Asian film, media, and culture

Preview – Doc Fortnight 2017 at MoMA, February 19-26

One of the most anticipated film series of the year for any docuphile is Doc Fortnight, the Museum of Modern Art’s international festival of nonfiction film and media. Doc Fortnight presents some of the most […]

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on Feb, 18 · in Announcements

Preview – CAAMFest 35, March 9th-19th, 2017

Film festivals can have an impact. If there was any doubt about this, check out a post on Phil Yu’s Angry Asian Man website by New Zealander director Roseanne Liang. In that post, Liang recalls a […]

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on Feb, 16 · in Announcements

A Copy of My Mind (Indonesia, 2016) [Five Flavours 2016]

Urban space and the cinematic city are mutually imbricated in productive ways and for as long as both continue to evolve, expand and diversify, they will thrive and complement one another. In independent cinema, urban […]

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on Dec, 15

Dark Side of the Light (Japan, 2016)

Dark Side of the Light uses a Citizen Kane (1941)-style structure to explore how an actual murder, which occurred in Shibuya back in 1996, would have been committed. Gaps left by the news reportage are […]

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on Dec, 13

The Lockpicker (Canada, 2016) [Reel Asian 2016]

It’s apparent from the opening frames of The Lockpicker that we’re deep in troubled teen territory as a youth sits up late at night writing in his notebook; the manner in which he is not only […]

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on Dec, 11

Five Flavours Film Festival 2016 Report

Warsaw has had a troubled history. Located in Central Europe, it has been passed between empires and dynasties, been pillaged and seen golden ages since the 16th century. Then, with liberation in sight at the […]

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on Dec, 07

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