Asian film, media, and culture

Next Goal Wins (American Samoa/UK, 2014)

The sports film or documentary of the losing athlete, the losing team, is a genre within itself. We can’t all be winners and we often reveal more about ourselves in how we lose. How we ...

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on Apr, 19 · in Reviews

The Raid 2: Berandal (Indonesia, 2014)

There are films you anticipate so much that by the time you watch them, there is no way on earth it can match the expectations you’ve placed on it. And then there are films that ...

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on Apr, 16 · in Reviews

Rigodon (Philippines, 2012)

Erik Matti is a very popular mainstream filmmaker in his home country of the Philippines. The man has worked in the movie industry since the mid-1990s as a writer, director, actor, and even producer. He ...

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on Jan, 20

Kekexili: Mountain Patrol (China, 2004)

Lu Chuan’s second feature is based on the true story of the Kekexili Mountain Patrol that was active from 1993-1996. This ragtag group of armed civilians was formed to prevent the extinction of the endangered ...

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on Jan, 19

Goldfish Go Home (Japan, 2012)

When we say ‘children’s film’, we often imply that it’s not for adults. But we also know that many children’s films have a tone and sensibility that can reach adults as well. I can’t say ...

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on Jan, 15

Directory of World Cinema: South Korea now available from Intellect

The eagerly-anticipated Directory of World Cinema: South Korea was recently published by Intellect Books and is most definitely a must-have for anyone interested in this dynamic sector of national film production. This entry in the ...

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on Jan, 15

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