Asian film, media, and culture

The Ninja War of Torakage (Japan, 2014) [JFF2015AU]

It has been a while since I have seen a new film by Yoshihiro Nishimura. Ever since the entertainingly excessive Helldriver (2010), he’s been off my radar despite new ventures like Zombie TV (2013) and […]

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on Nov, 24 · in Reviews

Tag (Japan, 2015) [JFF2015AU]

Tag, you’re it! We have another Sion Sono film to review and this one sees him venturing into the teen survival genre for the first time since Suicide Club (2002) and Noriko’s Dinner Table (2007). […]

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on Nov, 21 · in Reviews

Prophecy (Japan, 2015) [JFF2015AU]

Yoshihiro Nakamura is a filmmaker that always surprises me. The stories he tells are never what they seem to be on the surface and his attention to character always amazes me. I remember watching my […]

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on Oct, 25

K.O. (China, 2015)

The city of Ordos was catapulted to international attention in November 2009 when an Al Jazeera report depicted this subdivision of Inner Mongolia as a barely populated sprawl of looming buildings and ostentatious monuments that […]

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on Oct, 23

La La La at Rock Bottom (Japan, 2015) [JFF2015AU]

Nobuhiro Yamashita is a filmmaker who always gets fantastic performances from his female stars. Think of Bae Doona in Linda Linda Linda (2005), Kaho in A Gentle Breeze in the Village (2007), or Atsuko Maeda […]

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on Oct, 18

The Room (Japan, 1992)

Navigating the rental property market in a major city can be a patience testing¬†experience, but Sion Sono turns the search for the right apartment into a sustained piece of¬†existential dread with his minimalist black-and-white early […]

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on Oct, 15



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