Hong Kong International Film Festival sets new August dates

Hong Kong International Film Festival sets new August dates Hkiff, postponed from March/April due to Covid-19, will take place as a physical event August 18-31. The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (Hkiffs) has confirmed that this year’s Hong ...

Film Review: The Trail (1983) by Ronny Yu

Film Review: The Trail (1983) by Ronny Yu Horror/comedies are notoriously difficult to get right. Too often the focus is on one or the other to the inevitable detriment of the overall feature. A recent re-release on blu ray of “The Trail” ...

The Shaw Brothers' Sisters: Filmmakers at a Fallen Studio

Love in a Fallen City. Photo courtesy of Celestial Pictures.Almost as long as there’s been a Chinese cinema, there have been Shaw Brothers. The three oldest brothers, Runje, Runde, and Runme, founded ...

Film Review: Godspeed (2016) by Chung Mong-hong

“Godspeed” is director Mong-Hong Chung’s fifth narrative feature film. Chung was born in Southern Taiwan. Originally, he studied computer engineering in college, however his love for cinema, ...

Artists’ Choice #8: Ho Yuhang (director) lists his 11 Favorite Hong Kong Movies

Ho Yuhang was trained as an engineer but went into film-making due to his love for vintage films. He began his career by shooting commercials in the mid 1990’s. In 2000, he co-directed a Malaysian ...

Contemporary Chinese Cinema: The Year So Far

Contemporary Chinese Cinema is a column devoted to exploring contemporary Chinese-language cinema primarily as it is revealed to us at North American multiplexes.Over the last few years it has become ...

BiFan 2017 Review: Godspeed Revs Up Violence and Humor in Artful Road Movie

Hong Kong comedy star Michael Hui returns after a long absence in the latest from Taiwanese filmmaker Chung Mong-hong, A road movie about a drug deal gone wrong, Godspeed may not appear special on the ...

Richard Linklater on the Future of the Austin Film Society: “This is the Best Year We’ve Ever Had”

The Austin Film Society hosted a media-exclusive lunch this past Friday to discuss their most exciting current project: the redesign and expansion of their cinema and event space. Presented by Founder ...

Here Are the Nominees for the 11th Annual Asian Film Awards

The nominees for the 11th Annual Asian Film Awards were announced last week. The ceremony is to be held in Hong Kong after a long stint in Macau. The reason for this changeover is to pay homage to ...

'The Handmaiden', 'I Am Not Madame Bovary' lead Asian Film Award noms

'The Handmaiden', 'I Am Not Madame Bovary' lead Asian Film Award noms Train To Busan and The Wailing also secured multiple nominations. Chinese director Feng Xiaogang’s I Am Not Madame Bovary, Korean director Na Hong-jin’s The Wailing and Koji Fukada’s Harmonium from ...

Blair Witch, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire And More Round Out Tiff 2016 Lineup

One month out from festival season getting underway in North America, organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival have detailed the offerings to be featured in both the Midnight Madness and ...

Three Los Angeles Women Help Thwart Alleged Attempted Drugging in Restaurant

Three Los Angeles Women Help Thwart Alleged Attempted Drugging in Restaurant A Los Angeles man was charged Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to slip a drug in his date's drink at a restaurant, prosecutors say. Michael Hsu, 24, is charged with one felony count each of ...

Three Los Angeles Women Help Thwart Alleged Attempted Drugging in Restaurant

Three Los Angeles Women Help Thwart Alleged Attempted Drugging in Restaurant A Los Angeles man was charged Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to slip a drug in his date's drink at a restaurant, prosecutors say. Michael Hsu, 24, is charged with one felony count each of ...

Exclusive: Action-Packed Trailer For 6th Old School Kung Fu Fest Coming To New York's Metrograph Cinema

While this weekend's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" showed what action looks like when it costs hundreds of million of dollars and is aided by a lot of CGI, back in the day, martial-arts stars ...

Taiwan's MandarinVision moves into international sales

Taiwan's MandarinVision moves into international sales New films include Godspeed from Golden Horse-winner Chung Mong-Hong and hostage comedy Ace Of Sales. Taiwanese production and financing company MandarinVision is launching an international sales ...

'The Simpsons' boss worries Sunday’s major death may be overhyped: We never said we’re killing off an 'iconic' character

'The Simpsons' boss worries Sunday’s major death may be overhyped: We never said we’re killing off an 'iconic' character “The Simpsons” boss worries Sunday’s major death may be overhyped: We never said we’re killing off an “iconic” character “I’ve done everything I can to temper any disappointment by saying that, ...

‘Robin-b-Hood’ is serviceable when it comes to its action, lacklustre when in comes to its comedy

Robin-b-Hood (also known as Rob B Hood) Written by Jackie Chand, Alan Yuen, and Benny Chan Directed by Benny Chan Hong Kong, 2006 Thongs (Jackie Chan) and Octopus (Louis Koo) are thieves working ...