Asian film, media, and culture

Achilles and the Tortoise (Japan, 2008)

Achilles and the Tortoise is the final part of Takeshi Kitano’s self-reflexive trilogy about the nature of the artist following Takeshi’s (2005) and Glory to the Filmmaker (2007). However, it’s more accessible than its predecessors ...

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on Feb, 21 · in Reviews

CAAMFest 2015, March 12-22 (San Francisco, Berkeley, & Oakland, California)

The ABC Network’s new series “Fresh Off the Boat” has done the impossible. It has me actually wishing I had a TV so I could watch the program. It has been over 20 years since ...

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on Feb, 19 · in Announcements

Chinese Zodiac (China/Hong Kong, 2012)

Chinese Zodiac, or CZ12 as it is known internationally is, in Jackie Chan’s own words, his “last big action movie” as he takes steps to  alter his public persona while peppering his filmography with more ...

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on Nov, 17

Crossroads (Japan, 1928)

Crossroads is a silent film by Teinosuke Kinugasa that tells the story of a brother and sister living in the slums of Tokyo during the time of the samurai. However, there are no sword fights ...

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on Nov, 16

A Hard Day (South Korea, 2014)

A hard day leads to an increasingly rough week in this blistering crime thriller from writer-director Kim Seong-hun, who infuses his taut neo-noir plotting with a wicked streak of dark humor. It opens with beleaguered ...

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on Nov, 10

East Winds Film Festival 2014

I had attended the East Winds Film Festival in 2012, but only for one day, so this year I had a wonderful chance to enjoy the whole experience, which ran from October 31-November 2. The ...

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on Nov, 07

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