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Review: The Net

20 Jan , 2017  

Kim Ki-duk returns to fine filmmaking form with The Net, a film about a North Korean fisherman who becomes ensnared in South Korea’s political game.

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Review: Apocalypse Child

12 Dec , 2016  

A surfer’s idyllic lifestyle is upended when an old childhood friend returns from overseas study. This is Mario Cornejo’s Filipino drama Apocalypse Child.

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JFF 2016 Review: My Korean Teacher

1 Dec , 2016  

Super Junior’s Yesung and former model Nozomi Sasaki star in the cross-cultural Japanese romantic-comedy My Korean Teacher.

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Review: Dearest Sister

24 Nov , 2016  

The only female filmmaker and horror filmmaker in Laotian history has returned with her new film, the remarkable Dearest Sister.

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Review: Anti-Porno

19 Nov , 2016  

One of five films included in Nikkatsu’s Roman Porno Reboot Project, Sion Sono’s Anti-Porno is a straight-up surreal experience. Enter with caution!

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Review: Sunday Beauty Queen

10 Nov , 2016  

Baby Ruth Villarama’s documentary Sunday Beauty Queen follows young Pinays toiling as migrant workers in Hong Kong with their one day of pageantry and fun.

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Review: The Age of Shadows

27 Oct , 2016  

Kim Jee-woon’s intricate and suspenseful espionage thriller, The Age of Shadows, will keep you guessing all the way through.

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Review: The Bacchus Lady

13 Oct , 2016  

E J-yong’s social drama, The Bacchus Lady, is a tale of tragedy and loneliness and has a lot to say about the country’s attitude towards the elderly.

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Revelation Film Fest 2016 Review: The Whispering Star

8 Jul , 2016  

In a departure from Sion Sono’s usual manic craziness, the Japanese director presents the minimal existential science fiction, The Whispering Star.

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Review: The Wailing

30 Jun , 2016  

Na Hong-jin’s hellish genre hopping ghost story, The Wailing, is an unrelenting experience and one that is unlikely to be forgotten about any time soon.

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SFF 2016 Review: A Fish

22 Jun , 2016  

Independent Korean mystery A Fish is a beautiful and deeply haunting debut feature from writer-director Park Hong-min.

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SFF 2016 Review: Non Fiction Diary

17 Jun , 2016  

Jung Yoon-suk’s Non Fiction Diary is more than just a documentary about South Korea’s first serial murder case.