Pornstar (Philippines, 2021)

There was a surprising turn in Scott Sanders’ blaxploitation parody Black Dynamite (2009) when the characters in the film suddenly turn to a discussion about Greek Mythology. It was a pleasant surprise, done with a […]

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on Feb, 20 · in Reviews

Miyamoto (Japan, 2019) [JFTFP 2021]

Other than good filmmaking, what makes a film especially satisfying? A good ending. Tetsuya Mariko’s Miyamoto starts with a good ending: a couple getting married. But more than this good ending, Miyamoto actually presents a […]

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on Feb, 17 · in Reviews

Roll (Japan, 2020) [SF IndieFest 2021]

It is hard to believe that Roll is a debut feature by a young filmmaker. Daichi Murase has written and directed the film with such care that it actually exhibits a maturity that is lacking […]

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on Jan, 27 · in Reviews

Get the Hell Out (Taiwan, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

Wang I-Fan’s debut feature Get the Hell Out opens explosively and stylishly, like the entrance of a pro wrestling star in the arena. It promises chaos, blood and fun. The film delivers a sharp line […]

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on Nov, 13 · in Reviews

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