International: Asia

A MAN OF REASON (보호자): Korean Action Drama In Theaters on July 5th And on VOD on July 9th

After spending a decade in prison, a hitman learns that he has a daughter and just wants a chance at a normal life. But his former mob boss wants him back at any cost, sending merciless assassins after him.

Zlín 2024 Review: A MATCH Crushes Aspirations and Autonomy in Arranged Marriages

Emerging director Jayant Digambar Somalkar presents a coming-of-age drama exploring the conflict between personal desires and societal expectations in rural patriarchal India.

Tribeca 2024 Dispatch: International Narrative Competition, Slices of Family Life, Sometimes Melancholy, More Often Miserable

Family life usually provokes strong, personal reactions, either positive or negative. In the case of the films in the International Narrative Competition at the 2024 Tribeca Festival, family life exerts a powerful influence upon the narrative in the 10 films...

TIGER STRIPES Review: Beautiful, Incisive Story of the Monstrous Feminine

Amanda Nell Eu wrote and directed "a beautiful and incisive story of the monstrous feminine." Zafreen Zairizal, Deena Ezral, Piqa, Shaheizy Sam, June Lojong, Khairunazwan Rodzy, and Fatimah Abu Bakar star.

KILL Official Trailer: This Brutal Indian Action Flick is Coming Fast!

Watch the official trailer for the brutal and bloody action from India. Coming the theaters on July 4th.

LOVE LIES BLEEDING and TWILIGHT OF THE WARRIORS Bookend 28th BiFan, Festival to Launch AI Film Competition

This year's Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) in Korea will open with Rose Glass' acclaimed romantic neo-noir thriller Love Lies Bleeding, while Soi Cheang's Cannes-premiered Hong Kong action-drama Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In will serve as the closing...

Frontières 2024: Official Market Selection Announced

There ain't no week like market week at Fantasia. Our friends at Frontières have just announced the official market selection for this year's co-production market which runs from July 24th through the 27th.    This year's selection included new projects...

SKIP CITY 2024: Takeshi Kushida's ACTING FOR BEGINNERS to Open Festival

Our friends at Skip CIty International D-Cinema Festival are celebrating their 21st anniversary this year. Starting back in 2004 the festival is located in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo.    This year the festival is hosting a hybrid edition...

Fantasia 2024: Second Wave Announced, BOOKWORM to Open The Fest

The second wave of titles have just been announced for this year's edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival and of course there are some doozies in the mix.    First off, Ant Timpson's Bookworm, starring Elijah Wood and Nell...

KILL: Check Out This Violent Clip And The Official Poster

Hey. Do you want to get a sense of how holy-fuck-violent Nikhil Nagesh Bhat's action movie Kill is? Then watch this clip!   If I remember correctly, since it's been a while since I caught the world premiere at TIFF,...

ALL THAT BREATHES Blu-ray Review: Sitting Gently With the End of the World

One of the great, tragic flaws of the human race is locked up in our inability to think beyond our familiar scale of time; like the slow blades that slip the shields in Dune, gradual problems -- even if ultimately...

Cannes 2024 Review: ALL WE IMAGINE AS LIGHT, A Major Achievement of Indian Cinema

Grand Prix Winner of Cannes 2024 showcases the emergence of a new voice depicting underrepresented, working-class India from a woman's perspective.

Donnie Yen's Caine Gets His JOHN WICK Spinoff Next Year

The John Wick spinoff you know you wanted is finally happening. Variety is reporting that Donnie Yen is all set to reprise his character, Caine, in the next spinoff from the original quad of films. You know what this means?...

55: Scott Free Productions to Produce, FilmSharks to Handle International Sales of Shyam Madiraju Thriller

Scott Free Productions and FilmSharks are partnering for a Indian-American co-production, the thriller 55.

Cannes 2024 Review: TWILIGHT OF THE WARRIORS: WALLED IN, Hong Kong's Nostaglia-Fuelled Gangland Throwdown

Since it was first announced back in 2013, the nostalgia-fuelled martial arts epic set within the labyrinthine back alleys of Kowloon Walled City has nurtured a mythical status to rival the notorious neighbourhood itself. Development of the project dates back...

EVIL DOES NOT EXIST Review: Bold, Chilling, Ominous, From Ryusuke Hamaguchi

'Drive My Car' director Ryusuke Hamaguchi heads in a new direction with his latest film.

Brussels 2024 Interview: 4PM Stars Oh Dal-su, Jang Young-nam and Director Jay Song Discuss New Korean Thriller

Last week, the 42nd Brussels International Film Festival played host to the world premiere of The Nightmare director Jay Song’s new South Korean thriller, 4PM. Inspired by the Belgian novel “Les Catilinaires”, from celebrated author Amélie Nothomb, which was published...

Udine 2024 Review: THEIR LAST LOVE AFFAIR, Lee Myung-se's Daring and Dazzling Tale of Illicit Romance

This year's Far East Film Festival is screening a large number of South Korean classics, including a full program dedicated to the country's fascinating 1950s output, such as Park Nam-ok's progressive drama The Widow, the first Korean film ever directed...

Udine 2024 Review: 12.12: THE DAY, Riveting Drama Brings Dark Episode of Korean History Into the Light

One of the final dark closets of modern Korean history gets thrown wide open in Kim Sung-soo's riveting historical drama 12.12: The Day. The film dramatises the coup d'état that took place in the wake of the assassination of President...

Udine 2024 Review: THE ROUNDUP: PUNISHMENT Wins One More Round in a Franchise Clinging to the Ropes

It’s Beast Cop vs Bitcoin in the fourth instalment of Ma Dong-seok’s enduringly popular Roundup action franchise, as his hulking detective goes toe-to-toe with a tech-savvy crime syndicate looking to expand into crypto. Helmed by action director Heo Myeong-haeng, Ma’s...