Seven Years of Night (South Korea, 2018)

A slow burning guilt trip with notions of grandeur, Seven Years of Night finds director Choo Chang-min getting back behind the camera for the first time since his hugely popular period piece Masquerade (2012) to […]

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on Apr, 11 · in Reviews

Signature Move (USA, 2017) [SAAFF 2018]

A consciously vigorous display of color pops out in almost every frame of Signature Move, with director Jennifer Reeder confidently celebrating the vibrance of Pakistani culture. In the opening shots, Pakistani clothing, groceries, DVDs, jewelry […]

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on Mar, 06 · in Reviews

Have a Nice Day (China, 2017)

When asked about the challenges of parodying contemporary China during the promotional tour for his acerbic action-comedy Gone with the Bullets (2014), iconoclastic actor-director Jiang Wen declared, “China today is beyond parody. It is already […]

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on Jan, 25 · in Reviews

Manfei (Taiwan, 2017)

Compared to the rebellious, anxious tone and radical narratives of Mainland China’s younger generation documentarians, Taiwanese filmmakers have inherited the constant filmic style tradition of their predecessors: delicate, poetic and slow, but heart-broken. The New […]

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on Jan, 17 · in Reviews

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