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SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD: Artsploitation Acquires Thrilling Chinese Crime Drama

Artsploitation Films have announced that they have picked up the great crime drama from Chinea, Sheep Without a Shepherd. They're planning a streaming and DVD release of the film on March 23rd.    This debut feature film from Malaysian director...

Now Streaming: SING ME A SONG, A Document of Fantasy Crashing Into Reality

"Have the Monks stopped meditating? They all seem to be tweeting." Werner Herzog made this potent (and pithy) observation in his 2016 documentary on the origins and effects of the internet, Lo And Behold. A few years later, French director...

A Stupendous Trailer Arrives For EVANGELION 3.0 + 1.0: THRICE UPON A TIME!

It's been a long wait for the fourth film in Anno Hideaki's Evangelion reboot series. The previous film, Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo, premiered in 2012. Production problems, a Shin Godzilla film and a pandemic all caused delays upon...

Interview: Director Sato Shinsuke on Finding Hope in ALICE IN BORDERLAND

By the time LMD had last interviewed Director Sato Shinsuke at 2018's Japan Cuts film festival premiere of Bleach, he was already pre-producing his epic adaptation, Kingdom, and lining up his next project; an eight-part miniseries that would mark his...

Coming Soon on Criterion: CÉLINE AND JULIE GO BOATING, DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, and More Good Things

'Secrets & Lies,' 'Touka bouki' and 'World of Wong Kar Wai' are also heading our way in March 2021.

Now On 4K UHD Blu-ray: TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA Is Weightless, Vapid, and Violent; But It Is Pretty.

Director Yeon Sang-ho took the genre film world by storm in 2016 with Train to Busan, his debut live action feature after a pair of critically acclaimed animated films (The Fake, The King of Pigs). After its world premiere at the...

Exclusive Trailer: THE SWORDSMAN Slashes Your Home Screens February 16th On Blu/VOD From Well Go USA

Coming to Blu-ray and digital next year from comtemporary Asian cinema specialists, Well Go USA, is debutante director Choi Jae-Hoon's The Swordsman, starring Jang Hyuk (Volcano High, The Flu). A veteran of the popular K-drama circuit, Jang Hyuk features here...

Trailer: Vikramaditya Motwane's AK vs AK Starring Anurag Kashyap & Anil Kapoor Looks Like One Hell Of A Mindf$#k

One of my most anticipated films of 2020 finally has a trailer! Wait, scratch that, Vikramaditya Motwane's (Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, Lootera, Udaan, Sacred Games) latest film, AK vs AK has multiple trailers, and they each point to this film being...

Arrow Fills The Smallest Month of 2021 With Some Of The Biggest Titles, Including DEMONS 4K UHD

February of 2021 seems a bumper crop of amazing looking releases from Arrow Video in the US, Canada, and the UK.  All three territories will see the first Blu-ray release of Ryan Sexton, Rodney Ascher, & David Lawrence's documentary on the...

JFF Australia 2020: Film Festival Goes Free, Online And Through Time

From time travel tales to enchanting animated adventure, the Japanese Film Festival returns 4th – 13th December with JFF Plus: Online Festival, a free streamed event that features a thoughtful curated program of Japanese cinema through the years. The 2020...

SLATE: Swords Fly in Trailer For Korean Fantasy Action Comedy

A bit of catching up here. Korean fantasy action comedy Slate, the sophomore feature from director Jo Bareun, just had its world permiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The festival had been running this trailer from September and we've...

MONSTRUM Giveaway: Win a Copy of The Korean Action Thriller

RLJE Films is releasing the Korean action thriller from Jong-ho Huh, Monstrum on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, November 17th. Screen Anarchy has two (2) copies of the flick on DVD to give away to our readers. More...

Busan 2020 Review: COALESCE Shows Cambodia as a Land Compromised by Opportunity

Three young men look to forge their own paths in the fast-developing Kingdom of Cambodia in French filmmaker Jessé Miceli’s keenly observed debut feature. Employing non-professional actors and an entirely Cambodian cast, what follows is a coherent and engaging story...

Busan 2020 Review: SPEED OF HAPPINESS Delivers Soothing Snapshot of a Unique Profession

Documentary filmmaker Park Hyuck-jee, known for the charming documentary With or Without You, is back with his latest non-fiction work, his first to be invited to Busan. Set in the mountainous Oze region of Central Japan, the pleasurable and satisfying...

Busan 2020 Review: FIGHTER, Compelling Character Study Winds Up Pulling Its Punches

After opening the festival in 2018 with Beautiful Days, director Jero Yun returned to Busan this year with his second narrative feature Fighter, which once again focuses on a North Korean defector's difficult experience adjusting in South Korea, and how...

Busan 2020 Review: In THREE, Soviet Rule Made Monsters Of Everyone

A police intern becomes the lead investigator in one of the most gruesome and notorious murder cases in modern history, in Ruslan Pak's bleak and introspective new thriller. Inspired by the true story of Kazakh serial killer and cannibal Nikolai...

Busan 2020 Review: SELF-PORTRAIT 2020, Long yet Riveting Odyssey of a Drunk Savant

I'll admit I went into Self-Portrait 2020 with a fair amount of trepidation. Here is a nearly three-hour documentary that follows a man who has given up on life, turned to the bottle and now roams the streets of Central...

Busan 2020 Review: STEEL RAIN 2: SUMMIT Dives into Thrilling and Surprisingly Funny Geopolitical Waters

Released three years, ago, the geopolitical action-thriller Steel Rain was a solid success on the charts but one that was completely overshadowed by two films that hit theaters within a fortnight of its release, Along with the Gods: The Two...

Busan 2020 Review: YOUNG ADULT MATTERS, An Explosive and Frequently Engrossing Runaway Teen Drama

Three years after his abrasive debut Park Hwa-young, director Lee Hwan returns to Busan with Young Adult Matters, an intense and frequently engrossing follow-up set in the same world of foul-mouthed, unpredictable and violent runaway teens. While it inherits many...

Busan 2020 Review: DELIVER US FROM EVIL, A Slick and Undemanding Action-Thriller Romp

It's hard being an assassin, especially when you take your work home with you. Even more so when that work turns out to be the psycho brother of your last target, who's chased you to a foreign country where you're...