The Lockpicker (Canada, 2016) [Reel Asian 2016]

It’s apparent from the opening frames of The Lockpicker that we’re deep in troubled teen territory as a youth sits up late at night writing in his notebook; the manner in which he is not only […]

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on Dec, 11 · in Reviews

Lowlife Love (Japan, 2015)

An early scene in Eiji Uchida’s determinedly scuzzy indie filmmaking satire Lowlife Love illustrates the rivalries, naked opportunism, and painfully transparent ploys to maintain status that are sadly characteristic of the industrial fringes. At a restaurant, floundering […]

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on Nov, 30 · in Reviews

Spray Paint Beijing (China/USA, 2014)

Although some people still vehemently insist that street art is a form of vandalism, it has become a widely accepted means of expression in urban environments since the US graffiti explosion of the early 1980s. […]

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on Nov, 14 · in Reviews

While the Women Are Sleeping (Japan, 2016)

Wayne Wang, one of American cinema’s most culturally incisive yet often underrated talents, heads to Japan for his latest feature While the Women Are Sleeping. A fully-fledged Japanese production with backing from Toei and a […]

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on Oct, 22 · in Reviews

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