Asian film, media, and culture

The Ninja War of Torakage (Japan, 2014) [JFF2015AU]

It has been a while since I have seen a new film by Yoshihiro Nishimura. Ever since the entertainingly excessive Helldriver (2010), he’s been off my radar despite new ventures like Zombie TV (2013) and […]

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on Nov, 24 · in Reviews

Tag (Japan, 2015) [JFF2015AU]

Tag, you’re it! We have another Sion Sono film to review and this one sees him venturing into the teen survival genre for the first time since Suicide Club (2002) and Noriko’s Dinner Table (2007). […]

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on Nov, 21 · in Reviews

Immortal Love (Japan, 1972)

Chusei Sone’s Immortal Love is one of many versions of the Kaidan Botan Duru (the ghost story of peony lanterns). Originally imported from China and now one of Japan’s most popular traditional ghost stories, the tale […]

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on Jul, 02

Hollywood Adventures (China/USA, 2015)

Produced by Justin Lin with the aim of creating a crowd-pleaser specifically for the Chinese audience that has flocked to his Fast and Furious entries, Hollywood Adventures is a hectic action-comedy that tries to put a […]

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on Jun, 30

Thank You and Farewell to Midnight Eye

For fifteen years, fans of Japanese cinema have utilised the pioneering website Midnight Eye as their primary source of reviews, interviews, festival reports, and well-researched features. Established in 2000 by Jasper Sharp, Martin Mes, and […]

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on Jun, 29

Port of Call (Hong Kong, 2015) [NYAFF 2015]

Port of Call will be the Opening Night Film at the 14th New York Asian Film Festival on Friday June 26th. This screening will be preceded by the presentation of the Star Asia Award to […]

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on Jun, 25



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