Beer! Beer! (Germany, 2019)

Popo Fan, a Berlin-based Chinese documentary and short filmmaker uses the medium of film to portray issues of and within the Chinese queer community. A prominent presence in LGBT activism in China, Fan is quite […]

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on Dec, 08 · in Reviews

After My Homecoming (Japan, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

Acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda directs the first episode, After My Homecoming, of an eight-part Japanese television series, Kasumi Arimura’s Filming Break (2020). Working for the first time with a script not penned by himself, […]

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on Oct, 23 · in Reviews

The Taste of Tea (Japan, 2004)

The third feature by writer-director Katsuhito Ishii, The Taste of Tea is an absolute wonder. Shunning what typically is the definitive basis of a film narrative – its drama – Ishii creates a vivid visual […]

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on Oct, 06 · in Reviews

Hell Bank Presents: Running Ghost (Hong Kong, 2020) [NYAFF 2020]

Contemporary genre hybrid Hong Kong films are often defined by a certain manic energy that presumes these present times demand this pace and hyper-dynamism. Veteran Singaporean actor and director Mark Lee taps into this frenzy […]

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on Sep, 11 · in Reviews

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