High Flash (Taiwan, 2018) [Reel Asian 2018]

Traditional drums thunder as local fishermen in a small Taiwanese fishing village protest against the encroachment of a petrochemical plant on their livelihood and community. Suddenly, a boat—engulfed in flames—races towards the chaotic scene. A […]

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on Dec, 05 · in Reviews

To Kill Alice (South Korea, 2017) [SDAFF 2018]

Where is the line between the free speech of a progressive society and the fighting words that could lead to political destabilization? Kim Sang-kyu’s documentary To Kill Alice chronicles the fallout that occurs when South […]

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on Nov, 19 · in Reviews

Fiction and Other Realities (South Korea/USA, 2018) [SDAFF 2018]

With just a cursory look at the premise, some viewers might be quick to write off Fiction and Other Realities as a sappy romance movie using music as a gimmick to detract from poor storytelling. […]

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on Nov, 11 · in Reviews

Dear Ex (Taiwan, 2018) [Reel Asian 2018]

In May 2017, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court voted to legalize same-sex marriage, paving the way for Taiwan to become the first country in Asia to do so. Images from Taipei’s gay pride parade showed the world […]

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on Nov, 03 · in Reviews

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