Asian film, media, and culture

Kickstart This: GOOK by Justin Chon

Summarised by writer-director-star Justin Chon as, “a heartfelt film exploring families and relationships between Korean and African American communities set during the LA Riots”, the independent dramedy GOOK promises to offer vital representation of the […]

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on Oct, 11 · in Announcements

Hime-anole (Japan, 2016) [JFF2016AU]

To be perfectly honest, I actually didn’t want to review Hime-anole. Not because it’s bad, as it is far from it. I didn’t want to review Hime-anole because I didn’t want to spoil any of […]

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on Oct, 09 · in Reviews

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Asian Cinema on Singapore Cinema

In the last twenty years or so, Singapore cinema has grown to make its presence felt across many international film festivals. This recent revival may be traced to 1995, when director Eric Khoo placed Singapore […]

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on Sep, 12

Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (Japan, 2016)

It’s difficult to review some films based solely on their individual merits. And when you consider the fact that a film like Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare is part of a film franchise inspired by […]

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on Sep, 04

The Unbidden (USA, 2016)

The ties that bind a close-knit group of friends are severely tested by the shared demons of the past in Quentin Lee’s effective supernatural chiller The Unbidden. At first glance, this seems to constitute an unexpected […]

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on Aug, 30

Kubo and the Two Strings (USA, 2016)

“If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see no matter how unusual it may seem. If you look away, even for an instant, then our hero will surely perish.” […]

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on Aug, 29



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