Short Review: Cobalt Blue (2019) by Aung Phyoe

Short Review: Cobalt Blue (2019) by Aung Phyoe “Cobalt Blue” is the second short from the Burmese director Aung Phyoe. The title of movie was inspired by a line from the lyrics of a musical composition by the poetess queen Mya Galay. The short ...

Lucrecia Martel, Lav Diaz, Miguel Gomes & More Pick Locarno Favorites to Screen in New Sidebar

Lucrecia Martel, Lav Diaz, Miguel Gomes & More Pick Locarno Favorites to Screen in New Sidebar Like most film festivals this year, Locarno Film Festival will not be moving ahead as usual. However, they’ve found inventive ways to both celebrate filmmakers they’ve long admired and present films ...

Locarno unveils filmmaker selections for classic titles sidebar

Locarno unveils filmmaker selections for classic titles sidebar Films by Roberto Rossellini, Chantel Akerman and Marguerite Duras feature in selection. The Locarno Film Festival has unveiled the selection of 20 classic film titles that will be showcased in its A ...

Lucrecia Martel & Lav Diaz Pick Titles For Locarno Film Festival Retro Program; Mubi To Screen Globally

Lucrecia Martel & Lav Diaz Pick Titles For Locarno Film Festival Retro Program; Mubi To Screen Globally High-profile filmmakers including Lucrecia Martel and Lav Diaz have contributed to a retrospective program for the Locarno Film Festival (August 5-15), selecting 20 titles from the event’s 74-year ...

Interview with Sompot Chidgasompongse: Railway Sleepers is the celebration of little moments

Interview with Sompot Chidgasompongse: Railway Sleepers is the celebration of little moments We speak with Sompot Chidgasompongse about Railway Sleepers, trains, Thailand, his collaboration with Weerasethakul and many other topics Tell us a bit about the British you talk to at the end of the ...

Film Review: Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy (2013) by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Film Review: Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy (2013) by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s sophomore feature “Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy” is one of the first films based entirely on the twitter feed by an existing user of the platform. Using 410 consecutive ...

Film Review: A Sun (2019) by Chung Mong-Hong

Film Review: A Sun (2019) by Chung Mong-Hong “A Sun” is another high-quality production of Taiwanese Studio Mandarin Vision (“The Great Buddha+” 2017). The two and a half-hour long crime drama directed by Mong-Hong Chung (“Godspeed” 2016) has ...

Stream of the Day: Edward Yang’s ‘Yi Yi’ Reflects the Richness of Our Own Lives

Stream of the Day: Edward Yang’s ‘Yi Yi’ Reflects the Richness of Our Own Lives With readers turning to their home viewing options more than ever, this daily feature provides one new movie each day worth checking out on a major streaming platform. To fill the void left by the ...

Interview with Amy Williams: My visual knowledge came mainly from the Taiwanese cinema of Edward Yang

Interview with Amy Williams: My visual knowledge came mainly from the Taiwanese cinema of Edward Yang Amy Williams is an Us-based production designer. She has left her creative fingerprint on several TV series such as „Master of None“ (2015) or lately „Little America“. Among the feature dramas she ...

Film review: Tigertail (2020) by Alan Yang

Film review: Tigertail (2020) by Alan Yang The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has, at least temporarily, disrupted the film distribution channels and shifted the focus from the usual ways directly to internet. It works for now for the ...

New Movies: Release Calendar for April 10, Plus Where to Watch the Latest Films

New Movies: Release Calendar for April 10, Plus Where to Watch the Latest Films Staying home? Good. Looking for something new to watch while you do it? Even better! As the world shifts to accommodate a wide range of in-home viewing options for movie lovers, it’s not just ...

‘Tigertail’ on Netflix: Film Review

‘Tigertail’ on Netflix: Film Review Here’s the beautiful but frustrating thing about a movie as personal as Taiwanese American director Alan Yang’s “Tigertail,” which debuts on Netflix today: By drawing on specifics from his family ...

‘Tigertail’ Review: ‘Master of None’ Creator Alan Yang Delivers a Gorgeous, Moving Immigrant Drama

‘Tigertail’ Review: ‘Master of None’ Creator Alan Yang Delivers a Gorgeous, Moving Immigrant Drama Anyone watching “Tigertail” because of writer-director Alan Yang’s role in creating “Master of None” may be surprised to find that there’s nothing funny about it. With time, however, “Tigertail” ...

‘Detention’: Film Review

‘Detention’: Film Review The “White Terror” period in Taiwan’s history, during which thousands were executed by order of the repressive Kuomintang (Kmt) authorities, has been little explored in film. Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “A City ...

Film Review: Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (2019) by Gu Xiaogang

Film Review: Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (2019) by Gu Xiaogang Director Gu Xiaogang undertakes a rather ambitious project for his feature debut, which takes its title from a 14th century Chinese scroll painting by Huang Gongwang, and focuses on presenting his ...

Here is the Programme for the March Segment of Taiwan Film Festival 2020

Here is the Programme for the March Segment of Taiwan Film Festival 2020 Film Taiwan presents the work of Taiwanese artist Chen Chieh-Jen as part of the Taiwan Film Festival 2020. A series of artist talks at the Royal College of Art and Slade School of Fine Art on 2 – 3 ...

Helsinki Cine Aasia presents the best of contemporary Asian cinema in March

Helsinki Cine Aasia presents the best of contemporary Asian cinema in March Helsinki Cine Aasia will once again bring the best of contemporary Asian cinema to Helsinki in March. The festival opens with the award-winning Tibetan film Balloon. The only festival of contemporary ...

The Taiwan Film Festival is back to London, 2 – 29 March

The Taiwan Film Festival is back to London, 2 – 29 March The Taiwan Film Festival announces the follow-up to its hugely successful, inaugural film festival in 2019. Running from 2 – 29 March, the Festival will feature a selection of films and live art ...

‘In the Mood for Love’ Dp Christopher Doyle Has Harsh Words for James Cameron

‘In the Mood for Love’ Dp Christopher Doyle Has Harsh Words for James Cameron A list of the best cinematographers is bound to include high profile names like Robert Richardson and Roger Deakins, but it’s also likely to include Christopher Doyle. The Australian-born Hong Kong ...

Christopher Doyle on Moving on From Wong Kar-wai, Constant Reinvention, and the Strange Journey of Life

“Where are you from?” “New York. Or do you mean the publication?” “I don’t give a shit.” So began my sit-down with Christopher Doyle, who would land on almost anyone’s very short list of world’s ...

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