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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.
2019/12/16 | Daphne K. Lee
Film Review: 'The Garden of Evening Mists'
The Garden of Evening Mists is a film we can watch and rewatch, and still can’t stop savoring the beauty of it like the Chopin record that never leaves the record player.
2019/11/21 | Daphne K. Lee
‘Detention’: A Clichéd Salute to Freedom
“Detention” is a bold attempt to explore a sensitive topic but fails to achieve much beyond scratching the surface with its clichéd plot and didactic screenplay.
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.
2019/10/08 | 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.
2019/10/04 | TNL Feature
'Midnight Tod' Portrays an Inner Rebellion Between Flashes of Light
The 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival takes place from 10/4 to 10/13 at SPOT Huashan Cinema in Taipei.
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.
2019/10/01 | Brandon Kemp
Long Live Love: Approaching the Films of Tsai Ming-liang
Where should one begin to understand Tsai Ming-liang? From the beginning.
2019/09/16 | 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?
2019/09/03 | Brandon Kemp
2019 TIQFF Shorts Explore Queer Life In Straight Spaces
The 2019 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival runs from 8/28 to 9/8 in Kaohsiung. Here's a review of this year's short film selections.
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.
2019/05/16 | Cat Thomas
FILM REVIEW: 'A Bread Factory' Gears Up for Urban Nomad Premiere
Patrick Wang’s epic two-parter 'A Bread Factory' has its Taiwan premiere at 2019 Urban Nomad Film Festival and is a compelling story for our times.