I was moved by Tigertail. It tells the story of the challenges of an immigrant family, the pitfalls of a narrow-minded pursuit of a dream, and the choices we make along the way that shape who we become. It’s deeply emotional. It’s wonderfully performed. It’s beautifully shot. Alan Yang shines with his feature directorial debut, and Tigertail will surely go down as a timeless film that forever makes its viewers feel.
White Men Can’t Jump gets labeled a great sports movie, but this is a great movie, period. Basketball might be played — and the slow-motion scenes are beautifully shot — but it’s not even really about sports. It’s really about the struggle of supporting a family, the risks that often have to be taken, and how “sometimes when you win, you really lose. And sometimes when you lose, you really win."