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?

Reviews

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.

Reviews

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.

Reviews

JFF 2014 Review: Leaving on the 15th Spring

3 Dec , 2014  

Deeply affecting Japanese film, Leaving on the 15th Spring, is a simple and modest coming-of-age drama about a young girl’s final year on her home island.

News

News: Australia and China to strengthen co-productions

2 Dec , 2014  

Screen Producers Australia and the China Film Producers Association (CFPA) recently signed an agreement to strengthen co-productions between both countries.

Reviews

Review: Lost in Beijing

1 Dec , 2014  

At the time of its release, Lost in Beijing was too controversial and banned by China. We take a look at the independent Chinese film to try and see why.

Reviews

JFF 2014 Review: Kiki’s Delivery Service

26 Nov , 2014  

With the spectre of the Studio Ghibli classic looming large, can the new live-action adaptation of Kiki’s Delivery Service stand on its own? We find out.

Reviews

JFF 2014 Review: Rurouni Kenshin Trilogy

24 Nov , 2014  

We take a look at the live-action Rurouni Kenshin trilogy, the hugely successful Japanese box office hits screening at Australia’s Japanese Film Festival.

Reviews

SGIFF 2014 Review: Confession

24 Nov , 2014  

Confession, the debut feature from Korean filmmaker Lee Do-yun is a neo-noir film about three friends and a plan involving a staged robbery which goes awry.

Reviews

Review: The Golden Era

24 Nov , 2014  

Ann Hui’s latest drama is also Hong Kong’s primary bid for the Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Academy Awards. Is it worthy of the nomination though?

Filmed in Ether

An Introduction

24 Nov , 2014  

A foreword from Filmed in Ether creator, Hieu Chau.