Monthly Archives: November 2018

Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

In it’s own limited way, the biopic of the British band Queen is as narratively compromised as the group’s creative output was musically compromised. Leader Freddie Mercury was always open about how his approach to rock was not doctrinnaire; that … Continue reading

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Review: Ten Years Japan

The “Ten Years” series started in Hong Kong in 2015 with an omnibus of shorts depicting the former British territory ten years into the future, and was notably dystopian in tone, which is to be expected, and not just because … Continue reading

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Tokyo International Film Festival 2018

Here are reports I filed for events at TIFF this year. –History Lessons press conference –Before the Frost press conference –The Bra press conference –Three Husbands press conference (ignore the title) –The Father’s Shadow press conference –Just Only Love press … Continue reading

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Review: Fahrenheit 11/9

The pleasures and edifications of Michael Moore’s latest broadside attack on the power elite comprise more of a mixed bag than any of his previous polemics, which tended to focus on a specific, albeit broadly characterized, subject matter. Though Donald … Continue reading

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