Short Film – 3006 by Matthew Leung

Films that treat their cities as characters elicit a certain melancholic sentimentality that other films don’t. This challenges the common notion that a city is and always will be an unfeeling and unresponsive entity. Sacramento […]

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on Jan, 19 · in Features

Manfei (Taiwan, 2017)

Compared to the rebellious, anxious tone and radical narratives of Mainland China’s younger generation documentarians, Taiwanese filmmakers have inherited the constant filmic style tradition of their predecessors: delicate, poetic and slow, but heart-broken. The New […]

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on Jan, 17 · in Reviews

VCinema Call for Contributors

VCinema is currently seeking new writers to expand our team of enthusiastic contributors. Although our primary focus is movies, we are interested in all aspects of Asian popular culture and have previously covered books (academic and […]

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on Jan, 15 · in Announcements

Somewhere Beyond the Mist (Hong Kong, 2017)

The crime genre is inseparable from the appeal of Hong Kong Cinema, carrying the 1980’s and 1990’s Hong Kong New Wave to international acclaim with cult classics like John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow (1986) and […]

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on Jan, 11 · in Reviews

Call for Papers – The 7th Korean Screen Cultures Conference (KSCC 2018), University of Helsinki, May 24-25

University of Helsinki, Finland, is pleased to host the 7th Korean Screen Cultures Conference supported by the Korea Foundation. This follows successful conferences previously held at: SOAS, the University of London (2012 & 2013), Sheffield […]

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on Jan, 07 · in Announcements

Smaller and Smaller Circles (Philippines, 2017)

Watching Smaller and Smaller Circles can be fruitful once you get past its formal lapses. Inconsistencies in tone are the first thing one notices from the film. At first, it feels like a dark, edgy […]

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on Jan, 03 · in Reviews

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