Tag: reviews

Crazy Thunder Road (Japan, 1980)

Crazy Thunder Road was the punk filmmaker Sogo Ishii’s college graduation project. Toei Studios were so impressed with the film that they picked it up...

Hiruko the Goblin (Japan, 1991)

Shinya Tsukamoto’s Hiruko the Goblin is an exciting introduction to the Japanese body horror genre. As a film, it tries to be both serious in...

Memoria (Colombia/Thailand, 2021)

Clichéd orientalist tropes of reincarnations, perceived memories of past actions and guilts exotically revisited and generously hallucinated about, as one lay seriously ill, awaiting their...

Striding Into the Wind (China, 2020)

The personal is political in Wei Shujun’s debut feature, Striding Into the Wind. Inspired by Wei’s own experience as a film student, the film captures...

Cat Daddies (USA, 2021) [2022 SF IndieFest]

At first glance, the feature documentary Cat Daddies is nothing more than a “feel-good” movie that explores the unlikely bond between man and feline. Fortunately,...

36 Deadly Styles (Hong Kong/Taiwan, 1982)

Written and directed by Joseph Kuo, the independent martial arts film 36 Deadly Styles mixes action with drama and comedy. The story centers on Wah-jee...

Schemes in Antiques (China, 2021)

Should you want to become an antique specialist for the Plum Blossom Five organization, you must be prepared to face dramatic double crossings, fist fights...