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  1. Huang Bo Joins 'Black & White: Episode 1'

    1:45 pm PDT 10/27/2010
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    Detective thriller set to begin filming in Taiwan before year's end. READ MORE

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  2. 'Zephyr' Helmer Slows Pace for Film 'Family'

    12:58 pm PDT 10/27/2010
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    Turkish filmmaker Belmas Bas working on script for next film in series. READ MORE

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  3. Gothic & Lolita Psycho -- Film Review

    10:39 am PDT 10/27/2010
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    "Gothic & Lolita Psycho" is a touching tale of a young woman on a quest to avenge her mother's murder and her father's maiming. READ MORE

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  4. How 'Yellow Sea' was Made

    8:02 am PDT 10/26/2010
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    Korean director Na Hong-jin’s “The Yellow Sea” faced a major challenge before shooting even it’s first frame of film — location. READ MORE

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  5. 442 – Live With Honor, Die With Dignity--Film Review

    8:22 am PDT 10/25/2010
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    442 - Live with Honor, Die with Dignity does for Japanese-Americans fighting in World War II what Glory did for African-American soldiers in the Civil War. READ MORE

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  6. The Piano in a Factory -- Film Review

    6:28 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    While the Chinese film "The Piano in a Factory" is designed a little too carefully to be a crowd-pleaser for international audiences as well as domestic ones, the film is certainly not without its charms and good humor. READ MORE

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  7. FIT -- Film Review

    5:58 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    Hiromasa Hirosue (and his creative partner Izumi Takahashi) have been feted at festivals for their intense, interrogative gaze at human desperation. Still, considerable patience is required to plough through the daily crises, humiliations and insecurities of "FIT's" unhappy individuals before anyone sees the light at the end of the tunnel. READ MORE

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  8. A Better Tomorrow -- Film Review

    5:54 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow" is not about gangs or guns, but all about the swish of an Italian coat, the dandy way a toothpick is chewed, and the graceful arc in which its heroes (not protagonists) cock their guns. READ MORE

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  9. P.S. -- Film Review

    5:50 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    A cranky repairman and his footloose and fancy-free brother are at the heart of this extremely modest Uzbek drama, "P.S," wherein simmering resentment, petty jealousy and the weight of familial duty make up the formula for domestic tragedy. READ MORE

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  10. TIFF Offers Its Own Look at Booming Chinese Film Industry

    5:33 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    Chinese film officials heralding a cinema revival not seen since the 1930s. READ MORE

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  11. Passerby #3 -- Film Review

    5:17 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    TOKYO -- Quadruple threat Shin Su-Won's "Passerby #3" is clearly one of those labors of love that, fortunately for Shin, works more often than not. There's not much going on here and Shin's not saying anything new -- adult boredom is hard to remedy -- but there are enough moments of true insight and gentle humor to make up for any minor grievances. READ MORE

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  12. 'Red Light Revolution' Set for Brazilian World Premiere

    5:15 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    Chinese film about a laid-off cabbie selling adult toy will compete in Sao Paolo International Film Festival. READ MORE

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  13. Josie Ho Joins the Cast of 'The Courier'

    5:05 pm PDT 10/24/2010
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    Ho the latest actress to be inked for the action thriller co-starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Mickey Rourke. READ MORE

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  14. Moss -- Film Review

    4:35 pm PDT 10/23/2010
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    The film succeeds to about the halfway point until its narrative weight becomes overwhelming and it starts to collapse in on itself ahead of a fiery finale. READ MORE

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  15. A Liar and a Broken Girl -- Film Review

    4:26 pm PDT 10/23/2010
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    Responses to the film might be divided between those who admire director-writer Natsuki Seta's stylistic audacity, and those who find the whole overwrought conceit and the characters' roller-coaster of emotions artificial. READ MORE

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  16. Primary! -- Film Review

    4:09 pm PDT 10/23/2010
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    Despite its exclamation mark, this is not a film that generates great excitement but rather small insights into children’s behavior and the emotional strains on adults who choose to spend long hours overseeing their early education. READ MORE

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  17. Wandering Home -- Film Review

    3:56 pm PDT 10/23/2010
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    The film is adapted from the autobiography of notable war photographer Yutaka Kamoshida, but meaningful background to his life and behavior is only divulged in a sharing session at the A.A. clinic, which is a poignant yet liberating point in the film, given how unusual it is for Japanese to confess their feelings. READ MORE

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  18. Zephyr -- Film Review

    3:44 pm PDT 10/23/2010
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    Young Seyma Uzunlar is quite good at playing the strong-willed yet insecure girl. READ MORE

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  19. Flamingo No. 13 -- Film Review

    3:32 pm PDT 10/23/2010
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    Flamingo No. 13 plays out in an achingly beautiful landscape, scarcely touched by civilization, where a handful of characters exchange rudimentary dialogue interspersed with poetic observations and puzzling obsessions. READ MORE

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  20. Hospitalite -- Film Review

    3:08 pm PDT 10/23/2010
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    This bizarre black comedy with allegorical overtones about Japanese xenophobia is a variation on the "house intruder" motif, with precedents as diverse as Yoshimitsu Morita's "Family Game" and Max Frisch's play "The Fire Raisers." READ MORE

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  21. TIFF's Tom Yoda Relieved to Leave 'Cove' Controversy Behind

    3:00 pm PDT 10/23/2010
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    TIFF chairman discusses his legacy, this year's festival selections and goals for future events. READ MORE

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