Will Kill to Work: Takashi Miike's "13 Assassins"

A question for you: how do you deal with contradictions in a director's filmography? The question becomes more complicated when talking about "workman" filmmakers like Japanese maverick Takashi Miike ...

Cannes 2011: Jury Includes Jude Law, Uma Thurman and Oliver Assayas

As the time ticks on towards this year’s fest, the official Cannes Film Festival website has just sent me a Newsletter informing me of the Avengers style band of filmy people who will make up this ...

Uma Thurman, Jude Law Join Robert De Niro on Cannes Feature Film Jury

Uma Thurman, Jude Law Join Robert De Niro on Cannes Feature Film Jury Uma Thurman is the second American on the feature film jury of the Cannes Film Festival, joining jury chairman Robert De Niro, the festival announced Tuesday. The other members, all announced Tuesday, ...

Sparrow – review

The reputation of Hong Kong director Johnnie To rests on such stylish gangster films as Election (2005), a dark study of the contest for the leadership of a long-established triad. Sparrow, which has ...

Sparrow – review

Johnnie To's pickpocket comedy is unexpectedly entertaining – and has the strangest imaginable influence Johnnie To is the multi-talented Hong Kong director with a reputation here for hard-hitting ...

All About Love (2010) Movie Review

Acclaimed Hong Kong director and industry veteran Ann Hui returns with “All About Love”, a film considerably lighter in tone than her last outing, the depressing, Tin Shui Wai-set “Night and Fog”. ...

Newstream: Vengeance, Valhalla Rising, Address Unknown

<p><img src="http://www.justpressplay.net/images/stories/newstream.jpg" alt="newstream" width="590" height="175" /></p> <p>Today's new additions to Netflix Instant Watch that are worth watching ...

"Outrage," Reviewed

Reviewed at Fantastic Fest 2010. "Outrage" may be Takeshi Kitano's return to the yakuza movie on which his international reputation as a filmmaker was built, but it's not a return to the elegiac, ...

Film Reviews: ‘Around a Small Mountain,’ ‘Vengeance,’ ‘Valhalla Rising’ Play Siskel Film Center

Chicago – With the last days of August remaining, the dreaded days of post-summer dreck are upon us, with studios dumping some of their least promising products into theaters, while making way for the ...

Exclusive Pics: Johnnie To's "Vengeance"

Exclusive Pics: Johnnie To's We love a good, nasty revenge tale, especially when they come from Asia like Chan-wook Park’s notorious Vengeance trilogy. We also love the work of cerebral Hong Kong action auteur Johnnie To, whose ...

Vengeance Trailer | Try To Ignore The Cliches

"In a city without laws, there's nothing more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose." Ugh. Taglines like that are movie-killers, if you ask me. It's so painfully trite and derivative that it ...

Nyaff 2010: Simon Sez - An interview with Simon Yam

[Once again thanks goes to the incomparable Diva Velez, for the following interview - one which was edited down from an hour long conversation... oh, to have been there, fan boys...] The Lady Miz ...

Clement Cheng: The 'Gallants' Interview (Part 1)

"Gallants", which opens in Hong Kong today and China tomorrow, is probably the most enjoyable kung-fu comedy made in Hong Kong since "Shaolin Soccer". First movie produced by actor Gordon Lam Ka-tung ...

The Music of Cannes

What you are listening to: A little medley from some of the films playing for free in our festival of Cannes selected favorites.  Go here to see what films are viewable for free in your area. ...

Cannes 2010. End of the Line: "Outrage" (Takeshi Kitano, Japan)

Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage, which continues to be pitched and described as his “comeback” film, reveals why the filmmaker hadn’t previously returned to the genre that made his name—its conventions, the ...

IFC Films Unveils New Genre Line: IFC Midnight

Along with their partnership with The Criterion Collection, it looks like IFC Films is set to jump into an even bigger portion of the video-on-demand world, with a brand new, genre friendly brand, IFC ...

IFC Films Midnight Program Lineup

IFC Films, one of the leading foreign and independent film distributors, today launches a new genre label called IFC Midnight. IFC Midnight will offer the very best in international genre cinema, ...

IFC Rolls Out Summer 2010 Midnight Movies Slate

IFC Films has just announced its slate for this summer's IFC Midnight, and as expected, it's packing quite a punch for fans looking for some badass off-the-grid type horror! Information on how, when, ...

IFC Films launches genre label IFC Midnight

HollywoodNews.com: IFC Films, one of the leading foreign and independent film distributors, today launches a new genre label called IFC Midnight. IFC Midnight will offer the very best in international ...

IFC Films Sets Up New Genre Label IFC Midnight

IFC Films sets up new genre label IFC Midnight IFC Films, one of the leading foreign and independent film distributors, today launches a new genre label called IFC Midnight. IFC Midnight will offer ...

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