Peter Wong

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High-Rise—Review

Posted May 17, 2016 by

Ben Wheatley’s cinematic adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel “High-Rise” manages to simultaneously keep its feet in both modernity and the past.  The titular building, with its 40-story height and beautiful yet ascetic amenities, would fit in today’s cityscape.  Yet such
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Wrapup Reviews From 2016 CAAMFest

Posted March 24, 2016 by

Wrapup Reviews From 2016 CAAMFest Cambodian director Rithy Panh returned to CAAMFest (Center for Asian-American Media Festival) with a film far different than his clay figurine and genocide documentary of a couple of years ago.  His new documentary “France Is
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Cinequest 2016 Wrapup Reviews

Posted March 17, 2016 by

“Parabellum” normally refers to things ranging from a World War One machine gun to a Colombian extreme metal band.  For director Lukas V. Rinner, the title references the Latin phrase “If you wish for peace, prepare for war.” However, the
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Reviews From 2016 CAAMFest

Posted March 11, 2016 by

“Drawing The Tiger” is one of the more intriguingly titled documentaries at this year’s Center for Asian American Media Festival (aka CAAMFest).  The link between the titular anecdote and Nepalese  poverty is the key to appreciating this quietly heartbreaking film.
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New Reviews From Cinequest 2016

Posted March 9, 2016 by

Walter Tournier’s stop-motion animated short “Chatarra” (Junk) delivers visual invention with undertones of melancholy.  Seeing hinges or other metal parts used to form the bodies of cows and an energetic dog makes the story a whimsical “Frankenstein.”  Giving large expressive
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