The live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell evidences tone deaf attempts to deal with the whitewashing controversy and a dumbing down of the Ghost in the Shell franchise’s complex intellectual themes
If the Chinese government wishes for Chinese films to circulate internationally, China simply needs to produce better films, which not only an international audience, but first a Chinese audience at home, will find enjoyable
Now that The Great Wall is finally out, we can finally make our judgements about it as a film in and of itself, rather than basing our impressions on trailers. The film ultimately reveals far more complicated racial dynamics than simply just Hollywood "whitewashing"
Fight For Justice is a film focusing on prominent activist lawyers who have recently emerged in Taiwan, following the lives of several such lawyers through some of Taiwan’s high-profile legal cases in recent years
The firing of Taiwanese actress Irene Chen from the cast of the upcoming Chinese film GF Vending Machine for pro-Sunflower movement political views would be nothing new, regarding identity struggles in the Sinophone entertainment industry
Not exactly a documentary nor exactly a historical film, recently released experimental film Le Moulin hones in on the lives of Le Moulin Poetry Society, a group of Taiwanese poets active during the Japanese colonial period who were influenced by French surrealism
Hideaki Anno’s Shin Godzilla would be an attempt to grapple with not only post-Fukushima Japan, but also the present moment of uncertainty in Japan with constitutional reinterpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese constitution on the table