Asian film, media, and culture

Cart (South Korea, 2014) [NYAFF 2015]

Cart is the second feature-length film from female director Boo Ji-young following Sisters on the Road (2008). It’s a powerful drama about a labor struggle in South Korea that is based on actual events. The […]

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on Jul, 05 · in Reviews

Wolf Warriors (China, 2015)

A resolutely straight forward military movie wherein any humour is entirely unintentional, Wolf Warriors is a mainland China take on the jingoistic action schlock that Chuck Norris starred in for Cannon Films in the 1980s. With patriotic heroics that […]

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on Jul, 04 · in Reviews

X-Cross (Japan, 2007)

X-Cross arrived a few years after the stream of creepy horrors that had poured out from Japan in the late 1990s and early 2000s had started to run dry. As such, it can initially be […]

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on Apr, 11

Man from Reno (USA, 2015)

I am biased about Dave Boyle’s mystery Man from Reno, recently released in select theatres throughout the US. I am biased because I am in it. A couple of CAAMFests ago in San Francisco, I ran […]

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on Apr, 06

The Bookworm Literary Festival 2015

Billed as ‘a celebration of literature and ideas’, the Bookworm Literary Festival is an annual event which recently hosted its ninth year of events for receptive attendees across the cities of Beijing, Chengdu and Suzhou. […]

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on Apr, 04

A Girl at My Door (South Korea, 2014)

A fiercely internalized performance by Bae Doona is just one of the reasons to see A Girl Next Door, a provocative drama that requires her to covey a range of complex emotions while inhabiting a […]

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on Mar, 30

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