A Thousand Cuts (USA, 2020)

The alarm was sounded around the middle of the last decade on disinformation campaigns deemed to threaten social institutions founded on managing free-flowing information. It’s an issue that would have been resolved promptly if only […]

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on Aug, 06 · in Reviews

Shanghai Triad (China, 1995)

While many great filmmakers have emerged from China since the end of the Cultural Revolution, none have been able to surpass the prolific accomplishments of Zhang Yimou. Hailing as a Fifth Generation Chinese filmmaker, Zhang […]

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on Aug, 04 · in Reviews

Life: Untitled (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

A woman in her late 20s/early 30s stands half-naked in front of a passing train and begins to tell her life’s story. She talks fast, all in one breath, as though she’s worried someone might […]

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on Jul, 30 · in Reviews

Fukushima 50 (Japan, 2020) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

March 11, 2011: an earthquake rocks North-East Japan. Soon a tsunami follows, and next day the whole world knows that Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station is in trouble. This is the premise of Setsuro Wakamatsu’s […]

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on Jul, 28 · in Reviews

Mrs. Noisy (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Award-winning writer Maki (Yukiko Shinohara) struggles with a lack of inspiration. She has to take care of her small daughter at home, while her husband seems to be happy leaving domestic problems for her to […]

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My Identity (Japan, 2019) (JAPAN CUTS 2020)

The complicated links between Japan and Taiwan – a Japanese territory from 1895 to 1945 – seem a popular subject matter for contemporary Japanese cinema. In recent times the issues of anti-Taiwanese racism, the migrant […]

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on Jul, 27 · in Reviews

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