Reviews

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.

Reviews

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?

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.