Asian film, media, and culture

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 · in Features

Kung Fu Killer (China/Hong Kong, 2014)

Kung Fu Killer stars martial arts icon Donnie Yen as Hahou Mo, a kung fu master and former instructor for the police department who goes to prison for accidentally killing an opponent. When he hears about […]

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on May, 11 · in Reviews

Tales from the Dark 1 (Hong Kong, 2013)

At once a throwback to the heyday of 1980s Hong Kong horror and a concentrated effort to sell today’s audience on a floundering local genre, Tales from the Dark 1 is a suitably unsettling, if […]

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on Dec, 06

Breakup Buddies (China, 2014)

2014 has proved to be the year that the cinema of mainland China finally hit the road with The Continent and Breakup Buddies offering populist travel narratives in which frustrated protagonists try to escape the […]

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on Dec, 03

The Admiral: Roaring Currents (South Korea, 2014)

It seems like New Korean Cinema came full circle this summer. Just as Shiri (1999) sank James Cameron’s Titanic (1997), so has The Admiral: Roaring Currents sent Cameron’s Avatar (2009) down a whirlpool, cresting over as the […]

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on Nov, 20

Chinese Zodiac (China/Hong Kong, 2012)

Chinese Zodiac, or CZ12 as it is known internationally is, in Jackie Chan’s own words, his “last big action movie” as he takes steps to  alter his public persona while peppering his filmography with more […]

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on Nov, 17

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