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Review: GRASS, Cynical, Delicious Coffee Shop Vignettes

Kim Minhee stars in director Hong Sangsoo's latest human comedy.

Trailer: Joko Anwar Is Back With Comic Adaptation, GUNDALA, A Super Vigilante Spectacular

If there is a short list of filmmakers we've followed here at Screen Anarchy since the very beginning, Indonesia's Joko Anwar would easily be near the top. From his beginnings in comedy, through his adventures in noir, fantasy, and horror,...

Friday One Sheet: PARASITE

There are so many curious things on display in the first piece of key art for Bong Joon-Ho's latest film Parasite.There is the obvious dead body in the bottom corner. However, the censorship on the various characters' eyes -- star...

Review: MASTER Z: IP MAN LEGACY, What's Wrong With Vengeance

Wire-fu master Yuen Woo-ping directs Max Zhang in a superlative martial arts action drama, also starring Michelle Yeoh and Dave Bautista.


There are many talented young filmmakers out there but no one impressed me with their first couple of highly ambitious and accomplished films like a 30-year old Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan did. The sheer technical prowess and visual and literal...

CineCina 2019 Fest Dispatch: A New Fest Brings Chinese-language Indies to NYC

The inaugural CineCina Film Festival, screening at SVA Theatre and Peter Norton Symphony Space through April 19, brings an impressive slate on recent Chinese-language independent films, both narrative and documentary, from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Also included is a...

Udine 2019: Full Lineup Revealed for 21st Far East Film Festival

The Far East Film Festival has revealed the full lineup for its 21st edition, which will take place in Udine, Italy from 26 April - 4 May 2019. The packed roster of 76 films from 12 different countries includes 3...

New York! The OLD SCHOOL KUNG FU FEST is Back This May!

Oh, to be in New York during the weekend of May 3rd and 4th. Though the date May the 4th holds a special place in my heart for a whole other reason, my heart will always holds a place for...

Review: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Audacious and Unforgettable

Huang Jue and Tang Wei star in Bi Gan's sophomore effort, which doesn't disappoint.

Erik Matti Goes Super Dark In Trailer For New Horror Film KUWARESMA

When it comes to high quality genre fare out of South East Asia, Filipino director Erik Matti continues to lead the way. With a Cannes selection under his belt for hitman thriller On the Job, Matti has long been a...

Notes on Streaming: ULTRAMAN and TWILIGHT ZONE Return

Plus: Teasing Korean 'Persona.'

From Kiwi Teacher To Indonesian Action Star, Tag Along With OPERATION RAMBU!

It's the sort of story that's so strange it could only be true. In 1986 New Zealand teacher Peter O'Brian was mistaken on the streets of Jakarta for Sylvester Stallone and cast in an Indonesian knock off of Rambo. O'Brian...

Review: Philippine Horror EERIE is Paved with Good Intentions

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” I am reminded of these lines when thinking of a throughline for the Mikhail Red-directed horror film Eerie. Storywise, the film delivers commentary on how our institutions and internalized preconceptions can...

New Directors/New Films 2019: 5 Notable Selections

This year's edition of New Directors/New Films, boasting one of its strongest slates in recent memory, runs through April 7 at The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art. Below are five notable selections. For more...

Udine 2019: Sewol Ferry Drama BIRTHDAY to Open 21st Far East Film Festival

Birthday, the hugely anticipated South Korean drama reenacting the horrific tragedy of the Sewol ferry disaster, has been announced as the opening film of this year’s Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy.   Produced by Lee Chang-dong, award-winning director...

Indian Film Fest LA 2018 Announces Full Feature Lineup and Tribute to Actress Tabu

The 17th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is nearly upon us and the feature and short film lineups have been announced. Opening on April 11th with a special screening of Sriram Raghavan's stellar Andhadhun and tribute to leading...

Third Window Films Announces Dozens Of Titles Going Out Of Print

It looks like it's time to shit or get off the pot for fans of Asian cinema as your best friend in the home video world, the UK's incredible Third Window Films, announced this week that nearly 30 titles in...

Notes on Streaming: Shudder's CRITTERS: A NEW BINGE, Taiwan's GREEN DOOR

Plus: Japan's 'My Husband Won't Fit.'

Nicolas Cage to Star in JIU JITSU Comic Book Adaptation

We love Nicolas Cage! He's teaming up with Alain Moussi and Dimitri Logothetis for another wild project that involves the fate of all mankind (?!).

Los Angeles Asian Pacific 2019: YELLOW ROSE to Open Festival

I live in Texas, so when I see the words 'yellow rose,' I immediately think of the famed folk song "The Yellow Rose of Texas." This is a film site, of course, not a music site, and so we're talking...