Theresa Wang

Theresa Wang

Favorite films

  • Demolition of a Wall (Album 1)
  • Autumn Sonata
  • The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi, and 27 Years Without Images
  • Edward and Caroline

Recent activity

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  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona

  • SaF05

  • BRIDGIT

  • Stoneymollan Trail

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  • Duckweed

    Duckweed

    I just completed and submitted the (first!) English subtitles of Edward Yang's unreleased debut film Floating Weeds (1981), or sometimes known as Duckweed.

    Part of a telefilm anthology called Eleven Women produced by Sylvia Chang and Chen Chun-tian, Floating Weeds is a gem for fans of Yang and the Taiwanese New Wave. Eleven Women was created as an attempt to combine the forms of television and literature, with each installment being an adaptation of an author's novel, and it successfully…

  • Wood and Water

    Wood and Water

    ★★★★

    ~full review on Screen Slate~

    “I barely recognize anything,” Anke Bak murmurs during an early scene in Jonas Bak’s meditative debut feature Wood and Water (2021). Anke (played by Bak’s own mother) has recently retired from a church office to which she devoted herself for decades. Upon revisiting her family’s old vacation home on the Baltic coast with her daughter and extended family, she considers that the house has become a mark of absence from her life, something that can…

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    There's a reductive tendency to view Nolan's work and to demand coherence and legibility. Because Nolan deals with scientific concepts like the physics of space and time or the astrophysics of black holes and wormholes, he himself often consults professionals to refine the accuracy of his films. When Inception or Interstellar were released, viewers were propelled to similarly dabble in research of their own, following celebrity scientists and amateur Youtubers to decipher the math and make sense of the logic.…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★

    What a one-eighty! The last time I watched Interstellar I hated the experience. As a young self-proclaimed rationalist, I used to think this movie forsook the choice between rationality and irrationality by having the Hollywood happy ending where they achieve both the humanism of Plan A (build an ark for the remaining humans on Earth) and utilitarianism of Plan B (reset civilization with a population bomb).

    Upon revisiting, it becomes clear that the film is less about choices within ethics…