NYAFF 2013 Review: It's Never Too Late For New Year's Resolutions With COUNTDOWN

West meets East in this claustrophobic Thai thriller set almost entirely in a New York City apartment on New Year's Eve 2012. The story concerns the redemption of three roommates, and can either be enjoyed superficially as a tense exercise... More »
  

NYAFF 2013 Review: A Breakdown of Christian Linaban's ABERYA

aberya (n): Tagalog, from the Spanish word avería, meaning "damage, breakdown, malfunction"; mechanical troubleIs there anything more frustrating than sitting in traffic? How about sitting in random, inexplicable traffic during off-peak hours? Where every stop-and-go inch tries your patience? That's... More »
  

NYAFF 2013 Review: EUNGYO, An Erotically-Charged Tale of Aging and Artistic Inspiration

Jung Ji-woo's fourth feature Eungyo (aka A Muse) has as its basis the salacious premise of a relationship between a 70 year-old man and a 17 year-old girl, which for obvious reasons proved quite controversial upon its release last year... More »
  

The 2013 New York Asian Film Festival Offers Up An Extreme Smattering Of Cinema From The Far East

Always a highlight of summer in New York, the 12th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival kicks off this Friday, June 28 and runs till July 15. In an effort to guide you through the cinematic chaos (albeit... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Watch An Exclusive Clip From IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT

Screening at the New York Asian Film Festival on June 30th, director Herman Yau's Ip Man: The Final Fight puts a cap on Yau's string of Ip Man films with Anthony Wong playing the character this time out as the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NYAFF Announces Their Full 2013 Line Up!

There's no doubt about it, for those of us at Twitch who get to go -- and you lucky New York readers -- the New York Asian Film Festival is always a highlight of our film-going year. And this time... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

NYAFF 2013 Announces Jay Chou's THE ROOFTOP Plus 22 More Titles

The annual celebration of cinematic goodness that is the New York Asian Film Festival has announced that Jay Chou's The Rooftop will serve as the closing night presentation. They've also announced a raft of premieres and salutes. Here's more from... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

NYAFF 2012: It's An 'ACE' in the Hole as NYAFF Announces Audience Awards

I am a bit wary to just post a press releases almost all on its lonesome, but when it's from the folks at the New York Asian Film Festival, well... that's an exception I'll gladly make! So without further ado,... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Japan Cuts 2012 Interview: Toshiaki Toyoda Talks Monsters, Manifestos & Moviemaking

Arguably one of the most fascinating filmmakers working in Japan over the last 15 years, Toshiaki Toyoda was recently in New York to present his latest film Monsters Club to the audience at Japan Society's Japan Cuts. Our correspondent, The... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

NYAFF/Japan Cuts 2012 Review: HARD ROMANTICKER

There is an old saying about the Japan-Korea relationship my grandfather once told me that is very revealing. Apparently it's really easy for a Japanese to pick out Koreans among them because Koreans stink of garlic. For a Korean who... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

NYAFF 2012 Review: DOOMSDAY BOOK

I ain't gonna explain the backstory any better than the fine folks over at Subway Cinema: Originally planned to be a three-parter directed by Kim Jee-woon, Yim Pil-Sung (director of Hansel & Gretel and Antarctic Journal), and Han Jae-Rim (The Show Must Go... More »
  

NYAFF/Japan Cuts 2012 Review: POTECHI (CHIPS)

NYAFF and Japan Cuts favorite Yoshihiro Nakamura (Fish Story, Golden Slumber, A Boy and His Samurai) returns with his latest film Potechi (Chips), in which he once again adapts a novel by Fish Story and Golden Slumber author Kotaro Isaka.... More »
  

NYAFF 2012 Interview: Yeun Sang-ho, Director of the Animated KING OF PIGS

The 2012 New York Asian Film Festival comes to a close this evening. And we have one more interview for you. It's with rising Korean Animator Yeun Sang-ho, the man behind King of Pigs -- a brutal look at school... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

NYAFF 2012 Interview: Action Trailblazer Chung Chang-wha

For those not knee deep in action and martial arts cinema, the name Chung Chang-wha may not ring a bell, but some of the Korean director's films (working in Hong Kong at Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest) will most certainly... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

NYAFF/Japan Cuts 2012 Screening: MONSTERS CLUB, A Brief But Beautiful Poetic Gem

One of the film's playing under the co-banner of the 2012 New York Asian Film Fest and Japan Society's Japan Cuts is Toshiaki Toyoda's Monsters Club, having its US premiere this Sunday, July 15 at Japan Society. Our correspondent Alexander... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

NYAFF 2012 Interview: Action Icon Donnie Yen

This past weekend in New York Donnie Yen, a man that should need no introduction around these parts, attended a slew of screenings at the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival where he was a special guest. Amidst all this... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

NYAFF 2012: NY Premiere of Takashi Miike's ACE ATTORNEY

I remember being vaguely aware of Ace Attorney, the unlikely basis for Takashi Miike's latest mainstreamer, but never realized the game series had such a huge following. How huge, you ask? We're talking over 4 million units sold. That's a... More »
  

NYAFF 2012 Review: DRAGON (WU XIA), A Solid Detective Story with a Splash of Subpar Martial Arts

With its New York Premiere happening tomorrow night as part of the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival we now revisit Todd's review from Cannes 2011. Say what you will about The Weinstein Company re-titling the latest from director Peter... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

NYAFF 2012 Review: 10+10

One fine selection of the New York Asian Film Festival's focus on Taiwanese cinema, "Warriors and Romantics: The New Cinema From Taiwan," is the anthology 10+10, a collection of short films from some of the top talent in Taiwan, ten... More »
  

NYAFF 2012 Interview: Director Giddens Ko & Star Michelle Chen Talk YOU'RE THE APPLE OF MY EYE

This past Sunday at the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival the Taiwan & Hong Kong box office champ  You're the Apple of My Eye had it's North American premiere. In attendance were author-turned-director Giddens Ko, and his leading lady... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  
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