Asian film, media, and culture

Queen of Sports (China, 1934)

History is more often not a lesson in progress but a lesson in repeats. And nothing underscores the cyclical rather than linear nature of history for me than watching silent and early sound cinema. When […]

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on Mar, 23 · in Reviews

Of Time and the Image: A Preview of Select Asian Titles Screening at New Directors/New Films

Co-presented by The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the annual festival of emerging filmmakers making their debut, sophomore, or sometimes third-film efforts from around the world takes place this […]

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on Mar, 17 · in Features

Who Is Arthur Chu? (USA, 2017) [CAAMFest 2017]

Different people may have different conceptions of who Arthur Chu is. Some might remember him as the Asian American contestant on Jeopardy! who won 11 games with his unusual style of playing. Some might remember […]

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on Mar, 12

She’s the Boss (Vietnam, 2017) [CAAMFest 2017]

She’s the Boss is Vietnam’s take on the Thai hit, ATM Er Rak Error (2012), which places romance in conflict with various security issues. Subject to the “no fraternization” policy of the bank where they […]

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on Mar, 10

Plastic China (China, 2016) [CAAMFest 2017]

Photographer-filmmaker Wang Jiuliang has, since 2008, been documenting the opposite end of economic development and consumption in his home country: waste, where it goes, who deals with it, and its multi-pronged impact on the population […]

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on Mar, 09

AKA Seoul (South Korea/USA, 2016) [CAAMFest 2017]

During my first trip to South Korea, I was introduced to repatriated adopted Koreans through a friend who was also returning to the motherland for university but herself was not an adoptee. Through more visits […]

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on Mar, 08

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