Close-Knit (Japan, 2017) [NYAFF 2017]

It has been five years since Naoko Ogigami’s last film, but her latest continues the thematic strand of challenging normative notions of belonging and finding/forging a space of one’s own — on one’s terms — […]

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on Jul, 06 · in Reviews

Video Essay – Kim Ki-young’s Cinema-as-Plague: The ‘Housemaid’ Trilogy’s Domestic Theatre of Cruelty

Images of stairs have been a personal fascination, be it in photography or cinema. To be more precise, I have been drawn to threshold spaces such as door/ways, hallways, and staircases ever since I can […]

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on Jun, 22 · in Video Essay

Cartographic Acts & Spaces of Current (Independent) Philippine Filmmaking, Part 3

A review of select titles of the series ‘A New Golden Age: Contemporary Philippine Cinema’ at the Museum of Modern Art, June 1-25. The inside-outside divide denoting intra-/inter-national movement and migration in the following Philippine films […]

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on Jun, 10 · in Features

Cartographic Acts & Spaces of Current (Independent) Philippine Filmmaking, Part 2

A review of select titles of the series ‘A New Golden Age: Contemporary Philippine Cinema’ at the Museum of Modern Art, June 1-25. Present in practically every national cinema is the interlocking relationship between countryside and […]

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on Jun, 06 · in Features

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