The Hummingbird Project (Canada/Belgium, 2018)

Canadian-Vietnamese filmmaker Kim Nguyen’s latest feature The Hummingbird Project is an attempt to critique late capitalism through the travails of cousins involved in e-commerce. Or it might be trying to critique family dynamics within the […]

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on Apr, 05 · in Reviews

The Crossing (China, 2018)

Debut features rarely come more confident than The Crossing, which sees director Bai Xue telling the story of a rookie smuggler without breaking a sweat. Focusing on a shy teenager who is lured into using […]

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on Mar, 22 · in Reviews

Pumpkin and Mayonnaise (Japan, 2017) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2019]

Masanori Tominaga’s relationship drama Pumpin and Mayonnaise is a determinedly low-key affair that shows a fair amount of questionable behavior within its succinct 90 minute running time without ever taking sides. Based on a manga […]

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on Jan, 30 · in Reviews

My Friend ‘A’ (Japan, 2018) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2019]

After sensitively refuting prejudice towards the porn industry with The Lowlife (2017), prolific veteran filmmaker Takahisa Zeze now turns his attention to the scorn that continues to be aimed to criminals even after their debt […]

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on Jan, 29 · in Reviews

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