Asian film, media, and culture

Moments of imperfect harmony: an interview with Catherine Lee

Though the title of Catherine Lee’s documentary short 9 at 38 (2017) is cleverly and enticingly succinct, a possible subtitle could be ‘Orchestral and political maneuvers in the light of day.’ ‘Maneuver’ is the operative […]

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on Jun, 20 · in Interviews

Preview – Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival, June 29- July 1

The Seattle chapter of Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP) is proud to host the first Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival from Friday June 29 to Sunday July 1, 2018, at University of Washington and SIFF Uptown […]

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on Jun, 19 · in News

The Embodied Landscapes of Chloé Zhao’s Songs My Brothers Taught Me (USA, 2015) and The Rider (USA, 2017)

‘There simply are not enough films made about this place and these people.’ – Chloé Zhao[1] A people and a place In filmmaker Chloé Zhao’s statement above, ‘this place’ refers to the Pine Ridge Indian […]

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on Jun, 18

A Thousand and One Nights (Japan, 1969) & Cleopatra (Japan, 1970)

In most books devoted to anime you will find numerous references to the work of Osamu Tezuka. Most famous for his creation of Astro Boy, Tezuka’s work is one of the key definers of modern […]

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on Jun, 17

Preview – New York Asian Film Festival 2018, June 29–July 15

From vicious, life-destroying phone scams to balletic battles between equally corrupt cops and yakuza, the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) offers films that reflect contemporary society while offering extreme genre pleasures. There are self-referential […]

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on Jun, 15

A or B (China, 2018)

A or B plays with game-like mechanisms that make it comparable to Saw (2004) or even the terrific Thai horror 13: Game of Death (2006). Only with less blood. We see Zhong Xiaonan (Xu Zheng) […]

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on Jun, 14

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