Reviews

Review: The Throne

23 Oct , 2015  

Joseon-era period drama The Throne is a tale of fathers, sons, responsibility and parenthood. It’s also South Korea’s official 2015 entry for the Oscars.

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Review: Like Father, Like Son

19 Oct , 2015  

Lives are changed in Hirokazu Koreeda’s touching family drama Like Father, Like Son which asks the question: who can we really consider as family?

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Busan 2015 Review: Ode to My Father

12 Oct , 2015  

Spanning the modern history of South Korea from the civil war to today, Ode to my Father is an emotionally gripping epic of one man and his family.

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Busan 2015 Review: Taklub

11 Oct , 2015  

Independent Filipino filmmaker, Brillante Mendoza offers an intimate and empathetic portrait of the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in new film, Taklub.

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Busan 2015 Review: Veteran

8 Oct , 2015  

A hotshot cop investigates the shady work of an arrogant young billionaire in the timely Korean action crime thriller, Veteran.

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.

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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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Review: Love & Peace

29 Sep , 2015  

Sion Sono’s Love & Peace is unlike anything you’ve seen from Sono who trades in blood for puppetry in this tale of ambition, rock stars and singing turtles.

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Review: The Beauty Inside

23 Sep , 2015  

South Korean body swap romance The Beauty Inside is a surprisingly effective feature rounded out by its all-star cast, moving story and sensitivity.

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MIFF 2015 Review: Ruined Heart! Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore

21 Sep , 2015  

Filipino artist Khavn finds love in a hopeless place in his film, Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore.

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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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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.