Asian film, media, and culture

Su-ki-da (Japan, 2006)

Human emotions are complicated and it is hard to translate them into concrete cognitive actions that another person may understand and accept. Emotions can easily go awry or go unsaid, piling up to create the […]

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on May, 03 · in Reviews

The Bodyguard (China, 2016)

The schizophrenic tone of The Bodyguard is apparent from the film’s set-up: after a patriotic credits sequence that shows recruits of China’s Central Security Bureau in training, we find retired operative Ding (Sammo Hung) living in […]

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on May, 01 · in Reviews

Freelance (Thailand, 2015)

In a global economy defined by competition and connectivity, most professionals have anecdotes about “pulling an all-nighter” to deal with “crunch time”, which often revolve reverting back to student habits such as consuming large quantities of […]

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on Jan, 19

The World of Kanako (Japan, 2014)

Despite achieving considerable international success at a time when most Japanese filmmakers exclusively cater to the home market, Tetsuya Nakashima has amassed a fair share of detractors for his perceived emphasis on visual stimulation over […]

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on Jan, 16

VCinema Call for Contributors

VCinema is currently seeking new writers to expand our team of enthusiastic contributors. Although our primary focus is movies, we are interested in all aspects of Asian popular culture and have previously covered books (academic and […]

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on Jan, 14

Mr. Six (China, 2015)

The titular protagonist of Guan Hu’s well-crafted crime drama Mr. Six is a retired gangster in his late fifties, a no-nonsense Beijinger with a severely buzzed hairstyle who now uses his intimidating presence for good […]

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on Jan, 12

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