Woman in the Dunes (Japan, 1964)

For a moment, the film is about bodies. Across its spatio-temporal design, Hiroshi Teshigahara explores the otherworldly life of bodies in close-up, in their textural surfaces, that lends one to rethink of a new possibility […]

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on Jul, 15 · in Reviews

Respeto (Philippines, 2017) [NYAFF 2018]

Treb Montreras II’s debut feature-length film Respeto looks into the Fliptop Rap Battle, which comprises a large part of contemporary Filipino hiphop subculture in the urban streets of the Philippines. Deploying an immersive and participatory […]

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on Jul, 12 · in Reviews

A Time to Swim (Canada/Malaysia, 2017) [CAAMFest 2018]

In Ashley Duong’s feature-length documentary A Time to Swim, lines of identity politics are crossed. Though the documentary film failed to depict the complexity and material dimension of the conflict crossing between forces of indigeneity […]

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on May, 11 · in Reviews

By the Time it Gets Dark (Thailand, 2016): Prolegomena to Any Future (Anti)Historical Film

If there is one thing upsetting about Anocha Suwichakornpong’s second film By the Time it Gets Dark (2016), it is its refusal to directly engage with historical trauma. This lack of directness visually translates into […]

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on Apr, 26 · in Reviews

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