Asian film, media, and culture

Poison Berry In My Brain (Japan, 2015)

Before I start talking about the movie – and its similarities to Pixar’s hit Inside Out (2015) – let me discuss the main actress, Yoko Maki. Considering that she is in the unfortunate position of being […]

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on Feb, 11 · in Reviews

Ghost Theater (Japan, 2015)

Director Hideo Nakata has long been anointed the title “Master of Horror” due to the wildly successful Ring (1998), which, along with its sequels/prequels started a massive wave of Asian horror films and their Hollywood […]

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on Feb, 04 · in Reviews

The Dead End (China, 2015)

Although the American crime film has steadily fallen victim to Hollywood’s global franchise model as adult orientated fare is squeezed out of a studio system in pursuit of four quadrant blockbusters, genre aficionados are still being […]

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on Sep, 10

Lesson of Evil (Japan, 2012)

A serial killer is posing as a teacher at a school, and is obsessed with observing his colleagues and students in their classes and extra-curricular activities. He is also obsessed with the song ‘Mack The […]

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on Sep, 06

Behind the Camera (South Korea, 2013)

After helming a lavish period adaptation of Les Liasons Dangereuses in 2003 under the title Untold Scandal, director Lee Je-yong has moved on to comedic and contemporary stories set in South Korea. First came Dasepo […]

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on Aug, 12

Little Proletarian (China, 2012)

Shen Jie’s powerful documentary Little Proletarian begins with 14-year-old Hai’er being subjected to a vicious beating from his remorseless father, while his mother watches silently in the background. The events that follow do not negate […]

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on Aug, 06

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