Asian film, media, and culture

Short Film – 3006 by Matthew Leung

Films that treat their cities as characters elicit a certain melancholic sentimentality that other films don’t. This challenges the common notion that a city is and always will be an unfeeling and unresponsive entity. Sacramento […]

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on Jan, 19 · in Features

Manfei (Taiwan, 2017)

Compared to the rebellious, anxious tone and radical narratives of Mainland China’s younger generation documentarians, Taiwanese filmmakers have inherited the constant filmic style tradition of their predecessors: delicate, poetic and slow, but heart-broken. The New […]

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on Jan, 17 · in Reviews

Asian Cinema Highlights of 2017

As another year draws to a close, the time has come for VCinema contributors to take a look back at 2017 and select their Asian cinema highlights from the past twelve months. In addition to […]

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on Dec, 30

Noise (Japan, 2017)

Noise is the heartfelt debut feature film from Yusaku Matsumoto. It’s set in Akihabara, the district of Tokyo where anime, idol, and game culture meet. The story finds its origins in the 2008 Akihabara Massacre. […]

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on Dec, 22

Preview – Austin Asian American Film Festival 2017, December 7-10

The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) has announced the full lineup for its 10th annual cinema showcase. AAAFF 2017 will be held from Thursday, December 7 to Sunday, December 10 at the AFS Cinema. This […]

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on Dec, 01

A Whale of a Tale (Japan, 2017) [Reel Asian 2017]

Megumi Sasaki first rose to prominence with her documentaries Herb and Dorothy (2008) and Herb and Dorothy 50×50 (2013) that both followed the lives of art collectors Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. A Whale of a […]

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on Nov, 29

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