Asian film, media, and culture

Monster Hunter (Germany/USA, 2020)

In John Boorman’s Hell in the Pacific (1968), Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune play rival fighter pilots that crash-land on an isolated island and must overcome their animosity to survive and escape to safety. In […]

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on May, 05 · in Reviews

An Evening Conversation with Tsai Ming-liang, May 19

One of the great cinematic poets of our era, Tsai Ming-liang has created some of the most enduring visual masterpieces of the past thirty years, from Vive L’Amour to The Hole and from Goodbye, Dragon […]

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on May, 04 · in News

Interview with Masashi Komura, Director of POP! [OAFF 2021]

For the last few years, the Osaka Asian Film Festival has been screening MOOSIC LAB films. These works are the result of the pairing together of up-and-coming directors, actors, actresses, and musical performers into a […]

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on Apr, 28

POP! (Japan, 2021) [OAFF 2021]

POP! was part of the line-up of MOOSIC LAB 2020-2021 at the Osaka Asian Film Festival. Like entries in the festival’s previous editions, it pairs together up-and-coming movie and music talents to create a film […]

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on Apr, 27

Nina Wu (Taiwan/Myanmar/Malaysia, 2019)

For their sixth film collaboration, filmmaker Midi Z and actress Wu Ke-xi co-wrote the unsettling trajectory of Nina Wu, an aspiring actress who has thus far been confined to livestreams and marginal roles in short […]

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on Apr, 20

Interview with Satoko Yokohama, Director of Ito [OAFF 2021]

While getting a World Premiere in the Competition section of Osaka Asian Film Festival 2021 indicates the quality of Satoko Yokohama’s latest film Ito, herwork also ended up taking two high-profile accolades at the event […]

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on Apr, 16

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