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  1. DARE TO STOP US (Kazuya Shiraishi) JULY 4, 3 PM. ...

    DARE TO STOP US (Kazuya Shiraishi) JULY 4, 3 PM. MARK SHILLING review https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2018/10/03/films/dare-stop-us-japanese-cinemas-bad-boy-seen-one-women-worked/

    Savage Cui...
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    THE FABLE (Ken Ebuchi 2019)...

    THE FABLE (Ken Ebuchi 2019)

    A film from manga about a legendary hit man, Sato, whose boss puts him on furlough for a year to learn to "act normal." This of course could never work. A pretty woman...
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    COMPLICITY (Ken Chikaura 2018)...

    COMPLICITY (Ken Chikaura 2018)

    Complicity is a touching, intimate study of illegal immigration - of a young Chinese man into Japan. He takes a false identity for work and becomes like family at a...
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    Actually no, I seem not to have seen the sequel,...

    Actually no, I seem not to have seen the sequel, Poesia sin fin. Though I could see it and not remember, because they overlap. Jodorowsky is ninety now, still active and still amazingly handsome. ...
  5. DARE TO STOP US (Kazuya Shiraishi 2018)

    KAZUYA SHIRAISHI: DARE TO STOP US

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    [Festival blurb.]
    The 1960s-’70s marked the Golden Age of Wakamatsu Productions, founded by revolutionary auteur...
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    THE SCOUNDRELS 狂徒 (Huing Tzu-hsuan 2018)...

    THE SCOUNDRELS 狂徒 (Huing Tzu-hsuan 2018)

    From Taiwan, a brutal, tempestuous actioner in which a basketball star enters a life of crime after he is disgraced for attacking a spectator at a game. ...
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    WUSHU ORPHAN 武林孤儿 (Huang Huang 2018) (HUANG...

    WUSHU ORPHAN 武林孤儿 (Huang Huang 2018)

    A first film set in rural China in the Nineties. A naive young man with not much in the way of teaching credentials goes to a rural martial arts boarding...
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    THE GUN 銃 (Masaharu Take 2018)...

    THE GUN 銃 (Masaharu Take 2018)

    This psychological thriller from Japan about an aimless university student who finds a pistol and becomes unhinged won several awards at the Tokyo Film Festival last...
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    Good. Don't miss Burning. Suburban Birds might...

    Good. Don't miss Burning. Suburban Birds might be harder to find. I saw it in ND/NF this year and it crept up on me.
  10. IF YOU ARE HAPPY (Chen Xiaoming 2019)

    CHEN XIAOMING: IF YOU ARE HAPPY 学区房72小时

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    [NYAFF blurb.]
    In China, parents buy homes in certain school districts at outrageous prices just to ensure a...
  11. THE FABLE (Ken Eguchi 2019)

    KEN EGUCHI: THE FABLE (2019)

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    YUYA YAGIRA AND JUN'ICHI OKADA IN THE FABLE

    Being "normal" is too difficult for a yakuza hit man

    This wildly absurd,...
  12. COMPLICITY (Kei Chikaura 2018)

    KEN CHIKAURA: COMPLICITY (2018)

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    LU YULAI IN COMPLICITY

    Being Chinese in Japan

    In this painfully touching tale of illegal immigration, Chen Liang...
  13. THE SCOUNDRELS 狂徒 (Hung Tzu-Hsuan 2018)

    HUNG TZU-HSUAN: THE SCOUNDRELS 狂徒 (2018)

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    WU KANG-REN IN THE SCOUNDRELS

    The mayhem and the speculation

    It would seem strange for a fan of Edward...
  14. WUSHU ORPHAN 观武林孤儿 (Huang Huang 2018)

    HUANG HUANG: WUSHU ORPHAN 武林孤儿 (2018)

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    HOU YUNXIAO IN WUSHU ORPHAN

    Yearnin' learnin'

    In the late ’90s, the clean cut geeky Lu Youhong (Noah Jin)...
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    The 2019 NYAFF Filmleaf Festival Coverage reviews...

    The 2019 NYAFF Filmleaf Festival Coverage reviews begin with:

    SAMURAI MARATHON (Bernard Rose 2018)

    A Japanese samurai movie directed by a Brit known for horror and Russian-themed films is based...
  16. THE GUN 銃 (Masaharu Take 2018)

    MASAHARU TAKE: THE GUN 銃 (2018)

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    LILY FRANKY AND NIJIRO MURAKAMI IN THE GUN

    Chekhov's gun rule observed

    One senses a nihilistic streak in...
  17. JINPA (Pema Tseden 2018)

    PEMA TSEDEN: JINPA (2018)

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    [NYAFF blurb.]
    Stoic truck driver Jinpa picks up a silver-dagger-wearing hitchhiker in the desolate Kekexili plateau. The...
  18. SAMURAI MARATHON (Benard Rose 2019)

    BERNARD ROSE: SAMURAI MARATHON (2019)

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    TAKERU SATOH IN SAMURAI MARATHON

    Runners world, Tokugawa style

    It's difficult to know what to make of this...
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    NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL at Lincoln Center JUNE 28 - JULY 14, 2019

    The Films.
    (These are short...
  20. FULL LINEUP (53) Titles in bold are included in...

    FULL LINEUP (53)
    Titles in bold are included in the Main Competition; the list excludes the secret screening.

    More detailed list of films H.E.R.E

    CHINA (11)
    Co-presented with Confucius...
  21. ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL Lincoln Center June 28-July 14, 2019

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    NEW YORK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL at Lincoln Center JUNE 28 - JULY 14, 2018

    GENERAL FILM FORUM THREAD
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    PARASITE

    Ash Is Purest White/江湖儿女 (Jia Zhang-ke 2018)
    Long Day's Journey Into Night (Bi Gan)
    Suburban Birds//郊区的鸟/Jiao qu de niao (Qiu Sheng...
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    You're welcome, and thanks for your list. I...

    You're welcome, and thanks for your list. I particularly agree on Zama, Cold War, and Foxtrot. I can see the unique qualities of Sunset, Beale Street and Wajib.

    Don't you like Asian films?
  24. LETO/SUMMER (Kirill ​Serebrennikov 2018)

    KIRILL SEREBRENNIKOV: LETO/SUMMER (2018)

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    TEO YOO, ROMAN BILYK IN LETO/SUMMER

    An elegy to Eighties Russian rock

    This mostly black and white film...
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    LATE NIGHT (Nisha Ganatra 2019)

    NISHA GANATRA: LATE NIGHT (2019)

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    MINDY KALING IN LATE NIGHT

    New TV

    Late Night is a message comedy. Can there be such a thing? No doubt. Anyway...
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