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THE GRANDMASTER Sweeps Asian Film Awards

Wong Kar Wai's martial arts bio-pic of Ip Man, The Grandmaster, took home seven awards including Best Film at the 8th Asian Film Awards, hosted in Macau last night. Wong was named Best Director, while Zhang Ziyi collected the Best...

THE GRANDMASTER, DRUG WAR Top HK Film Critics Awards

Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster has been named Best Film by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, while its female star Zhang Ziyi was voted Best Actress. Johnnie To's Drug War won the Best Director and Best Screenplay awards, and...

TIFF 2013 Review: COLD EYES Looks To The Best For Inspiration

Korean thrillers have earned a reputation for consistency over the years and, though there may only be a few great ones, the majority of them are solid efforts. However, we've come to expect a lot of the same tropes as...

BIG BAD WOLVES, THE BATTERY, DOOMSDAYS And More Join Dark Bridges Lineup!

Good news if you happen to find yourself in Saskatoon between September 26th and 29th! The Dark Bridges Film Festival has (kind of) formally announced the first wave of titles in this year's lineup. Joining the previously announced Resolution and Bushido...

Watch An Exclusive Clip From Johnnie To's DRUG WAR

With Johnnie To's Drug War now on the big screen in New York City with expansions to LA coming this week and further markets to follow ScreenAnarchy is happy to present an exclusive clip from the latest offering from the...

China Box Office: FAST & FURIOUS 6 Speeds Into Pole Position

Justin Lin's Fast & Furious 6 races to the top of the Chinese box office this week, despite giving Roland Emmerich's White House Down a 4-day head start, while M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth plummets to fifth place. Rank Title...

Review: DRUG WAR Takes The Battle To Mainland China

Fans of Johnnie To's violent action films should have a good time with Drug War, which features some masterfully made high-octane entertainment. Heroic cops battle villainous thugs and it all looks slick and stylish. Is it a classic? Probably not....

A Short But Sweet Talk With Johnnie To About DRUG WAR

Last week, the famous Hong Kong director Johnnie To visited Toronto at the invitation of TIFF, to participate in the A Century of Chinese Cinema programme running at TIFF Bell Lightbox. One of the films shown there was his new...

China Box Office: AFTER EARTH Ghosts Its Way To The Top

Will Smith's domestic turkey, After Earth, enters the Chinese charts in pole position, but only just ahead of Johnnie To's still-strong Blind Detective. Rank Title Origin 8/7-14/7 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1 After Earth USA $13.89 $13.89 3 2...

China Box Office: Johnnie To's BLIND DETECTIVE Bests Keanu's MAN OF TAI CHI

Female-centric youth comedy Tiny Times holds on to the top spot for a second week, but Johnnie To's Blind Detective easily outperforms Keanu Reeves' actioner Man of Tai Chi. Rank Title Origin 1/7-8/7 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1 Tiny...

Johnnie To's DRUG WAR Poster Premiere

Johnnie To's Drug War arrives in New York theaters July 26 before spreading to LA August 2 and additional markets August 9th from WellGo USA and Variance Films, and ScreenAnarchy is proud to debut the new US poster for the...

Review: BLIND DETECTIVE Lacks Vision Or Clear Direction

Johnnie To reunites his dream team pairing of Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng for the first time in nearly a decade, but the results are far from perfect as this oddball comedy thriller proves an unwieldy and unsatisfying beast.When not...

Watch The Second Trailer For Johnnie To's BLIND DETECTIVE

To say that the reaction to Johnnie To's Blind Detective in Cannes was less than enthusiastic is to be rather kind, if we're being honest. There was something of a critic-pile-on with the film and my hunch is that the...

NYAFF 2013 Announces Jay Chou's THE ROOFTOP Plus 22 More Titles

The annual celebration of cinematic goodness that is the New York Asian Film Festival has announced that Jay Chou's The Rooftop will serve as the closing night presentation. They've also announced a raft of premieres and salutes. Here's more from...

Fresh Stills and Production Photos for Johnnie To's BLIND DETECTIVE

Following the recent commercial success of Drug War, director Johnnie To's hot streak looks to continue with his new film Blind Detective. The film reteams Hong Kong superstars Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng, who have previously appeared in a number...

Hey, Australia! Win A Double Pass to DRUG WAR! [Updated]

Drug War, the latest from Hong Kong legend Johnnie To opens today in selected cinemas.Our very favorable review of this blistering action thriller can be found here.To get your hands on one of five in-season double passes, simple email Kwenton@screenanarchy.com with your...

Review: DRUG WAR Supplies High-Octane Entertainment

For a good time, go see Johnnie To's latest film Drug War, which features some masterfully made high-octane entertainment. Heroic cops battle villainous thugs and it all looks slick and stylish. Is it a classic? Probably not. Did I like...

HK Filmart 2013: BLIND DETECTIVE Press Conference

Ah, the excitement of a press conference! Actually, though it may sound dry and boring -- and I'm sure the repetition would dilute the impact quickly -- the first press conference I attended in Hong Kong a couple of weeks...

Johnnie To Sees Red in First BLIND DETECTIVE Teaser

Hong Kong's Johnnie To is showing no signs of restraint in the wake of his violent mainland-based thriller, Drug War, which has its domestic at the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival later this week. The first teaser trailer for...

Latest Trailer For Johnnie To's DRUG WAR Shoots To The Beat.

More ultra-violent action from Johnnie To's first mainland China-shot action film, Drug War (Duzhan), in the latest trailer. Holy heck this is violent stuff. Thank you, Mr. To. Set in Jinshan, China, Timmy Choi, a cold-hearted drug dealer, crashes his...