Asian film, media, and culture

Farewell: Comedy of Life Begins with a Lie (Japan, 2020) [JFTFP 2021]

Post-war Japanese urban life was filled with chaos, confusion, and forays into a new kind of life unfamiliar to a war-torn nation. Izuru Narashima’s latest film Farewell: Comedy of Life Begins with a Lie is […]

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on Feb, 23 · in Reviews

His (Japan, 2020) [JFTFP 2021]

More than being a film about being gay fatherhood, His (2020) poses a question about the idea of queer domicile, or specifically, the instability of constituting a gendered home in modern Japan. A film by […]

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on Feb, 22 · in Reviews

The Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival Goes Virtual from March 4-7, 2021

Denver Film and Colorado Dragon Boat have announced the line-up for the 6th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival, opening March 4 and running through March 7 on Denver Film’s Virtual Cinema. The Festival will […]

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on Feb, 21

Pornstar (Philippines, 2021)

There was a surprising turn in Scott Sanders’ blaxploitation parody Black Dynamite (2009) when the characters in the film suddenly turn to a discussion about Greek Mythology. It was a pleasant surprise, done with a […]

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on Feb, 20

Philip Jablon to Deliver Virtual Masterclass on Photographing Old Movie Theatres in Southeast Asia, March 12

In contemporary Thailand, going to the movies involves a trip to one of the hundreds of shopping malls throughout the country, where movie-goers purchase tickets to a multiplex theatre operated by one of two national […]

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on Feb, 19

Samurai Shifters (Japan, 2019) [JFTFP 2021]

‘Jidaigeki’, the Japanese period drama, has been a staple of that country’s screen culture since the foundation of narrative film. It typically covers the Edo period, which lasted from the 17th to the 19th century, […]

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on Feb, 18



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