Asian film, media, and culture

A Road (Japan, 2015) [JAPAN CUTS 2016]

A Road is the debut feature of Daichi Sugimoto, who also produced and stars. Sugimoto is a young tyro still at university but already making a name for himself based on this film, which has […]

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on Aug, 23 · in Reviews

The Hedonists (China, 2016)

Despite its title, viewers may still be surprised at how light-hearted Jia Zhangke’s recent short The Hedonists actually is, especially when compared to the director’s more somber films. While this 26 minute short essentially deals with […]

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on Aug, 16 · in Reviews

Honor Thy Father (Philippines, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

Edgar (John Lloyd Cruz) and Kaye (Meryll Soriano) are a hard-working couple trying to maintain a solid middle-class life through faith and social networking among the people that follow the church of Yeshua. They have […]

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on Jun, 30

Miss Hokusai (Japan, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

The history of art is dominated by men. For much of history, women were denied educational opportunities in the arts and some those who dared to create works found their careers were painted over in […]

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on Jun, 29

Hamog (Haze) (Philippines, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

Ralston G. Jover’s latest feature film Hamog (Haze), a Cinema One original production, is a labyrinthine web of experiences, both structurally and thematically speaking, even though it takes place mainly within a few settings in […]

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on Jun, 28

What’s in the Darkness (China, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

First-time director Wang Yichun’s take on the small-town police procedural is one that is tender, subtle, and full of surprising levity. While it bears the trappings of a murder mystery, What’s in the Darkness is […]

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on Jun, 26

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