Asian film, media, and culture

Only You (China/USA, 2015)

The cultivated charm of Italy’s cities and the rugged beauty of its countryside provide appealing backdrops for the romantic contrivances of Only You, a slight concoction which casts Tang Wei and Liao Fan as will […]

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on Jul, 30 · in Reviews

Fatal Frame (Japan, 2014)

The live-action Japanese adaptation of Fatal Frame has been eagerly awaited by J-Horror fans and followers of this classic survival horror franchise alike. This is not Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil (2002), however. Even in […]

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on Jul, 28 · in Reviews

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

Another (Japan, 2012)

In its first few minutes, Takeshi Furusawa’s horror film Another hits a great many tropes and touchstones of its genre and culture: the tenkosei (transfer student), the abandoned school building, the person only one character […]

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on Jun, 04

Ever Since We Love (China, 2015)

Ever Since We Love is the most mainstream effort to date from Sixth Generation alumnus Li Yu who has turned her attention to a coming of age story that is far removed from the boundary […]

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on May, 30

Jia Zhangke Was Here: Beijing World Park in 2015

Since opening to the public in 1993, Beijing World Park has attracted visitors with its promise of traveling around the globe in a single day, or mere hours if you traverse its artificial landscape of international […]

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on May, 24

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