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

IWeirDo (Taiwan, 2020) [NYAFF 2020]

IWeirDo begins on a visually unusual note. Its starkly narrowed framing resembles the umpteen number of smartphone videos floating online, created by social media users today. Squeaky clear and very uncinematic to look at, it […]

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on Aug, 27 · in Reviews

The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (South Korea, 2018)

Contemporary South Korean action heroes are always comfortably nestled within the genre specific narrative of their film. Tied to whatever institutional politics and individual conspiracies demanded by the script, it is these frameworks that define […]

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on Aug, 19 · in Reviews

Fuel (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Robatayaki is a centuries old Japanese method of grilling fresh seafood, vegetables over irori, sunken charcoal hearths, originating in Kushiro prefecture on the Hokkaido islands. Even today Kushiro is home to many robatayaki restaurants that […]

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on Jul, 24 · in Reviews

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