Tag: reviews

Nina Wu (Taiwan/Myanmar/Malaysia, 2019)

For their sixth film collaboration, filmmaker Midi Z and actress Wu Ke-xi co-wrote the unsettling trajectory of Nina Wu, an aspiring actress who has thus...

Ito (Japan, 2021) [OAFF 2021]

Winner of the Grand Prix and Audience Award at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2021, Ito is a crowd-pleaser with a lot of heart. It was adapted for...

Gotō-san (Japan, 2020) [OAFF 2021]

Don’t be fooled by the light tone, Gotō-san is both dark and deep in its politics. It sees director Hiroshi Gokan using offbeat characters in...

JOINT (Japan, 2020) [OAFF 2021]

Oudai Kojima’s debut feature JOINT may not do anything new with its story of gangsters, loyalty and betrayal, but it’s imbued with an atmosphere so strong that...

Godzilla vs. Kong (USA, 2021)

Legendary Pictures’ valiant attempt to establish a shared universe of giant monster movies hits its fourth instalment with Adam Wingard’s colourful and destructive Godzilla vs. Kong,...

yes, yes, yes (Japan, 2021) [OAFF 2021]

Sometimes, the meaning of something can be found in the destruction of something else. So it goes in writer-director Akihiko Yano’s ensemble drama yes, yes,...

Lost Course (Hong Kong, 2019)

The time for action has passed. I’m older now. The time for reflection has started. — Bruno in Le petit soldat (1960/1963) Early in Jill...

The Slug (South Korea, 2020) [OAFF 2021]

The Slug is the English-language title of South Korean filmmaker Choi Jin-young’s debut feature. While it may be a reference to the main character who suffers...