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Busan 2017 Review: MAN HUNT, a Disaster in Search of a Director

John Woo’s first contemporary action film produced in Asia for more than 20 years falls woefully short of the director’s best work. Shot entirely in Japan with a mostly local crew, Man Hunt pairs Zhang Hanyu and Masaharu Fukuyama as...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: SHIN GODZILLA, The Monster Reborn

Japanese studio Toho resurrects Godzilla (Gojira), its most famous monster, in a busy modern day drama beset by bureaucracy and marked by marvelous action sequences.

SHIN GODZILLA Stampedes Into US Theaters This October

Toho Studios’ 29th big screen outing for their favourite atomic kaiju, Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence), makes its way to US shores for a limited theatrical engagement this October, courtesy of the good people at Funimation.    Shin Godzilla -...

Epic New GODZILLA RESURGENCE Trailer And TV Spot

Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Anno Hideaki's new live action Godzilla Resurgence hits Japanese screens on July 29th and with the release just around the corner a new theatrical trailer plus a new TV spot have just arrived online. The trailer...

First Look At GODZILLA RESURGENCE Teases Giant Scares

Next summer sees the release of Godzilla Resurgence, the first Japanese film to feature the King of the Lizards in a decade. Written and directed by regular anime helmer Anno Hideaki, and co-directed by Higuchi Shinji (Attack On Titan), who...

Character Posters For Live Action ATTACK ON TITAN

After keeping Attack On Titan fans eagerly anticipating in the dark for months since word on Shinji Higuchi's upcoming live action film adaptation first broke out, Toho has finally announced the cast line-up to the Japanese media, along with revealing...

Exclusive Clip And New Red Band Trailer For Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL

Drafthouse Films is bringing the madness to US shores with Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell hitting select theaters and VOD platforms across the nation on November 7th and we've got an exclusive clip from the film along...

Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL Lands A New US Trailer

With its arrival on North American shores imminent a new trailer for Sono Sion's gonzo Why Don't You Play In Hell has arrived online. I literally ate my shirt at Fantastic Fest last year because of this film (and R100,...

U.S. Poster For Sion's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? Keeps It Pink

We're glad that Drafthouse Films did not mess about with the poster for their release of Sono Sion's cult hit Why Don't You Play In Hell? The mass of bodies. Two lone arms, one brandishing a camera, the other a katana...

Camera Japan Festival Rotterdam 2014 Reveals Its Great Line-up

UPDATE: The festival has now released its full schedule, and has opened its ticket sales. Click this link for more details. This October, the Camera Japan Festival returns, starting as always in Rotterdam with its full selection, before travelling to...

THE BABADOOK, HOUSEBOUND, And DEAD SNOW 2 Round Off Saskatoon Fantastic's Lineup

The programmers of the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival (formerly Dark Bridges) finally settled on the rest of our lineup this year. As was previously announced the festival already includes Zero Theorem, Mood Indigo, Cold in July and Life After Beth....

NY Asian 2014 Interview: Fumi Nikaido Asks WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

With a CV of films directed by some of Japan's most famous and innovative directors, at the tender age of 19, actress Fumi Nikaido is the very definition of the rising star. The New York Asian Film Festival honored her...

Asian Film Festival Of Dallas Delivers Its Lucky 13th Full Lineup

Many years ago, in the ancient year of 2006, I was fortunate enough to have the kindly overlords of ScreenAnarchy publish a few of my words regarding the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. It was the first time anyone ever...

Imagine Film Festival 2014 Reveals Whopping Line-up

On the 9th of April this year, the Amsterdam-based Imagine Film Festival will start, opening with Christophe Gans' Beauty And The Beast. And now that the festival's site reveals its entire program, it turns out that its opener is not...

OFFSCREEN Film Festival Brussels Welcomes Radley Metzger, And A Whole Lot More

This week, the seventh edition of the Offscreen Film Festival in Brussels will start, undoubtedly one of the best 'genre' festivals in Europe. And their line-up this year is very much yummie. Radley Metzger is one of the guests of...

FICUNAM 2014 News: Sono Sion's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL To Premiere In Mexico

The International Film Festival of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (FICUNAM) will celebrate its fourth edition from February 27 to March 9 in Mexico City. The press conference is yet to happen but little by little the organizers are...

Fantastic Fest Tour Set To Infect U.S. Nationwide In November

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into U.S. theaters, here comes the inaugural Fantastic Fest Tour to make it dangerous all over again. The tour will feature eight (8) outstanding, must-see titles from last month's Fantastic...

THE WHITE STORM And SNOWPIERCER Bookend Hong Kong Asian Film Fest

The full line-up for this year's Hong Kong Asian Film Festival has just been unveiled and it looks to be an incredibly strong year, bookended by two of the region's most hotly-anticipated thrillers. Opening the festival on 25 October is...

Hey, LA! WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL

I mean... would you like to win tickets to see Sono Sion's latest Why Don't You Play In Hell? The LA premiere is this Sunday, October 13th as part of Beyond Fest at The American Cinematheque at The Egyptian. To...

Fantastic Fest 2013: JODOROWSKY'S DUNE Wins Audience Award, THE DIRTIES, THE CONGRESS, and AFFLICTED Also Cited

Before a packed audience, the awards for Fantastic Fest 2013 were handed out tonight in Austin, Texas, USA. Here is the prepared statement by the festival with the announcement: Fantastic Fest is pleased to announce this year's Fantastic Fest Award...