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Sydney Underground Film Festival: One on One (South Korea, 2015)

September 25, 2015

Oh you like Korean cinema? Me too! You like violent Korean cinema? Yes please, me too! Have you seen any of Kim Ki-Duk‘s films? Me neither. When I read that he had directed 20 features and had received the Cannes Lion a couple of years back, I felt like I might be missing out on […]

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Sydney Underground Film Festival Review: Yakuza Apocalypse (Japan, 2015)

September 22, 2015

Director Takashi Miike is a workaholic, with 98 credits to his name on IMDb since 1991. A genre master, he has a devoted fan base; a group to which I admit I don’t belong, not because I’m not a fan, but simply because I’ve only seen one other of his films, Ace Attorney (2012), which I thoroughly enjoyed. I’m told his films 13 Assassins (2010) and Ichi the Killer (2001) are must-sees and I will get to them eventually. But for now, I am a Miike novice and I certainly felt my inexperience in the audience for Yakuza Apocalypse at SUFF on Friday night. The uproarious laughter during the film made me feel like I was perhaps missing references because I unfortunately didn’t find Yakuza Apocalypse as funny or as entertaining as a particular group in the audience did.... Continue Reading

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Dates revealed for the 2015 Japanese Film Festival in Australia

August 27, 2015

The Japanese Film Festival dates for 2015 have been announced. Movies will be screened in Canberra, Brisbane, Perth,Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne from 14 October to 6 September. If you’d like to go, Hello Asia! has all the details below.

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KOFFIA 2015 Film Review: My Ordinary Love Story (내 연애의 기억) (MA15+, South Korea, 2014)

August 16, 2015

I said it on Twitter and I will say it again here- I have never been so unprepared for a film’s plot progression in my life as I was for My Ordinary Love Story. It was unexpected and completely masterful.... Continue Reading

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Hong Kong blockbuster SPL 2: A Time For Consequences to screen in Australia from tomorrow

July 29, 2015

Madman Entertainment has announced that the Chinese-Hong Kong martial arts blockbuster, SPL 2: A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES will screen in Australian cinemas from tomorrow (July 30) and in New Zealand from August 13, 2015.... Continue Reading

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Dragon Ball Z: Ressurection ‘F’ in Australian and New Zealand Cinemas August 6th

July 15, 2015

Madman Entertainment has announced the latest blockbuster film in the DRAGON BALL Z franchise, DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ will screen across 69 locations and counting in Australia and New Zealand from August 6th, 2015.... Continue Reading

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Win tickets to SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Convention 2015

July 14, 2015

Hello Asia! and The Iris are giving you the chance to win tickets to SMASH! 2015! Australia’s biggest Japaneses Pop Culture festival and convention in Sydney on August 8th and 9th. We are giving away 3 x weekend passes to three lucky people with the lucky top winner scoring 1 x Standing Section ticket to Australia’s FIRST ever anime music concert: I LOVE ANISONG x SMASH!.... Continue Reading

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