6 Oct , 2016 Brooke Heinz
Reach for the SKY is a Korean-Belgian documentary that examines the cruel reality of South Korea’s highly competitive education system.
14 Sep , 2016 Natalie Ng
The world of the teenage girl is entirely its own and Asia’s appetite for complex films about teenage girlhood has given way to two great films this year.
6 Sep , 2016 Hieu Chau
South Korea’s socially conscious disaster film, Tunnel, draws a career-best performance from acting heavyweight Ha Jung-woo.
30 Aug , 2016 Theodora Vatubua
Filmmaker Lee Joon-ik turns his gaze once again on Korean history with Dongju: The Life of a Poet, a biopic set during Japan’s occupation of Korea.
25 Aug , 2016 Theodora Vatubua
Takashi Miike’s wild Yakuza Apocalypse is a bizarre film that only escalates in ridiculousness the further it progresses. An oddity for sure.
23 Aug , 2016 Brooke Heinz
All aboard the South Korean zombie thrill ride, Train to Busan, the live action debut of filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho and the country’s first zombie blockbuster.
17 Aug , 2016 Hieu Chau
Our Huff and Puff Journey continues Daigo Matsui’s brand of teenage pop filmmaking with a heartfelt story of fleeting youth and adventure at its core.
16 Aug , 2016 Hieu Chau
At five hours long, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Happy Hour’s focus on women, communication and emotional intimacy makes it one of the year’s most intriguing films.
15 Aug , 2016 Brooke Heinz
Jung Ji-woo’s Fourth Place is an indictment of South Korea’s competitive culture which doesn’t just belong in sports but in all young Korean lives.
14 Aug , 2016 Natalie Ng
First time filmmaker Wang Yichun turns in a deeply promising and focused debut with her coming-of-age teenage murder mystery What’s in the Darkness.
13 Aug , 2016 Hieu Chau
Hirokazu Koreeda returns with After the Storm, a small yet intimate film about divorce that’s handled with a deeply humanistic grace.
13 Aug , 2016 Natalie Ng
Boo Junfeng’s dark prison drama Apprentice is an impressive Singaporean feature that explores isolation and offers no easy answers to capital punishment.