Features

Feature: The Ugly Truths of Contemporary & Extreme Korean Cinema

11 Jul , 2016  

More than just violent and sexually explicit, extreme Korean cinema lays bare the ugly truths of society by way of social commentary and dark humour.

Reviews

SFF 2016 Review: The Road

10 Jun , 2016  

Chinese documentary The Road covers three years of a controversial highway’s construction, revealing systemic corruption.and violence in its creation.

Features

Feature: Breaking Taboo – Japan’s Extreme Cinema of Transgression

12 Apr , 2016  

From pink films to something called ‘The Bloody Sword of the 99th Virgin’, we look at the evolution of the transgressive and extreme cinema of Japan.

Reviews

JFF 2015 Review: Poison Berry in My Brain

4 Jan , 2016  

What if Inside Out was turned into a Japanese rom-com? The result: Poison Berry in My Brain, which follows a novelist who witnesses love at first sight.

Features

Feature: Ten Underseen Cult Asian Horror Films

12 Nov , 2015  

Hopping spirits in Hong Kong, black magic in Indonesia and surreal yakuza horror in Japan… we present ten Asian horror films that deserve more attention.

Features

Feature: The Schoolgirls of Japanese Cinema

7 Oct , 2015  

From delinquents to goddesses, the Japanese schoolgirl has remained an enduring archetype of Japanese cinema and has seen varied cinematic representations.

Reviews

Review: Paprika

14 Sep , 2015  

Paprika, the final major work from late filmmaker Satoshi Kon, is a visual marvel with a twisty and bending narrative to match its equally dreamy worlds.