Asian film, media, and culture

SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (China/Hong Kong, 2015) [TIFF 2015]

10 years ago I was lucky enough to see SPL at the Toronto International Film Festival with Sammo Hung, Wilson Yip and Wong Jing in attendance. It was a special night for me not only […]

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on Oct, 04 · in Reviews

Lost in Hong Kong (China, 2015)

Xu Zheng returns to wreak more comic havoc in Lost in Hong Kong which arrives shortly after its predecessor Lost in Thailand (2012) has conceded its position at the top of the all-time mainland China […]

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on Sep, 29 · in Reviews

Jia Zhangke Was Here: Beijing World Park in 2015

Since opening to the public in 1993, Beijing World Park has attracted visitors with its promise of traveling around the globe in a single day, or mere hours if you traverse its artificial landscape of international […]

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on May, 24

Kung Fu Killer (China/Hong Kong, 2014)

Kung Fu Killer stars martial arts icon Donnie Yen as Hahou Mo, a kung fu master and former instructor for the police department who goes to prison for accidentally killing an opponent. When he hears about […]

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on May, 11

Skin Trade (Canada/Thailand, 2015)

Following his breakout display in Ong-Bak (2003), Thai martial artist Tony Jaa was widely tipped as the ‘next big thing’ in action cinema. With his oddly harmonious mix of lethal Muay Thai moves and endearingly […]

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on May, 08

The Rocket (Australia/Laos/Thailand, 2013)

Laos is one of several countries in East Asia that are just starting to emerge as producers of cultural exports. Good Morning, Luand Prabang, one of the country’s first commercial films, was released relatively recently […]

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on May, 06



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