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Sundance 2017 Review: Free and Easy

23 Jan , 2017  

Geng Jun’s casts a satirical eye over the daily struggles of dealing with reality in Hong Kong & Chinese tragicomedy, Free and Easy.

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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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JFF 2016 Review: Wolf Girl & Black Prince

13 Dec , 2016  

Ryuichi Hiroki directs Fumi Nikaido and Kento Yamazaki in the popular Japanese shonen manga adaptation, Wolf Girl & Black Prince.

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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: 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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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: Your Name

23 Nov , 2016  

Makoto Shinkai finally merges science fiction and emotional storytelling to amazing effect with Japan’s animated box office sensation, Your Name.

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JFF 2016 Review: The Actor

20 Nov , 2016  

Rising female filmmaker, Satoko Yokohama, glimpses into the life of small-time actors in Japanese film and theatre with her slice-of-life film, The Actor.

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Review: Yourself and Yours

20 Nov , 2016  

Hong Sang-soo’s Yourself and Yours continues the director’s trademark look at relationships but forgoes some of the director’s usual tricks to great effect.

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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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JFF 2016 Review: The Long Excuse

13 Nov , 2016  

A fading celebrity author copes through the loss of his wife by taking care of two kids in Miwa Nishikawa’s intriguing character study, The Long Excuse.