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Rotterdam 2020 Review: PARASITE (B&W VERSION)

On the ninth of February 2020, Korean director Bong Joon Ho came, saw and conquered the Oscars with his film Parasite. A week earlier, he came, saw and conquered the International Film Festival Rotterdam. An old friend of the festival...

Review: RIDE YOUR WAVE, Lyrical Beauty, Marvelous Fun

Masaaki Yuasa ('Mindgame,' 'Night Is Short, Walk on Girl') directs a wondrous feature anime.

Chattanooga Film Fest 2020 Announces First Wave, SYNCHRONIC To Open, 65 DAYS OF STATIC Event To Close

The Chattanooga Film Festival has made quite a name for itself in the genre film fest world in a relatively short period of time. By bringing together not only the latest films making waves at other events around the world,...

Rotterdam 2020 Review: BEASTS CLAWING AT STRAWS, Crime Comedy of Bloody Errors, Voracious Greed

One bag of money ensures a battle royale in a dark crime comedy by Kim Yong-hoon.

Rotterdam 2020 Interview: Mattie Do Talks About THE LONG WALK

A few years ago, the International Film Festival Rotterdam re-instated its genre segment, the Rotterdämmerung, as part of the general program. And ever since it's back, it is always literally the first part of the programming where I will look....

New York Asian Winter Showcase 2020 Review: EXTREME JOB, A Tasty Cops-and-Criminals Farce

Lee Byeong-hun's police action comedy is an entertaining farce that will leave viewers hankering for fried chicken and beer in between laughs.

Rotterdam 2020 Review: NASIR, Stoicism in the Time of Assertive Hindu Nationalism

Tamil indie filmmaker Arun Karthick offers first-hand observations on the impact of Hindu nationalism.

Now Streaming: IN/SPECTRE, Cheerful Mysteries Solved With One Eye, One Leg, One Healer

Action and mystery collide in a light, entertaining anime series.

PARASITE Wins the World

South Korea's own Parasite won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best International Feature Film, Best Director (Bong Joon Ho), and Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won). See an official list of all the award winners and...

Trailer: Hyper-Violent Korean Action Film THE WITCH: SUBVERSION Finally Arrives In North America This March

Our friends at Texas-based film distributor Well Go USA have just announced a North American home video release date of March 10th for one of my favorite films of 2018, director Hoon-jung Park's super-violent science fiction action thriller, The Witch: Subversion...

Trailer: Tiger Shroff Dance-Fights An Entire Nation In BAAGHI 3

Look. I'm going to be real with you. I truly believe that Tiger Shroff is the worst thing to happen to Bollywood in the last decade. And yet, somehow he keeps making blockbusters. His newest attack on common sense and...

GO BACK TO CHINA Trailer: Are You Excited?

It's only a movie, but what a good time to watch "a winning comedy-drama of cultural differences and complicated family dynamics"! As described by our own Christopher Bourne in his review, writer/director Emily Ting's sophomore feature Go Back to China...

Sundance 2020 Review: IMPETIGORE, Indonesia's Pre-Colonial Traditions Terrify In Joko Anwar's Latest

After being attacked at her job as a toll booth operator by a frenzied stranger, Maya (Tara Basro) retreats into her new job working at a discount clothing stall to try to separate herself from the trauma of the experience....

Arrow Video Hits The Bullseye This April With Mastorakis, Tsukamoto, '80s Comedy, WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE!, And HAGAZUSSA

Arrow Video has delivered their April 2020 lineup and it's a corker!  After digging in to the Nico Mastorakis catalog with Island of Death, Zero Boys, and Hired To Kill in the past few years, they continue to unearth long...

New York Asian Film Festival Winter Showcase 2020 Offers Tasty Pairings of Cinema and Food

For 18 years now, the New York Asian Film Festival has been an indelible fixture on the summer film calendar, bringing to audiences the endlessly varied pleasures and provocations to be found in contemporary Asian cinemas. To tide fans over between editions, last year the festival instituted...

Giveaway: Win MON MON MON MONSTERS on DVD From RLJE Films And Shudder

It is time for another giveaway from our friends at RLJE Films and Shudder! This time we have three copies of Giddens Ko's excellent Taiwanese horror flick Mon Mon Mon Monsters. T   he DVD and Blu-ray will be released...

Now Streaming: KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF EIZOUKEN! Bursts Creatively With Good Cheer

Yuasa Masaaki directs the delightful, wildly imaginative anime series, adapted from Ōwara Sumito's manga.

Japan's Skip City Festival Shifts Dates, Announces Call For Entries!

One of the world's oldest festivals focusing on digital cinema, Japan's Skip City enters its 17th year in 2020. And they want to see your film! The festival is moving away from their normal summer dates this year to avoid...

Now Streaming: THE RISING OF THE SHIELD HERO, Go Behind the Scenes in New Video

Launched at the beginning of January, the Winter 2020 season of new anime simulcasts is now going full blast in North America, via streaming services Crunchyroll, Funimation, HiDive, Hulu, and VRV. (Plus Netflix and others, of course.) Personally, I'm still...

Shinkai Makoto Anime THE GARDEN OF WORDS Heads to London Stage

One week ago, Shinkai Makoto's Weathering With You opened in U.S. theaters and is already among my favorite films from the past 365 days. It's also been widely acclaimed by critics, as noted at Rotten Tomatoes, and has proven to...