Asian film, media, and culture

Behind the Camera (South Korea, 2013)

After helming a lavish period adaptation of Les Liasons Dangereuses in 2003 under the title Untold Scandal, director Lee Je-yong has moved on to comedic and contemporary stories set in South Korea. First came Dasepo […]

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on Aug, 12 · in Reviews

Little Proletarian (China, 2012)

Shen Jie’s powerful documentary Little Proletarian begins with 14-year-old Hai’er being subjected to a vicious beating from his remorseless father, while his mother watches silently in the background. The events that follow do not negate […]

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on Aug, 06 · in Reviews

Chinese Film Industry Talks: In Conversation with Producer Isabelle Glachant

In the fast growing Chinese film market, very talented local filmmakers have experienced difficulties in reaching their national audience, although their works have received awards at international festivals and been distributed abroad. These filmmakers insist […]

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on Jun, 19

New York Asian Film Festival 2015

It’s getting to be that time of year again when Asian film fans in and around New York City start drooling in anticipation of two annual festivals: the 14th New York Asian Film Festival (June […]

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on Jun, 14

Godzilla (Japan, 1954)

I recently attended a conference in Lincoln, UK, where a fellow researcher presented a paper on the transnational influence of Japan’s most iconic monster. This began with the English dubbing and insertion of new footage shot […]

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on Jun, 11

The Taking of Tiger Mountain (China/Hong Kong, 2014)

The Taking of Tiger Mountain, an action-adventure film from legendary Hong Kong director Tsui Hark, is now available on DVD and digital HD from Well Go USA Entertainment. This review is based on the Blu-ray […]

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on Jun, 05

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