Parachute Homes: Maineland & Where Are You From (Both USA, 2017)

“Parachute Kids” is a term that denotes “children sent to a new country to live alone or with a caregiver while their parents remain in their home country,” at least according to Urban Dictionary.[1] The […]

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on Jun, 03 · in Features

Bashu, the Little Stranger (Iran, 1989)

After the screening of his seminal work of Iranian and world cinema at the UCLA Film and TV Archive, Bashu, the Little Stranger, Iranian filmmaker Bahram Beyzaie explained that the film, although spoken in two […]

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on May, 27 · in Reviews

In Time to Come (Singapore, 2017) [Aperture 2018]

How does one describe a film’s musical dimension when the film is completely devoid of music? Without a doubt, acclaimed Singaporean filmmaker Tan Pin Pin’s experimental documentary, In Time to Come, exudes a symphonic quality […]

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on Apr, 14 · in Reviews

Soulmate (China, 2016)

Certain close female friendships, at least those portrayed in film, have a way of straddling the line between friendship and romance with such delicacy that is downright heartbreaking to watch. Qiyue (Ma Sichun) and Ansheng […]

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on Mar, 13 · in Reviews

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