Asian film, media, and culture

Three Sisters (China, 2012)

The documentary films of Wang Bing present a veritable mosaic of peripheral, alienated perspectives across the various regions of China, from the northeast and northwest — where he shot his debut work West of the […]

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on Sep, 29 · in Reviews

Female Directors (China, 2012)

Yang Mingming’s multi-faceted mockumentary Female Directors starts with some playful taboo breaking as twenty-something art school graduates Ah-ming (Mingming) and Yueyue (Guo Yue) fake orgasms for their DV camera while laughing about the traditional male/female power […]

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on Sep, 28 · in Reviews

Miss Hokusai (Japan, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

The history of art is dominated by men. For much of history, women were denied educational opportunities in the arts and some those who dared to create works found their careers were painted over in […]

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on Jun, 29

Hamog (Haze) (Philippines, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

Ralston G. Jover’s latest feature film Hamog (Haze), a Cinema One original production, is a labyrinthine web of experiences, both structurally and thematically speaking, even though it takes place mainly within a few settings in […]

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on Jun, 28

What’s in the Darkness (China, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

First-time director Wang Yichun’s take on the small-town police procedural is one that is tender, subtle, and full of surprising levity. While it bears the trappings of a murder mystery, What’s in the Darkness is […]

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on Jun, 26

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Japan, 1989) [NYAFF 2016]

Written and directed by Shinya Tsukamoto, Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a bizarre cyberpunk body horror classic. Filmed entirely in black and white and on 16mm, it stars Tsukamoto as the “Metal Fetishist”, a man […]

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on Jun, 25

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