Asian film, media, and culture

Three Sisters (China, 2012)

The documentary films of Wang Bing present a veritable mosaic of peripheral, alienated perspectives across the various regions of China, from the northeast and northwest — where he shot his debut work West of the […]

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on Sep, 29 · in Reviews

Female Directors (China, 2012)

Yang Mingming’s multi-faceted mockumentary Female Directors starts with some playful taboo breaking as twenty-something art school graduates Ah-ming (Mingming) and Yueyue (Guo Yue) fake orgasms for their DV camera while laughing about the traditional male/female power […]

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on Sep, 28 · in Reviews

The Boys Who Cried Wolf (South Korea, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

The increasing necessity and ensuing moral consequences of role-playing in everyday life are examined in Kim Jin-hwang’s first feature The Boys Who Cried Wolf, an intriguing but rather vague mystery in which an actor takes […]

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on Jul, 06

Alone (South Korea, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

A disturbing first-person perspective of cleaning the floor opens Park Hong-min’s second feature film. One notices red spots on the floor as the reason for cleaning, but the spots give way to large blotches of […]

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on Jul, 05

Inside Men (South Korea, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

Gritty and intense, Inside Men mixes the formulas of the buddy cop film and the revenge drama successfully with incisive dissection of the collusions between politicians, conglomerates, and the media in South Korea. While sometimes […]

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on Jul, 04

Keeper of Darkness (Hong Kong, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

Hong Kong films have been gradually losing their identity in recent years. Once filled with crime, horror and social commentary, they have become diluted to the point of no significance. One of the main reasons […]

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on Jul, 04

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