Asian film, media, and culture

Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name (Japan, 2006)

Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name have to be seen together as they make up a complete story, which is also an excellent adaptation of the Japanese manga and anime series. In addition, ...

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on Oct, 30 · in Reviews

Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands (Japan, 1967)

Japan Society’s monthly film series The Dark Side of the Sun: John Zorn on Japanese Cinema opened with a rare US screening of cult director Atsushi Yamatoya’s Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands (1967), a ...

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on Oct, 28 · in Reviews

Terracotta 2014: Unbeatable (China/Hong Kong, 2013)

Dante Lam has built a career on making character driven action films that feature solid, hard-hitting action sequences blended with an often-deep exploration of the male psyche. The often-cited trifecta of Beast Stalker (2008), Fire ...

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on May, 27

It’s Me, It’s Me (Japan, 2013)

Satoshi Miki’s bizarre dark comedy It’s Me, It’s Me opens with images of ordinariness from which it will soon depart as the director surveys the mundane residential development where underachiever Hitoshi (Kazuya Kamenashi) is visiting his ...

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on May, 18

New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema, in association with the Japan Society, have announced that Umin Boya’s Kano has been selected as the Centerpiece Selection for this year’s New York Asian Film Festival ...

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on May, 17

The Lady Assassin (Vietnam, 2013)

The first 3D martial arts film to emerge from Vietnam’s studio system, Nguyen Quang Dung’s highly enjoyable The Lady Assassin shattered local box office records and looks set to become a DVD favorite in the ...

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on May, 03

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