Asian film, media, and culture

VCinema Call for Contributors

VCinema is currently seeking new writers to expand our team of enthusiastic contributors. Although our primary focus is movies, we are interested in all aspects of Asian popular culture and have previously covered books (academic and […]

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on Jan, 15 · in Announcements

Somewhere Beyond the Mist (Hong Kong, 2017)

The crime genre is inseparable from the appeal of Hong Kong Cinema, carrying the 1980’s and 1990’s Hong Kong New Wave to international acclaim with cult classics like John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow (1986) and […]

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on Jan, 11 · in Reviews

Call for Papers – The 7th Korean Screen Cultures Conference (KSCC 2018), University of Helsinki, May 24-25

University of Helsinki, Finland, is pleased to host the 7th Korean Screen Cultures Conference supported by the Korea Foundation. This follows successful conferences previously held at: SOAS, the University of London (2012 & 2013), Sheffield […]

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on Jan, 07

Smaller and Smaller Circles (Philippines, 2017)

Watching Smaller and Smaller Circles can be fruitful once you get past its formal lapses. Inconsistencies in tone are the first thing one notices from the film. At first, it feels like a dark, edgy […]

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on Jan, 03

Asian Cinema Highlights of 2017

As another year draws to a close, the time has come for VCinema contributors to take a look back at 2017 and select their Asian cinema highlights from the past twelve months. In addition to […]

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on Dec, 30

Noise (Japan, 2017)

Noise is the heartfelt debut feature film from Yusaku Matsumoto. It’s set in Akihabara, the district of Tokyo where anime, idol, and game culture meet. The story finds its origins in the 2008 Akihabara Massacre. […]

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on Dec, 22

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