Sir (India/France, 2018) [AFI FEST 2018]

For her second film but debut fiction feature, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Critics’ Week, writer-director Rohena Gera takes the formula of the servant-master relationship-turned-love-story between a young widow from a village and a […]

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on Nov, 15 · in Reviews

Ash is Purest White (China/Japan/France, 2018) [AFI FEST 2018]

Ash is Purest White is no exception within Jia Zhangke’s cinema in terms of its sweeping scope. Platform (2000) charted the late 1970s to the late 1980s and Mountains May Depart (2015) spans from 1999 […]

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on Nov, 14 · in Reviews

Inland Sea (Japan/USA, 2018) [SDAFF 2018]

For his “observational film #7,” Kazuhiro Soda continues to examine the space and community of Ushimado, a port town tucked into the Seto Inland Sea in Japan. Ushimado is the setting of Soda’s previous documentary […]

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on Nov, 11 · in Reviews

The Witness (South Korea, 2018) [SDAFF 2018]

Near the end of Cho Kyu-jang’s film about a witnessed murder and the raw challenge of owning up to one’s witnessing is perhaps the most pivotal moment regarding these issues: husband-father Sang-hoon (Lee Sung-min) stands […]

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on Nov, 10 · in Reviews

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