Month: June 2018

Beast Stalker (Hong Kong, 2008) [NYAFF 2018]

Although not as robust as in its heyday from the 1970s-1990s, Hong Kong action cinema still churns out pulse-pounding police thrillers, crime dramas, and neo-noirs...

The Hungry Lion (Japan, 2017) [NYAFF 2018]

The Hungry Lion is the fourth feature from Fukuoka-born indie filmmaker Takaomi Ogata. Each of his films addresses pressing social issues faced by modern Japan....

The Third Murder (Japan, 2017) [NYAFF 2018]

Hirokazu Kore-eda recently won the 2018 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest film, Shoplifters, receiving mainstream media attention from many outlets...

The Chinese Exclusion Act (USA, 2018)

At the historic completion of the construction of the Transcontinental Railway in 1869, Promontory, Utah, the Chinese laborers who did the majority of the work...

Preview – JAPAN CUTS 2018, July 19-29

Japan Society announces the full lineup of the 12th annual JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film. Described by The New York Times as “meticulously...

Fake (Japan, 2016) [Aperture 2018]

Mamoru Samuragochi was a widely acclaimed composer in Japan, with an 18-year career creating music for orchestras, film and video games. He was also deaf,...