Asian film, media, and culture

Chan Is Missing (USA, 1982)

In most accounts of the American independent cinema boom of the 1980s, Wayne Wang’s breakthrough feature Chan Is Missing receives cursory attention but is rarely discussed as a landmark film, perhaps because it arrived too early for the party. […]

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on Aug, 02 · in Reviews

Only You (China/USA, 2015)

The cultivated charm of Italy’s cities and the rugged beauty of its countryside provide appealing backdrops for the romantic contrivances of Only You, a slight concoction which casts Tang Wei and Liao Fan as will […]

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on Jul, 30 · in Reviews

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

Chinese Film Industry Talks: In Conversation with Producer Isabelle Glachant

In the fast growing Chinese film market, very talented local filmmakers have experienced difficulties in reaching their national audience, although their works have received awards at international festivals and been distributed abroad. These filmmakers insist […]

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on Jun, 19

New York Asian Film Festival 2015

It’s getting to be that time of year again when Asian film fans in and around New York City start drooling in anticipation of two annual festivals: the 14th New York Asian Film Festival (June […]

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on Jun, 14

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