Asian film, media, and culture

Godzilla Resurgence (Japan, 2016)

It is not an easy task to be optimistic and think of another local (in case of the Japanese market) follow-up for Godzilla after the success of the Hollywood’s recent attempt to present the giant […]

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on Sep, 14 · in Reviews

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Asian Cinema on Singapore Cinema

In the last twenty years or so, Singapore cinema has grown to make its presence felt across many international film festivals. This recent revival may be traced to 1995, when director Eric Khoo placed Singapore […]

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on Sep, 12 · in Announcements

Twisted Justice (Japan, 2016) [NYAFF 2016]

The opening film of this year’s New York Asian Film Festival has two titles: Twisted Justice is the international one while the Japanese title literally translates as The Worst Bad Guys in Japan. Both are apt […]

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on Jun, 20

Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell (Japan, 1968)

Hajime Sato is not ranked among the great Japanese B-movie directors, but during the 1960s he directed a string of diverting pulp favourites, including the gothic horror Ghost of the Hunchback (1965), the ridiculous Terror […]

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on Jun, 18

Like a Moth to a Flame: A Profile on Cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing

This piece is also a preview of the upcoming, first North American retrospective of Lee-lensed films at the Museum of Modern Art, ‘Luminosity: The Art of Cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing,’ 16-30 June 2016 Famed Taiwanese […]

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on Jun, 15

Ghost of the Hunchback (Japan, 1965)

Although most of Hajime Sato’s other films are widely available, Ghost of the Hunchback has been little seen, being primarily viewable in a dubbed Italian print. Like Michio Yamamoto’s vampire films of the early 1970s, […]

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on Jun, 10

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