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Deep Analysis: Only God Forgives

When an artist breaks through into the mainstream, their next move is often observed as critical. For someone established-but-niche, do they incorporate new, broader approaches that translate their vision for their newfound, wider audience?...

 
 
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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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Tony Jaa may get sued for being in Fast and Furious 7

The news about Kurt Russell and Tony Jaa joining Fast and Furious 7 sounds great... unless you're Thai production company Sahamongkol. Studio head Sia Jiang, director Prachya Pinkaew, and fight choreographer Panna Rittikrai held a press con...

 
 
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First trailer for Tony Jaa's Tom Yum Goong 2

After many delays, after lots of doubt, here it is: our first look at Tom Yum Goong 2 (The Protector 2) starring Tony Jaa and directed by Prachya Pinkaew. And it's darn nice for a first taste. Lots of 80s and 90s-style Hong Kong action wit...

 
 
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Tony Jaa & Dolph Lundgren team up for A Man Will Rise

Tony Jaa is gearing to make a comeback after a few years away from the silver screen. His new film shooting right now is called A Man Will Rise, which co-stars Dolph Lundgren, Conan Stevens, David Ismalone, and Jakkrit Kanokpodjananon. Here...

 
 
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The RZA joins Tony Jaa in Tom Yum Goong 2

Tony Jaa's comeback movie Tom Yum Goong 2 (aka The Protector 2) is back on track after a lot of delays. The film, which also stars Dan Chupong and female badass JeeJa Yanin, is now slated to come out May 2013. They were originally aiming fo...

 
 
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NYAFF Midnight Movie: Dead Bite

[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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Tribeca Review: Headshot

Sometimes you read the set-up to a film and think, "That sounds great." Take Headshot, the new Thai action-thiller from Pen-ek Ratanaruang: When honest cop Tul seizes a drug den belonging to a powerful politician, his good days are numbere...

 
 




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

 

Rambo: Last Blood"Rambome Alone"

 

Loro"Sympathy for the Devil"

 

Hustlers"Hustle 'n bustle"

 

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"

 

The Kitchen"Half-cooked"

 

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