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Marc Saint-Cyr
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Woo Ming Jin's films take you deep into the jungles and rivers of Malaysia while also telling vivid stories of heartache, loss, and endurance. Read all about this strong voice in Asian cinema in my latest piece!
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Grab some doughnuts and crank up the Kool & The Gang: I've just written an extensive profile of the great American filmmaker Sean Baker and his hilarious, heartfelt body of work from 2004's TAKE OUT to last year's triumphant THE FLORIDA PROJECT. Have a look - and thanks for reading!
Embrace: A Sean Baker Festival
Embrace: A Sean Baker Festival
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In my latest piece, I take a look at the great Robert Bresson and his formidable final masterpiece, L'ARGENT. Cinema doesn't get much more chillingly brilliant than this.
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No April Fool's gags here, just a little Easter surprise - my new blog piece! In it, I connect the dots from Akira Kurosawa to Abbas Kiarostami to beyond while also talking about Iranian cinema, foreign films, falling asleep during movies, and exile. Thanks for reading, and have a great Easter Sunday!
Beyond the Hills
Beyond the Hills
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It's Valentine's Day, Black History Month, and Oscar season - now's as good a time as any to revisit the one-and-only Moonlight. My latest blog piece takes a look at some of the things that makes Barry Jenkins' luminous second feature film so special. As always, thanks for reading!
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Edmund Yeo's award-winning new film addresses the Rohingya crisis with commendable craft and sensitivity. Read my review for AQÉRAT (WE, THE DEAD) here:
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Edmund Yeo's award-winning new film takes a close look at the Rohingya crisis through the eyes of a young Malaysian woman. AQÉRAT (WE, THE DEAD) is currently making its way across the Asian film festival circuit. Read on!
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For fans of Japanese independent cinema or smart, well-executed science fiction with heart, here's an exclusive look at writer-director Takuya Fukushima's latest mind-bending odyssey MODERN LOVE!
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Released in 2014, Edmund Yeo's feature film debut RIVER OF EXPLODING DURIANS is a compelling study of Malaysian identity, political activism, and the ghosts of history.
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