Lucky Grandma (USA, 2019) [Reel Asian 2019]

Arriving amidst the much hyped recent wave of Hollywood Asian films after 2018’s breakthrough success Crazy Rich Asians, Sasie Sealy’s feature debut Lucky Grandma is an authentic story of an 80-year-old Chinese-American grandma whose luck […]

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on Nov, 06 · in Reviews

Kabul, City in the Wind (Netherlands/Afghanistan/Japan/Germany, 2018) [Aperture 2019]

Aboozar Amini’s documentary Kabul, City in the Wind is a film with a metaphorically and literally apt title. Not only is Kabul a windy city, life in the city is a precarious affair akin to […]

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on Sep, 04 · in Reviews

Song Lang (Vietnam, 2018) [NYAFF 2019]

Leon Le has done a marvelous job directing his first feature film, Song Lang. Ambitious and rich in both screenplay and mise-en-scène, it tells the story of Dung ‘Thunderbolt’ (Lien Binh Phat), a debt collector […]

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on Aug, 01 · in Reviews

Spark (China, 2019)

Hu Jie’s documentary Spark tells the story of its namesake, an underground magazine published during the 1960s by university students in Mao’s China. The magazine was born out of a restless need to report the […]

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on Jul, 06 · in Reviews

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