Mirai (Japan, 2018) [Reel Asian 2018]

Mirai finds Mamoru Hosoda recreating the dimensional experiments in content, as seen in his The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006), and in form, like in Wolf Children (2012), but intimately takes place in a […]

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on Nov, 04 · in Reviews

A Whale of a Tale (Japan, 2017) [Reel Asian 2017]

Megumi Sasaki first rose to prominence with her documentaries Herb and Dorothy (2008) and Herb and Dorothy 50×50 (2013) that both followed the lives of art collectors Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. A Whale of a […]

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on Nov, 29 · in Reviews

Women of the Weeping River (Philippines, 2016) [Reel Asian 2017]

Young Philippine filmmaker and visual artist Sheron Dayoc’s filmography encompasses a mix of documentary and fiction films. It also largely encompasses the southern region of the Philippines from which he hails, the Autonomous Region of […]

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on Nov, 11 · in Reviews

The Last Verse (Taiwan, 2017) [Reel Asian 2017]

Opening in the rose-tinted recent past and ending in a hopeless present, Tseng Ying-Ting’s drama The Last Verse episodically chronicles the gradual erosion of a romantic relationship against the backdrop of Taiwan’s fluctuating economy from 2000 […]

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on Nov, 10 · in Reviews

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