Asian film, media, and culture

Enter the Fat Dragon (Hong Kong, 2020)

In the vein of Love on a Diet (2001) and Running on Karma (2003), Donnie Yen’s latest vehicle Enter the Fat Dragon is yet another example of a Hong Kong star donning a transformative body […]

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on Feb, 26 · in Reviews

6 Must-See Films at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2020

It’s almost March and that means the Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) is about to launch for its 2020 edition. The festival plays from March 6-15 and comes at a time when the international community […]

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on Feb, 25 · in Features

Preview – Erotic Grotesque Nonsense & the Foundations of Japan’s Cult Counterculture, London, February 13

In this illustrated lecture, Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp leads us into the feverish world of ero guro nansensu, a term abbreviated from the English “erotic grotesque nonsense” that first entered common parlance in Japan […]

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on Feb, 09

VCinema Call for Contributors

VCinema is currently seeking new writers to expand our team of enthusiastic contributors. Although our primary focus is movies, we are interested in all aspects of Asian popular culture and have previously covered such related fields […]

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on Feb, 06

Call for Papers – Chinese Audio-Visual Cultures: The Interaction between China and the Rest of the World, University of Southampton, May 9, 2020

The Centre for International Film Research (CIFR), run by the Film department at the University of Southampton, cordially invites postgraduate research students and early career researchers to submit proposals for our postgraduate symposium ‘Chinese Audio-Visual […]

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on Feb, 05

The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps (Japan, 2018) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2020]

“No parent should have to bury their child,” goes an old saying, although sometimes, refusing to do so can be infinitely worse. Yukihiko Tsutsumi’s drama The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps, tackles head on the […]

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on Feb, 03

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