Asian film, media, and culture

Cart (South Korea, 2014) [NYAFF 2015]

Cart is the second feature-length film from female director Boo Ji-young following Sisters on the Road (2008). It’s a powerful drama about a labor struggle in South Korea that is based on actual events. The […]

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on Jul, 05 · in Reviews

Wolf Warriors (China, 2015)

A resolutely straight forward military movie wherein any humour is entirely unintentional, Wolf Warriors is a mainland China take on the jingoistic action schlock that Chuck Norris starred in for Cannon Films in the 1980s. With patriotic heroics that […]

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on Jul, 04 · in Reviews

Shrill Cries of Summer (Japan, 2008)

Like Yukihiko Tsutsumi’s Forbidden Siren (2006) and Kenta Fukusaku’s X-Cross (2007), Shrill Cries of Summer takes the viewer into rural Japan, but whereas the earlier films thrust you into the weirdness and madness of its […]

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on Mar, 16

R100 (Japan, 2013)

The joke of R100 is clear from the very first scene. Katayama (Noa Omuri) is a salaryman who meets a sultry woman for an illicit liaison in a café. He fails at making small talk, but is […]

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on Mar, 12

Rough Play (South Korea, 2013)

South Korea’s thriving film industry gets skewered in Rough Play, a dark satire that chronicles a young actor’s rise and fall. Serving as writer and co-producer, prolific provocateur Kim Ki-duk has tasked director Shin Yeon-shick […]

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on Mar, 08

King of Peking on Kickstarter

Would you like to see a heartwarming story about juggling fatherhood and movie piracy set against the backdrop of late 1990s China? If so, you should seriously consider backing King of Peking through the popular […]

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on Mar, 04

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