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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 2017 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) starts today

It's that time of year again. One of the best film festivals in the city is about to get underway. The New York Asian Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The annual showcase of Asian cinema runs from June ...

 
 
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NYAFF Capsule Review: Twisted Justice

It's fascinating to watch a film about the police searching for criminal guns while living in a country where the ubiquity of guns is a constant national conversation. It's something I think about a lot while watching foreign films, really:...

 
 
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NYAFF Capsule Review: Seoul Station

At NYAFF 2012, I saw a movie called The King of Pigs. I wanted to like it, but I couldn't get over the atrociously bad translation. It ruined what should have been a very serious dramatic animated film. Seoul Station is also a very ser...

 
 
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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 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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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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NYAFF Review: The Complex

Director Hideo Nakata is best known for 1998's Ringu (The Ring), the film that kicked off a wave of international interest in J-horror at the turn of the century. In a lot of ways he's still been living in the shadow of that film, whic...

 
 
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Japan Cuts Review: A Story of Yonosuke

A Story of Yonosuke clocks in at 160 minutes, which is a good chunk of time to spend with the title character and his friends. I stared that number down for a while and finally decided it was worth a go. I've sat through much, much longer m...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep

When people use the word "cute" to describe a movie, it's usually dismissive. "It was cute," as if there was an unstated "Eh" at the beginning of the sentence; as if cuteness was all it achieves and it makes no deeper impression than that. ...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: Taiwan Black Movies

Sometimes it's difficult for documentaries to convey all they hope to convey, especially when the documentary is about a film genre or a culture's film output. The filmmaker may have his or her own aims, for instance, and sometimes those ai...

 
 
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After the Credits: My Old Reviews Are Terrible Edition

I started writing for Flixist in May of 2011. The next month, I learned about an upcoming festival called the "New York Asian Film Festival" in the June issue of Chopsticks. Unfortunately, I found out about it two days before it started, so...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: Catnip

I think it was George Saunders who said that the worst comment a writer can receive about his or her work is that it's merely interesting. "I love this" is gratifying. "I want to sleep with you now" is what writers are actually gunning for....

 
 
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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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RIP Daniel Craft (1971-2013)

We're sad to report that Daniel Craft, the terminally ill cancer patient who got to see Star Trek Into Darkness early, passed away on January 4th. He was 41 years old. Craft was a programmer for the New York Asian Film Festival and a member...

 
 
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Q&A with The Unjust Director Ryoo Seung-wan

[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 ...

 
 
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NYAFF 2011 week one roundup!

[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 ...

 
 




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