The Climbers (China, 2019)

When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory famously replied, “Because it’s there.” Although the legendary mountaineer receives more than one awed mention in Daniel Lee’s mountaineering true story The Climbers, the […]

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on Oct, 17 · in Reviews

Chinese Film Industry Talks: In Conversation with Producer Isabelle Glachant

In the fast growing Chinese film market, very talented local filmmakers have experienced difficulties in reaching their national audience, although their works have received awards at international festivals and been distributed abroad. These filmmakers insist […]

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on Jun, 19 · in Interviews

The Grandmaster (Hong Kong, 2013)

There is a lot of critical weight attached to a Wong Kar-Wai picture. Like all auteurs, Wong has, over the last three decades, crafted a public persona that has put the man front and center […]

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on Jun, 12 · in Reviews
Princess Raccoon (Japan, 2005)

Princess Raccoon (Japan, 2005)

Popular thought dictates that the films of Seijun Suzuki are difficult, obtuse, and illogical works that exist in a very aestheticized universe.  Watch a few of his films, especially his late “60s work for Nikkatsu […]

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on Nov, 23 · in Reviews

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