminess and melancholia counterbalancing the civil and bleak set-up

Trailer Time: TIK TIK TIK Is India's First Modern Space Thriller. MIRUTHAN Director's Follow-Up Looks Ambitious

The director/actor duo of Shakti Soundar Rajan and Jayam Ravi tore up the genre festival circuit last year with their impressive - and very fun - musical survival horror action zombie thriller Miruthan last year, and the team is back...

Cinema One Originals 2017 Review: CHANGING PARTNERS Satisfyingly Delivers Catharsis

In the first minutes of Changing Partners, Agot Isidro’s Alex (don’t be confused, there’ll be two Alex’s here — that’s kind of the concept of the whole film) expresses her excitement over watching the new season of her favorite prime-time...

THE BLACK CAT Short Film Now Online for Your Viewing Pleasure

Fairy tales are ripe fodder for films, especially short films, and Indian director Bhargav Saikia knows a good fairy tale when he reads it. His latest short film The Black Cat, an adaptation of Indian author Ruskin Bond's short story....

Cinema One Originals 2017 Review: NERVOUS TRANSLATION, an Enamoring Look into Childhood

People often say “see the world through the eyes of a child,” acting as if these words are the remedy to cynicism. Somehow this phrase is charged with what we imagine childhood to be: innocence, authenticity, joy and tears (somehow...

Head Transplant Leads To Asses Kicked In Victor Vu's LOI BAO

Everyone loves a good origin story, right? That seems to be the general premise behind the structure of the ongoing wave of superhero films and in the quest to come up with a compelling origin Vietnamese director Victor Vu has...

Phyllis Grande's HAUNTED Explores The True Horrors Behind An Urban Legend

The annual Cinema One Originals festival is just around the corner in the Philippines and by far - BY FAR - the film that I am most curious about in this year's line up is Phyllis Grande's documentary Haunted: A...

Cinema One Originals 2017 Review: PAKI (PLEASE CARE), a Poignant Ensemble Piece on Family, Contempt, and Love

About two-thirds into Giancarlo Abrahan’s sophomore feature Paki, almost the whole of its ensemble start to gather around a table for a meal.   This is the first time the family’s matriarch Alejandra (acted to a tee by Dexter Doria)...

TAKE ME TO THE MOON Trailer: High School Romance Takes Flight

The first trailer for Take Me to the Moon stars Vivian Sung (Our Times) and Jasper Liu and looks to be a potentially delightful high school romance.  Set in Taiwan and directed by Chung-yi Hsieh, the film is inspired by...

Exclusive Clip: A Fake Family Meets in Iwai Shunji's A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE

Iwai Shunji’s latest film A Bride for Rip Van Winkle opens in U.S. cinemas this Friday. Screen Anarchy has been given an exclusive clip to share with you today, thanks to the U.S. distributor ElevenArts. Nanami is an apathetic, part-time...

Giveaway: A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE Posters, Signed by Iwai Shunji

Dear Japanese cinema fans in the U.S. Distributor ElevenArts is releasing Iwai Shunji’s latest film A Bride for Rip Van Winkle in U.S. cinemas this Friday.    Nanami is an apathetic, part-time junior high school teacher, whose only solace comes...

Pingyao 2017 Awards: Year Zero of the New Chinese Festival of Independent Cinema

Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival 2017 reveals the winners of its inaugural edition rounding up domestic and international talents

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN Trailer Reveals Dark Muay Thai Prison Drama

At first blush, A Prayer Before Dawn appears to be yet another tale of brutal, horrible Asia, seen through the eyes of an enlightened white man. It's based on a true story, and the official synopsis leans heavily on stereotypes,...