Asian film, media, and culture

Kung Fu Killer (China/Hong Kong, 2014)

Kung Fu Killer stars martial arts icon Donnie Yen as Hahou Mo, a kung fu master and former instructor for the police department who goes to prison for accidentally killing an opponent. When he hears about […]

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on May, 11 · in Reviews

Skin Trade (Canada/Thailand, 2015)

Following his breakout display in Ong-Bak (2003), Thai martial artist Tony Jaa was widely tipped as the ‘next big thing’ in action cinema. With his oddly harmonious mix of lethal Muay Thai moves and endearingly […]

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on May, 08 · in Reviews

The Rocket (Australia/Laos/Thailand, 2013)

Laos is one of several countries in East Asia that are just starting to emerge as producers of cultural exports. Good Morning, Luand Prabang, one of the country’s first commercial films, was released relatively recently […]

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on May, 06

Killers (Indonesia/Japan, 2014)

Directed by Indonesian duo The Mo Brothers (Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel), Killers is a psychological thriller starring Kazuki Kitamura as Nomura, a slick, good-looking serial killer in Japan who posts videos of his deeds […]

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on May, 03

The Message (China, 2009)

Nanking, China, 1942. The nation is under Japanese occupation and the puppet government is running the country from its Nanking headquarters. However, a recent run of assassination attempts has led the political elite to become […]

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on Apr, 25

The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom (China, 2014)

The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom is loosely based on the classic fantasy novel Baifa Monu Zhuan by Liang Yusheng. It was shown in 3D in its home territory last year and has recently […]

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on Apr, 13

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