Extraordinary Mission (China, 2017) [NYAFF 2017]

When a film’s title boldly proclaims that the audience is going to see something astounding, the content usually either lives up to the superlative or flames out, with the moniker being jokingly used to underscore […]

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on Jun, 30 · in Reviews

Bad Genius (Thailand, 2017) [NYAFF 2017]

In a competitive, status orientated society where students are defined by their GPA, does a little cheating really hurt if it helps some maintain a healthy relationship with their parents and enable others to qualify […]

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on Jun, 28 · in Reviews

Jasmine (USA, 2015)

Dax Phelan’s psychological thriller Jasmine begins with Leonard To (Jason Tobin) returning to Hong Kong after an extended break to restart his career by pursuing a position at a marketing firm. Looking over Leonard’s resume, […]

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on Jun, 21 · in Reviews

The Iron Ministry (China/USA, 2015)

The train has been a favoured narrative element of copious directors from Josef von Sternberg to Alfred Hitchcock to Wes Anderson, but in The Iron Ministry, this set of vehicles takes on an emblematic role for documentarian J. P. […]

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on Jun, 14 · in Reviews

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