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MIFF 2017 Review: On the Beach at Night Alone

13 Aug , 2017  

Hong Sang-soo crafts what may be his masterpiece with On the Beach At Night Alone, starring Kim Min-hee in an equally perfect performance.

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Okja: How it capitalises on costume design for commentary

29 Jul , 2017  

Find out how Okja’s bold use of costuming elevates its story, enhances its characters and deepens director Bong Joon-ho’s use of social commentary.

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Review: Kita Kita

24 Jul , 2017  

Sigrid Andrea Bernardo returns with her third feature film, Kita Kita, a sad romantic comedy set in Japan about two foreign Filipino workers.

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Review: The Villainess

12 Jul , 2017  

Kim Ok-bin stars as a trained assassin turned undercover government operative in the extreme and outlandish South Korean action film, The Villainess.

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TJFF 2017 Review: Hime-Anole

7 Jul , 2017  

Hime-Anole’s flips the switch from slice-of-life romantic drama to violent and murderous thriller almost effortlessly and makes it work.

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TJFF 2017 Review: Over the Fence

4 Jul , 2017  

Nobuhiro Yamashita’s latest film, Over The Fence, is a gentle exploration into the rarely seen lives of people living on the fringes of Japanese society.

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SFF 2017 Review: Motherland

29 Jun , 2017  

Filmed in the busiest maternity hospital in the world, Motherland is a profoundly humane documentary about Manila’s disadvantaged mothers.

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SFF 2017 Review: Rage

28 Jun , 2017  

Featuring a huge all-star cast of Japanese acting talent, Lee Sang-il’s Rage is more than just a multi-narrative murder mystery.

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Interview: Director Bong Joon-ho talks ‘Okja’

27 Jun , 2017  

Brooke Heinz caught up with one of South Korea’s modern masters, director Bong Joon-ho, at Sydney Film Festival where they talked about his new film, Okja.

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SFF 2017 Review: Okja

22 Jun , 2017  

Bong Joon-ho’s (Memories of Murder, Snowpiercer) much buzzed about new film, Okja, is the acclaimed filmmaker’s most ambitious project to date.

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TJFF 2017 Review: Birthday Wishes

21 Jun , 2017  

Actresses Aoi Miyazaki and Ai Hashimoto star as mother and daughter in Yasuhiro Yoshida’s (Leaving on the 15th Spring) new drama, Birthday Wishes.

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TJFF 2017 Review: In This Corner of the World

19 Jun , 2017  

Like Grave of the Fireflies, In this Corner of the World is Sunao Katabuchi’s heartbreaking tale of the sacrifices made by Japanese civilians during WW2.