Asian film, media, and culture

A Letter to Momo (Japan, 2012)

There’s a new game in town, that is, if your town is Japantown. It’s called “Youkai Watch”. And it has replaced Pokémon as the biggest craze for the youngest set in Japan. Like Pokémon before it, the ...

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on Aug, 28 · in Reviews

Aberdeen (Hong Kong, 2014)

Continuing to explore Hong Kong life while avoiding being pigeonholed by genre, Pang Ho-cheung follows the foul-mouthed film industry satire Vulgaria (2012) with the comparatively sedate drama Aberdeen. Although it still has a fair share ...

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on Aug, 24 · in Reviews

New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), June 27–July 10, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema in association with Japan Society has announced the full lineup for the 2014 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which will take place June 27 – ...

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on Jun, 01

Terracotta 2014: Firestorm (Hong Kong, 2013)

Andy Lau is one of Hong Kong’s most commercially successful actors, in part because he has made some smart choices with regards to the range of projects that he chooses. In 2011 alone he had ...

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on May, 29

Terracotta 2014: Special ID (China, 2013)

Special ID, is a rip-roaring action film directed by Clarence Fok, who is perhaps best known in the West for his 1992 classic Naked Killer. In a nutshell, Special ID is a winner! Donnie plays undercover ...

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on May, 29

Terracotta 2014: Commitment (South Korea, 2013)

In 2009, after his father, a North Korean spy, is thwarted from returning from his mission in the South, eighteen year old LI Myung-hoon (Choi Seung-hyun) and his younger sister Hye-in (Han Ye-ri) are put ...

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on May, 28

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