NY Asian 2014 Interview: Talking with Sandra Ng, Hong Kong's Queen of Comedy

With a career spanning over a quarter century and some hundred films to her credit, including the Young and Dangerous series, a bunch of movies with fellow HK legend, Stephen Chow, and both her own incredibly popular Golden Chicken installments,... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

NY Asian 2014 Interview: Alan Mak And Felix Chong Talk OVERHEARD 3 And The Progression Of Hong Kong Film

Having achieved cinematic success both separately and as a team, Alan Mak and Felix Chong came to the New York Asian Film Festival to introduce their latest codirecting collaboration, the cyber-surveillance thriller, OVERHEARD 3. I sat down for a chat... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

NYAFF 2013 Interview: A Chat With Legendary Taiwanese Director & Actor Tsai Yang-ming

Earlier this month the New York Asian Film Festical honored Taiwanese director & actor Tsai Yang-ming with a lifetime achievement award for his 50 years in the film industry. Tsai started his career in film as a manager at a... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

NYAFF 2013 Interview: Director Jang Cheol-soo Talks SECRETLY, GREATLY

Diva Velez recently sat down with Jang Cheol-soo, the man behind the 2010 horror Bedeviled, to chat about his latest film, Secretly, Greatly, a spy vs. spy, North vs. South film that equally plots itself as a comedy, actioner and... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

NYAFF 2013 Interview: Andrew Lau On The State Of HK Cinema Today

Andrew Lau is a name that is very much known and beloved in these here parts. Last month the legendary Hong Kong director was in New York for the New York Asian Film Festival to introduce a small slate of... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

NYAFF 2013 Interview: Ryoo Seung-beom Talks The Actor's Process And The Need For Breaks

Famous in these here parts for his roles in Crying Fist, The Unjust and The Berlin File (not to mention his debut in brother Ryoo Seung-wan's lo-fi shit-kicking Die Bad),  Ryoo Seung-beom was in New York last month for a... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

NYAFF 2013 Interview: Herman Yau And Erica Li Talk IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT

Director Herman Yau and screenwriter Erica Li were in New York this past month to attend the North American premiere of their film Ip Man: The Final Fight. Our own Diva Velez was fortunate enough to sit down with them... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

NYAFF 2013 Interview: Kim Go-eun, Star Of EUNGYO (A MUSE)

Plucked from relative obscurity to play the title character in Jung Ji-woo's adaptation of Eungyo (A Muse), the controversial and popular Koren novel by Park Bum-shin, Kim Go-eun is no doubt now a star in her native country winning nearly... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

NYAFF 2013 Interview: Director Jung Ji-woo On EUNGYO (A MUSE)

Jung Ji-woo, best known around these parts for his 1999 film Happy End, and as screenwriter for the 2010 thriller Moss, was in New York this past week for the screening of his latest film as director: Eungyo (A Muse).... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

NYAFF 2013 Interview: E J-yong Talks Directing BEHIND THE CAMERA Over Skype

The 2013 New York Asian Film Festival is well underway and that means it's time to check in with our resident interviewer for the fest, Diva Velez. First up is a chat with E J-yong, director of the 2010 NYAFF... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

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 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 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 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   
  

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 »
By Ben Umstead   
  

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 »
By Ben Umstead   
  

A Brief Chat with the One and Only Roger Corman

Chances are that if you love movies you know who Roger Corman is. If you're not sure, however, about all the things that he's accomplished in his nearly sixty-year career, you may want to check out his page at IMDb--but... More »
By Peter Gutierrez   
  

Exploring CORMAN'S WORLD with Documentarian Alex Stapleton

In an awards season awash with nostalgia for the movie culture of yore, it's nice to see a bit of living history up on the screen in the form of Alex Stapleton's Corman's World. No question that Hugo and The... More »
By Peter Gutierrez   
  

NYAFF 2011: An Interview With Lee Joon-ik, Director of BATTLEFIELD HEROES

[And we've reached the finish line with Diva Velez's final interview from NYAFF with The King and the Clown and Battlefield Heroes director Lee Joon-ik. This is being cross published at The Diva Review.]The Lady Miz Diva:  Welcome to the... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  
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