Garden of Words by Makoto Shinkai – watch it in the rain

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I took a long time to watch Garden of Words. It sat on my hard drive for about a year before I finally sat down to watch it. I’d tried before several times but just a few minutes in, I …

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Castaway on the Moon (Kim’s Island) – Korean Movie Review

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Castaway on the moon is one of those movies that just keeps coming up. If you’ve ever been on a streaming site or an asian drama or movie site, this movie keeps appearing again and again, and for good reason. …

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Open source Laotian Horror film Nong Hak gets unlikely funding source

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Mattie Do is not just the first horror movie director in the People’s Democratic of Laos, but she also claims to be the first female movie director in the country. Or at least she might be if an unlikely source …

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16:30 in Saigon

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If you don’t live in Saigon, and I mean REALLY live in Saigon. In the streets, the alleys and the markets, it’s unlikely you know what the number 16:30 represents. But it has a meaning. It has a story. 16:30 …

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Sorry.. I’m just a poor rice dumpling seller

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Have you seen “Xin loi, anh chi la thang ban banh gio” (Sorry, I’m just a poor rice dumpling seller) ? Aspiring filmmaker Pham Loc made the 25 minute film as his graduation project at film school Ho Chi Minh …

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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I want to go to India. Friends who have travelled… and I mean “travelled” in the sense that they have not just gone places, they have LIVED places, many of them tell me “You must visit India. The richness, the …

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Werewolf Boy – 늑대소년 (Korean Movie Review)

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This story features on my other site “Things I Love From Asia“, but I include it here just because this site has a wider readership. I wanted to take my girlfriend to the cinema last night. My favourite cinema in …

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