Asia Pacific Arts - Film Asia Pacific Arts, published by the UCLA Asia Institute, covers the dynamic worlds of Asian and Asian American arts and entertainment. en-us APA Top Ten: Films by Ang LeeWith Ang Lee's 11th feature Taking Woodstock now in theaters, APA looks back on a career already worthy of a top 10. Rock Music Saved the World: listening in on the 20th Century Boys trilogyThe recently opened New People building in San Francisco's Japantown boasts a brand spanking new theatre, Viz Cinema, and inaugurated its opening with the premiere of the live-action (and musical) 20th Century Boys trilogy. American PornoEclipse's Nikkatsu Noir boxset showcases Nikkatsu Studio's crime capers from the 1950s-60s, which borrow heavily from American noir films but -- with the help of charismatic stars and innovative filmmakers -- become exemplars of Japanese style and creativity. It's enough to get any film geek off. 2009: OverviewThis year's New York Asian American International Film Festival included films such as Hong Kong's Pastry, China's Li Tong, and the Philippines' Hubad. Top Ten: Jay Chou Martial Arts MomentsIt's official: Jay Chou is the next Kato. What does this mean for Jay and Green Hornet fans alike? APA runs down Jay Chou's top 10 martial arts moments to see why we should be both excited and a little worried. Top Ten: Hayao Miyazaki ScenesOn the occasion of Comic-Con's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea screening, APA recalls our top ten scenes from Miyazaki films. Lagann Movie: Not Enough Pleasing Gainax Has Done It Again!... if by "done it again," you mean they managed to pack hard-paying Japanese and hundreds of otaku at AX into theaters for an extended "best of" episode of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Chan-wook's Insatiable Thirst At Cannes this year, Park Chan-wooks Thirst won a Jury Prize and elicited a lot of confused anguish. It deserved both. Film Festival 2009: Paper Heart Is your love glass half-full or half-empty? Charlyne Yi and director Nick Jasenovec attempt to play with our emotions in the mockumentary, Paper Heart. Film Festival 2009: United Red ArmyCan you have your Revolutionary Cookie and eat it, too? And must one sit through a three-hour trek to a snow lodge to find out? Koji Wakamatsu's United Red Army is thrilling, provocative, but probably a bit too much.