Asian film, media, and culture

Crosscurrent (China, 2016)

Yang Chao’s second feature-length work Crosscurrent presents a largely missed — albeit strikingly shot — opportunity. Yes, the film is richly textured in terms of visuals, established in the atmospheric opening long shot. During the magical blue […]

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on Oct, 23 · in Reviews

While the Women Are Sleeping (Japan, 2016)

Wayne Wang, one of American cinema’s most culturally incisive yet often underrated talents, heads to Japan for his latest feature While the Women Are Sleeping. A fully-fledged Japanese production with backing from Toei and a […]

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on Oct, 22 · in Reviews

The Mobfathers (Hong Kong, 2016) [NYAFF 2016]

Dispensing with the introduction of the film title until about forty minutes into it, Herman Yau’s The Mobfathers opts to plunge immediately into a bloody, senseless fight among triads, interspersed with news of a pregnancy. […]

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on Jul, 03

Hentai Kamen 2: The Abnormal Crisis (Japan, 2016) [NYAFF 2016]

Superhero stories are the big thing in film and TV right now and considering the enormous box office grosses of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Captain America: Civil War (2016), that’s not […]

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on Jul, 02

Weeds on Fire (Hong Kong, 2016) [NYAFF 2016]

For his debut feature film, Chan Chi-fat looked to a glorious but little known Hong Kong actuality in the heyday of the 1980s: the first youth baseball team founded in the New Territories in 1982, […]

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on Jul, 01

Honor Thy Father (Philippines, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

Edgar (John Lloyd Cruz) and Kaye (Meryll Soriano) are a hard-working couple trying to maintain a solid middle-class life through faith and social networking among the people that follow the church of Yeshua. They have […]

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on Jun, 30



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