Category Archive: film review

Film review: The Sea of Trees

Directed by Gus Van Sant, The Sea of Trees explores the self by portraying an individual’s experience with mental illness.


Film review: LoveTrue needs to be seen

Alma Har’el, the filmmaker behind LoveTrue builds such trust with her subjects. They throw themselves into such a vulnerable position.


Movie Review: Land of Mine

Land of Mine tells the story of a group of German boys made prisoners of war after Germany’s 1945 surrender and sent to Denmark.


Film Review: Gods of Egypt

Gods of Egypt is a visual feast, with an array of gods played by well-known Hollywood actors paraded throughout.


Film Review: Ten Years is controversial

Ten Years is composed of five short films directed by Jevons Au, Ng Ka-Leung, Chow Kwun-Wai, Wong Fei-Pang, and Kwok Zune.


Film Review: Zero Days makes you cower

Zero Days presents a harrowing picture of the world in which a computer virus can destroy the safety of populations of people.


Film review: Swiss Army Man

When the premise is “farting corpse saves suicidal man”, it makes you wonder how Swiss Army Man got approval to be made.


FIlm Review: Oyster Factory is honest

Oyster Factory is a documentary addressing the changing attitudes of Japanese people in a case study of an oyster farming factory.


Film review: The Fits is bold in its simplicity

The Fits is a naturalistic slice of life. It’s not a deep dive of a character study but a more simple snapshot of a real community.


Film Review: Sonita is inspiring

Sonita is not merely documentary that you watch but a film that invites an active involvement from viewers as a form of engagement.


Film review: Tharlo lingers in the mind

Stunning black and white cinematography encompass this tale of a simple Tibetan sheep herder named Tharlo.


Film Review: (T)error breaks your heart

(T)error is a true documentary, and the FBI has no idea that their undercover informant has a documentary crew filming from beginning to end.


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