Asian film, media, and culture

The Raid 2: Berandal (Indonesia, 2014)

There are films you anticipate so much that by the time you watch them, there is no way on earth it can match the expectations you’ve placed on it. And then there are films that ...

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on Apr, 16 · in Reviews

Black Coal, Thin Ice (China, 2014)

The surprise winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival, Black Coal, Thin Ice marks a belated breakthrough for writer-director Diao Yinan following Uniform (2003) and Night Train (2007), a pair of well-received ...

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on Apr, 05 · in Reviews

I’M FLASH! (Japan, 2012)

Written and directed by maverick filmmaker Toshiaki Toyoda, who brought us Monsters Club (2011), a unique vision of the story of the Unabomber, I’M FLASH! is a quasi-gangster film involving a religious cult that generates ...

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on Jul, 16

Subway Cinema’s New York Asian Film Festival YouTube Channel

The wonderful fans of Asian films at Subway Cinema began presenting the annual New York Asian Film Festival twelve years ago. They have been co-presenting it with Film Society Lincoln Center since 2010. This year’s ...

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on Jul, 13

Drug War (Hong Kong, 2013) [NYAFF FILM REVIEW]

With the title “Drug War,”  readers wouldn’t be wrong to imagine that Hong Kong’s critically acclaimed director Johnnie To might be delving heavily into cinematic darkness. However, just how far the movie goes might prove ...

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on Jul, 04

The Fridge (Philippines, 2012) [NYAFF FILM REVIEW]

Part of the New York Asian Film Festival’s Manila Chronicles: The New Filipino Cinema sidebar, The Fridge is among the new crop of horror movies from the Philippines. The Philippines has had a long love ...

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on Jul, 04

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