Tag: reviews

His (Japan, 2020) [JFTFP 2021]

More than being a film about being gay fatherhood, His (2020) poses a question about the idea of queer domicile, or specifically, the instability of...

Pornstar (Philippines, 2021)

There was a surprising turn in Scott Sanders’ blaxploitation parody Black Dynamite (2009) when the characters in the film suddenly turn to a discussion about...

Samurai Shifters (Japan, 2019) [JFTFP 2021]

‘Jidaigeki’, the Japanese period drama, has been a staple of that country’s screen culture since the foundation of narrative film. It typically covers the Edo...

Miyamoto (Japan, 2019) [JFTFP 2021]

Other than good filmmaking, what makes a film especially satisfying? A good ending. Tetsuya Mariko’s Miyamoto starts with a good ending: a couple getting married....

Haruka’s Pottery (Japan, 2019) [JFTFP 2021]

In the current time, with lockdowns, restriction and endless screen meetings, the impulse to make some radical choices and escape our day-to-day lives has increased....

In the Land of Lost Angels (USA, 2019)

An ill brother back home in Mongolia prompts a lie that is the point of departure for writer-director Bishrel Mashbat’s riveting and impressive debut feature....