Female Directors (China, 2012)

Yang Mingming’s multi-faceted mockumentary Female Directors starts with some playful taboo breaking as twenty-something art school graduates Ah-ming (Mingming) and Yueyue (Guo Yue) fake orgasms for their DV camera while laughing about the traditional male/female power […]

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on Sep, 28 · in Reviews

Egg and Stone (China, 2012)

A young teenage girl sits on her bed, her hand reaching into her underpants. There’s a shiny key looped around her neck, a telltale sign that she’s a ledge-door kid. Her room is already dim, […]

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on Sep, 27 · in Reviews

‘Til Madness Do Us Part (China, 2013)

One can’t talk about Wang Bing’s documentary ‘Til Madness Do Us Part first without mentioning its length. Being nearly four hours long, Wang’s documentary on a mental institution in southwestern China can be an uncomfortable […]

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on Sep, 26 · in Reviews

Godzilla Resurgence (Japan, 2016)

It is not an easy task to be optimistic and think of another local (in case of the Japanese market) follow-up for Godzilla after the success of the Hollywood’s recent attempt to present the giant […]

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on Sep, 14 · in Reviews

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Asian Cinema on Singapore Cinema

In the last twenty years or so, Singapore cinema has grown to make its presence felt across many international film festivals. This recent revival may be traced to 1995, when director Eric Khoo placed Singapore […]

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on Sep, 12 · in Announcements

Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (Japan, 2016)

It’s difficult to review some films based solely on their individual merits. And when you consider the fact that a film like Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare is part of a film franchise inspired by […]

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on Sep, 04 · in Reviews

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