Written by Patrick Hao "Writer-director Tom Huang’s personal piece “Dealing with Dad” is a frustrating movie to watch. It focuses on the issues that first-generation Taiwanese American children have with their stern, domineering fathers. It is well-trodden territory that is … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao "Ken Kwek has always been a provocateur in his home country of Singapore so it is only natural that the relationship between artists and government censorship is constantly on his mind. His image of Singapore is … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison "When I was in elementary school, every year I looked forward to our cup stacking unit in PE. There was something undeniably fascinating about it, something rhythmically hypnotizing about the distinct sound of the cups suctioning … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker "Through riveting specificity July Jung’s “Next Sohee” has created a powerful criticism of South Korean institutional failings. Making it one of the best sophomore films of the year, and the indelible result of a bonafide filmmaker."… Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao "Movies are hard to make with the high barrier of entry often being the biggest hurdle to making a career of it. That is why it is always heartening to see a film festival like Tribeca … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison "It’s hard to write about films like Paul Sprangers’ “Smile or Hug”—not because it’s so bad it leaves you speechless, but neither because it’s so good there is nothing to comment on..."… Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams "The technical failings behind the camera begin with Keng-Ming Chang’s screenplay who speaks in riddles and half-truths in the dialogue between characters, which means exposition is rarely thrown at us, but it also means there is … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao "There is an enormous pleasure to be found in the low-budget aesthetic of the Hong Kong wuxia movies of the 1970s and 1980s. Studios like Shaw Brothers were able to make low-budget action-adventure films at a … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison "“God’s Time” feels as if the city of New York was perfectly distilled down into 83 minutes: frantic, colorful, vulgar, and ultimately full of heart. Daniel Antebi’s debut feature will undoubtedly draw comparisons to the Safdie … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao "The film neatly follows a lot of the tropes of an emotional teen drama so it's easy to understand why “Don’t Make Me Go” decides to go with its twist ending. The film written by a … Continue reading.