The Paper Tigers (USA, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

Quite often, western martial art movies are like fake unicorns; they rarely deliver on what they promise. Once in a while, however, we get a film that is not only competent in its treatment of […]

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on Dec, 07 · in Reviews

Get the Hell Out (Taiwan, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

Wang I-Fan’s debut feature Get the Hell Out opens explosively and stylishly, like the entrance of a pro wrestling star in the arena. It promises chaos, blood and fun. The film delivers a sharp line […]

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on Nov, 13 · in Reviews

Nobody (Taiwan, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

A growing appetite for material exploring LGBTIQ issues appears to be settling into Chinese language film industries, with recent years providing a string of pictures focused on gay, lesbian, transgender and other issues. While Taiwan […]

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on Nov, 10 · in Reviews

Me and the Cult Leader (Japan, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

The full Japanese title of Sakahara Atsushi’s first feature-length documentary is 贖い: 悪の陳腐さに関する新たな報告 (Aganai: aku no chinpusa ni kansuru aratana hokokui), which can be translated roughly as “Atonement: new report on the banality of evil.” […]

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on Nov, 09 · in Reviews


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