Reviews

Sundance 2017 Review: Free and Easy

23 Jan , 2017  

Geng Jun’s casts a satirical eye over the daily struggles of dealing with reality in Hong Kong & Chinese tragicomedy, Free and Easy.

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Review: Behemoth

3 Nov , 2016  

Visually striking Chinese documentary Behemoth is an artistic critique of China’s industrial consumption of energy, resources and people.

Features

Teenage Girlhood in Asia: Our Huff and Puff Journey & What’s in the Darkness

14 Sep , 2016  

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.

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MIFF 2016 Review: What’s in the Darkness

14 Aug , 2016  

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.

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MIFF 2016 Review: The Magic Brush

11 Aug , 2016  

Chinese animated adventure The Magic Brush offers plenty in the way of laughs and imagination that’s sure to entertain the young and young at heart.

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SFF 2016 Review: Tharlo

14 Jun , 2016  

Black and white feature Tharlo explores a clash of cultures when an isolated sheep herder in the mountains suddenly experiences the modern world of Tibet.

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SFF 2016 Review: The Road

10 Jun , 2016  

Chinese documentary The Road covers three years of a controversial highway’s construction, revealing systemic corruption.and violence in its creation.

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HRAFF 2016 Review: Hooligan Sparrow

3 May , 2016  

Nanfu Wang’s debut documentary, Hooligan Sparrow, sees women’s rights activist Ye Haiyan fight to bring justice for six sexually abused Chinese schoolgirls.

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Review: Chongqing Hot Pot

15 Apr , 2016  

What begins as a heist film becomes something so much more in the small but hugely fun and surprising Chinese crime-comedy Chongqing Hot Pot.

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Review: The Bodyguard

13 Apr , 2016  

It was one of our anticipated films of 2016 but does Sammo Hung’s martial arts drama The Bodyguard live up to expectations?

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Review: The Mermaid

15 Mar , 2016  

Who would’ve thought a Stephen Chow-directed comedy could be so environmentally conscientious?! Hieu and Hayley talk about the hilarious film, The Mermaid.

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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.