Tag: reviews

Junk Head (Japan, 2021) [NYAFF 2021]

Film is a collaborative art form, and when it comes to uniquely individual achievements, they are few and far between. Even the most singular auteurs...

Ninja Girl (Japan, 2021) [NYAFF 2021]

In a montage stitched together by simple cuts that opens Yu Irie’s Ninja Girl, the quietness and elegance of a countryside landscape unfold in long...

City of Lost Things (Taiwan, 2020) [NYAFF 2021]

Six years after his politically subversive Salute! Sun Yat-Sen (2014), acclaimed Taiwanese writer-director Yee Chih-yen returns to feature filmmaking with City of Lost Things. Surprisingly,...

A Song for You (China, 2020) [NYAFF 2021]

Sound designer/recordist and composer Dukar Tserang, who has been a close musical collaborator of filmmakers Pema Tseden and Gyal Sonthar, now stands alongside his aforementioned...

Anima (China, 2020) [NYAFF 2021]

For her debut feature, which took two years to shoot in challenging weather conditions in Moerdaoga National Forest of Inner Mongolia, Cao Jinling crafts an...

A Leg (Taiwan, 2020) [NYAFF 2021]

A Leg, a dark comedy by novice Taiwanese director Chang Yao-sheng, follows a rather unlikely plotline: a husband dies an unexpected death, then his severed...

Babi (Malaysia, 2020) [NYAFF 2021]

For his latest feature film, rapper and filmmaker Namewee (the stage name of Wee Meng Chee) revisits a disturbing real-life “never reported” but “never forgotten”...