Kickstart This – I Will Make You Mine by Lynn Chen

In 2011, writer-director Dave Boyle introduced audiences to the mellow vibe of San Francisco musician Goh Nakamura in Surrogate Valentine, a disarming indie comedy in which the singer-songwriter played a fictionalized version of himself. Their […]

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on Sep, 17 · in Features

Diamond Island (Cambodia, 2016) [Aperture 2018]

Davy Chou’s first narrative feature Diamond Island is named after a luxury development over the bridge from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. Hyped as a place of residential opulence and leisurely pleasure, it’s […]

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on Sep, 13 · in Reviews

King of Peking (Australia/China, 2017)

Today, conversation about movies in Mainland China usually revolves around the thousands of multiplex cinemas that are being built each year, which local blockbuster has just set a new box office record, or how state […]

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on Aug, 19 · in Reviews

Running in Madness, Dying in Love (Japan, 1969)

Koji Wakamatsu’s erotic road movie Running in Madness, Dying in Love starts with a black-and-white montage of a protest rally at Shinjuku, where demonstrators are violently clashing with the police due to the renewal of […]

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on May, 18 · in Reviews

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