film

The Spectacle and Politics of Nudity in “Blood Sisters”

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If we think of film as “visual storytelling”, Blood Sisters certainly gives us the “visual” even if it sometimes leaves us wondering about the “storytelling.”

From Olongo Africa
On May 27, 2022
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Some Films Find You

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Jafar Panahi made Taxi, his seventeenth film, in 2015, despite the fact that the director has been under a government-imposed 20-year ban from filmmaking for “spreading propaganda against the system.”

From Popula
On September 21, 2021
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My Own Personal Jesus

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A Holy Day of Obligation meant we weren’t in the classroom for a couple of hours. Instead, we were in church—which can be entertaining, or at least interesting if it’s a cool church full of statues and art and stained glass and candles.

From Preachy
On September 13, 2021
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‘So Soon After 9/11’

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Documentarians Steven Rosenbaum and Pamela Yoder discuss their new film, The Outsider, about the construction of the 9/11 Museum and Memorial and why it feels so cut off from New York City and from the last 20 years.

From FAQ NYC
On August 25, 2021
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‘EXECUTIVE ORDER’ RE-WRITES THE POST-APOCALYPTIC GENRE

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There is no natural disaster in "Executive Order," a new Brazilian film starring Alfred Enoch, but the world is ending all the same. Centering on three Black people and a distinctly Black perspective, the film takes on human-made disaster, effectively eviscerating white power structures and narratives along the way.

From Tasteful Rude
On June 17, 2021
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A City Under Siege, in Body and Spirit

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A Review of Inside the Red Brick Wall (理大圍城)

From No Man Is an Island
On May 18, 2021
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Diasporic Loss and Foreign Gods

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THE SHORT FILM, “Kuroshio Current,” aims to tell a story of diasporic loss framed by traditional Taiwanese folk religion.

From No Man Is an Island
On May 14, 2021
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Cursed by the Experience of Exile

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The Story of Southern Islet (南巫) is a stunning film on every level, technically accomplished with an intricate and distinctive beauty.

From No Man Is an Island
On April 27, 2021

A Taxi Driver in the Midst of A Protest

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Night is Young (夜更) follows a Hong Kong taxi driver on one night in 2019.

From No Man Is an Island
On April 1, 2021