Hell Bank Presents: Running Ghost (Hong Kong, 2020) [NYAFF 2020]

Contemporary genre hybrid Hong Kong films are often defined by a certain manic energy that presumes these present times demand this pace and hyper-dynamism. Veteran Singaporean actor and director Mark Lee taps into this frenzy […]

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on Sep, 11 · in Reviews

Chasing Dream (Hong Kong/China, 2019) [NYAFF 2020]

For those who are familiar with the filmography of Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To, Chasing Dream is less of a surprise in terms of its narrative, imagery, and performance styles, among other things, than in […]

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on Sep, 07 · in Reviews

Abracadabra (Indonesia, 2019) [NYAFF 2020]

Faozan Rizal is one of the most prominent Indonesian cinematographers. This is why in his directorial feature Abracadabra, Rizal emphasizes the beauty of its cinematographic techniques. Telling the story of a magician named Lukman (Reza […]

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on Sep, 05 · in Reviews

Secret Zoo (South Korea, 2020) [NYAFF 2020]

Based on the webcomic series Haechijiana by Hun that ran from 2011 to 2012, Secret Zoo is a charming and delightful comedy about a zoo struggling to stay afloat. The film, directed by Son Jae-gon, is […]

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on Sep, 05 · in Reviews

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