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  • First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

    First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

    ★★★½

    On the back of a string of well-intentioned misfires that would likely have stalled the careers of most women filmmakers, Angelina Jolie finally delivers a work of promise in her adaptation of Cambodian activist Loung Ung's account of life as a five-year-old under the terrifying regime of the Khmer Rouge.

    Following a vague opening montage that details the American military's bombing campaign in Cambodia, Jolie takes us into the middle class Phnom Penh home of Ung (Sareum Srey Moch) and…

  • Tag

    Tag

    ★★★

    Japan boasts a diverse national cinema which spans multiple genres, but if you asked the average westerner what image pops into their heads when Japanese cinema is mentioned, it would likely be the central image of Sion Sono's Tag - a high school girl, her ludicrously skimpy uniform soaked in blood. Japanese genre filmmakers, and perhaps Japanese men in general, have an obsession with schoolgirls that we in the west find more than a little dodgy.

    Tag opens with a…

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