Reviews

Review: The Mermaid

15 Mar , 2016  

Who would’ve thought a Stephen Chow-directed comedy could be so environmentally conscientious?! Hieu and Hayley talk about the hilarious film, The Mermaid.

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Review: Double Xposure

22 Feb , 2016  

It’s not without its faults, but Li Yu’s Double Xposure features the best dramatic performance by Chinese star Fan Bingbing to date.

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Review: The Boy and the Beast

15 Feb , 2016  

Mamoru Hosoda returns with his latest animated adventure, The Boy and the Beast, a film that’s equal parts martial arts film, coming-of-age and fantasy.

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Review: Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo

7 Feb , 2016  

The latest entry in the popular and controversial Evangelion series – Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo – is the best yet.

Features

Feature: East Asian films to watch in 2016

16 Jan , 2016  

From new films by Park Chan-wook to Johnnie To, we offer a short list of films you should keep an eye on that have a fair chance of screening in Australia.

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JFF 2015 Review: Tag

8 Nov , 2015  

It might not look like it but Sion Sono’s Tag is a pro-feminist work and one of the most bleak and bizarre coming-of-age films to come along in some time.

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Review: Audition

29 Oct , 2015  

A staple of Japanese horror, Takashi Miike’s Audition is a searing and unforgettable experience and one of the best Japanese films ever made.

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Review: The World of Kanako

29 Oct , 2015  

Travel down the rabbit hole and find out who Kanako really is in Tetsuya Nakashima’s problematic and deliriously crazed action-thriller The World of Kanako.

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Review: The Throne

23 Oct , 2015  

Joseon-era period drama The Throne is a tale of fathers, sons, responsibility and parenthood. It’s also South Korea’s official 2015 entry for the Oscars.

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Review: The Beauty Inside

23 Sep , 2015  

South Korean body swap romance The Beauty Inside is a surprisingly effective feature rounded out by its all-star cast, moving story and sensitivity.

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MIFF 2015 Review: Ruined Heart! Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore

21 Sep , 2015  

Filipino artist Khavn finds love in a hopeless place in his film, Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore.

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MIFF 2015 Review: Coin Locker Girl

28 Aug , 2015  

Growing up in a crime family in Incheon’s Chinatown ain’t easy as demonstrated in female-driven Korean crime thriller Coin Locker Girl.