Category Archives: Film Review

Review: Docs at Reel Asian

By Grace Wang, 2011 Reel Asian Features Programming Committee SUMMER PASTURE Directors Lynn True, Nelson Walker | Tibet/USA 2010 | Tibetan w/English subtitles | Canadian Premiere | TRAILER For four thousand years, the nomads of the Kham region of eastern … Continue reading

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Barnett’s Picks

Barnett Chow is a member of this year’s 2011 Reel Asian Marketing Committee…he also happens to write a mean haiku.  Here are his picks for this year’s festival: Surrogate Valentine (Director Dave Boyle, USA 2011) Low-key charm from lead actor … Continue reading

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Review: BananaTimes on Bleak Night

Check out TheBananaTimes’ review of one of this year’s Korean selection, Bleak Night here. The Toronto premiere of Bleak Night will be screening at Reel Asian on Saturday, November 12, 2:45 PM at The Royal and again in Richmond Hill … Continue reading

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Review: Animated films at Reel Asian

By Grace Wang, 2011 Reel Asian Features Programming Committee The amazing line-up of this year’s Toronto International Reel Asian Film Festival include 55 films and videos from over 12 countries. In particular, the 15th anniversary of Reel Asian marks the … Continue reading

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Jackie Chan’s 100th

TIFF Bell Lightbox is showing a limited run of 1911, a Chinese war epic that not only acts as the centennial anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution but also the 100th film with Jackie Chan and you can tell he has … Continue reading

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Film Review: 3D Sex and Zen

3D SEX AND ZEN is the newest addition in a line of erotic films that were abundant in the early 90’s.  Gone are the days where superstars made their name in Hong Kong Category III films that featured softcore pornographic … Continue reading

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Film Review: Life Without Principle by Johnnie To

Yang, Philbert, Louanne and I went to see the premiere of Life Without Principle (奪命金) at TIFF yesterday and I thought the film is an interesting look into the perspective of a Hong Konger during the economic crisis. With writing … Continue reading

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[Review] SPL: Gearing up for TIFF’s Midnight Madness!

Over the course of summer, TIFF has launched a series of late-night cult movies – formerly known as The Best of Midnight Madness. I got tickets last weekend to attend the screening of SPL (Sha Po Lang) «殺破狼» starring Donnie … Continue reading

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