Asian film, media, and culture

Tharlo (China, 2015)

‘I know who I am, isn’t that enough?’ Tharlo (Shide Nyima) asks police chief Dorje at one point during the long conversation that opens Pema Tseden’s latest feature film. Their extended conversation, shot in one […]

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on Sep, 30 · in Reviews

Three Sisters (China, 2012)

The documentary films of Wang Bing present a veritable mosaic of peripheral, alienated perspectives across the various regions of China, from the northeast and northwest — where he shot his debut work West of the […]

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on Sep, 29 · in Reviews

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Asian Cinema on Singapore Cinema

In the last twenty years or so, Singapore cinema has grown to make its presence felt across many international film festivals. This recent revival may be traced to 1995, when director Eric Khoo placed Singapore […]

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on Sep, 12

Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (Japan, 2016)

It’s difficult to review some films based solely on their individual merits. And when you consider the fact that a film like Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare is part of a film franchise inspired by […]

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on Sep, 04

The Unbidden (USA, 2016)

The ties that bind a close-knit group of friends are severely tested by the shared demons of the past in Quentin Lee’s effective supernatural chiller The Unbidden. At first glance, this seems to constitute an unexpected […]

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on Aug, 30

Kubo and the Two Strings (USA, 2016)

“If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see no matter how unusual it may seem. If you look away, even for an instant, then our hero will surely perish.” […]

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on Aug, 29

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