Asian film, media, and culture

Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands (Japan, 1967)

Japan Society’s monthly film series The Dark Side of the Sun: John Zorn on Japanese Cinema opened with a rare US screening of cult director Atsushi Yamatoya’s Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands (1967), a ...

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on Oct, 28 · in Reviews

The Midnight After (Hong Kong, 2014)

Apart from directing a segment of the horror anthology Tales from the Dark 1 (2013), Hong Kong maverick Fruit Chan has been largely absent from feature filmmaking in recent years, preferring to dabble in short ...

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on Oct, 25 · in Reviews

Terracotta 2014: Firestorm (Hong Kong, 2013)

Andy Lau is one of Hong Kong’s most commercially successful actors, in part because he has made some smart choices with regards to the range of projects that he chooses. In 2011 alone he had ...

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on May, 29

Terracotta 2014: Special ID (China, 2013)

Special ID, is a rip-roaring action film directed by Clarence Fok, who is perhaps best known in the West for his 1992 classic Naked Killer. In a nutshell, Special ID is a winner! Donnie plays undercover ...

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on May, 29

Terracotta 2014: Commitment (South Korea, 2013)

In 2009, after his father, a North Korean spy, is thwarted from returning from his mission in the South, eighteen year old LI Myung-hoon (Choi Seung-hyun) and his younger sister Hye-in (Han Ye-ri) are put ...

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on May, 28

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

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