The New King of Comedy (China, 2019): The Unexpected Shape-Shifting of Stephen Chow

In 2008, Stephen Chow Sing Chi retired from acting, announcing that he would focus entirely on directing and screenwriting. He then co-directed a re-interpretation of the Monkey King called Journey To The West: Conquering The […]

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on Mar, 24 · in Features

Mishing (The Apparition) (India, 2018)

In Arunachal Pradesh, the northeastern-most state of India, the rural community of the Sherdukpen people believe that the spirits of the dead – or the almost-dead – can appear among the living and sometimes communicate […]

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on Mar, 23 · in Reviews

The Crossing (China, 2018)

Debut features rarely come more confident than The Crossing, which sees director Bai Xue telling the story of a rookie smuggler without breaking a sweat. Focusing on a shy teenager who is lured into using […]

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on Mar, 22 · in Reviews

Afternoon Breezes (Japan, 1980) [OAFF 2019]

Those who attended the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2018 had the chance to see the latest work of Hitoshi Yazaki, Still Life of Memories. It seems Osaka has become a favourite place for the man […]

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on Mar, 21 · in Reviews

Sayounara (Japan, 2018) [OAFF 2019]

Naturalistic acting, specifically using pastel colours and lovingly shot images of the sea are what dictate the ebb and flow of the drama in Yuho Ishibashi’s film Sayounara. Originally based on an SNS manga of […]

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on Mar, 20 · in Reviews

Vanishing Days (China, 2018)

In both its beginning and closing sections, Vanishing Days has a sideways tracking shot, with the camera passing an apartment window where a red flag is stuck in a glass bottle. Both shots might be […]

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on Mar, 19 · in Reviews

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