Keening Woman (Hong Kong, 2013)

When in doubt, shoot it like a dream sequence. That seems to be the major underlying principle in Rita Hui’s sophomore feature, Keening Woman, an experimental art-house film that forgoes the conventions of genre and […]

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on Aug, 22 · in Reviews

Bodies at Rest (China/Hong Kong, 2019)

One-time blockbuster purveyor Renny Harlin continues the China phase of his roller coaster career with Bodies at Rest, an efficient action-thriller that seems tailored for the director of Die Hard 2 (1990). Taking place in […]

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on Aug, 21 · in Reviews

Preview – East Asian Cinema at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2019, September 26 – October 11

The 38th Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) Gateway stream will once again present the largest showcase of East Asian cinema outside of that region. The programming stream, which includes the long-running Dragons & Tigers film […]

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on Aug, 16 · in News

Fall Guy (Japan, 1982)

Those familiar with director Kinji Fukasaku’s most popular titles (the yakuza sagas in the ‘70s, the samurai films in the ‘80s, and, of course, the infamous Battle Royale in 2000), may find Fall Guy to […]

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on Aug, 13 · in Reviews

Liborio: An Artist of the Solomon Islands (Australia/Solomon Islands, 2018)

Award-winning Australian documentarian Elliot Spencer visits the stunningly beautiful Malaita Province in the Solomon Islands to film his latest project, Liborio: An Artist of the Solomon Islands. Spencer takes a holistic yet concise look at […]

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on Aug, 11 · in Reviews

Cowboy Joe (USA, 2018)

Though only a film of under six minutes, Jingjing Tian’s Cowboy Joe can be divided into two distinct parts. The first part is in the vein of the Asian American cinema canon and its perennial […]

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on Aug, 09 · in Reviews

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