Around India with a Movie Camera (UK, 2018)

In the not too distant past, the average school child in the United Kingdom was taught that the sun never sets on the British Empire. For centuries, such official ideology planted the assumptions of superiority […]

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on Sep, 24 · in Reviews

Call for Papers – Cultural Industries in Aging Asia, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, October 19-20, 2019

Many Asian countries are facing a rapidly aging population. Its impact on the economy, labor force and social security system has much attracted academic study. However, relatively missing is cultural facets—how aging population is affecting […]

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on Sep, 22 · in News
Blue Spring (Japan, 2001)

Blue Spring (Japan, 2001)

Blue Spring, directed by Toshiaki Toyoda, is a character driven drama that focuses on a group of teens in their last semester before graduation. The underperforming high school is filled with students who don’t care, […]

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on Sep, 17 · in Reviews

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 · in Features

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 · in Reviews

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