Posts Tagged ‘film’

Taiwan’s Catchplay Launches Asian Movie Streaming Service

March 22, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Taiwan-based film distributor and producer, Catchplay is launching a video-streaming service that it hopes will take on Netflix in Asia.

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SXSW Film Review: ‘The Master Cleanse’

March 18, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A curious, semi-supernatural concoction that splits the difference between a self-help-therapy satire and an early-Cronenberg creature feature.

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FilMart: Media Asia Strikes Output Deal With China’s iQIYI

March 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chinese streaming giant iQIYI to co-produce and invest in Media Asia film slate.

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Yarn’

March 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This slender documentary's disinterest in exploring related larger topics--such as the historical roles of knitting or its recent resurgence as a hipster fad--ultimately makes for a very superficial treatment of titular subject.

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Film Review: ‘The Pass’

March 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It's a game of two halves for Russell Tovey and Arinze Kene as soccer players whose friendship is compromised by unresolved sexual tension in helmer Ben A. Williams' freshman effort.

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Silicon Cowboys’

March 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A slick and streamlined documentary about the ambitious Houston mavericks who challenged the supremacy of then-dominant IBM in the 1980s with their revolutionary concept for a portable computer.

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FilMart: Swen Acquires Taste for ‘The Bittersweet’

March 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Swen Group International has acquired multi-territory rights to "The Bittersweet," a Chinese action thriller, starring Korea's Lee Min-ho.

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Tower’

March 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

a formally and thematically ambitious documentary that revisits the 1966 sniper shootings at the U. of Texas at Austin.

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Okinawa Festival Shifts Dates, Becomes More Local

March 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Festival dodges financial problems of talent agency parent

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Slash’

March 14, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

An effortlessly engaging dramedy that somehow manages to sustain an air of buoyant sweetness even while repeatedly referencing erotic fantasies and sexual anxieties.

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