THE KING OF PIGS and THE FAKE – Korean Anime Unleash Pure Rage from the Director of TRAIN TO BUSAN
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THE KING OF PIGS and THE FAKE – Korean Anime Unleash Pure Rage from the Director of TRAIN TO BUSAN

  Yeon Sang-Ho has been gaining attention as the director of the Korean zombie thriller Train To Busan, but it’s actually the director’s live action…

Arrow Heads Vol. 24: NIKKATSU DIAMOND GUYS Vol. 2 – Japanese Tough-Guy Comedies
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Arrow Heads Vol. 24: NIKKATSU DIAMOND GUYS Vol. 2 – Japanese Tough-Guy Comedies

  The second volume of Arrow Films’ Nikkatsu Diamond Guys collects a trio of Japanese 60s films starring either Akira Kobayashi or Jo Shishido, two…

Arrow Heads Vol. 23: Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol. 1 – A Great Lesson in Japanese Genre
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Arrow Heads Vol. 23: Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol. 1 – A Great Lesson in Japanese Genre

  Arrow is really on a roll here with another excellent box-set highlighting Nikkatsu studios, this time focusing on some of the leading men with…

NYAFF 2016: A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE/ HENTAI KAMEN 2: THE ABNORMAL CRISIS
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NYAFF 2016: A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE/ HENTAI KAMEN 2: THE ABNORMAL CRISIS

  Today: the ridiculous and the sublime… though not necessarily in that order. A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE Shunji Iwai’s A Bride For Rip…

NYAFF 2016 Secret 15th Anniversary Screening: A Night To Remember
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NYAFF 2016 Secret 15th Anniversary Screening: A Night To Remember

  Is there anything that screams ‘Film Festival’ more than rolling the dice on a Secret Screening? Granted, after 15 years of dutiful service, the…

Art Imitates Life in SAVING MR. WU, New on Blu
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Art Imitates Life in SAVING MR. WU, New on Blu

In Saving Mr. Wu, international superstar Andy Lau plays a well-known actor who is abducted and held for ransom. The most novel aspect of the…

NYAFF 2016: In TOO YOUNG TO DIE, the Devil’s in the Details
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NYAFF 2016: In TOO YOUNG TO DIE, the Devil’s in the Details

  “My right hand is Jimi Hendrix’s left hand My left hand is Kurt Cobain’s right hand Legs feet and hips are Michael Jackson’s Voice…

NYAFF 2016: LAZY CRAZY HAZY, FREELANCE (HEART ATTACK) Explore Love, Work, Sex, and More Sex (Also Sex)
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NYAFF 2016: LAZY CRAZY HAZY, FREELANCE (HEART ATTACK) Explore Love, Work, Sex, and More Sex (Also Sex)

  Lazy Hazy Crazy is a far more serious movie than its vaguely silly title suggests. It sounds like some kind of Hong Kong romantic…

NYAFF 2016: MY BELOVED BODYGUARD Both Charms and Kicks Ass
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NYAFF 2016: MY BELOVED BODYGUARD Both Charms and Kicks Ass

  The New York Asian Film Festival has come and gone, leaving so much carnage and tonal whiplash in its wake. This being the fifteenth…

NYAFF 2016: GRACE, ALONE Bring Cruelty, Tricks, Treats
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NYAFF 2016: GRACE, ALONE Bring Cruelty, Tricks, Treats

  The first ten minutes of Alone consist only of two continuous shots. They also deploy the only two tricks in the bag of filmmaker…