Peter Wong

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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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AIFF 40 Poster

Reviews of 40th American Indian Film Festival

Posted November 10, 2015 by

What made the Johnny Cash concept album “Bitter Tears” a frequent sight in Native Americans’ homes?  Antonino D’Ambrosio’s documentary “We’re Still Here: Johnny Cash’s ‘Bitter Tears’ Revisited” answers that question by telling the story of the Man In Black’s decision
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Another Hole In The Head Film Festival Reviews

Posted November 5, 2015 by

Phil Stevens’ horror film “Flowers” turns several familiar phobias into a visual symphony of gripping unease.  Closed spaces, touching rotting flesh, and implied sex with corpses are just some of the triggers that will disturb viewers. An unnamed woman wakes
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2015 United Nations Association Film Festival Reviews

Posted October 22, 2015 by

Dena Seidel’s documentary “Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South” certainly conforms to this year’s United Nations Association Film Festival theme of “Running Out Of Time.”  The film follows a group of 22 American scientists at Antarctica’s Palmer Base who are studying
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Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock

More Reviews From Mill Valley Film Festival 38

Posted October 16, 2015 by

Kent Jones’ engrossing documentary “Hitchcock/Truffaut” captures the making of a seminal moment in cultural history.  The famed series of conversations between directors Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut get revisited via contemporary photographs and recording excerpts.  Sadly, certain personal Hitchcock anecdotes
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The 17th Annual Animation Show Of Shows

Posted October 15, 2015 by

Readers alarmed at missing the prior sixteen annual Animation Show Of Shows should take a deep breath.  Unless you worked for such places as DreamWorks or Pixar, you had no way of seeing this annual collection of animated shorts selected
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