Asian film, media, and culture

Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands (Japan, 1967)

Japan Society’s monthly film series The Dark Side of the Sun: John Zorn on Japanese Cinema opened with a rare US screening of cult director Atsushi Yamatoya’s Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands (1967), a ...

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on Oct, 28 · in Reviews

The Midnight After (Hong Kong, 2014)

Apart from directing a segment of the horror anthology Tales from the Dark 1 (2013), Hong Kong maverick Fruit Chan has been largely absent from feature filmmaking in recent years, preferring to dabble in short ...

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on Oct, 25 · in Reviews

House (Japan, 1977)

House is a film that needs to be put into context: 1. It was made in a post-Tsuburaya Toho that wasn’t spending money to produce films with great special effects. Director Nobuhiko Obayashi didn’t use ...

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on Aug, 06

The Shaft (China, 2008)

Zhang Chi’s debut feature The Shaft is set in an impoverished small town in western China where the mining industry looms over the lives of its inhabitants, who either earn a wage from working in ...

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on Aug, 06

See You Tomorrow, Everyone (Japan, 2013)

Yoshihiro Nakamura is known mainly for The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker (2007) and Fish Story (2009). His most recent internationally released film, See You Tomorrow, Everyone, offers more of his ...

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on Aug, 01

That Demon Within (Hong Kong, 2014)

Dave Wong (Daniel Wu) is not the most popular officer on the Hong Kong police force: although dedicated to his job, he has an aloof manner that does not endear him to his colleagues and ...

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on Jul, 29

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