Tag: australia

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See PROJECT GUTENBERG in Cinemas!

Chow Yun Fat and Aaron Kwok team up in Project Gutenberg, a crime thriller directed by Felix Chong, co-writer of the Infernal Affairs trilogy and co-director of the Overheard franchise. It tells the story of the Hong Kong police taking...

Venice 2018 Review: THE NIGHTINGALE Sings Out In Dark Rage

With her sophomore effort, filmmaker Jennifer Kent has tapped into something much, much darker.

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See GO BROTHER! in Cinemas!

Go Brother! is a new Chinese comedy directed by Cheng Fen-fen (Hear Me) and starring Peng Yuchang (Our Shining Days) and Zhang Zifeng (Detective Chinatown). What does it feel like to have a brother who makes a fool of his...

RABBIT: Watch The Trailer For Luke Shanahan's Acclaimed Debut

Australian writer-director Luke Shanahan turned heads around the world with his Adelaide Clemens-starring debut feature Rabbit and with The Orchard now gearing up for an October release in North America we've got a look at the trailer for you all....

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Donnie Yen's BIG BROTHER in Cinemas!

Donnie Yen’s latest film, Big Brother, sees the action superstar playing a school teacher with a dark past who has to use his skills to save one of his students. The film is directed by Kam Kar-wai, who helmed the...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Huang Bo's THE ISLAND in Cinemas!

The Island is the directorial debut from popular Chinese actor Huang Bo. The comedy tells the story of a group of mismatched individuals trying to get out of a desert island. The cast is stellar and includes Shu Qi, Wang...

Hey Australia! Here Are Some of the Asian Films Coming Soon to a Cinema Near You!

In the second half of 2018, Australian distributor of Asian cinema Magnum Films will be bringing a number of much anticipated films to our cinemas. These include action films starring Chow Yun Fat, Donnie Yen and Max Zhang, as well...

Taiwan Film Festival to Launch in Australia

Many great films have come out of Taiwan over the years, but sadly only a limited number of them are ever shown in Australian cinemas. Now fans of Taiwanese cinema in Australia can finally celebrate because the new Taiwan Film...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Nick Cheung's THE TROUGH in Cinemas!

The Trough is Hong Kong actor-director Nick Cheung’s third outing as a director following a pair of horror films, Ghost Rituals and Keeper of Darkness. This time, he has made a crime thriller that has an all-star cast including Xu...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See DUDE'S MANUAL in Cinemas!

Dude’s Manual is a new romantic comedy from China starring Dong Zijian, Zhong Chuxi and Jessie Li. Synopsis: He Xiaoyang, who is single for four years, is mistaken as head girl Guan Xin‘s love interest by accident. To get rid...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See THE DEATH OF STALIN in Cinemas!

The Death Of Stalin is a political satire film that has an ensemble cast including Steve Buscemi, Rupert Friend, Simon Russell, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs and Olga Kurylenko. Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies...

VAMPIR: Watch Anya Beyersdorf's Fantastic Short Film Now

Australia's Anya Beyersdorf is a talent that we've been keeping a close eye on for some time in these pages. Her short film work has been acclaimed around the world and while she's got a few feature script projects in...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See GIRLS 2 in Cinemas!

Director Wong Chun-chun teams up with Ivy Chen Yi-han, Fiona Sit and Janine Chang for another all-girls adventure in Girls 2. Xiwen has gotten engaged & her friends a.k.a. her bridesmaids take her on a bachelorette trip to Vietnam, where...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See MONSTER HUNT 2 in Cinemas

The much anticipated sequel to China's 2015 box office hit Monster Hunt is coming to Australia on Chinese New Year Day. Directed by Raman Hui (Monster Hunt, Shrek The Third) and starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai alongside original cast members Bai...

Sundance 2018 Review: SWEET COUNTRY, a Powerful Slowburn on Australia's Not-So-Sweet History

Warwick Thornton's Sweet Country opens with Sam Neill's preacher Fred Smith sharing a meal with his Aboriginal farmhands Sam and Lizzie Kelly (exceptional newcomers Hamilton Morris and Natassia Gorey-Furber). "We're all equal in the eyes of the Lord," the preacher sermonizes as he...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Sandra Ng's GOLDBUSTER in Cinemas!

Goldbuster is a new Chinese comedy directed by and starring Sandra Ng, who is most famous for her roles in the Young and Dangerous, The Inspector Wears Skirts and Golden Chicken series.    The rest of the cast includes Francis...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Crime Thriller THE LIQUIDATOR in Cinemas!

The Liquidator is a new crime thriller from Mainland China that stars Deng Chao (The Mermaid), Ethan Juan (Monga) and Cecilia Liu (Brotherhood Of Blades).   A criminal psychologist and a forensic fingerprint expert work together to track down a...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Feng Xiaogang's YOUTH in Cinemas!

Youth is the latest film from Feng Xiaogang, one of the most consistent hit-makers in the Chinese film industry. It tells the story of a group of young dancers at the end of China’s Cultural Revolution.     Originally scheduled to...

Review: BETTER WATCH OUT, Dark, Clever and Funny

Let's not beat around the bush. Home Alone was pretty obviously the inspiration for Chris Peckover's sophomore feature Better Watch Out (originally titled Safe Neighborhood). There's nothing wrong with that. We all know that both John Hughes and Chris Columbus...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See CHASING THE DRAGON in Cinemas!

Chasing The Dragon is one of the most anticipated Chinese films of the year for the simple reason that it unites two superstars – Donnie Yen and Andy Lau.   Yen plays notorious drug dealer ‘Crippled Ho’ (previously played by...