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QUEER JAPAN: Altered Innocence Picks up North American Rights

Boutique distributor Altered Innocence, the label dedicated to releasing arthouse LGBTQ and Coming-of-Age films, has picked up Graham Kolbeins' debut feature documentary Queer Japan.    Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy...

PARASITE Interview: Park So-dam on Failure, Family, and "Appa" Song Kang-ho

After facing the rejection of 17 failed auditions a month, Park So-dam held to her dream, and is now one of South Korea’s most sought-after actresses.  Receiving worldwide acclaim for her role as the crafty, whipsmart baby sister of Parasite’s...

Busan 2019 Review: LIGHT FOR THE YOUTH Conveys the Desperate Struggles of South Korea's Younger Generation

The acute hardships of South Korea’s youth and the dog-eat-dog mentality of the corporate workplace are the focus of writer-director Shin Su-won’s fourth feature, Light for the Youth. With Glass Garden (2017), Madonna (2015) and Pluto (2012), Shin’s previous films...

A GENRE OF ONE: THE CINEMA OF BONG JOON HO: Retrospective Program in L.A. Highlights Korean Master`s Filmography

Oh you lucky, lucky people in Los Angeles. What we wouldn`t do to be in Los Angeles at the end of the month for this special treat, a retrospective program of some of Bong Joon-ho`s cinematic masterpieces. Damnit, Los Angeles,...

Vancouver 2019 Review: STILL HUMAN Features Incredibly Moving Performances

Directed by Oliver Siu Kuen Chan, Still Human tells the story of a friendship that blossoms between a man living with a disability and his live-in Filipina caregiver. Veteran Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong plays Cheong-wing, who was paralyzed in a...

Now Streaming: NO GUNS LIFE Turns Men Into Guns, AZUR LANE Turns Women Into Battleships

Weapons are twisted into new humanoid forms in these 'I can't believe it's a series' animated shows.

Now in Theaters: THE CAPTAIN, JOJO RABBIT, THE LIGHTHOUSE

Here are 3 genre movies opening in limited release this weekend in North America.

Now Streaming: STAND MY HEROES, PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 and Z/X CODE REUNION All Adapt to Mixed Effect

Three more shows debut in the Fall 2019 anime simulcast season.

PARASITE Interview: Acting Legend Song Kang-ho on his "Relentless" Relationship with Bong Joon-ho

The term “God of Acting” gets thrown around pretty freely these days.  However, LMD got to meet the real deal.  In his fourth collaboration with Bong Joon-ho (after Memories of Murder, The Host and Snowpiercer), South Korea’s superstar, Song Kang-ho,...

Now Streaming: BABYLON and SPECIAL 7 Make Politics Deadly

Also briefly noted: 'Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,' man and T-Rex vs. the world; 'Seis Manos,' martial arts in retro Mexico. Plus trailers for all four series.

Busan 2019 Review: AN OLD LADY Addresses Elderly Rape, Ageing and Mortality

Premiering in the Busan International Film Festival’s New Currents competition section, Lim Sun-ae’s An Old Lady touches on the less-commonly addressed issue of elder sexual abuse in South Korea. A 69-year-old lady accuses a nursing assistant of rape at a...

Now Streaming: TRUE COOKING MASTER BOY Debuts, FOOD WARS! Returns For FOURTH PLATE

Two series have been added to Crunchyroll's fall simulcast lineup.

Busan 2019 Review: KYUNGMI'S WORLD, Bleak and Unsparing Portrait of the Ties that Bind

In Kyungmi’s World, we never get to see the face of the titular Kyungmi. Instead, the main characters in the film are Soo-yeon (Kim Misu) – Kyungmi’s daughter – and her estranged grandmother Young-soon (Lee Young-ran), who reconnect for the...

Review: PARASITE, Complex and Seamless, A Triumph Through and Through

For every Host, there must be a Parasite. Since his debut Barking Dogs Never Bite 19 years ago, Bong Joon-ho's works have always resisted easy classification. Within stories that stray from one genre to the next, surprising things tend to...

Now Streaming: FURIE, Don't Make a Vietnamese Mother Mad

Veronica Ngo Thanh Van stars; Le-Van Kiet directs.

ASSASSINS PRIDE Trailer: Don't Make Me Have to Kill You

Set to debut as a simulcast in the U.S. on Thursday, October 10, via Crunchyroll (and also HiDive), Assassins Pride is an anime adaptation of a fantasy light novel series. A new trailer gives a sense of what's in store. ...

Vancouver 2019 Review: BIRTHDAY, Genuine Emotional Catharsis

In April of 2014, the Sewol ferry sank off the coast of South Korea, on its way to Jeju island from the northern city of Incheon. It was carrying 476 people--304 of whom died, 250 of them students from the...

Camera Japan 2019 Review: RISE OF THE MACHINE GIRLS Doesn't Elevate Its Niche

Back in 2007, our site got one of its highest traffic spikes when we hosted the outrageous trailer for Iguchi Noboru's The Machine Girl. For many people, it was their first exposure to Japan's bloody splattergore genre. And when the...

MOTEL ACACIA Must Feed The Demon Bed. Take A Look At The Trailer And Poster.

Director Bradley Liew draws heavily on ancient folklore and current geopolitics for his upcoming effort Motel Acacia. Liew weds elements from Filipino folklore with a take on the immigrant experience that could be ripped from current headlines and with the...

RAIGA: GOD OF THE MONSTERS: Watch The Official Trailer Premiere For The North American Video Release

Boutique extreme cinema label SRS is releasing the kaiju flick Raiga God of the Monsters on DVD. Screen Anarchy is here to premiere the offical trailer for the North American release of the independant kaiju flick.    Global warming leads...