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

Never Not Love You (Philippines, 2018): Love in the Spirit of Capitalism

Antoinette Jadaone’s romantic drama Never Not Love You (2018) has a title that sparks theoretical interest. If Proust’s madeleine cake brings us to his hometown in Combray, Jadaone’s title transports us back to the early […]

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on Apr, 21 · in Reviews

People Power Bombshell: A Diary of Vietnam Rose (Philippines, 2016) [Aperture 2018]

In Philippine Cinema, rarely do we see a film as ambitious as People Power Bombshell: A Diary of Vietnam Rose in terms of experimentation. Like many of John Torres’ works, it demands a lot from […]

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on Apr, 13 · in Reviews

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