Asian film, media, and culture

Violent Cop (Japan, 1989)

Director Takeshi Kitano – famous in Japan as the comedian ‘Beat’ Takeshi – has most recently been associated with his two ultra-violent Outrage films (2010/2012) with a third installment in the yakuza series rumored to ...

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on Aug, 10 · in Reviews

House (Japan, 1977)

House is a film that needs to be put into context: 1. It was made in a post-Tsuburaya Toho that wasn’t spending money to produce films with great special effects. Director Nobuhiko Obayashi didn’t use ...

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on Aug, 06 · in Reviews

New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema, in association with the Japan Society, have announced that Umin Boya’s Kano has been selected as the Centerpiece Selection for this year’s New York Asian Film Festival ...

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on May, 17

The Lady Assassin (Vietnam, 2013)

The first 3D martial arts film to emerge from Vietnam’s studio system, Nguyen Quang Dung’s highly enjoyable The Lady Assassin shattered local box office records and looks set to become a DVD favorite in the ...

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on May, 03

This is Sanlitun (China/Iceland, 2013)

Located in Beijing’s bustling Chaoyang District, the Sanlitun area is home to the city’s ever-growing expatriate community due to its vibrant nightlife and proximity to various embassies, not to mention its luxury shopping center that ...

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on Apr, 25

New World (Japan, 2011)

An accelerated China and a stagnant Japan intersect in New World, an engaging exploration of cultural exchange from pan-Asian filmmaker Lim Kah Wai. Mostly located in the Shinsekai district of Osaka, with the English translation ...

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on Apr, 24

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