Labyrinth of Cinema (Japan, 2019) [Reel Asian 2020]

For many film fans, Nobuhiko Obayashi will forever be remembered for his 1977 cult favourite House. Whilst House is perhaps him most famous feature, films such as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (1983), Sada […]

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on Nov, 17 · in Reviews

Dust and Ashes (South Korea, 2019) [Reel Asian 2020]

South Korean filmmaker Park Hee-kwon marks his feature directing debut with Dust and Ashes, a study of an impoverished young woman struggling to make ends meet in the wake of personal tragedy. Produced on a […]

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on Nov, 16 · in Reviews

Get the Hell Out (Taiwan, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

Wang I-Fan’s debut feature Get the Hell Out opens explosively and stylishly, like the entrance of a pro wrestling star in the arena. It promises chaos, blood and fun. The film delivers a sharp line […]

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on Nov, 13 · in Reviews

Nobody (Taiwan, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

A growing appetite for material exploring LGBTIQ issues appears to be settling into Chinese language film industries, with recent years providing a string of pictures focused on gay, lesbian, transgender and other issues. While Taiwan […]

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on Nov, 10 · in Reviews

Me and the Cult Leader (Japan, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

The full Japanese title of Sakahara Atsushi’s first feature-length documentary is 贖い: 悪の陳腐さに関する新たな報告 (Aganai: aku no chinpusa ni kansuru aratana hokokui), which can be translated roughly as “Atonement: new report on the banality of evil.” […]

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on Nov, 09 · in Reviews

Moving On (South Korea, 2019) [Reel Asian 2020]

Yoon Dan-bi is another addition in the increasing list of female South Korean directors that are making the international film festival circuit. Her feature film debut, Moving On, a story about a family connecting amid […]

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on Nov, 08 · in Reviews

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