Asian film, media, and culture

Dead Kids (Philippines, 2019)

If anything, there’s nothing dead about Dead Kids. This new feature by Mikhail Red sure is quite lively. Perhaps way too lively. Dead Kids is quite ambitious: it tries to be a lot of things, […]

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on Dec, 09 · in Reviews

Tokyo! (France/Japan, 2008) [Tokyo Stories]

Taken as a whole, there does not seem to be any connecting points between the three films featured in the anthology Tokyo!, which was produced by Comme des Cinemas in 2008. Tapped the then-emerging world […]

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on Dec, 01 · in Reviews

Love Boat: Taiwan (Taiwan/USA, 2019) [Reel Asian 2019]

In 1967 Taiwan launched a summer exchange program for overseas second-generation Taiwanese and Chinese students. The six-week program introduced the participants to Mandarin language, Taiwanese culture, crafts and food, and took them around for sightseeing. […]

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on Nov, 07

Lucky Grandma (USA, 2019) [Reel Asian 2019]

Arriving amidst the much hyped recent wave of Hollywood Asian films after 2018’s breakthrough success Crazy Rich Asians, Sasie Sealy’s feature debut Lucky Grandma is an authentic story of an 80-year-old Chinese-American grandma whose luck […]

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on Nov, 06

Tora-san’s Runaway (Japan, 1970) [Japan Society]

The Otoko wa Tsurai yo (“It’s tough being a man”) series, colloquially known as the Tora-san series by its fans, is the longest running film series in Japan (by number of titles), and the longest […]

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on Nov, 05

Yellow Rose (Philippines/USA, 2019) [Reel Asian 2019]

The release of Diane Paragas’ debut feature film is all too timely, given the ongoing trauma and shock of immigration detention facilities being filled to the brim with undocumented immigrant families that have been broken […]

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on Nov, 04

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