Malaysian-born filmmaker Lau Kek Huat grapples with the difficulties of visually representing the Emergency
Malaya’s rainforest in the colonial and military imaginary
For a film that positions itself as a watershed in the Asian American rom-com canon, when tasked with illuminating romance’s political valences, Crazy Rich Asians pulls up short.
Three generations of Cambodian women in my family wrestle with the inherited trauma of the Khmer Rouge
‘The Night Of’ star Riz Ahmed talks to Ashok Kondabolu about cricket jerseys, patriotism, acting while brown, and race in the UK.
Bhargava, the late director of award-winning film Patang, reminisces about growing up in Chicago and his fascination with India’s festival of kites.
Mia Kang interviews filmmaker J.P Chan about his latest film, and casting Asian actors in lead roles
Link bait for the Monday-challenged.
Cultural critic Rey Chow discusses her new book—including how the acclaimed Austrian filmmaker’s “staging of the extreme” gestures toward the pornographic.
The director’s slow-moving films about Tibetan life may feel like documentaries, but according to him, they aren’t.
Orhan Pamuk and Mo Yan, Noble Prize winners in Literature, were both writers-in-residence at the prestigious International Writing Program. An interview with IWP’s current director about one of the program’s founders, the remarkable Chinese novelist Hualing Nieh.
An alarming new documentary blames China for America’s woes.
A new documentary about the famed Chinese artist and dissident focuses on his activism more than it does his art.
It was a banner year for Asian American narrative films.