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Articles by Chi Tung

Existential Crisises of the Culturally Indifferent

Shanghai Kiss may distract and confuse with underage crushes and awkwardly-accented love triangles, but it's the Ken Leung character's blatant disregard for cultural expectations which makes the film compelling.
Published on: 10/19/2007
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Appetites for (Self) Destruction

That hootin' and hollerin' on the other side of the ocean is the Chinese moviegoer lambasting yet another wuxia pian. So how come Shanghai correspondent Chi Tung isn't so eager to chime in?
Published on: 11/15/2006
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Outer Limits: Chris Chan Lee's Undoing and So Yong Kim's In Between Days

Two of the Asian American selections at this year's Los Angeles International Film Festival -- one a festival darling, the other a festival-darling-to-be -- offer new and exciting ways to look at the Asian American indie. The question is, will anyone actually notice?
Published on: 7/13/2006
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A Who's Who of Asian Americans in arts criticism

The discussion of Asian American critics/bloggers/journalists doesn't end with Jeff Chang and Oliver Wang. Here are some of the other fine folks who've stepped into the cipher -- and stayed there.
Published on: 6/8/2006
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Mayan Magic

APA's blow-by-blow of I See You Presents: Word of Mouth meets Brainfreeze, the Keith Tamashiro benefit concert at the Mayan Theater, May 17, 2006.
Published on: 6/8/2006
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Power by Numbers: Fighting the good fight for Keith Tamashiro

A pillar of the Los Angeles arts community, graphic artist Keith Tamashiro suffered a brain aneurysm. His homies responded, organizing a benefit concert with a mega-bill of indie hip-hop artists that may never be topped. APA went behind the scenes, talking to a few of the principals involved. What emerged was a story that confirms both "the power of Keith," and the progressive forces -- both invisible and visible -- behind the hip-hop community.
Published on: 6/8/2006
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Blogging at VC: Closing Night

Chicken wings, california rolls, and the vampiness of Joan Chen -- all trademarks of VC FilmFest 2006's closing night extravaganza.
Published on: 5/25/2006
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May 25, 2006: News From Abroad

Ang Lee's new espionage flick; it's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman in Bollywood; Nikkei Asia is all about the youth; Cannes 2006. All this and more in the May 25th, 2006 edition of News From Abroad.
Published on: 5/25/2006
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Blogging at VC: Day 1

APA blogs on opening night at the VC, where Vivian Wu and Ham Tran's colossus of a film, Journey from the Fall, took center stage.
Published on: 5/11/2006
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Blogging at VC: Day 2

The best South Asian American film ever? Not quite, but it makes for great blog fodder in day two of our VC FilmFest coverage.
Published on: 5/11/2006
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