Asian film, media, and culture

Aberdeen (Hong Kong, 2014)

Continuing to explore Hong Kong life while avoiding being pigeonholed by genre, Pang Ho-cheung follows the foul-mouthed film industry satire Vulgaria (2012) with the comparatively sedate drama Aberdeen. Although it still has a fair share ...

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on Aug, 24 · in Reviews

Violent Cop (Japan, 1989)

Director Takeshi Kitano – famous in Japan as the comedian ‘Beat’ Takeshi – has most recently been associated with his two ultra-violent Outrage films (2010/2012) with a third installment in the yakuza series rumored to ...

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on Aug, 10 · in Reviews

Black Coal, Thin Ice (China, 2014)

The surprise winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival, Black Coal, Thin Ice marks a belated breakthrough for writer-director Diao Yinan following Uniform (2003) and Night Train (2007), a pair of well-received ...

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on Apr, 05

Accident (Hong Kong, 2009)

Stamped with the Milky Way seal of approval and coming from a director on a hot streak of strange, brutal but unique films, Accident sets to work with confident and polished story-telling, a couple of Johnnie ...

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on Apr, 04

Personal Tailor (China, 2013)

Swiftly getting back behind the camera following an unusually muted reception for his historical drama Back to 1942 (2012), perennial crowd-pleaser Feng Xiaogang returns to the popular satire that established him as a box office ...

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on Apr, 01

Segurista (Philippines, 1996)

The films that Tikoy Aguiluz has directed over his 37 year feature filmmaking career have not just courted controversy but also straddled the oftentimes contradictory worlds of populist moviemaking and independent art cinema. From his ...

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on Mar, 31

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