Anthony Bowmer

Anthony Bowmer

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499: A Hypnotic Blend of Fact, Fiction, and History (Review)

499, directed by Rodrigo Reyes, is a hypnotic look at present-day Mexico through the lens of a conquistador, blending fact, fiction, and history.

Days (Rizi): Embracing Stillness (Review)

Days (Rizi), the newest film from Tsai Ming-liang, challenges us to embrace stillness, ponder existence, and question the art of filmmaking itself.

Queer Japan: Strong Message Undermined by Lackluster Filmmaking (Review)

While Queer Japan features empathetic representation of queer people in Japan, its strong messaging is unfortunately undermined by flaws in its filmmaking.

Manos: The Hands of Fate – Worst Film Ever or Pure Genius?

Often cited as the worst film ever made, the infamous Manos: The Hands of Fate fails at every aspect of moviemaking, or is this part of its genius?

10 Underappreciated American Films

While arguably best known for Hollywood, there is an array of underappreciated American films made by marginalized voices that are exciting and subversive.

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.