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

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

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