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Now Streaming: RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN, Intrigue, Drama, Action

Directed by King Hu, the late 70s drama ('Kong shan ling yu') features royal intrigue, Buddhist philosophy, and beautiful action; now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Zhang Yimou's Spy Film CLIFF WALKERS Running Soon to Theaters Everywhere

Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou continues his assault upon genre film with his first foray into the spy field: Cliff Walkers, which is running toward theaters across North America and internationally on April 30, courtesy of CMC Pictures. Gadzooks! That's only...

Chinese Crime Thriller SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD Heading for UK Release

In recent days, we've reported on how the heavy hand of the mainland Chinese government has affected the Hong Kong film industry, notably with the incendiary short doc Do Not Split and the dramatic feature Better Days. Good films from...

Review: BETTER DAYS, Under the Punishing Shadow of School Bullies

Directed by Derek Tsang and nominated for an Academy Award as Best International Feature Film; now available on home video.

Singapore's WET SEASON Heading to U.S. Theaters

Submitted by Singapore to the Academy Awards as its candidate for Best International Feature Film, Wet Season did not garner a nomination, but that has not halted release plans. The film is heading to U.S. theaters on April 23, courtesy...

Review: 2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS - DOCUMENTARY, Hong Kong Splits and More

All five titles nominated for Academy Award, Best Documentary (Short Subject), are included in the program, now playing in select theaters.

Review: A GIRL MISSING, Freedom of Expression

Tsutsui Mariko stars in director Fukada Kôji's piercing character study, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Arrow Video Brings Argento's Debut To UHD, Italian Crime Films, MAJOR DUNDEE, THE STYLIST, & Classic Masamura To Blu This June.

Dario Argento's stunning debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, flies onto 4K UHD for the first time through Arrow Video, and that's only the beginning! Also coming this summer is an incredible box set of Italian crime films called...


Plus: 'The Human Condition,' 'Pickup on South Street' and 'Visions of Eight.'

Review: ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND, Indie Spirit, Bold Artistry

Director Kenji Iwaisawa's marvelously simple film is virtually a one-man master class in animation and musical independence.

Woche der Kritik 2021 Review: HORSE TAIL (Kuthiraivaal)

Saravanan is having a strange morning. He wakes up from a technicolour dream of a verdant field that is both night and day simultaneously, with an itch in his tailbone. It turns out that overnight he has somehow grown a...

SXSW 2021: North American Rights For South African Horror-Thriller GAIA go to Newly Formed Distributor Decal

Deadline has just reported that the North American rights for South African horror-thriller Gaia have gone to Decal, the newly formed home entertainment distributor from NEON and Bleecker Street. Gaia will have its world premiere during SXSW.    We announced...

Shudder in April: Halfway to Halloween Month Returns With CREEPSHOW, THE LAST DRIVE IN, PENNINSULA And so Much More

Wow. March is only 4 days old and already we have an announcement about Shudder's lineup for April. We know March is the one year anniversary of (waves hands around) *THIS* here in North America and we're all eager to...

Cult Classics GIANTS & TOYS, OVER THE EDGE, and More Make Blu-ray Debut From Arrow Video This May

May 2021 is another great looking month for Arrow Video and cult movie fans with the company reissuing some classics in brand new editions, upgrading Blu-rays to 4K, and bringing a contemporary indie darling to home video. The release I'm...

Deaf Crocodile and Gratitude Films To Debut With Contemporary Indian Indies & ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 This Spring

A pair of new distributors have announced their arrival on the theatrical scene this morning with the bold acquisition of two contemporary Indian independent films fresh off successful festival runs. Deaf Crocodile, a partnership of former Cinelicious Pics/Arbelos execs Dennis...

THE NIGHT COMES FOR US Director Timo Tjahjanto in Talks For TRAIN TO BUSAN Remake

I'm now part of that group that can take or leave remakes. Perhaps I got a little uppity about certain films getting the remake treatment.  In years past maybe I would have been a little volatile about remaking what is...

SATRIA DEWA: GATOTKACA: Teasers, Proofs of Concept & More For Indonesian Heroic Martial Arts Movie

It was back in September when we first talked about an ambitious project starting up in Indonesia called Satria Dewa. It will be an eight picture series of films based off of an Indonesia comic books series and production was...

Criterion in May 2021: FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH and Other Modern Cinema Classics

The shattering 'Nightmare Alley' is also heading out, along with 'Flowers of Shanghai,' 'Trances' and 'Merrily We Go to Hell.'

Slamdance 2021 Trailer: CODE NAME: NAGASAKI

With a slew of fantastic short films, Norwegian writer-director Fredrik Hana has established his reputation as a filmmaker with a sharp eye for hauntingly beautiful visuals, anchored by dark, gripping narratives. Now he's back with his first feature-length documentary, Code...

Review: EARWIG AND THE WITCH, Agency, Control, and Just a Little Magic

Miyazaki Goro directs Studio Ghibli's first 3DCG animated feature, now streaming on HBO Max.