Asian Film Festival of Dallas 2012 Wrap Up

Thursday's closing night screening of the Yim Pil-seung/Kim Jee-woon omnibus film, Doomsday Book, capped another year of great films and great friends at the 2012 Asian Film Festival of Dallas.  I've been attending the festival for seven years now and... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

AFFD 2012 Review: I AM A GHOST

H.P. Mendoza's I Am A Ghost is a strange beast, part experimental film and part supernatural horror, the film goes places you wouldn't expect and I was hooked early on. I've mentioned my ambivalence toward experimental cinema more than once... More »
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AFFD 2012 Review: TOO MANY VILLAINS

At this point we, as a community, have come to place certain expectations on films coming from different regions and genres. Harry Kim's neo-noir, Too Many Villains, does a nifty job of straddling the line between upholding the positive assumptions... More »
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AFFD 2012 Review: LOVE FICTION, a Romantic Comedy That Veers Sharply Into Melodrama

The new film by Jeon Gye-soon (The Fox Family, Lost and Found) sets up as a traditional romantic comedy before exchanging its light-hearted sense of humor for a heavy-handed critique of male relationship fantasies. While a critical examination of a... More »
  

AFFD 2012 Review: GYO Is A Scatalogical Smorgasbord

While I cannot honestly say that I am familiar with the manga of the same title, I can say with some authority that Gyo, the anime feature, is likely to be one of the most bizarre films of 2012. As... More »
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We Have 2 Pairs Of Passes To SAYA SAMURAI, Asian Film Festival of Dallas Centerpiece Film!

I tried this on Twitter, but there is a time crunch and I want you guys to get a chance to win!The Asian Film Festival of Dallas has graciously offered up two pairs of passes to their Centerpiece film, Hitoshi... More »
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Full Schedule For The Asian Film Festival Of Dallas Is Live!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!That's right, the festival that got me hooked on festivals is about begin its eleventh annual event on July 12th and we have the full schedule ready for release! The Asian Film Festival... More »
By J Hurtado