Asian Cinema : My Top 10 Asian Films of 2016

My Top 10 Asian Films of 2016

Keep in mind being in the UK, we often get films later. So there is a still loads I have to check out.

10. The Mermaid
9. The Tunnel
8. Lowlife Love
7. Trivisa
6. Himeanole
5. Inside Men
4. The Handmaiden
3. Train To Busan
2. Your Name
1. The Wailing

If you want to read more or my reasoning behind each entry then check out my blog
http://temptasianfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/best-asian-films-of-2016.html

Thanks!

Re: My Top 10 Asian Films of 2016

Nice list. I've seen and enjoyed all of them, with the exception of "Your Name" (which I have not yet seen) and "Lowlife Love" (which I disliked).

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Re: My Top 10 Asian Films of 2016

Thanks for the feedback mate.
Your Name is really fantastic, I was lucky they were showing it near me on a one off screening.
Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy Lowlife Love. I really dug it.

Re: My Top 10 Asian Films of 2016

Also, I just subscribed to your YouTube channel :-)

Re: My Top 10 Asian Films of 2016

Thanks!

YouTube Asian Movie Review Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/anticlimacus100

Re: My Top 10 Asian Films of 2016

At this point in time, I would struggle to make a top 10 list of Asian films that are badged '2016' without throwing in two or three to just make up the numbers - instead, I'll offer up my list of a dozen favourites that were released/became available in Australia during 2016:

After the Storm Umi yori mo mada fukaku (2016)
The Handmaiden Ah-ga-ssi (2016)
Heart Attack Freelance: Ham puay... Ham phak... Ham rak mor (2015)
Himeanole Himeanôru (2016)
Mountain Cry (2015)
Our Little Sister Umimachi Diary (2015)
Paths of the Soul Kang rinpoche (2015)
Port of Call Daap hyut cam mui (2015)
Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)
Sweet Red Bean Paste An (2015)
Train to Busan Busanhaeng (2016)
The Wailing Goksung (2016)

Of the films on your list, the only one of those that I've seen but didn't made my list was Trivisa. If I was to criticise it, I would say that I felt that the interspersing of the separately-directed scenes didn't always work as cohesively as it should - but that is in no way to say that I didn't think it was a good film, rather it was squeezed out by films I appreciated more.

Re: My Top 10 Asian Films of 2016

My short list:

1. The Wailing & Himeanole (Tie) Both great films!


I haven't seen Age of Shadows and Your Name, which could place.

I have seen The Mermaid (most of it); The Tunnel; Inside Men; The Handmaiden; Train To Busan; Shin Godzilla; After the Storm and wouldn't consider them for a Top Ten. The Korean films were sort of Hollywood crud to me, Godzilla was kinda cool but such a chore to read. After the Storm, probably my biggest disappointment--not that it was super bad, but Koreeda is one of my Favorite directors. I wanted more than it offered. The Mermaid is a HK comedy.

Re: My Top 10 Asian Films of 2016

I have only seen six films from 2016 but liked all of them.

Train To Busan
The Wailing
I Am a Hero
Seoul Station
Sadako v Kayako
Buppha Rahtree: A Haunting in Japan
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