Asian film, media, and culture

Queen of Sports (China, 1934)

History is more often not a lesson in progress but a lesson in repeats. And nothing underscores the cyclical rather than linear nature of history for me than watching silent and early sound cinema. When […]

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on Mar, 23 · in Reviews

Of Time and the Image: A Preview of Select Asian Titles Screening at New Directors/New Films

Co-presented by The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the annual festival of emerging filmmakers making their debut, sophomore, or sometimes third-film efforts from around the world takes place this […]

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on Mar, 17 · in Features

The Tiger Hunter (USA, 2016) [CAAMFest 2017]

It’s evident from the cheerfully realised 1970s setting of Lena Khan’s debut feature The Tiger Hunter that her tale of a plucky Indian engineering graduate striving to succeed in the United States was conceived as […]

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on Mar, 08

I Am Not Madam Bovary (China, 2016) [OAFF 2017]

I Am Not Madam Bovary is a Chinese film adapted for the screen by Liu Zhenyun from his 2012 novel, I Did Not Kill My Husband. The use of the name of Gustave Flaubert’s 19th […]

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on Mar, 07

BAMY (Japan, 2016) [OAFF 2017]

BAMY plays with the myth of the red string of fate – an unbreakable bond that ties people destined to be together – but posits that instead of this being something romantic or joyful, it […]

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on Mar, 06

TVB – A Necessary Evil in the Hong Kong Entertainment Industry

So here’s the thing, I used to be a huge fan of TVB. Like every other (Cantonese-speaking) Asian person I knew, watching TVB wasn’t just a way to kill time, it was an activity ingrained […]

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on Mar, 05

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