Peter Wong

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Final Report From Sundance/Slamdance 2016

Posted February 4, 2016 by

Great sex stories will never go out of style.  Brian Bolster’s entertaining documentary short “The Tricks List” delivers many such tales from a New York City gay man.  The source is his list of every person he’s had sex with
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New Reviews From Sundance/Slamdance 2016

Posted February 1, 2016 by

Undergoing the Blackout experience feels more hardcore than merely watching horror movies. Participants pay to go at a certain time to a certain place to be immersed in a horror experience built around their personal fears.    As Rich Fox’s documentary
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20th Berlin And Beyond Film Festival Reviews

Posted January 20, 2016 by

The 2016 Berlin And Beyond Film Festival marked the twentieth annual Bay Area showcase of new films from Germany and other German-speaking countries. The 20th anniversary film festival delivered a flashy opening with Baran bo Odar’s contemporary cyber-thriller “Who Am
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Our Top 20 Films Of 2015

Posted January 7, 2016 by

The delay behind the release of the 2015 Top 20 film list did not come from making time to consider “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for inclusion.  It was the result of taking time to check out worthy films in
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The Girl King—Review

Posted December 3, 2015 by

Mika Kaurismaki, the older sibling of better known director Aki Kaurismaki, directs a historical biopic about one of Sweden’s most famous rulers.  Four L-words describe the life of Queen Kristina, Kaurismaki’s titular “The Girl King.”  They are learning, Lutheran, leverage
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“The Wonders” Review

Posted November 24, 2015 by

Enigmas and realism, family drama and coming-of-age tale, historical legacies and present day challenges: these are all elements of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix winner “The Wonders.”  Written and directed by Alice Rohrwacher, the film was first shown
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International South-East Asian Film Festival Debuts

Posted November 19, 2015 by

Coming this weekend to Artists’ Television Access and New People Cinema is the inaugural edition of the International South-East Asian Film Festival (hereafter I-SEA).  The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network produces this festival and launches it in recognition of the fortieth
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