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  • The Longest Summer
  • Long Arm of the Law
  • Made in Hong Kong
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Recent reviews

  • Our House

    Our House


    "Our House verges on the paranormal, its parallel worlds often intersecting with phantom sounds and objects. The film served as Kiyohara’s thesis project at Tokyo University of the Arts, where she studied under Kiyoshi Kurosawa; the steadiness of its ambiguous mood approaches the thrilling calm of his work."

    Reviewed with Remembering Every Night for Screen Slate.

  • Remembering Every Night

    Remembering Every Night


    "Meanwhile, the delight of chance encounters in Remembering Every Night leads to a more overtly dynamic and unpredictable experience, where the initial hand-off moments between the three protagonists are triggered by the oldest woman's endearingly clumsy moments of free activity, including a well-meaning imitation of a dance workout from afar. Sudden flourishes and shifts of emphasis rule the day, epitomized most beautifully in a montage of home-movie birthday celebrations."

    Reviewed with Our House for Screen Slate.

Popular reviews

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    "I don’t usually like to make my life and background the focus of my reviews, since my general inclinations are to let my observations assume their personality from what I choose to write about and to not interfere with the text itself. But Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert’s Everything Everywhere All at Once begs for me to consider it in light of this. There are certain aspects of myself that, for various reasons, I can’t bring into this piece, but suffice…

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians


    "Crazy Rich Asians otherwise has no time or inclination to explore anything traditional in Asian culture unless it is explicitly related to the plot in a way intended to draw out the nigh-villainous qualities of the Youngs. The movie’s most fundamental and detrimental demerit is its frequent flattening of characters and centuries-old practices into one-dimensional stereotypes, conflating so many different attributes so as to create something muddled and more than a little offensive."

    Reviewed this repulsive, shallow film for The Film Stage. I got a little mad.