Kickstart This – I Will Make You Mine by Lynn Chen

In 2011, writer-director Dave Boyle introduced audiences to the mellow vibe of San Francisco musician Goh Nakamura in Surrogate Valentine, a disarming indie comedy in which the singer-songwriter played a fictionalized version of himself. Their […]

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on Sep, 17 · in Features

Diamond Island (Cambodia, 2016) [Aperture 2018]

Davy Chou’s first narrative feature Diamond Island is named after a luxury development over the bridge from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. Hyped as a place of residential opulence and leisurely pleasure, it’s […]

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on Sep, 13 · in Reviews
Blue Spring (Japan, 2001)

Blue Spring (Japan, 2001)

Blue Spring, directed by Toshiaki Toyoda, is a character driven drama that focuses on a group of teens in their last semester before graduation. The underperforming high school is filled with students who don’t care, […]

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on Sep, 17 · in Reviews

The White Girl (Hong Kong, 2017)

Following their first film collaboration Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous (2015), famed cinematographer Christopher Doyle and producer-director Jenny Suen Ming-lei resume their working relationship with The White Girl, only this time Doyle and Suen […]

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on Sep, 04 · in Reviews

The Widowed Witch (China, 2017)

Er Hao (Tian Tian) is called a witch for having three husbands die upon her. When the last one dies in an explosion at the fireworks factory that he and Er Hao were running, she […]

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on Aug, 31 · in Reviews

Shoplifters (Japan, 2018)

About halfway through Hirokazu Kore-eda’s 2018 Cannes winner, Shoplifters, a simple question is met by an unexpectedly harrowing answer. The middle-aged, unemployed Osamu (Lily Franky) asks his daughter Aki (Mayu Matsuoka) what she thinks keeps […]

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on Aug, 28 · in Reviews

Crazy Rich Asians (USA, 2018)

Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) is a New York economics professor in a relationship with the charming but secretive Nick (Henry Golding). Nick invites Rachel to meet his family in Singapore, leading her to discover his […]

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on Aug, 26 · in Reviews

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