Asian film, media, and culture

The Actor (Japan, 2016) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2020]

It is fair to say that most people go into acting with the expectation that they will be cast in a leading role at some point. However, not everyone can be center stage and some […]

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on Jan, 22 · in Reviews

Another World (Japan, 2018) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2020]

Somewhere in rural Japan, underneath a humorously shaped tree-root, two middle-aged friends unearth a time capsule from their youth. They’ve just reunited, a mere three months earlier. The opening scenes of Junji Sakamoto’s Another World, […]

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on Jan, 21 · in Reviews

Asian Cinema Highlights of 2019

Wow, that was fast! With a turbulent 2019 almost in the rearview mirror, it’s time for VCinema contributors to discuss their Asian cinema highlights from the past twelve months. John Atom In my estimation, 2019 […]

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on Dec, 31

Enslaving Ourselves to Digital Technology: On Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s 36 and Freelance

Over the last decade, one of the most singular cinematic voices in Asian Cinema has emerged from Thailand – thirty-five-year-old filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. Since his screenwriting and directorial debut in 2009, his films, a mixture […]

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on Dec, 22

Call for Papers – Cultural Studies in the Asian Context Fall 2020 Issue on North Korean Culture and Cinema

Submissions are invited for full-length essays on the important but largely understudied topic of “North Korean Culture and Cinema” for the September 2020 issue. The existing studies on North Korean cinema have mainly focused on […]

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on Dec, 21

Short Film – Snake Eaters by Quentin Lee & Jericho Li

Jericho Li, an MA Communications student at Baptist University, escorts us through Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po in this cellphone video shot with the assistance of veteran filmmaker Quentin Lee. What would have been Jericho […]

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on Dec, 19

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