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NYAFF 2017: KFC Review

Kfc had me from the get-go. It opens with four separate and repetitive title cards adamantly announcing and insisting that this film bears no resemblance to past events or people. And you can understand why writer/director Le Binh Giang had to do this, as the script kept him from graduating film school due to it being deemed too violent by the Vietnamese Council of Examiners.

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NYAFF 2017: BLOOD OF YOUTH Review

In his fourth feature (and first contemporary-set film), fireman-turned-director Yang Shupeng takes us down a winding path of cat-and-mouse intrigue with Blood of Youth. Full of surprise revelations, twists, turns and shocking moments, the film aims to keep viewers on the edges of their seats in this high-stakes crime thriller about a hacker playing a dangerous game with both the police and a criminal organization.

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NYAFF 2017: BATTLE OF MEMORIES Review

Imagine if you will Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, except, instead of a tragic love story, it’s a Chinese crime thriller; and you have the foundation for Leste Chen’s Battle of Memories.

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2017 Los Angeles Film Festival Winners Announced

The 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival is wrapping up today and with that the winners of this year’s festival have been announced. Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell‘s Becks won the U.S. Fiction Award, Diego RosThe Night Guard won the World Fiction Award, and Karen

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LAFF 2017: DESOLATION Review

Weighing more heavily on our patience than our nerves, Sam Patton’s feature debut, Desolation, is a slow-burn horror flick that never quite goes anywhere, making the proceedings feel inconsequential and lackluster.

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Japan Cuts 2017 Announces Lineup

New York’s Japan Cuts film festival is getting set to kick off beginning July 13th and running through the 23rd. The festival, which celebrates contemporary Japanese cinema, is celebrating its 11th year with a massive lineup, which you can check out below.

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BFF 2017: SHUT UP ANTHONY Review

Continuing its successful festival run after premiering at Cinequest a few months ago, writer-director Kyle Eaton’s Shut Up Anthony just won a Spirit Award for Narrative Feature at the recently concluded Brooklyn Film Festival...and with good reason.

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2017 Brooklyn Film Festival Announces Winners

This year’s Brooklyn Festival Festival wrapped up yesterday and the winners have officially been announced. Rodrigo ReyesLupe Under The Sun won the Grand Chameleon Award in additional to nabbing Best Narrative Feature.

Take a look below at the full list of winners

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DWF 2017: Award Winners Announced


This year’s Dances With Films Festival has just wrapped, and with that, the various winners have been announced.  Lliam Worthington‘s drama One Less God won the Grand Jury Award for Best Feature along with the Industry Choice Award. 

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2017 New York Asian Film Festival Announces Lineup

The 16th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is set to kick off June 30th through July 16th, and today the full lineup of films has been announced. This year’s festival will include 57 feature films, with 3 International Premieres,