Asian film, media, and culture

SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (China/Hong Kong, 2015) [TIFF 2015]

10 years ago I was lucky enough to see SPL at the Toronto International Film Festival with Sammo Hung, Wilson Yip and Wong Jing in attendance. It was a special night for me not only […]

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on Oct, 04 · in Reviews

Lost in Hong Kong (China, 2015)

Xu Zheng returns to wreak more comic havoc in Lost in Hong Kong which arrives shortly after its predecessor Lost in Thailand (2012) has conceded its position at the top of the all-time mainland China […]

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on Sep, 29 · in Reviews

Hollywood Adventures (China/USA, 2015)

Produced by Justin Lin with the aim of creating a crowd-pleaser specifically for the Chinese audience that has flocked to his Fast and Furious entries, Hollywood Adventures is a hectic action-comedy that tries to put a […]

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on Jun, 30

Thank You and Farewell to Midnight Eye

For fifteen years, fans of Japanese cinema have utilised the pioneering website Midnight Eye as their primary source of reviews, interviews, festival reports, and well-researched features. Established in 2000 by Jasper Sharp, Martin Mes, and […]

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on Jun, 29

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



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