Anti-Porno (Japan, 2016) [JAPAN CUTS 2017]

With any Sono Sion film you expect to get something unusual. With his previous films including his ‘hate’ trilogy of Love Exposure (2008), Cold Fish (2010) and Guilty of Romance (2011), alongside anarchic cult outputs such […]

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on Jul, 13 · in Reviews

White Ant (Taiwan, 2016) [HKIFF 2017]

The opening of White Ant immediately draws us into a sad and lonely existence. A young man called Bai Yide, played by Chris Wu – a former model whom many will recognise from his work […]

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on Apr, 19 · in Reviews

Manga-jima: Island of Cartoons (Japan, 2016) [HKIFF 2017]

The tone and overall theme of Manga-jima: Island of Cartoons is established in the opening shot as a wooden sign stating ‘manga artists only allowed’ is hammered repeatedly into the ground. The premise is simple, […]

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on Apr, 18 · in Reviews

Reach for the Sky (Belgium/South Korea, 2015) [Reel Asian 2016]

Two decades ago, I took my final school exams. Whilst at the time it seemed the most important thing in my life, now I cannot even remember my results. I recall working hard, but when […]

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on Nov, 23 · in Reviews

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