Asian film, media, and culture

Next Goal Wins (American Samoa/UK, 2014)

The sports film or documentary of the losing athlete, the losing team, is a genre within itself. We can’t all be winners and we often reveal more about ourselves in how we lose. How we ...

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on Apr, 19 · in Reviews

The Raid 2: Berandal (Indonesia, 2014)

There are films you anticipate so much that by the time you watch them, there is no way on earth it can match the expectations you’ve placed on it. And then there are films that ...

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on Apr, 16 · in Reviews

Countdown (2012, Thailand) [NYAFF FILM REVIEW]

Written and directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya, Countdown follows three young adults from Thailand who are living in New York City. Most of the film takes place in the apartment that the three share and the ...

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on Jul, 02

The Animals (Philippines, 2012) [NYAFF FILM REVIEW]

The teenagers in Gino M. Santos’ The Animals belong to the 1% of the Philippine social stratosphere, living an American dream that most Americans would envy. They drink, smoke, pop pills, erupt into violent rages, ...

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on Jul, 01

Focus on Korean Actor Ryoo Seung-Beom at NYAFF

Ryoo Seung-Beom in The Berlin Files The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is an annual highlight for Asian film fans in the metropolitan area. It’s certainly one of the best such festivals in the ...

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on Jun, 28

Blind Shaft (China, 2003)

Li Yang’s feature debut Blind Shaft was one of the breakthrough independent films from mainland China in the early-200s in terms of receiving art-house theatrical exposure beyond the festival circuit and prompting debate regarding economic ...

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on Jun, 27

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