Reviews

Review: The Wind Rises

8 Jan , 2015  

Jiro dreams of flying in Hayao Miyazaki’s final film, The Wind Rises, a Studio Ghibli-produced biopic about the man who designed Japan’s kamikaze fighters.

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Review: The Suspect

2 Jan , 2015  

The Suspect is another in a line of recent Korean action-espionage films to tackle the divide between North and South Korea. Is it as good as the others?

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Review: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

30 Dec , 2014  

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a documentary that charts the creative process behind Studio Ghibli’s masters, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.

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Review: Killers

24 Dec , 2014  

Japanese/Indonesian co-production, Killers, is a violent and dark feature that explores the world of serial killing and murder.

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Review: Back in Time

22 Dec , 2014  

Chinese box office hit, Back in Time (or Fleet of Time) is a nostalgic romance about two students that plays out like an Asian drama series.

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Review: Moonlight Whispers

18 Dec , 2014  

Japanese director Akihiko Shiota’s debut feature film, Moonlight Whispers, is the story of two teenagers’ sadomasochistic sexual awakening.

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Review: Thuy

16 Dec , 2014  

Thuy, the debut mystery-drama from filmmaker Kim Jae-han, takes aim at mail-order brides living in South Korea and the hostility they face from locals.

News

News: 8th Annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards Winners

11 Dec , 2014  

Complete list of winners from the 8th Annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards, held in Brisbane on December 11.

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JFF 2014 Review: Tokyo Tribe

11 Dec , 2014  

Tokyo Tribe, the new film from maverick Japanese director Sion Sono, is a beautifully garish action rap musical and an unforgettable viewing experience.

Features

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?

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Review: A Wedding Invitation

9 Dec , 2014  

Can a South Korean perspective on romantic comedies help Chinese romantic comedy, A Wedding Invitation, escape its genre trappings? We find out.

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SGIFF 2014 Review: Lilting

4 Dec , 2014  

Lilting is a deeply sensitive and humanist film about coping with loss and the difficulties in communication within relationships. Directed by Hong Khaou.