International: Asia

Now on Home Video: PANDA! GO, PANDA!, When the World Was Young

Takahata and Miyazaki, before Studio Ghibli, collaborated on an utterly delightful animated concoction.

Review: GUIDANCE, Provocative Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Romance

Directed by Neysan Sobhani, Jia Sun, Harry Song and Francesco Chen star in a film from China, originally titled 'Zhi yin.'

Trailer: BRAHMĀSTRA Sparks A New Superhero Franchise In Bollywood

Fox Star Studios and Dharma Productions in India are preparing to launch their newest potential franchise in the superhero saga, Brahmāstra. This isn't India's first superhero film, over the last decade and a half they've made well over a dozen,...

Chattanooga 2022: Second Wave Lineup Is Here, THE LEECH Opens, NIGHT SHIFT Closes

The premiere genre film fest in the American South is back with their third all virtual edition, and this year's Chattanooga Film Fest looks to be another winner. In addition to the previously announced films, we've learned that Eric Pennycoff's...

From South Korea: THE ROUNDUP, Opening in U.S. Movie Theaters

Watch the trailer! The sequel to 2017's 'The Outlaws' looks good.

SPACE MONSTER WANGMAGWI: Long Lost Korean Monster Movie Acquired by SRS Cinema

This is cool. Casual big monster movie fans are forgiven if they only associate a particular country in Asia with the genre. It is easy to be overshadowed by that powerhouse and the number of films it churned out over...

Review: MAIKA: THE GIRL FROM ANOTHER GALAXY Warms the Heart and Gladdens the Spirit

Vietnam's first-ever children's sci-fi feature, directed by Ham Tran, is an adventurous comedy, opening exclusively in North American movie theaters.

Fantasia 2022: Second Wave Lineup Is Here! POLARIS To Open, SHIN ULTRAMAN Premiere, Kier-La Janisse Honored!

With a little more than a month to go until Fantasia returns in person in Montreal (July 14th - August 3rd), North America's biggest genre film festival has unveiled their second wave of titles and events and there are plenty...

Cannes 2022 Review: DECISION TO LEAVE, The Haunting Beauty of Romantic Doom

“Am I such a pushover?” Detective Hae-jun asks the femme fatale of Park Chan-wook’s latest masterwork, Decision to Leave. "Am I so wicked?" comes her response. Perhaps the truth of these tried and true character tropes lies somewhere in the...

Review: FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO, Maternal Love, Adolescent Yearning

Director Watanabe Ayumu ('Children of the Sea') orchestrates a gentle, gloriously beautiful symphony of color, illuminating the complexities of adolescence.

Pretty Packaging: The SHAWSCOPE VOLUME 1 Boxset Kicks Shins

Ah, Shaw Brothers... In the 1970s, 80s and 90s the company was a veritable fount of genre films. From martial arts to creature features to crazy horror to sexy exploitation, the studio from China delivered, and in the hundreds of...

Cannes 2022 Review: BROKER, Profound Family Film for Orphans

Apparently, one political hot topic permeating Korea nowadays is the controversial existence of something called a baby box. The purpose of said box is for reluctant new parents to anonymously abandon their unwanted newborn into the care of professionals who...

Blood Flows Freely in CHARACTER Trailer

An aspiring artist gets far more (very bloody) inspiration that he needs in the new Character trailer. Directed by Nagai Akira, whose previous film was the romantic drama After the Rain (2018), the crime/horror thriller from Japan is described thusly...

Frontières 2022: Full Line up Reveals a Market Reaching Further Than it Ever Has

With Marche du Film in the rearview window all eyes are turned to Montreal this coming July for the flagship co-production market taking place during Fantasia. The first wave of titles were announced prior to the weekend and this morning...

Blu-ray Review: MISSISSIPPI MASALA, A Gorgeous Restoration of a Vibrant Romantic Drama

Romantic dramas are a bit too few and far between in recent years (at least good ones); have we become too cynical in the 21st century, has the burden of existence mean we too seldom scoff at those stories who...

RRR Returns For a One Night Only #encoRRRe in The U.S. This June

If you live in the U.S. there will be one more chance to catch the epic RRR on the big screen. Are you still here? Go get your tickets!!!

Friday One Sheet: PARTY POSTER

Rishi Chandna's short film Party Poster, is about a particular Indian phenomenon where associations of all kinds, political, commercial, et cetera make these absurdly cluttered and colourful banners for events both big and small: A politician's birthday, or in this...

Udine 2022 Review: THUNDERBIRD, Money Makes People Do Bad Things in Grim and Gripping Korean Indie


Money can make people do funny things. It compels them to trust the wrong people, drives them to makes risky bets or, when all else fails, forces them to act out of desperation. Yet unlike riding a bike, when it...

Review: THAR, There's Blood on the Rajasthani Sand in Netflix's Latest Indian Thriller

A detective investigating a seemingly random murder in the rural Rajasthani desert turns out to be so much more in Raj Singh Chaudhary’s Thar. Nothing much happens in Munabao, a small town near the Pakistani border region of Rajasthan, but...

Review: IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE Defies Conventional Romances

The voice-over that starts Hong Sang-soo's In Front of Your Face is more like a prayer. It belongs to Sang-ok (Lee Hye-young), a serene faced, aging beauty crashing on the couch in her younger sister Jeong-ok (Cho Yun-hee)'s high-rise apartment...