Asian film, media, and culture

Saving Sally (Philippines, 2016) [NYAFF 2017]

Saving Sally is one of the most ambitious attempts at commercial filmmaking from the Philippines to date, and probably one of the best in terms of this level of popular ambition. It follows Marty (Enzo […]

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on Jun, 29 · in Reviews

Bad Genius (Thailand, 2017) [NYAFF 2017]

In a competitive, status orientated society where students are defined by their GPA, does a little cheating really hurt if it helps some maintain a healthy relationship with their parents and enable others to qualify […]

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on Jun, 28 · in Reviews

Call for Guest Bloggers – Chinese Cinema of the 1980s & 1990s

In collaboration with the DC Chinese Film Festival, VCinema is seeking guest bloggers for a series of posts on the theme of Chinese Cinema of the 1980s & 1990s. Founded in 2011, DCCFF brings together artists, […]

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on Jun, 23

Video Essay – Kim Ki-young’s Cinema-as-Plague: The ‘Housemaid’ Trilogy’s Domestic Theatre of Cruelty

Images of stairs have been a personal fascination, be it in photography or cinema. To be more precise, I have been drawn to threshold spaces such as door/ways, hallways, and staircases ever since I can […]

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on Jun, 22

Jasmine (USA, 2015)

Dax Phelan’s psychological thriller Jasmine begins with Leonard To (Jason Tobin) returning to Hong Kong after an extended break to restart his career by pursuing a position at a marketing firm. Looking over Leonard’s resume, […]

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on Jun, 21

Preview – JAPAN CUTS 2017: Festival of New Japanese Film, July 13-23

JAPAN CUTS, North America’s premiere showcase for new Japanese cinema, returns for its 11th installment July 13-23 to serve up a slice of the best and boldest films from Japan never before seen in NYC […]

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on Jun, 17

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