International: Asia

Fantasia 2023: Second Wave Announced! Pascal Plante's RED ROOMS Will Open The Fest

Our thoughts turn to Summer as our friends over at Fantasia are gearing up for another year of summer camp for genre film nerds.    Over thirty more feature length films are being announced today. Pascal Plante's Red Rooms has...

BiFan Opens Folk Horror-Fuelled 27th Edition with Ari Aster's BEAU IS AFRAID

After weathering the pandemic and its shifting regulations for the past three editions, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) returns to full strength this year with its 27th edition, kicking off on June 29 with the local premiere of...

Cannes 2023 Review: IN OUR DAY, Luminous Korean Miniature

Prolific Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo premieres his 30th film in the Director's Fortnight section at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes 2023 Review: INSIDE THE YELLOW COCOON SHELL, Extraordinary Debut Feature

First-time Vietnamese filmmaker Pham Thien An unspooled his stunning feature in the Director's Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes 2023 Review: KUBI, Masterclass in Absurdist History

Takeshi Kitano's new film.

Cannes 2023 Review: PERFECT DAYS, Magic Moments

Wim Wenders' new film.

Cannes 2023 Review: PROJECT SILENCE, Satisfying South Korean Action Thriller

Project Silence, part of the Midnight section at the Cannes International Film Festival, is genre cinema in its purest form. It caused a good number of people to leave the Agnès Varda movie hall, something that would never have happened,...

Cannes 2023 Review: YOUTH (SPRING), Chronicle of China's Working Class Youth

Chinese director Wang Bing makes his Cannes Competition debut with a stunning, expansive work about China's youth working in the country's garment industry.

Pretty Packaging: GHOST IN THE SHELL Lands An Ultimate Edition

Blu-ray distributor Plaion, previously known in Germany as Koch Media, has been responsible for some Special Editions which were absolute jawdroppers. Their release of Richard Stanley's The Color Out of Space was a highpoint for me in 2020, and last...

DROPS OF GOD Review: Like Fine Wine, Gets Better As It Goes

Fleur Geffrier and Yamashita Tomohisa star in the swirling dramatic series, created by Quoc Dang Tran, now streaming on Apple TV+.

Cannes 2023 Review: MONSTER, Complex Chronology, Brave Message

Kore-eda Hirokazu directed a impactful drama with genre trappings.

LOBO FEROZ: Gustavo Hernández's Adaptation of BIG BAD WOLVES Scores Worldwide Sales

Now that Gustvao Hernandez's crime thriller, Lobo Feroz, the Spanish-language adaptation of Israili crime-thriller Big Bad Wolves, has opened in its native Spain it will begin its rollout into the rest of the World.   Our friends at FilmSharks are...

WHITE BUILDING Review: Beautiful Elegy to a Not So Distant Past

Piseth Chhun stars in Kavich Neang's feature directorial debut, set in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

DIM SUM: A LITTLE BIT OF HEART, Kurosawa's 4K DREAMS: Criterion in August 2023

Let's start with a little dim sum before night falls and dreams begin. In August 2023, The Criterion Collection will release Wayne Wang's Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart on Blu-ray and Akira Kurosawa's Dreams in 4K, which makes...

MAD CATS Review: Japanese Action Comedy Lands Jokes And Punches

Taka receives a cryptic message about his missing brother, Mune. The message plays out, ‘Infiltrate the captor’s lair, find his brother, steal a mysterious object, and don’t let anyone see you’. In capable hands, this might be a piece of...

Fantasia 2023: The First Wave is Here! Premieres Galore From Gans, The Adams Family, and More. Larry Kent to Receive Trailblazer Award

The impending summer means it's nearly time for our annual trip to Montreal with the Fantasia International Film Festival! We'll have multiple members of the Screen Anarchy team on the ground again this year, ready and eager to let you...

BRANDED TO KILL 4K Review: Exciting and Funny

Suzuki Seijun's 1967 masterpiece, starring Shishido Joe, got him fired from Nikkatsu. Now available from The Criterion Collection.

STAR WARS: VISIONS -- VOLUME 2 Review: World Animation Showcase

Shorts from Chile, France, Japan, India, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, the U.K. and the U.S. debut on Disney Plus.

CPH:DOX 2023 Review: THE LAST YEAR OF DARKNESS, Inside Chinese Underground Club Culture

Director Ben Mullinkosson explores the Chinese underground club scene through a single nightclub and its patrons.

SUZUME Review: A Door, A Talking Cat, A Running Chair, and You

Directed by Makoto Shinkai, the animated adventure from Japan follows a young girl on a quest to save the world.