Reviews

Review: SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

9 Mar , 2016  

Ten years after the original Donnie Yen film, SPL 2: A Time for Consequences is a spiritual sequel that delivers martial arts action in spades.

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Feature: ‘Our Times’ and why fun commercial films by women are necessary

7 Mar , 2016  

The success of Taiwanese high school film, Our Times, makes a strong case as to why we need more light and fun commercial films by women.

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Feature: Why Indonesia’s ‘The Look of Silence’ deserves Oscar glory

24 Feb , 2016  

Could The Look of Silence earn Indonesia its first Oscar? We take a look at what makes Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary great and why it deserves to win.

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Review: Double Xposure

22 Feb , 2016  

It’s not without its faults, but Li Yu’s Double Xposure features the best dramatic performance by Chinese star Fan Bingbing to date.

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Feature: Why an Oscar win is important for ‘When Marnie Was There’

18 Feb , 2016  

If When Marnie Was There is to be Studio Ghibli’s final film, we look at why its potential win at the Oscars could be an important one.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.