CJ Sheu

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CJ Sheu is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved, Taipei-based film critic for The News Lens and Critics at Large; He has been published by Bright Wall/Dark Room, Funscreen (Taiwan), and LeonardMaltin.com. He's also doing a PhD in 21st-century American fiction.

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2020/06/02 | CJ Sheu
Bong Joon Ho’s 'Memories of Murder' Is a Film for Our Moment
Bong Joon-ho's 'Memories of Murder' will be rereleased in Taiwan on June 12. It couldn't have arrived at a more fitting time.
2019/12/24 | CJ Sheu
'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' Defies the Male Gaze in Cinema
"Portrait of a Lady on Fire," which won Best Screenplay at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, is a passionate film that explores the female gaze and female desire with various art forms.
2019/11/15 | CJ Sheu
'The Gangs, the Oscars, and the Walking Dead' Runs on Queerphobic Jokes
Perhaps "The Gangs, the Oscars, and the Walking Dead" shouldn't have been produced in the first place.
2019/10/16 | CJ Sheu
‘Queering Voices’ Shorts Highlight Variety in Gender Experience
As Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriage legalization this year, the 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival continues to voice the LGBT community’s concerns through its ‘Queering Voices’ series.
2019/10/03 | CJ Sheu
‘Romantic Comedy’ Makes a Case for Higher Quality Rom-Coms
The 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival takes place from 10/4 to 10/13 at SPOT Huashan Cinema in Taipei. This review is based on a complimentary media screener.
2019/10/02 | CJ Sheu
'Vai' Explores a Pacific Islander Woman’s Life to Yield Multifaceted Rewards
The 2019 Women Make Waves film festival takes place from 10/4 to 10/13 at SPOT Huashan Cinema in Taipei. This review is based on a complimentary media screener.
2019/08/20 | CJ Sheu
FILM REVIEW: 'The Blond One' Crafts a Fleshed-Out Romance With Subtle Moments
The 2019 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival runs from 8/15 to 8/25 in Taipei and from 8/28 to 9/8 in Kaohsiung. This film review is based on a complimentary media screening.
2019/08/15 | CJ Sheu
FILM REVIEW: 'Postcards From London' Puts a Spin on the Prostitution of Art
The 2019 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival runs from 8/15 to 8/25 in Taipei and from 8/28 to 9/8 in Kaohsiung. This film review is based on a complimentary media screening.
2019/07/24 | CJ Sheu
'Nina Wu' Brings Taiwan into the #MeToo Era
Nina Wu (灼人秘密) is the first Taiwanese film to stir conversations around the #MeToo movement.
2019/07/16 | CJ Sheu
FILM REVIEW: 'The Missing Body Episode 1' and the Future of Taiwanese VR Cinema
A review of the VR film The Missing Body Episode 1, featured in the 2019 Taipei Film Festival.
2018/12/27 | CJ Sheu
REVIEW: 'Shadow' Presents a Wuxia Tale in Staggeringly Beautiful Monochrome
This ink wash painting come to life carries thematic complexity and a veiled political message.