Asian film, media, and culture

The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Considering that Toshiaki Toyoda made his entry into Japanese films with low-budget punk titles about outsiders like Pornostar (1998), seeing him take on a film about shogi, or Japanese chess, is something of a surprise until […]

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on Jul, 17 · in Reviews

The Kamagasaki Cauldron War (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Kamagasaki is a slum-like part of Osaka’s Nishinari district, notorious for having a high concentration of day labourers, homeless and a history of civil unrest, not to mention its proximity to the Tobita Shinchi red-light […]

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on Jul, 16 · in Reviews

Illang: The Wolf Brigade (South Korea, 2018)

I’m a big fan of Kim Jee-woon. With the exception of his 2016 period piece, The Age of Shadows, I have seen and admired all of his work, and yes, that includes his rather dubious […]

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on Jul, 15

Call for Papers – SEA The World! Southeast Asian Cinemas and Global Film Theory

The 11th Biennial Association for Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference will take place at The University of the Philippines, Cebu, between 20th and 22nd July, 2020. The focus of the conference is ‘SEA the world! Southeast […]

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on Jul, 13

5 Million Dollar Life (Japan, 2019) [NYAFF 2019]

Originally from Hiroshima, after graduating from high school, Moon Sung-Ho studied filmmaking in South Korea and then returned to Japan to shoot commercials and short films. 5 Million Dollar Life is his debut feature from […]

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on Jul, 12

Someone in the Clouds (Taiwan, 2019) [NYAFF 2019]

Weng Hsiao-pei (Yao Yi-Ti) is an aspiring reader of tarot cards, following in her grandfather’s footsteps. She uses her gift to give romantic advice to paying men and women. When presented with the possibility of […]

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on Jul, 11

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