So Star Wars: The Last Jedi is not a hit in China, opening second and only earning half the box office takings of The Ex-File: The Return of the Exes, a low-budget comedy about manchild exes.
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Apparently, there’s some minor hubbub this week about new Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski admitting he wrote Marvel Comics under a Japanese pseudonym, Akira
Every year, the NYAFF hosts a surprise movie only revealed at the time of the screening. This year? 1992 thriller 'Naked Killer', in rare 35MM.
Look! It Moves! At The NYAFF: Screwball Comedy 'This is Not What I Expected' Lives Up To Its Title, Unfortunately
From the NYAFF: 'This is Not What I Expected' is a Chinese combination of screwball comedy and Chinese romantic comedy, made by Hong Kong filmmakers.
'Mad World' is not a fun movie, but it’s an important one. It hits a whole catalogue of hot-button issues, including the social stigma of mental illness.
Vampire Cleanup Department is defiantly Hong Kong. The supernatural element guarantees it won't be shown in Mainland China, and it wears that proudly.
It might have the strangest English translation of film title on top of a muddled story, but at least 'Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight' is never dull.
Only Tsui Hark and Stephen Chow would combine slapstick with massive CGI mayhem to turn Journey to the West 2 into something that’s anything but generic.
A huge hit in China in late 2015, The Taking of Tiger Mountain is a barnstorming action movie adaptation of a piece of Chinese communist propaganda classic
'Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio' is just silly fun all the way, where nothing is taken seriously, and an homage to Hong Kong action movies in the climax.
A Double Life is one of those Japanese existential movies that border on exploitation, but wants to chew on much meatier matters than that.
Korean indie film 'A Quiet Dream' is a wistful, surrealist tale about observing people as they go about their lives the best way they know how.
For all the slickness, 'Blood of Youth' really doesn’t really say much other than a dark, nihilistic, and shameless exercise in audience manipulation.
Bad Genius is the opening film at the New York Asian Film Festival. A high school heist thriller from Thailand that’s as slick as anything from Hollywood.
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