Anthony Bowmer

Anthony Bowmer

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Chess of the Wind: Rediscovered Iranian Drama is a Revelation (LFF Review)

Recently rediscovered and newly restored, Mohammad Reza Aslani’s unsung masterpiece of Iranian cinema, Chess of the Wind, evokes classic gothic dramas.

180 Degree Rule: A Somewhat Predictable Yet Darkly Compelling Debut (LFF Review)

The feature-length debut from Iranian director Farnoosh Samadi, 180 Degree Rule, is a murky exploration of grieving and marital strife.

Where the Seagull Flies: Conventional Melodrama Doesn’t Take Off (Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh)

Although a lusciously shot melodrama, Where the Seagull Flies unfortunately plays out its story of love and loss by the book.

Get the Hell Out: A Riotous, Albeit Unfocused Zombie Comedy (TIFF 2020 Review)

Get the Hell Out is an often fun, occasionally exhausting cinematic experience rife with bloody thrills, goofy comedy, and delightful self-awareness.

A City Called Dragon: A Solid, Crowd-Pleasing Wuxia Thriller (Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh)

Punctuated by restlessly creative camerawork and a suspenseful narrative, A City Called Dragon is a thrilling wuxia sure to please newcomers and genre-fans.

A Kid Like Jake: Tepid Family Drama Lacks Direction (Review)

While A Kid Like Jake is admirable in its choice of subject matter, it ends up being a milquetoast drama with no sense of style and little narrative coherence.

System Crasher: Lightly Denting the System (Review)

Alternating between heartfelt and frustrating, System Crasher features magnificent performances in an all too familiar narrative.

Jallikattu: Visceral Thriller Explores the Brutality of Man (Review)

Jallikattu is an all-around abrasive viewing experience, but with enough satisfying chaos and visual bravado to make it worth a watch.

37 Seconds: A Heartwarming Journey of Self-Discovery (Review)

37 Seconds tells a somewhat conventional story with exceptional grace and empathy, challenging harmful stereotypes along the way.

Keisuke Kinoshita ’s 5 Best Films

Acclaimed in his home country of Japan but sadly obscure elsewhere, Keisuke Kinoshita is one of cinema’s most achingly human and underappreciated artists.