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

Angels Wear White (China, 2017)

A girl examines a massive, disembodied foot wearing a white shoe. Could it be a huge sandal, since we’re on the boardwalk of a seaside village? No such luck. The foot – literally objectified in […]

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on Oct, 22 · in Reviews

Thicker Than Water (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Keisuke Yoshida’s feature Thicker Than Water is a delightful, dramatic, and relatable film – even for this reviewer, an only child. Kazunari (Masataka Kubota) is a salesman for a printing company whose brother, Takuji (Hirofumi […]

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on Jul, 27 · in Reviews

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