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The Bird People in China, Movie Review

The Bird People in China, Movie Review

The Bird People in China, directed by Takashi Miike, is a film highlighting natural beauty outside of modern civilization and reflects on the conflicts that occur when merging modern developments…

The Bird People in China, Movie Review
Hero Film Review

Hero Film Review

Hero is bright, colorful, dramatic, and dazzling. The visual effects, mise-en-scene, and star power come together to create a powerhouse of entertainment.  While the commercial success of the film is…

Hero Film Review
In The Mood for Love

In The Mood for Love

In The Mood for Love (2000) examines the relationship of two next-door-neighbors brought together by their unfaithful spouses. The Chinese title of the film 花樣年華 means “the age of blossoms”…

In The Mood for Love
Review of Spring in a Small Town

Review of Spring in a Small Town

The love triangle explored in Fei Mu's Spring in a Small Town takes on a new depth when set against China's post-war backdrop of 1948. The film is narrated by…

Review of Spring in a Small Town
A Time to Live and A Time to Die

A Time to Live and A Time to Die

A Time to Live and A Time to Die follows Ah-hsiao (nicknamed Ah-ha) and his family as they adapt to a new life in Taiwan. The film is the second…

A Time to Live and A Time to Die
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Welcome to the Dickinson College class blog for EASN 204/FLST 210 “East Asian Cinema.” Under the ‘”Film Reviews” main page, you will find student reviews of the films we watched in class. Each should be tagged with keywords and filed under the film title in categories. Other pages will take you to class projects.

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