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Asian Film Fest Dallas 2015 Review: SEOUL SEARCHING, An Identity Play On The Hughes Comedy

In 2015, it seems Americans cannot escape the politics of identity. From Caitlyn Jenner to the wage gap to even Rachel Dolezal's complicated and troubling relationship to the hashtag #BLACKLIVESMATTER, each week seems to bring some new story asking Americans:... More »

Asian Film Fest Dallas 2015 Review: THE GOLDEN CANE WARRIOR, An Indonesian Wu Xia Drama

Over the last few years there have been a small handful of high profile Indonesian films hitting the festival and art house cinema circuits. The most recent resurgence in Indonesian films has come, strangely, via the intervention of a couple... More »
By J Hurtado   

Asian Film Festival Of Dallas Delivers Its Lucky 13th Full Lineup

Many years ago, in the ancient year of 2006, I was fortunate enough to have the kindly overlords of Twitch publish a few of my words regarding the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. It was the first time anyone ever... More »
By J Hurtado   

Fantastic Fest 2010: Rammbock

Hoping to rekindle the romance with his ex-girlfriend, Michi makes a surprise visit to her apartment in the city. Bad timing as a zombie outbreak hits Berlin. Michi finds himself confined to her apartment with Harper, a young lad who was... More »
By Andrew Mack   

AFFD 2010: 9500 Liberty Review

[Our thanks to Liz Reed from for this review from the Asian Film Festival of Dallas] While 9500 Liberty documents an issue that consumed a Virginia county three years ago, the film couldn't be more relevant or provide more... More »
By Charles Webb   

AFFD Review: Au Revoir, Taipei

[Our thanks to Liz Reed of for this review.]Showing on July 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Landmark Magnolia in Dallas, as part of the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. If you could blend awkward relationships, quirky humor, and... More »
By Charles Webb   

Twitch Checks In With Tak Sakguchi

Tak Sakaguchi has been a busy man in 2008. In addition to choreographing fights for Tokyo Gore Police and serving as action director for High School Girl Rika: Zombie Hunter, he directed two features this year: Be a Man! Samurai... More »
By Rodney Perkins   

Exclusive Demo Reel for Tak Sakaguchi's Zero's Action Team

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) concludes on Thursday, August 21, 2008 with a screening of Tak Sakaguchi's directorial debut Be A Man! Samurai School. Sakaguchi is the festival's 2008 special guest, and has flown into Dallas, Texas exclusively... More »
By Rodney Perkins   


Something strange is afoot in Joko Anwar's supernatural noir Kala , which takes place in an unnamed city in an unnamed nation. Eros is a detective who investigates the murder of a group of men killed by a mob operating... More »
By Rodney Perkins   


If for no other reason, The Rebel should be applauded for how tightly the fight scenes are integrated into the story. Superbly choreographed and executed, the eye-defying twists, turns, kicks, and punches are delivered with brutal force and deadly intent.... More »
By Peter Martin   


Feng Xiaogang's Assembly (Ji jie hao) is a war film with an epic sweep. Assembly , which tells the true story of an infantry commander during the Chinese Civil War, presents both the intensity of battle and the quest for... More »
By Rodney Perkins   


Comedies inevitably lose some of their spark the second time around, so I was curious to see how Maiko Haaaan!!! would play for me when it screened at the Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) this weekend. I first encountered... More »
By Peter Martin   


Hideo Nakata's L: Change the World has had a healthy life on the festival circuit, and has recently been released on Region 3 DVD. L is a sequel to the popular Death Note series, which explains why the film might... More »
By Rodney Perkins   


Given the amount of coverage that Tokyo Gore Police (Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu) gets on Twitch, it is easy to forget that the film has not been released on DVD and has only screened a few times in the United States.... More »
By Rodney Perkins