Reviews

Review: Crying Out Love in the Center of the World

24 Feb , 2015  

Crying Out Love in the Center of the World is a successful romantic Japanese tearjerker from 2004 and a great example of melodramatic storytelling.

Giveaways

Giveaway: Why Don’t You Play In Hell? on DVD

17 Feb , 2015  

Win a copy of Sion Sono’s superb love letter to filmmaking, Why Don’t You Play In Hell by entering our competition! Win 1 of 3 copies!

Reviews

Review: Terror in Resonance

5 Feb , 2015  

Teenage terrorists take over Tokyo in Terror in Resonance, the new anime series from Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo creator, Shinchiro Watanabe.

News

News: Melbourne Cinémathèque unveils 2015 screenings

29 Jan , 2015  

Melbourne Cinémathèque’s 2015 screening schedule has been unveiled and reveals some interesting choices from China and Japan.

Reviews

Review: 20, Once Again

26 Jan , 2015  

20, Once Again is the Chinese remake of popular Korean comedy, Miss Granny which sees an elderly woman magically turn back into her young former self.

Features

Feature: Love & Perversion – Sion Sono’s ‘Hate’ Trilogy

19 Jan , 2015  

Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Guilty of Romance – Japanese auteur Sion Sono examines love, hate, religion, sex and violence in ‘Hate’ trilogy.

Reviews

Review: Kamikaze Girls

14 Jan , 2015  

Tetsuya Nakashima’s 2004 film, Kamikaze Girls, is a hilarious and affecting story of two girls, their friendship and their fight against the world.

News

News: ACMI hosts Epic Intimacy: The Cinema of Zhang Yimou & Gong Li

13 Jan , 2015  

From Raise the Red Lantern to their latest collaboration together, Coming Home, ACMI will be soon be screening the films of Zhang Yimou and Gong Li.

Reviews

Review: Hentai Kamen

9 Jan , 2015  

Japanese superhero comedy, Hentai Kamen, sees a young teenager fight crime by becoming a masked hero who wears women’s panties over his face. Intrigued?

Reviews

Review: Killers

24 Dec , 2014  

Japanese/Indonesian co-production, Killers, is a violent and dark feature that explores the world of serial killing and murder.

Reviews

Review: Back in Time

22 Dec , 2014  

Chinese box office hit, Back in Time (or Fleet of Time) is a nostalgic romance about two students that plays out like an Asian drama series.

Reviews

Review: Moonlight Whispers

18 Dec , 2014  

Japanese director Akihiko Shiota’s debut feature film, Moonlight Whispers, is the story of two teenagers’ sadomasochistic sexual awakening.