Little Brother & Stranger (both Kazakhstan, 2015) [Asia House Film Festival 2016]

I was confused as I started to watch Yermak Tursunov’s Little Brother/Kenzhe. I thought it was the other Kazakh Little Brother, Serik Aprymov’s Little Brother/Bayur (2014) that won a few prizes on the festival circuit […]

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on Mar, 17 · in Reviews

Internet Killed Le Video Store

I started my cinematic 2015 in 1963. That is, the first movie I watched was Yu Hyun-mok’s The Daughters of Pharmacist Kim on DVD. I have had access to a considerable number of South Korean […]

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on Dec, 28 · in Features

East Side Sushi (USA, 2015)

The United States of America is a diverse country. In less than a decade, there will be no clear ethnic majority among children under the age of 18 in the US, and by roughly 2042, […]

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on Sep, 14 · in Reviews

Advantageous (USA, 2015)

I want my dystopias to bring me discomfort. I do not want my dystopias to reassure me. I want them to confront me. I want them to wig me out. Jennifer Phang’s debut feature¬†Advantageous¬†wigs me […]

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on Jun, 22 · in Reviews


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