Shadowplay (Malaysia, 2019)

At first glance, Shadowplay is conceptually shambolic. Co-written and directed by Tony Pietra Arjuna, it takes a stylistic approach to noir which pushes the neon-drenched aesthetic of recent films by Nicolas Winding Refn down a […]

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on May, 07 · in Reviews

Ip Man 4: The Finale (China/Hong Kong, 2019)

Ip Man 4: The Finale will give not just martial arts fans, but moviegoers in general, a treat. Director Wilson Yip has ended the series with a great sense of balance. While it delivers the […]

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on Jan, 05 · in Reviews

Dead Kids (Philippines, 2019)

If anything, there’s nothing dead about Dead Kids. This new feature by Mikhail Red sure is quite lively. Perhaps way too lively. Dead Kids is quite ambitious: it tries to be a lot of things, […]

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on Dec, 09 · in Reviews

Tokyo! (France/Japan, 2008) [Tokyo Stories]

Taken as a whole, there does not seem to be any connecting points between the three films featured in the anthology Tokyo!, which was produced by Comme des Cinemas in 2008. Tapped the then-emerging world […]

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on Dec, 01 · in Reviews


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