#Alive (South Korea, 2020)

South Korean cinema’s zombie outbreak continues apace with #Alive, a taut thriller which takes a locked down approach to depicting a rapidly escalating crisis.  As is often the case with zombie movies, #Alive has proved […]

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on Aug, 07 · in Reviews

Roar (Japan, 2020) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Ryo Katayama’s debut feature Roar is the kind of examination of social frustration which has become a staple of Japan’s indie cinema right down having a pair of outsiders subsisting on convenience store pastries. By […]

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on Jul, 23 · in Reviews

Voices in the Wind (Japan, 2020) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011, filmmakers have sought to record the extent of the destruction or bring about some measure of catharsis through both narrative features and documentaries. Commendable narrative […]

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on Jul, 16 · in Reviews

Mirror Image (Taiwan, 2001)

Often a cinematic space for depicting low-level criminality or financial desperation, the pawn shop becomes a place to ruminate on fate in Hsiao Ya-chuan’s amiable debut feature. Produced under the auspices of Taiwanese master Hou […]

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on Jul, 08 · in Reviews

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