Jay Whang

an avid film fan, game developer, graphic designer, photographer, and an aspiring filmmaker.

Favorite films

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Holy Mountain
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

  • District B13

    ★★★★

  • Death Promise

    ★★★½

  • Inu-oh

    ★★★★★

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

    It was National Cinema Day and I am taking the opportunity of re-release and watch it in the theater.

    I felt like I was a kid again.

  • District B13

    District B13

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Watched it as part of Cine Móvil, Spectacle Theater, and Crown Heights Tenant Union's Anti-Landlord Double Feature.

    Very entertaining thrill ride of the movie that turned parkour into a popular extreme sport. It does have some copaganda element, but at least the "good cop" realized how he was betrayed by the same system he is trying to protect.

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  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    Quo vadis, Aida?

    ★★★★½

    Watched it at the Angelika Film Center in New York.

    This would be difficult to review.

    Quo Vadis, Aida? is one of those great movies you have seen it once but never wanting to see it again. Director Jasmila Žbanić created a movie that felt like a counterpoint to Oscar-bait movies based on real-life genocides (like Schindler's List or Hotel Rwanda). Instead of giving her audiences some hope that the protagonist would save victims of mass atrocity, she gave her…

  • Cryptozoo

    Cryptozoo

    ★★★★★

    Where do I begin. All I have to say is that this is exactly kind of animation that I need. And this is the animated film the world needs right now. And a proof that animation doesn't need to be family-friendly.

    And it is, by far, my favorite movie of this year.

    This is like a child imagination matures and mutates into beautifully new, yet bizarre being. The art style reminds me of picture books my mother read to me…