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  • Rehana Maryam Noor

    Rehana Maryam Noor


    This is the best Bangladeshi film I've ever seen.

    Championing Bangladeshi cinema has been an uphill battle as most films from the country still lack a certain sophistication and finesse, both fundamentally and technically, that limits their ability to compete at the global level. With its selection into Cannes' Un Certain Regard, Rehana Maryam Noor certainly hinted at changing that鈥攜et, I avoided watching the film for the longest time due to fear of disappointment.

    I am thankful to have been鈥

  • The Last Witness

    The Last Witness


    I've met Park Chan-wook three times in my life: At a signing for Oldboy at Tower Records in Soho, then at the NYFF premiere of Sympathy for Lady Vengeance and once again at a Q&A for Thirst at the same festival. Only at the last event did I get to ask him whom his favorite inspirations were: He said Kim Ki-young and Yasuzo Masumura鈥攚hich led me to binge on the latter鈥檚 works.

    But now, having watched The Last Witness, it's鈥

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  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


    Finally, the world will know not to say "chai tea" anymore.

  • Return to Seoul

    Return to Seoul


    鈥淲here are you from?鈥

    This is a question that still plagues me鈥攁nd I have a much clearer sense of identity than most.

    Freddie鈥攑layed impeccably by artist Park Ji-min鈥攊s the vehicle via which we explore identity, abandonment, loss and regret. Just seconds of the camera on her face speaks volumes on the tragic nature of disconnect and frustration stemming from being given up for adoption.

    Davy Chou鈥檚 direction is respectful yet electric, driven home by an incredible score that鈥檚 both jarring鈥

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