Asian film, media, and culture

Next Goal Wins (American Samoa/UK, 2014)

The sports film or documentary of the losing athlete, the losing team, is a genre within itself. We can’t all be winners and we often reveal more about ourselves in how we lose. How we ...

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on Apr, 19 · in Reviews

The Raid 2: Berandal (Indonesia, 2014)

There are films you anticipate so much that by the time you watch them, there is no way on earth it can match the expectations you’ve placed on it. And then there are films that ...

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on Apr, 16 · in Reviews

Interview – Director Roseanne Liang and the Flat3 Three

I was delighted to hear that Roseanne Liang’s New Zealand web series Flat3 would be coming to San Francisco’s CAAMFest 2014 (and, yes, the official title of Flat3 has no space between the word and the number). A web series ...

Posted by
on Mar, 04

VCinema is Looking for Writers!

Following an extended hiatus in late 2013, the VCinema blog is now back in business with reviews and news from the fascinating world of Asian cinema being posted on a regular basis. As such, we ...

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on Mar, 02

Aberya (Philippines, 2012)

Are our future’s already written or do we have some control over fate? This universal mystery is the basic question that Christian Linaban tries to answer in his indie feature Aberya. Adapted from the director’s ...

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on Feb, 28

Boomerang Family (South Korea, 2013)

Based on a 2010 novel by Cheon Myung Gwan, the comedy-drama Boomerang Family considers familial dysfunction in South Korea through the problems of three adult siblings who are forced by personal or professional circumstances to ...

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on Feb, 23

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