Asian film, media, and culture

SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (China/Hong Kong, 2015) [TIFF 2015]

10 years ago I was lucky enough to see SPL at the Toronto International Film Festival with Sammo Hung, Wilson Yip and Wong Jing in attendance. It was a special night for me not only […]

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on Oct, 04 · in Reviews

Lost in Hong Kong (China, 2015)

Xu Zheng returns to wreak more comic havoc in Lost in Hong Kong which arrives shortly after its predecessor Lost in Thailand (2012) has conceded its position at the top of the all-time mainland China […]

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on Sep, 29 · in Reviews

Behind the Camera (South Korea, 2013)

After helming a lavish period adaptation of Les Liasons Dangereuses in 2003 under the title Untold Scandal, director Lee Je-yong has moved on to comedic and contemporary stories set in South Korea. First came Dasepo […]

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on Aug, 12

Little Proletarian (China, 2012)

Shen Jie’s powerful documentary Little Proletarian begins with 14-year-old Hai’er being subjected to a vicious beating from his remorseless father, while his mother watches silently in the background. The events that follow do not negate […]

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on Aug, 06

Chan Is Missing (USA, 1982)

In most accounts of the American independent cinema boom of the 1980s, Wayne Wang’s breakthrough feature Chan Is Missing receives cursory attention but is rarely discussed as a landmark film, perhaps because it arrived too early for the party. […]

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on Aug, 02

Only You (China/USA, 2015)

The cultivated charm of Italy’s cities and the rugged beauty of its countryside provide appealing backdrops for the romantic contrivances of Only You, a slight concoction which casts Tang Wei and Liao Fan as will […]

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on Jul, 30



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