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Adele Lim leaves Crazy Rich Asians sequel over pay dispute

A new report from The Hollywood Reporter states that Crazy Rich Asians co-writer Adele Lim has exited production of the sequel over a pay dispute. While director Jon M. Chu was hoping to keep the original creative team intact, Lim was dissa...

 
 
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Triple Threat will hit theaters for one night only

Well Go USA Entertainment has announced that the star-studded, kung fu team-up film Triple Threat will be heading to US theaters for one night only on March 19, 2019. Featuring the likes of Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, and Tiger Chen, this film is ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Much of the talk surrounding the film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians is the need for Asian representation in Hollywood—while I'm with it all the way, it isn't what attracted me to the movie. See, people seem to forget that being Asia...

 
 
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NYAFF Capsule Review: Mon Mon Mon Monsters

Giddens Ko’s You Are the Apple of My Eye remains one of the best films I’ve seen at the New York Asian Film Festival. Café. Waiting. Love, which he wrote but did not direct, is another film I enjoyed immensely. So when I ...

 
 
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NYAFF Capsule Review: Mrs. K

The problems with Mrs. K can, I think, be summed up by the bizarreness of its soundtrack, an eclectic mix that had me thinking in equal measure about the scores of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, Blade Runner, and A Serbian Film....

 
 
 
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The 2016 New York Asian Film Festival Is Almost Here

Is it really that time again already? Wow. Apparently it is. NYAFF time. For the past five years, we have been covering the latest and greatest Asian films as brought to us by the swell folks at Subway Cinema, and this year is going to be n...

 
 
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The 2015 New York Korean Film Festival is coming

My favorite New York-based film festival of the year is the New York Asian Film Festival. It has a special place in my heart for a lot of reasons. Among the smaller, more tightly-focused festivals, though, the New York Korean Film Festival ...

 
 
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Review: Assassination

Director Choi Dong-Hoon's last film, The Thieves, was a thoroughly enjoyable film. It wasn't the smartest or most unique thing, but it wasn't dumb or bland either. It was stylish and interesting and fun, so much so that it made my list...

 
 
 
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NYC's Old School Kung Fu Fest 2015 has so many ninjas

The folks over at Subway Cinema head up the annual New York Asian Film Festival, my favorite of all the year's festivals, and I'm always excited to see what else they cook up. Last month, we brought news of their efforts to fund the 2015 Ol...

 
 
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R100 trailer looks sexy, insane, and makes me feel funny

I don't even know what to say about this film that isn't said in the trailer. It looks amazing and sexy and messed up and absolutely right up my alley. Alec reviewed it back in July, and I'm so glad it's coming out in just over a month. Co...

 
 
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The 2014 New York Asian Film Festival is about to rock you

It's that time again. Summer is here, which means that New York City residents have retreated to their air conditioned apartments, offices, and movie theaters. For the next few weeks, that theater of choice should be the Film Society of Lin...

 
 
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Here is the 2013 South Asian International Film Festival

Film festivals, man. There are so many of them. Especially in the wonderful world of New York City. Case in point: the 2013 South Asian International Film Festival, which begins tomorrow, December 3rd, and runs through Sunday the 8th. We co...

 
 
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First teaser for the Raid 2: Berandal starts awesome...

If you haven't seen The Raid (aka The Raid: Redemption) yet you're doing everything in your life wrong. Seriously, sit down and consider the choices you've made and realize they're all wrong. Now, go watch The Raid. Then come back and...

 
 
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NYAFF and Japan Cuts 2013 Flixist Awards and Recap

So here we are, the culmination of the past month of our Asian obsession. We did thirty reviews, three interviews, and a whole lot of other stuff. It was certainly a crazy time, but it was a lot of fun. Above is a video of Hubert and me on...

 
 
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Japan Cuts Review: The Ravine of Goodbye

Sex in films is an odd thing. Personally, it bothers me. I tend to look away from the screen while sex scenes are playing, at least in part because they rarely have any narrative significance. There's sex because sex sells (not to me, but w...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: Hardcore Comedy

I'm willing to forgive occasional errors in subtitle translations. It's a tedious job and mistakes happen, whatever. I see them, and it makes me sad and takes me out of the experience, but I move on. I'm not going to mention it in a review ...

 
 
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New York Asian Film Festival makes a triumphant return

Two years ago, the New York Asian Film Festival changed my life just a little bit. It was my first serious introduction into the world of Asian cinema, something I'd dabbled in over the years but never really considered. Fast forward to now...

