Reviews

Review: Tokyo Vampire Hotel

22 Nov , 2017  

Sion Sono turns his nine-part vampire mini-series Tokyo Vampire Hotel for Amazon into a feature-length film, resulting in a messy experience.

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All About Coming-of-Age: The films of Yu Aoi

19 Nov , 2017  

Popular Japanese actress Yu Aoi has embodied the coming-of-age film for years. We look back at her best performances on screen and preview her new film.

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MIFF 2017 Review: Japanese Girls Never Die

21 Aug , 2017  

Daigo Matsui directs Yu Aoi in Japanese Girls Never Die, the filmmaker’s new and unapologetic assault on misogyny and the patriarchy in modern-day Japan.

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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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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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Review: The Merciless

5 Jun , 2017  

Fresh from its ‘out of competition’ screening at Cannes, The Merciless is yet another South Korean crime film. Stars Sol Kyung-gu and ZE:A’s Siwan.

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Review: Chang-ok’s Letter

1 Mar , 2017  

Japanese writer-director Shunji Iwai directs Bae Doo-na in a heartfelt four-part web series Chang-ok’s Letter, produced by Nescafe.

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The Best of 2016: Our Favourite Asian Film Discoveries

15 Dec , 2016  

The Filmed in Ether team reveals its best Asian films of 2016 and talk about their favourite new discoveries in Asian cinema both past and present.

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Interview: Indonesian filmmaker Kamila Andini on ‘Following Diana’

29 Nov , 2016  

Hieu Chau speaks with Indonesian writer-director Kamila Andini about Indonesian filmmaking, feminism and her outstanding short film, Following Diana.

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Review: Your Name

23 Nov , 2016  

Makoto Shinkai finally merges science fiction and emotional storytelling to amazing effect with Japan’s animated box office sensation, Your Name.

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Review: Yourself and Yours

20 Nov , 2016  

Hong Sang-soo’s Yourself and Yours continues the director’s trademark look at relationships but forgoes some of the director’s usual tricks to great effect.

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JFF 2016 Review: The Long Excuse

13 Nov , 2016  

A fading celebrity author copes through the loss of his wife by taking care of two kids in Miwa Nishikawa’s intriguing character study, The Long Excuse.