Asian film, media, and culture

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 · in Video Essay

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 · in Reviews

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

The Iron Ministry (China/USA, 2015)

The train has been a favoured narrative element of copious directors from Josef von Sternberg to Alfred Hitchcock to Wes Anderson, but in The Iron Ministry, this set of vehicles takes on an emblematic role for documentarian J. P. […]

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on Jun, 14

Cartographic Acts & Spaces of Current (Independent) Philippine Filmmaking, Part 3

A review of select titles of the series ‘A New Golden Age: Contemporary Philippine Cinema’ at the Museum of Modern Art, June 1-25. The inside-outside divide denoting intra-/inter-national movement and migration in the following Philippine films […]

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on Jun, 10

Preview – Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox, June 23-25

In partnership with Create Hong Kong and the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society with support from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto (HKETO), Reel Asian presents Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema […]

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on Jun, 09

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