The Message (China, 2009)

Nanking, China, 1942. The nation is under Japanese occupation and the puppet government is running the country from its Nanking headquarters. However, a recent run of assassination attempts has led the political elite to become […]

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on Apr, 25 · in Reviews

The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom (China, 2014)

The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom is loosely based on the classic fantasy novel Baifa Monu Zhuan by Liang Yusheng. It was shown in 3D in its home territory last year and has recently […]

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on Apr, 13 · in Reviews

X-Cross (Japan, 2007)

X-Cross arrived a few years after the stream of creepy horrors that had poured out from Japan in the late 1990s and early 2000s had started to run dry. As such, it can initially be […]

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on Apr, 11 · in Reviews

Man from Reno (USA, 2015)

I am biased about Dave Boyle’s mystery Man from Reno, recently released in select theatres throughout the US. I am biased because I am in it. A couple of CAAMFests ago in San Francisco, I ran […]

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on Apr, 06 · in Reviews

The Bookworm Literary Festival 2015

Billed as ‘a celebration of literature and ideas’, the Bookworm Literary Festival is an annual event which recently hosted its ninth year of events for receptive attendees across the cities of Beijing, Chengdu and Suzhou. […]

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on Apr, 04 · in Features

A Girl at My Door (South Korea, 2014)

A fiercely internalized performance by Bae Doona is just one of the reasons to see A Girl Next Door, a provocative drama that requires her to covey a range of complex emotions while inhabiting a […]

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on Mar, 30 · in Reviews

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