Asian film, media, and culture

While the Women Are Sleeping (Japan, 2016)

Wayne Wang, one of American cinema’s most culturally incisive yet often underrated talents, heads to Japan for his latest feature While the Women Are Sleeping. A fully-fledged Japanese production with backing from Toei and a […]

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on Oct, 22 · in Reviews

Destruction Babies (Japan, 2016) [JFF2016AU]

After the genuine surprises of Keisuke Yoshida’s genre-bending romantic thriller Hime-anole (2016), I did not think there could be another film that would similarly shock me with its sheer execution and portrayal of violence on […]

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on Oct, 21 · in Reviews

Kickstart This: GOOK by Justin Chon

Summarised by writer-director-star Justin Chon as, “a heartfelt film exploring families and relationships between Korean and African American communities set during the LA Riots”, the independent dramedy GOOK promises to offer vital representation of the […]

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on Oct, 11

Hime-anole (Japan, 2016) [JFF2016AU]

To be perfectly honest, I actually didn’t want to review Hime-anole. Not because it’s bad, as it is far from it. I didn’t want to review Hime-anole because I didn’t want to spoil any of […]

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on Oct, 09

Interview with Japanese Film Festival Program Coordinator Margarett Cortez

The Japanese Film Festival (Australia) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a huge tour of screenings that covers the cities of Adelaide, Brisbane, Caanberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Running from October 14 to December […]

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on Oct, 05

London East Asian Film Festival (LEAFF), October 20 – 30

Opening this year on October 20th at ODEON Leicester Square with the UK premiere of South Korea’s Academy Award submission Age of Shadows, the London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) will run until October 30th. […]

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on Oct, 03



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