Asian film, media, and culture

Achilles and the Tortoise (Japan, 2008)

Achilles and the Tortoise is the final part of Takeshi Kitano’s self-reflexive trilogy about the nature of the artist following Takeshi’s (2005) and Glory to the Filmmaker (2007). However, it’s more accessible than its predecessors ...

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on Feb, 21 · in Reviews

CAAMFest 2015, March 12-22 (San Francisco, Berkeley, & Oakland, California)

The ABC Network’s new series “Fresh Off the Boat” has done the impossible. It has me actually wishing I had a TV so I could watch the program. It has been over 20 years since ...

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on Feb, 19 · in Announcements

Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name (Japan, 2006)

Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name have to be seen together as they make up a complete story, which is also an excellent adaptation of the Japanese manga and anime series. In addition, ...

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on Oct, 30

Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands (Japan, 1967)

Japan Society’s monthly film series The Dark Side of the Sun: John Zorn on Japanese Cinema opened with a rare US screening of cult director Atsushi Yamatoya’s Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands (1967), a ...

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on Oct, 28

The Midnight After (Hong Kong, 2014)

Apart from directing a segment of the horror anthology Tales from the Dark 1 (2013), Hong Kong maverick Fruit Chan has been largely absent from feature filmmaking in recent years, preferring to dabble in short ...

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on Oct, 25

Killers (Indonesia/Japan, 2014)

Killers may have been saddled with a somewhat generic title, but this is a far from routine thriller which sees a dangerous game develop between a methodical serial killer and a disgraced reporter based, respectively, ...

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on Oct, 20

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