[For the next two weeks, Alec will be covering select films from the New York Asian Film Festival. For complete coverage of the festival, make sure to check out the page for the tag “NYAFF11.” Keep watching throughout the weeks as we bring you more reviews!]
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. Over the past two weeks, I have brought you more than a dozen posts about the 2011 New York Asian Film Festival, and though it was time-consuming, I loved every minute of it. I hope you enjoyed it as well, and that you have been inspired you to see some more Asian films in the near future. Over 40 films played this year, and I wasn’t able to even see a quarter of them. Because I was able to pick and choose, I loved pretty much every movie I saw, and there were a bunch of amazing films I didn’t get to see. There’s a lot of great stuff out there, and a few of the films are available on Netflix, so go watch them! You won’t be disappointed.
I want to thank Grady Hendrix for helping me cover the festival even though I was late to the game and Subway Cinema for putting on the festival in the first place! Another thanks goes to Seth Hyman, for helping me out with tickets for the screenings. To see what’s gone down these past two weeks, check below. Do it. Seriously. Some pretty damn awesome stuff went down.
Review: Machete Maidens Unleashed!
Review: Raw Force
Review: Last Days of the World
Review: Karate-Robo Zaborgar
Review: B.T.S.: Better than Sex
Review: Ocean Heaven
Review: Yakuza Weapon
Review: The Unjust
Q&A with B.T.S.: Better than Sex director Su Chao-pin
Q&A with Yakuza Weapon star/co-director Tak Sakaguchi
Bonus: Watch Tak Sakaguchi re-enact fighting a bear
Q&A with The Unjust Director Ryoo Seung-wan