Asian film, media, and culture

The Road Not Taken (China, 2018)

As a location for contemporary-set films, the vast plains of the Gobi Desert have been used to menacing effect in Gao Qunshu’s quasi-Western Wind Blast (2010) and Ning Hao’s black comedy No Man’s Land (2013), […]

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on Sep, 21 · in Reviews

Preview – London East Asia Film Festival 2018, October 25-November 4.

The London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF), the capital’s most celebrated champion of East Asian cinema and culture, opens its third year on the 25th October at Vue Leicester Square with Dark Figure of Crime, […]

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on Sep, 20 · in News

Kickstart This – I Will Make You Mine by Lynn Chen

In 2011, writer-director Dave Boyle introduced audiences to the mellow vibe of San Francisco musician Goh Nakamura in Surrogate Valentine, a disarming indie comedy in which the singer-songwriter played a fictionalized version of himself. Their […]

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on Sep, 17

Diamond Island (Cambodia, 2016) [Aperture 2018]

Davy Chou’s first narrative feature Diamond Island is named after a luxury development over the bridge from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. Hyped as a place of residential opulence and leisurely pleasure, it’s […]

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on Sep, 13

The White Girl (Hong Kong, 2017)

Following their first film collaboration Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous (2015), famed cinematographer Christopher Doyle and producer-director Jenny Suen Ming-lei resume their working relationship with The White Girl, only this time Doyle and Suen […]

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on Sep, 04

The Widowed Witch (China, 2017)

Er Hao (Tian Tian) is called a witch for having three husbands die upon her. When the last one dies in an explosion at the fireworks factory that he and Er Hao were running, she […]

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on Aug, 31



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