Category Archives: Film Review

What to Watch at the 16th Reel Asian Film Festival?

I know trying to navigate a festival’s programme can be intimidating and it’s easier if someone can recommend you flicks based on specific preferences. Our staff members give their take on what films to choose based on different criteria. GALAS … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tai Chi Zero

Martial arts meets steampunk in Stephen Fung’s Tai Chi Zero, a love letter of sorts to all things martial arts, film, and pop culture.  Tai Chi Zero is a pop-art take and the first half of a story on the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Asian Gangs

Asian Gangs by Lewis Bennett and Calum MacLeod follows Bennett as he searches for closure years after a schoolyard altercation he had with an older boy that led to his principal telling him that if he doesn’t change his ways, … Continue reading

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Review: Total Control Zone

If you are reading this blog post in the comfortable confines of your home, work or school consider yourself millions times luckier than the subjects who are at the core of Marc Wiese’s newest documentary Camp 14 – Total Control … Continue reading

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Film review: Legend of a Warrior

Legend of a Warrior follows filmmaker Corey Lee on his journey to reconnect with his father, the legendary Sifu Frank Lee aka Grandmaster of crane kung fu fighting style and owner of the Frank Lee Martial Arts gym in Edmonton. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Love In The Buff

Words could not express my excitement when I found out that Love In The Buff, the sequel of director/writer Pang Ho-cheung’s 2010 realistic romantic comedy Love In A Puff, would be released simultaneously in North America. As a huge fan … Continue reading

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Banana Review: Starry Starry Night

Just when you thought Phil was gone…he strikes again with another BananaTimes review, this time on our upcoming presentation Starry Starry Night. Tweet this!

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Banana Reviews: Silenced (Korea 2011)

Last year, Philbert Lui was the guest blog critic for several of our 2011 selections. Philbert also happens to be an emerging filmmaker AND a member of the Reel Asian Marketing Committee AND the founder of BananaTimes. If you don’t … Continue reading

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Everything & Everyone

Reel Asian alumni, Ian Tang had his Toronto premiere of Everything & Everyone last night. Tweet this!

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Cake Ache

I’ve had a little time to digest the blue icing, so just before the festival lights up the projector bulb in Richmond Hill, here’s the last slice of happenings from Day Six at the festival downtown. Sunday’s are normally reserved … Continue reading

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