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2020/12/17 | Kuan-lin F. Liu

Was ‘Your Name Engraved Herein’ a Missed Opportunity To Discover LGBTQ Talent?

'Your Name Engraved Herein' has catapulted Edward Chen and Tseng Jing-hua to a new level of fame, but this also may be a missed opportunity for gay representation in Taiwanese film.

2019/12/13 | New Bloom

Q&A With KEFF, Director of 'The Secret Lives of Asians at Night'

"The Secret Lives of Asians at Night" is a short film featured in the 2019 Taipei Film Festival. Taiwanese-American director KEFF talks about his upbringing and the inspiration for the film.

2016/10/22 | Andy Wright

How 'All the President's Men' Defined the Look of Journalism on Screen

As we enter the final leg of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, let us examine one of the iconic film portrayals of press and politics.

2016/12/22 | Cinema Escapist

INTERVIEW: A Peak of Film Productions in the 'Theater State' of North Korea

In a special in-depth interview, author and filmmaker Paul Fischer discusses his book about North Korean cinema and how perception and propaganda define the isolated state.

2016/06/29 | Chang Shin-wei

Tibetan Filmmaker Arrested in China

The detention and possible mistreatment of an award-winning Tibetan filmmaker comes as international politicians appear to be running out of patience with China’s human rights abuses.

2016/08/09 | Malaysiakini

Malaysian Actor Boycotts Film Festival Over Awards Segregation

A well-known Malaysian actor and filmmaker is protesting racial segregation at a major film awards.

2017/02/14 | Marie-Alice McLean-Dreyfus

Kung-Fu Yoga: China's Soft Power Drive Goes Awry

Reviews have slammed it as a "mangled mess" and a "snoozefest masquerading as a film," but what else does it say about China's soft power drive?

2016/08/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwanese Flock to See Controversial Hong Kong Film

Banned in China, the controversial Hong Kong film 'Ten Years' is enjoying good play time in Taiwan.

2017/03/15 | Kirsten Han

Why Disney's 'Gay Moment' is Causing Hysteria in Singapore

The church's lack of acceptance has a very real impact on the mental health of LGBT people, writes Kirsten Han in Singapore.

2016/09/01 | Leung Wing-fai

China’s Film Industry: Blocked by its Own Great Wall

Chinese cinema enjoys private capital and state support, but the industry still lacks exportable brand names by way of stars or studios.

2017/04/21 | James Baron

From Caracas to Taipei: The Strange World of Ignacio Huang

The life of the Taiwan-born Argentine actor spans across continents and cultures.

2016/09/21 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan Knows What's Wrong With Its Film Industry. So Why Isn't It Changing?

A South Korean box office hit has set off a flurry of discussions about the state of Taiwan's film industry.

2017/06/25 | Andrew Alan Johnson

FILM REVIEW: 'By The Time It Gets Dark'

Dao Khanong/ดาวคะนอง (By the Time It Gets Dark). Electric Eel Films, 2016. Directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong. In Thai. 105 minutes.

2017/06/26 | Chen Changye

How Shanghai Can Become a Movie-making Powerhouse Once Again

A dearth of talent once cast the city into the filmmaking wilderness, but recently, the sprouts of renewed growth have appeared.

2016/10/07 | Kira-Anne Pelican

‘Journey to the West’ — A Chinese Epic for Western Eyes

If film adaptations of traditional Chinese tales are to succeed, they must appeal to universal cultural norms.

2018/05/11 | Cat Thomas

INTERVIEW: Urban Nomad Subverts, Inspires, Strengthens

This year's offerings cover dashcams, porn, punk and violent revolutions.