Asian film, media, and culture

The Great Hypnotist (China, 2014)

Confidently touted as China’s first mind-bending suspense thriller, The Great Hypnotist is a stylish piece of escapism which often plays like a mix of Spellbound (1945), The Sixth Sense (1999) and Inception (2010) with its ...

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on Jul, 27 · in Reviews

Seventh Code (Japan, 2014)

One of the most prolific visionaries to emerge from the V-Cinema sector of the 1980s, Kiyoshi Kurosawa has been keeping a surprisingly low-key profile since winning multiple honors for his family drama Tokyo Sonata (2008). ...

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on Jul, 20 · in Reviews

Beijing Love Story (China, 2014)

Beijing Love Story is the kind of crowd-pleaser which is too obviously calculated in conception, execution, and marketing strategy to be completely winning: derived from a popular 2012 television series of the same name, it ...

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on Mar, 06

Interview – Director Roseanne Liang and the Flat3 Three

I was delighted to hear that Roseanne Liang’s New Zealand web series Flat3 would be coming to San Francisco’s CAAMFest 2014 (and, yes, the official title of Flat3 has no space between the word and the number). A web series ...

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on Mar, 04

VCinema is Looking for Writers!

Following an extended hiatus in late 2013, the VCinema blog is now back in business with reviews and news from the fascinating world of Asian cinema being posted on a regular basis. As such, we ...

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on Mar, 02

Aberya (Philippines, 2012)

Are our future’s already written or do we have some control over fate? This universal mystery is the basic question that Christian Linaban tries to answer in his indie feature Aberya. Adapted from the director’s ...

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on Feb, 28

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