Asian film, media, and culture

A Letter to Momo (Japan, 2012)

There’s a new game in town, that is, if your town is Japantown. It’s called “Youkai Watch”. And it has replaced Pokémon as the biggest craze for the youngest set in Japan. Like Pokémon before it, the ...

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on Aug, 28 · in Reviews

Aberdeen (Hong Kong, 2014)

Continuing to explore Hong Kong life while avoiding being pigeonholed by genre, Pang Ho-cheung follows the foul-mouthed film industry satire Vulgaria (2012) with the comparatively sedate drama Aberdeen. Although it still has a fair share ...

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on Aug, 24 · in Reviews

Terracotta 2014: Unbeatable (China/Hong Kong, 2013)

Dante Lam has built a career on making character driven action films that feature solid, hard-hitting action sequences blended with an often-deep exploration of the male psyche. The often-cited trifecta of Beast Stalker (2008), Fire ...

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on May, 27

It’s Me, It’s Me (Japan, 2013)

Satoshi Miki’s bizarre dark comedy It’s Me, It’s Me opens with images of ordinariness from which it will soon depart as the director surveys the mundane residential development where underachiever Hitoshi (Kazuya Kamenashi) is visiting his ...

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on May, 18

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

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