Asian film, media, and culture

‘Til Madness Do Us Part (China, 2013)

One can’t talk about Wang Bing’s documentary ‘Til Madness Do Us Part first without mentioning its length. Being nearly four hours long, Wang’s documentary on a mental institution in southwestern China can be an uncomfortable […]

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on Sep, 26 · in Reviews

Godzilla Resurgence (Japan, 2016)

It is not an easy task to be optimistic and think of another local (in case of the Japanese market) follow-up for Godzilla after the success of the Hollywood’s recent attempt to present the giant […]

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on Sep, 14 · in Reviews

Honor Thy Father (Philippines, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

Edgar (John Lloyd Cruz) and Kaye (Meryll Soriano) are a hard-working couple trying to maintain a solid middle-class life through faith and social networking among the people that follow the church of Yeshua. They have […]

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on Jun, 30

Miss Hokusai (Japan, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

The history of art is dominated by men. For much of history, women were denied educational opportunities in the arts and some those who dared to create works found their careers were painted over in […]

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on Jun, 29

Hamog (Haze) (Philippines, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

Ralston G. Jover’s latest feature film Hamog (Haze), a Cinema One original production, is a labyrinthine web of experiences, both structurally and thematically speaking, even though it takes place mainly within a few settings in […]

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on Jun, 28

What’s in the Darkness (China, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

First-time director Wang Yichun’s take on the small-town police procedural is one that is tender, subtle, and full of surprising levity. While it bears the trappings of a murder mystery, What’s in the Darkness is […]

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on Jun, 26

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