January 26, 2006 ISSUE Next Issue: Thursday, February 9, 2006
Palm Springs Film festival overview, Part One: Bloody Mary
Another week, another festival. This time, we've got the Palm Springs film festival in our crosshairs. And a few wrongs to right. Starting with some uncooperative film projectors and ending with a villain that makes Hannibal Lector downright classy.
Column: Letter from Japan (#4)
Waddya know -- a film that our Japanese correspondent Bryan Hartzheim actually liked. Or, at least, kinda liked. In the latest Letter from Japan, he grudgingly recommends Sabu's Dead Run.
Translation: Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Korean film scholar Soyoung Kim has some interesting thoughts on the role of whiteness in Park Chan-wook's Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. No, not that kind of whiteness...
Jay's Tepid November Reign
Jay Chou's 2005 album is much like 2004's. And 2003's. And 2002's and 2001's. So why should we keep listening?
Andy Lau, the Asian Elvis, crooned and charmed his way through Atlantic City, where he performed with such gusto that even the non-believers among us simply had to believe.
C L I P S
January 26, 2005: News Bites
Brokeback shatters expectations at Golden Globes; Yo-Yo Ma as diplomat; Asian men become your reality; the 2006 Asian Excellence Awards. All this and more in the latest edition of News Bites.
F O R E I G N
January 26, 2005: News From Abroad
Bollywoodstar Salman Khan is mad and he won't take it anymore; Korean new wave halted in East Asia; Mozart honored by National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. This and much, much more in the latest edition of News From Abroad.