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  • Keep Rolling

    Keep Rolling

    ★★★★

    The traditional Hong Kong Cinema has always been masculine with gangsters, police, kung fu, or a mix of all. That's why Ann Hui's work is unique and I think she is the most respectable auteur in Hong Kong cinema. Fullstop.

    At the age of 73, she is still making films and have publicity tour around China, as the documentary captured. Her passion for films, working tirelessly clearly matched with the film title "Keep Rolling". Even though her work was not…

  • The Kingmaker

    The Kingmaker

    ★★★★½

    I'm amazed by the filmmakers being able to gain access & trust straight to the corridor of power of The Philippines. Starting with the interview of Imelda Marcos at her palace-like residence, the film introduced her as an exiled royalty, who hope to restore the status of her dead husband president. But as the film goes, it peels back layers and uncover more truth about political history of The Philippines and she was staging a comeback.

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  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★

    What's problematic about the MonsterVerse is that the studio never took the storytelling seriously. Millie Bobby Brown's scenes all the way from Florida to Hong Kong can be cut away without impacting the plot. Characters relations to previous films were only displayed on screen for seconds, and frankly, I couldn't care less if people are related or not since they are no meaningful or emotionally connected backstory anyway.

    Still, I enjoy watching the film on a big screen. Especially the…

  • The Piano

    The Piano

    ★★★½

    Watching The Piano in 2020, I think the film was less about feminism but about sharing women's struggle in a patriarchal world (as well as Director Jane Campion working in the sexist Hollywood system). The plot is troubling, every white man she encountered embodies a stereotype of men. Her father sends her off to remarry in New Zealand thousands of miles away. Her new husband is domestically violent who considered chopping her finger is like clipping her wings. Baines, without…