Asian film, media, and culture

Poison Berry In My Brain (Japan, 2015)

Before I start talking about the movie – and its similarities to Pixar’s hit Inside Out (2015) – let me discuss the main actress, Yoko Maki. Considering that she is in the unfortunate position of being […]

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on Feb, 11 · in Reviews

Ghost Theater (Japan, 2015)

Director Hideo Nakata has long been anointed the title “Master of Horror” due to the wildly successful Ring (1998), which, along with its sequels/prequels started a massive wave of Asian horror films and their Hollywood […]

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on Feb, 04 · in Reviews

Call for Papers: Animating Chinese Cinemas – A Special Issue for Journal of Chinese Cinemas (2017)

This special issue aims to rethink the historical relationship between the animated and the cinematic by situating their genealogy in the historical matrix of modern and contemporary Chinese societies. From vernacular animism in early shadow […]

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on Jan, 08

Someone Else (USA, 2015)

An early scene in Nelson Kim’s first feature Someone Else finds eager Korean American law graduate Jamie (Aaron Yoo) sitting across from his boss Barney (Paul C. Rush) on the first day of a summer program at […]

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on Dec, 30

Internet Killed Le Video Store

I started my cinematic 2015 in 1963. That is, the first movie I watched was Yu Hyun-mok’s The Daughters of Pharmacist Kim on DVD. I have had access to a considerable number of South Korean […]

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on Dec, 28

Cyborg She (Japan, 2008)

Following the popularity of his romantic comedy Windstruck (2004) with Japanese audiences, South Korean director Kwak Jae-young temporarily relocated to Japan to deliver Cyborg She, a sci-fi variation on his signature formula which takes the offbeat behaviour […]

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on Dec, 21

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