“Terrorizers” Pales in Comparison to its Edward Yang Namesake
This is a No Man is an Island film review written in collaboration with Cinema Escapist as part of coverage of the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival. Keep an eye out for more!
A Cross-Genre Thriller About Life After Death
THE SOUL (緝魂) stands out among recent Taiwanese film as an effective and well-executed commercial thriller.
Review: “Hotel Iris” Exhibits Transgressive Love…and Taiwan-Japan Amity
What happens when "Fifty Shades of Grey" meets Taiwan-Japan relations? Well, probably something like "Hotel Iris," a Taiwan-Japan co-production that just premiered at the 2021 Osaka Asian Film Festival.
A Beat Ahead or Behind of the World
A Review of My Missing Valentine (消失的情人節)
Taiwanese Animated Shorts at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
The following Taiwanese animated shorts for children were reviewed as part of the “Formosa Fantastica” section of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland. The film festival will be held from July 2nd to July 10th in a hybrid format, with simultaneously live-streamed events in Neuchâtel and Taipei.
Diasporic Loss and Foreign Gods
THE SHORT FILM, “Kuroshio Current,” aims to tell a story of diasporic loss framed by traditional Taiwanese folk religion.
Gunda: A World Imbued with Mystery, Love, and Beauty
Gunda is the kind of documentary film that makes cinema art, a world imbued with mystery, love, and beauty.
Haunted by the Ghosts of Taiwan’s Colonial Past
A Review of Green Grass, Pale Fire (草地火焰)
A Taxi Driver in the Midst of A Protest
Night is Young (夜更) follows a Hong Kong taxi driver on one night in 2019.