Features

Sexism, Seifuku & Sisterhood: A closer look at Tokyo Idols and Japanese Girls Never Die

20 Sep , 2017  

We look at MIFF 2017 films Tokyo Idols and Japanese Girls Never Die and examine how they explore sexism in modern-day Japan through its pop culture.

Features

Okja: How it capitalises on costume design for commentary

29 Jul , 2017  

Find out how Okja’s bold use of costuming elevates its story, enhances its characters and deepens director Bong Joon-ho’s use of social commentary.

Reviews

SFF 2017 Review: Pop Aye

17 Jun , 2017  

Melancholy and misadventure abound in Pop Aye, Kirsten Tan’s debut feature about the weird and wonderful road trip between a man and an elephant.

Reviews

SFF 2017 Review: Ciao Ciao

17 Jun , 2017  

Ciao Ciao is armed with fresh and exciting originality, elevating its familiar material into a critique of Chinese society in the 21st century.

Reviews

SFF 2017 Review: A Quiet Dream

15 Jun , 2017  

A Quiet Dream, Zhang Lu’s story about the marginalised members of Korean society, is a lovely gem that’s likely to win over fans of Jim Jarmusch.

Features

Lust, Caution: The storytelling within its costume design

26 May , 2017  

To celebrate ten years of Lust, Caution, we look back at Ang Lee’s sexy espionage thriller and explore its incredible use of costume design.

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.

Reviews

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.

Reviews

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.

Features

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.

Reviews

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.

Reviews

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.