Reviews

Review: Coming Home

11 Mar , 2015  

One of China’s greatest filmmakers, Zhang Yimou’s continues his cinematic relationship with actress Gong Li in romantic melodrama, Coming Home.

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Review: Why Don’t You Play in Hell?

3 Mar , 2015  

Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is Sion Sono’s hilariously madcap ode to the yakuza and samurai genres and the love of filmmaking in general.

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Review: Brotherhood of Blades

27 Feb , 2015  

Brotherhood of Blades is a well-executed Chinese period action blockbuster with its three male leads providing audiences much to enjoy.

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Review: Crying Out Love in the Center of the World

24 Feb , 2015  

Crying Out Love in the Center of the World is a successful romantic Japanese tearjerker from 2004 and a great example of melodramatic storytelling.

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Review: Somewhere Only We Know

19 Feb , 2015  

Xu Jinglei’s Chinese romance, Somewhere Only We Know, which stars former EXO member Kris Wu, is a beautifully shot film with a sweet and heartwarming story.

Giveaways

Giveaway: Why Don’t You Play In Hell? on DVD

17 Feb , 2015  

Win a copy of Sion Sono’s superb love letter to filmmaking, Why Don’t You Play In Hell by entering our competition! Win 1 of 3 copies!

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Review: The Thieves

16 Feb , 2015  

The Thieves is one of South Korea’s most successful films and was huge hit at its local box office. We take a look at what made the heist caper a success.

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Review: Gangnam Blues

10 Feb , 2015  

Korean filmmaker Yoo Ha (A Dirty Carnival) returns to the gangster genre with violent period crime epic, Gangnam Blues, starring Lee Min-ho.

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Review: Terror in Resonance

5 Feb , 2015  

Teenage terrorists take over Tokyo in Terror in Resonance, the new anime series from Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo creator, Shinchiro Watanabe.

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Review: Grave of the Fireflies

3 Feb , 2015  

Isao Takahata’s heartwrenching war film, Grave of the Fireflies, is one of the best animated features ever produced. But what makes it so special?

News

News: Melbourne Cinémathèque unveils 2015 screenings

29 Jan , 2015  

Melbourne Cinémathèque’s 2015 screening schedule has been unveiled and reveals some interesting choices from China and Japan.

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Review: Waves

28 Jan , 2015  

Set largely on a gorgeous isolated island retreat, indie Filipino drama, Waves, is a revealing study of a couple’s grasp on love and relationships.