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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

NYAFF 2012 Review: In GUNS N' ROSES, Ning Hao Plays It Safe

With its North American premiere happening this Saturday, July 7th at the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival, we now revisit James Marsh's review of Guns n' Roses from May.Wunderkind and enfant terrible are both labels that have been... More »
  

NYAFF 2012 Interview: Choi Min-sik on Audiences, Activism & That Spike Lee OLDBOY Remake

For those not in NYC for the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival, the treats keep on rolling in. Today, our correspondent The Lady Miz Diva brings us a one-on-one with the legend himself, the man with the hammer, Mr.... More »
  

NYAFF 2012 Review: THE LOST BLADESMAN, Forthright in Both Action & Drama

With its New York premiere happening this Saturday, July 7 as part of the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival, we now revisit James Marsh's review from April 2011.It has been almost a decade since director Alan Mak and then-screenwriter... More »
  

NYAFF 2012 Screening: SCABBARD SAMURAI, A Swordless, Sincere Comedy

Many of us here at Twitch adore funnyman-turned-filmmaker Hitoshi Matsumoto and his ever growing stable of directorial offerings. First we had the wildly inventive mockumentary Big Man Japan. Then there was the most profound film based around a fart joke... More »
  

NYAFF 2012 Retrospective: A Legend in the Flesh - The Life and Career of Choi Min-sik

Biography In discussing the life and works of South Korea's legendary actor Choi Min-sik, who is making a special appearance at this year's New York Asian Film Festival, I feel the first thing that should be mentioned is how very... More »
  

NYAFF 2012 Interview: VULGARIA Director Pang Ho-Cheung is Serious About Playing it Raunchy

A near full five days into the madness that is the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival and we've got an interview for you. It comes from our correspondent The Lady Miz Diva. She was fortunate enough to sit down... More »
  
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