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2019/10/08 | Daphne K. Lee
‘Weathering With You’ Is a Boring, Repetitive Cinematic Delight
Makoto Shinkai's 'Weathering With You' is a cinematic delight that also disappoints.
2019/07/04 | Taiwan Insight
How Can Taiwan's Pop Music Enter the Global Market?
How can Taiwan step up its game in promoting local pop music overseas?
2019/08/05 | TNL Staff
A Visual Review of Hong Kong's Artful Protest
Protest art has been the creative backbone of Hong Kong's anti-extradition movement.
2019/07/24 | CJ Sheu
FILM REVIEW: '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.
2019/07/23 | Cat Thomas
Taiwan's Journey to Same-Sex Marriage Inspires 24-Year-Old to Film Her First Documentary
Taiwan's same-sex marriage documentary taipeilove* was screened in Berlin during Pride month to a packed-out cinema – now, audiences will have the opportunity to catch it in Taipei and Kaohsiung.
2019/08/27 | Taiwan Insight
Teresa Teng, Taiwan's Legendary Singer and Sweetheart
Teresa Teng's angelic voice defied censorship and continues to reverberate through time.
2019/09/25 | TNL Staff
What's Coming to Netflix Taiwan in October 2019
Here's a sneak peek of what's coming to Netflix Taiwan in October 2019.
2019/04/11 | Cat Thomas
The Ultimate Guide to Taipei's Urban Nomad Opening Freakout
Get your dancing shoes on for Taipei’s best-loved festival of all that is weird and wonderful: The Urban Nomad Opening Freakout. Here's all the info on the festival including the timetable, music clips and top tips.
2019/10/01 | Brandon Kemp
Long Live Love: Approaching the Films of Tsai Ming-liang
Where should one begin to understand Tsai Ming-liang? From the beginning.
2019/06/27 | Taiwan Insight
Rap for the Machine: How the CCP Co-Opted Chinese Rap
Chinese Rap artists, such as CD Rev, are aligning their songs with the views of the CCP in terms of their Taiwan and Xinjiang narratives in return for access to the tools that will bring their groups wild success within the PRC.
2019/07/18 | Saigoneer
Connecting With Cities Through Urban Sketching
Louis Barnard no longer takes photos to share with his family, opting instead to share intimate urban sketches to document Vietnamese culture.
2019/09/16 | The Conversation
Joker Represents the Absurdity and Horror of Our Times
Clownish figures have surged in popularity both in cinema and in politics. What does this imply for our society?
2019/02/26 | Taiwan Insight
'Dear Ex' Brings Taiwanese Cinema Back to Family Melodrama
The film 'Dear Ex' arrived in Taiwan along with the apparent rise of seemingly anachronistic values, writes Chan Shao-yi.
2019/01/26 | Nick Aspinwall
INTERVIEW: '10 Years Taiwan' Directors Dish on Taiwan's Future and Its Present
The News Lens caught up with '10 Years Taiwan' directors Lekal Sumi and Rina Tsou, who discussed what inspired them as directors and how Taiwan can avoid the film's dismal vision of the future.
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.
2019/01/25 | Jules Quartly
Taipei Dangdai Art Fair: After the Famine, the Art Feast
The inaugural Taipei Dangdai contemporary art show brought out big spending art collectors while entertaining the masses.