Ghost Theater (Japan, 2015)

Director Hideo Nakata has long been anointed the title “Master of Horror” due to the wildly successful Ring (1998), which, along with its sequels/prequels started a massive wave of Asian horror films and their Hollywood […]

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on Feb, 04 · in Reviews

Video Essay – Dance in Wong Kar-wai’s Films

Moments of a film that linger with a spectator long after initial viewing are also the reasons why one returns to that film: to rediscover those moments, recalibrate one’s perspective and understanding of them, and reposition their […]

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on Feb, 01 · in Video Essay

The Purple Onion (USA, 2015)

Those who go into Matt Szymanowski’s debut feature The Purple Onion simply knowing that it stars Chinese American comedian Edwin Li as a stand-up pursuing his dreams in the idyllic city of San Francisco may […]

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on Jan, 24 · in Reviews

Preview – CRIME: Hong Kong Style, HOME, Manchester, UK

The crime cinema of Hong Kong has always had a distinctive flavor with its iconic star personas, vibrant filmmaking technique, and unique urban milieu defined by cultural intersections. Even during particularly fallow periods for the local industry, the […]

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on Jan, 22 · in Announcements

Freelance (Thailand, 2015)

In a global economy defined by competition and connectivity, most professionals have anecdotes about “pulling an all-nighter” to deal with “crunch time”, which often revolve reverting back to student habits such as consuming large quantities of […]

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on Jan, 19 · in Reviews

The World of Kanako (Japan, 2014)

Despite achieving considerable international success at a time when most Japanese filmmakers exclusively cater to the home market, Tetsuya Nakashima has amassed a fair share of detractors for his perceived emphasis on visual stimulation over […]

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on Jan, 16 · in Reviews

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