 
 
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Check out new photos for Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster

Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster has had a long and bumpy road to production, but it's finally coming to US theaters this summer. While opinions have been relatively lackluster about the film since it's international debut at the Berlin Film ...

 
 
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Trailer: The Grandmaster

Wong Kar-Wai's The Grandmaster has been stuck in production and post-production h-e-double-hockey-sticks for about three years now. While we can hardly say at this point whether or not the movie will be worth the wait, we can at least be e...

 
 
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SXSW Flixclusive Interview: Junya Sakino (Sake-Bomb)

[From March 9th - 17th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX.  Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!] While I felt that Sa...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Sake-Bomb

[From March 9th - 17th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX.  Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!] Sometimes, films can...

 
 
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The 2013 New York Korean Film Festival should be awesome

Last year's New York Korean Film Festival was awesome. It had a great selection, including one film that I now count among my favorites of all time. I have been looking forward to NYKFF's return ever since, and I don't have to wait muc...

 
 
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Reel Asian Review: Seeking Asian Female

[Flixist will cover select films playing at the Reel Asian Film Festival, which runs in Toronto from November 6th through the 11th, and in Richmond Hill on the 16th and 17th. For more information about the film festival, visit reelasian.com...

 
 
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We go Canadian with the Reel Asian Film Festival, eh?

If you haven't noticed, we do a lot of film festival coverage here at Flixist. But aside from Xander's annual coverage of the London Film Festival, all that coverage is based in the good old USA. Today we're going to change that, slightly, ...

 
 
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The South Asian International Film Festival is upon us

We do a lot of things here on Flixist, and some of those things are pretty cool. The rest? Totally awesome. One of the many totally awesome things we do is cover film festivals. Lots and lots of film festivals. Right now, for example, we're...

 
 
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Chan-wook Park to direct a crime drama from Bond scribes

There is no shortage of love around Flixist for the brilliant Chan-wook Park. A master of his craft, he has directed several amazing films, most notably Oldboy, and has established a pedigree of Korean film making that is rarely matched, re...

 
 
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Trailer: Bedevilled

Another crazy Korean horror film has entered the mix. While Alec's review for Bedevilled from last year's New York Asian Film Festival was full of pretty words (and extremely high praise), nothing beats seeing a film in action. The film is...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: Golden Slumbers

[For the month of July, we will be covering the New York Asian Film Festival and the (also New York-based) Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF coverage, head...

 
 
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NYAFF 2012: Director Chung Chang-Wha's reception speech

[For the month of July, we will be covering the New York Asian Film Festival and the (also New York-based) Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF coverage, hea...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: Nasi Lemak 2.0

[For the month of July, we will be covering the New York Asian Film Festival and the (also New York-based) Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF coverage, head...

 
 
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Choi Min-sik not seeing Spike Lee's Oldboy, would cameo

[For the month of July, we will be covering the New York Asian Film Festival and the (also New York-based) Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF coverage, head...

 
 
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Hark, the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival is upon us

Do you remember last year's New York Asian Film Festival? Probably not, but here's a refresher. It's a really big deal, and is my most-looked-forward-to-New-York-based film festival of the year. NYAFF, along with its more purebred cousin Ja...

 
 
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Trailer: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

If there's only one Chinese artist you've ever heard of, it very well may be Ai Weiwei. The lovable, hard-headed film, photography, sculpture, preformance and installation artist has made headlines over and over for his clashes with the Ch...

 
 
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John Woo classic The Killer gets remake money

This is crazy. I was just extolling the virtues of John Woo's classic The Killer, possibly the director's second-best Hong Kong film, which puts it in the running for one of the top ten best action movies of all time. There have been rumbli...

 
 




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Koko-di Koko-da"Groundhog Day for grieving parents"

 

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The Goldfinch"The real deal or fool's gold?"

 

Promare"BURN TO THE GROUND"

 

One Cut of the Dead"Heart-felt brain munching"

 

IT Chapter Two"But are there vomiting turtles?"

 

Satanic Panic"Always tip your drivers"

 

The Peanut Butter Falcon"Who doesn't like Mark Twain?"

 

Artik"The evils of murder and whiskey"

 

Clownado"Cyclownin' around"

 

Ready or Not"Let's play a game"

 

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus"PHASE TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

 

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary"The man, the meth, the legerdemain"

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette"Eh, she'll come back eventually"

 

Good Boys"Kissing party"

 

Driven"John DeLorean's shattered dream "

 

Long Gone By"Moral conundrum with ice cream "

 

Millennium Actress"A classic revived"

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain"No paws, all wheels"

 

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold"Can you say "mediocre?""

 
 
 
 
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