Posts tagged with "Asian Film Buzz"

Asian Film Buzz – Top Ten Asian Films of 2010

Asian Film Buzz – Top Ten Asian Films of 2010
Compiling a list of the top ten Asian films from any year is a tricky business. Thanks to the ludicrous distribution problems that so many films have to endure, Western audiences have to wait long periods of time to see films arrive in cinemas or on home entertainment platforms, if at all (my number 3 is still without any Western distribution). This list is therefore a little personal in its lack of adherence to release dates but it does represent... 

Asian Film Buzz – Zhang Ziyi, A Chinese Ghost Story and Cold Fish

Asian Film Buzz – Zhang Ziyi, A Chinese Ghost Story and Cold Fish
Welcome to the Asian Film Buzz. Zhang Ziyi has been named ‘actress of the decade’ at the distributors and exhibitors trade show, CineAsia. Ziyi has been a high profile star in the ten years since she was named ‘Star of Tomorrow’ at CineAsia and has worked with a variety of directors including Wong Kar-wai, Ang Lee, Seijun Suzuki, Zhang Yimou and Rob Marshall. Although currently hard at work on Wong Kar-wai’s Grandmasters,... 

Asian Film Buzz – Shogun Assassin, Confessions and The 31st Blue Dragon Film Awards

Asian Film Buzz – Shogun Assassin, Confessions and The 31st Blue Dragon Film Awards
Welcome to the Asian Film Buzz. You may not be familiar with Hyung-rae Shim but you may have seen the dire Dragon Wars: D-War which he directed. When he’s not directing woeful dragon films he is a very popular comedian, regularly appearing on Korean television. The Last Godfather is his latest cinematic venture though and Hyng-rae Shim has chosen to write, direct and star in it. Judging by the trailer none of these choices were perhaps good... 

Asian Film Buzz – Lily Chou-Chou, Marching Bands and a Cross-dressing Andy Lau

Asian Film Buzz – Lily Chou-Chou, Marching Bands and a Cross-dressing Andy Lau
Welcome to the Asian Film Buzz at MCM Buzz. Kicking things off this week we have an excellent new interactive anime from Studio 4°C to show you. To begin ‘watching’ it head over to the official site. The anime is intended to be part of anti-smoking campaign and paints smoking as some kind of seductive nightmarish underground subculture. As an anti-smoking campaign it may not be entirely effective but it is absolutely beautiful. Actress... 

Asian Film Buzz – Muay Thai, Flying Swords and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Asian Film Buzz – Muay Thai, Flying Swords and Rock ‘n’ Roll
Welcome to the inaugural Asian Film Buzz, MCM Buzz’s regular column on Asian Cinema. Let’s start things off with something fun in the form of the action packed new trailer for Bangkok Knockabout, a new film from martial arts choreographer and director Panna Rittikrai. Rittikrai is perhaps best known for his work with Tony Jaa on the Ong Bak films and with Jaa still a member of the monkhood Rittikrai seems to be taking Thai martial arts cinema... 
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