Reviews

Review: A Silent Voice

4 Apr , 2017  

Naoko Yamada, director of the K-On! anime series, brings to life acclaimed manga, A Silent Voice, an important film about acceptance and forgiveness.

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MGFF 2017 Review: Our Love Story

14 Feb , 2017  

Lee Hyun-ju’s acclaimed South Korean lesbian romance Our Love Story is an intimate film about the uncertainty of young love.

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Review: The Silenced

28 Nov , 2016  

Teenage girls in 1930s Japanese-colonised Korea begin to mysteriously disappear from their boarding school in South Korean Gothic horror, The Silenced.

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Teenage Girlhood in Asia: Our Huff and Puff Journey & What’s in the Darkness

14 Sep , 2016  

The world of the teenage girl is entirely its own and Asia’s appetite for complex films about teenage girlhood has given way to two great films this year.

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MIFF 2016 Review: What’s in the Darkness

14 Aug , 2016  

First time filmmaker Wang Yichun turns in a deeply promising and focused debut with her coming-of-age teenage murder mystery What’s in the Darkness.

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MIFF 2016 Review: Apprentice

13 Aug , 2016  

Boo Junfeng’s dark prison drama Apprentice is an impressive Singaporean feature that explores isolation and offers no easy answers to capital punishment.

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MIFF 2016 Review: The Handmaiden

10 Aug , 2016  

The gloves come off as Park Chan-wook’s sexually charged Gothic lesbian romance, The Handmaiden, reveals a director at his most feminine.

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Feature: The Women of Park Chan-wook

19 Jul , 2016  

From Lady Vengeance onwards, Park Chan-wook has created some of cinema’s best female characters. We look at Park’s women and why they’re important.

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Feature: ‘Our Times’ and why fun commercial films by women are necessary

7 Mar , 2016  

The success of Taiwanese high school film, Our Times, makes a strong case as to why we need more light and fun commercial films by women.

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Feature: Why an Oscar win is important for ‘When Marnie Was There’

18 Feb , 2016  

If When Marnie Was There is to be Studio Ghibli’s final film, we look at why its potential win at the Oscars could be an important one.

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Review: Twenty

1 Oct , 2015  

South Korean coming-of-age comedy Twenty features Korean stars Kim Woo-bin, Kang Ha-neul and 2PM’s Junho and tackles the growing pains of young adults.

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KOFFIA 2015 Review: Han Gong-ju

9 Sep , 2015  

Featuring a haunting lead performance from Chun Woo-hee, indie Korean drama Han Gong-ju is essential viewing and heralds the arrival of director Lee Su-jin.