Tag: australia

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Nick Cheung's THE TROUGH in Cinemas!

The Trough is Hong Kong actor-director Nick Cheung’s third outing as a director following a pair of horror films, Ghost Rituals and Keeper of Darkness. This time, he has made a crime thriller that has an all-star cast including Xu...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See DUDE'S MANUAL in Cinemas!

Dude’s Manual is a new romantic comedy from China starring Dong Zijian, Zhong Chuxi and Jessie Li. Synopsis: He Xiaoyang, who is single for four years, is mistaken as head girl Guan Xin‘s love interest by accident. To get rid...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See THE DEATH OF STALIN in Cinemas!

The Death Of Stalin is a political satire film that has an ensemble cast including Steve Buscemi, Rupert Friend, Simon Russell, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs and Olga Kurylenko. Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies...

VAMPIR: Watch Anya Beyersdorf's Fantastic Short Film Now

Australia's Anya Beyersdorf is a talent that we've been keeping a close eye on for some time in these pages. Her short film work has been acclaimed around the world and while she's got a few feature script projects in...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See GIRLS 2 in Cinemas!

Director Wong Chun-chun teams up with Ivy Chen Yi-han, Fiona Sit and Janine Chang for another all-girls adventure in Girls 2. Xiwen has gotten engaged & her friends a.k.a. her bridesmaids take her on a bachelorette trip to Vietnam, where...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See MONSTER HUNT 2 in Cinemas

The much anticipated sequel to China's 2015 box office hit Monster Hunt is coming to Australia on Chinese New Year Day. Directed by Raman Hui (Monster Hunt, Shrek The Third) and starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai alongside original cast members Bai...

Sundance 2018 Review: SWEET COUNTRY, a Powerful Slowburn on Australia's Not-So-Sweet History

Warwick Thornton's Sweet Country opens with Sam Neill's preacher Fred Smith sharing a meal with his Aboriginal farmhands Sam and Lizzie Kelly (exceptional newcomers Hamilton Morris and Natassia Gorey-Furber). "We're all equal in the eyes of the Lord," the preacher sermonizes as he...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Sandra Ng's GOLDBUSTER in Cinemas!

Goldbuster is a new Chinese comedy directed by and starring Sandra Ng, who is most famous for her roles in the Young and Dangerous, The Inspector Wears Skirts and Golden Chicken series.    The rest of the cast includes Francis...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Crime Thriller THE LIQUIDATOR in Cinemas!

The Liquidator is a new crime thriller from Mainland China that stars Deng Chao (The Mermaid), Ethan Juan (Monga) and Cecilia Liu (Brotherhood Of Blades).   A criminal psychologist and a forensic fingerprint expert work together to track down a...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Feng Xiaogang's YOUTH in Cinemas!

Youth is the latest film from Feng Xiaogang, one of the most consistent hit-makers in the Chinese film industry. It tells the story of a group of young dancers at the end of China’s Cultural Revolution.     Originally scheduled to...

Review: BETTER WATCH OUT, Dark, Clever and Funny

Let's not beat around the bush. Home Alone was pretty obviously the inspiration for Chris Peckover's sophomore feature Better Watch Out (originally titled Safe Neighborhood). There's nothing wrong with that. We all know that both John Hughes and Chris Columbus...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See CHASING THE DRAGON in Cinemas!

Chasing The Dragon is one of the most anticipated Chinese films of the year for the simple reason that it unites two superstars – Donnie Yen and Andy Lau.   Yen plays notorious drug dealer ‘Crippled Ho’ (previously played by...

RABBIT: Trailer Premiere For The Aussie Psychological Thriller

Luke Shanahan's feature debut, Rabbit is beginning to reach out into the international film festival circuit. In the coming weeks Rabbit will play at Fantastic Fest and it was just picked up by Sitges in Spain.    Almost a year after...

Exclusive Clip: THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL, Look What You've Become

Westerns always have a welcome, distinctive flavor when they emerge from Australia, and The Legend of Ben Hall looks to be no exception, at least judging from our exclusive clip. Ben Hall has been on the run, and in the...

Review: KILLING GROUND, Halfway to a Disturbing Classic

I love horror movies that are disquieting and suspenseful. I hate horror movies that traffic in sheer cruelty and stupidity. So I love the first half of Killing Ground. Sam (Harriet Dyer) and Ian (Ian Meadows) are the prototypical romantic...

Melbourne 2017: First Glance Entices With Both Local and International Reveals

It is winter here in Australia, and as the sky darkens and the days feel long and grey, First Glance reminds us we are just less than two months away to the Melbourne International Film Festival. Topping the announcement is...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See 29+1 in Cinemas!

29+1, starring Chrissie Chau and Joyce Cheng, is the latest film from Hong Kong Cinema’s Fresh New Wave.   Kearen Pang makes her debut as a film director with this adaptation of her own play of the same title. She...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY in Cinemas!

What A Wonderful Family is a Chinese remake of Yamada Yoji’s comedy hit of the same title. It tells the story of “a long-married couple who sends their supposedly happy family into turmoil when the wife asks for a divorce...

Overlook 2017 Review: BOYS IN THE TREES, a Wild Swing and a Miss

Coming-of-age films with a ‘genre’ twist were all the rage in 2016. From Slash’s delightfully off-kilter fusing of softcore eroticism and sci-fi fantasy to Teenage Cocktail’s high school romance that flirted with thriller conventions and the graphic strand of realism...

Watch New HOUNDS OF LOVE Trailer, But Only If You're Brave

Lasting just 60 seconds, a new trailer for Hounds of Love somehow manages to disturb and unsettle on a subatomic level.    True, trailers are meant to sell potential viewers and may not necessarily represent the movie as a whole....