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

Signature Move (USA, 2017) [SAAFF 2018]

A consciously vigorous display of color pops out in almost every frame of Signature Move, with director Jennifer Reeder confidently celebrating the vibrance of Pakistani culture. In the opening shots, Pakistani clothing, groceries, DVDs, jewelry […]

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on Mar, 06 · in Reviews

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