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THE WANDERING EARTH: Netflix Picks up Chinese Sci-fi Box Office Giant

News came late last night that streaming giant Netflix have acquired the rights for Frant Gwo's sci-fi thrillfest, The Wandering Earth. Already a box office phenomenon in China, earning $603 million over its first two weeks of release in the...

Rotterdam 2019 Review: MAGGIE, a Wacky and Idiosyncratic Trip Down the Sinkhole

Yi Okseop’s debut film, Maggie, opens with the discovery of a salacious X-ray photograph at the Love of Maria hospital depicting an unknown couple having sex. This opening gag sets the stage for a series of randomly occurring bizarre events...

Review: THE WANDERING EARTH Is A Rousing Space Adventure

Mainland China may not be known for its high concept science fiction, but it's not for fear of spending millions of dollars on films. Over the last 50 years, China has produced some of the most impressive period action and...

TRIPLE THREAT Trailer: The Greatest Assembly of Martial Artists on One Screen? Could be.

Yes, yes. We know the trailer for Triple Threat, Jesse V. Johnson's action flick starring a mind boggling number of martial arts talent, came out yesterday. We have only just stopped watching it on repeat for the last twenty-four hours....

Shout! Factory and GKIDS Announce PRINCESS MONONOKE Special Collector's Edition for May 14th, 2019

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the US release of Princess Mononoke, Studio Ghibli and director Miyazaki Hayao's first major breakthrough film in the Unitedd States, distributor Shout! Factory and GKIDS are partnering to release a very special limited collector's...

Interview: Lee Chang-dong at MoMA, Part 2 of 2 - On Actors and Advice to Future Filmmakers

With a scant CV of a mere six feature films over 21 years, director Lee Chang-dong has carved out an immutable place in cinematic history for his brash, beautiful, raw, often disturbing explorations of the human condition.   Director Lee...

Interview: Lee Chang-dong at MoMA, Part 1 of 2 - BURNING Questions

With a scant CV of a mere six feature films over 21 years, director Lee Chang-dong has carved out an immutable place in cinematic history for his brash, beautiful, raw, often disturbing explorations of the human condition.   Director Lee...

China's THE WANDERING EARTH Just Became the Year's Biggest Global Hit

In just nine days, Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth has made $420 million at the Chinese box office alone and will soon become the second film to reach three billion yuan within ten days of being released. This also...

Now on Blu-ray: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD Is A Rapturous Experience You Can Now Share With Friends At Home

2018's surprise genre fest hit, One Cut of the Dead, is now available on Blu-ray thanks to the UK/Japan-based Asian film specialists at Third Window Films, and if any film was ever worthy of a blind buy, this is it....

We Are The Weirdos 2019: The Final Girls UK Film Collective Announces Short Film Tour Dates

If you live in the UK and are looking for more ways to support female filmmakers, especially female genre filmmakers, then you need to check out We Are The Weirdos, a film program created by the feminist film collective The...

New York Asian 2019 Interview: Han Ji-min on Challenging Society with MISS BAEK

Starting her show business career while still a teenager, Han Ji-min quickly became a familiar face in South Korean television dramas and films, beloved by audiences for her sweet, wholesome image.  Han turns that image on its head with her...

Notes on Streaming: Electrifying HORROR NOIRE, Problematic WHITE DRAGON

Also: 'Chungking Express' on the new Criterion Channel.

Rotterdam 2019 Review: In PRESENT.PERFECT., Live Streaming and Loneliness Collide

This year's Hivos Tiger Competition winner at the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam looks at the phenomenon of live streaming in contemporary Chinese society.

Explore the Riches of Early Korean Cinema at BFI Southbank in February

Thanks to renowned films, such as Oldboy and Train to Busan, as well as major names, such as Bong Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook courting the attention of everyone from Netflix to the BBC, Korean films have grown from a niche...

Preview: Film Comment Selects 2019

In its 19th edition, Film Comment Selects provides a showcase for various films from around the world, their contribution to cinema deemed important and vital by Film Comment Magazine's esteemed editors. This year's lineup includes Steven Soderbergh's High Flying Bird,...

THE WILD GOOSE LAKE: First Look at The Teaser Poster For The New Film From Diao Yinan, Director of Golden Bear Winner BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

When you are asked to premiere the teaser poster for the next film from a Berlinale Golden Bear winner, you say yes!    ScreenAnarchy is pleased to help premiere the teaser poster for The Wild Goose Lake, the new film...

Japan Foundation Film Programme 2019: People Still Call It Love

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns to the UK in February, presenting a diverse lineup of Japanese cinema to audiences across the country. This year's selection is based around the theme of 'love' and is titled People Still Call It Love:...

Osaka Asian Film Festival to Open With RANDEN: THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF A KYOTO TRAM

Osaka's annual celebration of Asian cinema, Osaka Asian Film Festival, launched into its 14th year today by announcing their opening film. Actor and director Suzuki Takuji (A Band Rabbit and a Boy) will present the world premiere of his latest,...

New York Asian Winter Showcase 2019 Review: MISS BAEK, A Tough, Unflinching Depiction of Child Abuse and Its Aftermath

Lee Ji-won's beautifully crafted debut feature is tough and uncompromising, but also a vibrant showcase for her impressive filmmaking and the equally impressive performances by main actresses Han Ji-min and Kim Si-ah.

REDCON 1: Watch The Trailer For The Martial Arts Zombie Action Flick! Yes. Martial Arts. And Zombies.

You know, I never knew I wanted to see what nun-chucks would do to the decaying cranium of a zombie until I watched this trailer for Chee Keong Cheung's zombie action flick Redcon 1.    Believe me, I do not...