Kubo and the Two Strings (USA, 2016)

“If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see no matter how unusual it may seem. If you look away, even for an instant, then our hero will surely perish.” […]

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on Aug, 29 · in Reviews

The Hedonists (China, 2016)

Despite its title, viewers may still be surprised at how light-hearted Jia Zhangke’s recent short The Hedonists actually is, especially when compared to the director’s more somber films. While this 26 minute short essentially deals with […]

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on Aug, 16 · in Reviews

Inside Men (South Korea, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

Gritty and intense, Inside Men mixes the formulas of the buddy cop film and the revenge drama successfully with incisive dissection of the collusions between politicians, conglomerates, and the media in South Korea. While sometimes […]

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on Jul, 04 · in Reviews

What’s in the Darkness (China, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

First-time director Wang Yichun’s take on the small-town police procedural is one that is tender, subtle, and full of surprising levity. While it bears the trappings of a murder mystery, What’s in the Darkness is […]

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on Jun, 26 · in Reviews


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