The Great Buddha+ (Taiwan, 2017) – Screened Lives, and Screening Power/Play/Pleasure [New Directors/New Films 2018]

From the opening credits of his debut feature, filmmaker Huang Hsin-yao establishes his film’s atypical, tongue-in-cheek perspective and approach to his characters and what they experience/do in the course of the film. Adopting the first-person, […]

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on Mar, 30 · in Reviews

An Elephant Sitting Still (China, 2018) and the movement of emotion-as-space [New Directors/New Films 2018]

In the late Hu Bo’s first and last film, scenes revolve around the inhabitants of an apartment complex located somewhere in northern China, all of which take place in the span of one day: high […]

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on Mar, 28 · in Reviews

Eternal Bruce Lee at MoMA, January 27 – February 4

Bruce Lee (1940–1973) passed away at the peak of his career, yet decades later he remains a larger-than-life icon of global cinema. The star exhibits an impulsive, instinctual fighting style rarely seen in kung fu […]

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on Jan, 25 · in News

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