Asian film, media, and culture

Behind the Camera (South Korea, 2013)

After helming a lavish period adaptation of Les Liasons Dangereuses in 2003 under the title Untold Scandal, director Lee Je-yong has moved on to comedic and contemporary stories set in South Korea. First came Dasepo […]

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on Aug, 12 · in Reviews

Little Proletarian (China, 2012)

Shen Jie’s powerful documentary Little Proletarian begins with 14-year-old Hai’er being subjected to a vicious beating from his remorseless father, while his mother watches silently in the background. The events that follow do not negate […]

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on Aug, 06 · in Reviews

Port of Call (Hong Kong, 2015) [NYAFF 2015]

Port of Call will be the Opening Night Film at the 14th New York Asian Film Festival on Friday June 26th. This screening will be preceded by the presentation of the Star Asia Award to […]

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on Jun, 25

A Fool (China, 2014) [NYAFF 2015]

In his directorial debut, actor Chen Jianbin plays Latiaozi, an honest goat farmer. One day, in a simple act of kindness and compassion, he gives a young homeless man some food. The youth, who is […]

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on Jun, 24

Cross (Hong Kong, 2012)

Cross is a psychological crime thriller about an ultra-religious serial killer. It’s now available on DVD and Digital HD in North America from Well Go USA Entertainment. Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stars as […]

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on Jun, 23

Advantageous (USA, 2015)

I want my dystopias to bring me discomfort. I do not want my dystopias to reassure me. I want them to confront me. I want them to wig me out. Jennifer Phang’s debut feature Advantageous wigs me […]

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on Jun, 22

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