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OPERATION RED SEA: Dante Lam Sends The Chinese Army To Yemen In Latest Action Flick

Hong Kong based action maestro Dante Lam is headed to the middle east with Operation Red Sea, a film loosely based on the Chinese evacuation of nearly 600 Chinese citizens and 225 foreign nationals from the port city of Aden...

Trailer Time: AVAL Wants To Take Tamil Terror To The Next Level

The first trailer for new Tamil language horror film Aval (The House Next Door) is out and it looks very solid. Tamil Nadu has been the center of a recent Indian horror boom for about the last decade, and while...

Young Love Turns POSESIF In Edwin's Latest

Having won international acclaim with his arthouse features Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly and Postcards From The Zoo, single-named Indonesian auteur Edwin takes a turn to more commercially oriented cinema with his upcoming teen drama Posesif. A story of...

TOMBIRUO: Malaysian Hero Protects The Jungle

If the premise for Seth Larney and Nasir Jani's Tombiruo brings a certain lord of the jungle to mind - albeit with a modern twist - well, you're not the only one. Adapted from a novel by Ramlee Awang Murshid...

Review: In AUTUMN, AUTUMN, Melancholic Realism Reigns

Emerging talent from South Korea, Jang Woo-jin, contemplates on human contact and loneliness in impressively shot sophomore feature with transcendentalist veneer

TAM CAM THE UNTOLD STORY: Watch This Exclusive Clip From The Vietnamese Epic Fantasy

The top grossing film in Vietnam last year was Veronica Ngo's action fantasy film Tam Cam The Untold Story. Her second film from the director's chair has found its way to U.S. shores and will bow in cinemas in San...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: BAD GENIUS, Taking Tests for Fun, Profit and Extreme Stress

At some point, you have to ask yourself: Am I doing this for my friend? Or am I doing it for myself? In Bad Genius, teenage Lynn (Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying) is faced with those questions. She's a top student in Thailand,...

CHASING THE DRAGON: Andy Lau Pursues Donnie Yen And His 1970's Hair In First Explosive Trailer

Hong Kong superstars Andy Lau and Donnie Yen face off in director Wong Jing's upcoming 1970's set crime thriller Chasing The Dragon. And, yes, if the trailer is to be believed then fans of both stars should be very, very...

Toronto 2017 Review: Kitamura Ryuhei's DOWNRANGE, A Lean and Mean Horror Thriller

Six college students on the way home in a carpool are stranded on an isolated road (in the middle of BFE as one puts it so eloquently) when a tire blows. Just when one of them realizes that this is...

NEOMANILA: Check Out The First Teaser For Mikhail Red's Explosive New Thriller

Hot on the heels of an award-winning festival run for his last film Birdshot, Filipino director Mikhail Red is already hard at work on his third feature, Neomanila. Set in the deadly world of the drug war raging through contemporary...

COWBOY BEBOP Helmer Announces BLADE RUNNER Anime BLACK OUT 2022

Big news has emerged from the anime world with the announcement that Watanabe Shinichiro - the helmer of iconic series Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo - is currenty at work on Blade Runner spin off anime Black Out 2022. The...

Busan 2017: Devashish Makhija's Revenge Story, AJJI Gets A Tense First Trailer

The Busan International Film Festival is about a month away and with their recent lineup announcement we are starting to see lots of exciting promotional material for the upcoming films. India is very well represented in this year's Busan lineup,...

THE LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT: Watch The Teaser For Chen Kaige's Period Fantasy

Iconic Chinese director Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine) makes a forway into the world of period fantasy with his upcoming effort The Legend Of The Demon Cat. Based on a Japanese novel by Mineo Yoneyama, this one has flown remarkably...

SATAN'S SLAVES: Watch The Full Trailer For Joko Anwar's Indonesian Horror

Indonesia's Joko Anwar has long been a favorite of these pages, the writer-director carving out a space for himself as one of the region's most restless talents as he shifts and morphs, leaving his own stamp on a broad range...

Miike's BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Red Band Trailer: Sorry, I Got Blood On It

A new red-band (Not Safe For Work) trailer for Miike Takashi's Blade of the Immortal will slash its way into your bloody heart. IMiike's 100th film is headed for its North American* U.S. debut at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas,...

Slow Motion, Dove Flying, Bang Bang! It's The First Teaser For John Woo's MANHUNT!

Do you miss the John Woo of old? The one deeply in love with baroquely over the top gun fire wedded to large scale melodrama and softly fluttering doves? It appears John Woo misses the John Woo of old and...

BALAYYA! Nandamuri Balakrishna Is Back To Bash In Heads In PAISA VASOOL

Hot from the success of his film Gautamaputra Satakarni in January, Telugu superstar Nandamuri Balakrishna is coming back to the big screen this Friday, September 1st, with Paisa Vasool. Paisa Vasool is a full-on Telugu mainstream "entertainer" directed by the...

Locarno 2017 Review: DRAGONFLY EYES Experiment Fabricates Narrative Out of Authentic Found Footage

The feature debut by Chinese artist Xu Bing, Dragonfly Eyes, carved out ot 10 000 of authentic and freely-circulated found footage possess equal degree of being disturbing as being fascinating contributing to the advancing aesthetics of post-humanism.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's UGETSU Is Scorsese Approved

There's not a whole lot about this titan of classic Japanese cinema that can be further illuminated upon, so I'll keep things simple. The Criterion Collection's relatively new Blu-ray release of Ugetsu is stunning. The new 4K restoration was supervised...

Review: THE VILLAINESS Dances a Hyperkinetic Pulp, Blade and Bullet Ballet

Korean action cinema bursts through to new horizons in the hyperkinetic pulp blade and bullet ballet The Villainess. Equal parts Kill Bill, Nikita, John Wick, Hardcore Henry and HK-era John Woo, the second film from Confession of Murder director Jung...