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  • Good Times, Bed Times

    Good Times, Bed Times

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Louis Koo dick torture.

  • Walker

    Walker

    ★★★★

    My contribution to InRO's Tsai retrospective InRO's Tsai retrospective.

    In 2013, around the time that Stray Dogs had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Tsai Ming-liang announced his retirement from filmmaking. In the seven years since, he’s shown himself to be a rather active retiree, signing his name to no fewer than 10 moving image works—half of which near or clear feature-length status—and proving that a restless, desirous artistic mind never fully stops, even if it feels compelled…

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  • Creepy

    Creepy

    ★★★★

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa's The Burbs

  • To the Ends of the Earth

    To the Ends of the Earth

    ★★★★½

    Part of InRO’s first round-up for TIFF 2019:

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa has been here before. Not to Uzbekistan, where his newest film is set — and which is indeed new territory, geographically speaking — but to this border zone openly contested by opposing modes, genres, and moods. To the Ends of the Earth begins as a kind of travel film, or more precisely, as a document of a TV crew failing to produce one: The host, Yoko (Japanese pop singer Atsuko…