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

Tokyo Idols (Japan, 2017)

The sun has set over the Tokyo skyline but dark it does not become: illuminating the night are the bright lights of the city’s hallucinatory mecca of all things otaku; godlike emanations of revered manga […]

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on Apr, 30 · in Reviews

By the Time it Gets Dark (Thailand, 2016): Prolegomena to Any Future (Anti)Historical Film

If there is one thing upsetting about Anocha Suwichakornpong’s second film By the Time it Gets Dark (2016), it is its refusal to directly engage with historical trauma. This lack of directness visually translates into […]

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on Apr, 26 · in Reviews

A Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler (Japan, 2009)

When you think of sumo wrestling, you might think of two big men explosively launching themselves at each other as they try and quickly push their opponent out of the ring. This seemingly speedy spectacle […]

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on Nov, 22 · in Reviews

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