Reviews

Review: The Boy and the Beast

15 Feb , 2016  

Mamoru Hosoda returns with his latest animated adventure, The Boy and the Beast, a film that’s equal parts martial arts film, coming-of-age and fantasy.

Reviews

Review: Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo

7 Feb , 2016  

The latest entry in the popular and controversial Evangelion series – Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo – is the best yet.

Features

Interview: Director Chuck Gutierrez talks Iisa (As One)

20 Jan , 2016  

Though Iisa (As One) is his debut feature film, Chuck Gutierrez has been in the filmmaking business for a long time. We talk to him about his new film, the Filipino spirit and his cinematic influences.

Features

Feature: East Asian films to watch in 2016

16 Jan , 2016  

From new films by Park Chan-wook to Johnnie To, we offer a short list of films you should keep an eye on that have a fair chance of screening in Australia.

Reviews

Review: Secret

6 Jan , 2016  

Taiwanese megastar Jay Chou makes his directorial debut in 2007 romantic drama Secret, a personal romantic high school drama inspired by his teenage years.

Reviews

JFF 2015 Review: Poison Berry in My Brain

4 Jan , 2016  

What if Inside Out was turned into a Japanese rom-com? The result: Poison Berry in My Brain, which follows a novelist who witnesses love at first sight.

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JFF2015 Review: Solomon’s Perjury (Suspicion & Judgement)

22 Dec , 2015  

Featuring an outstanding young cast, two-part film series Solomon’s Perjury follows an investigation into the suspicious death of a high school student.

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Busan 2015 Review: A Korean in Paris

21 Dec , 2015  

A Korean in Paris follows one man’s journey into the city’s underbelly to find his missing wife who he believes has been kidnapped into a sex ring.

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BAPFF 2015 Review: Lorna

25 Nov , 2015  

Romantic comedy Lorna is the story of a flirtatious 60-year old woman in and out of love from rising independent Filipina filmmaker Sigrid Andrea Bernardo.

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JFF2015 Review: Little Forest – Winter & Spring

17 Nov , 2015  

Cooking adventures continue in the final chapter of culinary coming-of-age tale Little Forest: Winter & Spring starring rising actress Ai Hashimoto.

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JFF2015 Review: Pieta in the Toilet

16 Nov , 2015  

Pieta in the Toilet follows a cancer-striken artist turned window washer as he comes to grips with his own mortality in his final summer.

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JFF2015 Review: When the Curtain Rises

15 Nov , 2015  

Featuring the music and idols of Japanese girl group Momoiro Clover Z, When the Curtain Rises is an optimistic slice of life high school drama.