Asian film, media, and culture

King of Peking (Australia/China, 2017)

Today, conversation about movies in Mainland China usually revolves around the thousands of multiplex cinemas that are being built each year, which local blockbuster has just set a new box office record, or how state […]

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on Aug, 19 · in Reviews

Interchange (Malaysia/Indonesia, 2016)

For his third feature, the Malaysia-Indonesia co-production Interchange, Malaysian filmmaker Dain Iskandar Said presents a story revolving around serial killings whose victims’ bloodless bodies are found suspended in an elaborate and decorative pose, underneath which […]

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on Aug, 14 · in Reviews

NIGHTSCAPE (South Korea, 2017)

Inchun Oh’s NIGHTSCAPE presents a simple but admittedly scary situation via an ingenious application of first-person POV style. Found footage has been the weapon of choice of low budget filmmakers for some time now. Right […]

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on Aug, 13

Call for Papers: Action Cinema Now International Conference, 12-14 April 2019, Reading and London UK

At a moment when the relationship between popular culture, politics and society is again being sharply debated, action cinema as a dominant form of mass cultural production demands to be re-examined, as does the critical […]

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on Aug, 07

Call for Papers: Capture Japan – Visual Culture and the Global Imagination

Contributions are now being accepted for a new edited book titled ‘Capture Japan: Visual Culture and the Global Imagination from 1952 to the Present’. The book aims to analyse, deconstruct and challenge representations of Japan […]

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on Aug, 06

ULAM: Main Dish (USA, 2017) [AAIFF 2018]

Arguably, nothing unites folk more than food: transcending a means to survive, food has become one of those cultural practices defining us as on a national level; our cuisines root themselves in memory and trigger […]

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on Aug, 03

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