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About the Writer

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At Laser Express, Hong Kong, buying ‘Motorway,’ 21/3/13

A Better Tomorrow is a personal site written by me, Peter A. Martin.

The site was created in August 2000 to showcase DVD news about the latest releases from Hong Kong. Over the years the focus widened to include film and television shows from around the world, and occasionally other topics, but I still find myself most often drawn to the siren song of Asian cinema. As of January 2007, the site highlights Hong Kong movies made since the Handover in July 1997.

Currently, I serve as Managing Editor of Twitch, where I began contributing news, reviews, festival coverage, and features in November 2005. I also write a daily news roundup and occasional features for Movies.com, where I’ve been contributing since April 2011. My work has also appeared on an ongoing basis at Frightfest UK, Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Fandango, among other fine print and online publications.

In the past, I worked as a blogger / film critic for Cinematical from May 2007 until March 2011, wrote the column “Hollywood to Hong Kong Express” at Mobius Home Video Forum from 2001 to 2002, contributed more than 100 reviews and articles to Brian Thomas’ book VideoHound’s Dragon: Asian Action & Cult Flicks (published by Visible Ink Press in July 2003), and served as staff writer and contributor for AFI FEST Daily News in 2004 and 2005.

In 2002, I volunteered at the first Asian Film Festival of Dallas and AFI Fest in Los Angeles. That led to my working as an intern and then as programming associate at AFI Fest from 2003 to 2004. I helped screen film submissions for the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2005 and 2006 as well as the inaugural AFI Dallas International Film Festival in 2007. I also wrote program notes for each of those festivals. I served as a member of the horror jury at the 2006 edition of Fantastic Fest in Austin. Over the years I have also attended the Seattle International Film Festival and South by Southwest in Austin.

My current home base is Dallas, Texas, USA. You’re welcome to contact me by sending an e-mail to {peter} at {abtdvd.com}, or by leaving a response below.

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  1. December 21, 2009

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    English Subtitles
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    English Subtitles
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