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Fantasia 2018 Review: KASANE Explores The Tyranny Of Appearances

Based on the popular manga by Matsuura Dasuma, Kasane - Beauty and Fate - is a film that dissects tyranny of good looks through a horror lens. Habuta (Asano Tadanobu) is a talent agent looking for his next big star...

Watch: Exclusive Interview with Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto on Martin Scorsese's SILENCE

After more than 25 years, Martin Scorsese finally completed Silence last year, his adaptation of the homonymous Japanese novel written by Endo Shusaku and a real passion project for the master filmmaker behind other religious films such as The Last...

Scorsese Answers our Prayers with Astonishing First SILENCE Trailer

Martin Scorsese leaps right into this year's Oscar race with Silence, his epic new adaptation of Shûsaku Endô's novel. Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver star as Portuguese Jesuit missionaries sent to Japan in the 17th Century. Their mission is to track...

SHINJUKU SWAN 2: New Trailers Give First Look At Asano's Villain

While it's a bit tough to pick either side of a film pitting rival recruiters for the adult entertainment industry and label that one side as the villain of the piece, it seems fair at least to say that iconic...

Kôji Fukada's HARMONIUM Coming to UK Cinemas - Watch the Trailer

Eureka Entertainment has announced plans to release Kôji Fukada’s Harmonium in UK cinemas on 5 May 2017, following a string of festival engagements beginning with its UK premiere at the first London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) on 24 October...

THE ASSASSIN Leads Asian Film Awards With 9 Nominations

Nominations for the 10th Asian Film Awards were announced today in Hong Kong, and Hou Hsiao Hsien's wuxia drama The Assassin unsurprisingly leads the pack with 9 nominations. Appearing in the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting...

Adam Wong And Nick Cheung Bookend Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2015

One of the biggest events on Hong Kong's film festival calendar - the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival - has revealed its full line-up, which will open on 28 October with She Remembers, He Forgets, the new film from Adam...

China Lion Bringing ONLY YOU, THE WASTED TIMES And MR. SIX To N.America & Australia

Great news for fans of mainstream cinema from the Chinese mainland, as China Lion Film Distribution has announced the acquisition of a trio of upcoming films featuring a host of A-list talent. Tang Wei (Lust, Caution, Blackhat) and Liao Fan (Silver...

THE WASTED TIMES: Er Cheng Offers Up A Trippy Noir Gallery Of Stars In Trailer For His Next

Mainland Chinese director Er Cheng offers up what looks to be a super stylish and deliberately off kilter take on classic film noir with his upcoming effort The Wasted Times, a period set offering that boasts a who's who of...

Doyle, Asano And Khavn Collide In The RUINED HEART Trailer

What happens when you take one of the most punk rock filmmakers on the planet in Khavn de la Cruz - a Filipino lofi maestro who elevates 'shambolic' to an art form - and put him together with acclaimed cinematographer...

Kurosawa And Asano Reunite For JOURNEY TO THE SHORE

After some false starts it appears Japanese auteur Kurosawa Kiyoshi has himself a new project and he's bringing a familiar face with him.Film Biz Asia reports that Kurosawa's Bright Future star Asano Tadanobu will take the male lead opposite Fukatsu...

Watch The Teaser For Kitamura's Live Action LUPIN III

It was back on Tuesday that we ran the first footage from Kitamura Ryuhei's upcoming live action adaptation of popular manga and anime series Lupin III in the form of a teaser aired on Japanese television. The footage itself looked...

Review: SURVIVE STYLE 5+ (Personal Favorites #52)

Dear mister Gen Sekiguchi, where the hell did you disappear to? More than 8 years ago you gave us a film that ranks as one of the best Japanese comedies ever produced. Not only that, it's also one of the...

Review: RAMPO JIGOKU (Personal Favorites #61)

Back when the Japanese horror scene was dominated by black-haired, female ghosts draped in long white gowns, ever fueling the regressing less is more aesthetic, there was one project that rose from the stale ashes left by hundreds of rip-offs...

DEAD END RUN (Personal Favorites) Review

By now you probably should've realized Sogo Ishii (August In The Water, Electric Dragon 80.000V, Kyoshin) is set firmly on my shortlist of favorite directors. I appreciate his punk approach to cinema, but he also has a softer side he's...

Japan Cuts 2011: VENGEANCE CAN WAIT Review

It's been a couple of days since I checked out the Masanori Tominaga-directed oddball comedy Vengeance Can Wait, and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. It features a quartet of characters, each of who with wildly varying...