Asian film, media, and culture

Kickstart This – The Depth of Yagen by Shigeru Okada

The Depth of Yagen, a stop-motion indie horror film by animator and author Shigeru Okada, is currently raising funds through Kickstarter. It promises to be something unique due to the style of animation and the […]

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on Apr, 21 · in Features

Waiting for Sunset (Philippines, 2018) [SDAFF Spring Showcase 2019]

Waiting for Sunset, directed by Carlo Encino Catu, tells the story of marriage, or the failure of it. It follows an old unmarried couple, Teresa (Perla Bautista) and Celso (Menggie Cobarrubias), who are celebrating their […]

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on Apr, 20 · in Reviews

The Son of Mountain (China, 2018)

Li Taihang (Wang Bo) is a disaffected teenager living in an anonymous city in Hebei Province. He lives with his police detective father (Li Weidong) but rarely speaks to him, instead stealing cash from him […]

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on Apr, 06

The Hummingbird Project (Canada/Belgium, 2018)

Canadian-Vietnamese filmmaker Kim Nguyen latest feature The Hummingbird Project is an attempt to critique late capitalism through the travails of cousins involved in e-commerce. Or it might be trying to critique family dynamics within the […]

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on Apr, 05

Eerie (Philippines, 2019)

Star Cinema’s Eerie, directed by Mikhail Red, is, no doubt, quite an addition to Filipino horror. It delivers what one expects from the genre reasonably well – scares, darkness, ghosts. But it suffers a little […]

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on Apr, 04

Preview – The 9th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) Spring Showcase, April 11-18, 2019

The 9th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) Spring Showcase, presented by Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts) will be taking place on April 11-18 at the UltraStar Mission Valley. This year, a majority of […]

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on Apr, 03

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