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

The Iron Ministry (China/USA, 2015)

The train has been a favoured narrative element of copious directors from Josef von Sternberg to Alfred Hitchcock to Wes Anderson, but in The Iron Ministry, this set of vehicles takes on an emblematic role for documentarian J. P. […]

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on Jun, 14 · in Reviews

Sana Dati (Philippines, 2013)

Romance, like any well-established genre, has several well-known tropes that must always be followed. Clichés usually involve a man and woman accidentally bumping into each other, the man pursuing the woman even if she happens […]

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on Sep, 07 · in Reviews

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