Asian film, media, and culture

Thank You and Farewell to Midnight Eye

For fifteen years, fans of Japanese cinema have utilised the pioneering website Midnight Eye as their primary source of reviews, interviews, festival reports, and well-researched features. Established in 2000 by Jasper Sharp, Martin Mes, and […]

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on Jun, 29 · in Announcements

Port of Call (Hong Kong, 2015) [NYAFF 2015]

Port of Call will be the Opening Night Film at the 14th New York Asian Film Festival on Friday June 26th. This screening will be preceded by the presentation of the Star Asia Award to […]

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on Jun, 25 · in Reviews

The Swimmers (Thailand, 2014)

A slick blend of supernatural chiller and teen thriller, The Swimmers is an effective suspense piece from writer-director Sophon Sakdaphisit, who scripted the breakout Thai horror Shutter (2004) before stepping behind the camera with Coming […]

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on Jan, 11

Red Sorghum (China, 1987)

Zhang Yimou’s debut feature is a haunting and visually hypnotic tale of lust, love, and how the ravages of war affect rural community. In terms of Zhang’s later work, the narrative of Red Sorghum is […]

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on Jan, 10

Women Who Flirt (China, 2014)

Hong Kong maverick Pang Ho-cheung’s relationship with mainland China edges closer to a long-term commitment with Women Who Flirt, a slight romantic-comedy which largely squanders the considerable talents of leading lady Zhou Xun on material […]

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on Dec, 30

Best of Asian Cinema in 2014

As the year draws to a close, the time has come for VCinema contributors to take a look back at 2014 and select their Asian cinema highlights from the past twelve months. Not all the […]

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on Dec, 27

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