Tracey (Hong Kong, 2018)

Domestic drama comes equipped with an ardent serve of social commentary in Tracey, a new Hong Kong film from first-time feature director Jun Li. Clearly staged with the best of intentions, it stumbles badly due […]

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on Nov, 30 · in Reviews

Dying to Survive (China, 2018)

Cheng Yong (Xu Zheng) sells Indian homeopathic oils from a Shanghai storefront. His business is failing, but a last-minute opportunity comes when he is given a lucrative but illegal offer: smuggle Indian medication for chronic […]

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on Nov, 27 · in Reviews

Jinpa (China, 2018) [VIFF 2018]

Jinpa (played by actor/poet of the same name) drives a lorry along a Tibetan plateau. He comes across like a truck-driving rock star, dressed in dusty leather clothes with a constantly present pair of shades. […]

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on Oct, 21 · in Reviews

The Apology (Canada, 2016)

During World War II, invading Japanese soldiers would kidnap young women across Asia – in Korea, China, and the Philippines – and enslave them into forced prostitution. The imprisonment and sexual exploitation of these woman […]

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on Oct, 02 · in Reviews

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