So Long, My Son review; Personhood under siege

To say I was blown away is an understatement. Spanning three generations of family and the tumultuous shifts of history from The Cultural Revolution to the One-child policy to the rapid economic expansion of modern China, this is a staggering film that is at once intensely personal and tremendously steeped in the wider socio-economic forces…

I Lost My Body review; The best animated film of 2019.

I Lost My Body is one of this year’s more profound films. Its creative use of animation brilliantly expounds on surprisingly deep and abstract themes of fate, choice and personal agency. The main narrative unfolds alongside the metaphysical journey of the ‘moving hand’, combining the brutal corporeal realities of life with a whimsical sense of…

The Story Of 90 Coins review

In increasingly uncertain times, matters of the heart are hardly spared. There is an ever increasing incongruity between idealism and reality, what we perceive and what we experience, the desire for greater control and the erosion of personal agency in love and life. Michael Wong’s first foray into film with The Story Of 90 Coins…

People; A searing snapshot of reality

I was pleasantly surprised that the people behind the independent indie film People ;o sent me a screener to the film before it’s Itunes release date of 1st May. And I’m glad that it was a really good film so it was enjoyable both watching and writing a review about it. Check out my review below and…

Logan; Humanistic portrayals and redemption

Logan is my first proper 2017 film-release movie review. But let’s detract abit here. After a pretty exciting awards season last year which, for the first time, awarded Best Picture to a movie (Moonlight) which was also my favourite, 2017 seemed to cement itself as the year for the underdogs. It saw Roger Federer came…

Moonlight; Who are you?

Few films have been so honest about the human condition and so unabashedly real, that you just don’t feel like you’re watching a movie. Moonlight is that kind of experience. Its subject matter is refreshing on screen, its stylized elements are unique and it bores into your experiences. Moonlight,centering around a black homosexual protagonist and…

The Handmaiden review; This year’s most depraved and beautiful.

The Handmaiden is one of the finest films you will ever see this year. It is rich with nuance, savagery and ravishing beauty. I have not seen Park Chan Woo’s most famous cult classic Oldboy. But if this is any indication, then Park is a genius. The Handmaiden is straight up badass. Adapted from the…