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Feature: Why Indonesia’s ‘The Look of Silence’ deserves Oscar glory

24 Feb , 2016  

Could The Look of Silence earn Indonesia its first Oscar? We take a look at what makes Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary great and why it deserves to win.

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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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Interview: Director Chuck Gutierrez talks Iisa (As One)

20 Jan , 2016  

Though Iisa (As One) is his debut feature film, Chuck Gutierrez has been in the filmmaking business for a long time. We talk to him about his new film, the Filipino spirit and his cinematic influences.

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Feature: East Asian films to watch in 2016

16 Jan , 2016  

From new films by Park Chan-wook to Johnnie To, we offer a short list of films you should keep an eye on that have a fair chance of screening in Australia.

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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.

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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.

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Interview: Director Lav Diaz talks Storm Children – Book One

16 Sep , 2015  

Matthew Rooke talks with the legendary Lav Diaz to talk about his new documentary, Storm Children: Book One, and his responsibilities as a filmmaker.

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Interview: Director Khavn talks Ruined Heart

12 Aug , 2015  

Hieu Chau chats to prolific Filipino director Khavn to talk about his latest film, Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore.

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Interview: Director Jin Mo-young talks My Love, Don’t Cross That River

29 Jul , 2015  

Hayley Inch chats with Korean director Jin Mo-young who reveals the secret to undying love in his gorgeous documentary My Love, Don’t Cross That River.

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Interview: Director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo talks Anita’s Last Cha-Cha

20 Mar , 2015  

Matthew Rooke caught up with Filipina director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, via Skype, to talk about her runaway success with Anita’s Last Cha-Cha.

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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.

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The Allure of K-Dramas: Why am I still watching?

10 Dec , 2014  

K-Dramas are vastly popular with young audiences worldwide. We try to answer the question: what makes Korean dramas so darn popular?